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格局
arrangement, layout, style
géjú
预备
to prepare (for), to arrange
yùbèi
曲尺
carpenter’s square
qŭchĭ
呐喊
rallying cry, battle cry
nàhăn
approaching, near to
bàng
傍晚
dusk
bàngwăn
copper
tóng
铜钱
money (inf.)
tóngqián
mw: copper coins
wén
if, supposing
tăng
阔绰
ostentatious, opulent
kuòchuò
to pace
duó
pavilion
tíng
伙计
salesman, shop assistant
huŏjì
大抵
practically, approximately
more often than not
dàdĭ
掌柜
shopkeeper, manager (before 1911)
zhăngguì
侍候
to wait on sb, to look after
shìhòu
监督
to supervise, oversee
jiāndū
to recommend
jiàn
失职
to neglect one’s duty
shīzhí
活泼
lively, vigorous, spry
huópo
group, gang
bāng
下酒
suitable to accompany drinks
xiàjiŭ
下酒菜
meals to eat whilst drinking alcohol
xiàjiŭcài
下酒物
snacks to eat whilst drinking alcohol
xiàjiŭwù
情面
name, repute, face
qíngmiàn
木工
carpenter
mùgōng
直角
right-angle
zhíjiăo
每每
often, repeatedly
mĕimĕi
茴香
aniseed, fennel
huíxiāng
主顾
customer, client
zhŭgù
to hire
yōng
辞退
to dismiss, fire
cítuì
声气
manner of speaking
shēngqì
容易/好说话
easy to get on with
róngyì / hăo shuōhuà
讨饭
to beg for food
tăofàn
缠夹
to get in the way
chánjiā
坛子
earthen jar
tánzi
羼水
to water-down wine
chànshuĭ
雇工
to hire, employ; hired labour
gùgōng
愈过愈
to become more and more...(lit)
yù guò yù
花白
greying, white with black spots
huābái
乱蓬蓬
dishevelled (hair or beard)
luànpēngpēng
伤痕
scar, bruise
shānghén
皱纹
wrinkles
zhòuwén
封建
feudal
fēngjiàn
to seek, work for
móu
谋生
to make a living
móu shēng
营生
to earn a living
job (dialect)
yíngshēng
秀才
scholar, skilful writer
someone who had passed the lowest level of civil service examination
xiùcai
虚词
function word
xūcí
to open (eyes)
zhēng
to shout, jeer
răng
mark, remain, trace
伤疤
scar
shāngbā
憎恶
to abhor, have hatred for
zéngwù
半文半白
half-literary and half-vernacular
bànwén-bànbái
to trace
miáo
描红纸
paper for children, with red characters to be traced
miáohóngzhĭ
绰号
nickname
chuòhào
凭空
groundless, without foundation
píngkōng
背地
behind sb’s back
bèidì
哄笑
to laugh (a whole room/group)
hōngxiào
to steal
qiè
争辩
to quarrel
zhēngbiàn
to burst/split open
zhàn
to hang
diào
青筋
vein
qīngjīn
污人清白
to falsely accuse sb, to tarnish sb’s reputation
wūrén qīngbái
清白
pure, innocent
qīngbái
抄/ 钞
to copy
chāo
间或
once in a while, now and then
jiānhuò
拖欠
to be behind in payment
tuōqiàn
品行
conduct, behaviour
pĭnxíng
偶然
accidentally, inadvertently
occasionally
ŏurán
一齐
at the same time, in unison
yìqí
书籍
books
shūjí
纸张
papers
zhĭzhāng
inkslab
yàn
失踪
to disappear, be missing
shīzōng
现钱
ready money, cash
xiànqián
神气
expression, air
shénqì
不屑
to disdain to do sth, to think sth not worth doing
búxiè
不屑置辩
not worth arguing with
búxiè zhibiàn
渐渐
gradually, bit by bit
jiànjiàn
to rub/wipe off
shì
如是
like this (lit)
rúshì
还清
to pay off a debt
huánqīng
定然
certainly, definitely
dìngrán
粉板
board used for keeping track of accounts
fĕnbăn
to dredge/scoop up, to net (fish)
lāo
等级
social stratus
dĕngjí
account, bill, tab
zhàng
诚恳
sincere, true-hearted
chéngkĕn
恳切
sincere(ly), eager(ly)
kĕnqiè
颓唐
depressed, dejected
tuítáng
理会
to take notice of, to pay attention to
lĭhuì
to be qualified as
pèi
略略
slightly
lüe(4)lüe(4)
指责
to censure, criticise, find fault with
zhĭzé
模样
appearance, looks
móyàng
to envelop
lóng
附和
to echo, repeat what others say or do
fùhé
decidedly, certainly
jué
谈天
to chat
tántiān
耐烦
patient
nàifán
惋惜
to feel sorry for a person involved in a mishap
wănxī
to dip
zhàn
邻舍
neighbours (people living close by)
línshè
to coil sth up
pán
夹袄
lined jacket
jiá’ăo
门槛
threshold, doorsill
ménkăn
耳熟
familiar to the ear
ĕrshú
着慌
to become flustered
zháohuāng
棉袄
cotton-padded jacket
miánăo
晓得
to know, be aware of
xiăode
服辩
written confession
fúbiàn
举人
sb who passed the provincial civil service examination
jŭrén
going so far as
unexpectedly
jìng
结账
to settle accounts, balance the books
jiézhàng
to break, snap
zhé
仍旧
to remain unchanged, to continue
réngjiù
发昏
to lose one’s head, to be confused
fāhūn
cushion, mat
to pad
diàn
端午
fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar calendar
duānwŭ
年关
end of the lunar year
niánguān
mud, soil
聚集
to gather, assemble, congregate
jùjí
眼色
a hint given with the eyes, meaningful glance
yănsè
to fall, drop
diē
蒲包
rush bag, cattail bag
púbāo
取笑
to mock, ridicule
qŭxiào
to face upwards
yăng
一面
at the same time, simultaneously
yímiàn
草绳
straw rope
căoshéng