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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mandarin Practice

我把那些没用的东西都扔掉了。
Wo ba na xie mei yond de dong xi dou rengdiao (to throw away) le.
I took those useless things and threw them all away.

我不是个好人,忘掉我吧.
Wo bu shi ge hao ren, wangdiao (to forget completely) wo ba.
I'm not a good person. Just go ahead and forget about me.

我买的是二手房,要重新装修一下。
Wo mai de shi ershoufang (secondhand home), yao chongxin (again)
zhuangxiu (to renovate) yi xia.
The house I bought has already been lived in. It has to be renovated a bit.

忘掉过去,我们重新开始吧
Wangdiao (to forget completely) guoqu (the past), women
chongxin (anew) kai shi ba.
Forget the past. Let's start anew.

老板不太满意这个报告,让我重新写一个。
The boss isn't very satisfied with this report. Let me write a new one.
Laoban bu tai man yi zhe ge baogao (report), rang wo chongxin (again) xie yi ge.

来不及拿钱了,还是逃命要紧。
There's no time to get the money. It'd be better to run for our lives.
Laibuji (not enough time) na qian le, haishi (it would be better to) taoming (escapable) yao jin (tight).

地震的时候,应该怎么逃命?
Dizhen (earthquake) de shi hou, ying gai zen me taoming (to run for one's life) ?
When there is an earthquake, how should one escape with their life?

恐龙来了,大家快逃命啊!
Konglong (dinosaur) lai le, dai jia kuai taoming a!
It's a dinosaur. Everyone, hurry and run for your lives!

他在三十岁的时候实现了自己的理想,当上了飞行员。
When he was thirty years old, he made his aspiration a reality:
he became an airplane pilot.
Ta zai san shi sui de shi hou shixian (to realize) le zi ji de
lixiang (ideal), dangshang (to become) feixingyuan (pilot) le.

我的愿望什么时候才能实现啊?
When will my dreams finally come true?
Wo de yuanwang (wish) shen me shi hou cai neng (can finally)
shi xian (to realize) a ?

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