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When You Are Lost 當你迷路的時候 in Chinese

當你迷路的時候 (當)(你)(迷路)[(的)(時候)] (ㄉㄤ) (ㄋㄧˇ) (ㄇㄧˊ ㄌㄨˋ) [(ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄕˊ ㄏㄡˋ)] (dāng)(nǐ)(mí lù)[(de.)(sh́í hòu)] (just at)(you)(to get lost)[(adjective marker)(time, when, moment, juncture)] When you are/get lost   我常常很容易地就迷路了。 (我)(常常)(很)[(容易)(地)](就)❶(迷路)(了) (ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄔㄤˊ ㄔㄤˊ) (ㄏㄣˇ) [(ㄖㄨㄥˊ ㄧˋ) (ㄉㄜ˙)] (ㄐㄧㄡˋ) (ㄇㄧˊ ㄌㄨˋ) (ㄌㄜ˙) (wǒ)(cháng cháng)(hěn)[(róng yì)(de.)](jiù)(mí lù)(le.) (I)(often)(very)[(easy)(-ly)](right away)(to get lost)(emphasize completion) I often get lost very easily.   說真的,我住在台北的時候我迷路了很多次! […]

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When the Chicken Tries to Talk with the Duck 雞同鴨講 -a Chinese Idiom

  當我跟中文老師聊天關於我在墨西哥度假說不同語言的經驗時, (當)(我)(跟)(中文)(老師)(聊天)(關於)… (ㄉㄤ) (ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄍㄣ) (ㄓㄨㄥ ㄨㄣˊ) (ㄌㄠˇ ㄕ) (ㄌㄧㄠˊ ㄊㄧㄢ) (ㄍㄨㄢ ㄩˊ) (dāng)(wǒ)(gēn)(zhōng wén)(lǎo shī)(liáo tiān)(guān yú) (just at)(I)(with)(Chinese language)(teacher)(chat)(about) …..(我)(在)(墨西哥)(度假)(的)(經驗)(時), ……(ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄗㄧˋ) (ㄇㄛˋ ㄒㄧ ㄍㄜ) (ㄉㄨˋ ㄐㄧㄚˋ) (ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄐㄧㄥ ㄧㄢˋ) (ㄕˋ), ……(wǒ)(zài)(mò xī gē)(dù jià)(de.)(jīng yàn)(shì) ……(my)(at)(Mexico)(vacation)(adjective marker)(experience)(time) When I was chatting with my Chinese teacher about my Mexican vacation,   她馬上就說: […]

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Driving in the Snow 在雪地上開車 in Chinese

在雪地上開車 (在)(雪)(地)(上)(開車) (ㄗㄞˋ) (ㄒㄩㄝˇ) (ㄉㄧˋ) (ㄕㄤˋ) (ㄎㄞ ㄔㄜ) (zai4) (xue3) (di4) (shang4) (kai1 che1) (at, on) (snow) (ground) (on) (drive car) Driving in the snow 在雪地上開車很難。 (在)(雪)(地)(上)(開車)(很)(難) (ㄗㄞˋ) (ㄒㄩㄝˇ) (ㄉㄧˋ) (ㄕㄤˋ) (ㄎㄞ ㄔㄜ)(ㄏㄣˇ) (ㄋㄢˊ) (zai4) (xue3) (di4) (shang4) (kai1 che1) (hen3) (nan2) (at, on) (snow) (ground) (on) (drive car) (very) (hard, difficult) Driving in the […]

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Preparing for Thanksgiving 準備過感恩節 in Chinese

準備過感恩節 (準備)(過)(感恩節) (ㄓㄨㄣˇ ㄅㄟˋ) (ㄍㄨㄛˋ) (ㄍㄢˇ ㄣ ㄐㄧㄝˊ) (zhun3 bei4) (guo4) (gan3 en1 jie2) (to prepare) (to celebrate) (Thanksgiving) Preparing for Thanksgiving❶   上週因為要過感恩節,我們不斷地忙著。 (上)(週)(因為)(要)(過)(感恩節),(我們)[(不)(斷)](地)(忙)(著) (ㄕㄤˋ) (ㄓㄡ) (ㄧㄣ ㄨㄟˋ) (ㄧㄠˋ) (ㄍㄨㄛˋ) (ㄍㄢˇ ㄣ ㄐㄧㄝˊ), (ㄨㄛˇ  ㄇㄣ˙) [(ㄅㄨˊ) (ㄉㄨㄢˋ)] (ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄇㄤˊ) (ㄓㄜ˙) (shang4) (zhou1) (yin1 wei4) (yao4) (guo4) (gan3 en1 jie2), (wo3 men.) [(bu2)(duan4)] (de.) (mang) […]

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It is Impossible for My Dog to Speak in Chinese 我的狗不可能說中文

我的狗不可能說中文。 (我的)(狗)(不)(可能)(說)(中文) (ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄍㄡˇ) (ㄅㄨˋ) (ㄎㄜˊ ㄋㄥˊ) (ㄕㄨㄛ) (ㄓㄨㄥ ㄨㄣˊ) (wo3 de.) (gou3) (bu4) (ke2 neng3) (shuo1) (zhong1 wen2) (my) (dog) (not) (probably, possible) (to speak) (Chinese language) It is impossible for my dog to speak in Chinese.   有一天我告訴我的中文老師: [(有)(一)(天)](我)(告訴)(我的)(中文)(老師) [(ㄧㄡˇ) (ㄧ) (ㄊㄧㄢ)] (ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄍㄠˋ ㄙㄨˋ) (ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄓㄨㄥ ㄨㄣˊ) (ㄌㄠˇ ㄕ) [(you3)(yi1)(tian1)] […]

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What TV Program Would You Like to Watch 你喜歡看什麼電視節目 in Chinese

你喜歡看什麼電視節目? (你)(喜歡)(看)(什麼)(電視)(節目) (ㄋㄧˇ) (ㄒㄧˇ ㄏㄨㄢ) (ㄎㄢˋ)(ㄕㄣˊ ㄇㄜ˙) (ㄉㄧㄢˋ ㄕˋ) (ㄐㄧㄝˊ ㄇㄨˋ) (ni3) (xi3 huan1) (kan4) (shen2 me.) (dian4 shi4) (jie2 mu4) (you) (to like) (to watch) (what) (TV) (program) What TV program would you like to watch?   You can also ask it like this:   你想看什麼電視節目? (你)(想看)(什麼)(電視)(節目) (ㄋㄧˇ) (ㄒㄧㄤˇ ㄎㄢˋ) (ㄕㄣˊ ㄇㄜˊ) (ㄉㄧㄢˋ ㄕˋ) […]

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What Are You Not Used To 你對什麼不習慣 in Chinese

If you are asking generally what sorts of things that someone is not used to, you ask:   你對什麼不習慣? (你) (對) (什麼) (不) (習慣 (ㄋㄧˇ) (ㄉㄨㄟˋ) (ㄕㄣˊ ㄇㄜ˙) (ㄅㄨˋ) (ㄒㄧˊ ㄍㄨㄢˋ) (ni3) (dui4) (shen2 me.) (bu4) (xi2 guan4) (you) (toward, with regard to) (what) (not) (used to, habit) What are you not used to?   […]

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