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en to like something   »   zh 喜欢某事

70 [seventy]

to like something

to like something

70[七十]

70 [Qīshí]

喜欢某事

[xǐhuān mǒu shì]

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Would you like to smoke? 您-- -烟-- ? 您 想 抽烟 吗 ? 您 想 抽- 吗 ? ---------- 您 想 抽烟 吗 ? 0
n-----ǎn---hōu-ān --? nín xiǎng chōuyān ma? n-n x-ǎ-g c-ō-y-n m-? --------------------- nín xiǎng chōuyān ma?
Would you like to dance? 您-- 跳舞---? 您 想 跳舞 吗 ? 您 想 跳- 吗 ? ---------- 您 想 跳舞 吗 ? 0
N---x-ǎng---ào-ǔ-m-? Nín xiǎng tiàowǔ ma? N-n x-ǎ-g t-à-w- m-? -------------------- Nín xiǎng tiàowǔ ma?
Would you like to go for a walk? 您 - - 散--吗 ? 您 想 去 散步 吗 ? 您 想 去 散- 吗 ? ------------ 您 想 去 散步 吗 ? 0
N---xi--g--- s-n---m-? Nín xiǎng qù sànbù ma? N-n x-ǎ-g q- s-n-ù m-? ---------------------- Nín xiǎng qù sànbù ma?
I would like to smoke. 我---抽--。 我 想 抽烟 。 我 想 抽- 。 -------- 我 想 抽烟 。 0
W- ---n- ----y-n. Wǒ xiǎng chōuyān. W- x-ǎ-g c-ō-y-n- ----------------- Wǒ xiǎng chōuyān.
Would you like a cigarette? 你 -------烟 吗-? 你 想 要 一支 烟 吗 ? 你 想 要 一- 烟 吗 ? -------------- 你 想 要 一支 烟 吗 ? 0
N- ---ng y-o ---------n --? Nǐ xiǎng yào yī zhī yān ma? N- x-ǎ-g y-o y- z-ī y-n m-? --------------------------- Nǐ xiǎng yào yī zhī yān ma?
He wants a light. 他-------- 。 他 想 要 打火机 。 他 想 要 打-机 。 ----------- 他 想 要 打火机 。 0
Tā xi-n--yào d--u-jī. Tā xiǎng yào dǎhuǒjī. T- x-ǎ-g y-o d-h-ǒ-ī- --------------------- Tā xiǎng yào dǎhuǒjī.
I want to drink something. 我-- 喝点-----。 我 想 喝点儿 东西 。 我 想 喝-儿 东- 。 ------------ 我 想 喝点儿 东西 。 0
Wǒ-x--n---ē --ǎn -r ----x-. Wǒ xiǎng hē diǎn er dōngxī. W- x-ǎ-g h- d-ǎ- e- d-n-x-. --------------------------- Wǒ xiǎng hē diǎn er dōngxī.
I want to eat something. 我-想-吃点---西 。 我 想 吃点儿 东西 。 我 想 吃-儿 东- 。 ------------ 我 想 吃点儿 东西 。 0
Wǒ -iǎ-g -hī ---- e- ------. Wǒ xiǎng chī diǎn er dōngxī. W- x-ǎ-g c-ī d-ǎ- e- d-n-x-. ---------------------------- Wǒ xiǎng chī diǎn er dōngxī.
I want to relax a little. 我-想-休息 一下 。 我 想 休息 一下 。 我 想 休- 一- 。 ----------- 我 想 休息 一下 。 0
W--xi-n---i--- y-x--. Wǒ xiǎng xiūxí yīxià. W- x-ǎ-g x-ū-í y-x-à- --------------------- Wǒ xiǎng xiūxí yīxià.
I want to ask you something. 我-想-问---一---情 。 我 想 问 您 一些 事情 。 我 想 问 您 一- 事- 。 --------------- 我 想 问 您 一些 事情 。 0
Wǒ--iǎng---n-n---yī-i---hì---g. Wǒ xiǎng wèn nín yīxiē shìqíng. W- x-ǎ-g w-n n-n y-x-ē s-ì-í-g- ------------------------------- Wǒ xiǎng wèn nín yīxiē shìqíng.
I want to ask you for something. 我 - 求 您 点儿--情 。 我 想 求 您 点儿 事情 。 我 想 求 您 点- 事- 。 --------------- 我 想 求 您 点儿 事情 。 0
Wǒ -i-ng-qiú-n----i-n e---hìq-ng. Wǒ xiǎng qiú nín diǎn er shìqíng. W- x-ǎ-g q-ú n-n d-ǎ- e- s-ì-í-g- --------------------------------- Wǒ xiǎng qiú nín diǎn er shìqíng.
I want to treat you to something. 我---邀请 - 。 我 想 邀请 您 。 我 想 邀- 您 。 ---------- 我 想 邀请 您 。 0
W---iǎng -ā--ǐ----ín. Wǒ xiǎng yāoqǐng nín. W- x-ǎ-g y-o-ǐ-g n-n- --------------------- Wǒ xiǎng yāoqǐng nín.
What would you like? 请问-您 - 点儿--么-? 请问 您 要 点儿 什么 ? 请- 您 要 点- 什- ? -------------- 请问 您 要 点儿 什么 ? 0
Qǐ---èn-n-n y-od-ǎ- e- --é---? Qǐngwèn nín yàodiǎn er shénme? Q-n-w-n n-n y-o-i-n e- s-é-m-? ------------------------------ Qǐngwèn nín yàodiǎn er shénme?
Would you like a coffee? 您-要 -啡-吗 ? 您 要 咖啡 吗 ? 您 要 咖- 吗 ? ---------- 您 要 咖啡 吗 ? 0
N----à----f---ma? Nín yào kāfēi ma? N-n y-o k-f-i m-? ----------------- Nín yào kāfēi ma?
Or do you prefer a tea? 或者---更喜欢--茶-? 或者 您 更喜欢 喝茶 ? 或- 您 更-欢 喝- ? ------------- 或者 您 更喜欢 喝茶 ? 0
H-ò--ě---n -è-- xǐ--ān--ē --á? Huòzhě nín gèng xǐhuān hē chá? H-ò-h- n-n g-n- x-h-ā- h- c-á- ------------------------------ Huòzhě nín gèng xǐhuān hē chá?
We want to drive home. 我们-- -家 。 我们 想 回家 。 我- 想 回- 。 --------- 我们 想 回家 。 0
Wǒ--- xi-ng-h-----ā. Wǒmen xiǎng huí jiā. W-m-n x-ǎ-g h-í j-ā- -------------------- Wǒmen xiǎng huí jiā.
Do you want a taxi? 你- 要 -------? 你们 要 打出租车 吗 ? 你- 要 打-租- 吗 ? ------------- 你们 要 打出租车 吗 ? 0
Nǐme----o--ǎ-ch----ch- -a? Nǐmen yào dǎ chūzū chē ma? N-m-n y-o d- c-ū-ū c-ē m-? -------------------------- Nǐmen yào dǎ chūzū chē ma?
They want to make a call. 他----打 -话-。 他们 想 打 电话 。 他- 想 打 电- 。 ----------- 他们 想 打 电话 。 0
T-----x-ǎn---ǎ---ànhuà. Tāmen xiǎng dǎ diànhuà. T-m-n x-ǎ-g d- d-à-h-à- ----------------------- Tāmen xiǎng dǎ diànhuà.

Two languages = two speech centers!

When we learn a language matters to our brain. This is because it has different storage areas for different languages. Not all the languages we learn are stored together. Languages we learn as adults have their own storage area. That means the brain processes the new rules in a different place. They aren't stored with the native language. People who grow up bilingual, on the other hand, only use one region of the brain. Multiple studies have come to this conclusion. Neuroscientists examined various test subjects. These subjects spoke two languages fluently. One part of the test group, however, had grown up with both languages. The other part, in contrast, had learned the second language later in life. Researchers could measure brain activity during language tests. This way they could see which areas of the brain functioned during the tests. And they saw that the ‘late’ learners had two speech centers! Researchers had already long suspected that this would be so. People with brain injuries show different symptoms. So, damage to the brain can also lead to speech problems. Those affected can't pronounce or understand words as well. But bilingual accident victims sometimes show unusual symptoms. Their speech problems don't always affect both languages. If only one area of the brain is injured, the other can still function. Then the patients speak one language better than the other. The two different languages are also re-learned at different speeds. This proves that both languages aren't stored in the same place. Since they weren't learned at the same time, they form two centers. It is still unknown how our brain manages multiple languages. But new findings could lead to new learning strategies.