English Sentence:

The fire destroyed four fifths of the city.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

那場大火摧毀了五分之四的城市。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

那场大火摧毁了五分之四的城市。

Pinyin:

na4 chang3 da4 huo3 cui1 hui3 le5 wu3 fen1 zhi1 si4 de5 cheng2 shi4.

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1. that, those 2. then, in that case 3. there 4. it 5. which

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chǎng

1. open space, field 2. (a measure word for events, happenings, sports, wars, exams) 3. spell, period, episode 4. scene, stage

Here: (a measure word for events, happenings, sports, wars, exams)

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大火   大火

dà huǒ

large fire

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摧毀   摧毁

cuī huǐ

to destroy, to wreck

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le

1. (particle signifying the change of situation) 2. (completed action marker) 3. (a filler word without any meaning)

Here: (particle signifying the change of situation)

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五分之四
五分之四

wǔ fēn zhī sì

four fifths

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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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城市   城市

chéng shì

city, town

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