Daredevil Delight At Freefall Record 世紀 一跳

Daredevil Delight At Freefall Record  世紀 一跳

By Alexandre Inagaki

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The skydiver Felix Baumgartner from Austria was in freefall for four minutes and 20 seconds from an altitude 39,044 meters, "I prepared for this for seven years" he said.  We call his jump 世紀 一跳

  • 世紀 means century
  • 一 means one
  • 跳  means jump

HOW GOOD IT IS

He broke three records  他打破了三項記錄 

  • The fastest freefall speed: 1,342 kilometers per hour, 1.24 times the speed of sound 
  • 最快的自由落體速度: 每小時1,342公里,  音速的1.24倍
  • Highest ballon flight by a human
  • 最高氣球飛行的人
  • Highest freefall jump:  from more than 39 kilometers above the earth
  • 最高的自由落體: 面高度超過39公里
   

Freefall

 
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We use the verb 完成 to describe that he completed the leap, where  完成  is a new word in HSK level 3.  After reading this article, I hope that you could learn a Chinese new word today, 完成 !

For more information about Felix Baumgartner : http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

   

Author: AC Chan

   

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