Sample Sentences

明年年初
míngnián nián chū。
The beginning of next year.

Intermediate

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初一二班
chū yī èr bān
chūyīèrbān (junior middle school first grade, second class)

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初中一年级二班
chūzhōng yīniánjí èr bān
junior middle school first grade, second class

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首先,“意思就是”,所以五月初五可以叫做五月端五然后按照地支顺序推算五月就是”,就是”,“端五端午"
shǒuxiān,“duān”de yìsi jiùshì“chū”,suǒyǐ wǔyuè chūwǔ yě kěyǐ jiàozuò wǔyuè duānwǔ,ránhòu ne,ànzhào dezhī de shùnxù tuīsuàn,wǔyuè jiùshì“wǔ yuè”,wǔ rì jiùshì“wǔ rì”,“duānwǔ jiù chéng le“duānwǔ"le。
First of all, "Duan" means "initial" or "start", so instead of saying the fifth day of the fifth lunar month using the customary phrase "五月初五", you can substitute "初" with "端" to give you "五月端五", and then, according to the order of the 12 earthly branches, May is referred to as "午月", while the fifth day of a month is referred to as "午日", which is how Duanwu Festival became Duanwu Festival.

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明年年初上市349美元
míngnián nián chū shàngshì,sānbǎisìshíjiǔ měiyuán。
It goes on the market at the beginning of next year. It's 349 US dollars.

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中学分为初中高中
zhōngxué fēnwéi chūzhōng hé gāozhōng。
Middle school is divided into junior middle school and upper middle school.

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然后初一初七天天走访亲友一家吃吃喝喝
ránhòu cóng chūyī dào chūqī,tiāntiān zǒufǎng qīnyǒu,měi dào yī jiā jiù chīchī hēhē。
Then from New Year's Day to the seventh day of the Lunar New Year, we visited relatives and friends every day, eating and drinking at every house.

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年三十爷爷年初一外公
nián sānshí qù yéye jiā,nián chūyī qù wàigōng jiā。
On the day before Chinese New Year we'll go to your paternal grandpa's house, and on New Year's Day we'll go to your maternal grandpa's house.

Intermediate

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当初鼓励
shì a,xiǎng dāngchū wǒ hái gǔlì nǐ qù ne。
Yeah. And originally it was me that encouraged you to enter.

Intermediate

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初中三年高中三年
chūzhōng yào dú sān nián,gāozhōng yě yào dú sān nián。
In junior middle school you study for three years, and in upper middle school you also study for three years.

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传统节日春节春节农历正月初一元宵节元宵节农历正月十五清明节清明节四月,端午节端午节农历五月初五中秋节中秋节农历八月十五重阳节,重阳节农历月初
yǒu liù ge chuántǒng jiérì。Chūnjié,Chūnjié shì nónglì zhēngyuèchūyī,Yuánxiāojié,Yuánxiāojié shì nónglì zhēngyuèshíwǔ,Qīngmíngjié,Qīngmíngjié shì Sìyuè wǔ rì,Duānwǔjié,Duānwǔjié shì nónglì Wǔyuè chūwǔ,Zhōngqiūjié,Zhōngqiūjié shì nónglì Bāyuè shíwǔ,Chóngyángjié,Chóngyángjié shì nónglì jiǔ yuèchū jiǔ。
There are six traditional festivals. The Spring Festival is the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar. The Lantern Festival is the fifteenth day of the first month of the lunar calendar. The Ching Ming Festival is April 5th. The Dragon Boat Festival is the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Mid-Autumn Festival is the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. The Double Ninth Festival is the 9th day of the ninth lunar month.

Elementary

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思凯我的初恋我的初吻现在毕业所有回忆带走
sīkǎi,nǐ shì wǒ de chūliàn,wǒ de chūwěn yě gěi le nǐ。xiànzài nǐ bìyè le,bǎ suǒyǒu de huíyì dōu dàizǒu ba。
Sikai, you're my first love, and I gave you my first kiss. Now that you have graduated, take all those memories away with you.

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初中年级
chūzhōng yī niánjí jiù bù guò le。
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平时节约点儿要不然永远月初开心月底担心
píngshí jiéyuē diǎnr ma。yàoburán nǐ yǒngyuǎn shì yuèchū kāixīn,yuèdǐ dānxīn。
You should put some aside. Otherwise, you'll always be happy at the beginning of the month and worried at the end.

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抓紧时间下个月月底初稿
yào zhuājǐn shíjiān。xià ge yuè yuèdǐ jiāo chūgǎo。
You'll have to work quickly. At the end of next month you'll have to turn in a first draft.

Upper-Intermediate

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你好初次见面朱平以前同屋张莉莉
nǐhǎo,chūcì jiànmiàn,wǒ shì Zhū Píng yǐqián de tóngwū,Zhāng Lìlì。
Hello, yeah it's the first time we've met. I'm Zhu Ping's former flatmate, Zhang Lili.

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时间八零年上午
shíjiān:bālíngnián chū mǒu tiān shàngwǔ
Date: One morning early in 1980

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怎么这么突然而且不是年初东京
ā?zěnme zhème tūrán?érqiě,nǐ bùshì nián chū cái qù le Dōngjīng ma?
Huh? Why so suddenly? And didn't you just go to Tokyo at the start of the year?

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病情已经得到初步控制大家不要担心
tā de bìngqíng yǐjīng dédào chūbù kòngzhì,dàjiā bùyào dānxīn。
His condition is starting to get under control. There's no need for everyone to worry.

Upper-Intermediate

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我们提出一些初步计划以后逐渐完善
wǒ men tí chū le yīxiē chūbù jìhuà,yǐhòu yào zhújiàn wánshàn。
We've suggested some preliminary plans. In the future we will gradually complete them.

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