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Ruins of Secret Passages Found on Great Wall
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Ruins of Secret Passages Found on Great Wall
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长城上发现的秘密通道遗址
长城上发现的秘密通道遗址
Ruins of Secret Passages Found on Great Wall
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Pinyin
Keywords
秘密 - mìmì - secret
遗址 - yízhǐ - ruins / historic relics
跨越 - kuàyuè - to step across / step over
高分辨率 - gāofēnbiànlǜ - high resolution
拍摄 - pāishè - to film / to shoot (a picture)
暗门 - ànmén - secret door / hidden door
建筑 - jiànzhù - to construct / building
门洞 - méndòng - passageway / archway
军事 - jūnshì - military affairs / military matters / military
设立 - shèlì - to set up / to establish
隐蔽 - yǐnbì - to conceal / to hide / covert / under cover
容下 - róngxià - to hold / to admit / to accommodate / to tolerate
俯身 - fǔshēn - to lean over / to bend over / to stoop / to bow
游牧 - yóumù - nomadic / to move about in search of pasture / to rove around as a nomad
部落 - bùluò - tribe
往返 - wǎngfǎn - to go back and forth / to go to and fro / round trip
河套 - hétào - river bend
放牧 - fàngmù - to graze, herd (livestock)
通商 - tōngshāng - having trading relations (of nations or regions)
书籍 - shūjí - books / works
记述 - jìshù - to write an account (of events)
实物 - shíwù - material object / concrete object / original object / object for practical use / definite thing
隐秘 - yǐnmì - secret / hidden
敌方 - dífāng - enemy
空心 - kōngxīn - hollow / empty headed / mindless
敌人 - dírén - enemy
位置 - wèizhi - position / place / seat
士兵 - shìbīng - soldier
击破 - jīpò - to break / to crush
突袭 - tūxí - surprise attack
结合 - jiéhé - to combine / to link / to integrate / binding
古代 - gǔdài - ancient times / olden times
Grammar
此次.. - Expressing "this time…" with "cǐcì..."
消息称,此次研究用时四年多,跨越中国10个省区。
除了暗门,此次研究团队还首次发现了突门。

Clause 1 + 则 + Clause 2 - Conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause with "Clause 1 + zé + Clause 2"
有些暗门矮且窄,只能容下一个人俯身通过,这种暗门一般用于军事需要;有些暗门稍高,可以允许两匹马双向通过,这种暗门则一般是政府允许游牧部落往返于青海和河套地区放牧时使用。

Verb / Adj. + 于 + Object - Expressing that the action or adj. is "in / at / to / from" a certain object with "Verb + yú + Object" (object can be a place, time, person, entity etc.)
有些暗门矮且窄,只能容下一个人俯身通过,这种暗门一般用于军事需要;有些暗门稍高,可以允许两匹马双向通过,这种暗门则一般是政府允许游牧部落往返于青海和河套地区放牧时使用。

除此以外… - Expressing "apart from this / other than this..." with "chúcǐ yǐwài..."
除此以外,还有些暗门用于通商往来。

通常... - Expressing "usually / normally..." with "tōngcháng..."
通常面向敌方的一面看起来和其他的墙面没有区别,但面向自己的这一面却是空心的。

无法 + Verb / Verb Phrase - Expressing to be "unable / incapable of doing sth" with "wú​fǎ + Verb / Verb Phrase"
这样一来,敌人从外部完全无法知道突门的位置,但城内的士兵却可以随时从内部击破突门进行突袭。

随时 + Verb / Verb Phrase - Expressing "at any time / at all times (do sth)" with "suí​shí + Verb / Verb Phrase"
这样一来,敌人从外部完全无法知道突门的位置,但城内的士兵却可以随时从内部击破突门进行突袭。

到目前为止… - Expressing "until now / so far…" with "dàomùqiánwéizhǐ…"
消息称,到目前为止,研究团队结合古代地图已确认220多处暗门,并找到了130多处实物遗址。
Grammar
此次.. - Expressing "this time…" with "cǐcì..."
消息稱,此次研究用時四年多,跨越中國10個省區。
除了暗門,此次研究團隊還首次發現了突門。

Clause 1 + 則 + Clause 2 - Conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause with "Clause 1 + zé + Clause 2"
有些暗門矮且窄,只能容下一個人俯身通過,這種暗門一般用於軍事需要;有些暗門稍高,可以允許兩匹馬雙向通過,這種暗門則一般是政府允許游牧部落往返於青海和河套地區放牧時使用。

Verb / Adj. + 於 + Object - Expressing that the action or adj. is "in / at / to / from" a certain object with "Verb + yú + Object" (object can be a place, time, person, entity etc.)
有些暗門矮且窄,只能容下一個人俯身通過,這種暗門一般用於軍事需要;有些暗門稍高,可以允許兩匹馬雙向通過,這種暗門則一般是政府允許游牧部落往返於青海和河套地區放牧時使用。

除此以外… - Expressing "apart from this / other than this..." with "chúcǐ yǐwài..."
除此以外,還有些暗門用於通商往來。

通常... - Expressing "usually / normally..." with "tōngcháng..."
通常面向敵方的一面看起來和其他的牆面沒有區別,但面向自己的這一面卻是空心的。

無法 + Verb / Verb Phrase - Expressing to be "unable / incapable of doing sth" with "wú​fǎ + Verb / Verb Phrase"
這樣一來,敵人從外部完全無法知道突門的位置,但城內的士兵卻可以隨時從內部擊破突門進行突襲。

隨時 + Verb / Verb Phrase - Expressing "at any time / at all times (do sth)" with "suí​shí + Verb / Verb Phrase"
這樣一來,敵人從外部完全無法知道突門的位置,但城內的士兵卻可以隨時從內部擊破突門進行突襲。

到目前為止… - Expressing "until now / so far…" with "dàomùqiánwéizhǐ…"
消息稱,到目前為止,研究團隊結合古代地圖已確認220多處暗門,並找到了130多處實物遺址。
Proper Nouns
宋 - Sòng - Song dynasty (960-1279 AD)
搜狐网 - Sōuhú Wǎng - Sohu (Chinese web portal and online media company)
墨子 - Mòzǐ - Mozi (c. 470-391 BC, founder of the Mohist School of the Warring States Period) / Mozi (self-titled book by by Chinese philosopher Mozi)
唐 - Táng - Tang dynasty (618-907 AD)
明 - Míng - Ming dynasty (1368-1644 AD)
清 - Qīng - Qing dynasty (1644-1911 AD)

Idioms
寥寥无几 - liáoliáowújǐ - just a very few / tiny number / not many at all / you count them on your fingers
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