Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China


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  *家* | 家* | *家
home / family / (polite) my (sister, uncle etc) / classifier for families or businesses / refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China / noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian / CL: 個|个
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  *听* | 听* | *听
to listen to; to hear / to heed; to obey / a can (loanword from English "tin") / classifier for canned beverages / to let be; to allow (Taiwan pr. [ting4]) / (literary) to administer; to deal with (Taiwan pr. [ting4])
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English (language)
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  *被* | 被* | *被
quilt / to cover (with) / (literary) to suffer (a misfortune) / used to indicate passive voice (placed before the doer of the action like "by" in English passive-voice sentences, or, if the doer is not mentioned, before the verb) / (since c. 2009) (sarcastic or jocular) used to indicate that the following word should be regarded as being in air quotes (as in 被旅遊|被旅游 to "go on a trip")
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  *基* | 基* | *基
(bound form) base; foundation / (bound form) radical (chemistry) / (bound form) gay (loanword from English into Cantonese, Jyutping: gei1, followed by orthographic borrowing from Cantonese)
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  *易* | 易* | *易
easy / amiable / to change / to exchange / prefix corresponding to the English adjective suffix "-able" or "-ible"
(slang) to cheer sb on / to show one's support / ("call" is pronounced approximately like English "call")
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  *英* | 英* | *英
United Kingdom / British / England / English / abbr. for 英國|英国
Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist / also written 簡·奧斯汀|简·奥斯汀
Sino-British / Chinese-English
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Lester or Leicester (name) / Leicester, English city in East Midlands
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English Renaissance philosopher and early scientist
Henry Hudson (?-1611?), English explorer and navigator
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), great English novelist
TOEFL / Test of English as a Foreign Language
the (rightful) emperor / "Son of Heaven" (traditional English translation)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English Renaissance philosopher and early scientist
transliteration (rendering phonetic value, e.g. of English words in Chinese characters) / characters giving phonetic value of Chinese word or name (when the correct characters may be unknown) / transcription (linguistics) / to transcribe phonetic symbols
Bayes (name) / Thomas Bayes (1702-1761), English mathematician and theologian
British-style; English-style
milkshake (Note: is loaned from English "shake" via Cantonese , pr. sik1)
to translate into (Chinese, English etc)
Chinese-English
English-Chinese
surname Wordsworth / William Wordsworth (1770-1850), English romantic poet
five-card stud (card game) (from English "show hand")
Christian Bale (1974-), English actor
Kent (English county)
Jeanne d'Arc (1412-1431), French heroine and liberator, executed as a witch by the Burgundians and English / also called Jehanne Darc, the Maid or Orleans, Joan of Arc or St Joan
Charlie Chaplin (1899-1977), English movie actor and director
indefinite article (e.g. English a, an)
Dickens (name) / Charles Dickens (1812-1870), great English novelist
Yorkshire (English region)
English-Chinese
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  *○* | ○* | *○
character used in Taiwan as a substitute for a real name (like "X" in English) / variant of
Robin Hood (English 12th century folk hero)
George Boole (1815-1864), English mathematician, philosopher and logician, author of The Laws of Thought and inventor of Boolean algebra
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) or Dr Johnson, English writer and lexicographer
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  *吋* | 吋* | *吋
inch (English)
Milton (name) / John Milton (1608-1674), English republican writer and poet, author of Paradise Lost
Sarah Brightman (1960-), English pop star
George Byron (1788-1824), English poet
Portsmouth, southern English seaport
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), English poet, author of The Canterbury Tales 坎特伯雷故事集
England (historical loan, from English)
English translation
Pali, language of Theravad Pali canon / Barry (name) / Gareth Barry (1981-), English footballer
Alan Turing (1912-1954), English mathematician, considered as the father of computer science
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), English philosopher, jurist, and social reformer
(Hong Kong) secondary school that uses English as a medium of instruction ("EMI school")
anti-English
TEM-8 or Test for English Majors-Band 8, highest level proficiency test for English major students in PRC (abbr. for 英語專業八級考試|英语专业八级考试)
Leicestershire, English county
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English author
medieval / Middle Ages / Chinese middle antiquity, 3rd to 9th centuries, including Sui and Tang Dynasties / Middle (of a language, e.g. Middle English) / used / second-hand
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), English Romantic poet
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), English poet, author of The Canterbury Tales 坎特伯雷故事集
Cavendish (name) / Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), English nobleman and pioneer experimental scientist
Oxfordshire (English county)
Chinese English parallel texts
Henry V (1387-1422), English warrior king, victor of Agincourt / History of Henry V by William Shakespeare 莎士比亞|莎士比亚
to show off (loanword, from English "show") / to grandstand / to perform in a stage show
Maugham (family name) / W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English writer
to crash (of a computer) / to stop working / (loanword from English "down")
John Bunyan (1628-1688), English puritan writer, author of Pilgrim's Progress 天路歷程|天路历程
Joan of Arc (1412-1431), French heroine and liberator, executed as a witch by the Burgundians and English
English Language Teaching (ELT) / studying and teaching English
Hawkins or Hawking / Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), English theoretical physicist
China Daily (an English language newspaper)
Chinese-English parallel texts
Eton public school (English elite school)
Tennyson (name) / Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892), English poet
General English Proficiency Test (GEPT), commissioned by Taiwan's Ministry of Education in 1999
Strait of Calais in the English channel / Strait of Dover / Pas-de-Calais, département of France
(Internet slang) to have a simplistic view of sth (transcription of "too young, too simple" – English words spoken by Jiang Zemin 江澤民|江泽民 in chastizing Hong Kong reporters in 2000)
deductible (the part of an insurance claim paid by the insured) / (UK English) excess
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), English novelist, eldest of three Brontë sisters, author of Jane Eyre 簡·愛|简·爱
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) (Tw)
Wiltshire (English county)
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
Loughborough, English city
Brokeback Mountain, 2005 English-language film by Ang Lee 李安
East Midlands, English county
Lincolnshire (English county)
Berkshire (English county)
Vauxhall (English car brand and city)
pidgin English
Chinese and English two-way translation
Robert Boyle (1627-1691), English chemist
present participle (in English grammar)
James Legge (1815-1897), Scottish Protestant missionary in Qing China and translator of the Chinese classics into English
Wallis (name) / John Wallis (1616-1703), English mathematician, precursor of Newton
Buckinghamshire (English county)
Colin Firth, English actor (1960-)
American English
a can (loanword from English "tin")
Hook or Hooke (name) / Robert Hooke (1635-1703), brilliant English experimental scientist and inventor
Essex (English county)

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