English Sentence:

The ostrich can not fly but runs very fast.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



tuo2 niao3 bu4 neng2 fei1, dan4 pao3 de5 hen3 kuai4.

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鴕鳥   鸵鸟

tuó niǎo


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不能   不能

bù néng

1. cannot, unable to 2. must not, should not

Here: cannot, unable to

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to fly (e.g. bird, butterfly, airplane)

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1. but, yet, however 2. only, merely 3. still

Here: but, yet, however

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1. to run 2. to run away, to escape 3. to run around (on errands) 4. (gas or liquid) to leak or evaporate 5. (verb complement) away, off

Here: to run

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(a particle used after a verb, or adjective as main verb, linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility)

Here: (a particle used after a verb)

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很快   很快

hěn kuài

1. very fast 2. soon, shortly

Here: very fast

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