Ch. 30 C'est du Chinois vocabulary

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Title says it all. From C'est du Chinois chapter 30, list of vocab. To view in simplified characters, download "New Tong Wen Tang" for Firefox, instant conversion for all webpages and clipboard information. https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/6113

話劇

huà jù /stage play/modern drama/CL:臺|台[tai2],部[bu4]/

歌劇

gē jù /western opera/CL:場|场[chang3],出[chu1]/

京劇

Jīng jù /Beijing opera/CL:場|场[chang3],出[chu1]/

劇場

jù chǎng /theater/CL:個|个[ge4]/

劇院

jù yuàn /theater/CL:家[jia1],座[zuo4]/

劇本

jù běn /script for play, opera, movie etc/screenplay/

演員

yǎn yuán /actor or actress/performer/CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]/

xì /trick/drama/play/show/CL:出[chu1],場|场[chang3],臺|台[tai2]/

明星

míng xīng /star/celebrity/

qín /guqin or zither, cf 古琴/musical instrument in general/

胡琴

hú qin /huqin/family of Chinese two-stringed fiddles, with snakeskin covered wooden soundbox and bamboo bow with horsehair bowstring/

合唱

hé chàng /chorus/to chorus/

合唱隊

hé chàng duì /choral group/

樂隊

yuè duì /band/pop group/CL:支[zhi1]/

西樂

xī yuè /western music/

民樂

mín yuè /folk music, esp. for traditional instruments/

傳統

chuán tǒng /tradition/traditional/convention/conventional/CL:個|个[ge4]/

qiáo /bridge/CL:座[zuo4]/

亭子

tíng zi /pavilion/

內容

nèi róng /content/substance/details/CL:個|个[ge4],項|项[xiang4]/

傳說

chuán shuō /legend/folklore/tradition/it is said/they say that.../

姑娘

gū niáng /girl/young woman/young lady/daughter/CL:個|个[ge4]/

小姑娘

xiǎo gū niáng /girl/young woman/young lady/daughter/CL:個|个[ge4]/

變化

biàn huà /change/variation/to change/to vary/CL:個|个[ge4]/

人員

rén yuán /staff/crew/personnel/CL:個|个[ge4]/

語言

yǔ yán /language/CL:門|门[men2],種|种[zhong3]/

蟲子

chóng zi /insect/bug/worm/CL:條|条[tiao2],隻|只[zhi1]/

shé /snake/serpent/CL:條|条[tiao2]/

老舍

Lǎo Shě /Lao She (1899-1966) famous Chinese novelist/

白蛇傳

bái shé zhuàn /Tale of the White Snake/Madam White Snake/

huí /to circle/to go back/to turn around/to answer/to return/to revolve/Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims)/time/classifier for acts of a play/section or chapter (of a classic book)/

tíng /to stop/to halt/to park (a car)/

yǎn /to develop/to evolve/to practice/to perform/to play/to act/

開演

kāi yǎn /(of a play, movie etc) to begin/

演出

yǎn chū /to act (in a play)/to perform/to put on (a performance)/performance/concert/show/CL:場|场[chang2],次[ci4]/

biàn /to change/to become different/to transform/to vary/rebellion/

變成

biàn chéng /to change into/to turn into/to become/

jiē /to receive/to answer (the phone)/to meet or welcome sb/to connect/to catch/to join/to extend/to take one's turn on duty/take over for sb/

zhāi /to take/to borrow/to pick (flowers, fruit etc)/to pluck/to select/to remove/to take off (glasses, hat etc)/

鼓掌

gǔ zhǎng /to applaud/to clap/

掌握

zhǎng wò /to grasp (often fig.)/to control/to seize (initiative, opportunity, destiny)/to master/to know well/to understand sth well and know how to use it/fluency/

了解

liǎo jiě /to understand/to realize/to find out/

解釋

jiě shì /explanation/to explain/to interpret/to resolve/CL:個|个[ge4]/

pāi /to pat/to clap/to slap/fly-swatter/racket/to take (a photograph)/

傷心

shāng xīn /to grieve/broken-hearted/

xué /learn/study/science/-ology/

gǎi /to change/to alter/to transform/to correct/

改革

gǎi gé /reform/CL:次[ci4],種|种[zhong3],項|项[xiang4]/to reform/

後悔

hòu huǐ /to regret/to repent/

zhuǎn /to convey/to forward (mail)/to transfer/to turn/to shift/

zhuàn /to revolve/to turn/to circle about/to walk about/classifier for turns: revs/classifier for repeated actions/

hǎn /call/cry/to shout/

jiù /to save/to assist/to rescue/

命令

mìng lìng /order/command/CL:道[dao4],個|个[ge4]/

出色

chū sè /remarkable/outstanding/

隨便

suí biàn /as one wishes/as one pleases/at random/negligent/casual/wanton/

民間

mín jiān /among the people/popular/folk/non-governmental/involving people rather than governments/

愉快

yú kuài /cheerful/cheerily/delightful/pleasant/pleasantly/pleasing/happy/delighted/

單調

dān diào /monotonous/

許多

xǔ duō /many/a lot of/much/

除了...(以外)

chú le /besides/apart from (... also...)/in addition to/except (for)/

還有

hái yǒu /furthermore/in addition/still/also/

救命

jiù mìng /to save sb's life/(interjection) Help!/(interjection) Save me!/

一言為定

yī yán wéi dìng /one word and it's settled (idiom); It's a deal!/That's settled then./

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