English Sentence:

They were close friends for two years before falling in love.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

他們在當了兩年的親密好友之後墜入愛河。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

他们在当了两年的亲密好友之后坠入爱河。

Pinyin:

ta1 men5 zai4 dang1 le5 liang3 nian2 de5 qin1 mi4 hao3 you3 zhi1 hou4 zhui4 ru4 ai4 he2.

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他們   他们

tā men

1. they 2. them 3. their

Here: they

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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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dāng

1. when, just at, during 2. to be, to serve as, to act as 3. to manage, to withstand 4. to take one's turn 5. ought, should 6. current 7. to face, to turn towards 8. to match equally, to equal, to be equal to 9. to treat something/someone as

Here: to be, to serve as

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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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liǎng

1. two, 2 2. both 3. a unit of weight equal to 50 grams 4. tael (Chinese system of weights & currency)

Here: two, 2

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nián

1. year 2. age, a person's age 3. Nian (Chinese surname) 4. period of life 5. annual 6. period (in history) 7. New Year

Here: year

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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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親密   亲密

qīn mì

intimate, close (adj)

Here: intimate, close

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hǎo

1. good, nice, fine 2. very, so 3. (suffix indicating completion or readiness) 4. OK! 5. well, proper 6. good to, easy to 7. (of two people) close, on intimate terms 8. (after a personal pronoun) hello

Here: good

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yǒu

friend

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之後   之后

zhī hòu

afterwards

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墜入愛河
坠入爱河

zhuì rù ài hé

to fall in love

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