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玻璃心

 

Sort of like snowflake but not quite.

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roddy

置办, to buy or purchase. Not sure if there are any nuances. 

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889

变焦版

 

Mobile model with optical/hybrid zoom lens.

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roddy

geng3, as a noun a fishbone, as a verb 'to have something stuck in the throat'. 

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889

刺 when it means fishbone is one of the first words you'll learn eating away with friends in China as you helplessly try to pick the bones out with your chopsticks.

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Dlezcano

艮 gen3, blunt.

 

After seeing Roddy's 鯁 which I didn't know, I suddenly recalled this other word with similar pronunciation I had heard lots of times but didn't know how to write. After asking some Chinese people, it came out they didn't know either how to write it exactly (someone wrote 茛), so I looked up in the dictionary and found out that that character is the one used.

Below is an example of a typical sentence using this word.

这孩子真艮。

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Shelley

绒球

 

róng qiú

 

Pompom - from a CGTV documentary program about a Long March soldier who had a woven pair of shoes made from jute with silk Pompoms made for him by his fiancee.

 

Had to look it up, so I though I would share.

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大块头

While reading 地球知识局 this morning I encountered was is now probably among my top 5 favorite Chinese words. This noun won't be in any of your dictionaries on Pleco! (I just submitted it to CC-CEDICT.)

 

爆炸头

 

Spoiler

afro (hairstyle)

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Lu

The other day I learned/realised, after 20 years of studying Chinese, that 权 and 劝 are in fact different characters. I had somehow never seen them in the same room together, so to speak.

权 quán power, might; right

劝 quàn try to persuade, encourage, comfort.

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roddy

骎骎 - swiftly, like a galloping horse. I did once try to use that in conversation with a Dalian taxi driver, but he just gave me a kiss. 

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Demonic_Duck

Several related terms

  • 皮划艇 canoeing/kayaking (especially as a sport)
  • 划艇 canoe
  • 皮艇 kayak
  • 独木舟 dugout canoe (but from Google images, looks like it's sometimes used for other types of canoe, including plastic ones)
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roddy

重定, redirect. Found while browsing Wikipedia.

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Demonic_Duck
1 hour ago, roddy said:

重定, redirect. Found while browsing Wikipedia.

 

I think this should be 重定向.

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roddy

Ah yes, you're right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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李子凡

拥趸-yong1dun3  supporter, follower or a fan of something. This was my first time coming across 趸 which means 成批地买进货物(准备出售)or 整批。

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