O1, zhe4 zhen1 shi4 ge5 kuai4le4 de5 jin4zhan3…
- Simplified characters: 噢，这真是个快乐的进展…… / Traditional characters: 噢，這真是個快樂的進展……
- Back-translation of Mandarin: Oh, this is truly a happy advance...
- Script Mandarin translation (phonetic for English speakers):
Oh, juh jen sh guh kwai luh duh jean jan...
- Translated from script English:
Oh, this is a happy development...
- Context: “The Train Job,” Mal, about impending barroom brawl
[exclamation of surprised awareness], Oh!
- zhen1: truly, indeed
- shi4: to be
to be happy, to be joyful
- kuai4: to be elated, to be joyful
- le4: to be happy, to be joyful
- de5: [noun-modifier marker] [here: integrated adjectival clause (restrictive relative clause)]
an advance, progress [noun]
- jin4: to advance
- zhan3: to develop