English Sentence:

There is a meditation class on Saturday. Would you like to come?

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

星期六有一堂靜坐課程。你要來嗎?

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

星期六有一堂静坐课程。你要来吗?

Pinyin:

xing1 qi2 liu4 you3 yi4 tang2 jing4 zuo4 ke4 cheng2. ni3 yao4 lai2 ma5?

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星期六
星期六

xīng qí liù

Mainland Pronunciation:

xīng qī liù

Saturday

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yǒu

1. to have 2. to own 3. there is, there are 4. to be, to exist

Here: there is

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1. one, 1 (4th tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as

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

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táng

1. (a measure word for classes) 2. a hall (for a specific public use) 3. paternal side family relationship

Here: (a measure word for classes)

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靜坐   静坐

jìng zuò

1. to sit quietly, to meditate 2. meditation

Here: to sit quietly, to meditate

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課程   课程

kè chéng

course, class

Here: class

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

Here: you (male)

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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)

Here: to want, would like to

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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 6. (used to replace another verb)

Here: to come

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ma

(particle indicating a question)

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