English Sentence:

His parents divorced when he was a child.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

他的父母在他小的時候離婚了。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

他的父母在他小的时候离婚了。

Pinyin:

ta1 de5 fu4 mu3 zai4 ta1 xiao3 de5 shi2 hou4 li2 hun1 le5.

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他的   他的

tā de

his

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父母   父母

fù mǔ

[formal] parents

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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: at the moment (ongoing action)

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1. he 2. him 3. his 4. other, some other

Here: he

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xiǎo

small, little

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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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時候   时候

shí hòu

moment, time

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離婚   离婚

lí hūn

1. divorce 2. to divorce

Here: to divorce

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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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