Burj Khalifa, 哈里发Hā lǐ fā World's Tallest Skyscaper


Burj Khalifa, "Khalifa Tower", formerly known as Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m (2,717 ft). The building officially opened on 4 January 2010.




杜拜 Dù bài Dubai / (also 迪拜 Di2 bai4)

哈里发 Hā lǐ fā Khalīfah or Caliph (Arabic: successor), head of state in Caliphate

摩爾 Mó ěr Moore or Moor (name) / see also 摩尔人[Mo2 er3 ren2]

摩爾 mó ěr mole (chemistry)

史密斯 Shǐ mì sī Smith (name)

芝加哥 Zhī jiā gē Chicago, USA

称为 chēng wéi called / to call sth (by a name) / to name

层楼 céng lóu multistoried building / tower / pagoda


大公國 dà gōng guó Grand Duchy

德里 dé lǐ Delhi / New Delhi, capital of India / same as 新德里

第一 dì yī first / number one

动工 dòng gōng to start (a building project)

高楼 gāo lóu high building / multistory building / skyscraper / CL:座[zuo4]

建筑师 jiàn zhú shī architect

建造 jiàn zào construct / build

境内 jìng nèi within the borders / internal (to a country, province, city etc) / domestic

基 jī base / foundation / basic / radical (chemistry)

楼层 lóu céng story / floor

梅 méi plum / plum flower / Japanese apricot (Prunus mume) / surname Mei

摩天大楼 mó tiān dà lóu skyscraper / CL:座[zuo4]

目前世界 mù qián shì jiè modern world

年初 nián chū beginning of the year

启用 qǐ yòng start using / enable (as in 'enable a feature')

瑞 ruì lucky / auspicious / propitious / rayl (acoustical unit)

事务所 shì wù suǒ business office

史 shǐ history / surname Shi

外墙 wài qiáng facade / external wall

完工 wán gōng to finish work / to complete a project

位于 wèi yú to be located at / to be situated at / to lie

帷幕 wéi mù heavy curtain

原 yuán former / original / primary / raw / level / cause / source

亚 yà Asia / Asian / second / next to / inferior / sub- / Taiwan pr. ya3

于 yú in / at / to / from / by / than / out of

英尺 yīng chǐ foot (unit of length equal to 0.3048 m.)

与 yǔ and / to give / together with

造价 zào jià construction cost

总 zǒng always / to assemble / gather / total / overall / head / chief / general / in every case

总数 zǒng shù total / sum / aggregate

阿拉伯 Ā lā bó Arabian / Arabic / Arab

安装 ān zhuāng install / erect / fix / mount / installation

恩 ēn favor / grace / kindness

尔 ěr thus / so / like that / you / thou

欧文斯 Ōu wén sī Owens (name)




































































































































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