Nov 17

Nothing but death can part the couple – 除了死之外,什么也拆不散这一对


Chinese Sentence: 除了死之外,什么也拆不散这一对。 
English Translation: Nothing but death can part the couple.

Simplified Traditional Pinyin Tones English
除了 除了 chu2 le5 chú le besides / apart from (… also…) / in addition to / except (for)
si3 to die / impassable / uncrossable / inflexible / rigid / extremely
之外 之外 zhi1 wai4 zhī wài outside / excluding
什么 什麼 shen2 me5 shén me what / what? / who? / something / anything
ye3 also / too / (in classical Chinese) final particle serving as copula
chai1 chāi to tear open / to tear down / to tear apart / to open
不散 不散 bu4 san3 bù sǎn Feast
zhe4 zhè this / these / (commonly pronounced zhei4 before a classifier, esp. in Beijing)
一对 一對 yi1 dui4 yī duì couple / pair

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