English Sentence:

It wasn't until years later that it dawned on me that I'd been wrong.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

多年後我才醒悟,自己當時是錯誤的。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

多年后我才醒悟,自己当时是错误的。

Pinyin:

duo1 nian2 hou4 wo3 cai2 xing3 wu4, zi4 ji3 dang1 shi2 shi4 cuo4 wu4 de5.

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多年   多年

duō nián

many years

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hòu

1. after, later 2. back, behind, rear 3. afterwards 4. offspring

Here: after, afterwards, later

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1. I 2. me 3. my

Here: I

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cái

1. only (then), only if, just 2. talent, ability

Here: only (then), only if, just

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醒悟   醒悟

xǐng wù

to come to realize, to come to see the truth, to wake up to reality

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自己   自己

zì jǐ

oneself, self, own

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當時   当时

dāng shí

at that moment, at that time

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shì

1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that

Here: to be

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錯誤   错误

cuò wù

wrong, mistake, error

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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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