English Sentence:

Behind the trees is a river.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

在樹林後面有一條河。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

在树林后面有一条河。

Pinyin:

zai4 shu4 lin2 hou4 mian4 you3 yi4 tiao2 he2.

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zài

1. in, at, on 2. located at 3. at the moment (ongoing action) 4. to be, to exist 5. (an indicator of location or time)

Here: in, at, on

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樹林   树林

shù lín

woods, forest

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後面   后面

hòu miàn

behind, back

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yǒu

1. to have 2. to own 3. there is, there are 4. to be, to exist

Here: there is, there are

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1. one, 1 (4th tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. each, every 4. single, alone 5. whole, entire, all, throughout 6. (indicating the intention to try)

Here: one, 1 (4th tone, used in Taiwan)

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tiáo

1. (a measure word for long things, like road, river, fish, dogs, trousers) 2. strip, slip 3. item or article (of a document) 4. orderliness 5. (a measure word for something that can be listed item by item, reasons, messages, advices) 6. twig, branch

Here: (a measure word for long things, like road, river, fish, dogs, trousers)

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river

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