English Sentence:

His childhood dream was to become an astronaut.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



ta1 xiao3 shi2 hou4 de5 yuan4 wang4 shi4 cheng2 wei2 tai4 kong1 ren2.

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Words used:


1. he 2. him 3. his 4. other, some other

Here: his

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xiǎo shí hòu

as a child, in childhood

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1. of (possessive particle) 2. (adjectival ending) 3. (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) 4. (used to form a nominal expression)

Here: (possessive particle)

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願望   愿望

yuàn wàng

desire, wish

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1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that 4. (old) this, this thing 5. (particle emphasizing the word following it) 6. (particle showing agreement) 7. true, correct

Here: to be (is, are, am, was, were)

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成為   成为

chéng wéi

to become

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tài kōng rén

[Taiwan only] astronaut

Here: astronaut, taikonaut

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