English Sentence:

It is very difficult to catch the attention of the waiter in this restaurant.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

在這家餐廳,要得到服務生的注意很困難。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

在这家餐厅,要得到服务生的注意很困难。

Pinyin:

zai4 zhe4 jia1 can1 ting1, yao4 de2 dao4 fu2 wu4 sheng1 de5 zhu4 yi4 hen3 kun4 nan2.

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Words used:

 

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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zhè

1. this 2. these 3. such

Here: this, these

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jiā

1. home, residence, house 2. family 3. (a measure word for shops, restaurants, hotels) 4. (suffix indicating specialty of a person) 5. specialist

Here: (a measure word for shops, restaurants, hotels)

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餐廳   餐厅

cān tīng

1. restaurant 2. dining hall, dining room

Here: restaurant, dining hall, dining room

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yào

1. to want, would like to 2. have to, must 3. important, vital 4. to ask for, to request 5. will, be going to (future tense)

Here: to ask for, to request

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得到   得到

dé dào

to get, to obtain, to receive, to gain

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服務生
服务生

fú wù shēng

[Taiwan only] waiter, server

Here: waiter, server (used in Taiwan)

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de

1. of, ~'s (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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注意   注意

zhù yì

to notice, to pay attention to

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hěn

very, quite

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困難   困难

kùn nán

1. difficult 2. difficulty, difficult situation

Here: difficult

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