English Sentence:

My ex-colleague is doing the equivalent job in the new company but for more money.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



wo3 de5 qian2 tong2 shi4 zai4 xin1 gong1 si1 zuo4 tong2 yang4 de5 gong1 zuo4, dan4 xin1 shui3 bi3 yi3 qian2 gao1.

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我的   我的

wǒ de

1. my 2. mine

Here: my

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1. front 2. ago, before 3. ahead 4. previous, former 5. forward

Here: previous, former

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同事   同事

tóng shì


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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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1. new 2. newly

Here: new

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公司   公司

gōng sī

company, firm, corporation

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1. to make, to produce 2. to do, to work, to engage in 3. to be, to become 4. to serve as, to be used for 5. to pretend, to feign, to put on appearance

Here: to make, to do, to produce

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同樣   同样

tóng yàng

same, equivalent

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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: (adjectival ending)

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工作   工作

gōng zuò

1. job, work 2. to work

Here: job, work

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but, yet, however

Here: but, however

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薪水   薪水

xīn shuǐ

salary, wage

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1. to compare, to contrast 2. ratio 3. to gesture (with hands) 4. to (score)

Here: to compare

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以前   以前

yǐ qián

1. formerly, previous 2. before

Here: before, formerly, previous

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1. tall, high 2. Gao (Chinese surname) 3. above average 4. loud

Here: high

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