English Sentence:

Taking long afternoon naps may increase the risk of type-2 diabetes, study shows.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



yan2 jiu4 xian3 shi4, chang2 shi2 jian1 wu3 shui4 ke3 neng2 zeng1 jia1 di4 er4 xing2 tang2 niao4 bing4 de5 li2 huan4 feng1 xian3.

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研究   研究

yán jiù

Mainland Pronunciation:

yán jiū

1. to research, to study 2. research, study

Here: research, study

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顯示   显示

xiǎn shì

to show, to display, to demonstrate

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cháng shí jiān

long period of time

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午睡   午睡

wǔ shuì

1. siesta, nap, afternoon nap 2. to take a nap

Here: siesta, nap, afternoon nap

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可能   可能

kě néng

1. possible, probable 2. possibility, probability 3. maybe, perhaps

Here: possible, probable

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增加   增加

zēng jiā

to increase, to gain

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dì èr xíng táng niào bìng

type 2 diabetes, T2DM

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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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罹患   罹患

lí huàn

to suffer from (illness)

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風險   风险

fēng xiǎn

risk, hazard

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