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the thing is

infmlthis is the subject you have to consider: The thing is, my car broke down, so how can I drive?
Translations of “the thing is”
in Chinese (Traditional) 問題是, 要緊的是…
in Chinese (Simplified) 问题是, 要紧的是…
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