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SECTION: INVITATIONS / SUGGESTIONS
English: We go Pinyin:
English: Would you like to go? Pinyin:
nǐ xiǎng qù ma
Literally: you would like to go +?
(This word makes a phrase into a suggestion)
English: Let's go ('bah' makes it a suggestion) Pinyin:
wǒ-men qù ba
Literally: we go + 'bah'
English: Let's eat (suggestion) Pinyin:
wǒ-men chī fàn ba
Literally: we eat + 'bah'
English: Is it good? Pinyin:
Literally: good +?
English: How about we eat? Pinyin:
wǒ-men chī fàn, hǎo ma
Literally: we eat, good +?
English: Please Pinyin:
English: To come in (verb) Pinyin:
English: Please come in Pinyin:
English: To sit Pinyin:
English: Please sit down Pinyin:
Literally: please sit
English: Do you want to sit down? Pinyin:
nǐ yào zuò ma
Literally: you want sit +?
English: To listen Pinyin:
English: Please listen Pinyin: