English Sentence:

Christmas is a time to get together with your family and friends.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



sheng4 dan4 jie2 shi4 yi1 ge5 he2 qin1 you3 tuan2 ju4 de5 shi2 ke4.

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shèng dàn jié


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1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that 4. (old) this, this thing 5. (particle emphasizing the word following it) 6. (particle showing agreement) 7. true, correct

Here: to be

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1. one, 1 2. as soon as 3. single, alone 4. each, every 5. same, identical

Here: one, 1

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1. piece 2. (a measure word for people or objects)

Here: piece, individual

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1. together with, and 2. mild, harmonious 3. peace, harmony 4. sum 5. He (Chinese surname) 6. Japanese (food, clothes)

Here: together with, and

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親友   亲友

qīn yǒu

relatives and friends

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團聚   团聚

tuán jù

to get together, to reunite, to have a reunion

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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: of (possessive particle)

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時刻   时刻

shí kè

1. moment, time 2. momentary

Here: moment, time

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