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búyào!
don't!
real; really
gāng-cái
just now
nà-ge
that one
diànyǐng
movie
nǐ-men
you (plural)
side
also
yí-ge
one of (something)
chūntiān
spring
kāi-shǐ
start
朋友
friend
again
zhè-ge
this one
zì-jǐ
oneself
jīn-tiān
today
wǒmen
we
shì-qíng
matter
míng bai
understand; clear
wèi shén-me?
why?
hěn-dūo
a lot of
bǐ-rú
for example
xǐhuān
to like
pāi-zhào
to take pictures
yàng-zi
appearance; manner
all; both
nǐ-de
yours; your
yí-dìng
surely, definitely
yī-zhǒng
a type of
yí-yàng
the same as; just like
lǐ-miàn
inside
zhǎo dào
to find out
bù-rán
otherwise
two (of something)
zhǐ-néng
can only
jiā-lǐ
home; family
chī de
food; something to eat
wèn-tí
problem; question
yīn-wèi
because
rice; meter (m)
zhèxiē
these
dà-jiā
everyone; everybody
yì-xiē
some
wán quán
totally, completely
lì-yòng
use
táng
sugar
suó-yǐ ne?
so?
xū-yào
to need
chī le!
(I) have eaten
yǐ-hòu
afterwards; later on
búhuì
will not; cannot
yí-xià
a bit
chī tǔ
to eat dirt (so poor you can only afford dirt for meals)
tǔdòu
potato
month; moon
wèi-le
for...
tè-bié
especially
rú-guǒ
if
jíshí
in time
zhī-dào
to know
zěn-me ...
how ...
duō-shǎo
how many; how much
zhè-zhǒng
this kind (of)
yīng-gāi
should
zěn-me-yàng
how; how about
yī-diǎn
a little
dì...
prefix indicating ordinal number
dì-yī
first
bàn-fǎ
method
yǐn-qǐ
cause, draw
hái méi ne!
not yet!
hái méi yǒu
not yet
gào su
to tell
yìzhí
continuously; straight
gěi nǐ
here you go
to order; to command
jìdé
to remember
ér qiě
and also
bào-dào
report
fēnzhōng
minute
yì-qǐ
together
kělè
Coke; entertaining
ránhòu
then; after that
màndiǎn!
slow down!
dì-èr
second (ordinal number)
dōng-xi
a thing; stuff
àn-zhào
according to
cài
vegetable; dish, cuisine; weak, poor
zhè yàng
this way, like this
shíwù
food
long (duration of time)
běi-jīng
Beijing
chū lái
to come out
měi-ge
every one
xīng qī èr
Tuesday
xīng qī wǔ
Friday
qí-tā
other; the rest
zhèng-cháng
normal
fāng fǎ
method
yǒu-xiào
have effect
jù-tǐ
specific
to let (someone do something); to make (someone do something)
róng-yì
easy; likely
dàn-shì
but
dà-liàng
a large amount; magnanimous
hái-shì
still, nevertheless
qǐ-lái
to get up
gòngtóng
common; together
bù-fèn
part
tàidūo
too much; too many
gèng-hǎo
better
hǎo-kàn
good looking
zhè shì
this is; these are
sù dù
speed
kuài-lè
happy; joy
yóu kěnéng
it's possible
tóufà
hair
cóng cǐ
from now on
question marker
dāng-rán bú-shì
of course not
měi-shí
delicacy
zào-chéng
cause
to hug; to surround
xīwàng
hope; to hope
hái-yǒu
still; in addition
zài-jiàn
bye

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