English Sentence:

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

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



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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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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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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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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bù zhī dào

to not know

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裡面   里面

lǐ miàn


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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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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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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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