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Lin Shi - Daily Mandarin Lesson

"Unexpectedly" in Mandarin Chinese

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Lin Shi

Meaning

temporary; interim; unexpectedly

Pronunciation

Tone marks: ►lín shí
Tone numbers: lin2 shi2

Chinese Characters

Traditional: 臨時
Simplified: 临时

First Character: 臨 (lín) – to face; to overlook; to arrive; to be (just) about to; just before
Second Character: 時 (shí) – time; when; hour; season; period

Examples of Lín Shí

Audio files are marked with ►

Tā línshí yǒu shì bùnéng lái.
他臨時有事不能來。
他临时有事不能来。
Something came up so he can't come.

Jīntiān de huìyì línshí qǔxiāo.
今天的會議臨時取消。
今天的会议临时取消。
The meeting today was unexpectedly cancelled.
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