The Martian 41, Chinese Symbols and Meanings In Context

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  • 囗:量具厂:斤質八:人公著十:掉載丨:上一:一而五到需要丿:個千升丶:必減的度達這高 Neil Keleher. Chinese Symbols and Meanings,

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

    And so for the ascent vehicle to carry one person to this altitude they need to get rid of 5000 kg's of mass.

    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.


    而 上升載具 要 載著一個人 到達 這個 高度 必需 減掉 五千公斤的 質量


    而 上升载具 要 载着一个人 到达 这个 高度 必需 减掉 五千公斤的 质量

    Word Definitions
    With Pinyin Pronounciation

    And so for the
    ascent vehicle
    上升載具 T
    上升载具 S
    to be able to
    carry one person
    載著一個人 T
    载着一个人 S
    到達 T
    到达 S
    這個 T
    这个 S
    高度 T
    it's necessary to
    必需 T
    get rid of
    減掉 T
    减掉 S
    5000 kg's of
    五千公斤的 T
    質量 T
    质量 S

    Chinese Symbol Words (Simplified)
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