English Sentence:

This disease was eradicated 30 years ago.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

這種病在三十年前就被根除了。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

这种病在三十年前就被根除了。

Pinyin:

zhe4 zhong3 bing4 zai4 san1 shi2 nian2 qian2 jiu4 bei4 gen1 chu2 le5.

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這種   这种

zhè zhǒng

this kind of

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bìng

illness, disease

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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: on

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三十   三十

sān shí

thirty, 30

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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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qián

1. front 2. ago, before 3. ahead 4. previous, former 5. forward

Here: before

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jiù

1. then, just, right away 2. to approach, to move towards 3. to accomplish 4. to undertake, to engage in 5. as early as, already 6. in that case 7. as many as 8. even if 9. to suffer, subjected to 10. to go with (foods) 11. with regard to, concerning

Here: then

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bèi

1. (passive indicator) 2. quilt, duvet

Here: (passive indicator)

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根除   根除

gēn chú

to eradicate

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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 which indicates a past tense)

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