(Listen) How to say “unlike” in Chinese


Recorded by : Ms. Amy LIU

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1. 不同于
⊙different from; unlike
e.g.
Xiàn zài bù bĭ cóng qián le。
现在不比从前了。
It’s not like before.

Běi fāng bù bǐ nán fāng,chūn tiān lǎo guā fēng。
北方不比南方,春天老刮风。
The north of China, unlike the south, is windy in spring.

2. 比不上
⊙cannot compare with; no match for
e.g.
Tā de huǒ shí bù bǐ wǒ de qiáng。
他的伙食不比我的强。
His diet is by no means better than mine.

Qiáo bìng bù bǐ tā de péng you fù yǒu 。
乔并不比他的朋友富有。
Joe was not richer than his friend.

(Listen) How to say the cause and effect in Chinese


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……Qián……hòu……
……前……后……
表示两种事物或行为在空间或时间上一先一后,也可表示动作的向前向后。

e.g.
Qián fù hòu jì
前赴后继
advance wave upon wave

Rén men huì duì tā men yào măi de dōng xī qián sī hòu xiăng。
人们会对他们要买的东西前思后想(思前想后)。
People may put a lot of thought into what they buy.

Rén qián rén hòu
人前人后
in and out of people’s lives

Shēng qián sǐ hòu
生前死后
in life or after death.

Wŏ bù zhī dào cĭ shì de qián yīn hòu guŏ。
我不知道此事的前因后果。
I don’t know the cause and effect.

(Listen) How to say nothing more in Chinese


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……Ér yǐ
……而已
aux. nothing more; just that; only (used at the end of a declarative sentence)
用在陈述句末,表示仅止于此。相当于“罢了”,常跟“只”、“不过”、“仅仅”等连用。助词。

e.g.
Tā men zhǐ shì guò qù bāng máng ér yǐ。
他们只是过去帮忙而已。
They are only there to help.

Wǒ zhǐ shì tīng shuō ér yǐ 。
我只是听说而已。
I know it by hearsay only.

Tā bìng bú shì bú shàn jiāo jì, jǐn jǐn shì hài xiū ér yǐ。
他并不是不善交际,仅仅是害羞而已。
He’s not antisocial. He is just shy.

Wǒ zhǐ shì kāi wán xiào shuō shuō ér yǐ。
我只是开玩笑说说而已。
I only said it as a joke.

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(Listen) How to say no sweet without sweat in Chinese


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Xiān … hòu …
先……后……
(单/动、单/名、近义):表示事物或动作的先后顺序。

e.g.

Xiān lì yè hòu chéng jiā
先立业后成家
First thrive and then wive.

Zuò wéi jiào shī,wǒ men yīng xiān lǜ jǐ hòu lǜ rén。
作为教师,我们应先律己后律人。
As teachers, we should be strict with ourselves and then be strict with others.

Xiān kǔ hòu tián
先苦后甜
no sweet without sweat

Xiān lái hòu dào
先来后到
in order of arrival

(Listen) How to say misunderstand, tired, child in Chinese


Recorded by : Ms. Dinah ZHANG

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误解           Wùjiě          v. misunderstand
她误解了我的话。
Tā wù jiě le wǒ de huà。
She misconstrued my remarks.

你完全误解了我的意思。
Nǐ wán quán wù jiě le wǒ de yì si。
You mistook my meaning entirely.

累         Lèi           adj. tired
他觉得很累。
Tā jué de hěn lèi。
He feels very tired.

我走路走累了。
Wǒ zǒu lù zǒu lèi le。
I’m tired with walking.

儿童         Értóng          n. child; children
我们到处都听见儿童的笑声。
Wǒ men dào chù dōu tīng jiàn ér tóng de xiào shēng。
From all around we heard the laughter of children.

这个玩具适合3岁以上的儿童。
Zhè ge wán jù shì hé sān suì yǐ shàng de ér tóng。
This toy is suitable for children aged three and above.

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(Listen) How to say “keep fit” in Chinese


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选择健康食物、尽可能运动、保持体型苗条,这样就健康了吗?
You pick healthy food, work out (when you can), and watch your waistline. That means you’re healthy right?

01际不广You don’t socialize enough研究表明,人际交往对健康很有益处。Studies suggest that social networks are good for your health too. 如果随着时间的流逝还坚持能和朋友保持联络,那将对健康大有好处。Just connecting with other people, and maintaining those social networks as you age, is good for your health.

02缺少睡眠You skimp on sleep研究一直表明,人们每晚至少需要7小时睡眠才能达到最佳健康状态,而缺少睡眠会引发系列健康问题,诸如高血压、抑郁症、糖尿病、免疫力下降等等。Studies have consistently shown that people need at least seven hours of sleep a night for optimal health, and short sleep has been associated with a host of health problems, including high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, and a reduced immune response to vaccines.

03喝太多水You drink too much water缺水不利于健康,那么多喝水就正确了吗?某种程度上讲,确实如此。Dehydration is bad. So more water is good, right? That’s true, to a point。
但如果你刚跑完马拉松或完成其他长时间体力运动,最好不要一下子喝太多水,否则容易出现“水中毒”,即低钠血症。But particularly if you’re running your first marathon or some other physically taxing, long event it’s important to avoid drinking too much water, which could lead to water intoxication (also known as hyponatremia).

04讨厌水果蔬菜You still don’t eat your fruits and veggies多吃水果蔬菜能降低患心脏病或其他癌症的风险,还有助于平衡体重。 Eating plenty of produce helps reduce your risk of heart disease and several types of cancer, and can help you manage your weight too.

05没有健康的朋友You don’t have healthy friends近几年一些研究表明,肥胖、吸烟、甚至快乐,也具有传染性。Several recent studies have shown that obesity, cigarette smoking—even happiness—spread through social networks.

所以,请努力结交健康习惯良好的朋友,鼓励身边的朋友养成良好的健康习惯吧。Try to forge friendships with people whose health habits you’d like to emulate and encouraging your friends to join you in healthy pursuits.

06只靠运动减肥You use exercise alone to shed pounds经常运动对健康和正常体重至关重要,但如果不控制卡路里摄入量,运动也无法达到减肥的目的。Regular exercise is crucial for health and maintaining a healthy weight, but it won’t help you lose weight unless you cut down your calorie intake.

07讳疾忌医You avoid doctors in general研究表明,在医生的建议下,人们更容易成功戒烟。而且,医生还能开药帮助人们戒烟。鉴于现在有很多不安全的减肥药丸,医生就能给予更安全有效的瘦身指导。Studies have shown people have a better chance of trying to quit smoking, and succeeding, when a doctor advises them to do so. Doctors can also prescribe medications that can greatly increase quitting success. And while there’s unfortunately no safe pill to help people lose weight, a doctor’s advice can give you a better chance of succeeding in trimming down as well.

08忽略体Skipping checkups同样,很多人都不屑于例行体检,直到生病疼痛了才看医生。这就错失了重要体检,而当时发现的问题说不定还很容易治疗。Similarly, many people may not bother to go for well visits, but just go to see a doctor when they’re sick or in pain. This can mean missing important screening tests, which can catch problems early when they are much more treatable.

(Listen) How to say it seems a little iffy to me in Chinese

Recorded by :Ms. Cecilia Chen

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Wǒ kàn yǒu diǎn xuán
我看有点悬
It seems a little iffy to me…

常用语,可以理解为:成功的机率不大,办成的效率不高,让人感觉把握不大。

e.g.
Wǒ kàn yǒu diǎn xuán 。
我看有点悬。
It’s hard to say.

Wǒ men néng zhǔn shí dào ma ?
我们能准时到吗?
Can we get there on time?

Tā dǎ suan měi tiān duàn liàn yí gè xiǎo shí,dàn tā zhè me máng,wǒ kàn yǒu diǎn xuán。
他打算每天锻炼一个小时,但他这么忙,我看有点悬。
He wants to exercise an hour every day, but I

(Listen) How to say have no time to do sth in Chinese

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顾不上Gùbúshàng

can not attend to; have no time to do sth.
形容很忙,没时间管、照顾不上来、兼顾不到等等,具体上看整句话或者前后对话情景的意思。

e.g.
现在她完全顾不上自己的外表了。
Xiàn zài tā wán quán gù bú shàng zì jǐ de wài biǎo le。
She was quite unconscious of her appearance now.

我太忙了,顾不上和你说话。
Wŏ tài máng le,gù bú shàng hé nĭ shuō huà。
Sorry, I’m too busy to talk to you now.

他整日忙工作,连孩子上学都顾不上接送。
Tā zhěng rì máng gōng zuò,lián hái zi shàng xué dōu gù bú shàng jiē sòng。
He is so busy all day that he doesn’t even have time to drop his children off at school and then pick them up later.

(Listen) How to say Check in at a hotel in Chinese

 

Recorded by : Ms. Amy LIU

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春天,大家都想出去玩,出去就要找住的地方,那么,在旅馆登记住宿(check in at a hotel)的时候,下面这些话就很实用啦!

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Yǒu dān rén jiān ma ?
有单人间吗?
Do you have a single room available?

Wǒ yòng … … de míng zi yù dìng le fáng jiān。
我用……的名字预订了房间。
I have a reservation for … .

Shuāng rén jiān
双人间
double room

Dān rénjiān
单人间
single

Dà chuáng fáng
大床房
big-bed room

Yì wǎn duō shǎo qián?
一晚多少钱?
How much is this room per night?

Wǒ yào zhù … … wǎn。
我要住……晚。
I would like to stay for … nights, please.

Nǐ men yǒu diàn huà jiào zǎo fú wù ma ?
你们有电话叫早服务吗?
Can I have a wake-up call, please?

Tuì fáng shí jiān shì jǐ diǎn?
退房时间是几点?
What is the check-out time?

(Listen) How to say A Smile Is A Gift Worth Giving in Chinese


Recorded by : Ms. Hayley Sun

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一个微笑就够了
A Smile Is A Gift Worth Giving

有时候,一个微笑是你能够给他人的最好的礼物。
Sometimes a smile is the best gift you can give someone.

昨天,我在杂货店的时候,看到一个老爷爷站在一旁,看起来很难过。我从他身边走过并冲他露出一个大大的微笑。他的目光一下子明亮了起来,也对我报以微笑。
Yesterday I was in the grocery store. I saw an older man standing with a sad look on his face. I walked by and gave him a big smile. Immediately, his eyes brightened and he smiled back.

我不知道为什么他看起来那么难过,但就在那一刻,他笑了。
I don’t know why he looked so sad, but for that moment in time he smiled.

在这个世界,人们都匆匆忙忙,他们很多都背负着巨大的压力。为什么不对每个你遇到的人报以微笑?
People are in a rush and many are stressed in the world. Why not give a gift of your smile to everyone you meet.

你永远都不知道在他们生命中的那一刻,你的微笑可能会改变他们的人生。
You never know how much of a difference you could be making in their life at that moment.