The Martian 39, Chinese Symbols and Meanings In Context

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  • 囗:四號戰尼星署⺆:用厂:所駁乛:改預八:前並火小十:劃車把探指接地太在一:二示瓦再丿:知告特他使往丶:次測的艇航定神計𠄌:裝總 Neil Keleher. Chinese Symbols and Meanings, Chinsym.com.

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    NASA informs Watney of Plan 2 and gives him instructions on how to convert the Mars Rover to get to the Aries 4 MAV's 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

    航太總署 把 計劃 二 告知 瓦特尼 並 指示他 再次 改裝 火星 探測車 前往 預定 戰神四號 使用 的 接駁小艇 的 所在地

    Simplified

    航太总署 把 计划 二 告知 瓦特尼 并 指示他 再次 改装 火星 探测车 前往 预定 战神四号 使用 的 接驳小艇 的 所在地

    Word Definitions
    With Pinyin Pronounciation

    NASA
    hangˊtaiˋzongˇshuˇ
    航太總署 T
    航太总署 S
    takes
    baˇ
    T
    plan
    jiˋhuaˋ
    計劃 T
    计划 S
    2
    erˋ
    T
    (and) tells
    gaoˋzhi¯
    告知 T
    Watney
    waˇteˋniˊ
    瓦特尼 T
    and then
    bingˋ
    T
    S
    gives him instructions on how to
    zhiˇshiˋta¯
    指示他 T
    once again
    zaiˋciˋ
    再次 T
    alter (the)
    gaiˇzhuang¯
    改裝 T
    改装 S
    Mars
    huoˇxing¯
    火星 T
    Rover, survey vehicle
    tanˋceˋche¯
    探測車 T
    探测车 S
    to leave for
    qianˊwangˇ
    前往 T
    reserved for
    yuˋdingˋ
    預定 T
    预定 S
    Aries 4
    zhanˋshenˊsiˋhaoˋ
    戰神四號 T
    战神四号 S
    to use
    使shiˇyongˋ
    使用 T
    's
    de˙
    T
    MAV (Mars Ascent Vehicle)
    jie¯boˊxiaoˇtingˇ
    接駁小艇 T
    接驳小艇 S
    's
    de˙
    T
    location
    suoˇzaiˋdiˋ
    所在地 T

    Chinese Symbol Words (Simplified)
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