English Sentence:

Madrid is a big city.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

馬德里是座大城。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

马德里是座大城。

Pinyin:

ma3 de2 li3 shi4 zuo4 da4 cheng2.

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Words used:

馬德里
马德里

mǎ dé lǐ

Madrid (capital of Spain)

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shì

1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that

Here: is

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zuò

1. seat, stand 2. (a measure word for immovable objects such as islands, mountains, buildings) 3. base, place 4. constellation

Here: (a measure word for cities)

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Alternative Pronunciation:

dài

1. big, great, large 2. major, main 3. oldest, eldest 4. (in polite correspondence) your or your esteemed (letter, writing) 5. age 6. greatly

Here: big, large

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chéng

1. city, town 2. city walls

Here: city, town

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