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roddy

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---over due random new words (com'n we should all accumulate a few everyday, right?)

ok so it has occured to me that the word 霸王appears quite often...here are a few I can remember..

霸王龙 ba4wang1long2: t-rex...roarrrrrr

霸王洗发水 (with 成龙, hmmm) (ok if you are in china and see the tv commercials you'll know what this is..)

霸王餐ba4wang1can1: to eat a meal at a restaurant and not pay for it

Any other random 霸王 words you know and want to add?

霸王别姬 :)

hee hee.. what an opera fan I am!

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studentyoung
Would be interested to hear if anyone knows the origin of the usage.
针对和谐的另一说法。“和谐”的谐音,有点黑色幽默的味道:指响应党和ZF的号召,贯彻实施“和谐”社会,文明网络,对某些具体非具体的网络上内容进行修改或者删除。 由于很多和谐的做法导致了网民的不便或者间接侵害了网民的利益,人民以何与ZF争辩?恰好"he xie"在拼音里“和谐=河蟹”,因此,便出现了“河蟹”的“非主流解释”,这种解释,大约产生于2007年。

http://cache.baidu.com/c?word=%CA%B2%C3%B4%3B%BD%D0%2C%B1%BB%2C%BA%D3%D0%B7&url=http%3A//zhidao%2Ebaidu%2Ecom/question/36700908%2Ehtml&p=8a66dd0485cc42b404bd9b7e0e59&user=baidu

Thanks!

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imron
Would be interested to hear if anyone knows the origin of the usage.
See here

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Lu

氫能高速公路 qing1neng2 gao1su4gong1lu4 hydrogen freeway. No idea what it is, but apparently California is building one.

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heifeng

路霸: lu4ba2: a highway overloard (people who demand money or services with little or no justification , esp. of drivers using the section of highway or road under their control ~old article here ) as well as a car model called RoadBar

Oh, and apparently a chinchilla is called a 龙猫 ( at least according to the petshop where they have a pair of em') but in my dictionary it says something else..regional difference and different names I suppose, not uncommon...ahhhhhh sooo cute and fluffy

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Myriam

From yesterday, in this forum :

之间 zhī jiān : among, between

usage : 在...之间 zài zhī jiān + verb

example : 在两位先生之间 + verb

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Lu

嘎然 ga1ran2 suddenly, abruptly. From google, it seems this is mostly used for things that come to a sudden halt. Don't know why I couldn't find it in any dictionary.

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roddy

It's in the ABC.

Got a good one today

喷射式呕吐 pēnshèshì ǒutù, projectile vomiting.

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Myriam

圣贤 / 聖賢 shèng xián, a sage, a wise man (I was curious and wanted to know what I would get by typing the pinyin shengxian for 生現).

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muyongshi

燔 to burn (sacrifices)

fán

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roddy

殷实, yīnshí, thriving, well-off. Never seen (or registered) the 殷 character before.

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skylee
Never seen (or registered) the 殷 character before.

Shang Dynasty (the one before Zhou Dynasty) is usually called 殷商. 殷 was the name of the capital, and is now a surname.

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Lu

殷 is the surname of Ophelia and her family in the Chinese opera version of Hamlet. That was the first time I came across it. Now there's random for you.

I had a really good random word but am not sure if I can get it right...

稻草梱 dao4cao3kun3 bale of hay. Specifically the really big (2-3 meters) rolls that you can see lying on fields in autumn. From a picture, it took four people to come up with first the Chinese and then the English, and although I've seen these things a thousand times I still can't think of the Dutch.

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muyongshi
殷实, yīnshí, thriving, well-off.

殷 yǐn roll of thunder

Uh oh tone discrepancy...should be first tone...

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wai ming
Uh oh tone discrepancy...should be first tone...

From 教育部國語辭典:

yīn: 朝代名、姓;盛大、富足、富裕;情意深厚、周到、眾多

yǐn: 形容雷聲;震動

yān: 紅黑色的

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muyongshi

I stand corrected (and I am going beat my dictionary to a bloody pulp....)

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roddy

大力水手,dàlìshuǐshǒu. Couldn't figure out what on earth this was until the word 菠菜 was mentioned and I realized it's Popeye's Chinese name.

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Lu

面紅耳赤 mian4 hong2 er3 chi4 red in the face, as in 爭得面紅耳赤 arguing until they are red in the face. From an article about, who else, disagreeing Taiwanese politicians.

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heifeng

黑咕咙冬 hei1gu2long1dong1 (or 黑古隆咚) really dark/pitch black (i.e. outdoors..). see

齉nang4: nasal. stuffy/snuffling

this comes in handy while everyone is catching colds since the heat isn't on yet..

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roddy

红外线导引飞弹 hóngwàixiàndǎoyǐnfēidàn, heat seeking missile. Courtesy of Airwolf - can't believe someone is adding Chinese subtitles to shows I used to watch as a kid. Knight Rider is there too.

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