Another dialogue today this time about a boy who asks his mother to check the paper he has written. Remember that you can hover over the Chinese to view the translation and pinyin. As with all beginner reading, start slowly and focus on pronouncing each tone clearly. You might feel stupid at first but you will soon speed up and this really is the only way to get a grasp on tones when reading.
校对 – Proofread. 你能帮我校对吗? meaning “Can you help me proofread this?”
一起 – Together. 让我们一起去公园吧 meaning “Let’s go to the park together”.
想法 – Ideas/opinions
创意 – Creative/original.
(Hover over the Chinese for pinyin)
This sentence uses the two characters 想法 to mean ideas. 创意 means to be creative or original and so the sentence translates to “Your ideas are very original.”.
The tricky part of this sentence is the use of 努力. 努力 indicates great effort. 他很努力 would mean “He has worked hard.”. The full sentence translates to “I can see that you have worked very hard on this.”.
This translates to “I hope my teacher agrees.”.
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