English Sentence:

I have been using this old dictionary for 15 years.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

這本舊的字典我用了十五年。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

这本旧的字典我用了十五年。

Pinyin:

zhe4 ben3 jiu4 de5 zi4 dian3 wo3 yong4 le5 shi2 wu3 nian2.

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zhè

1. this 2. these 3. such

Here: this

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běn

1. root, origin, source, basis 2. (a measure word for books, albums, magazines) 3. this, the current 4. one's (the speaker's) own 5. capital, principal 6. edition, version, copy 7. originally, initially 8. here, this very

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jiù

1. old 2. former 3. secondhand

Here: old

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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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字典   字典

zì diǎn

dictionary

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

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yòng

1. to use 2. (usually in the negative) to need, to have to 3. to eat or drink 4. expense, outlay 5. usefulness 6. to employ

Here: to use

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le

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

Here: (completed action marker)

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十五   十五

shí wǔ

fifteen, 15

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nián

1. year 2. age, a person's age 3. Nian (Chinese surname) 4. period of life 5. annual 6. period (in history) 7. New Year

Here: year, a person's age

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