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Chinese readings: A Real Mystery Story in Lop Nur 失踪 (Missing) 6 [Elmentary]

Posted by Grace Feng on March 17, 2013

In last chapter, A Real Mystery Story in Lop Nur 失踪 (Missing) 5 [Elmentary], Beijing gave the order to army to find Peng Jia Mu at all cost. However, it seemed that finding the missing scientist was not a simple task. Two times of thorough search even didn’t bring back any valuable clues. The search still went on …

Chinese readings: A Real Mystery Story in Lop Nur 失踪 (Missing) 6 [Upper Beginner]

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[simplified Chinese]

失踪  [6]

 

7月7日,第三次大寻找开始了。

这次寻找的范围有4000多平方公里。有181人,48辆车加入寻找,飞机起飞29架次。

这个时候,有传言说彭加木逃往美国。为了澄清谣言,北京命令进行第四次寻找. 在11月10日至12月20日的41天里,一千多军人和其他人员, 从彭加木失踪的地点找到了敦煌,寻找范围有一千多平方公里, 可还是没有发现彭加木的痕迹。

对彭加木的失踪,大家有各种各样的想法。彭加木是中国科学院新疆分院院长,知名的科学家。他带在身上的相机和笔记本里,有重要的关于罗布泊的科学发现。有人认为他的失踪背后有惊人的秘密。

那个时候,罗布泊是重要的军事基地。没有部队的许可, 没有人可以进入罗布泊,。所以队员们在罗布泊的时候, 那块土地上, 除了他们,应该没有其他人。彭加木走后, 在路上见到其他人的可能性很小。

 

[vocab table]

Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Mandarin Pinyin English Definition
范围 範圍 fan4 wei2 range; extent
平方 平方 ping2 fang1 square (as in square foot, square mile, square root);
公里 公里 gong1 li3 kilometer
加入 加入 jia1 ru4 to join; to participate in
传言 傳言 chuan2 yan2 rumor
逃往 逃往 tao2 wang3 to run away; to escape to
美国 美國 Mei3 guo2 United States
澄清 澄清 cheng2 qing1 to clarify; to make sth clear
谣言 謠言 yao2 yan2 rumor
其他 其他 qi2 ta1 other
人员 人員 ren2 yuan2 staff; personnel
敦煌 敦煌 Dun1 huang2 Dunhuang,  a city in Gansu province of China
痕迹 痕跡 hen2 ji4 trace
各种各样 各種各樣 ge4 zhong3 ge4 yang4 various kinds and many different types of
科学院 科學院 ke1 xue2 yuan4 academy of sciences
新疆 新疆 Xin1 jiang1 Xinjiang (Uighur autonomous region)
知名 知名 zhi1 ming2 well-known; famous
科学家 科學家 ke1 xue2 jia1 scientist
重要 重要 zhong4 yao4 important
背后 背後 bei4 hou4 behind; at the back
惊人 驚人 jing1 ren2 astonishing
秘密 秘密 mi4 mi4 secret
军事 軍事 jun1 shi4 military
基地 基地 ji1 di4 base (of operations)
许可 許可 xu3 ke3 permit
除了 除了 chu2 le5 besides; except (for)
可能性 可能性 ke3 neng2 xing4 possibility

 

[pinyin]

shī zōng  [6]

7 yuè7 rì, dì sāncì dà xúnzhǎo kāishǐ le。

zhè cì xúnzhǎo de fànwéi yǒu4000 duō píngfānggōnglǐ。 yǒu181 rén,48 liàng chē jiārù xúnzhǎo, fēijī qǐfēi29 jiàcì。

zhège shíhou, yǒu chuányán shuō Péng jiā mù táowǎng Měiguó。 wèile chéngqīng yáoyán, Běijīng mìnglìng jìnxíng dì sìcì xúnzhǎo. zài11 yuè10 rìzhì12 yuè20 rì de41 tiān lǐ, yī qiān duō jūnrén hé qítā rényuán, cóng Péng jiā mù shīzōng de dìdiǎn zhǎo dàoliǎo Dūnhuáng, xúnzhǎo fànwéi yǒu yī qiān duō píngfānggōnglǐ, kě háishi méiyǒu fāxiàn Péng jiā mù de hénjì。

duì Péng jiā mù de shīzōng, dàjiā yǒu gèzhǒnggèyàng de xiǎngfǎ。 Péng jiā mù shì Zhōngguó Kēxuéyuàn Xīnjiāng fēn yuàn yuànzhǎng, zhīmíng de kēxuéjiā。 tā dài zài shēnshang de xiàngjī hé bǐjìběn lǐ, yǒu zhòngyào de guānyú Luóbùbó de kēxué fāxiàn。 yǒurén rènwéi tā de shīzōng bèihòu yǒu jīngrén de mìmì。

nàge shíhou, Luóbùbó shì zhòngyào de jūnshìjīdì。 méiyǒu bùduì de xǔkě, méiyǒu rén kěyǐ jìnrù Luóbùbó,。 suǒyǐ duìyuán men zài Luóbùbó de shíhou, nà kuài tǔdì shàng, chúle tāmen, yīnggāi méiyǒu qítā rén。 Péng jiā mù zǒu hòu, zài lùshang jiàndào qítā rén de kěnéngxìng hěn xiǎo。

 

[traditional Chinese]

失蹤  [6]

 

7月7日,第叁次大尋找開始了。

這次尋找的范圍有4000多平方公裏。有181人,48輛車加入尋找,飛機起飛29架次。

這個時候,有傳言說彭加木逃往美國。為了澄清謠言,北京命令進行第四次尋找. 在11月10日至12月20日的41天裏,一千多軍人和其他人員, 從彭加木失蹤的地點找到了敦煌,尋找范圍有一千多平方公裏, 可還是沒有發現彭加木的痕跡。

對彭加木的失蹤,大家有各種各樣的想法。彭加木是中國科學院新疆分院院長,知名的科學家。他帶在身上的相機和筆記本裏,有重要的關於羅布泊的科學發現。有人認為他的失蹤背後有驚人的秘密。

那個時候,羅布泊是重要的軍事基地。沒有部隊的許可, 沒有人可以進入羅布泊,。所以隊員們在羅布泊的時候, 那塊土地上, 除了他們,應該沒有其他人。彭加木走後, 在路上見到其他人的可能性很小。

 

[English translation]

Missing  [6]

July the 7th, the third run of search started.

This time the range of the search covered an area of 4000 square kilometers. There were 181 people, 48 vehicles joined the search. 29 sorties of flight were committed to the search.

At that time, the rumor said that Peng Jia Mu escaped to the United States. In order to break the rumor, Beijing ordered a forth search.

In the 41 days between November 10 and December 20, 1000 soldiers among others, searched for Peng Jia Mu from where he disappeared to Dun Huang. The searching coverage was as big as more than a thousands square kilometers. However there were no trace of Peng Jia Mu.

People had all kinds of thoughts on the reason of Peng Jia Mu’s missing. Peng was the president of Xin Jiang Division of Chinese Academy of Science, a famous scientist. The cameras and notebooks that he carried with him contained important scientific discoveries of Lop Nur. Some people thought there was astonishing secret behind his missing.

At that time, Lop Nur was an important military base. No one could enter the area without permit granted from the army. Therefore when the team was in Lop Nur, there should be no others in the area other than them. The chance that Peng Jia Mu encountered someone else on his way was almost impossible.

 

To be continued …

 

Reading Comprehension Test of 失踪 (Missing) 6

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Question 1
How many official searches were conducted after Peng's missing? 
A

4

B

3

C

1

Question 2
The government commanded a fourth official search for the missing scientist in an attempt to clarify what rumour? 
A

Peng Jia Mu had been kidnapped by aliens.

B

Peng Jia Mu was still alive.

C

Peng Jia Mu had escaped to the USA.

Question 3
What was Peng's position at Xin Jiang Division of Chinese Academy of Science?
A

President

B

Engineer

C

Manager

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4 Responses to “Chinese readings: A Real Mystery Story in Lop Nur 失踪 (Missing) 6 [Elmentary]”

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    Jason:

    01-23-2015 1:03 am

    Hi,

    I have a question! why there is a comma in the sentence below? It means “the notebook has important discovery about lop nor” It is a complete sentence. I don’t understand the use of the comma. Can you explain? Thanks
    Jason

    笔记本里,有重要的关于罗布泊的科学发现

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      Grace Feng:

      01-23-2015 2:11 pm

      Hi Jason,

      The comma in this sentence is used as a break. It helps reader to pay attention to “the note book”. You can take the comma out, doesn’t make any difference to the meaning of the sentence.

      In written Chinese, comma could be used to break up long sentences so the text becomes more friendly to readers. Short sentences is more favored over long sentences nowadays.

      I can’t tell exactly when you can use a comma to break up, when you can’t. As long as it sounds right to you I guess?

      Grace

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        Kit:

        10-19-2016 8:44 pm

        為什麼寫叁? 不寫三?

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