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We display them because they can be useful, but you should be careful. Their meaning may differ a little from the main sentence.
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When contributing in Chinese, should I use simplified or traditional characters?
You can use whichever you like. We have a tool that will automatically convert simplified into traditional, and traditional into simplified.
When browsing sentences, if you set the Chinese sentence as the main sentence, you will see an additional icon at the top of the sentence.
Below each Chinese sentence, you will also see the transcription in pinyin, and below the pinyin, the conversion into simplified or traditional.
You can browse the Chinese sentences to see what they look like.
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No, it does not (yet).
I would like to use Tatoeba's data for my project, how do I give proper attribution?
Basically you just need to write somewhere that some/all of your sentences are from Tatoeba, with a link to https://tatoeba.org, and mention that Tatoeba's data is released under CC-BY 2.0.
Here's an example of good attribution: https://www.clozemaster.com/about#where-are-the-sentences-from
Where can I download the audio data?
Currently the only way you can download audio is by fetching each audio file one by one. We don't have one big ZIP file that contains all our audio.
We have a file that lists the ID's of all the sentences that have audio, which you can find on our Downloads page under Sentences with audio. You will need as well the Sentences file to know what is the language of each sentence.
Once you have the language and the ID, the URL to download the audio file is:
For instance: https://audio.tatoeba.org/sentences/eng/7347611.mp3