diàn dìng le jī chǔ
phr. have paved the way for, have laid the foundation for
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Traditional Chinese

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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xiǎo shí hou de jiào yù wèi tā de chéng gōng diàn dìng le jī chǔ .
phr. The education he received in his childhood laid the foundation of his success.
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tā qián qī de gōng zuò wèi hòu lái de chéng gōng diàn dìng le jī chǔ .
phr. Her earlier work established the basis for her later success.