Sample Sentences

称赞
chēngzàn
to praise (used mostly in written language)

Intermediate

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简称
jiǎnchēng
abbreviation

Intermediate

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怎么称呼
nín zěnme chēnghu?
What should I address you?

Elementary

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大象
chēng dàxiàng?
Weighed an elephant?

Upper-Intermediate

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应该怎么称呼
nà wǒ yīnggāi zěnme chēnghu tā?
Then how should I address him?

Elementary

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没错广东简称
méicuò。Guǎngdōng jiǎnchēng Yuè。
That's right. Guangdong is abbreviated as 'Yue'.

Intermediate

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每个简称
měi ge shěng dōu yǒu yī ge jiǎnchēng?
Does every province have an abbreviation?

Intermediate

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这些称呼实在
āi,zhèxiē chēnghu shízài tài gǎo le。
Agh, these forms of address really are too confusing.

Intermediate

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大象觉得怎么
ng4,chēng yī tóu dàxiàng yǒu duō zhòng。nǐ juéde yào zěnme chēng?
Yep. He weighed an elephant to see how heavy it was. How do you think he weighed it?

Upper-Intermediate

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朋友们称赞好吃
péngyǒumen dōu chēngzàn tā zuò de cài hěn hǎochī。
Friends all praised the food he made as very tasty.

Intermediate

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还有别称酒仙”。
tā háiyǒu gè biéchēng“jiǔxiān”。
He is also called “The Immortal Alcoholic”.

Upper-Intermediate

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比如浙江黑龙江有些城市北京简称上海简称
ng4,bǐrú Zhè shì Zhèjiāng,Hēi shì Hēilóngjiāng。yǒuxiē chéngshì yě yǒu。Běijīng jiǎnchēng Jīng,Shànghǎi jiǎnchēng Hù。
Yeah. For example, 'Zhe' is for Zhejiang. 'Hei' is for Heilongjiang. Some cities have them too. Beijing is 'Jing', Shanghai is 'Hu'.

Intermediate

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曹操大家:“大象这么知道办法称一称?”
Cáo Cāo wèn dàjiā:“zhè tóu dàxiàng zhème dà,bù zhīdào yǒu duō zhòng?shéi yǒu bànfǎ chēngyīchēng?”
Cao Cao asked everyone: "This elephant is so big and we don't know how heavy it is. Who knows of a way to measure its weight?"

Upper-Intermediate

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警方杀人案嫌疑之一
jǐngfāng chēng,tā shì nà qǐ shārén àn de xiányí rén zhīyī。
The police said he is one of the suspects in the murder case.

Upper-Intermediate

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机票名字我的简称大家Rob.
ò。jīpiào shàng de míngzi shì wǒ de jiǎnchēng,dàjiā dōu jiào wǒ Rob.
Oh. The name on my plane ticket is my abbreviated name. Everyone calls me Rob.

Intermediate

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妈妈石头怎么
māma,yòng shítou hé chuán zěnme chēng xiàng ne?
Mom, how do you weigh an elephant with stones and a boat?

Upper-Intermediate

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另一个人马上反驳多大再说就算没有办法只能分成一块一块”。
lìng yīgerén mǎshàng fǎnbó shuō:nà děi zào duō dà de chèng cái xíng?zài shuō,jiùsuàn zào le dà chèng,yě méiyǒu bànfǎ chēng tā。zhǐnéng bǎ tā zǎi le,fēn chéng yī kuài yī kuài de lái chēng”。
Another person immediately disagreed, saying: "Then how big of a scale should we build? What's more, even if we build a large scale, we still won't be able to measure it. The only way we'll be able to measure it is if we butcher it and cut it into measurable pieces".

Upper-Intermediate

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:“”!
yī gè rén shuō:“nà děi zào yī gǎn dà chèng”!
One person said: "We must build a huge scale!"

Upper-Intermediate

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不会家里刚好二十公斤
bùhuì ba?wǒ zài jiālǐ chēng guo,gānghǎo èrshí gōngjīn。
No way! I weighed them at home; they were exactly 20 kilos.

Intermediate

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可以身高可以体重
ò,nà shì chèng,kěyǐ liáng shēngāo,yě kěyǐ chēng tǐzhòng。
Oh, it's a scale. It can measure your height, and also weigh you.

Intermediate

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