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Traditional Chinese
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
xiě xìn
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
se2 seun3
Short definition to write a letter
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All available English definitions to write a letterCdict iconAdso icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: to write a letter
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: sameadso
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: samecdic
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: to write a letter; Write
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: to write a letter'
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Sentence examples
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他不( tā bù)
知道(zhī dào) to know
如何(rú hé) how
写信(xiě xìn) to write a letter

He doesn't know how to write a letter in English.

那个(nà ge) also pr. nei4 ge5
(zài) (located) at
教室(jiào shì) classroom
写信(xiě xìn) to write a letter
的人( de rén)
(shì) is
我的( de) my
朋友(péng you) friend

That person writing the letter in the classroom is my friend.

(wǒ) I
(yīngyìng) should
(gāi) that
写信(xiě xìn) to write a letter
(ma) (question tag)

Do I have to write a letter?

上次(shàng cì) last time
写信(xiě xìn) to write a letter
以来(yǐ lái) since
没有什么(méi yǒu shén me) it is nothing
新鲜事(xīn xiān shì) new affair
发生(fā shēng) to occur

There is nothing new transpired since I wrote you last.

有时间(yǒu shí jiān) to have time
给我( gěi)
写信(xiě xìn) to write a letter

Write me sometime, OK?

(tā) she
(jǐ) a few
(hū) at
每周(měi zhōu) every week
都给( dū gěi)
她的( tā de)
母亲(mǔ qīn) also pr. mu3 qin5
写信(xiě xìn) to write a letter

She always writes to her mother every week.

父亲(fù qīn) father
([missing]) to use
写信(xiě xìn) to write a letter

Father is busy writing letters.

我们( men) us
好久(hǎo jiǔ) quite a while
没有联系(méi yǒu lián xì) to be unrelated
(liǎo) (of eyes) bright
, 很高兴
(néng) may
给你( gěi nǐ)
写信(xiě xìn) to write a letter

We haven't contacted each other for quite a while. I am very happy to write to you.

昨天(zuó tiān) yesterday
(wǒ) I
写信(xiě xìn) to write a letter
写到(xiě dào) to write
很晚( hěn wǎn)
睡觉(shuì jiào) to go to bed

Last night I went to bed late after writing a letter.

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