Faculty of Oriental Studies
Trinity Term 2005
Thursday, 8 October 2005, 2:30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
All questions must be answered.
PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME ON EACH
PAGE OF YOUR ANSWER SHEET
Do not turn over until told
that you may do so.
Translate the following sentences into Chinese. Sentences 1-6 should be
written in abbreviated characters and 7-12 should be written in
Although this Japanese porcelain doesn’t look as good
as the Chinese kind, it is much cheaper.
Mr. Ding has left his book in the canteen. He has asked
his student to fetch it for him, as he is busy teaching.
My next door neighbour moved out three months ago. Why
don’t you ask Mr Wang to move in? I think the flat is big enough for his
When I was having a meal with a Chinese friend of mine
in a restaurant yesterday, I saw your boyfriend Gubo coming in with
I didn’t hear what you just said. Could you please say
it again, loudly and clearly, so that the students sitting at the back can
After laying the table carefully, Aunt Li pointed at
the dishes and said, “These dishes were prepared by Mr Wang, the director
of the workshop.”
I haven’t seen any Chinese landscape paintings for over
twenty years. I can’t even remember what they look like. We must go to a
gallery next time we are in Beijing.
Your older sister writes Chinese characters extremely
well. That beautiful calligraphy she did yesterday was really attractive.
Despite not reading Chinese even I find them pretty.
That overseas Chinese man said he was really annoyed.
He had spent five weeks learning French, but everyone spoke Chinese to him
when he was in France.
All the Chinese padded jackets in the shop have been
bought by the visitors from England, so other customers will not be able
to buy any.
It was last Monday that my friend Mr. Wang brought a
Chinese writer to my house to talk to my father about translating an
English novel into Chinese.
My Chinese neighbour has told me that the Chinese
Institute is about to teach students how to play parts in Lao She’s play:
The Tea House.
Translate the following passages
Analyse the following sentences
(which must be translated) to show their component clauses and phrases, and
state the function of individual words and phrases.
課 文 都 學 完
請 你 把 書 帶
回 家 去 。
他 現 在 不 是
漢 語 老 師 了 。
我 們 只 有 三
個 人 兩 瓶 酒 就 夠 了。
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