English Sentence:

It took him twenty years to collect these old postcards.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

他花了二十年收集這些舊明信片。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

他花了二十年收集这些旧明信片。

Pinyin:

ta1 hua1 le5 er4 shi2 nian2 shou1 ji2 zhe4 xie1 jiu4 ming2 xin4 pian4.

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1. he 2. him 3. his 4. other, some other

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huā

1. flower, blossom 2. florid, flowery, variegated 3. a design, a pattern 4. to spend, to cost (money, time) 5. profligate, disloyal, unfaithful (in a relationship) 6. Hua (Chinese surname) 7. false 8. blurred

Here: to spend, to cost (money, time)

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le

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

Here: (completed action marker)

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二十   二十

èr shí

twenty, 20

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nián

1. year 2. age, a person's age 3. Nian (Chinese surname)

Here: year, a person's age

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收集   收集

shōu jí

to collect, to gather

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這些   这些

zhè xiē

these

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jiù

1. old 2. former 3. secondhand

Here: old, former, secondhand

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明信片
明信片

míng xìn piàn

postcard

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