English Sentence:

Due to the short supply of tuna, chefs use horse meat to replace it when making sushi.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

因為缺貨, 廚師們用馬肉代替鮪魚做壽司。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

因为缺货, 厨师们用马肉代替鲔鱼做寿司。


yin1 wei4 que1 huo4, chu2 shi1 men5 yong4 ma3 rou4 dai4 ti4 wei3 yu2 zuo4 shou4 si1.

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因為   因为

yīn wèi

because, due to

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缺貨   缺货

quē huò

in short supply, out of stock

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廚師   厨师

chú shī


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(plural marker)

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1. to use 2. (usually in the negative) to need, to have to 3. to eat or drink 4. expense, outlay 5. usefulness 6. to employ

Here: to use, to employ

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馬肉   马肉

mǎ ròu

horse meat, horse flesh

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代替   代替

dài tì

to replace, to substitute

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鮪魚   鲔鱼

wěi yú


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1. to make, to produce 2. to do 3. to work 4. to be, to become 5. to serve as, to be used for 6. to pretend

Here: to make, to do, to produce

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壽司   寿司

shòu sī

sushi (orthographic borrowing from Japanese)

Here: sushi

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