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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
/(seung6 yau5 )
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Usage frequency Very common
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以前(yǐ qián) ago
有人(yǒu rén) anyone
以为(yǐ wéi) to think
火星(huǒ xīng) spark
智能(zhì néng) able
生物(shēng wù) organism

It was once thought that there was intelligent life on Mars.

桌子(zhuō zi) desk
(zhǐ zhīzhī) only
(māo) cat
(ma) (question tag)

Is there a cat on the table?

(hú) lake
(miàn) noodles
(jǐ) a few
([missing]) classifier for ships
(chuán) ship

Some boats are on the lake.

桌子(zhuō zi) desk
一本( yī běn)
关于(guān yú) about
舞蹈的( wǔ dǎo de) saltant
(shū) book

There's a book about dancing on the desk.

天花板(tiān huā bǎn) ceiling
(dòng) cave

There are holes in the ceiling.

(zhuō) table
本书( běn shū)

I see a book on the desk.

天花板(tiān huā bǎn) ceiling
一只( yī zhǐ)
苍蝇(cāng ying) house fly

I saw a fly on the ceiling.

(zài) (located) at
(wǒ) I
(dedì) of
(zhuō) table
一本书( yī běn shū)

There's a book on my desk.

(wǒ) I
(chuáng) couch
(tóu tóu) head
(guì) cabinet
一张(yī zhāng) sheet
(wǒ) I
女朋友(nv péng you) girlfriend
(dedì) of
照片(zhào piàn) picture

I have a photo of my girlfriend on my nightstand.

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