The Martian 26, Chinese Symbols and Meanings In Context

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  • 囗:只尼厂:馬八:鈴前薯十:去存一:瓦下丿:靠生特倚丶:成的之𠄌:收能 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 has to then rely on the potatoes previously harvested to survive.

    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 只能 倚靠 之前 收成的 馬鈴薯 生存下去

    Simplified

    瓦特尼 只能 倚靠 之前 收成的 马铃薯 生存下去

    Word Definitions
    With Pinyin Pronounciation

    Watney
    waˇteˋniˊ
    瓦特尼 T
    can only
    zhiˇnengˊ
    只能 T
    rely on
    yiˇkaoˋ
    倚靠 T
    previously
    zhi¯qianˊ
    之前 T
    harvested
    shou¯chengˊde˙
    收成的 T
    potatoes
    maˇlingˊshuˇ
    馬鈴薯 T
    马铃薯 S
    to survive
    sheng¯cunˊxiaˋquˋ
    生存下去 T

    Chinese Symbol Words (Simplified)
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