English Sentence:

We have a small thatched cottage by the lake.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

我們在湖邊有座小茅屋。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

我们在湖边有座小茅屋。

Pinyin:

wo3 men5 zai4 hu2 bian1 you3 zuo4 xiao3 mao2 wu1.

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我們   我们

wǒ men

1. we 2. our 3. us

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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)

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lake

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biān

1. side 2. edge, margin 3. border, boundary

Here: side, edge, border

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yǒu

1. to have 2. to own 3. there is, there are 4. to be, to exist

Here: to have

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zuò

1. seat, stand 2. (a measure word for immovable objects such as islands, mountains, buildings) 3. base, place 4. constellation

Here: (a measure word for immovable objects such as islands, mountains, buildings)

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xiǎo

1. small, little 2. few 3. young 4. minor, petty 5. briefly, for a short while 6. slightly, a little 7. (the) youngest 8. (prefix used in front of family name to indicate informality or affection) 9. (humble) my, our 10. short for primary school

Here: small, little

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茅屋   茅屋

máo wū

thatched cottage

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