English Sentence:

What are you referring to?

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

你指的是什麼?

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

你指的是什么?

Pinyin:

ni3 zhi3 de5 shi4 shen2 me5?

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

Here: you (male)

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zhǐ

1. to point, to indicate 2. finger 3. to depend on, to count on 4. (of hair) to stand on end

Here: to point, to indicate

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de

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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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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什麼   什么

shén me

Alternative Pronunciation:

shé me

1. what 2. anything, something

Here: what

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