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閑話
xian2 hua4

to talk casually about
表情達意
biao3qing2da2yi4

to convey one's feelings or ideas
縱使
zong4 shi3

even if
後來居上
hou4lai2ju1shang4

the late-comer(newcomer) ends up on top
各有千秋
ge4you3qian1qiu1

each has it's own style/strongpoints
訴之於
su4zhi1yu2

appeal to, resort to
對方
dui4fang1

the other party
聽覺
ting1 jue2

sense of hearing
視覺
shi4 jue2

sense of sight
補助
bu3zhu4

supplement;subsidize (financially)
相似
xiang1si4

similar
與其...不如...
yu3qi2 bu4ru2

rather than...it is better to...
延長
yan2chang2

extend
變形
bian4xing2

change shape, transform
來得
lai2de

(colloquial, in comparisons) come out as
確切
que4qie4

appropriate,accurate,precise
隨著
sui2zhe

along with
變遷
bian4qian1

change
自然而然
zi4ran2er2ran2

of natural consequence
如同
ru2tong2

just like, such as
細胞
xi4bao1

cell (biology)
人工
ren2gong1

man-made, artificial
左右
zuo3you4

to influence, to effect, to control
微乎其微
wei2hu1qi2wei2

extremely trifling, very little
愛斯基摩
ai4si1ji1mo2

Eskimo
字眼
zi4yan3

a particular word or expression
阿拉伯
a1la1bo2

Arab
駱駝
luo4tuo2

camel
叔父
shu2fu4

father's younger brother
舅父
jiu4fu4

mother's brother
姑父
gu1fu4

father's sister's husband
姨父
yi2fu4

mother's sister's husband
應...(A)而...(B)
ying4...er2...

to...(B) in response to (A)
上(number)
shang4(number)

to reach a certain number
yu4

jade
統治
tong3zhi4

rule, govern
sha3

foolish
修訂
xiu1ding4

revise
商朝
shang1chao2

Shang dynasty
ke4

carve
龜甲
gui1jia3

tortoise shell
獸骨
shou4gu3

animal bone
十之七八
shi2zhi1qi1ba1

7 or 8 chances out of 10
象形
xiang4xing2

pictographic
字體
zi4ti3

style of character;font
結構
jie2gou4

structure
固定
gu4ding4

fixed, determined
dao4

invert, reverse, upside-down
heng2

horizontal
排列
pai2lie4

to arrange in series, rows etc.
xing2

to walk
形成
xing2cheng2

to form
階段
jie1duan4

stage/phase
日積月累
ri4ji1yue4lei3

gradual accumulation over a period of time
進化
jin4hua4

evolve
境地
jing4di4

condition, state
一時
yi4shi2

a short period of time
倉頡
cang1jie2

legendary founder of Chinese writing system.
伏羲氏
fu2xi1shi4

legendary Chinese ruler credited with introduction of farming, fishing, and animal husbandry.
八卦
ba1gua4

the eight trigrams
書契
shu1qi4

a document, certificate (of ownership, etc.)
傳説
chuan2shuo1

hearsay, legend, unconfirmed report
罷了
ba4le

that's all, nothing more (gives finality to clause preceding it)
筆畫
bi3hua4

strokes of a Chinese character
周代
zhou1dai4

zhou dynasty
逐漸
zhu2jian4

gradually
稱爲
cheng1wei2

to be called
大篆
da4zhuan4

"Greater Seal" characters
天下
tian1xia4

the world, "all under heaven"
小篆
xiao3zhuan4

"Lesser Seal" characters
謹嚴
(嚴謹)
jin3yan2
(yan2jin3 - more common variant)

careful and precise
勻稱
yun2chen4

well proportioned, well-balanced, symmetrical
書寫
shu1xie3

to write
形體
xing2ti3

shape, form, and structure
製作
zhi4zuo4

to produce
隸書
li4shu1

clerical style of characters
通行
tong1xing2

in general practice, popularly used
草書
cao3shu1

(grass)script style of characters
書法
shu1fa3

calligraphy
後漢
hou4han4

later han dynasty
利用
li4yong4

to make use of, take advantage of
mo4

ink-stick
紙張
zhi3zhang1

paper
便利
bian4li4

convenient
楷書
kai3shu1

"Standard Style" of characters
奠定
dian4ding4

establish, settle, lay the groundwork
正體
zheng4ti3

formal style (of characters)
沿用
yan2yong4

continue to use (an old method, etc)
行書
xing2shu1

running style of calligraphy
氣味
qi4wei4

1)flavor, odor
2)atmosphere
濃厚
nong2hou4

1) strong (atmosphere, interest, etc.)
2) dense, thick
通用
tong1yong4

in general use
六書
liu4shu1

six categories of Chinese characters
指事
zhi3shi4

ideograph
會意
hui4yi4

semantic compounds
形聲
xing2sheng1

semanto-phonetic compounds
轉註
zhuan3zhu4

mutually explanatory or synonomous characters
假借
jia3jie4

phonetic loan characters
構成
gou4cheng2

to construct (from components)
法則
fa3ze2

law, regulation, rule
形態
xing2tai4

physical form
瑣碎
suo3sui4

small and numerous
分辨
fen1bian4

to distinguish
痕跡
hen2ji1

a trace, vestige
語調
yu3diao4

intonation
剛柔
gang1rou2

hard and soft (in contrast)
緩急
huan3ji2

slow and quick (in contrast)
面部
mian4bu4

face
表情
biao3qing2

facial expression
喜怒哀樂
xi3nu4ai1le4

joy, anger, sorrow, delight; human emotions
動作
dong4zuo4

action
千變萬化
qian1bian4wan4hua4

countless changes/variations, everchanging
成分
cheng2fen4

component, factor, ingredient
hen4

to hate
強調
qiang2diao4

to stress, emphasize
反問
fan3wen4

answer a question in the form of a question, express doubt by framing a response in the form of a rhetorical question
反面
fan3mian4

opposite, reverse side.
充分
chong1fen4

sufficient, complete
精細
jing1xi4

meticulous, carefully done, finely crafted.
免不了
mian3bu4liao3

unavoidable, no choice but
詞不達意
ci2bu4da2yi4

words fail to convey the meaning/feeling
隔膜
ge2mo2

1)to lack mutual understanding, communication, or contact

2)unfamiliar with
易經
yi4jing1

the Book of Changes
書不盡言
言不盡意
shu1bu2jin4yan2
yan2bu2jin4yi4

words fall short of speech, speech falls short of meaning
中肯
zhong4ken3

to the point, pertinent
教徒
jiao4tu2

a religious believer
li4

establish
以心傳心
yi3xin1chuan2xin1

to communicate one's feelings directly from heart to heart. (i.e. without words)
苦衷
ku3zhong1

difficulties, pain, or embarassment that are hard to describe or are unspoken.
話説回來
hua4shuo1hui2lai2

(but) on the other hand
優越
you1yue4

superior, outstanding
缺陷
que1xian4

defect, shortcoming, handicap
消失
xiao1shi1

disappear, vanish
記憶
ji4yi4

to remember; memory
腦海
nao3hai3

mind
狹小
xia2xiao3

small and narrow
意志
yi4zhi4

will, volition
正確
zheng4que4

accurate
距離
ju4li2

distance
補救
bu3jiu4

remedy (a problem/situation)
缺憾
que1han4

flaw, defect, shortcoming
永久
yong3jiu3

permanent, eternal, everlasting
xing4

quality, nature, character (English: -ity, -ness)
地球
di4qiu2

Earth
角落
jiao3luo4

corner, nook
zong4

vertical
廣泛
guang3fan4

extensive, comprehensive, widespread
深刻
shen1ke4

deep, profound, meaningful
超過
chao1guo4

exceed
醖釀
yun4niang4

to foment, brew
思索
si1suo3

to search one's mind for an answer, to contemplate, to ponder over
脫口而出
tuo1kou3er2chu1

to slip out one's mouth,to speak without regard for consequences
流於
liu2yu2

to become
淺薄
qian3bo2

superficial, shallow
粗糙
cu1cao1

coarse, rough, unpolished
fan1

(MW) order in a series, a period of time, a round (of something)
精深
jing1shen1

profound, profoundness
思考
si1kao3

to think
詳密
xiang2mi4

elaborate, meticulous
選擇
xuan3ze2

to choose; choice
反覆
fan3fu4

repeatedly
千錘百鏈
qian1chui2bai3lian4

1)to undergo stringent training and conditioning

2) to write with utmost care and countless revisions
傳遞
chuan2di4

to convey (information, etc)
以至於
yi3zhi4yu2

to the point of, to the extent of, and even
免得
mian3de

to save oneself or others (the trouble of), to avoid, so as not to
本身
ben3shen1

oneself, itself, inherently, intrinsically
描繪
miao2hui4

to depict, to describe, to sketch
進行
jin4xing2

to proceed (with one's business, plan etc)

to advance, go forward

to carry out, implement
cha1

to insert, stick in
插不上腳
cha1bu2shang4 jiao3

unable to take part in
絲毫
si1hao2

the tiniest, the least bit
誇張
誇張

exaggerated
紛雜
fen1za2

disordely
明瞭
ming2liao3

clear, easy to understand
流動
liu2dong4

to be flowing in motion

mobile, itinerant
翅膀
chi2bang3

wing
相輔相成
xiang1fu3xiang1cheng2

to be mutually complementary
不相上下
bu4xiang1shang4xia4

about equal (in strength, quality, etc.), equally matched