English Sentence:

It's a quarter past three.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

現在是三點一刻。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

现在是三点一刻。

Pinyin:

xian4 zai4 shi4 san1 dian3 yi2 ke4.

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現在   现在

xiàn zài

now, at the moment

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shì

1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that 4. (old) this, this thing 5. (particle emphasizing the word following it) 6. (particle showing agreement) 7. true, correct

Here: to be (is, are, am, was, were)

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sān

three, 3

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diǎn

1. to order (food in a restaurant), to choose 2. o'clock 3. some, a little bit 4. point, spot, drop 5. (a measure word for aspect, item) 6. to light, to kindle 7. to click 8. to check, to count 9. snack 10. to touch briefly 11. to nod 12. to point out

Here: o'clock

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1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. single 4. whole, entire, all, throughout 5. (indicating that the action has occurred only once or the intention to try) 6. for the first time, at the beginning

Here: one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan)

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1. moment 2. quarter of hour (15 minutes) 3. acrimonious 4. intentionally, deliberately

Here: quarter of hour (15 minutes)

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