Chinese Traditional: 發生
Chinese Simplified: 发生
Pinyin: fa1 sheng1
Zhuyin: ㄈㄚ ㄕㄥ
English Meaning: to happen, to occur
German Meaning: geschehen, ereignen
Spanish Meaning: ocurrir, suceder
Classifier: (ci4)
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你為什麼沒來?發生了什麼事?
你为什么没来?发生了什么事?
ni3 wei4 shen2 me5 mei2 lai2? fa1 sheng1 le5 shen2 me5 shi4?
Why didn't you come? What happened?
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他在意外發生的三個小時後恢復意識。
他在意外发生的三个小时后恢复意识。
ta1 zai4 yi4 wai4 fa1 sheng1 de5 san1 ge5 xiao3 shi2 hou4 hui1 fu4 yi4 shi4.
He regained consciousness three hours after the accident.
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昨天到底發生了什麼事?
昨天到底发生了什么事?
zuo2 tian1 dao4 di3 fa1 sheng1 le5 shen2 me5 shi4?
What exactly happened yesterday?
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我不知道發生了什麼事情。
我不知道发生了什么事情。
wo3 bu4 zhi1 dao4 fa1 sheng1 le5 shen2 me5 shi4 qing2.
I had no idea what happened.
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史上記載最大的地震發生在智利。
史上记载最大的地震发生在智利。
shi3 shang4 ji4 zai3 zui4 da4 de5 di4 zhen4 fa1 sheng1 zai4 zhi4 li4.
The largest earthquake ever recorded was in Chile.
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發生了什麼事?
发生了什么事?
fa1 sheng1 le5 shen2 me5 shi4?
What happened?
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我有權利知道發生了什麼事。
我有权利知道发生了什么事。
wo3 you3 quan2 li4 zhi1 dao4 fa1 sheng1 le5 shen2 me5 shi4.
I have a right to know what happened.
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Related Words:

 



1. to sprout, to bud 2. to send out, to give and distribute 3. to develop 4. to express, to show (feelings) 5. (a measure word for gunshots, rounds)

Here: to develop

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shēng

1. to be born 2. to give birth 3. raw, uncooked 4. to get (angry) 5. to be alive 6. to grow, to produce 7. student, pupil 8. life, living, livelihood 9. personnel of certain professions

Here: to grow, to produce

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