English Sentence:

This building was deemed unsafe after the earthquake.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

這棟建築物在地震後被認為是不安全的。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

这栋建筑物在地震后被认为是不安全的。

Pinyin:

zhe4 dong4 jian4 zhu2 wu4 zai4 di4 zhen4 hou4 bei4 ren4 wei2 shi4 bu4 an1 quan2 de5.

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zhè

1. this 2. these 3. such

Here: this, these

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dòng

(a measure word for buildings)

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建築物
建筑物

jiàn zhú wù

Mainland Pronunciation:

jiàn zhù wù

building

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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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地震   地震

dì zhèn

earthquake

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hòu

1. after, later 2. back, behind, rear 3. afterwards 4. offspring

Here: after, later

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bèi

1. (passive indicator) 2. quilt, duvet

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認為   认为

rèn wéi

to think, to consider, to believe, to feel

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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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不安全
不安全

bù ān quán

not safe, dangerous

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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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