English Sentence:

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

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



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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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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xī là rén

Greek (people)

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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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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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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


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tuì xiū jīn


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