English Sentence:

An idea of starting my own business began to take shape in my mind.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



yi1 ge5 chuang4 ye4 de5 xiang3 fa3 kai1 shi3 zai4 wo3 nao3 hai3 zhong1 cheng2 xing2.

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1. one, 1 2. as soon as 3. single, alone 4. each, every 5. same, identical

Here: one, 1

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1. piece 2. (a measure word for people or objects)

Here: (a measure word for people or objects)

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創業   创业

chuàng yè

to start a business

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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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想法   想法

xiǎng fǎ

idea, train of thought

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開始   开始

kāi shǐ

1. to start, to begin, to launch 2. beginning, start

Here: to start, to begin, to launch

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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)

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1. I 2. me 3. my 4. our

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腦海   脑海

nǎo hǎi

mind, head, brain

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1. in, within 2. centre 3. central 4. middle 5. (short for China) 6. (short for Chinese) 7. in the course of, during, -ing 8. (short for high school)

Here: in, within

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成形   成形

chéng xíng

to shape up, to take shape

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