English Sentence:

The priority at the time was to save people.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

當時的首要任務是救人。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

当时的首要任务是救人。

Pinyin:

dang1 shi2 de5 shou3 yao4 ren4 wu4 shi4 jiu4 ren2.

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當時   当时

dāng shí

at that moment, at that time

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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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首要   首要

shǒu yào

the most important

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任務   任务

rèn wù

mission, job, task

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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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jiù

to save, to rescue

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rén

people, person, human being

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