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Learn Chinese 8 : I understand Chinese

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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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John shì Měiguó rén.
John是美国人。
John 是美國人。
John is an American.
2.
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Tā huì shuō Zhōngwén.
他会说中文。
他會說中文。
He can speak Chinese.
3.
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Tā Zhōngwén shuō de hěn kuài.
他中文说得很快。
他中文說得很快。
He speaks Chinese fast.
4.
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Kěshì shuō de bú cuò, hěn liúlì.
可是说得不错﹐很流利。
可是說得不錯﹐很流利。
But (he) speaks very well, very fluently.
5.
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Fāyīn hěn biāozhǔn.
发音很标准。
發音很標準。
(His) pronunciation is very good (standard).
6.
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Xiànzài tā hái zài xué Zhōngwén, yīnwèi tā xiǎng dào Zhōngguó qù.
现在他还在学中文﹐因为他想到中国去。
現在他還在學中文﹐因為他想到中國去。
Now he is still learning Chinese, because he wants to go to China.
7.
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Tā xiǎng dào Zhōngguó qù zuò shēngyi.
他想到中国去作生意。
他想到中國去作生意。
He wants to go to China to do business.
Notes
  • 'hái' in 'hái zài xué Zhōngwén' means an event is still going on: He is still learning Chinese. Note that 'hái' may mean different things in different contexts.

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