English Sentence:

Things went well at the beginning, but later on we ran into trouble.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

事情一開始進展得很順利,但後來我們遇到了困難。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

事情一开始进展得很顺利,但后来我们遇到了困难。

Pinyin:

shi4 qing2 yi4 kai1 shi3 jin4 zhan3 de5 hen3 shun4 li4, dan4 hou4 lai2 wo3 men5 yu4 dao4 le5 kun4 nan2.

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Words used:

事情   事情

shì qíng

affair, event, matter, thing, incident, occurrence

Here: affair, event, matter

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一開始
一开始

yì kāi shǐ

from the beginning

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進展   进展

jìn zhǎn

1. to make headway, to make progress 2. progress, advance

Here: to make headway, to make progress

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de

(a particle used after a verb, or adjective as main verb, linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility)

Here: (a particle used after a verb)

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hěn

very, quite

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順利   顺利

shùn lì

smoothly, without problems

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dàn

1. but, yet, however 2. only, merely 3. still

Here: but, however

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後來   后来

hòu lái

later on, afterwards

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我們   我们

wǒ men

1. we 2. our 3. us

Here: we

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遇到   遇到

yù dào

to have met, to ran into, to came across

Here: to ran into, to came across

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le

1. (particle signifying the change of situation) 2. (completed action marker) 3. (a filler word without any meaning)

Here: (particle signifying the change of situation)

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困難   困难

kùn nán

1. difficult 2. difficulty, difficult situation

Here: difficulty

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