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to contain
bāohán
张冠李戴
to put Zhang's hat on Li's head, to attribute sth to the wrong person
Zhāng guān Lĭ dài
毛遂自荐
to offer one's services as Mao Sui did
Máo Suì zì jiàn
姓氏
surname
xìngshì
徐娘半老
mutton dressed as lamb, a middle-aged woman dressed too young for her age
Xúniáng bàn lăo
歇后语
a two-part allegorical saying, with the second, unstated part carrying the meaning
xiēhòuyŭ
惯用语
idiomatic expression
guànyòngyŭ
含义
meaning, denotation
hányì
俗语
common saying, adage
súyŭ
母系
maternal side
mŭxì
洪水
flood
hóngshuĭ
亲属
relative, relation
qīnshŭ
图腾
totem pole
túténg
氏族
clan, family
shìzú
考证
textual criticism, textual research
kăozhèng
野外
open field
open country
yĕwài
to award, grant a reward
shăng
巨人
giant (n)
jùrén
脚印
footprint
jiăoyìn
bear
xióng
公元前
B.C.
gōngyuánqián
具有
to possess, have
jùyŏu
悠久
long, long-standing
yōujiŭ
公元
A.D.
gōngyuán
传统
tradition
traditional
chuántŏng
现存
in stock
xiàncún
灿烂
bright, magnificent, splendid
cànlàn
smelly, stinking, foul
chòu
皮匠
leather craftsman
píjiàng
craftsman, artisan
jiàng
到底
to the end, to the finish
at last, finally, in the end
dàodĭ
恐惧
to fear, dread
kŏngjù
寻找
to seek
xúnzhăo
Shang period
Shāng
Zhou period
Zhōu
诗经
Book of Songs
Shījīng
to step on
to tread, stamp
怀孕
to be pregnant
huáiyùn
形状
form, appearance, shape
xíngzhuàng
坚定
strong, staunch, steadfast
jiāndìng
信念
faith, belief, conviction
xìnniàn
战士
solider
zhànshì
光荣
glory, honour, credit
guāngróng
大公无私
selfless
dàgōng wúsī
启程
to set out, start off on a journey
qĭchéng
有出息
promising
yŏu chūxi
迫切
urgent, pressing
pòqiè
标志
mark, sign, symbol
biāozhì
面貌
looks, features
miànmào
飞机上放鞭炮 (想得高)
to have unrealistic/impractical ideas or ambitions
fēijīshang fàng biānpào (xiăng de gāo)
大姑娘坐花轿 (头一回)
to be doing something for the first (and only) time
dà gūniang zuò huā jiào (tóu yì huí)
孔夫子搬家(尽书=输)
to always lose
Kŏng Fūzi bān jiā (jìn shū)
大炮打蚊子 (大材小用)
to waste talent/ability on a petty job
dà pào dă wénzi (dà cái xiăo yòng)
印第安人
North American Indian
Yìndì’ān rén
used to indicate concession or contrast
王婆卖瓜 (自卖自夸)
to always claim that one’s things are the best
Wáng Pó mài guā (zì mài zì kuā)
朝代
dynasty
cháodài
血缘
bloodline, lineage
xuèyuán
生育
to give birth to
shēngyù

继承
to inherit, carry on
jìchéng
父系
paternal side
fùxì
从属于
subordinate (to)
cóngshŭyú
贵族
noble, aristocrat
guìzú
标明
to mark, indicate
biāomíng
封地
fief, manor
fēngdì
官职
official position
guānzhí
耳刀旁
ear side radical
ĕrdāopáng
公务
official business, public affairs
gōngwù
财务
financial affairs
cáiwù
复姓
double-barrelled surname
fùxìng
起义
to revolt
uprising
qĭyì
将军
general (milit)
jiāngjūn
功劳
contribution, merit
gōngláo
to offer official posts
fēng
区分
to differentiate, distinguish
qūfēn
字母
letter (of the alphabet)
zìmŭ
遗志
unfulfilled wish
yízhì
遗产
legacy, inheritance
yíchăn
oxygen
yăng
明确
clear and definite, clear-cut
míngquè
奴隶
slave
núlì
来源
the source, origin
láiyuán
to know, understand
to let sb know
xiăo
优良
fine, good
yōuliáng
作风
way of life
way of working
zuòfēng
性质
nature, character, property, quality
xìngzhì
原告
prosecutor
yuángào
被告
defendant
bèigào
佩戴
to wear (e.g. sword, badge)
pèidài
醒目
striking
xĭngmù
鲜明
vivid, bright, colourful
stark, clear-cut
xiānmíng
零件
component
língjiàn
有所
to some extent, somewhat
yŏusuŏ
陶器
pottery
táoqì
池塘
pond, pool
chítáng
上台
to come to power, assume power
shàng tái
随意
as one pleases, at will
suíyì
灭亡
to die out, be destroyed
mièwáng
生理
physiology
shēnglĭ
文静
gentle and calm
wénjìng
wild goose
yàn
地质
geology
dìzhì
填写
to fill in, write out
tiánxiĕ
灵敏
sensitive
língmĭn
急中生智
to show resourcefulness in an emergency
jí zhōng shēng zhì
秦朝
Qin dynasty
Qíncháo
汉朝
Han dynasty
Hàncháo
东汉
Eastern Han dynasty
Dōnghàn
徐悲鸿
Xu Beihong (artist)
Xú Bēihóng
李四光
Li Siguang (scientist)
Lĭ Sìguāng
聂耳
Nie Er (composer of the Chinese national anthem)
Niè Ĕr
家谱
family tree, genealogy
jiāpŭ
任意
wantonly, wilfully
rènyì
封建
feudal
fēngjiàn
长辈
senior member of a family
zhăngbèi
发亮
to shine, glitter, shimmer
fāliàng
字眼
choice of words, wording
zìyăn
抚养
to foster
to raise, to rear
fŭyăng
copper
tóng
结实
strong, sturdy, muscular and healthy
jiéshí
已故
deceased, late
yĭgù
家贫如洗
utterly destitute, penniless
jiā pín rú xĭ
名扬四海
to be famous the world over
míngyáng sì hăi
无非
simply but, no more than, no other than
wúfēi
forbidden word, taboo
to avoid sth as taboo
huì
恰当
suitable, fitting, appropriate
qiàdàng
批准
to approve, ratify
pīzhŭn
暂时
temporary, provisional
for the time being, for now
zànshí
情报
information, intelligence
qíngbào
尊敬
to respect, honour, esteem, look up to
zūnjìng
广泛
popularly, generally, extensively
guăngfàn
登记
to register, enrol
dēngjì
选民
voter, the electorate
xuănmín
过敏
hypersensitive
guòmĭn
畏惧
to dread, to fear
wèijù
推算
to calaculate, reckon, work out
tuīsuàn
茶话会
tea party
cháhuàhuì
随即
presently, immediately
suíjí
节约
to economise, save
jiéyuē
白兰地
brandy
báilándì
关怀
to pay serious attention to
guānhuái
流氓
hooligan
liúmáng
赌博
gambling
dŭbó
调皮
mischievous, impish (of a child)
diàopí