Sample Sentences

湖南nl
Húnán rén,n l bù fēn。
People from Hunan don't differentiate between n and l.

Elementary

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哈哈知道湖南
hā hā,wǒ zhīdào,nǐ shì Húnán rén。
Hah-hah. I got it. You're from Hunan.

Elementary

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"湖南"还是"湖北"?
nà hú shì"Húnán"háishi"Húběi"?
Then is 'hu' for Hunan or Hubei?

Intermediate

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湖南菜好吃
Húnán cài hǎochī ma?
Is Hunan food delicious?

Elementary

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没有”,湖南”。湖北......想不起来
méiyǒu“hú”,Húnán shì“Xiāng”。Húběi shì......wǒ yě xiǎng bu qǐlái le。
There's no 'hu'. Hunan is 'Xiang'. Hubei is...I can't think of it either.

Intermediate

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出生湖南我们当地福利院领养
duì,tā chūshēng zài Húnán。wǒmen shì cóng dāngdì de fúlìyuàn lǐngyǎng lái de。
Yes, she was born in Hunan. We adopted her from the local welfare agency.

Intermediate

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我们湖南
wǒmen dōu méi qù guo Húnán。
None of us have been to Hunan before.

Elementary

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一种苏州”;一种湖南”;最后一种广东”。中国刺绣可以说全世界好的
yīzhǒng shì Sūzhōu de“sū xiù”;lìng yīzhǒng shì Húnán de“xiāng xiù”;zuìhòu yīzhǒng shì Guǎngdōng de“yuè xiù”。Zhōngguó de cìxiù kěyǐ shuō shì quánshìjiè zuì hǎo de!
One is Suzhou embroidery, called "Su embroidery", another is Hunan embroidery, which is called "Xiang embroidery"; the last kind is Guangdong embroidery, called "Yue embroidery". Chinese embroidery can be said to the best in the world!

Intermediate

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大哥这里找工作口音湖南那边
dàgē,wǒ yī kàn nín jiù shì lái zhèlǐ zhǎo gōngzuò de,tīng kǒuyīn,nín shì Húnán nàbiān de ba?
Buddy, I could tell you'd come here looking for work as soon as I laid eyes on you. Listening to your accent, I'd say you're from around Hunan, no?

Advanced

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对啊对啊露出惊喜表情难道湖南
duìa,duìa(lùchū jīngxǐ de biǎoqíng)nándào nǐ yě shì Húnán de?
Yeah, that's right (an expression of surprise and joy appears on his face). You're not from Hunan too, are you?

Advanced

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是啊除了灯谜贵州湖南常常舞龙舞狮划旱船表演热闹
shì a,chúle shǎng dēng,cāi dēngmí,xiàng guìzhōu Húnán hái chángcháng yǒu wǔlóng wǔshī,huàhànchuán de biǎoyǎn,rènao jí le!
Yeah. As well as admiring all the lanterns and guessing the riddles on the lanterns, places like Guizhou and Hunan also often have performances, such as dragon and lion dances, and the rowing of boats on dry land. It's really quite the lively spectacle!

Upper-Intermediate

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眼珠子滴溜是啊是啊妈妈湖南我们老家湖南邵阳后来四川几年来这儿打工现在湖南这边过来打工要是熟人领路不好称心事情
yǎnzhūzǐ dīliū yī zhuǎn)shì a shì a,wǒ māma Húnán de,wǒmen lǎojiā shì Húnán Shàoyáng de,hòulái qù le Sìchuān,zǎo jǐniánlái zhèr dǎgōng le,xiànzài Húnán zhèbiān guòlai dǎgōng de rén kě duō le,yàoshì méi gè shúrén lǐnglù,hái zhēn bù hǎo zhǎo gè chèngxīn de shìqing zuò。
(Looks around him calculatingly) Yes, yes, my mum is from Hunan. Our ancestral home is in Shaoyang in Hunan, but later we moved to Sichuan. I came here to get work several years ago. Now lots of people come here from Hunan to get work. Unless they know someone to show them the ropes, it's really hard to find good work.

Advanced

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完全正确一分看来我们选手互不相让来看下一个问题既然说到湖南菜什么特色
wánquán zhèngquè,jiā yī fēn!kànlai wǒmen de xuǎnshǒu hùbùxiāngràng。láikàn xiàyīge wèntí,jìrán shuōdào là,nà húnán cài yǒu shénme tèsè ne?
Exactly right! You get a point. It looks like neither of our contestants is going to give an inch. Come on, let's move on to the next question. Since we're talking about spicy food, what is the main characteristic of Hunan cooking?

Advanced

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就是湖南我们妹子对了你们浙江之乡浙菜好多湖鲜口味清淡而且口感
wǒ jiùshì Húnán rén,wǒmen xiāng mèizi tè néng chī là。duìle nǐmen zhèjiāng shì yú mǐ zhīxiāng,zhècài yǒu hǎo duō“húxiān”ba,kǒuwèi jiù piān qīngdàn érqiě kǒugǎn jiào tián ba。
I'm from Hunan myself, us Hunan girls are really good at eating spicy food. Oh yeah, I heard that Zhejiang where you are from is great for fish and rice. Zhejiang cuisine incorporates a lot of seafood sourced from lakes, the flavor of which is quite light and it tastes quite sweet.

Upper-Intermediate

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