Taiwanese Spy – Mini Chinese Lesson

The Taiwanese military said that army major Luo Xian Zhe who was enlisted as a spy for China, has already been detained.

This is the most highest ranking Taiwan officer to be involved in spying for decades. It is believed that the leaked secrets could affect both Taiwanese military operations and future cooperation with the United States military.

間諜(间谍)

Pinyin: jiàn dié
English: a spy

Taiwanese Spy

Vocabulary

軍方(军方)

Pinyin: jūn fāng
English: armed forces; military

陸軍(陆军)

Pinyin: lù(liù) jūn
English: army

少將(少将)

Pinyin: shào jiāng
English: major general

軍官(军官)

Pinyin: jūn guān
English: military officer

吸收(吸收)

Pinyin: xī shōu
English: to enlisted; to enrol

其(其)

Pinyin:
English: it – this refers to the previously mentioned thing, group or person etc. In this example it refers to the spy who leaked the military secrets.

泄露(泄露)

Pinyin: China: xiè lù; Taiwan: xiè lòu
English: to leak information

機密(机密)

Pinyin: jī mì
English: secret; classified information

收押(收押)

Pinyin: shōu yā
English: to be in custody; to be detained

高層級(高层级)

Pinyin: gāo céng jí
English: high ranking

打擊(打击)

Pinyin: dǎ jí
English: a blow; a setback

News Bite

Traditional
台灣軍方說,陸軍少將羅賢哲被中國吸收擔任間諜,已經被收押。

這是台軍數十年來最高層級軍官涉及間諜案,其泄露的機密被認爲可能對台灣軍事能力與未來同美軍的合作造成重大打擊。

Simplified
台湾军方说,陆军少将罗贤哲被中国吸收担任间谍,已经被收押。

这是台军数十年来最高层级军官涉及间谍案,其泄露的机密被认为可能对台湾军事能力与未来 美军的合作造成重大打击。

Pinyin
tái wān jūn fāng shuō, lù jūn shào jiàng luó xián zhé bèi zhōng guó xī shōu dān rèn jiàn dié, yǐ jīng bèi shōu yā.

zhè shì tái jūn shù shí nián lái zuì gāo céng jí jūn guān shè jí jiàn dié àn, qí xiè lòu de jī mì bèi rèn wéi kě néng duì tái wān jūn shì néng lì yŭ wèi lái tóng měi jūn de hé zuò zào chéng zhòng dà dǎ jí.

English
The Taiwanese Military said that army major Luo Xian Zhe who was enlisted as a spy for China, has already been detained.

This is the highest ranking Taiwan officer to be involved in spying for decades. It is believed that the leaked secrets could affect both Taiwanese military operations and future cooperation with the United States military.

News Source

BBC Chinese

間諜這回事古已有之,別說在敵對國、在互相猜疑國家之間不可能沒有互派間諜,就是在稱兄道弟的盟國之間也可能派出間諜窺視對方動靜。keep reading

3 responses to “Taiwanese Spy – Mini Chinese Lesson

    1. haha 🙂 I just removed the second one. I have been playing around with different ways of showing the words so there might be some instances of word repetition. Thanks for letting me know!

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