English Sentence:

Hong Kong was returned to China's governance in the year 1997 A.D.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



xiang1 gang3 zai4 xi1 yuan2 yi1 jiu3 jiu3 qi1 nian2 hui2 gui1 zhong1 guo2 de5 tong3 zhi4.

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香港   香港

xiāng gǎng

Hong Kong

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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, located at

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西元   西元

xī yuán

A.D. Anno Domini, Christian era

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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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nine, 9

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nine, 9

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seven, 7

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1. year 2. age, a person's age 3. Nian (Chinese surname) 4. period of life 5. annual 6. period (in history) 7. New Year

Here: year

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回歸   回归

huí guī

to return

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中國   中国

zhōng guó


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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: (possessive particle)

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統治   统治

tǒng zhì

1. to govern, to rule 2. rule, governance, regime

Here: rule, regime, governance

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