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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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Talking About Picking Up Chicks 談論關於把馬子 in Chinese

談論關於把馬子 (談論)                (關於)❶         (把)❷    (馬子) (ㄊㄢˊ ㄌㄨㄣˋ)  (ㄍㄨㄢ  ㄩˊ)  (ㄅㄚˇ) (ㄇㄡˇ ㄗ˙) (tán lùn) (guān yú) (bǎ) (mǎ zi.) (to discuss, talk about) (pertaining to, a matter of)(girl, chick, babe)   談論關於把妹❸ (談論)                (關於)     […]

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How to Take a Photo 如何拍照片 in Chinese

如何拍照片 (如何)     (拍)  (照片) (ㄖㄨˊ ㄏㄜˊ) (ㄆㄞ) (ㄓㄠˋ ㄆㄧㄢˋ) (ru2 he2) (pai1) (zhao4 pian4) (how) (to pat, to clap, to take) (photograph)   You can speak of taking photos generally, as in the above sentence, or you can speak very specifically of taking a photo at the moment by saying:   如何按下快門拍照片 (如何)      […]

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How to Know if You Are Off the Scale Hot 怎麼知道你自己熱的指數破表了 in Chinese

How to Know if You Are Off the Scale Hot in Chinese 怎麼知道你自己熱的指數破表了 (怎麼)(知道)(你)(自己)(熱)(的)❶(指數)(破表)(了) (zen3 me.) (zhi1 dao4) (ni3) (zi4 ji3) (re4) (de.) (zhi3 shu4) (po4 biao3) (le.) (how) (to know) (you) (oneself) (hot) (adjective marker)            (index) (broke scale) (emphasize completion)                 My […]

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How to Know if You Are Confused 如何知道自己是否糊塗了 in Chinese

如何知道自己是否糊塗了 (如何)(知道)(自己)(是否)(糊塗)(了) (ru2 he2) (zhi1 dao4) (zi4 ji3) (shi4 fou3) (hu2 tu2) (le.) (how to) (to know) (oneself) (yes or no) (confused) (completed action) How to know if you are confused. My tutor has been teaching me about the word 搞 (gao3). It is a lot like the English word “get,” which is, in fact, […]

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How to Kill a Spider 如何踩死一隻蜘蛛 in Chinese

如何踩死一隻蜘蛛 (如何)(踩死)(一隻)(蜘蛛) (ru2 he2) (cai3 si3) (yi1 zhi1) (zhi1 zhu1) (how to) (step on and kill) (one/a + measure word for spider) (spider) How to kill a spider   I have a very nice master bedroom and bathroom. 因為在地下室,所以有好處也有壞處。 (因為)(在)(地下室),(所以)(有)(好處)(也)(有)(壞處) (yin1 wei4) (zai4) (di4 xia4 shi4), (suo3 yi3) (you3) (hao3 chu4) (ye3) (you3) (huai4 chu4) […]

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It is No Wonder 難怪 in Chinese

Suppose your child comes up to you and says, 我的肚子餓了! (我的)(肚子)(餓)(了) (wo3 de.) (du4 zi.) (e4) (le.) (my) (stomach, belly) (hungry) (emphasis) I’m hungry!   It is likely you know the whole story, so can say, 難怪!你沒吃午餐啊! (難怪)!(你)(沒)❶(吃)(午餐)(啊) (nan2 guai4)! (ni3) (mei2) (chi1) (wu3 can1) (a1) (no wonder)! (you) (have not) (to eat) (lunch) (conversational […]

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