English Sentence:

I bought a second-hand car, because I cannot afford a new one.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

我買了一輛中古車,因為買不起新的。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

我买了一辆中古车,因为买不起新的。

Pinyin:

wo3 mai3 le5 yi1 liang4 zhong1 gu3 che1, yin1 wei4 mai3 bu4 qi3 xin1 de5.

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1. I 2. me 3. my 4. our

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mǎi

to buy

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le

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

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1. one, 1 2. as soon as 3. single, alone 4. each, every 5. same, identical

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liàng

(a measure word for vehicles like cars, motorbikes, truck, vans)

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中古車
中古车

zhōng gǔ chē

used car, second-hand car

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因為   因为

yīn wèi

because, due to

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買不起
买不起

mǎi bù qǐ

cannot afford

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新的   新的

xīn de

new

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