English Sentence:

We keep a three-week-old lamb as a pet at home.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

我們把一隻三週大的羔羊養在家裡當寵物。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

我们把一只三周大的羔羊养在家里当宠物。

Pinyin:

wo3 men5 ba3 yi1 zhi1 san1 zhou1 da4 de5 gao1 yang2 yang3 zai4 jia1 li3 dang1 chong3 wu4.

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我們   我们

wǒ men

1. we 2. our 3. us

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1. (a particle which marks the following noun as a direct object) 2. to grasp, to take hold of 3. a bundle, a handful 4. (a measure word for objects with a handle, for small objects: handful) 5. handle

Here: (a particle which marks the following noun as a direct object)

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1. one, 1 2. as soon as 3. single, alone 4. each, every 5. same, identical

Here: one, 1

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zhī

1. (a measure word for animals, insects) 2. (a measure word for one of a pair, e.g. ears)

Here: (a measure word for animals)

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sān

three, 3

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zhōu

1. cycle 2. week 3. circumference

Here: week

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[polite] 1. big, great, large 2. major, main 3. oldest, eldest 4. (polite) your or your esteemed 5. age 6. in an extreme manner, greatly 7. short for university (used only in the abbreviation of the name) 8. mature, grown up 9. well-known, successful

Here: age

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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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羔羊   羔羊

gāo yáng

lamb, sheep

Here: lamb

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yǎng

1. to raise, to bring up 2. to provide for, to keep (pets, animals) 3. to recuperate

Here: to keep

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在家   在家

zài jiā

at home

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inside, within

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dāng

1. when, just at, during 2. to be, to serve as, to act as 3. to manage, to withstand 4. to take one's turn 5. ought, should 6. current 7. to face, to turn towards 8. to match equally, to equal, to be equal to 9. to treat something/someone as

Here: to be, to serve as

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寵物   宠物

chǒng wù

pet

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