English Sentence:

Why didn't you pick up the phone?

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



ni3 wei4 shen2 me5 bu4 jie1 dian4 hua4?

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Words used:


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

Here: you (male)

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wèi shén me

Alternative Pronunciation:

wèi shé me

why, for what reason

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not, no (4th tone)

Here: not (4th tone)

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1. to receive, to pick up, to catch 2. to answer (telephone) 3. to connect, to join 4. continuously

Here: to pick up

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電話   电话

diàn huà

telephone, phone

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