English Sentence:

The groundwater drawn from wells is unsafe for drinking because of pollution.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



cong2 shui3 jing3 li3 chou1 chu1 de5 di4 xia4 shui3, you2 yu2 zao1 dao4 wu1 ran3, bu2 shi4 yi2 yin3 yong4.

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1. from, since 2. never, ever 3. to follow, to come after 4. to obey

Here: from

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水井   水井

shuǐ jǐng

well, water well

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inside, within

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抽出   抽出

chōu chū

to extract

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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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dì xià shuǐ

groundwater, underground water

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由於   由于

yóu yú

due to, because

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遭到   遭到

zāo dào

to suffer, to meet with (unfortunate)

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污染   污染

wū rǎn


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not, no (2nd tone)

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適宜   适宜

shì yí

suitable, appropriate

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飲用   饮用

yǐn yòng

[formal] to drink

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