English Sentence:

He bought a small boat.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

他買了一艘小船。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

他买了一艘小船。

Pinyin:

ta1 mai3 le5 yi4 sao1 xiao3 chuan2.

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1. he 2. him 3. his 4. other, some other

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mǎi

to buy

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le

1. (particle signifying the change of situation) 2. (completed action marker) 3. (a filler word without any meaning)

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1. one, 1 (4th tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. each, every 4. single, alone 5. whole, entire, all, throughout 6. (indicating the intention to try)

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sāo

Mainland Pronunciation:

sōu

(a measure word for ships and boats)

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小船   小船

xiǎo chuán

small boat

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