Sample Sentences

新加坡
xīnjiāpō
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Newbie

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东坡肉
Dōngpōròu。
Dong Po braised pork.

Elementary

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这样...东坡肘子还有开水白菜
zhèyàng...dōngpōzhǒuzi ba,háiyǒu,kāishuǐbáicài。
What about... Dongpo pork shoulder and there's also steamed Chinese cabbage soup.

Elementary

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怎么样新加坡好玩
zěnmeyàng,Xīnjiāpō hǎo wán ma?
What do you think, is Singapore fun?

Intermediate

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坡跟鞋这边喜欢
ò,shì pōgēnxié,zài zhèbiān,nǐ kàn xǐhuan nǎ yī shuāng?
Oh, they're wedges. Over here. Which pair do you like?

Intermediate

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去过新加坡
tā yě méi qù guo Xīnjiāpō。
He's never been to Singapore either.

Elementary

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当然真的黑胡椒螃蟹那个味道只有新加坡吃得到
dāngrán lo!zhēnde hěn xiān。wǒ hái chī le hēihújiāo pángxiè,nàge wèidao,zhǐyǒu zài Xīnjiāpō cái chīdedào。
Of course! It's really delicious. I also ate Black Pepper Crab. You can only get that flavor in Singapore.

Intermediate

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话说回来看看人家新加坡一年只有夏天知足
huàshuōhuílai,kàn kan rénjiā Xīnjiāpō,yī nián dào tóu zhǐyǒu xiàtiān,nǐ jiù zhīzú ba。
Speaking of that, look at Singapore, there's only summer for the whole year. You really don't know to appreciate what you've got.

Intermediate

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香港电影叫做男友新加坡叫做疯狂富豪
zài Xiānggǎng zhè bù diànyǐng jiàozuò wǒ de chāo háo nányǒu,zài Xīnjiāpō jiàozuò fēngkuáng fùháo。
In Hong Kong, this movie is called My Super-boyfriend and is called Crazy Rich in Singapore.

Upper-Intermediate

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说到苏轼苏东坡想到西湖名菜东坡肉江浙菜系色泽红亮想想就要流口水
shuōdào Sū Shì sūdōngpō,wǒ jiù xiǎngdào le yī dào xīhú míngcài,Dōngpōròu。zhè cài ne shǔ Jiāng Zhè càixì,báo pí nèn ròu,sèzé hóngliàng,xiǎngxiang jiùyào liúkǒushuǐ ā。
Talking of Su Shi, or of Su Dongpo, as he's also known, I've thought of a famous dish from the West Lake area, "Dongpo" stir-fried pork. This dish belongs to the Zhejiang-Jiangsu cuisine family, thin-skinned tender pork, a bright red color, just thinking of it makes me drool.

Upper-Intermediate

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东坡幕士柳永十七八女郎红牙板杨柳晓风残月”:东坡关西大汉琵琶绰板”。东坡绝倒”。
Dōngpō yǒu mùshì,cháng wèi Liǔ Yǒng cí zhǐ hé shíqī bā nǚláng,zhí hóngyábǎn,gē“yángliǔ àn,xiǎofēng cányuè”:Dōngpō cí xū guānxī dàhàn,tóng pípá,tiě chuòbǎn,chàng“dà jiāng dōng qù”。dōngpō wèi zhī“juédǎo”。
One day Su Dongpo came upon a officer who was skilled at singing, so he asked, "How do my ci compare with those of Liu Yong?". He replied, "Liu Yong's ci are only suitable for girls of 17 or 18 to sing, holding their ivory clappers and singing 'a river bank covered in willow trees, with the cold breeze before the dawn', the ci of a scholar like yourself requires a great man from West of the Hangu Pass, using a bronze pipa, a pair of iron clappers, singing 'The River Surges Eastward'." Su Dongpo gave a hearty laugh, not knowing how to react.

Advanced

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虽然因为民族社会华人马来人印度人好多世界各地工作或者旅游所以新加坡活力
suīrán xiǎo,dàn yīnwèi shì duō mínzú shèhuì,yǒu huárén、Mǎlái rén、Yìndù rén、hái yǒu hǎo duō shìjiè gèdì qù gōngzuò huòzhě lǚyóu de rén,suǒyǐ Xīnjiāpō hěn yǒu huólì。
Although it's small, there are a lot of ethnic groups; there are Chinese people, Malaysians, Indians. Plus, there are people from all over the world there for work or tourism, so Singapore is really vibrant.

Intermediate

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听说前段时间新加坡出差有什么大事报道
tīngshuō nǐ qiánduànshíjiān qù Xīnjiāpō chūchāi le,yòu yǒu shénme dàshì yào bàodào ma?
I heard you traveled to Singapore recently for work, was there anything big to report?

Advanced

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知道新加坡为了报道”。
nǐ hái bù zhīdào ma?wǒ qù Xīnjiāpō shì wèile bàodào“xí mǎ huì”。
Don't you know yet? I went to Singapore to report the meeting between Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou.

Advanced

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晓光教授我们三月新加坡见过对于汉语本体语法是否适用于对外汉语教学辩论一番
ò,Xiǎoguāng jiàoshòu ā,wǒmen sān yuè gāng zài Xīnjiāpō jiàn guò miàn,duìyú hànyǔ běntǐ yǔfǎ shìfǒu shìyòng yú duìwài hànyǔ jiàoxué hái biànlùn le yīfān ne。
Oh, I met Professor Ma, we met just recently in Singapore, we even debated over whether ontological grammar is suitable to apply to teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

Upper-Intermediate

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这么一说提醒下周斯里兰卡度假听说喜欢品牌腰果科伦坡国际机场便宜
nǐ zhème yīshuō dǎo shì tíxǐng wǒ le,xiàzhōu yào qù Sīlǐlánkǎ dùjià,tīngshuō wǒ xǐhuan de pǐnpái yāoguǒ zài Kēlúnpō guójì jīchǎng mǎi zuì biànyí!
You saying that reminded me, next week I’m going on holiday to Sri Lanka. I hear my favourite brand of cashew nuts is cheapest at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo!

Advanced

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危险下坡时候自行车刹车失灵
zhēn wēixiǎn,wǒ xiàpō de shíhou,zìxíngchē de shāchē shīlíng le。
It was really dangerous, when I was descending the hill the brakes on my bike failed.

Upper-Intermediate

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