Sample Sentences

闻名
wénmíng
famous

Intermediate

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什么味儿
shénme wèir5?zhēn nán wén!
What does it smell like? Really nasty!

Elementary

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闻名世界
wénmíng shìjiè
world-famous

Intermediate

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远近闻名
yuǎnjìnwénmíng
be known far and wide

Intermediate

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闻名遐迩
wénmíngxiáěr
to be famous far and wide

Intermediate

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新闻
nǐ bú kàn xīnwén ma?yě bú kàn bào?
Don't you watch the news? Or read the newspaper?

Elementary

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在家早餐看电视新闻喜欢上班以前看一下新闻
zài jiā chī zǎocān、kàn diànshì xīnwén,wǒ hěn xǐhuan shàngbān yǐqián kàn yīxià xīnwén。
I have breakfast, watch some news. I really like watching a bit of news before work.

Elementary

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那些绯闻真的
nàxiē dōu shì fěiwén,bù shì zhēn de。
Those are all just rumors of love affairs, they're not true.

Intermediate

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经常上网但是最近的新闻
wǒ yě jīngcháng shàngwǎng。dànshì wǒ kàn zuìjìn de xīnwén。
I often surf the Internet too, but I read the latest news.

Elementary

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他们绯闻已经
tāmen liǎ de fěiwén yǐjīng chuán le hěn jiǔ le。
The rumors about the two of them have been circulating for a long time.

Intermediate

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经常合作明星绯闻
tā jīngcháng gēn hézuò guo de nǚ míngxīng nào fěiwén。
He frequently gets involved in sex scandals with his female co-stars.

Intermediate

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反对传闻证供
fǎnduì,chuánwénzhènggòng。
Objection! Hearsay!

Advanced

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牛顿闻名世界科学家
niúdùn shì yī wèi wénmíng shìjiè de kēxuéjiā。
Newton is a world-famous scientist.

Intermediate

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苏格兰威士忌举世闻名
sūgélán de wēishìjì jǔshìwénmíng。
Scottish whisky is world-famous.

Intermediate

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Ryan远近闻名谐星
Ryan shì yī gè yuǎnjìnwénmíng de xiéxīng。
Ryan is a comedian who is known far and wide.

Intermediate

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因为娱乐新闻没兴趣所以可能
yīnwèi wǒ duì yúlè xīnwén méi xìngqù,suǒyǐ kěnéng tīng guò jiù wàng le。
Because I don't have any interest in entertainment news, it probably goes in one ear and out the other if I do hear it.

Elementary

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不要看到新闻?
bù yào。nǐ méi kàndào wǒ zài kàn xīnwén ma?
No. Can't you see I'm watching the news?

Intermediate

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最近新闻头条
wā,zuìjìn xīnwén tóutiáo dōu shì“èr tāi huà”ā。
Wow, the second child policy has made headlines recently.

Intermediate

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一分钱一分货闻闻一点油漆没有
yīfēnqián yīfēnhuò。nǐ wén wen,yīdiǎn yóuqī wèi dōu méiyǒu。
You get what you pay for. Take a whiff-- it doesn't smell at all like paint.

Upper-Intermediate

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