English Sentence:

The main staple food in Taiwan is rice.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



tai2 wan1 de5 zhu3 shi2 yi3 mi3 fan4 wei2 zhu3.

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台灣   台湾

tái wān


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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: of (possessive particle)

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主食   主食

zhǔ shí

main food, staple, staple food

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1. with, by, by means of 2. in order to, so as to 3. because, because of 4. to use, to use as 5. according to 6. at (a certain date or place)

Here: with, by

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米飯   米饭

mǐ fàn

cooked rice

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為主   为主

wéi zhǔ

1. to give priority to 2. mainly

Here: to give priority to, mainly

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