The Martian 11, Chinese Symbols and Meanings In Context

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  • 囗:居尼時星⺆:用厂:長馬乛:務延八:鈴薯火十:植來土壤在一:瓦丿:特伸任住種丶:決的艙定 Neil Keleher. Chinese Symbols and Meanings, Chinsym.com.

    In this graphic the Chinese Symbols from this page are grouped using the Easy Lookup Index System

    Watney decides to use Martial soil to grow potatoes within the habitat to extend his mission time.

    Chinese Symbol Words (Traditional)
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    One way to learn and remember Chinese Symbols and their meanings is to see them in context. And to make learning a bit more interesting I thought it would be kind of cool to see Chinese symbols in the context of popular movie plot descriptions.

    The original Chinese text is taken from the Chinese Wikipedia site for the movie "The Martian".

    Above you can see the full English translation plus the text in Traditional Chinese with links to meanings below. You can also see the individual Chinese symbols, out of context but sorted using the Easy Lookup Indexing system. You can click on these to see the meanings of these individual Chinese symbols plus their pronounciation (in pinyin) and their cangjie input codes.

    Below you can see the same text using Traditional and Simplified symbols and then below these the Chinese words and their meanings listed in the order they appear in the phrase above, so that you can "read" the definitions in context.

    The symbols in each word are linked to their corresponding entry in the online Easy Lookup Chinese Symbol Dictionary. Note that the online version contains 1600 entries while the pdf version over 6000.

    Traditional

    瓦特尼 決定 用 火星的 土壤 在 居住艙 種植 馬鈴薯 來 延伸 任務 時長

    Simplified

    瓦特尼 决定 用 火星的 土壤 在 居住舱 种植 马铃薯 来 延伸 任务 时长

    Word Definitions
    With Pinyin Pronounciation

    Watney
    waˇteˋniˊ
    瓦特尼 T
    decided
    jueˊdingˋ
    決定 T
    决定 S
    to use
    yongˋ
    T
    Martian
    huoˇxing¯de˙
    火星的 T
    soil
    tuˇrangˇ
    土壤 T
    inside
    zaiˋ
    T
    the habitat
    ju¯zhuˋcang¯
    居住艙 T
    居住舱 S
    to plant
    zhongˇzhiˊ
    種植 T
    种植 S
    potatoes
    maˇlingˊshuˇ
    馬鈴薯 T
    马铃薯 S
    to
    laiˊ
    T
    S
    extend
    yanˊshen¯
    延伸 T
    mission
    renˋwuˋ
    任務 T
    任务 S
    time (duration)
    shiˊzhangˋ
    時長 T
    时长 S

    Chinese Symbol Words (Simplified)
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