English Sentence:

This antique brooch was auctioned in the year before last.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

這個古董別針在前年被拍賣。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

这个古董别针在前年被拍卖。

Pinyin:

zhe4 ge5 gu3 dong3 bie2 zhen1 zai4 qian2 nian2 bei4 pai1 mai4.

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這個   这个

zhè ge

this, this one

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古董   古董

gǔ dǒng

antique, curio

Here: antique

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別針   别针

bié zhēn

pin, safety pin, brooch

Here: pin, brooch

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zài

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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前年   前年

qián nián

the year before last

Here: the year before last year

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bèi

1. (passive indicator) 2. quilt, duvet

Here: (passive indicator)

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拍賣   拍卖

pāi mài

1. to auction, to sell at a reduced price 2. auction sale

Here: to auction, to sell at a reduced price

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