Question Chinese tl help

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  1. Amaruna Myu

    Amaruna Myu ugly squid dokja (●´∀`●)

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    Please tell me what this means!
    且有后倾倒钩

    Dictionary tells me 倒钩 is a barb, but I don't know why used with a description for teeth. 后倾 should mean that this barb thing is slanted backwards. Is there an animal part thats called 倒钩 or is it to describe the canines/inscissors?

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    堪塔斯,肉食恐龙的一个演化支,包含了塔卡斯科在内的顶级掠食者恐龙,成年堪塔斯身披硬鳞,身长可达12米,体重能达到7吨,头骨粗壮,牙齿锋利且有后倾倒钩,下颚骨巨大而坚实,可以附着更多的肌肉以增强咬合力。堪塔斯超科恐龙代表了恐龙的进化,他们非但拥有强有力的后肢,且有可以长途飞行的羽翼,在孟九昭以前生活的时代,他们的身体几乎代表了自然进化的极致。
     
  2. nonononononono

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    Don't know what that word mean, but I think the sentence is saying that the back teeth are facing inward.
     
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    Its teeth are very sharp and similar to a hook that faces inward.
     
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  4. Amaruna Myu

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    thanks! I'll try to work something out with that
     
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    Sounds to me like teeth similar to a t-rex. Look up pics of that. They curve backward.
     
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  6. Amaruna Myu

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    oh oh!!! that makes a lot of sense
    I'll add it to the footnotes
    thanks!
     
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    Mnotia The Trash Man

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    upload_2022-5-27_2-52-10.png

    So we gotta do some research. What is a backward barb?

    Is it in reference to something?

    We look and we see that it accompanies the statement about teeth so we can assume its about teeth.

    Now time to confirm our idea.

    upload_2022-5-27_2-53-46.png

    Hmm...

    Lets see what we get when we delete the statement of "Backward".

    upload_2022-5-27_2-54-21.png


    Solution found.

    But this couldve been way easier if we dissected the sentence with deepl

    upload_2022-5-27_2-55-58.png

    ez


    have a good day
     

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  8. Amaruna Myu

    Amaruna Myu ugly squid dokja (●´∀`●)

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    you put in immense effort in searching, thank you very much
    what I got when I typed the Chinese word is a tooth growth where there's a spike growing out of the roots of the teeth and I didnt know barbed teeth was actually english
     
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