English Sentence:

At least 30 people were killed and 309 others were injured as a result of a series of gas explosions in Kaohsiung.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):


Chinese Translation (Simplified):



gao1 xiong2 yi4 lian2 chuan4 de5 wa3 si1 bao4 zha4 zao4 cheng2 zhi4 shao3 san1 shi2 si3 he2 san1 bai3 ling2 jiu3 shang1.

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高雄   高雄

gāo xióng

Kaohsiung (city in Taiwan)

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yì lián chuàn

Mainland Pronunciation:

yī lián chuàn

a string of, a series of, a chain of

Here: a string of, a series of, a chain of, a succession of

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1. of (possessive particle) 2. (adjectival ending) 3. (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) 4. (used to form a nominal expression)

Here: of (possessive particle)

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瓦斯   瓦斯

wǎ sī

gas (loanword)

Here: gas

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爆炸   爆炸

bào zhà

1. explosion 2. to explode, to blow up, to detonate

Here: explosion

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造成   造成

zào chéng

to cause, to bring about

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至少   至少

zhì shǎo

at least

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三十   三十

sān shí

thirty, 30

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1. to die 2. death 3. dead 4. impassable, uncrossable 5. inflexible, rigid 6. extremely, damned

Here: to die

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1. together with, and 2. mild, harmonious 3. peace, harmony 4. sum 5. He (Chinese surname) 6. Japanese (food, clothes)

Here: together with, and

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three, 3

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1. hundred 2. numerous, all kinds of

Here: hundred

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1. zero, nought 2. a part of fraction of the whole 3. fragmentary, scattered

Here: zero, nought

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nine, 9

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1. wound, injury 2. to hurt, to injure

Here: wound, injury

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