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How to Take a Photo 如何拍照片 in Chinese

How to Take a Photo 如何拍照片

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)        (按下快門)                  (拍)  (照片)

(ㄖㄨˊ   ㄏㄜˊ)   (ㄢˋ  ㄒㄧㄚˋ   ㄎㄨㄞˋ   ㄇㄣˊ) (ㄆㄞ) (ㄓㄠˋ ㄆㄧㄢˋ)

(ru2 he2)  (an4 xia4 kuai4 men2) (pai1) (zhao4 pian4)

(how) ( push the shutter/door) (to take) (photograph/picture)

How to take a photo

 

A couple weeks ago I wrote about

一些住在台灣可愛指數破表的寵物

(一些)       (住在)        (台灣)       (可愛)       (指數)       (破表)            (的)     (寵物)

( ㄧˋ  ㄒㄧㄜ )  ( ㄓㄨˋ  ㄗㄞˋ )  ( ㄊㄞˊ  ㄨㄢ)    ( ㄎㄜˇ ㄞˋ )   ( ㄓˇ ㄕㄨˋ )    ( ㄆㄛˋ  ㄅㄧㄠˇ )    ( ㄉㄜ˙ )  (ㄔㄨㄥˊ  ㄨˋ  )

(some) (live at) (Taiwan) (cute) (point + number = index) (broken measure) (adjective marker) (pet)

(yi4 xie1)  (zhu4 zai4) (tai2 wan1) (ke3 ai4) (zhi3 shu4) (po4 biao3) (de.) (chong2 wu4)

some immeasurably cute pets that live in Taiwan.

 

The pets seemed to be acting like people.

一張照片看起來一隻毛小孩按下快門玩自拍。

(一張)  (照片)        (看起來)        (一隻)(毛小孩)           (按下快門)              (玩)  (自拍)

(ㄧˋ ㄓㄤ) (ㄓㄠˋ ㄆㄧㄢˋ) (ㄎㄢˋ ㄑㄧˇ ㄌㄞˊ) (ㄧˋ ㄓ) (ㄇㄠˊ ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄏㄞˊ) (ㄢˋ ㄒㄧㄚˋ ㄎㄨㄞˋ ㄇㄣˊ) (ㄨㄢˊ) (ㄗˋ ㄆㄞ)

(yi4 zhang1) (zhao4 pian4) (kan4 qi3 lai2) (yi4 zhi1) (mao2 xiao3 hai2) (an4 xia4 kuai4 men2) (wan2) (zi4 pai1)

(one/a) (photo) (appears to be/looks as if) (a) (hairy small child) (push the shutter) (to play) (self-take)

A photo looks as if a pet took a selfie.

 

Nowadays, just about everyone has a camera.

現代的數位照相機很容易使用。

(現代)        (的)   [(數位)(照相)(機)]            (很)   (容易)     (使用)

(ㄒㄧㄢˋ ㄉㄞˋ) (ㄉㄜ˙) [(ㄕㄨˋ ㄨㄟˋ) (ㄓㄠˋ ㄆㄧㄢˋ) (ㄐ)] (ㄏㄣˇ ) (ㄖㄨㄥˊ ㄧˋ) ( ㄕˇ ㄩㄥˋ)

(xian4 dai4) (de.) [(shu4 wei4)(zhao4 pian4) (ji1)] (hen3) (rong2 yi4) (shi3 yong4)

(current era, modern) (adjective marker) [(digital)(photograph)(machine)] (very) (easy) (to use)

Modern digital camera very easy to use.

 

它們簡便易懂甚至小孩也會用。

(它們)    (簡便)            (易懂)            (甚至)  (小孩)         (也)   (會)     (用)

(ㄊㄚ ㄇㄣ˙) (ㄐㄧㄢˇ ㄅㄧㄢˋ) (ㄖㄨㄥˊ ㄉㄨㄥˇ) (ㄕㄣˋ ㄓˋ) (ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄏㄞˊ) (ㄧㄝˇ) (ㄏㄨㄟˋ) (ㄩㄥˋ)

(ta1 men.) (jian3 bian4) (rong2 dong3) (shen4 zhi4) (xiao3 hai2) (ye3) (hui4) (yong4)

(they) (simple and convenient) (easy to understand) (even) (child) (also) (will) (to use)

They are so simple and easy that even a child can also use them.

 

不需知道快門是什麼。

(不)  (需) (知道)  (快門)        (是)(什麼)

(ㄅㄨˋ) (ㄒㄩ) (ㄓ ㄉㄠˋ) (ㄎㄨㄞˋ ㄇㄣˊ) (ㄕˋ) (ㄕㄣˊ ㄇㄜ˙)

(bu4) (xu1) (zhi1 dao4) (kuai4 men2) (shi4) (shen2 me.)

(not) (need) (to know) (fast door = shutter) (is) (what)

(You) don’t need to know what the shutter is.

 

不需知道鏡頭在哪裡。

(不)  (需) (知道)  (鏡頭)        (在)   (哪裡)

(ㄅㄨˋ) (ㄒㄩ) (ㄓ ㄉㄠˋ) (ㄐㄧㄥˋ ㄊㄡˊ) (ㄗㄞˋ) (ㄋㄚˇ ㄌㄧˇ)

(bu4) (xu1) (zhi1 dao4) (jing4 tou2) (zai4) (na3 li3)

(not) (need) (to know) (camera lens) (at) (where)

(You) don’t need to know where the camera lens is.

 

只要握住,按下按紐就可以!

(只要)   (握住),   (按下)      (按紐)      (就)     (可以)

(ㄓˇ ㄧㄠˋ) (ㄨㄛˋ ㄓㄨˋ) ,  (ㄢˋ ㄒㄧㄚˋ) (ㄢˋ ㄋㄧㄡˇ) (ㄐㄧㄡˋ) (ㄎㄜˇ ㄧˇ)

(zhi3 yao4) (wo4 zhu4) ,  (an4 xia4) (an4 niu3) (jiu4) (ke3 yi3)

(if only) (to hold),  (to push) (button) (just) (can)

(You) only have to hold to to be able to push the button.

 

If you take enough photos,

不期然地會拍下一些很有趣的照片。

(不期然)        (地)   (會)     (拍下)       (一些)    (很)    (有趣)      (的)   (照片)

(ㄅㄨˋ ㄑㄧˊ ㄖㄢˊ) (ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄏㄨㄟˋ) (ㄆㄞ ㄒㄧㄚˋ) (ㄧ ㄒㄧㄝ) (ㄏㄣˇ) )(ㄧㄡˇ ㄑㄩˋ) (ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄓㄠˋ ㄆㄧㄢˋ)

(bu4 qi1 ran2) (de.) (hui4) (pai1 xia4) (yi1 xie1) (hen3) (you3 qu4) (de.) (zhao4 pian4)

(not expect certain) (ly) (will) (take photo) (some) (very) (have interest) (adjective marker) (photo)

unexpectedly (you) will take some very interesting photos.

 

I know this is true because

我為我的部落格拍下不少那樣的照片。

(我)(為)(我的)(部落格)(拍下)(不少)(那樣)(的)(照片)

(ㄨㄛˇ) (ㄨㄟˊ) (ㄨㄛˇ ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄅㄨˋ ㄌㄨㄛˋ ㄍㄜˊ) (ㄆㄞ ㄒㄧㄚˋ) (ㄅㄨˋ ㄕㄠˇ) (ㄋㄚˋ ㄧㄤˋ) (ㄉㄜ˙) (ㄓㄠˋ ㄆㄧㄢˋ)

(wo3) (wei2) (wo3 de.) (bu4 luo4 ge2) (pai1 xia4) (bu4 shao3) (na4 yang4) (de.) (zhao4 pian4)

(I) (for) (my) (blog) (take photo) (not a few) (that kind) (adjective marker) (photo)

I take more than a few photos like that for my blog.

 

或許一些照片會是很難看。

(或許)(一些)(照片)(會)(是)(很)(難看)

(ㄏㄨㄛˋ ㄒㄩˇ) (ㄧ  ㄒㄧㄝ) (ㄓㄠˋ ㄆㄧㄢˋ) (ㄏㄨㄟˋ) (ㄕˋ) (ㄏㄣˇ) (ㄋㄢˊ ㄎㄢˋ)

(huo4 xu3) (yi1 xie1) (zhao4 pian4) (hui4) (shi4) (nan2 kan4)

(perhaps) (some) (photo) (will) (to be) (hard to look at/ugly)

Perhaps some photos will be ugly.

 

或許一些照片會是很好玩。

(或許)(一些)(照片)(會)(是)(很)(好玩)

(ㄏㄨㄛˋ ㄒㄩˇ) (ㄧ  ㄒㄧㄝ) (ㄓㄠˋ ㄆㄧㄢˋ) (ㄏㄨㄟˋ) (ㄕˋ) (ㄏㄣˇ) (ㄏㄠˇ ㄨㄢˊ)

(huo4 xu3) (yi1 xie1) (zhao4 pian4) (hui4) (shi4) (hen3) (hao3 wan20

(perhaps) (some) (photo) (will) (to be) (very) (good fun)

Perhaps some photos would be very fun.

 

或許甚至一些會是不可置信!

(或許)(甚至)(一些)(會)(是)(不可置信)

(ㄏㄨㄛˋ ㄒㄩˇ) (ㄕㄣˋ ㄓˋ) (ㄧ  ㄒㄧㄝ) (ㄕˋ) (ㄅㄨˋ ㄎㄜˇ ㄓˋ ㄒㄧㄣˋ)

(huo4 xu3) (shen4 zhi4) (yi1 xie1) (shi4) (bu4 ke3 zhi4 xin4)

(perhaps) (even) (some) (to be) (incredible/unbelievable)

Perhaps even some will be unbelievable!

 

或許那是為什麼我們差點可以相信甚至毛小孩可能會按下快門玩自拍!

(或許)(那)(是)(為什麼)

(ㄏㄨㄛˋ ㄒㄩˇ) (ㄋㄚˋ) (ㄕˋ) (ㄨㄟˋ ㄕㄣˊ ㄇㄜ˙)

(huo4 xu3) (na4) (shi4) (wei4 shen2 me.)

(perhaps) (that) (is/to be) (why)

           (我們)(差點)(可以)(相信)

               (ㄨㄛˇ ㄇㄣ˙) (ㄔㄚˋ ㄉㄧㄢˇ) (ㄎㄜˇ ㄧˇ) (ㄒㄧㄤ ㄒㄧㄣˋ)

           (wo3 men.) (cha4 dian3) (ke3 yi3) (xiang1 xin4)

           (we) (nearly) (can) (believe)

                             (甚至)(毛小孩)(可能)

                                         (ㄕㄣˋ ㄓˋ) (ㄇㄠˊ ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄏㄞˊ) (ㄎㄜˇ ㄋㄥˊ)

                              (shen4 zhi4) (mao2 xiao3 hai2) (ke3 neng2)

                              (even) (hairy small children/pets) (able)

                                         (會)(按下快門)(玩)(自拍)

                                                          (ㄏㄨㄟˋ) (ㄢˋ ㄒㄧㄚˋ ㄎㄨㄞˋ ㄇㄣˊ) (ㄨㄢˊ) (ㄗˋ ㄆㄞ)

                                          (hui4) (an4 xia4 kuai4 men2) (wan2) (zi4 pai1)

                                          (will) (take photo) (fun) (self-photo)

Perhaps that is why we can almost believe that pets can take selfies!