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Let’s Talk in Chinese 27

I want a glass of water 我要一杯水
Thanks for your water 謝謝你的水

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I want a glass of water.

我要一杯水

Wǒ yào yì bēi shuǐ

I

want

yào

one

glass

bēi

water

shuǐ

a glass of water

一杯水

yì bēi shuǐ

one

glass

bēi

water

shuǐ

Please give me a glass of water.

請給我一杯水

Qǐng gěi wǒ yì bēi shuǐ

please

qǐng

give

gěi

me

one

glass

bēi

water

shuǐ


note: in Chinese, the 我 (I, me) is the same in a sentence.

Thanks for your water.

謝謝你的水

Xiè-xiè nǐ de shuǐ

thanks

謝謝

xiè-xiè

your

你的

nǐ de

water

shuǐ

thanks

謝謝

xiè-xiè

thank

xiè

thank

xiè

your

你的

nǐ de

you

of

de

I want a cup of coffee.

我要一杯咖啡

Wǒ yào yì bēi kā-fēi

I

want

yào

one

cup

bēi

coffee

咖啡

kā-fēi

a cup of coffee

一杯咖啡

yì bēi kā-fēi

one

cup

bēi

coffee

咖啡

kā-fēi


In Chinese, a cup and a glass are both
used the same unit character 杯 for drinks.

coffee

咖啡

kā-fēi

fēi


In modern Chinese, coffee 咖啡 is a phonetically translated word,
these 2 characters 咖 and 啡 have no relations with the word coffee.

Please give me a cup of coffee.

請給我一杯咖啡

Qǐng gěi wǒ yì bēi kā-fēi

please

qǐng

give

gěi

me

one

cup

bēi

coffee

咖啡

kā-fēi


note: in Chinese, the 我 (I, me) is the same in a sentence.

Thanks for your coffee.

謝謝你的咖啡

Xiè-xiè nǐ de kā-fēi

thanks

謝謝

xiè-xiè

your

你的

nǐ de

coffee

咖啡

kā-fēi

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