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

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1. I 2. me 3. my 4. our

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 4. (old) this, this thing 5. (particle emphasizing the word following it) 6. (particle showing agreement) 7. true, correct

Here: to be (is, are, am, was, were)

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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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