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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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Nǐ huì shuō Zhōngwén ma?
你会说中文吗﹖
你會說中文嗎﹖
Can you speak Chinese?
2.
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Huì shuō yìdiàr, bú tài hǎo.
会说一点儿﹐不太好。
會說一點兒﹐不太好。
(I) can speak a little, not very well.
3.
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Nálǐ, nǐ shuō de hén hǎo, hěn biāozhǔn.
哪里﹐你说得很好﹐很标准。
哪裡﹐你說得很好﹐很標準。
You speak very well, (the pronunciation is) very good.
4.
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Bùxíng, bùxíng, hěn duō huà hái tīng bù dǒng.
不行﹐不行﹐很多话还听不懂。
不行﹐不行﹐很多話還聽不懂。
Not really. (I) still can't understand many words.
5.
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Wǒ shuō huà nǐ tīng de dǒng ma?
我说话你听得懂吗﹖
我說話你聽得懂嗎﹖
Do you understand what I am saying?
6.
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Nǐ shuō de màn, wǒ dǒng.
你说得慢﹐我懂。
你說得慢﹐我懂。
You speak slowly. I understand.
7.
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Yàoshì shuō de kuài, jiù bú tài dǒng.
要是说得快﹐就不太懂。
要是說得快﹐就不太懂。
If (you) speak fast, then I don't quite understand.
8.
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Nǐ juéde Zhōngwén nán bu nán?
你觉得中文难不难﹖
你覺得中文難不難﹖
Do you feel that Chinese is difficult or not?
9.
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Duìbuqi, wǒ méi tīng dǒng.
对不起﹐我没听懂。
對不起﹐我沒聽懂。
I am sorry, I didn't understand.
10.
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Qǐng nǐ zài shuō yí biàn, hǎo bu hǎo?
请你再说一遍﹐好不好﹖
請你再說一遍﹐好不好﹖
Please say it again, OK?
11.
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Wǒ shuō Zhōngwén nán bu nán?
我说﹕中文难不难﹖
我說﹕中文難不難﹖
I said: Is Chinese difficult?
12.
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Kóuyǔ bú tài nán. Xǐe zì hěn nán.
口语不太难。 写字很难。
口語不太難。寫字很難。
Spoken Chinese is not too difficult. Writing is very difficult.
Notes
  • 'bùxíng' literally means 'it doesn't work'. Here it is a humble response to the compliment.
  • 'wǒ shuō de huà' - 'what I said'
  • 'méi tīng dǒng' - 'did not understand'

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