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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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 2. etc 3. grade, rank, class 4. equal to, same as

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 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 hours)

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小時   小时

xiǎo shí

hour

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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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