Sample Sentences

马马虎虎
mǎmǎhūhū。
So-so.

Newbie

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hǔ,māo
tiger (hǔ); a surname (Māo)

Elementary

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老虎老虎
liǎng zhī lǎohǔ,liǎng zhī lǎohǔ,
Two tigers, two tigers,

Newbie

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马马虎虎但是喜欢
mǎmǎhūhū。dànshì wǒ bù xǐhuan。
So-so. But I don’t like it.

Elementary

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纸老虎
zhǐlǎohǔ
paper tiger, someone who is not as tough as he/she appears to be

Intermediate

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母老虎
mǔlǎohǔ
shrewish woman, shrew, hell cat (lit. ’tiger mother‘)

Intermediate

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师傅
māo shì hǔ de shīfu。
The cat is the master of the tiger.

Elementary

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不要老虎老虎吃人
bù yào!wǒ pà lǎohǔ,lǎohǔ huì chīrén!
No, i'm scared of tigers. Tigers eat people.

Elementary

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虎头蛇尾
hǔtóushéwěi
To start strong but peter out.

Intermediate

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生龙活虎
shēnglónghuóhǔ
Brimming with energy.

Intermediate

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卧虎藏龙
wòhǔcánglóng
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon.

Intermediate

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狐狸老虎
húli,lǎohǔ
Fox, tiger.

Intermediate

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狐假虎威
hújiǎhǔwēi
To wield someone else's power as your own.

Intermediate

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今天小虎留堂
jīntiān xiǎohǔ yào liútáng。
Xiao Hu will be in detention today.

Elementary

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你好小虎妈妈是吧
wéi?nǐhǎo!xiǎohǔ māma shì ba?
Hi? Hello! This is Xiao Hu's mom, right?

Elementary

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老虎秋天老虎
qiū lǎohǔ?qiūtiān de lǎohǔ?
The Autumn tiger? An Autumn tiger?

Upper-Intermediate

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反正宝宝
fǎnzhèng wǒ yào hǔ bǎobao。
Well, anyway, I want a Tiger Baby.

Intermediate

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神经病老虎笼子
shénjīngbìng,lǎohǔ guān zài lóngzi lǐ la。
Are you crazy, the tiger is in a cage.

Elementary

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喜欢老虎
wǒ xǐhuan lǎohǔ。
I like tigers.

Newbie

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老公我们宝宝
lǎogōng,wǒmen hǔ nián shēng bǎobao ba。
Honey, let's have a baby in the year of the Tiger.

Intermediate

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