Practical Sentences in Chinese and English
June 8, 2009
We will keep vigil around/by you and give/send you positive energy.
Don’t enter and exit the temple from the main gate (in the middle). It is for the buddha/buddhas.
You should get into (the temple) through the small gate to the right of the main gate and get out through the small gate to the left.
Light the incense/joss sticks.
He is lighting the incense sticks for us.
These are for you.
Put your hands together with the incense sticks.
Put the incense sticks into the tripod (incense burner). [tripod = 三足鼎] [not不是 ipod]
Put your palms together. (without incense sticks) (Buddhism)
Bow (your head) to the buddha/the statue of the buddha/heaven/the teacher.
Make a wish.
This way, please.
No picture/photo taking here/in the classroom/in the building/in the temple. = Photo taking is forbidden/prohibited/not allowed here/in the classroom/in the building/in the temple.
No sound and video recording here/in the building/in the temple. = Sound and video recording is forbidden/prohibited/not allowed here/in the classroom/in the building/in the temple.
No smoking here. = Smoking is forbidden/prohibited/not allowed here/in the classroom/in the building/in the temple.
No food and beverages here. = Food and beverages are forbidden/prohibited/not allowed here/in the classroom/in the building/in the temple.
Stay/Keep quiet in the classroom/temple/building.
Concentrate when you are in class. Respect the/your teacher. Ask questions in or out of class whenever you have one.
You are speeding! Slow down!
Slow down! I don’t want to/wanna die so early! [want to = wanna]
You are driving way too slowly. Speed up!
Speed up! We are going to be late!
You (people/guys) get out (of the car/van/SUV) first. I’ll find a parking space/space for parking near here. = I’ll get the car/van/SUV in park near here.
You (people/guys) wait/stay here for a second/moment/minute while I get/drive the car/van/SUV here.
Do you have an appointment with him?
Is he expecting to see you?
He’s in class in the basement/on the second floor. The class will end/ends at 10:00. Would you like to wait (for him), or come back later?
Could/Can you leave your name and phone number?
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