English Sentence:

The procedures for buying and selling houses are complicated and time-consuming.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

買賣房子的手續既複雜又耗時。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

买卖房子的手续既复杂又耗时。

Pinyin:

mai3 mai4 fang2 zi5 de5 shou3 xu4 ji4 fu4 za2 you4 hao4 shi2.

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買賣   买卖

mǎi mài

buying and selling, business dealings

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房子   房子

fáng zi

house, building

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de

1. of (possessive particle) 2. (adjectival ending) 3. (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) 4. (used to form a nominal expression)

Here: of (possessive particle)

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手續   手续

shǒu xù

procedure

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既…又…
既…又…

jì … yòu …

not only... but also..., both... and...

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複雜   复杂

fù zá

complicated, complex

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既…又…
既…又…

jì … yòu …

not only... but also..., both... and...

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耗時   耗时

hào shí

time-consuming

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