English Sentence:

He is an alcoholic, it's very difficult to change that.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

他是一個酒鬼, 很難改變。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

他是一个酒鬼, 很难改变。


ta1 shi4 yi2 ge5 jiu3 gui3, hen3 nan2 gai3 bian4.

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1. he 2. him 3. his 4. other, some other

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1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that 4. (old) this, this thing 5. (particle emphasizing the word following it) 6. (particle showing agreement) 7. true, correct

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1. one, 1 (2nd tone, used in Taiwan) 2. as soon as 3. single 4. whole, entire, all, throughout 5. (indicating that the action has occurred only once or the intention to try) 6. for the first time, at the beginning

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1. piece 2. (a measure word for people or objects)

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酒鬼   酒鬼

jiǔ guǐ

alcoholic, drunkard

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very, quite

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1. difficult 2. problem, difficulty 3. not good

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改變   改变

gǎi biàn

to change, to alter

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