English Sentence:

Shanghai is the largest city in China in terms of population.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



yi3 ren2 kou3 shu4 lai2 kan4, shang4 hai3 shi4 zhong1 guo2 zui4 da4 de5 cheng2 shi4.

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1. with, by, by means of 2. in order to, so as to 3. because, because of 4. to use, to use as 5. according to 6. at (a certain date or place)

Here: according to

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rén kǒu shù

number or figure of population

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1. to come 2. in order to 3. to take place, to crop up 4. to have 5. future, coming, next 6. (used to replace another verb) 7. (used with to express capability) 8. ever since

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1. to look, to see 2. to watch 3. to read 4. to regard as

Here: to look, to see, to watch

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上海   上海

shàng hǎi


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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

Here: to be (is, are, am, was, were)

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中國   中国

zhōng guó


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最大   最大

zuì dà

biggest, largest

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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: (adjectival ending)

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城市   城市

chéng shì

city, town

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