Daily Word, Level 1 姐 July 2, 2009 Min Min 3 Comments Pronunciation : jiě Meaning : elder sister. (n) a form of address for young women similar in age to oneself. (n) Radical : 女 Strokes : 8 Traditional : 姐 Usage : 14.0% Sentences: 1. My sister is very pretty. wǒ jiě jie hěn piào liɑng 。 我 姐 姐 很 漂 亮 。 我 : I, me 姐姐 : elder sister 我姐姐 : my elder sister (same as 我的姐姐) 很 : very 漂亮 : pretty, beautiful 2. Sister Lee is my neighbor. lǐ dà jiě shì wǒ de lín jū 。 李 大 姐 是 我 的 邻 居 。 李大姐 : Sister Lee 是 : is 我的 : my 邻居 : neighbor
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The English translation would be more correct if you said, “Sister Lee is my neighbor.” Sister Lee is only one person. She can’t be plural.
Yeah, you’re right. “Neighbor” is supposed to be singular in this sentence. Thank you very much for addressing my mistake. I have corrected it. 🙂
i noticed that too