Garden- and Lake-Related Words - Detailed List with Characters and English
Names and terms related to gardens and lakes in China. Check out China International Travel CA's Chinese Language Resources page at http://www.chinatravelca.com/faq/chinese-language-resources/.
Terms in this set (13)
traditional landscaped garden containing trees, plants, ponds, pavilions, Chinese scholars' rocks, etc.
pavilion; often takes 子 as a suffix or appears in combination with other characters
covered walkway (also, porch or veranda); such walkways in a 园林 are usually open on both sides; often takes 子 as a suffix or appears in combination with other characters
literally, "mountain and water"; natural scenery imitated in Chinese gardens with features like 供石, 池沼, and 假山
literally, "false mountain"; piles or arrangements of rocks in a Chinese garden intended to look like mountain scenery
Chinese scholars' rocks, naturally formed limestone rocks in unusual shapes that are often used to decorate traditional Chinese gardens; 供石 from Lake Tai are highly prized (the more general term 奇石, qíshí, can also be used to refer to them)
pond, as in a 园林
liánhuā, lotus, water-lily; a common feature of Chinese gardens, ponds, and lakes
héhuā, lotus, water-lily; a common feature of Chinese gardens, ponds, and lakes
goldfish, often raised in garden ponds
carp, often raised in garden ponds
to go boating (on a lake)
pearls; Lake Tai is famous for its cultured pearls