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Learn Chinese 7 : Is Chinese difficult?

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Click on the speaker icon of each sentence and listen to the recording. Each sentence follows this pattern : Pinyin (that's Chinese written in Latin characters), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and the English translation of the sentence.
1.
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Wǒ shì Zhōngguó rén, shì cóng Shànghǎi lái de.
我是中国人﹐是从上海来的。
我是中國人﹐是從上海來的。
I am a Chinese and I came from Shanghai.
2.
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Wǒ huì shuō Zhōngwén, yě huì shuō Yīngyǔ hé Eyǔ.
我会说中文﹐也会说英语和俄语。
我會說中文﹐也會說英語和俄語。
I can speak Chinese. I also speak English and Russian.
3.
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Yīngyǔ bú tài nán, Eyǔ bǐjiào nán.
英语不太难﹐俄语比较难。
英語不太難﹐俄語比較難。
English is not too difficult. Russian is very difficult.
Notes
  • 'hé' means 'and'. Pay attention: 'hé' in Chinese joins two noun phrases only. It is not like English 'and' which can join two sentences.
  • 'tài' means 'too'. 'bú tài nán' means 'not too difficult'.

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