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    Military Terms in Chinese

    Hey all,

    I need to be able to pronounce military terminology in Chinese and was hopefully some of you might help or point me in the right direction. I have a dictionary, but certain english military terminology doesn't make sense or give the correct meaning. Like what is the PLA's equivilent of a US Army Signal Officer?...in Chinese Mandarin. I got a tons of terminologies that needs the PLA's equivilent! Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, if this is the wrong forum...I'm an idiot, I apologize in advance, Mods please move to correct forum.

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    Re: Military Terms in Chinese

    I grew up in China, maybe I can help?
    Signals--信号(xn ho)
    Officer--军官(jūn guān)

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    Re: Military Terms in Chinese

    Quote Originally Posted by The_LT View Post
    Hey all,

    I need to be able to pronounce military terminology in Chinese and was hopefully some of you might help or point me in the right direction. I have a dictionary, but certain english military terminology doesn't make sense or give the correct meaning. Like what is the PLA's equivilent of a US Army Signal Officer?...in Chinese Mandarin. I got a tons of terminologies that needs the PLA's equivilent! Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, if this is the wrong forum...I'm an idiot, I apologize in advance, Mods please move to correct forum.
    Besides the Signal Officer, what else are you interested in?

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    Re: Military Terms in Chinese

    Stuff like network security, network infrastructure, satellite communications, of such nature

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    Re: Military Terms in Chinese

    Quote Originally Posted by The_LT View Post
    Stuff like network security, network infrastructure, satellite communications, of such nature
    I see. My point was that since we don't know what we're thinking, you'll probably have to provide a comprehensive list of all the terms that you want to know. I'm not very good at providing romanization of pronunciation for Chinese words so I'll have to let someone else pick up the slack...

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    Re: Military Terms in Chinese

    There are two 通讯员 in a PLA company, the direct translations are 通讯-----communication, 员----personnel, especially a person in charge of something. But they are not officers, they are low level surgents or just soilders.

    Anyway, just give us your list and see what we can do.

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    Re: Military Terms in Chinese

    Hi! Thanks for responding all. Unfortunately, this is shortnoticed. Therefore, I won't have time to compile a list. However, Szbd, can you tell me how to pronounce those words...communication personnel? I want to be able to look somewhat intelligable Again, thanks for all of your responses!
    Last edited by The_LT; 06-18-2007 at 09:29 PM.

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    通(tong1)讯(xun4)员(yuan2)

    the number is the tone. 1 is flat tone, 2 is up, 4 is down, 3 is down then up.

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    Awesome!!!!! Thanks Szbd!!!

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    Re: Military Terms in Chinese

    [QUOTE=The_LT;65468]Hey all,

    I need to be able to pronounce military terminology in Chinese and was ......

    hi, mate. at least you should list some 'terminologies' that you want to know, right. I'm also confused sometimes, as english is my second language. Can anyone or DAXIA help the people like us?

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    Yes, there should be a English-Chinese military terminology dictionary! I felt somewhat like idiot talking in Chinese and trying to use my hand and self made sound effects to describe radar lol

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    Re: Military Terms in Chinese

    Hi - I need some help with a translation on the following: 军地海上联合封控 Does this translate as: Joint military-civilian maritime area denial?

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