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Chinese (Mandarin)/Taiwan

Taiwan - 第十一課:臺灣Edit

Traditional CharactersEdit

台灣是一個海島。
台灣的主要語言是中文(繁體中文)。
它有各種文化,有名的特產。
它處於大陸棚上。所以有海鮮。
它有山脈,所以有美麗風景。

Simplified CharactersEdit

台湾是一个海岛。
台湾的主要语言是中文(繁体中文)。
它有各种文化,有名的特产。
它处于大陆架上。所以有海鲜。
它有山脉,所以有美丽风景。

EnglishEdit

Taiwan is an island.
Its main language is Chinese (Traditional Chinese).
It has a variety kinds of culture, famous local products.
It is on the continental shelf. So there is seafood.
It has mountains, it has beautiful scenery.

VocabularyEdit

Trad. Chinese Simp. Chinese Pinyin English
東海 东海 Dōnghǎi East China Sea
南海 = Nánhǎi South China Sea
山脈 山脉 shānmài mountain
特產 特产 tèchǎn local products
海鮮 海鲜 hǎixiān seafood
大陸*棚 大陆*架 dàlùpéng(dàlùjià) continental shelf
風景 风景 fēngjǐng scenery
文化 = wénhuà culture
note
  • = means there are no differences in characters.
  • * means those are different in using words ,rather than in characters.

Chinese CharactersEdit

GrammarEdit

美麗(的)風景 = beautiful scenery
Sometimes Chinese people drop the ‘的’ for adjectives to avoid it appears too many times. They will say ‘美麗風景’ and ‘免費圖書(Free book)’ without the adverb '的'.