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Sentences

Filename

{{sentences | filename}}

All languages
Only sentences in: Abkhaz Adyghe Afrihili Afrikaans Ainu Aklanon Albanian Algerian Arabic Amharic Ancient Greek Ancient Hebrew Arabic Aragonese Armenian Assamese Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Asturian Awadhi Aymara Azerbaijani Balinese Baluchi Bambara Banjar Bashkir Basque Bavarian Baybayanon Belarusian Bengali Berber Bhojpuri Bislama Bodo Bosnian Breton Brithenig Bulgarian Burmese Buryat Cantonese Catalan Cayuga Cebuano Central Bikol Central Dusun Central Huasteca Nahuatl Central Kurdish (Soranî) Central Mnong Chagatai Chamorro Chavacano Chechen Cherokee Chinese Pidgin English Chinook Jargon Chinyanja Choctaw Chukchi Chuvash Coastal Kadazan Cornish Corsican Crimean Tatar Croatian Cuyonon CycL Czech Danish Dhivehi Drents Dungan Dutch Dutton World Speedwords Egyptian Arabic Emilian English Erromintxela Erzya Esperanto Estonian Evenki Ewe Extremaduran Faroese Fiji Hindi Fijian Finnish French Frisian Friulian Ga Gagauz Galician Gan Chinese Garhwali Georgian German Gheg Albanian Gilbertese Gothic Greek Greenlandic Gronings Guadeloupean Creole French Guarani Guerrero Nahuatl Gujarati Gulf Arabic Haitian Creole Hakka Chinese Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hiligaynon Hill Mari Hindi Hmong Daw (White) Hmong Njua (Green) Ho Hungarian Hunsrik Iban Icelandic Ido Igbo Ilocano Indonesian Ingrian Interlingua Interlingue Inuktitut Iraqi Arabic Irish Isan Italian Jamaican Patois Japanese Javanese Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Jewish Palestinian Aramaic Jin Chinese Juhuri (Judeo-Tat) K'iche' Kabyle Kalmyk Kamba Kannada Kapampangan Karachay-Balkar Karakalpak Karakhanid Karelian Kashmiri Kashubian Kazakh Kekchi (Q'eqchi') Keningau Murut Khakas Khasi Khmer Kinyarwanda Kirundi Klingon Kölsch Komi-Permyak Komi-Zyrian Konkani (Goan) Korean Kotava Kumyk Kven Finnish Kyrgyz Láadan Ladin Ladino Lakota Lao Latgalian Latin Latvian Laz Libyan Arabic Ligurian Lingala Lingua Franca Nova Literary Chinese Lithuanian Livonian Lojban Lombard Louisiana Creole Low German (Low Saxon) Lower Sorbian Luganda Lushootseed Luxembourgish Macedonian Madurese Maithili Malagasy Malay Malay (Vernacular) Malayalam Maltese Mambae Manchu Mandarin Chinese Manx Maori Marathi Marshallese Meadow Mari Meitei Mi'kmaq Middle English Middle French Middle Persian (Pahlavi) Min Nan Chinese Minangkabau Mingrelian Mirandese Mohawk Moksha Mon Mongolian Morisyen Moroccan Arabic Naga (Tangshang) Nahuatl Nauruan Navajo Nepali Newari Ngeq Nigerian Fulfulde Niuean Nogai North Frisian North Levantine Arabic North Moluccan Malay Northern Haida Northern Kurdish (Kurmancî) Northern Sami Norwegian Bokmål Norwegian Nynorsk Novial Nuer Nuosu Nyungar O'odham Occitan Odia (Oriya) Ojibwe Okinawan Old Aramaic Old East Slavic Old English Old French Old Frisian Old Norse Old Prussian Old Saxon Old Spanish Old Tupi Old Turkish Orizaba Nahuatl Ossetian Ottoman Turkish Palatine German Palauan Pali Pangasinan Papiamento Pashto Pennsylvania German Persian Phoenician Picard Piedmontese Pipil Plains Cree Polish Portuguese Pulaar Punjabi (Eastern) Punjabi (Western) Quechua Quenya Rapa Nui Rendille Romani Romanian Romansh Russian Rusyn Samoan Samogitian Sango Sanskrit Sardinian Saterland Frisian Scots Scottish Gaelic Serbian Setswana Seychellois Creole Shanghainese Shona Shuswap Sicilian Sindarin Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali South Levantine Arabic Southern Haida Southern Kurdish Southern Sami Southern Sotho Southern Subanen Spanish Sumerian Sundanese Swabian Swahili Swazi Swedish Swiss German Syriac Tachawit Tagal Murut Tagalog Tahaggart Tamahaq Tahitian Tajik Talossan Talysh Tamil Tarifit Tatar Telugu Temuan Tetun Thai Tibetan Tigre Tigrinya Tok Pisin Tokelauan Toki Pona Tonga (Zambezi) Tongan Tsonga Turkish Turkmen Tuvaluan Tuvinian Uab Meto Udmurt Ukrainian Umbundu Upper Sorbian Urdu Urhobo Uyghur Uzbek Venetian Veps Vietnamese Volapük Võro Walloon Waray Welsh Wolof Xhosa Xiang Chinese Yakut Yiddish Yoruba Yucatec Maya Zaza Zulu Unknown language
File description
Contains all the sentences in the selected language. Each sentence is associated with a unique id and an ISO 639-3 language code.
Fields and structure
Sentence id [tab] Lang [tab] Text

Detailed Sentences

Filename

{{sentencesDetailed | filename}}

All languages
Only sentences in: Abkhaz Adyghe Afrihili Afrikaans Ainu Aklanon Albanian Algerian Arabic Amharic Ancient Greek Ancient Hebrew Arabic Aragonese Armenian Assamese Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Asturian Awadhi Aymara Azerbaijani Balinese Baluchi Bambara Banjar Bashkir Basque Bavarian Baybayanon Belarusian Bengali Berber Bhojpuri Bislama Bodo Bosnian Breton Brithenig Bulgarian Burmese Buryat Cantonese Catalan Cayuga Cebuano Central Bikol Central Dusun Central Huasteca Nahuatl Central Kurdish (Soranî) Central Mnong Chagatai Chamorro Chavacano Chechen Cherokee Chinese Pidgin English Chinook Jargon Chinyanja Choctaw Chukchi Chuvash Coastal Kadazan Cornish Corsican Crimean Tatar Croatian Cuyonon CycL Czech Danish Dhivehi Drents Dungan Dutch Dutton World Speedwords Egyptian Arabic Emilian English Erromintxela Erzya Esperanto Estonian Evenki Ewe Extremaduran Faroese Fiji Hindi Fijian Finnish French Frisian Friulian Ga Gagauz Galician Gan Chinese Garhwali Georgian German Gheg Albanian Gilbertese Gothic Greek Greenlandic Gronings Guadeloupean Creole French Guarani Guerrero Nahuatl Gujarati Gulf Arabic Haitian Creole Hakka Chinese Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hiligaynon Hill Mari Hindi Hmong Daw (White) Hmong Njua (Green) Ho Hungarian Hunsrik Iban Icelandic Ido Igbo Ilocano Indonesian Ingrian Interlingua Interlingue Inuktitut Iraqi Arabic Irish Isan Italian Jamaican Patois Japanese Javanese Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Jewish Palestinian Aramaic Jin Chinese Juhuri (Judeo-Tat) K'iche' Kabyle Kalmyk Kamba Kannada Kapampangan Karachay-Balkar Karakalpak Karakhanid Karelian Kashmiri Kashubian Kazakh Kekchi (Q'eqchi') Keningau Murut Khakas Khasi Khmer Kinyarwanda Kirundi Klingon Kölsch Komi-Permyak Komi-Zyrian Konkani (Goan) Korean Kotava Kumyk Kven Finnish Kyrgyz Láadan Ladin Ladino Lakota Lao Latgalian Latin Latvian Laz Libyan Arabic Ligurian Lingala Lingua Franca Nova Literary Chinese Lithuanian Livonian Lojban Lombard Louisiana Creole Low German (Low Saxon) Lower Sorbian Luganda Lushootseed Luxembourgish Macedonian Madurese Maithili Malagasy Malay Malay (Vernacular) Malayalam Maltese Mambae Manchu Mandarin Chinese Manx Maori Marathi Marshallese Meadow Mari Meitei Mi'kmaq Middle English Middle French Middle Persian (Pahlavi) Min Nan Chinese Minangkabau Mingrelian Mirandese Mohawk Moksha Mon Mongolian Morisyen Moroccan Arabic Naga (Tangshang) Nahuatl Nauruan Navajo Nepali Newari Ngeq Nigerian Fulfulde Niuean Nogai North Frisian North Levantine Arabic North Moluccan Malay Northern Haida Northern Kurdish (Kurmancî) Northern Sami Norwegian Bokmål Norwegian Nynorsk Novial Nuer Nuosu Nyungar O'odham Occitan Odia (Oriya) Ojibwe Okinawan Old Aramaic Old East Slavic Old English Old French Old Frisian Old Norse Old Prussian Old Saxon Old Spanish Old Tupi Old Turkish Orizaba Nahuatl Ossetian Ottoman Turkish Palatine German Palauan Pali Pangasinan Papiamento Pashto Pennsylvania German Persian Phoenician Picard Piedmontese Pipil Plains Cree Polish Portuguese Pulaar Punjabi (Eastern) Punjabi (Western) Quechua Quenya Rapa Nui Rendille Romani Romanian Romansh Russian Rusyn Samoan Samogitian Sango Sanskrit Sardinian Saterland Frisian Scots Scottish Gaelic Serbian Setswana Seychellois Creole Shanghainese Shona Shuswap Sicilian Sindarin Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali South Levantine Arabic Southern Haida Southern Kurdish Southern Sami Southern Sotho Southern Subanen Spanish Sumerian Sundanese Swabian Swahili Swazi Swedish Swiss German Syriac Tachawit Tagal Murut Tagalog Tahaggart Tamahaq Tahitian Tajik Talossan Talysh Tamil Tarifit Tatar Telugu Temuan Tetun Thai Tibetan Tigre Tigrinya Tok Pisin Tokelauan Toki Pona Tonga (Zambezi) Tongan Tsonga Turkish Turkmen Tuvaluan Tuvinian Uab Meto Udmurt Ukrainian Umbundu Upper Sorbian Urdu Urhobo Uyghur Uzbek Venetian Veps Vietnamese Volapük Võro Walloon Waray Welsh Wolof Xhosa Xiang Chinese Yakut Yiddish Yoruba Yucatec Maya Zaza Zulu Unknown language
File description
Contains additional fields for each sentence (owner name, date created/modified).
Fields and structure
Sentence id [tab] Lang [tab] Text [tab] Username [tab] Date added [tab] Date last modified

Base of Sentences

Filename
sentences_base.tar.bz2
File description
A sentence is based on another if it has been initially added as a translation. Each sentence is associated with a base, which can be:
  • zero: The sentence is original, not based on another.
  • greater than 0: The sentence id it is based upon.
  • \N: We do not know. This is rare but we have a handful of sentences for which we do not know if they have been added as translations or not.
Fields and structure
Sentence id [tab] Base of the sentence

Sentences (CC0)

Filename

{{sentencesCC0 | filename}}

All languages
Only sentences in: Arabic Belarusian Berber Cantonese Catalan Czech Danish Dutch English Esperanto Finnish French German Hebrew Hungarian Ido Ingrian Interlingua Italian Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Kabyle Karelian Klingon Kven Finnish Latin Ligurian Literary Chinese Middle English Norwegian Bokmål Nyungar Old Aramaic Old Frisian Phoenician Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swabian Tachawit Toki Pona Ukrainian Volapük Yiddish Unknown language
File description
Contains all the sentences available under CC0.
Fields and structure
Sentence id [tab] Lang [tab] Text [tab] Date last modified

Links

Filename
links.tar.bz2
File description
Contains the links between the sentences. 1 [tab] 77 means that sentence #77 is the translation of sentence #1. The reciprocal link is also present, so the file will also contain a line that says 77 [tab] 1.
Fields and structure
Sentence id [tab] Translation id

Tags

Filename
tags.tar.bz2
File description
Contains the list of tags associated with each sentence. 381279 [tab] proverb means that sentence #381279 has been assigned the "proverb" tag.
Fields and structure
Sentence id [tab] Tag name

Lists

Filename
user_lists.tar.bz2
File description
Contains the list of sentence lists.
Fields and structure
List id [tab] Username [tab] Date created [tab] Date last modified [tab] List name [tab] Editable by

Sentences in lists

Filename
sentences_in_lists.tar.bz2
File description
Indicates the sentences that are contained by any lists. 13 [tab] 381279 means that sentence #381279 is contained by the list that has an id of 13.
Fields and structure
List id [tab] Sentence id

Japanese indices

Filename
jpn_indices.tar.bz2
File description
Contains the equivalent of the "B lines" in the Tanaka Corpus file distributed by Jim Breen. See this page for the format. Each entry is associated with a pair of Japanese/English sentences. Sentence id refers to the id of the Japanese sentence. Meaning id refers to the id of the English sentence.
Fields and structure
Sentence id [tab] Meaning id [tab] Text

Sentences with audio

Filename
sentences_with_audio.tar.bz2
File description
Contains the ids of the sentences, in all languages, for which audio is available. Other fields indicate who recorded the audio, its license and a URL to attribute the author. If the license field is empty, you may not reuse the audio outside the Tatoeba project.
Fields and structure
Sentence id [tab] Username [tab] License [tab] Attribution URL

User skill level per language

Filename
user_languages.tar.bz2
File description
Indicates the self-reported skill levels of members in individual languages.
Fields and structure
Lang [tab] Skill level [tab] Username [tab] Details

Users' sentence reviews

Filename
users_sentences.csv
File description
Contains sentences reviewed by users. The value of the review can be -1 (sentence not OK), 0 (undecided or unsure), or 1 (sentence OK). Warning: this data is still experimental.
Fields and structure
Username [tab] Lang [tab] Sentence id [tab] Review [tab] Date added [tab] Date last modified

Transcriptions

Filename

{{transcriptions | filename}}

All languages
Only sentences in: Cantonese Japanese Mandarin Chinese Uzbek
File description
Contains all transcriptions in auxiliary or alternative scripts. A username associated with a transcription indicates the user who last reviewed and possibly modified it. A transcription without a username has not been marked as reviewed. The script name is defined according to the ISO 15924 standard.
Fields and structure
Sentence id [tab] Lang [tab] Script name [tab] Username [tab] Transcription