English Sentence:

The new foreign minister will be taking office early next year.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



xin1 wai4 jiao1 bu4 zhang3 jiang1 zai4 ming2 nian2 chu1 jiu4 ren4.

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1. new 2. newly

Here: new

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wài jiāo bù zhǎng

minister of foreign affairs, foreign minister

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1. will, shall 2. to use, to take, to get 3. (a particle which marks the following noun as a direct object)

Here: will, shall

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1. in, at, on 2. located at 3. at the moment (ongoing action) 4. to be, to exist 5. (an indicator of location or time)

Here: in, at, on

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明年   明年

míng nián

next year

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at the beginning, first

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就任   就任

jiù rèn

to assume a post, to take office

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