Nov 30

It’s only a party in honor of my birthday – 这只是为了庆祝我的生日而举行的晚会


Chinese Sentence: 这只是为了庆祝我的生日而举行的晚会。 
English Translation: It’s only a party in honor of my birthday.

Simplified Traditional Pinyin Tones English
zhe4 zhè this / these / (commonly pronounced zhei4 before a classifier, esp. in Beijing)
只是 只是 zhi3 shi4 zhǐ shì merely / simply / only / but
为了 為了 wei4 le5 wèi le in order to / for the purpose of / so as to
庆祝 慶祝 qing4 zhu4 qìng zhù celebrate
我的 我的 wo3 de5 wǒ de my / mine
生日 生日 sheng1 ri4 shēng rì birthday /
er2 ér and / as well as / and so / but (not) / yet (not) / (indicates causal relation) / (indicates change of state) / (indicates contrast)
举行 舉行 ju3 xing2 jǔ xíng to hold (a meeting, ceremony etc)
de5 de of / structural particle: used before a noun, linking it to preceding possessive or descriptive attributive
晚会 晚會 wan3 hui4 wǎn huì evening party /

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