English Sentence:

Goethe was a poet.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

歌德是一名詩人。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

歌德是一名诗人。

Pinyin:

ge1 de2 shi4 yi4 ming2 shi1 ren2.

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歌德   歌德

gē dé

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet)

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shì

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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1. one, 1 (4th tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. each, every 4. single, alone 5. whole, entire, all, throughout 6. (indicating the intention to try)

Here: one, 1 (4th tone, used in Taiwan)

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míng

1. name 2. famous 3. (a measure word for people) 4. noun (part of speech) 5. place (among winners)

Here: (a measure word for people)

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詩人   诗人

shī rén

a poet

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