English Sentence:

The patient's father broke down in tears when he heard the news.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

患者的父親聽到這消息時不禁崩潰痛哭起來。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

患者的父亲听到这消息时不禁崩溃痛哭起来。

Pinyin:

huan4 zhe3 de5 fu4 qin1 ting1 dao4 zhe4 xiao1 xi2 shi2 bu4 jin1 beng1 kui4 tong4 ku1 qi3 lai2.

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Words used:

患者   患者

huàn zhě

patient, sufferer

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de

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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父親   父亲

fù qīn

Alternative Pronunciation:

fù qin

[formal] father

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聽到   听到

tīng dào

heard, to have heard

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zhè

1. this 2. these 3. such

Here: this

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消息   消息

xiāo xí

Mainland Pronunciation:

xiāo xi

information, news

Here: news

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shí

1. time, moment 2. hour 3. season 4. when

Here: when

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不禁   不禁

bù jīn

can't help, can't refrain from

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崩潰   崩溃

bēng kuì

to collapse, to break down, to fall apart

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痛哭   痛哭

tòng kū

to cry bitterly

Here: cry bitterly

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起來   起来

qǐ lái

1. (beginning or continuing action) 2. to stand up, to get up 3. (to feel, look, smell, sound or taste) like

Here: (beginning or continuing action)

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