The Martian 17, Chinese Symbols and Meanings In Context

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  • 囗:路號尼時星點⺆:同厂:區駛八:前觀落荒其火營十:也車探拓控地者在駕丨:中降一:確瓦到正丿:算制特往後丶:心測的定察離計𠄌:線 Neil Keleher. Chinese Symbols and Meanings, Chinsym.com.

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    At the same time Mission Control observes Watney driving the Mars Rover away from the habitat and then figure out that he is heading for the Pathfinder landing site.

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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

    同時 控制中心 也 觀察到 瓦特尼 駕駛 火星 探測車 駛離 營區 在計算其 路線 後 確定 瓦特尼 正前往 拓荒者號 的 降落地點

    Simplified

    同时 控制中心 也 观察到 瓦特尼 驾驶 火星 探测车 驶离 营区 在计算其 路线 后 确定 瓦特尼 正前往 拓荒者号 的 降落地点

    Word Definitions
    With Pinyin Pronounciation

    at the same time
    tongˊshiˊ
    同時 T
    同时 S
    Ground Control
    kongˋzhiˋzhong¯xin¯
    控制中心 T
    also
    yeˇ
    T
    observes
    guan¯chaˊdaoˋ
    觀察到 T
    观察到 S
    Watney
    waˇteˋniˊ
    瓦特尼 T
    driving the
    jiaˋshiˇ
    駕駛 T
    驾驶 S
    Mars
    huoˇxing¯
    火星 T
    rover
    tanˋceˋche¯
    探測車 T
    探测车 S
    away from
    shiˇliˊ
    駛離 T
    驶离 S
    the Landing site
    yingˊqu¯
    營區 T
    营区 S
    calculate that
    zaiˋjiˋsuanˋqiˊ
    在計算其 T
    在计算其 S
    route
    luˋxianˋ
    路線 T
    路线 S
    then
    houˋ
    T
    S
    realize that
    queˋdingˋ
    確定 T
    确定 S
    Watney
    waˇteˋniˊ
    瓦特尼 T
    is heading for
    zhengˋqianˊwangˇ
    正前往 T
    the Pathfinder Probe
    taˋhuang¯zheˇhaoˋ
    拓荒者號 T
    拓荒者号 S
    's
    de˙
    T
    landing site
    jiangˋluoˋdiˋdianˇ
    降落地點 T
    降落地点 S

    Chinese Symbol Words (Simplified)
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