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Simplfied Chinese
一般来说
Traditional Chinese
一般來說
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yī bān lái shuō /yì bān lái shuō
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
yat1 bun1 loi4 syut3
Short definition generally speaking
Usage frequency Somewhat infrequent
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一般来说(yī bān lái shuō yì bān lái shuō) generally speaking
女人(nv rén) wife
活得(huóde) to live
(bǐ bǐbì) ratio
男人(nán rén) men
(jiǔ) for a long time

Generally speaking, women live longer than men.

一般来说(yī bān lái shuō yì bān lái shuō) generally speaking
(láng) wolf
不会(bù huì) not able
攻击(gōng jī) to accuse
(rén) man

Wolves won't usually attack people.

一般来说(yī bān lái shuō yì bān lái shuō) generally speaking
男生(nán shēng) guy (young adult male)
跑得(pǎode)
(bǐ bǐbì) ratio
女生(nv shēng) schoolgirl
(kuài) fast

Generally speaking, boys can run faster than girls.

一般来说(yī bān lái shuō yì bān lái shuō) generally speaking
(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
应该(yīng gāi) should
(wèi) for
(měi) each
两个(liǎng ge)
客人(kè rén) guest
准备(zhǔn bèi) to intend
一磅(yī bàng) quid
牛肉(niú ròu) beef

As a rule of thumb, you should plan on one pound of beef for every two guests.

一般来说(yī bān lái shuō yì bān lái shuō) generally speaking
(wǒ) I
8 4 0
下班(xià bān) to finish work

Generally speaking, I leave work at 8:40.

小孩(xiǎo hái) child
一般来说(yī bān lái shuō yì bān lái shuō) generally speaking
(dū) all
喜欢(xǐ huān) to like
(chī) to eat
糖果(táng guǒ) candy

In general, children are fond of candy.

一般来说(yī bān lái shuō yì bān lái shuō) generally speaking
男人(nán rén) men
(bǐ bǐbì) ratio
女人(nv rén) wife
跑得快( pǎo dé kuài) to run quickly

Generally, men run faster than women.

一般来说(yī bān lái shuō yì bān lái shuō) generally speaking
消费者(xiāo fèi zhě) consumer
喜欢(xǐ huān) to like
数量(shù liàng) amount
胜于(shèng yú) outrange
质量(zhì liàng) quality

In general, consumers prefer quantity to quality.

一般来说(yī bān lái shuō yì bān lái shuō) generally speaking
男生(nán shēng) guy (young adult male)
会比(huìbǐ)
女生(nv shēng) schoolgirl
(gāo) loud
一些(yī xiē) a few

Boys, as a rule, are taller than girls.

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