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Lesson 40: 我喜欢单身。I like being single.

她 是 单身。 She is single.
Tā sh dānshēn.
She is single-body.

我 听说 你 是 单身。I heard that you are single.
Wŏ tīngshuō nĭ sh dānshēn.
I hear-say you are single-body.

杨 先生 是 单身 吗? Is Mr. Yang single?
Yng xiānsheng sh dānshēn ma?
Yang first-born is single-body question?

她 喜欢 单身。 She likes being single.
Tā xĭhuan dānshēn .
She likes-pleased single-body.

刘 先生 不 喜欢 单身。 Mr. Liu does not like being single.
Li xiānsheng b xĭhuan dānshēn.
Liu first-born not like-pleased single-body.

我 喜欢 单身。 I like being single.
Wŏ xĭhuan dānshēn.
I like-pleased single-body.

我 朋友 是 单身。 My friend is single.
Wŏ pngyou sh dānshēn.
I friend is single-body.

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CONVERSATION

A 你是单身吗?
   Nǐ sh dānshēn ma?
   Are you single?

B 是,我刚刚离婚。你呢?
   Sh, Wǒ gānggāng lhūn . Nǐ ne?
   Yes, I have just recently been divorced. And you?

A 我刚刚和男朋友分手了。
   Wǒ gānggāng h nnpngyou fēnshǒu le.
   I just broke up with my boyfriend.

B 那你今天晚上有安排吗?
   N nǐ jīntiān wǎnshɑng yǒu ānpi ma?
   So then do you have any plans for this evening?

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