English Sentence:

Items left on a shelf for a long time will gather dust.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



dong1 xi1 fang4 zai4 jia4 zi5 shang4 jiu3 le5 jiu4 hui4 ji1 hui1 chen2.

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東西   东西

dōng xī

Mainland Pronunciation:

dōng xi

things, stuff, object

Here: things, stuff

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放在   放在

fàng zài

to place at

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架子   架子

jià zi

shelf, stand, rack, frame

Here: shelf, rack

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1. on top of, above, on, up 2. previous 3. to go up, to go to 4. according to 5. to attend (school) 6. superior, better 7. to install 8. to apply 9. to forge ahead 10. to fall, to get onto

Here: on top of, on

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long time

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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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1. then, just, right away 2. to approach, to move towards 3. to accomplish, to undertake, to engage in

Here: then

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1. will (indicating future) 2. be likely to, be sure to 3. can, to be able to 4. to meet (someone) 5. to meet together, to assemble 6. meeting, association, group 7. to understand, to know 8. conference, congress

Here: will (indicating future)

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1. to accumulate, to amass 2. measured quantity 3. the product of multiplication (mathematics)

Here: to accumulate

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灰塵   灰尘

huī chén

dust, dirt

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