Practical Sentences in Chinese and English
June 26, 2009
I came here in search of a better treatment/myself/mind tranquility/spiritual tranquility.
Now is the best time to do it. Now is the best time to waken yourself(up). Now is the best time to make changes. Sentence Pattern: Now is the best time to + verb.
Attached is the information you asked for in your email on June 26. = Please refer to the attachment for the information you requested in your June 26 email.
I am so/very tired. = I am exhausted. = I am beat.
Giving energy to others/her/him tires me out. = Giving energy to others/her/him exhausts me.
I need you at your best for tomorrow’s class/trip.
Don’t doze off in class.
Watch yourself around the teacher/statue of the buddha. = Watch yourself not to offend the teacher/statue of the buddha.
Don’t talk back to the teacher/me.
Being able to read people’s faces/mind makes communication a snap.
It is between you and me. = It is between us.
She has a green thumb. = She is good at making plants grow. = She is good at gardening.
(Highly) Processed food is bad for health.
He/She passed away the other day.
He/She died of/from cancer.
I took a day off to attend his/her funeral.
I’ll see what I can do.
I am watching the situation closely.
Don’t feel sorry/terrible about that. = Never mind about that.
There is no bathroom in each of our rooms. = All of our rooms are without a bathroom. You have to share the bathroom with others.
Put your (dirty) laundry in the hamper/laundry basket.
You may also do the laundry/wash your clothes yourself by hand.
The (clothes) dryer is here/by the elevator/in the corner.
The whizzer is on the top floor.
There is no toilet paper in the bathroom/toilet.
The faucet/tap in the bathroom is leaking.
The shower nozzle is leaking.
A: What is it in the pitcher? B: Orange juice. A: (Is it) iced?/(Is it served) with ice? B: No. A: Could you add/put some ice cubes in? The heat is killing me. A: Yes, sir/ma’am. But too much cold drink “kills” you.
By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica
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