Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: qi3
Zhuyin: ㄑㄧˇ
English Meaning: 1. to rise, to raise, to get up 2. to start, to initiate (action), to launch 3. since (timing) 4. (a measure word for occurrences or events)
German Meaning: aufstehen
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從一月一日起,臺灣公共場所將全面禁煙。
从一月一日起,台湾公共场所将全面禁烟。
cong2 yi1 yue4 yi1 ri4 qi3, tai2 wan1 gong1 gong4 chang3 suo3 jiang1 quan2 mian4 jin4 yan1.
Smoking will be prohibited in public places in Taiwan, starting from the first of January.
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一名男子因為這起案件遭到逮捕。
一名男子因为这起案件遭到逮捕。
yi1 ming2 nan2 zi3 yin1 wei4 zhe4 qi3 an4 jian4 zao1 dao4 dai4 bu3.
A man was arrested in connection with this crime.
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好像沒有人目擊到這起謀殺案。
好像没有人目击到这起谋杀案。
hao3 xiang4 mei2 you3 ren2 mu4 ji2 dao4 zhe4 qi3 mou2 sha1 an4.
Nobody seems to have witnessed the murder.
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跑完馬拉松之後,他的腳起了水泡。
跑完马拉松之后,他的脚起了水泡。
pao3 wan2 ma3 la1 song1 zhi1 hou4, ta1 de5 jiao3 qi3 le5 shui3 pao4.
After running a marathon he had blisters on his feet.
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所有的女孩都同時講起話來。
所有的女孩都同时讲起话来。
suo3 you3 de5 nü3 hai2 dou1 tong2 shi2 jiang3 qi3 hua4 lai2.
The girls all talked at the same time.
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他開起車來像個瘋子。
他开起车来像个疯子。
ta1 kai1 qi3 che1 lai2 xiang4 ge5 feng1 zi5.
He drives like a maniac.
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當局已對該起事故展開調查。
当局已对该起事故展开调查。
dang1 ju2 yi3 dui4 gai1 qi3 shi4 gu4 zhan3 kai1 diao4 cha2.
An investigation has been launched into the accident by the authorities.
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