English Sentence:

The older the ginger, the spicier it gets. (The older, the wiser)

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

薑還是老的辣。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

姜还是老的辣。

Pinyin:

jiang1 hai2 shi4 lao3 de5 la4.

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jiāng

ginger

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還是   还是

hái shì

1. or 2. still 3. had better

Here: or, still

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lǎo

1. old 2. always, all the time 3. venerable (person) 4. (prefix used before the surname of a person to indicate affection or familiarity) 5. (prefix used before a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family)

Here: old

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de

1. of, ~'s (possessive particle) 2. (adjectival ending) 3. (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) 4. (used to form a nominal expression)

Here: (adjectival ending)

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hot, peppery hot, pungent

Here: hot, spicy

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