English Sentence:

The principal of the school was elected by ballot.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

該學校的校長是投票選舉的。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

该学校的校长是投票选举的。

Pinyin:

gai1 xue2 xiao4 de5 xiao4 zhang3 shi4 tou2 piao4 xuan3 ju3 de5.

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gāi

1. should 2. that, the above-mentioned

Here: that, the above-mentioned

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學校   学校

xué xiào

school

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de

1. of, ~'s (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, 's (possessive particle)

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校長   校长

xiào zhǎng

principal, headmaster, head teacher

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shì

1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that

Here: to be (is, are, am, was, were)

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投票   投票

tóu piào

to vote (politics)

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選舉   选举

xuǎn jǔ

1. to elect 2. election

Here: to elect

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de

1. of, ~'s (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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