English Sentence:

Are you here for business or pleasure, sir?

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

先生,您是來出差還是旅遊?

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

先生,您是来出差还是旅游?

Pinyin:

xian1 sheng1, nin2 shi4 lai2 chu1 chai1 hai2 shi4 lü3 you2?

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先生   先生

xiān shēng

Mainland Pronunciation:

xiān sheng

1. Sir, Mr., Mister 2. husband 3. [Taiwan only] waiter

Here: Sir, Mr., Mister

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nín

[formal] you

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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

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lái

1. to come 2. in order to 3. to take place, to crop up 4. to have 5. future, coming, next 6. (used to replace another verb) 7. (used with to express capability) 8. ever since

Here: to come

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出差   出差

chū chāi

to go on a business trip

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還是   还是

hái shì

1. or 2. still 3. had better

Here: or

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旅遊   旅游

lǚ yóu

1. to travel 2. tourism, travel, tour

Here: to travel

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