English Sentence:

The first World Cup in Africa took place in 2010.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

非洲首次的世界盃在二零一零年舉行。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

非洲首次的世界杯在二零一零年举行。

Pinyin:

fei1 zhou1 shou3 ci4 de5 shi4 jie4 bei1 zai4 er4 ling2 yi1 ling2 nian2 ju3 xing2.

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非洲   非洲

fēi zhōu

Africa

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首次   首次

shǒu cì

[formal] for the first time

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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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世界盃
世界杯

shì jiè bēi

world cup

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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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èr

two, 2

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líng

1. zero, nought 2. a part of fraction of the whole 3. fragmentary, scattered

Here: zero, nought

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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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líng

1. zero, nought 2. a part of fraction of the whole 3. fragmentary, scattered

Here: zero, nought

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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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舉行   举行

jǔ xíng

to hold, to take place (e.g. festival, ceremony, parade)

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