English Sentence:

I want to buy a postcard.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

我要買一張明信片。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

我要买一张明信片。

Pinyin:

wo3 yao4 mai3 yi4 zhang1 ming2 xin4 pian4.

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1. I 2. me 3. my 4. our

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yào

1. to want, would like to 2. have to, must 3. important, vital 4. to ask for, to request 5. will, be going to (future tense)

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mǎi

to buy

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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)

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zhāng

1. (a measure word for flat objects like paper, tickets, records, tables) 2. Zhang (Chinese surname) 3. to open up, to stretch out 4. to exaggerate 5. to draw, to string 6. to look 7. to start business 8. to give free rein to, to indulge 9. nervous, tense

Here: (a measure word for flat objects like paper, tickets, stamps, records, tables)

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明信片
明信片

míng xìn piàn

postcard

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