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Singapore Ministry Of Education Chinese Textbook 3B
Adapted from Ministry of Education, Singapore's Primary 3A Chinese Language Textbook.
Terms in this set (176)
Definition: (refers to something that happened previously) / once / at one time
He denies that he has ever met her.
Definition : to chop
The workers chopped a dead tree.
Definition: therefore, so
The horse sensed danger and stopped.
Definition: adj thin; fine; thin and soft; meticulous
The stick can be easily broken as it is too thin.
The man shook his fist angrily.
nù qì chōng chōng
He slammed the door in a huff.
Definition: bow one's head
The congregation bowed their heads in prayer.
Definition: not only
Not only does he like to sing, he likes to dance too.
Definition: instead / contrary (to expectations)
He pushed the blame to me, instead of admitting fault,
Definition: to praise / to acclaim / to commend / to compliment
The rich man was praised as a humanitarian because he donated a lot of money.
Definition: willing to
He is so honest that he will not accept bribe.
Definition: recognize / to acknowledge / to admit
Instead of admitting his guilt, he prevaricate.
Definition: error / mistake
Your workbook has a lot of mistakes, you need to correct them.
Definition: honest / honesty / honorable / truthful
He is indeed an honest man who never lies.
dì yī rèn
Definition: the first
Parents is no doubt the child's first teacher.
Definition: President (of a country)
The President proclaimed that a new currency would be issued.
Definition: capital (city)
The army occupied the enemy's capital.
Definition: named after
The child was named after its father, given its father's first name.
Definition: wave one's hand
He greeted me in the street with a friendly wave of the hand.
Definition: outside the village
A small power plant outside the village is ready to operate.
These apples are ripe, they become more and more red.
Definition: halfway / midway / on the way
He was lost on the way.
Definition: careful / attentive / cautious
Airport staffs are checking all the passengers' baggage carefully.
Definition: capable / competent
He was young and capable, thus his future is bright.
Definition: in the evening / when night falls / towards evening / at night fall / at dusk
The evening sky flamed with red and orange.
Definition: quantifier (a bag of apples)
He brought a bag of fruits and went home.
Definition: to commemorate, souvenir
Christmas commemorates the birth of Christ.
chà diǎn er
Definition: (adv) almost; just about to
While he was walking by the river, he suddenly slipped and almost slid into the water.
Definition: to encourage
My mother encouraged me and insisted that I continue my education.
Definition: courage / valor
He showed remarkable courage when he faced the danger.
Definition: to hear / sniff at / to smell
The environment in the park is beautiful, you can can smell the flowers scent by taking in a breath.
Definition: taste; flavor
This soup tastes of chicken.
The paper on the table is filled with a lot of delicious food.
Definition: to taste
I held out my tongue to taste a little of the chili sauce and realised that it is not spicy at all.
Definition: fatigue / wearily / weariness / weary
She fell out from extreme fatigue.
zú qiú mí
Definition: football fan
I am a football fan, I'll watch every football match.
It was an exciting good show as all the audiences did not clap their hands with excitement.
Definition: football match; match (ball game)
Game has ended, thus the stadium was empty.
diàn shì jù
Definition: television drama
Indignant viewers have been writing in to complain about the moral content of the television drama.
Definition: fascinated; enchanted
Groups of fascinated fans were milling about in the streets after the match.
Definition: player (ball game)
These players made a very good combination.
Definition: proposal / suggestion / to propose / to suggest
Though they have agreed to the proposal in principle, we still have to negotiate the terms.
Some young people like pop music, while there's still others who like classical music.
The many different style of whirl danced by the dancer is beautiful to watch.
Scientists have unlocked the secret of the atom.
Definition: tai chi
A group of elderly was doing tai chi along the riverside.
Definition: Chinese chess
Chess is his favorite hobby.
Definition: perform / act / play / show / performance / exhibition / demonstrate
This is his first preformance on the stage, thus he looked very shy.
Definition: grandfather (maternal)
His grandpa passed away last year.
That educator published many articles in these magazines.
Definition: grandmother (maternal)
It's very kind of you to look after my old grandmother when I was out for business.
Mom especially good in cooking, every dish is very delicious.
Definition: delicious food
We could not wait to enjoy the local food from the hawker centers once we got down from the plane.
Definition: elder brother / courteous form of address between men
The two brothers often quarrel with each other; one is stubborn, and the other is selfish.
Definition: uncle (mother's brother)
I was just about to go out when my uncle came.
Definition: obsessed with
Brother is so obsessed with computer games that he does not want to study or do his homeworks but play computer games all day, which resulted in his academic performance getting worse.
Definition: (adj) fierce; frightening; ferocious
The child was scared of the fierce looking dog.
Definition: injure / harm
Motorcyclists must wear helmets to shield them from injury.
Definition: (the) people
Laws are constituted to protect individual rights and properties.
The missionary was sent to India last year.
Soldiers came to the messenger and was told that the enemy has prepared to invade the border
The mugger thrust at his victim with a knife.
Definition: injure / injury / wound
He was laid up with a broken leg, thus he couldn't attend the meeting.
Definition: maybe, perhaps / might / possibly / or
Term of payment: ours is "cash against document or exchange at sight" .
The cat got run over by the lorry and squashed to death.
zǔo sī yòu xiǎng
Definition: think over
He reflected how to finish the work.
Definition: (n) tree trunk
The storm has split the branch off from the main tree trunk.
Definition: insert / stick in / pierce / to take part in / to interfere / to interpose
These small colorful candle which are inserted on the birthday cake, is very beautiful.
Definition: (v) handle; deal with / (v) get by with what one has
The government hasn't worked out the effectual measures to deal with unemployment.
Definition: along with / in the wake of / following
We went on a guided tour round the castle.
She lie on the beach, listening to the lap of the wave against the rock.
Prince Charles is the legal heir of the crown.
Definition: chase after and kill
I had a nightmare last night, dreamed of being chased after and killed by a devil.
He needs immediate medical attention, as he is bleeding profusely.
Definition: stain; dye
Brother dyed his hair to blond colour and it looks very strange.
Definition: be called / be known as
The little girl is so lovely, she is being known as a sprite.
He killed the man with a revolver.
mèn mèn bú lè
Definition: in low spirits
Sister is in low spirits because of her low grades.
dǎ zhāo hu
Definition: (v) greet sb by word or action / (v) give prior notice
No matter who greeted him, he will ignored.
He stamped the letter, sealed it off and then, put it into the mail box.
Definition: be disappointed / to lose hope / to despair
My learning has no progress, which made my father very disappointed.
Definition: (to be) patient; patience
The occupation of nurses needs alot of patience.
Definition: find out / find somethings
You should look up the right pronunciation of this word in the dictionary.
Definition: quantifier (occurrences) <time>
Teacher called his name continuously several times but he did not hear.
This card just fits nicely into that envelope.
This list contains the names and addresses of all teachers.
Definition: to stick / to paste / to keep close to / to fit snugly / subsidize / allowance
She pasted the pictures into a scrapbook.
Definition: (postage) stamp
Letters with enough stamps can go by air.
Definition: to accompany / to keep sb. company
Mom was up all night to accompany the sick child.
She was waiting for the postman to deliver her letter.
He wanted the bright colours in her house toned down.
Knowing that he would be sent to study abroad, he was overjoyed.
Definition: both hands
He wrung both of his hands in sorrow.
You are doing exactly the same thing every day, don't you feel bored?
Definition: lost item/property
I lost my umbrella, but was later claimed back from the lost property office.
Stray dogs are usually put to sleep if no one claims them.
When the teacher entered the classroom, the students rose to greet.
sān wǔ chéng qún
Definition: in small groups
People huddled together in small groups to take shelter from the rain.
I had a ham sandwich as lunch.
Definition: pick up / collect / gather
I picked up the wallet and returned it to owner.
Definition: to open (eye)
The cat dilated its eyes in the darkness.
Definition: each / respective / apiece
After the party, we all went off to our respective rooms.
He stood there with his hands in his pockets.
Definition: raise / lift up
She raised her finger to her lips as a sign for silence.
qì shuǐ guàn
Definition: soft drink can
The fence wall is built with used soft drink cans.
xiāng jiāo pí
Definition: banana peel
Grandpa fell down because he stepped on a banana peel.
Definition: water bottle
She poured hot water from the thermos.
Definition: drinking straw
She was drinking juice through a straw.
Definition: embarrassed; blush
She blushed at their praises
Definition: in front of / facing / presence
Uncle is not taken aback even in front of the malicious criminals.
Yesterday, this golden dog was brought home by its the owner.
Definition: (v) lose
The police found the lost treasure in an abandoned well.
Definition: after / then (afterwards) / after that / afterwards
We dug up the rose bushes and planted some cabbages.
lā jī tǒng
Definition: rubbish bin
She threw the leftovers in the garbage.
Definition: (n) trash / rubbish / gabbage
Many things pollute water, such as tires, trash, and plastic bags.
Definition: to lose / to put aside / to throw
He lost his credit card.
The Chinese eat with chopsticks.
Definition: to grab / to catch / to arrest / to snatch
He suffered a hideous torment when the enemy caught him.
Definition: to invent / invention
This invention is the outcome of his years of painstaking research.
Definition: to scald / to burn / to iron / hot
This bowl of porridge too hot, let it chill for a while before eating.
There is a flagpole broken by wind on the building.
Definition: to beat / to win / to profit
We win the game because of his participation.
Definition: to lose
This is fair competition, so you must be willing to admit defeat when you lose.
This armchair is made of bamboo.
That emperor was a cruel despot.
Definition: however / but
This is not the original; it's only a cheap reproduction.
Definition: precious / expensive
He so adores his daughters that he keeps buying them expensive toys.
Definition: to use / to employ / to apply / to make use of
Flash lights are not allowed to be used in this museum.
Most children like sweets, but there are some exceptions.
He ate a whole plate of french fries.
The dinner cooked by my Mom is always so delicious.
Exercise and good food are important to the proper growth of a child.
Definition: important / significant / major
Health is very important for each and everyone of us.
He is not only strong and healthy but also very smart.
Definition: vigor / vitality / drive / spiritual / mental / psychological
I worked in a very innovative company.
Daddy don't allow us to eat too many fried foods.
niǎo yǔ huā xiāng
Definition: singing birds and fragrant flowers (a fine spring day)
During Spring, the nursing home is a good place full of flowers.
fēng jǐng rú huà
This lake is picturesque.
Definition: roll about
The children enjoyed watching the hippopotamus wallowing in the mud.
After walking for four hours, we started to feel tired.
Definition: depend upon / lean on / near / by / against / to support
A light bell can be sounded by the wind.
Definition: be capable of / can / is able
Will the new power-station be able to supply our cheap energy requirements?
Definition: quantitier (wind) <gust>
Out at dawn, a cold air blowing in the face, it was so cold that my whole body is trembling.
Definition: cool and pleasant
We are enjoying the cool breeze that comes from the lake.
bù zhī bù jué
Definition: unconsciously / unwittingly / unaware
He drove into the ditch completely unaware.
Those prisoners are dreaming of liberty.
Definition: dream about
I have nightmares that I dreamt about falling off a cliff.
This species of flower flourishes in a warm climate.
Definition: lid / top / cover / canopy / to build
Mom gently came to me and covered me with blanket.
Definition: blanket / quilt
Mother slipped into the room of her child and tucked him up with a blanket.
Our family often take a stroll along the river after dinner.
They moved the local people and settle them in elsewhere.
Definition: to move / to shift
We found that the classroom is much more neater after we had shifted the tables and chairs.
Definition: pain, ache / sadness, sorrow / extremely, deeply, bitterly
My throat hurts thus I'm unable to eat anything.
Definition: green bean
Mom wanted me to help her buy some green beans from the market.
Definition: science / scientific knowledge / scientific
The tour included a visit to the Science Museum.
Definition: botanical / plant / vegetation
Singapore is full of sunshine and rain, therefore plants grow tall.
Definition: intellectual / knowledge-related / knowledge
The frontiers of medical knowledge are being pushed forwards as time goes on.
Definition: circumstances / state of affairs / situation
There are many serious health hazards associated with smoking.
Every day I record and watch the TV weather forecasts.
There isn't much metal in the bodywork of this new car; it's mainly plastic.
Definition: to wish for / to desire / to hope
I hope to become a doctor when I grew up.
She put some beans into water to germinate.
Definition: remind / call attention to / warn of
Mother had to keep reminding me to clean her bedroom.
Definition: absorb / assimilate
Some foods can be assimilate more easily than others.
Definition: adequate / sufficient / abundant
Most plants grow well where there is sufficient moisture and when there is good sunshine.
Definition: moisture content
The plants absorb in moisture from the atmosphere.
The lavatory windows are made of translucent glass.
yuè lái yuè
Definition: more and more
Grandpa's physical situation is getting more and more worse as he gets older.
xiǎo féi zhū
Definition: fat piglet
The sow in Grandpa's house just gave birth to a large family of six little fat piglet.
Definition: (n) person's head / (n) mental capability; brains
He bowed his head listlessly and is crying alone.
Definition: stomach / belly
You will get stomach pain easily if you do not drink fresh water.
This rich man are too stingy, he never donate money to charity.
I have a dog and a cat, but they fight all the time.
We've replaced the old adding machine with a computer.
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