English Sentence:

They had to work day and night.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



ta1 men5 dang1 shi2 bi4 xu1 bu4 mian2 bu4 xiu1 di5 gong1 zuo4.

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他們   他们

tā men

1. they 2. them 3. their

Here: they, them (male)

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當時   当时

dāng shí

at that moment, at that time

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必須   必须

bì xū

to have to, must

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not, no (4th tone)

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[formal] 1. to sleep, to hibernate 2. sleep, dormancy

Here: to sleep, to hibernate

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not, no (4th tone)

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1. to rest 2. to be (on holiday or on leave) 3. to cease, to stop 4. Hugh (name)

Here: to rest

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Mainland Pronunciation:


(adverbial ending)

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工作   工作

gōng zuò

1. job, work 2. to work

Here: to work

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