Nov 15

A bad workman quarrels with his tools – 手艺差的工人总是抱怨工具不好使


Chinese Sentence: 手艺差的工人总是抱怨工具不好使。 
English Translation: A bad workman quarrels with his tools.

Simplified Traditional Pinyin Tones English
手艺 手藝 shou3 yi4 shǒu yì craft / workmanship / one’s cooking
cha1 chā difference / discrepancy / to differ / error / to err / to make a mistake
de5 de of / structural particle: used before a noun, linking it to preceding possessive or descriptive attributive
工人 工人 gong1 ren2 gōng rén worker / CL:個|个
总是 總是 zong3 shi4 zǒng shì always
抱怨 抱怨 bao4 yuan4 bào yuàn to complain / to grumble
工具 工具 gong1 ju4 gōng jù tool / instrument / utensil / means / CL:個|个
bu4 (negative prefix) / not / no
好使 好使 hao3 shi3 hǎo shǐ so that / in order to / easy to use

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