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HSK
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *○* | ○* | *○
character used in Taiwan as a substitute for a real name (like "X" in English) / variant of
English (language)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *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
HSK 1
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *英* | 英* | *英
United Kingdom / British / England / English / abbr. for 英國|英国
English (language)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *聽* | 聽* | *聽
to listen / to hear / to obey / a can (loanword from English "tin") / classifier for canned beverages
HSK 1
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *吋* | 吋* | *吋
inch (English)
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
to act on / to affect / action / function / activity / impact / result / effect / purpose / intent / to play a role / corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization / CL: 個|个
HSK 4
American English
Sino-British / Chinese-English
English Language Teaching (ELT) / studying and teaching English
English translation
Chinese-English
to crash (of a computer) / to stop working / (loanword from English "down")
anglophone / English department
TOEFL / Test of English as a Foreign Language
General English Proficiency Test (GEPT), commissioned by Taiwan's Ministry of Education in 1999
Pali, language of Theravad Pali canon / Barry (name) / Gareth Barry (1981-), English footballer
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
English-Chinese
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
the (rightful) emperor / "Son of Heaven" (traditional English translation)
Chinese English parallel texts
English-Chinese
present participle (in English grammar)
to translate into (Chinese, English etc)
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
China Daily (an English language newspaper)
Alan Turing (1912-1954), English mathematician, considered as the father of computer science
Robin Hood (English 12th century folk hero)
Milton (name) / John Milton (1608-1674), English republican writer and poet, author of Paradise Lost
anti-English
Hook or Hooke (name) / Robert Hooke (1635-1703), brilliant English experimental scientist and inventor
translation from / loan from (e.g. English word)
Lester or Leicester (name) / Leicester, English city in East Midlands
James Legge (1815-1897), Scottish Protestant missionary in Qing China and translator of the Chinese classics into English
Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist / also written ·奧斯汀|简·奥斯汀
Joan of Arc (1412-1431), French heroine and liberator, executed as a witch by the Burgundians and English
Chinese-English parallel texts
George Byron (1788-1824), English poet
Yorkshire (English region)
English corner / spoken English practice group
England (historical loan, from English)
Dickens (name) / Charles Dickens (1812-1870), great English novelist
Christian Bale (1974-), English actor
Tennyson (name) / Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892), English poet
English Channel
a can (loanword from English "tin")
John Lennon (1940-1980), English singer, guitarist, and songwriter
Wiltshire (English county)
English language fan / enthusiasm for English
Brokeback Mountain, 2005 English-language film by Ang Lee 李安
voiced consonant (English z or v, as opposed to unvoiced s or f)
Charlie Chaplin (1899-1977), English movie actor and director
Buckinghamshire (English county)
English horn
Lincolnshire (English county)
Strait of Calais in the English channel / Strait of Dover / Pas-de-Calais, département of France
Bayes (name) / Thomas Bayes (1702-1761), English mathematician and theologian
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
English-Chinese parallel text
Portsmouth, southern English seaport
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), English Romantic poet
Eton public school (English elite school)
(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)
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), English poet, author of The Canterbury Tales 坎特伯雷故事集
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), great English novelist
Ku Hung-ming or Gu Hongming (1857-1928), Malaysian man of letters, highly regarded for his literary works written mostly in English, and known for his monarchist views
East Midlands, English county
Loughborough, English city
Wallis (name) / John Wallis (1616-1703), English mathematician, precursor of Newton
Vauxhall (English car brand and city)
Cavendish (name) / Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), English nobleman and pioneer experimental scientist
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
Leicestershire, English county
Nottinghamshire (English county)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English Renaissance philosopher and early scientist
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English Renaissance philosopher and early scientist
Sarah Brightman (1960-), English pop star
Essex (English county)
Robert Boyle (1627-1691), English chemist
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) or Dr Johnson, English writer and lexicographer
George Boole (1815-1864), English mathematician, philosopher and logician, author of The Laws of Thought and the inventor of Boolean logic
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English author
rising tone (phonetics, e.g. on a question in English)
Henry Hudson (?-1611?), English explorer and navigator
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), English poet, author of The Canterbury Tales 坎特伯雷故事集
Berkshire (English county)
to show off (loanword, from English "show") / to grandstand / to perform in a stage show
John Bunyan (1628-1688), English puritan writer, author of Pilgrim's Progress 天路歷程|天路历程
Chinese and English two-way translation
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), English poet
Colin Firth, English actor (1960-)
indefinite article (e.g. English a, an)
hanging participle (error of grammar in English)
Hertfordshire (English county)
to become Emperor by the grace of Heaven / to "receive the Mandate of Heaven" (traditional English translation)
Oxfordshire (English county)

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