angela627 Post time 2011-12-1 10:08:06

How to read Chinese

quán qiú biàn nuăn
全球变暖
Global warming

jí duān tiān qì
极端天气
Extreme weather

wēn shì xiào yìng
温室效应
Greenhouse effect

lǜ sè chū xíng
绿色出行
Green commuting; green travel

yŏu jī shí pĭn
有机食品
Organic food

jié néng xíng zhù zhái
节能型住宅
Energy-saving house or building

xĭ chē zhĭ shù
洗车气象指数
Weather index for car-washing

chuān yī qì xiàng zhĭ shù
穿衣气象指数
Weather index for clothing

angela627 Post time 2012-1-9 17:32:16

qī xī
七夕
seventh evening of the seventh moon of the lunar calendar


niú láng
牛郎
Cowherd in the legend "the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl"


zhī nǚ
织女
Weaver Girl or Spinning Damsel in the legend "the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl"


què qiáo
鹊桥
"Magpie Bridge" – on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, the magpies spread their wings to form a bridge, thus enabling the lovers in heaven (Cowherd and Weaver Girl) to meet that night


qǐ qiǎo
乞巧
on the evening of the seventh day of the seventh moon, young women offer melons and other fruit to the Weaver Girl and pray to her that she may teach them the skill of sewing and embroidering (in Chinese mythology the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl are lovers allowed to meet in heaven only once a year on that day)


yīn yuán
姻缘
pre-destined marital relationship; match made by Heaven


xiāng qīn
相亲
(of a boy or girl) see and size up a prospective mate (usu. at an arranged meeting); (of parents) see and size up a prospective mate for one's son or daughter (usu. at an arranged meeting)


yuē huì
约会
appointment; engagement; date


angela627 Post time 2012-1-9 17:32:43

dié zhàn piān
谍战片
spy movie


hóng sè jù
红色剧
TV show about China's communist revolution


féi zào jù
肥皂剧
soap opera


wēi xiǎo shuō
微小说
very short stories often published on Twitter-like microblogging services – usually less than 140 characters


chuān yuè
穿越
time travel


chuān yuè jù
穿越剧
time-travel TV show


chuān yuè xiǎo shuō
穿越小说
time-travel novel


chuān yuè diàn yǐng
穿越电影
time-travel movie

Ronny Post time 2012-1-10 08:12:14

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dié zhàn piān
谍战片
spy movie


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