English Sentence:

This castle has always been in private ownership.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

這座城堡一直以來都是私人擁有的。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

这座城堡一直以来都是私人拥有的。

Pinyin:

zhe4 zuo4 cheng2 bao3 yi4 zhi2 yi3 lai2 dou1 shi4 si1 ren2 yong3 you3 de5.

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zhè

1. this 2. these 3. such

Here: this, these

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zuò

1. seat, stand 2. (a measure word for immovable objects such as islands, mountains, buildings) 3. base, place 4. constellation

Here: (a measure word for castles)

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城堡   城堡

chéng bǎo

castle

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一直以來
一直以来

yì zhí yǐ lái

1. since always 2. until now

Here: since always

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dōu

1. all, entirely 2. each 3. both

Here: all, entirely

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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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私人   私人

sī rén

private, personal

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擁有   拥有

yǒng yǒu

to own, to have, to possess

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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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