宮室築成以後, 董桌強選民間少女八百多人, 充作宮娥彩女. 至於從民間搜刮來的財物更是不其數, 僅囤積的糧食, 便足夠食用二十年.
成 sing4, seng4, cing4. finished.
When the palace was finished,
選 syun2. to choose, select.
民 man4. People, citizen.
間 gaaan1. space, interval.
少 siu3/2. Few, less.
女 neoi5. girl
–> young girl
八 baat3. 8
人 jan4. Man. Person
–> 800+ girls
Dong Zhuo selected (forcibly) eight hundred young girls or more
充 cung1. to fill, full, supply
作 zok3. to make, work, perform.
–> supplied to work as
娥 ngo4. beautiful. good
彩 coi2. colour(ful).
–> 彩女 (lower-rank) maids in the palace.
And sent them to work as maids in the palace.
至 zi3. to reach, arrive
於 wu1, jyu1. in at oon.
從 zung6/cung4/sung1. from, by, since, whence, through
–> as for
搜 sau2/1. search, seek; investigate
刮 gwaat3. shave, pare off, scrape
–> plundered, seized
來 loi4/6, lai4. to come, return.
財 coi3. valuables, riches, possessions.
物 mat6 thing, substance, creature.
更 ga(a)ng1. ang1. further, more.
是 si6. this. yes.
其 kei4. that, his/her/its.
數 sou3/2, sok3. number, several.
As for the property/resources seized from the public/civilians, they were innumerable.
僅 gan2/6. Only, merely, just.
囤 tyun4, deon6. grain basket.
積 zik1. accumulate, store up.
糧 loeng4. food, grain, provisions
食 sik6. eat, food
–> the accumulated/stored up provisions (food)
便 bin6, pin4. convenient, expedient.
足 zuk1, zeoi3. foot; enough.
夠 gau3. enough.
用 jung6. to use.
年 nin4. year
Just the accumulated food was enough to last 20 years.