English Sentence:

The police have found a dead body in the river.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

警察在河裡發現了一具屍體。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

警察在河里发现了一具尸体。

Pinyin:

jing3 cha2 zai4 he2 li3 fa1 xian4 le5 yi2 ju4 shi1 ti3.

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警察   警察

jǐng chá

police, policeman

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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: in, at, on

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river

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inside, within

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發現   发现

fā xiàn

to find, to discover

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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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1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. single 4. whole, entire, all, throughout 5. (indicating that the action has occurred only once or the intention to try) 6. for the first time, at the beginning

Here: one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan)

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1. tool, device 2. to possess, to have 3. (a measure word for devices, dead bodies, corpses) 4. to provide, to furnish 5. ability, talent 6. to state, to report, to list

Here: (a measure word for dead bodies, corpses)

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屍體   尸体

shī tǐ

dead body, corpse

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