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SECTION: INVITATIONS / SUGGESTIONS
English: We go Chinese: woh-men tchoo Literally: (same)
English: Would you like to go? Chinese: nee see-ahng tchoo mah Literally: you would like to go +?
(This word makes a phrase into a suggestion)
English: Let's go ('bah' makes it a suggestion) Chinese: woh-men tchoo bah Literally: we go + 'bah'
English: Let's eat (suggestion) Chinese: woh-men chih fahn bah Literally: we eat + 'bah'
English: Is it good? Chinese: hau mah Literally: good +?
English: How about we eat? Chinese: woh-men chih fahn, hau mah Literally: we eat, good +?
English: Please Chinese: tcheeng
English: To come in (verb) Chinese: jeen
English: Please come in Chinese: tcheeng jeen Literally: (same)
English: To sit Chinese: dzoh
English: Please sit down Chinese: tcheeng dzoh Literally: please sit
English: Do you want to sit down? Chinese: nee yau dzoh mah Literally: you want sit +?
English: To listen Chinese: teeng
English: Please listen Chinese: tcheeng teeng Literally: (same)