English Sentence:

This book is about the story of a young wizard.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

這本書在講一個年輕巫師的故事。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

这本书在讲一个年轻巫师的故事。

Pinyin:

zhe4 ben3 shu1 zai4 jiang3 yi2 ge5 nian2 qing1 wu1 shi1 de5 gu4 shi4.

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zhè

1. this 2. these 3. such

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běn

1. root, origin, source, basis 2. (a measure word for books, albums, magazines) 3. this, the current 4. one's (the speaker's) own 5. capital, principal 6. edition, version, copy 7. originally, initially 8. here, this very

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shū

1. book 2. (old use) letter 3. document 4. (old use) to write

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zài

1. in, at, on 2. located at 3. at the moment (ongoing action) 4. to be, to exist 5. (an indicator of location or time)

Here: to be

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jiǎng

1. to tell, to talk, to speak 2. to explain 3. to negotiate 4. to emphasise, to be particular about 5. as far as sth is concerned 6. speech, lecture

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1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. single 4. whole, entire, all, throughout 5. (indicating that the action has occurred only once or the intention to try) 6. for the first time, at the beginning

Here: one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan)

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ge

1. piece 2. (a measure word for people or objects)

Here: (a measure word for stories)

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年輕   年轻

nián qīng

young

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巫師   巫师

wū shī

wizard

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de

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: of (possessive particle)

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故事   故事

gù shì

story, tale, narrative

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