Sample Sentences

通常七点起床
wǒ tōngcháng qīdiǎn qǐchuáng。
I usually get up at seven o'clock.

Elementary

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张小姐通常什么时候出去通常周末出去
Zhāng Xiǎojie tōngcháng shénmeshíhòu chūqù wán?tā tōngcháng zhōumò chūqù wán。
When does Ms. Zhang usually go out to party? She usually goes out on the weekend.

Elementary

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没错通常周五校园酒吧
méicuò。tā tōngcháng zhōuwǔ qù xiàoyuán jiǔbā。
That’s right. She usually goes to the college bar on Fridays.

Elementary

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通常这样的事情不会发生
tōngcháng zhèyàngde shìqing bùhuì fāshēng。
Usually this kind of thing wouldn't happen.

Elementary

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通常看书有时电视
wǒ tōngcháng kàn shū,yǒushí yě kàn diànshì。
I usually read a book, and sometimes I watch TV.

Elementary

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经常迟到通常迟到但是今天碰到交通堵塞
nǐ jīngcháng chídào ma?wǒ tōngcháng bù chídào。dànshì jīntiān pèngdào jiāotōng dǔsè。
Are you often late? I'm usually not late, but today I got stuck in a traffic jam.

Elementary

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健身通常虎头蛇尾
jiànshēn tōngcháng dōu shì hěn hǔtóushéwěi de。
People often start off strong with exercising but then peter out.

Intermediate

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出游通常选择中短途还是长途
nín chūyóu tōngcháng huì xuǎnzé zhōngduǎntú háishì chángtú?
Do you normally choose to go on short or long distance trips?

Upper-Intermediate

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那也是所以通常时候干脆电视
nà yě shì。suǒyǐ tōngcháng zhè shíhou wǒ jiù gāncuì bù kāi diànshì。
That's true. That's why I normally just don't watch TV in that time slot.

Upper-Intermediate

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一个人毕竟不可能完美通常不太聪明
yī ge rén bìjìng bù kěnéng wánměi,gāo fù shuài de rén tōngcháng bùtài cōngming。
It's impossible for someone to be perfect after all. Guys that are tall, rich and handsome aren't usually that smart.

Upper-Intermediate

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这个句子通常尚未感觉需要加上其他讯息完整因为这个为了特别指出某个动作完成而不是时间坐标
yǒu zhè ge“le”de jùzi tōngcháng zài“jù yì”shàng yǒu zhǒng shàngwèi wán jié de gǎnjué,hái xūyào jiāshàng qítā xùnxí lái ràng jù yì gèng wánzhěng。yīnwèi zhè ge“le”shì wèile tèbié zhǐchū mǒu jiàn shì huò mǒuge dòngzuò de wánchéng,ér bu shì yī gè shíjiān shàng de zuòbiāo。
When using this le, the sentence can often feel unfinished. You need more information to make the sentence more complete. The reason being, this le's specific function is to highlight that a specific action has been complete, rather than being a marker of time.

Elementary

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通常超市衣服那里衣服比较便宜平常哪儿购物
wǒ tōngcháng zài chāoshì mǎi yīfu,nàli de yīfu bǐjiào piányi nǐ ne?nǐ píngcháng zài nǎr5 gòuwù?
I usually shop at the market. Clothes are usually cheaper there. How about you? Where do you shop?

Pre-Intermediate

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爱情本来就是自私再说而是多少问题爱情通常付出回报
àiqíng běnlái jiùshì zìsī de。zàishuō,yě bù shì bù ài,érshì duōshǎo de wèntí。àiqíng tōngcháng shì fùchū yuè duō,huíbào yuè shǎo。
Of course love is selfish. Moreover, I'm not saying you shouldn't love, it's a matter of how much you love. Love typically means that the more you put in, the less you get out.

Upper-Intermediate

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这种弹出提醒经常出现死了通常了事
zhèzhǒng tánchū tíxǐng jīngcháng chūxiàn de,fán sǐ le。wǒ tōngcháng dōu shì yī guān liǎoshì。
I often get these kinds of pop-up reminders. It's so annoying. I usually just close it and forget about it.

Advanced

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通常北方人高大一些不过特例就是山东呵呵
tōngcháng běifāngrén gāodà yīxiē。bùguò yě yǒu tèlì,wǒ jiùshì Shāndōng rén,hēhē。
Northerners are usually a bit larger. But there are also special cases. I'm from Shandong! Heh heh.

Advanced

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毛笔一般来说羊毛狼毛兔毛羊毛比较狼毛兔毛比较通常买到兼毫”,也就是混合羊毛狼毛兔毛
máobǐ yībānláishuō shì yòng yángmáo huò lángmáo zuò de,yě yǒu tùmáo de,yángmáo bǐjiào yìng,lángmáo、tùmáo bǐjiào ruǎn,tōngcháng mǎidào de dōu shì“jiānháo”,yějiùshì hùnhé yángmáo hé lángmáo huò tùmáo de。
Generally speaking, calligraphy pens are made of wool or wolf hairs. There are also rabbit hair brushes. Wool brushes are tougher. Wolf and rabbit brushes are softer. The ones you usually come across are mixed hair brushes - "jian1 hao2". These ones are usually a mix of wool with wolf or rabbit.

Intermediate

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法国人当然农历新年通常其他留学生在家一起火锅围炉
Fǎguórén dāngrán bù guò nónglì xīnnián,wǒ tōngcháng hé qítā liúxuéshēng zài jiā yīqǐ chī huǒguō wéilú。
Of course French people don't celebrate the Chinese New Year, so I normally gather together with other exchange students for hot pot.

Upper-Intermediate

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强调"角度":这种语气通常指出另类思考角度
qiángdiào"huàn gè jiǎodù kàn":zhèzhǒng yǔqì tōngcháng zhǐchū yī gè lìnglèi de sīkǎo jiǎodù。
Emphasising "to change a perspective": this tone is usually used to point out another way of thinking about something.

Advanced

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威尼斯商户通常门口金属动用水泵排水
Wēinísī shānghù tōngcháng zài diàn ménkǒu yòng jīnshǔ tiáo huò mù tiáo dǎng shuǐ,dàn zhè cì dòngyòng shuǐbèng páishuǐ。
Normally Venetian merchants would use metal or wooden planks to stop water from entering their store entrance but this time they use water pumps to drain water.

Upper-Intermediate

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