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馘 - to cut off the left ear of an enemy, to prove you've killed him. Should come in handy. Varied bits of work, this week...

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Jim
13 minutes ago, roddy said:

馘 - to cut off the left ear of an enemy, to prove you've killed him. Should come in handy. Varied bits of work, this week...

If you were posted in Xinjiang it had to be the wild frontier.

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Dlezcano

入赘, a man marrying into his wife's family (instead of the traditional Chinese custom where the wife leaves her own family in order to live and take care of her husband's family)

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roddy

Damnit!

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Demonic_Duck

Speaking of weirdly specific words...

 

团脐 the round belly of a female crab; by extension, female crab

尖脐 the pointy belly of a male crab; by extension, male crab

 

If you ever need to sex a crab, now you know how.

 

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Edit: dammit

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Demonic_Duck

OK, here's one I know hasn't been posted here before, because I just did a forum-wide search with 0 results.

 

𣎴

 

Spoiler

dǔn

  1. block of wood
  2. (dialectal) brick-shaped clay

 

Example sentence

这个字是𣎴是看着有点眼熟?

zhège zì shì dǔn shì kànzhe yǒu diǎn yǎnshoú?

 

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Jan Finster

重色轻友

 

=to hiberdate

 

(for those (like me), who have no clue what "hiberdate" means: to pay more attention to a lover than a friend; to value sex over friendship; a.k.a people, who ignore their friends when they are dating someone new)

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roddy

擷取 - pick, select - not sure about context of this one, suspect it might be in the sense of a microphone being sensitive enough to pick up a sound. I probably looked it up in 2008 and have forgotten anyway. 

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Demonic_Duck
1 hour ago, Jan Finster said:

重色轻友

 

See also: 见色忘友

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李子凡

多巴胺-duo1 ba1 an4 -dopamine

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Lu

爬山虎 Japanese ivy or Boston ivy (Japan because it's originally from East Asia, Boston because that's where one often sees it on buildings)

So neither a tiger 老虎 nor a gecko 壁虎, but a plant.

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Jim

哗变  huá biàn = mutiny

Pretty closely matches the English term as it means in the army or on a ship in the literal sense. Feels like I ought to have known it, but reading it in a story about recent events in Mali where it was obvious from context still did look it up to check as don't remember seeing it before. So 《凯恩舰哗变记》 is The Caine Mutiny I learned from Baidu.

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兽迷

 

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furries

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imron

小王 - 中间多了一根的小三

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李子凡

知无不言,言无不尽- heard this gem listening to 酸菜馆 it means 毫无保留地提出自己的意见

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十字军

 

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crusaders

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Lu
On 8/23/2020 at 4:39 AM, imron said:

小王 - 中间多了一根的小三

So, illicit gay lover? Just trying to figure out if my mind is too dirty or too innocent 😕

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