English Sentence:

This couple hasn't had news from their daughter for a long time.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

這對夫婦很久沒有他們女兒的消息了。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

这对夫妇很久没有他们女儿的消息了。

Pinyin:

zhe4 dui4 fu1 fu4 hen3 jiu3 mei2 you3 ta1 men5 nü3 er2 de5 xiao1 xi2 le5.

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Words used:

 

zhè

1. this 2. these 3. such

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duì

1. for, to 2. right, correct 3. a couple, a pair 4. opposite position, facing 5. to match together 6. to adjust 7. to fit, to suit 8. (a measure word for couples or pairs of objects or people) 9. to answer, to reply

Here: a couple, a pair

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夫婦   夫妇

fū fù

married couple

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很久   很久

hěn jiǔ

very long period of time

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沒有   没有

méi yǒu

1. haven't, hasn't, didn't, non 2. without 3. to not have 4. to not be

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他們   他们

tā men

1. they 2. them 3. their

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女兒   女儿

nǚ ér

daughter

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de

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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消息   消息

xiāo xí

Mainland Pronunciation:

xiāo xi

information, news

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le

1. (particle signifying the change of situation) 2. (completed action marker) 3. (a filler word without any meaning)

Here: (particle signifying the change of situation)

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