English Sentence:

You must take a short course first.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

您必須先上一個短期課程。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

您必须先上一个短期课程。

Pinyin:

nin2 bi4 xu1 xian1 shang4 yi2 ge5 duan3 qi2 ke4 cheng2.

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nín

[formal] you

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必須   必须

bì xū

to have to, must

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xiān

1. first 2. prior 3. in advance 4. an earlier generation 5. the late

Here: first, prior, in advance

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shàng

1. on top of, above, on, up 2. previous 3. to go up, to go to 4. according to 5. to attend (class, school) 6. superior, better 7. to install 8. to apply 9. to forge ahead 10. to fall, to get onto

Here: to attend (school)

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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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ge

1. piece 2. (a measure word for people or objects)

Here: (a measure word for classes, courses)

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短期   短期

duǎn qí

Mainland Pronunciation:

duǎn qī

short term

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課程   课程

kè chéng

course, class

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