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shí nián
n. Ten Years (by Eason Chan)
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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tā qù měi guó yǐ hòu , guò le shí nián cái huí lái .
phr. After he went to the US, he stayed there for ten years before he came back.
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wó yǐ jīng gōng zuò shí nián le
phr. I have been working for ten years.
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xiào yí xiào , shí nián shào
phr. a smile will gain you ten more years of life
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zhè zuò qiáo huā le shí nián shí jiān cái jiàn chéng .
phr. It took ten years to build this bridge.
shì gé shí nián
phr. ten years later, ten years after that