English Sentence:

His novel is a real portrayal of the modern society.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



ta1 de5 xiao3 shuo1 shi4 xian4 dai4 she4 hui4 de5 zhen1 shi2 xie3 zhao4.

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他的   他的

tā de


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小說   小说

xiǎo shuō

a novel

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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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現代   现代

xiàn dài

nowadays, modern times

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社會   社会

shè huì

1. society 2. social

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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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真實   真实

zhēn shí

true, real, authentic

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寫照   写照

xiě zhào

portrayal, image

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