English Sentence:

Are you better off than you were four years ago?

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

你們比四年前過得更好嗎?

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

你们比四年前过得更好吗?

Pinyin:

ni3 men5 bi3 si4 nian2 qian2 guo4 de5 geng4 hao3 ma5?

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你們   你们

nǐ men

you (plural)

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1. to compare, to contrast 2. ratio 3. to gesture (with hands) 4. to (score)

Here: to compare, to contrast

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四年   四年

sì nián

four years, 4 years

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qián

1. front 2. ago, before 3. ahead 4. previous, former 5. forward

Here: ago, before

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guò

1. (experienced action marker) 2. to go over, to pass, to cross 3. to live, to get along 4. to spend time, to pass time 5. fault, mistake 6. to exceed, to surpass, to be over 7. excessively, too- 8. to pass an exam

Here: to live, to get along

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de

(a particle used after a verb, or adjective as main verb, linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility)

Here: (a particle used after a verb)

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更好   更好

gèng hǎo

better, more

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ma

(particle indicating a question)

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