Fa Xian 发现- Daily Mandarin Lesson

Meaning

    to find; to discover

Pronunciation

    Tone marks: ► fā xiàn
    Tone numbers: fa1 xian4

Chinese Characters

    Traditional: 發現
    Simplified: 发现

    First Character: 發 (fā) – to send out; to show (one`s feeling); to issue; to develop
    Second Character: 現 (xiàn) – appear; present; now; existing; current

Examples of Fā Xiàn
 
    ► Gēlúnbù zài xī yuán 1492 nián fāxiàn xīn dàlù.
    trad – 哥倫布在西元1492年發現新大陸。
    simp – 哥伦布在西元1492年发现新大陆。
    Columbus discovered the new world in 1492.

    ► Zhídào jiézhàng shí cái fāxiàn wǒ wàngjì dài qián.
    trad – 直到結帳時才發現我忘記帶錢。
    simp – 直到结帐时才发现我忘记带钱。
    Just when I got to the checkout I discovered I’d forgotten to bring some money.


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