English Sentence:

Teresa Teng was an influential Taiwanese pop music super star in Asia.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



deng4 li4 jun1 shi4 yi2 wei4 zai4 ya4 zhou1 ji2 ju4 ying3 xiang3 li4 de5 tai2 wan1 ge1 tan2 ju4 xing1.

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dèng lì jūn

Teresa Teng (1953-1995), Taiwanese pop idol

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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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1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. single 4. whole, entire, all, throughout 5. (indicating that the action has occurred only once or the intention to try) 6. for the first time, at the beginning

Here: one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan)

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1. position, location, place 2. (a measure word for people) 3. seat 4. figure, digit 5. title, official position 6. standard, rule

Here: (a measure word for people)

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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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亞洲   亚洲

yà zhōu

Alternative Pronunciation:

yǎ zhōu

1. Asia 2. Asian

Here: Asia

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1. extremely, utmost 2. pole, top (geography, physics) 3. extremity, limit, end, utmost point

Here: extremely, utmost

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1. tool, device 2. to possess, to have 3. (a measure word for devices, dead bodies, corpses) 4. to provide, to furnish 5. ability, talent 6. to state, to report, to list

Here: to possess, to have

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yǐng xiǎng lì

power of influence

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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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台灣   台湾

tái wān


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歌壇   歌坛

gē tán

pop music business

Here: pop music business or circle

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巨星   巨星

jù xīng

1. superstar 2. giant star

Here: super star

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