The Blasts in Tianjin

 The Blasts in Tianjin

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发生在天津塘沽开发区滨海街内一座盛放危险品仓库大爆炸的事件已经震动了整个中国乃至世界。

The massive blasts took place in a warehouse where contains explosive materials in Tianjing, Tanggu, Municipality’s Binhai district at 11:30pm on Aug 12, which has rocked Chinese society and the world.

目击者看到天空中升起了一朵蘑菇云。从火光处上升的烟雾弥漫了天空。

Witness said they saw a mushroom cloud after the explosions, and smoke filled the sky from the blaze.

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许多车在此次爆炸中被烧毁。

Many cars were burn out by the blasts.

发生爆炸后,一千多名消防员被派往现场控制火势。目前已经确认17名消防员遇难。

Since explosions, more than one thousand firefighters have been dispatched to the scene. 17 firefighters are confirmed to have died.

愿世事安好,为逝者默哀。

We wish everything be ok and, we are giving a silent tribute in memory of those who died in this devastating blasts.

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Blast:爆炸(bào zhà):

If something is blasted into a particular place or state, an explosion causes it to be in that place or state. If a hole is blasted in something, it is created by an explosion.

example sentence:

Bàozhà zàochéngle jùdà de pòhuài, zhèn suìle fùjìn de chuānghù.

爆炸造成了巨大的破坏,震碎了附近的窗户。

The blast caused extensive damage, shattering the windows.

 

Explosion:  爆炸(bào zhà):

An explosion is a sudden, violent burst of energy, for example one caused by a bomb.

example sentence:

Fāshēng bàozhà shí fángjiān lǐ méi rén.

发生爆炸时房间里没人。

The house was unoccupied at the time of the explosion.

 

Firefighter:消防员  xiāo fáng yuán:

Firefighters are people whose job is to put out fires.

example sentence:

Xiāofáng yuán màozhe shēngmìng wéixiǎn pūmiè sēnlín dàhuǒ.

消防员冒着生命危险扑灭森林大火。

The firefighter distributed his life in danger to extinguish the forest fire.

 

silent tribute:  mò āi:

Means people stand in silence to mourn someone who has died.

example sentence:

Dàjiā qǐlì, wèi sǐnàn de xiāofáng yuánmen mò’āi!

大家起立,为死难的消防员们默哀!

Let us stand in silent tribute to the firefighter who have died in the accident!

 

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