English Sentence:

My cousin studied English for half a year in New Zealand and afterwards returned to Macao.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

我的堂姊在紐西蘭學了半年的英語,後來就回澳門去了。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

我的堂姊在纽西兰学了半年的英语,后来就回澳门去了。

Pinyin:

wo3 de5 tang2 jie3 zai4 niu3 xi1 lan2 xue2 le5 ban4 nian2 de5 ying1 yu3, hou4 lai2 jiu4 hui2 ao4 men2 qu4 le5.

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我的   我的

wǒ de

1. my 2. mine

Here: my

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堂姊   堂姊

táng jiě

older female cousin (the daughter of father's brother)

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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: in, at, on

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紐西蘭
纽西兰

niǔ xī lán

[Taiwan only] New Zealand

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xué

1. to learn, to study 2. subject of study, branch of learning 3. school 4. learning, knowledge

Here: to learn, to study

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le

1. (particle signifying the change of situation) 2. (completed action marker) 3. (a filler word without any meaning)

Here: (particle signifying the change of situation)

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半年   半年

bàn nián

half a year

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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: (adjectival ending)

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英語   英语

yīng yǔ

English (language)

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後來   后来

hòu lái

later on, afterwards

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jiù

1. then, just, right away 2. to approach, to move towards 3. to accomplish 4. to undertake, to engage in 5. as early as, already 6. in that case 7. as many as 8. even if 9. to suffer, subjected to 10. to go with (foods) 11. with regard to, concerning

Here: then, just, right away

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huí

1. to return, to go back 2. to answer 3. Hui people (Muslim ethnic group in China) 4. number of times 5. section, chapter 6. (a measure word for acts of a play, section or chapter of a classic book)

Here: to return, to answer, to go back

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澳門   澳门

ào mén

Macao, Macau

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1. to go to 2. to leave 3. last, previous 4. to remove, to get rid of

Here: to go to

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le

1. (particle signifying the change of situation) 2. (completed action marker) 3. (a filler word without any meaning)

Here: (particle signifying the change of situation)

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