English Sentence:

Have you been waiting here for long?

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

你在這裡等很久了嗎?

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

你在这里等很久了吗?

Pinyin:

ni3 zai4 zhe4 li3 deng3 hen3 jiu3 le5 ma5?

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1. you (male) 2. your (male)

Here: you (male)

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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, located at

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這裡   这里

zhè lǐ

here

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děng

1. to wait 2. etc 3. grade, rank, class 4. equal to, same as

Here: to wait

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很久   很久

hěn jiǔ

very long period of 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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ma

(particle indicating a question)

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