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第一章
di4 yi1 zhang1
First Chapter

第 : (ordinal, -st, -nd, -rd)
一 : one
章 : chapter, section
第 : bamboo strips (竹) arranged in order (弟-phonetic)
章 : sound (音) completed (十)
貓頭鷹
mao1 tou2 ying1
owl

貓 : cat
頭 : head
鷹 : eagle/falcon

(cat-headed eagle)
貓 - clawed beast (豸) that makes sound like miao (苗-phonetic)
頭 - bean-shaped (豆-phonetic) face (頁)
鷹 - bird (鳥) with wild goose (雁-phonetic)
xin4
letter
person's (人) word (言)
在很多方面
zai4 hen3 duo1 fang1 mian4
in many regards

在 : at/in/on
很 : very
多 : much/more/over
方 : region/area
面 : face/surface/side
多 : many moons (夕)
面 : face (首) encircled for emphasis (囗)
非常
fei1 chang2
unusual, extraordinary

非 : oppose/not/negative
常 : common/normal/frequent/regular
非 : two things opposing each other
常 : cloth (巾) upheld (尚-phonetical)
尋常
xun2 chang2
common, ordinary

尋 : seek
常 : common/regular
尋 : hand (又) and mouth (口) working (工) + 寸-phonetic)
常 : cloth (巾) upheld (尚-phonetic)
男孩
nan2 hai2
boy

男 : male
孩 : child
男 : field (田) and strength (力)
孩 : child (子) + phonetical (亥)
其中
qi2 zhong1
among

其 : its/hers/theirs/that
中 : middle
zui4
the most, -est/steal
top (曰) take (取)
討厭
tao3 yan4
to hate (doing sth)

討 : ask/beg/demand/discuss
厭 : dislike/detest/reject
討 : speak (言) about laws (寸)
厭 : pile on stones/cliff (厂) until full
fang4
To release/to free/to let go
send to a place (方-phonetic) with strikes (攴)
暑假
shu3 jia4
summer vacation

暑 : hot weather
假 : deception/vacation
暑 : sun (日) + 者-phonetic
假 : person (人) with borrowed skin (二 + 皮)
hai2
also/as well/and
喜歡
xi3 huan.
to like/to enjoy/to love

喜 : happy
歡 : happy
喜 : mouth (口) and drum (屮+豆)
歡 : bird (隹) exhaling (欠)
功課
gong1 ke4
homework

功 : achievement/good result
課 : class/course
功 : work (工-phonetic) and strength (力)
課 : words (言) producing fruit (果)
zuo4
to do/to make
做 : person (人) and reason (故)
dan4
but/however
但 : person (人) at dawn (旦-phonetic)
不得不
bu4 de2 bu4
have no choice but to

不 : not
得 : obtain/get/acquire
秘密
mi4 mi4
secret

秘 : mysterious
密 : intimate
秘 : originally show, manifest (示) and must (必-phonetic)
密 : silent (宓-phonetic) over mountains (山)
進行
jin4 xing2
underway/in progress/to conduct

進 : advance/make progress/enter
行 : go/walk/travel
進 : bird (隹) plus movement
行 : left step (彳) right step (亍)
通常
tong1 chang2
normally

通 : move unobstructed
常 : regular/common
通 : path (甬) and movement strokes
常 : cloth (巾) upheld (尚-phonetical)
只能
zhi3 neng2
obliged to

只 : only
能 : be able/ability
只 : mouth (口) exhaling
能 : body (肉) and claws (匕) + 厶
深夜
shen1 ye4
late at night

深 : deep/profound/very
夜 : night/dark
深 : stems from water (水)
夜 : stems from moon (夕)
巫士
wu1 shi4
wizard

巫 : wizard/sorcerer/witch
士 : scholar/gentleman
巫 : work (工) of two people (人)
士 : to know from one (一) to ten (十-phonetic)
差不多
cha4 bu. duo1
nearly/almost

差 : differ
不 : not
多 : many