The Martian 15, Chinese Symbols and Meanings In Context

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  • 囗:回尼是易星乛:了八:觀斯火營十:繫軌揮指控地報在丨:中由一:確瓦不露丿:無然生制特仍便衛丶:心法官定察還過道連透於忘𠄌:續繼 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

    Unable to contact the site, Ground Control is unsure whether Commander Lewis forgot to report this or whether Watney is still living, and so continue to observe via satellites orbiting Mars.

    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

    由於 無法 連繫 營地 控制中心 不確定 是 指揮官 露易斯 忘了 回報 還是 瓦特尼 仍然 在生 便繼續 透過 火星 軌道 衛星 觀察

    Simplified

    由于 无法 连系 营地 控制中心 不确定 是 指挥官 露易斯 忘了 回报 还是 瓦特尼 仍然 在生 便继续 透过 火星 轨道 卫星 观察

    Word Definitions
    With Pinyin Pronounciation

    Since (they are)
    youˊyuˊ
    由於 T
    由于 S
    unable
    wuˊfaˇ
    無法 T
    无法 S
    to contact
    lianˊjiˋ
    連繫 T
    连系 S
    the landing site
    yingˊdiˋ
    營地 T
    营地 S
    Ground Control
    kongˋzhiˋzhong¯xin¯
    控制中心 T
    is unsure wether it
    buˋqueˋdingˋ
    不確定 T
    不确定 S
    was that
    shiˋ
    T
    Commander
    zhiˇhui¯guan¯
    指揮官 T
    指挥官 S
    Lewis
    luˋyiˋsi¯
    露易斯 T
    forgot to
    wangˋle˙
    忘了 T
    report it
    huiˊbaoˋ
    回報 T
    回报 S
    or that
    haiˊshiˋ
    還是 T
    还是 S
    Watney
    waˇteˋniˊ
    瓦特尼 T
    was still
    rengˊranˊ
    仍然 T
    alive
    zaiˋsheng¯
    在生 T
    and so (they) continue to
    便bianˋjiˋxuˋ
    便繼續 T
    便继续 S
    make use of
    touˋguoˋ
    透過 T
    透过 S
    Mars's
    huoˇxing¯
    火星 T
    orbitting
    guiˇdaoˋ
    軌道 T
    轨道 S
    satelittes
    weiˋxing¯
    衛星 T
    卫星 S
    to observe
    guan¯chaˊ
    觀察 T
    观察 S

    Chinese Symbol Words (Simplified)
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