October 4, 2022

Focus terms

  • 我 [wo3/I]
  • 朋有 [peng2you/friend]
  • 的 [de/of]
  • 你 [ni3/you]
  • 是 [shi4/to be]
  • 这 [zhe4/this]
  • 不 [bu4/not, negation particle]
  • 那[na4, that]

Sentence

她是朋有

tā shì wŏ de péngyŏu

ta1 shi4 wo3 de peng2you3

She is my friend

⬇️
She

⬇️
is

我的⬇️
my

朋有⬇️
friend


 

儿子

wŏ de érzi

wo3 de er2zi

My son

我的⬇️
My

儿子⬇️
son


是我的。

zhè shì wŏ de.

zhe4 shi4 wo3 de.

It was mine.

⬇️
This(it)

⬇️
is(was)

我的⬇️
mine(of me)


 

知道吗

nĭ zhīdào ma?

ni3 zhi1dao4 ma?

You know?

⬇️
You

知道⬇️
know

⬇️
(question marker)


 

你吗?

zhè shì nĭ ma?

zhe4 shi4 ni3 ma?

Is that you?

⬇️
this(that)

⬇️
is

⬇️
you

⬇️
(question marker)


 

为什么

wèishénme bù

wei4shen2me bu4

Why not?

为什么⬇️
why

⬇️
not(negation particle)

*No need for question marker (吗), because it is already implied through the why (为什么 ) that the sentence is a question.


不是人。

nà bù shì rén.

na4 bu4 shi4 ren2.

It wasn’t human.

⬇️
it(that)

不是⬇️
is not

⬇️
person(human)

Vocabulary

  • 儿子, son
  • 知道, to know
  • 吗, question marker
  • 为什么, why
  • 人, human being, person

References

Line Dictionary

 

End notes

Yall I am also learning Chinese, so bear with me regarding the translations. I am translating as I understand and not literally.  

Not 100% sure of this sentence’s translation.