English Sentence:

The Opium Wars weakened the military power of Qing Dynasty.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



ya1 pian4 zhan4 zheng1 xue1 ruo4 le5 qing1 chao2 de5 jun1 shi4 li4 liang4.

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yā piàn zhàn zhēng

Opium Wars (1840-1842 and 1860-1861)

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削弱   削弱

xuē ruò

to weaken, to cripple, to wear down

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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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清朝   清朝

qīng cháo

Qing Dynasty (lasted from 1644 to 1911)

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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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軍事   军事

jūn shì

1. military affairs, military matters 2. military

Here: military affairs, military matters

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力量   力量

lì liàng

strength, power, force

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