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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
guān le
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
/(gwaan1 liu5 )
Short definition to close
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超市(chāo shì) supermarket (abbr.)
现在(xiàn zài) modern
已经(yǐ jīng) already
关了(guān le) to close
我们( men) us
只能(zhǐ néng) can only
(yòng) hence
一下(yī xià) a little
冰箱(bīng xiāng) icebox
(lǐ) village
食物(shí wù) food

The supermarkets are now closed, so we'll have to make do with what is left in the refrigerator.

(bà) stem
(méi) coal
(qì) qi
关了(guān le) to close

Turn off the gas.

(nín) you (courteous, as opposed to informal 你ni3)
(jiè) to introduce
不介意(bújièyì) do not mind
(dēng) lamp
关了(guān le) to close

Do you mind if I turn off the light?

(dēng) lamp
(yǐ) already
关了(guān le) to close

The lights are out.

能不能(néng bù néng) Can we do it?
(qǐng) to ask
你把( nǐ bǎ)
(chuāng) shutter
关了(guān le) to close
Would you please shut the window?

烤箱(kǎo xiāng) toaster oven
真的(zhēn de) really
关了(guān le) to close
(ma) (question tag)

Is the oven really closed?

(wǒ) I
(xiè) to thank
(xiè) to thank
(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
(jǐ) to provide
(dēng) lamp
关了(guān le) to close
我想(wǒxiǎng) I guess
睡觉了(shuì jiào le) to go to sleep

Thank you for helping me. Please turn off the light, I want to go to sleep.

M a r i e
并不(bìng bù) not at all
记得(jì de) to remember
她把( tā bǎ)
(dēng) lamp
关了(guān le) to close

Marie doesn't remember having turned the light off.

(wǒ) I
(tīng) to sentence
(dào) to go
(mén) valve
关了(guān le) to close

I heard the door close.

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