English Sentence:

The Greek pensioner is queuing up at the bank in the hope of withdrawing his pension.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

那個退休的希臘人在銀行排隊,希望能提領他的退休金。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

那个退休的希腊人在银行排队,希望能提领他的退休金。

Pinyin:

na4 ge5 tui4 xiu1 de5 xi1 la4 ren2 zai4 yin2 hang2 pai2 dui4, xi1 wang4 neng2 ti2 ling3 ta1 de5 tui4 xiu1 jin1.

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那個   那个

nà ge

that, that one

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退休   退休

tuì xiū

1. to retire 2. retirement

Here: to retire

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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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希臘人
希腊人

xī là rén

Greek (people)

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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: at

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銀行   银行

yín háng

a bank (financial institution)

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排隊   排队

pái duì

to queue, to line up

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希望   希望

xī wàng

1. to hope, to wish, to desire 2. hope

Here: to hope, to wish, to desire

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néng

1. can, could 2. to be able to 3. ability, capability 4. energy

Here: can, could

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1. to carry, to lift, to raise 2. to withdraw (money) 3. to put forward, to mention, to raise (an issue)

Here: to withdraw (money)

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lǐng

1. to lead 2. to receive, to get 3. collar 4. leader 5. main point 6. to understand 7. (a measure word for items such as clothes, mats and screens)

Here: to receive, to get

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他的   他的

tā de

his

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退休金
退休金

tuì xiū jīn

pension

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