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Learn Chinese 9 : What job do you do?

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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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Lǐ xiānsheng, wǒ xiànzài zài xué Zhōngwén.
李先生﹐我现在在学中文。
李先生﹐我現在在學中文。
Mr. Li, I am learning Chinese now.
2.
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Nǐ néng bu néng bāng wǒ xué Zhōngwén?
你能不能帮我学中文﹖
你能不能幫我學中文﹖
Can you help me study Chinese?
3.
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Hǎo a, méiyou wèntí.
好啊﹐没有问题。
好啊﹐沒有問題。
Great! No problem.
4.
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Wǒ de Yīngyǔ yě bù hǎo.
我的英语也不好。
我的英語也不好。
My English is not good either.
5.
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Nǐ jiāo wǒ Yīngyǔ, zénmeyàng?
你教我英语﹐怎么样﹖
你教我英語﹐怎麼樣﹖
You teach me English, how's that?
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Xíng! Nǐ jiāo wǒ Zhōngwén, wǒ bāng nǐ xué Yīngyǔ.
行﹗ 你教我中文﹐我帮你学英语。
行﹗你教我中文﹐我幫你學英語。
OK! You teach me Chinese. I help you learn English.
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Nà nǐ jiù shì wǒ de lǎoshī le.
那你就是我的老师了。
那你就是我的老師了。
Then you are my teacher.
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Bù gǎndāng, bù gǎndāng, nǐ yě shì wǒ de lǎoshī.
不敢当﹐不敢当﹐你也是我的老师。
不敢當﹐不敢當﹐你也是我的老師。
No, don't say that. You are also my teacher.
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Nálǐ nálǐ. Wǒmen shénme shíhòu kāishǐ?
哪里哪里﹐我们什么时候开始﹖
哪裡哪裡﹐我們什麼時候開始﹖
Oh, don't say that. When are we going to start?
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Míngtiān xíng bu xíng?
明天行不行﹖
明天行不行﹖
Is tomorrow OK?
11.
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Xíng, zhè shì wǒ de diànhuà: 389-5620.
行﹐这是我的电话﹕389-5620。
行﹐這是我的電話﹕389-5620。
Fine. This is my phone: 389-5620.
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Wǒ zhù zài Powell jiē 39 hào.
我住在Powell街39号。
我住在 Powell 街 39 號。
I live at 39, Powell St.
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Zhè shì wǒ de diànhuà: 674-1193.
这是我的电话﹕674-1193。
這是我的電話﹕674-1193。
This is my phone number: 674-1193.
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Hǎo, míngtiān jiàn!
好﹐明天见﹗
好﹐明天見﹗
Good, see you tomorrow!
Notes
  • 'bù gǎndāng' is a routine expression to respond to somebody's compliment. It literally means: I don't dare to deserve it. Please note that there are many social eitquette in Chinese and pay attention to the fact that they are used in different situations.

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