Sample Sentences

钢琴
nǐ huì tán gāngqín ma?
Can you play the piano?

Elementary

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吉他难听
tā jíta tán de hěn nántīng。
She plays guitar terribly.

Elementary

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不会但是古筝
bùhuì。dànshì wǒ huì tán gǔzhēng。
No. But I can play the guzheng.

Elementary

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钢琴
wǒ huì tán gāngqín。
I can play piano. (learnt skill)

Intermediate

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吉他
wǒ huì tán jítā。
I can play guitar. (learnt skill)

Intermediate

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你的钢琴不错
nǐ de gāngqín tán de zhēn bùcuò,gēn shéi xué de?
You're good at playing the piano, who did you learn from?

Elementary

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他们琵琶以前一般女人琵琶现在男人流行琵琶
tāmen zài tán pípa!yǐqián yībān shì nǚrén tán pípa,xiànzài nánrén yě liúxíng tán pípa le。
They're playing the pipa. In the past, it was normally only women who played the pipa. These days though, it's become popular with men as well.

Intermediate

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老师
lǎoshī wǒ huì tán le。
Teacher, I can play it.

Upper-Intermediate

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是的弹唱
shì de,wǒ jiù xiǎng xué tánchàng。
I see, I want to learn to strum and sing.

Intermediate

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哎呀怎么子弹子弹哪个
āiyā,wǒ zěnme méi zǐdàn le。huàn zǐdàn shì nǎ gè jiàn?
Oh no, how can I be out of ammo? What's the key to reload?

Upper-Intermediate

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一边吉他一边唱歌带劲儿
yībiān tán jíta,yībiān chànggē,zhēn dàijìnr。
Singing while playing the guitar is really fun.

Intermediate

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闪光弹
shàng a,shàng a。wǒ diū shǎnguāngdàn le!
Go! Go! I've thrown a flash bomb.

Upper-Intermediate

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中国朝鲜发射导弹表示遗憾
Zhōngguó duì Cháoxiǎn fāshè dǎodàn biǎoshì yíhàn。
China expressed regret that North Korea fired the missiles.

Intermediate

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不是我们公司实行弹性工作时间
bùshì,wǒmen gōngsī yào shíxíng tánxìng gōngzuò shíjiān。
That's not it. Our company is going to implement flexible working hours.

Intermediate

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从小喜欢吉他所以一边吉他一边唱歌
wǒ cóngxiǎo jiù xǐhuan jítā,suǒyǐ wǒ xiǎng yībiān tán jítā,yībiān chànggē。
Ever since I was little I've liked the guitar, so I'd like play the guitar while I sing.

Intermediate

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不会红色炸弹
nǐ bùhuì yě yào rēng hóngsèzhàdàn ba?
You aren't going to drop the red bomb too, are you?

Upper-Intermediate

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下次再说汽油弹起来
xiàcì zàishuō,bǎ qìyóudàn shōu qǐlái!
Let's cross that bridge when we come to it, put away the petrol bomb!

Upper-Intermediate

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提高管理效率员工创造宽松弹性工作环境九月一日公司实行弹性工作制
wèi tígāo guǎnlǐ xiàolǜ,bìng wèi yuángōng chuàngzào gèng kuānsōng hé tánxìng de gōngzuò huánjìng,cóng jiǔyuèyīrì qǐ,gōngsī jiāng shíxíng tánxìng gōngzuòzhì。
In order to improve managerial efficiency and to create a more relaxed and flexible working environment for our employees, starting September 1st the company will be implementing a flexible working system.

Upper-Intermediate

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爱好从小算算反正学校功课我们担心
tā ya,jiù zhè yī gè àihào,cóngxiǎo tán,suàn suan yě yǒu shí lái nián le,fǎnzhèng tā xuéxiào gōngkè yě méi ràng wǒmen dānxīn guò,jiù ràng tā tán bēi。
Oh that one. That's the only hobby she's got. Now thinking of it, she's been playing for ten years since she was a girl. We've never had to worry about her grades so we've just let her play as much as she wants.

Upper-Intermediate

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第一这里声音渐弱所以手指动作一点儿重新
nǐ tíng yī tíng,dìyī duàn zhèlǐ,shēngyīn yào jiànruò,suǒyǐ shǒuzhǐ dòngzuò yào xiǎo yīdiǎnr。nǐ chóngxīn tán。
Stop. Here, in the first passage the sound needs to get gradually softer. So the movements of the fingers need to be smaller. Start over again.

Intermediate

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