English Sentence:

We have been waiting for an hour already.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

我們已經等了一個小時了。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

我们已经等了一个小时了。

Pinyin:

wo3 men5 yi3 jing1 deng3 le5 yi2 ge5 xiao3 shi2 le5.

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Words used:

我們   我们

wǒ men

1. we 2. our 3. us

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已經   已经

yǐ jīng

already

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děng

1. to wait, await 2. etc 3. grade, rank, class

Here: to wait

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le

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

Here: (completed action marker)

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1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as

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

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ge

Mainland Pronunciation:



1. piece, individual 2. (a measure word for people or objects) 3. (a numerary adjunct)

Here: (a measure word for hours)

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小時   小时

xiǎo shí

hour, hours

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le

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

Here: (completed action marker)

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