Practical Sentences in Chinese and English
June 13, 2009
Shop signs and billboards everywhere/here and there in Taiwan are sometimes a blight and eyesores.
(1) Do you agree (with me)? (2) Agreed?
(2) Yes, I agree (with you). (2) Agreed.
(1) Yeah, sort of. (2) Yeah, kind of.
We don’t have any advertisements/ads or flyers/fliers. We win/rise to/gain fame by word of mouth.
We are open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m./ten in the morning to 10 p.m./ten in the evening and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday.
Our business hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday.
(1) He/She is my mentor rather than my teacher. (2) To me, he/she is a mentor rather than a teacher.
(1) He/She is my mentor rather than my friend. (2) To me, he/she is a mentor rather than a friend.
Are you available tonight/this Sunday? Do you have any plans for tonight/this Sunday? If not, let’s hang out (together).
You look/seem upset. What’s wrong? Is something bugging/bothering you?
Nothing/Not much. (1) I just want/need to have some quiet time alone. (2) I just want/need to be alone for a second.
You are such a jerk/idiot/moron/dork. / You jerk/idiot/moron/dork.
You are pushing them too hard. That would backfire.
I am (really) into Qi Gong/English.
Let’s take the elevator/escalator/stairs.
(Do you) need help/a hand?
Oh, yes/yup. No, thanks. I’m OK/I can do it myself.
Press the “up”/”down” button for me, thanks/thank you.
Can/Could you help me bring everything/these upstairs/to the second floor? [樓下 = downstairs]
Can/Could you hold the door while I am moving all the boxes/things into the elevator?
You are wearing glasses. Are you near-sighted? What is your eyesight/vision?
My eyesight/vision is minus 8 (-8.00).
You are not wearing glasses. You have good eyesight.
No. I have poor eyesight. I am wearing contact lenses/contacts. But when I get home, I will take them off and put on my glasses. If you see me wearing glasses, that means I stayed up late or did not sleep at all the previous night.
By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica
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