English Sentence:

Prince Charles originally could have made a bigger effort to save his marriage.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



cha2 er3 si1 wang2 zi3 yuan2 ben3 ke3 yi3 geng4 nu3 li4 lai2 wan3 jiu4 zhe4 duan4 hun1 yin1.

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chá ěr sī


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王子   王子

wáng zǐ


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原本   原本

yuán běn

1. original 2. originally

Here: originally

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可以   可以

kě yǐ

1. can, may, could, to be able to 2. all right, OK, will do

Here: can, may, could

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gèng nǔ lì

to work harder, to put in more effort

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1. to come 2. in order to 3. to take place, to crop up 4. to have 5. future, coming, next 6. (used to replace another verb) 7. (used with to express capability) 8. ever since

Here: in order to

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挽救   挽救

wǎn jiù

to save, to rescue, to remedy

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1. this 2. these 3. such

Here: this, these

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1. segment, section, paragraph 2. (a measure word for period of time, length of distance, marriage or relationship) 3. stage (of a process) 4. Duan (Chinese surname) 5. (sports) grade, level (in chess, martial arts, etc)

Here: (a measure word for period of time, marriage or relationship)

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婚姻   婚姻

hūn yīn

marriage, matrimony, wedding

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