English Sentence:

He was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his contribution to democracy.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



ta1 yin1 dui4 min2 zhu3 de5 gong4 xian4 er2 bei4 shou4 yu3 jue2 wei4.

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

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1. cause, reason 2. because, due to 3. factor 4. depending on, according to, based on, contingent upon

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1. for, to 2. right, correct 3. a couple, a pair 4. opposite position, facing 5. to match together 6. to adjust 7. to fit, to suit 8. (a measure word for couples or pairs of objects or people) 9. to answer, to reply 10. to face

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民主   民主

mín zhǔ

1. democratic 2. democracy

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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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貢獻   贡献

gòng xiàn

1. to contribute, to dedicate 2. contribution

Here: to contribute, contribution

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1. but, however 2. and, and so, as well as 3. and then

Here: and then

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1. (passive indicator) 2. quilt, duvet

Here: (passive indicator)

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授予   授予

shòu yǔ

[formal] to grant, to award, to confer

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爵位   爵位

jué wèi

knighthood, rank of nobility, title of nobility

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