Practical Sentences in Chinese and English
June 20, 2009
Put on/Apply some insect repellent (spray) before going out. It’s summer/summertime, you know. Also/And, don’t forget your water bottle.
A: Where is the can opener? B: (It is) in the white drawer.
A: How can I turn the gas stove on? = How can I turn on the gas stove? B: I’ll show you. = Let me show you.
A: Where is the cooking shovel? B: I’ll get it (for you).
A sleep disorder might result in sleep deprivation and even mental disorders.
Work and rest as regularly as you can.
I slept like a log last night. = I slept very well last night.
Tell yourself to be brave, be strong and tough it out.
Don’t allow yourself to be swayed by other things or other people.
Give it a go/shot. Don’t throw in the towel/sponge too soon.
This will be a great transformative experience for you.
That sounds like a draw. = That sounds attractive.
You will get/be hooked on it/Qi-Gong like us in no time/soon.
Do it consciously and subconsciously at the same time. = Do it half-consciously and half-subconsciously.
We have made a profit of … dollars this year.
We need more funding for our expansion plans.
Who checks the emails on holiday/on weekends?
He has not replied to me (yet). She has not replied to my last email (yet).
The/My secretary will schedule an interview for you and him.
The new session is scheduled for mid-August.
The/Wu Ji Wu Sheng Men T-shirt and sweat pants come in five sizes. They are extra small (XS), small (S), medium (M), large (L) and extra large (XL).
Would you like to try on a small-sized/small T-shirt and small-sized/small sweat pants?
They are too small. = Both of them are too small. = They are both too small. Give me medium ones. = I would like medium ones. [ones = T-shirt and sweat pants] = Do you have them in a medium?
Do they fit (you)?
They fit me well.
They look good on you.
You are one of us now.
Who designed the T-shirt? She has an eye for colors, painting/graphics and design.
By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica
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