Terms in this set (195)
xīng qī tiān
Dad would take us out for a family picnic every Sunday.
Definition: uncle (father's younger brother)
My uncle is a courageous policeman.
qǐ é guǎn
Definition: penguin enclosure
We saw many cute penguins at the penguin enclosure.
Today, the teacher bring us to visit the museum.
rù kǒu chù
The police barricaded off the entrance of the plaza.
Younger brother is ready waiting for mum to take him to school.
Definition: enter; go in
The grounds are fenced in to prevent trespassing.
Definition: risk one's life; do something desperately; do one's utmost; with all one's might
The thief runs away with all his might when he sees the policeman.
Definition: squeeze; crowd; pack
The bus was packed with noisy schoolchildren.
Definition: shirt; jacket; coat; upper outer garment
My mum have chosen a coat to wear for going out.
There is much forage for the cattle.
Definition: sway; waver; swing
The tree was swaying in the storm.
Definition: fat; plump
If you don't exercise often, you'll get fat.
Definition: take turns; alternate
The students will take turns to clean up the classroom everyday.
There is no chaos rush or snatching, the children were obediently waiting for the teacher to distribute the gifts,
bù hǎo yì sī
Definition: feel embarrassed
He feels embarrassed to ask her out.
There will be a display of bronze statuary in this museum next week.
Definition: sensible; thoughtful; intelligent
My sister is very sensible and thoughtful to take care of the sickly dog.
Mum went to the supermarket which is located downstairs to buy the ingredients to cook for tonight's dinner.
Definition: quantifier (people)
An old man accidentally fell down while taking a stroll in the park.
It rained yesterday and in consequence the match was cancelled.
I want to be a doctor when I grow up.
I leave a note on his desk.
Definition: take off
My brother took off his shirt the moment he reached home as the weather is too hot.
Television stations around the world are linked by satellite.
The water pressure may need adjusting.
Definition: but; however
The coat is too long, but she'll grow into it.
Definition: living room
There is a beautiful antique screen in their living room.
Definition: touch; hit; bump; meet; run into
I bump into an old friend whom I have not met for years at the coffeshop.
His feets left dirty footprints everywhere on the floor.
My father wants to sell off our old car and buy a new one.
She dried herself with a towel after her swim.
The neighbors asked them to be a little quiet, but they still carry on with the noise.
Definition: obedient; well-behaved
In order to obtain good results for her upcoming examination, my sister refused to go out with her friends, and obediently stay at home to do her revision.
I used the calendar to count how many days it was until my birthday.
The cat jumped onto the table and turned over all the food on it.
Definition: one page
My teacher asked me to shorten the report to one page.
Definition: one row; one line
The sheep were herded in a jagged line.
Definition: stair; staircase
He fell down the stairs, landing at the bottom of the staircase .
Definition: aunt (father's sister)
My aunt is a good nurse.
The children were whispering in the corner.
Definition: a small piece of paper
A clerk puts a piece of paper on the desk.
Definition: even more
We are all working hard together to establish the company to be even more impressive.
Today is mum's birthday, my brother and I made a birthday card for her.
fù qīn jié
Definition: Father's Day
My family planned to go to a famous restaurant for Father's Day celebration.
The peddler tried to sell me some small articles.
Definition: to arrange; to put in order
The travel agency has arranged for a double room for my family and myself.
hā hā dà xiào
Definition: laugh loudly
The children laughed loudly at the clown's antics.
I wished that my best friend will recover from her illness soon.
The examination days are getting near, the teacher urged students to revise their homeworks as soon as possible.
He puts on a thick sweater since it was cold in the morning.
Definition: bitter; hard; hardship; suffer from; suffering
He vented his ill-temper upon his long suffering wife.
Definition: deep; profound
These magnificent palaces impressed the foreigners deeply.
Mum only allowed my sister to go into the shallow pool as she does not know how to swim yet.
The small impediment slowed down his speed of speaking.
Definition: wish; desire
His wish to be an actor has come true.
Definition: slowly; gradually
The sky slowly changed from blue to red.
He simply laughed off the embarrassing situation that he is in.
Definition: baby; doll
The child was hugging her doll.
liǎo bu qǐ
Definition: great; amazing; terrific; etraordinary\
Flying across the Atlantic for the first time was a great achievement.
Definition: besides; apart from (... also...); in addition to; except (for)
The tranquillity here is not destroyed by any noise, other than the occasional hammering of a wood-pecker.
Dad bought a papaya to eat for dessert.
The present crisis is more serious as compared to the last time.
The juniper is a type of evergreen bush with purple berries.
Definition: arrogant; conceited; full of oneself; proud
She is proud of her children's success.
Definition: skill; ability; capability
This aircraft's safety record is an impressive testament to its designers' skill.
Definition: but; yet; however; while; nevertheless
You can see stars by night, but not by the day.
Definition: strength; merit; strong point
The advantage of a little car is that it can weave through the traffic and often get there faster than the big buses.
Definition: quantifier (paintings)
The photograph of the painting reproduces the colors of the original extremely well.
Definition: to cooperate; to collaborate; to work together; cooperation
I advise you not to work together with that deceitful businessman.
Definition: lawn; meadow; sod; turf
There are lambs frisking in the meadow.
Brother participated in the cross-country race is to challenge his own limits.
Definition: quantifier (rainbows)
The mountain rose up in a steep wall of rock.
This road curved sharply to the right.
We are very excited to see that rainbow.
One of the reasons that my parents decided to buy over this apartment is because the surroundings environment is very good.
The little cat playfully gave me a bite.
Because my husband has gone to a stag dinner, I have to stay at home alone.
dà chī yì jīng
It will definitely startled the teacher to see how much we have done to make up the loss.
Definition: immediately; at once; right away; promptly
Her arrest produced an immediate reaction from the press.
Definition: (in the) vicinity; nearby; neighboring; next to
My mum will always go to the nearby department store to buy daily necessities.
Definition: discuss; consult
She was infuriated by his presumption in making the travel arrangements without first discussing with her.
Definition: at last; in the end; finally; eventually
She has finally found a dress of her fancy.
Definition: hang upside down
The monkey was hanging upside down from the branch.
Definition: other; another; separate; separately
This is a novel, but on the other hand, it can be looked as a biography.
Definition: hold; join; pick (someone) up
Every day after school, Dad would come on time to pick me up.
Definition: below; under
There is a letter below the cup.
The real hero of the match was our goalkeeper.
The poor fellow, though no coward, paled at the mention of the injection.
His medicine is a drug that can be injected or consumed.
Definition: take out; draw out
I keep most of the money into the current bank account so that I can draw out any amount at anytime I want to.
Definition: perspiration; sweat
Before he reaches the top of the mountain, he is already sweating and panting.
mǎn tóu dà hàn
Definition: perspiring/sweating profusely
We are only halfway through, but all of us are already perspiring profusely as the weather is too hot.
Definition: to decide (to do something); to determine; to resolve
He didn't have much say in deciding where they should spend their holiday.
Definition: to point; to direct; to indicate
Police want the witness to point out who is the robber.
shī lín lín
Definition: dripping wet
Drops of water can be seen streaming down her face as her hair is dripping wet.
Definition: under a tree
We saw an injured bird under a tree.
Definition: enjoy the cool; relax in a cool place
After dinner, a family of three with a comfortable chair each, is enjoying the cool in the yard.
We planted some elms in the courtyard.
The tongue is one of the vocals.
Definition: gasp; pant
There was such a crush on the train that I could hardly breathe.
He requested for a chance of changing for good from the school management after he had been punished for fighting in school.
Definition: inspection; examine; check
The restaurant is inspected regularly by public health officers.
rěn bu zhù
Definition: unable to bear/hold back
After learning of his sufferings, I couldn't help sympathizing him.
Definition: sole of foot, paw
During rehearsal, a toothpick pireced through her straw shoe and hurt her sole of foot.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment as he was bitten by a snake.
Their travel plan was cancelled due to the bad weather.
Definition: freedom; free
The oppressed were free after the coup.
She swims well despite her disabilities.
You can see children playing on the other side of the river.
The ugly caterpillar will change into a beautiful butterfly.
Definition: quantifier (horses)
The horse in the stable has ran out.
Definition: wide; vast; broad
Grandpa has a vast knowledge as he knows a lot of things.
Definition: flat; even
The land was flat and treeless, it gave no cover to the troops.
Definition: grassland; prairie
The endless grassland will purify your thought.
Definition: run quickly
The children were scampering around in the garden.
Definition: partner; companion
He has a practical partner who organizes everything for him.
Definition: great effort; strive; try/work hard
She sat there trying hard to gather her thoughts before making her speech.
Definition: circle; ring; loop
You can have a ride one round on my motorcycle.
Definition: narrative; story; tale
He shivered all over after hearing the ghost story.
Definition: be acquainted with (a person); to know; to be familiar with; to recognize
I introduced them to each other and they hit it off straight away.
Definition: to need; to want; to demand; needs; to require
The patient's condition was critical, thus she needed an operation.
Definition: dictate; dictation
The French teacher gives the class a dictation every alternate week.
Definition: shake hands; to hold; to grasp
My mom took hold of the chair without her noticing.
Definition: read aloud; study
Despite his failure, he continued to studied hard nonetheless.
Definition: exploit; make use of; to use; to take advantage of; to utilize
They tried to increase production by using better methods and tools.
The map had a series of colored circles dotted over it.,
Definition: replace; substitute for
Definition: book; notebook; edition
Machines has replaced manual labour.
Definition: hand in; to deliver; to turn over; to make friends; to intersect (lines); to pay (money)
Let me hand you these shipping document one by one.
Definition: and; also; together with
My father took out his wallet and gave me ten dollars.
Definition: to feel; to sense; to have the feeling that; think that; to move; to affect
We are sick and tired of his incessant complaining.
nán wéi qíng
Definition: ashamed; embarassed
You made me embarassed by correcting me in front of everybody.
Definition: other people; others; other person
He was angered by the selfishness of the others.
Definition: pointed; sharp; acute
Primitive man made tools from sharp stones and animal bones.
Definition: shirt collar
A misty chill hung in the air, so I turned up the collar of my coat.
Definition: Chinese character; kanji
That boy can spell out the Chinese character for the first time.
Definition: to express; to show; to say; to state; to indicate; denote
A smile often denotes pleasure and friendship.
Definition: to guess; perceive
I guessed that you have good news by looking at your face.
I run back to my room and retrieve my bag.
Definition: foolish; stupid; no expression; stay
If it rains tomorrow, we'll stay at home.
She was so curious that she opened the box.
Definition: aviation; flying; flight
The flight was delayed due to to technical reasons.
Children admire the fairies that live in the fairytale.
Definition: to meet; to run into; to come across; to face
He is easily discouraged when he faced difficulties and obstacles.
Definition: magic lamp
The magic lamp in the fairytale help people to make wishes come true.
Definition: volcanic; volcano
A sudden movement of the earth's crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults or by volcanic activity.
huǒ shān kǒu
A large crater is formed by volcanic explosion or by collapse of a volcanic cone.
Brother and a few friends went for an adventure to the forest to explore.
Definition: jungle; forest
The destruction of these big forests could have serious ecological consequences.
Definition: bottom/depth of the sea
These creatures live in the depth of the Pacific Ocean.
Definition: dragon king
Mythical Dragon King has a luminous pearl.
yè míng zhū
Definition: (legendary) luminous pearl
Legendary luminous pearl is a very precious treasure.
Definition: to continue; to proceed with; to go on with
My sister decide to pursue her study after obtain her first degree.
Definition: cheerful; cheerily; delightful; pleasant; pleasantly; pleasing; happy; delighted
We've spent a delightful holiday at the seaside resort.
Definition: quietly; on the quiet
Mother walked quietly into my room without me noticing it.
Definition: to depart; to leave
Halfway through the party, my wife suddenly fell sick thus we have to leave immediately.
Definition: merry; happy
His cheerful appearance belied his real feelings.
Definition: quantifier (shops)
The tariff at the hotel ranges from 20 dollars to 50 dollars a day for a single room.
Definition: to call; to praise; to weigh; to estimate; to consider; to call; to address; to name; to say; commend
The stall tenders in the supermarket will always weigh the things inaccurately.
My Dad used to have such a low position, but now he's an advising government officials and leading the society.
I could hear what he was saying on the phone through the partition wall.
He suffered serious injuries to the arms and legs.
Definition: to give or take examination; to test
He got a fail in his history test, but he passes the tests in other subjects.
Definition: finally; in the end; when all is said and done
It was difficult for us to tell his exact age.
Definition: plan; idea; decision
Initially, I disagree with his proposal, but later I changed my mind.
The captain of the sinking ship used flares to attract the attention of the coastguard.
Mom has always told my brother not to stand over the subway yellow line, otherwise it will be dangerous.
Definition: act accordingly; follow
We have to follow the instructions on the map so that we will not get lost.
Definition: really; sure enough; as expected
The teacher's prophecy that the boy would become famous and sure enough it is really fulfilled later on.
Definition: weight; load
The maximum load for this lorry is one ton.
Definition: to boast; to praise
It is of no use boasting of being rich on a desert island.
Definition: intelligent; bright
The child is bright than his peer.
Definition: child prodigy
A child who could read at the age of one would indeed be a phenomenon.
Definition: submerge; immerse; sink; deep; profound; to lower; to drop
She did not lose my temper and hold her anger, which is commendable.
Definition: especially; special; particular; unusual
The guide told us to be especially aware of the surroundings because there are rattlesnakes around.
Definition: notify; inform; notice; notification
Teacher asked the monitor to inform us that we have a class test tomorrow.
Definition: will; shall; ready; prepared; to get; to use
Teacher pointed out my shortcomings and at the same time teach me how to correct them.
Definition: be convinced (that something is true); believe; to accept sth. as true
I believe that he will show his true colors someday.
Definition: sunny and cloudless
The weather forecast says that tomorrow will be a sunny and cloudless day.
Definition: to doubt; to suspect; doubt; suspicion
Police suspected that he did illegal dealings, thus he was being detained.
Definition: deliberately; on purpose; intentionally
I did not mean to make you angry, please forgive me.
Definition: to tease; play tricks on
Many people have been fooled on April Fools Day.
Definition: again; once more; re-
Sister rearranged everything in her room again.
Definition: to make; to build; to invent; to manufacture
Many grassland animals will build a nest/home for themselves.
Definition: trouble; troublesome
I will not trouble others with the things I can do unless otherwise.
Definition: pay attention to
He is too arrogant, and he simply ignore most of the people.
dōng dǎo xī wāi
Definition: sway violently
The trees were swaying violently after being blown by the big wind.
Definition: bank; shore; beach; coast
Upon arrival, visitors alighted one after another on the shore.
Definition: badly frightened; scared
The cat darted out of my room like lightning; something must have frightened it badly.
Definition: struggle; fight; compete
Athletes are competing to be the first in the competition.
Definition: flee for life; to escape
As the volcano erupted, the villagers fled for lives.
lai bu ji
Definition: too late; there is not enough time (to do something)
Dad is too busy that there is not enough time for him to complete his work within the agreed time.
Definition: high slope
The car skidded off the road and rolled over and over down the high slope.
With a hopeless and despair sigh, he turned away.