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


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  *聽* | 聽* | *聽
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])
HSK 1
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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
HSK 1
English (language)
HSK 2
English (language)
HSK 2
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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", for example)
HSK 3
the (rightful) emperor / "Son of Heaven" (traditional English translation)
Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist / also written 簡·奧斯汀|简·奥斯汀
Christian Bale (1974-), English actor
George Boole (1815-1864), English mathematician, philosopher and logician, author of The Laws of Thought and inventor of Boolean algebra
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Henry Hudson (?-1611?), English explorer and navigator
Hawkins or Hawking / Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), English theoretical physicist
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English author
milkshake (Note: is loaned from English "shake" via Cantonese , pr. sik1)
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), English poet
Robin Hood (English 12th century folk hero)
Sino-British / Chinese-English
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), great English novelist
English Channel
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
English-Chinese
James Legge (1815-1897), Scottish Protestant missionary in Qing China and translator of the Chinese classics into English
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *英* | 英* | *英
United Kingdom / British / England / English / abbr. for 英國|英国
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  *易* | 易* | *易
easy / amiable / to change / to exchange / prefix corresponding to the English adjective suffix "-able" or "-ible"
to show off (loanword, from English "show") / to grandstand / to perform in a stage show
(slang) to cheer sb on / to show one's support / ("call" is pronounced approximately like English "call")
to crash (of a computer) / to stop working / (loanword from English "down")
English translation
a can (loanword from English "tin")
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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)
indefinite article (e.g. English a, an)
Kent (English county)
Pali, language of Theravad Pali canon / Barry (name) / Gareth Barry (1981-), English footballer
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *○* | ○* | *○
character used in Taiwan as a substitute for a real name (like "X" in English) / variant of
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  *吋* | 吋* | *吋
inch (English)
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
Joan of Arc (1412-1431), French heroine and liberator, executed as a witch by the Burgundians and English
Milton (name) / John Milton (1608-1674), English republican writer and poet, author of Paradise Lost
Lester or Leicester (name) / Leicester, English city in East Midlands
George Byron (1788-1824), English poet
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
Charlie Chaplin (1899-1977), English movie actor and director
Maugham (family name) / W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English writer
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) or Dr Johnson, English writer and lexicographer
Wallis (name) / John Wallis (1616-1703), English mathematician, precursor of Newton
Eton public school (English elite school)
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
to translate into (Chinese, English etc)
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), English poet, author of The Canterbury Tales 坎特伯雷故事集
TOEFL / Test of English as a Foreign Language
England (historical loan, from English)
Colin Firth, English actor (1960-)
Lancashire (English county)
Vauxhall (English car brand and city)
Dickens (name) / Charles Dickens (1812-1870), great English novelist
John Bunyan (1628-1688), English puritan writer, author of Pilgrim's Progress 天路歷程|天路历程
English horn
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), English Romantic poet
Brokeback Mountain, 2005 English-language film by Ang Lee 李安
British-style; English-style
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)
anti-English
(Hong Kong) secondary school that uses English as a medium of instruction ("EMI school")
Lincolnshire (English county)
present participle (in English grammar)
pidgin English
General English Proficiency Test (GEPT), commissioned by Taiwan's Ministry of Education in 1999
Alan Turing (1912-1954), English mathematician, considered as the father of computer science
China Daily (an English language newspaper)
Chinese English parallel texts
Chinese-English parallel texts
Tennyson (name) / Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892), English poet
Strait of Calais in the English channel / Strait of Dover / Pas-de-Calais, département of France
Cavendish (name) / Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), English nobleman and pioneer experimental scientist
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), English poet, author of The Canterbury Tales 坎特伯雷故事集
(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)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English Renaissance philosopher and early scientist
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
Loughborough, English city
East Midlands, English county
Berkshire (English county)
five-card stud (card game) (from English "show hand")
Portsmouth, southern English seaport
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English Renaissance philosopher and early scientist
Chinese-English
Chinese and English two-way translation
Oxfordshire (English county)
Robert Boyle (1627-1691), English chemist
Buckinghamshire (English county)
Yorkshire (English region)
American English
Hook or Hooke (name) / Robert Hooke (1635-1703), brilliant English experimental scientist and inventor
Essex (English county)
English-Chinese
English-Chinese parallel text
English Language Teaching (ELT) / studying and teaching English

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