Facebook closing? Pure rumour – Mini Chinese Lesson

The widespread rumour today that Facebook would be closing forced the popular social network to officially refute the rumour.

Facebook Closing?

Vocabulary

網路(网路)

Pinyin: wǎng lù
English: the internet
Note: 網絡 (网络)is more common than 網路 in mainland China.

盛傳(盛传)

Pinyin: shèng chuán
English: widely rumoured

臉書(脸书)

Pinyin: liǎn shū
English: Facebook

關閉(关闭)

Pinyin: guān bì
English: to close, to shut

社交網站(社交网站)

Pinyin: shè jiāo wǎng zhàn
English: a social networking website
Note: 社交網絡 (社交网络)is also commonly used in mainland China. A synonym is also 社群網站 (社群网站 shè qún wǎng zhàn)

出面(出面)

Pinyin: chū miàn
English: to act officially, to come forward

闢謠(辟谣)

Pinyin: pì yáo
English: to refute a rumour

否認(否认)

Pinyin: fǒu rèn
English: to deny something, to declare something to be untrue

傳聞(传闻)

Pinyin: chuán wén
English: a rumour

News Bite

Traditional Chinese
網路今天盛傳臉書(Facebook)要關閉,迫使這個超人氣社交網站出面闢謠,否認這項傳聞。

Simplified Chinese
网路今天盛传脸书(Facebook)要关闭,迫使这个超人气社交网站出面辟谣,否认这项传闻。

Pinyin
wǎng lù jīn tiān shèng chuán liǎn shū (Facebook) yào guān bì, pò shǐ zhè gè chāo rén qì shè jiāo wǎng zhàn chū miàn pì yáo, fǒu rèn zhè xiàng chuán wén.

English
The widespread rumour today that Facebook would be closing forced the popular social network to officially refute the rumour.

News Source

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