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Saturday, March 20, 2010

More Mandarin

别在这里吸烟,容易着火。
Don't smoke here. It's easy to catch fire.
Bie zai zhe li xiyan (to smoke), rong yi zhao huo.

昨天夜里,邻居家的房子着火了。
During the night last night, the neighbor's house caught on fire.
Zuo tian yeli (in the night), linju (neighbor) jia de fangzi zhao huo (caught fire) le.

我把衣服都洗了
Wo ba yifu dou xi le.
I've cleaned all of the clothes.

糟了,我把钥匙忘在家里了。
Zao le (oh now), wo ba yaoshi (key) wang zai jia le le.
Oh no! I forgot the keys in the house.

你怎么能把香蕉皮扔在地上?
Ni zen me neng ba xiangjiaopi (banana peel) zai dishang (on the ground) ?
How can you just throw the banana peel on the floor?

她把前男友写给她的信都烧了。
Ta ba qiannanyou (ex-bf) xie gei ta de xin (letters) dou shao (to burn) le.
She took all of the letters her ex-boyfriend wrote for her and burned them.

那座山着火了,大火烧了三天三夜。
That mountain caught on fire. The flames burned for three days and three nights.
Na zuo (measure word) shan zhao huo le, da huo shao le san tian san ye (night).

我们家都是我太太烧饭。
Wo men jia dou shi wo tai tai shaofan (to cook).
In our home, my wife does all the cooking.

他不小心把房子烧掉了。
Ta bu xiao xin ba fang zi shaodiao (to burn down) le.
In his carelessness, he burned the house down.

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