English Sentence:

He spent twenty-two years behind bars.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

他坐了二十二年的牢。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

他坐了二十二年的牢。

Pinyin:

ta1 zuo4 le5 er4 shi2 er4 nian2 de5 lao2.

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1. he 2. him 3. his 4. other, some other

Here: he

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zuò

1. to sit 2. to go by, to take (plane, train or bus)

Here: to sit

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le

1. (particle signifying the change of situation) 2. (completed action marker) 3. (a filler word without any meaning)

Here: (particle signifying the change of situation)

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二十二
二十二

èr shí èr

twenty two, 22

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nián

1. year 2. age, a person's age

Here: year

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de

1. of, ~'s (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, 's (possessive particle)

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láo

1. firm, tight 2. jail, prison 3. sty, pen, fold

Here: jail, prison

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