English Sentence:

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

人生就像一盒巧克力,你永遠不知道裡面裝的是什麼。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

人生就像一盒巧克力,你永远不知道里面装的是什么。

Pinyin:

ren2 sheng1 jiu4 xiang4 yi4 he2 qiao3 ke1 li4, ni3 yong3 yuan3 bu4 zhi1 dao4 li3 mian4 zhuang1 de5 shi4 shen2 me5.

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人生   人生

rén shēng

life, human life

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jiù

1. then, just, right away 2. to approach, to move towards 3. to accomplish 4. to undertake, to engage in 5. as early as, already 6. in that case 7. as many as 8. even if 9. to suffer, subjected to 10. to go with (foods) 11. with regard to, concerning

Here: just, right away

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xiàng

1. to look like, to be like, to look as if 2. such as 3. appearance, image, portrait 4. similar to

Here: such as

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1. one, 1 (4th tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. each, every 4. single, alone 5. whole, entire, all, throughout 6. (indicating the intention to try)

Here: one, 1 (4th tone, used in Taiwan)

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case, a small box

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巧克力
巧克力

qiǎo kè lì

chocolate (loanword)

Here: chocolate

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1. you (male) 2. your (male)

Here: you (male)

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永遠   永远

yǒng yuǎn

forever, always, eternal

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不知道
不知道

bù zhī dào

to not know

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裡面   里面

lǐ miàn

inside

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zhuāng

1. clothing, costume 2. to pretend 3. to install 4. to wrap, to pack 5. to load

Here: to wrap, to pack

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de

1. of (possessive particle) 2. (adjectival ending) 3. (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) 4. (used to form a nominal expression)

Here: of (possessive particle)

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shì

1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that 4. (old) this, this thing 5. (particle emphasizing the word following it) 6. (particle showing agreement) 7. true, correct

Here: to be (is, are, am, was, were)

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什麼   什么

shén me

Alternative Pronunciation:

shé me

1. what 2. anything, something

Here: what

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