English Sentence:

During the Lantern Festival, tourists write down their wishes for the New Year on rice paper.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



yuan2 xiao1 jie2 shi2 you2 ke4 zai4 xuan1 zhi3 shang4 xie3 xia4 lai2 nian2 de5 yuan4 wang4.

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yuán xiāo jié

Lantern Festival

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1. time, moment 2. hour 3. season 4. when

Here: time, moment

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遊客   游客

yóu kè

traveler, tourist

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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: in, at, on

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宣紙   宣纸

xuān zhǐ

rice paper, fine writing paper (for writing or drawing with pen brush)

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1. on top of, above, on, up 2. previous 3. to go up, to go to 4. according to 5. to attend (class, school) 6. superior, better 7. to install 8. to apply 9. to forge ahead 10. to fall, to get onto

Here: on top of, above, on, up

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寫下   写下

xiě xià

to write down

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來年   来年

lái nián

the coming year

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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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願望   愿望

yuàn wàng

desire, wish

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