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Simplfied Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yī jù
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
yat1 geui3
Short definition a sentence
Usage frequency Very common
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Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: a line of verse; a sentence
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刚才(gāng cái) just now
说的话( shuō de huà) speech
汤姆(tāng mǔ) Tom (name)
一句(yī jù) a sentence
也不(yě bù) nor
(xìn) mail

Tom doesn't believe a word of what Mary just said.

(tā) another
(hé) with
(wǒ) I
简直(jiǎn zhí) at all
心有灵犀( xīn yǒu líng xī)
(cái) only then
(gāng) recent
(shuō) to scold
一句(yī jù) a sentence
另一方(lìng yī fāng) another side
已经(yǐ jīng) already
回应(huí yìng) response

He and I have a near-telepathic understanding of each other. No sooner does one of us say something than the other is already responding.

学者(xué zhě) scholar
(wèi) for
一句(yī jù) a sentence
意思(yì sī) wish
含糊的( hán hū de) darksome
(cáng zàng zàng) Tibet
(wén) gentle
句子(jù zi) sentence
争论(zhēng lùn) argument
(liǎo) (of eyes) bright

The two scholars wrangled over the meaning of an obscure Tibetan phrase.

滚石( gǔn shí) Rolling Stone
(bù) not
生苔(shēng tái) mossy
(shì) is
一句(yī jù) a sentence
谚语(yàn yǔ) proverb

"A rolling stone gathers no moss" is a saying.

顺便(shùn biàn) in passing
(wèn) question
一句(yī jù) a sentence
(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
今晚(jīn wǎn) tonight
有空(yǒu kòng) to have free time
(ma) (question tag)

By the way, are you free tonight?

他说( tā shuō)
的话(dehuà) words
没有(méi yǒu) not to have
一句(yī jù) a sentence
(shì) is
真的(zhēn de) really

There is not a scrap of truth in his words.

他说( tā shuō)
(dedì) of
没有(méi yǒu) not to have
一句(yī jù) a sentence
实话(shí huà) the truth

There isn't a grain of truth in what he says.

「 巧言令色 ,
(xiān xiānxiǎn) few
([missing]) (arch. final particle, analogous to 了)
(rén) humane
这句(zhè gōu) this sentence
说话(shuō huà) word
用来(yòng lái) to use
形容(xíng róng) description
(tā) another
(bù) not
他说( tā shuō)
的话(dehuà) words
没有(méi yǒu) not to have
一句(yī jù) a sentence
诚意(chéng yì) sincerity
(dedì) of

They say fine words are no virtue if they're insincere and that's him in a nutshell. He's all talk but doesn't mean a word of it.

因为(yīn wèi) because
(yòng) hence
法语(fǎ yǔ) French language
谈话(tán huà) talk
(dedì) of
所以(suǒ yǐ) as a result
(wǒ) I
一句(yī jù) a sentence
(yě) too
听不懂(tīng bù dǒng) not to understand

Since their conversation was in French, I couldn't understand a word.

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