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Understanding the words he 他, she 她, and it 牠 or 它 in Chinese

Understanding the Chinese pronouns that are translated to he, she, or it requires knowing a couple of things. First of all, the pronouns that mean he, she, or it in Chinese all sound the same, but have different characters. 他 ㄊㄚ (tā)  “he” 她 ㄊㄚ (tā)  “she” 牠 ㄊㄚ (tā)  “it” 它 ㄊㄚ (tā)  “it” There are […]

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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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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 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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How to Walk Your Dog 怎麼遛你的狗 in Chinese

    怎麼遛你的狗 (怎麼)(遛)❶(你的)(狗) (zen3 me.) (liu4) (ni3 de.) (gou3) (how) ) (to stroll, to walk slowly) (your) (dog) How to walk your dog.     Having dogs as pets is a fairly recent phenomena in Taiwan. 五十年以前台灣的人比較貧窮。 (五十)(年)(以前)(台灣的)(人)(比較)(貧窮)。 (wu3 shi2) (nian2) (yi3 qian2) (tai2 wan1 de.) (ren2) (bi3 jiao4) (pin2 qiong2) (fifty) (year) (before, […]

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How to Catch a Mouse 怎麼捕捉老鼠 in Chinese

怎麼捕捉老鼠 (怎麼)(捕捉)❶(老鼠) (zen3 me.) (bu3 zhuo1) (lao3 shu3) (how) (to catch) (mouse or rat) How To Catch a Mouse   I have a big problem. 很多的老鼠侵略我的雞舍 [(很)(多)(的)] (老鼠) (侵略)❷ (我的) (雞舍)❸ [(hen3)(duo1)(de.)] (lao3 shu3) (qin1 lue4) (wo3 de.) (ji1 she4) [(very) (many) (adjective marker)] (mouse) (invade) (my) (chicken coop) Many mice have invaded my chicken […]

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