Chinese Traditional: 引發
Chinese Simplified: 引发
Pinyin: yin3 fa1
Zhuyin: ㄧㄣˇ ㄈㄚ
English Meaning: to trigger, to cause, to initiate
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Example Sentences:

人類免疫不全病毒引發愛滋病。
人类免疫不全病毒引发爱滋病。
ren2 lei4 mian3 yi4 bu4 quan2 bing4 du2 yin3 fa1 ai4 zi1 bing4.
The HIV virus causes AIDS.
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每一個問題的解決都會引發新的問題。
每一个问题的解决都会引发新的问题。
mei3 yi2 ge5 wen4 ti2 de5 jie3 jue2 dou1 hui4 yin3 fa1 xin1 de5 wen4 ti2.
Every solution breeds new problems.
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這個議題在校園內引發熱烈的辯論。
这个议题在校园内引发热烈的辩论。
zhe4 ge5 yi4 ti2 zai4 xiao4 yuan2 nei4 yin3 fa1 re4 lie4 de5 bian4 lun4.
This issue has provoked heated debate in the school.
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Related Words:

 

yǐn

1. to lead, to divert, to guide 2. to attract, to draw, to pull 3. to cause, to induce 4. to reference, to quote

Here: to lead, to divert, to guide

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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) 6. to make a lot of money

Here: to sprout, to bud

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