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HSK
(coll.) mother's father / maternal grandfather
HSK 5
(coll.) husband
(coll.) eunuch / see also 老公
to handle official business / to work (esp. in an office)
Lord Bao or Judge Bao, fictional nickname of Bao Zheng 包拯 (999-1062), Northern Song official renowned for his honesty
Duke of Zhou (11th c. BC), son of King Wen of Zhou 周文王, played an important role as regent in founding the Western Zhou 西周, and is also known as the "God of Dreams"
husband's father / grandpa / eunuch
justly / impartially
lord / master / young gentleman / male prostitute / catamite / mahjong player disqualified by unintentionally taking in the wrong number of dominoes / (old form of address for one's husband) husband
Your Highness / Your Majesty
princes and dukes / aristocrat
Lord Guan (i.e. 關羽|关羽)
Lei Gong or Duke of Thunder, the God of Thunder in Chinese mythology
in the course of doing one's work / on business
heaven / lord of heaven
great-grandfather / (old) grandfather / father
(old) grandfather / polite address for an elderly man, or a woman's father-in-law / (Taiwanese) grandfather
lit. deal sincerely and fairly (idiom); frank and open-minded / plain speaking / Let's talk frankly and openly between ourselves. / to put one's cards on the table
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public / collectively owned / common / international (e.g. high seas, metric system, calendar) / make public / fair / just / Duke, highest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位 / honorable (gentlemen) / father-in-law / male (animal)
grand duke / impartial
gentlemen (form of address)
benefactor
great uncle / grandfather's younger brother / husband's father's younger brother
Duke of Pei (i.e. 劉邦|刘邦)
plagiarist
to confiscate
self-restraint and devotion to public duties (idiom); selfless dedication / to serve the public interest wholeheartedly
to commandeer / to take over for the state
helmsman / boatman
see Jiang Ziya 姜子牙
to give up one's private interests for the public good (idiom); to behave altruistically / selfless and public spirited
Jigong or Daoji (1130-1207), Southern Song Dynasty Buddhist monk
Makung city in Penghu county 澎湖縣|澎湖县 (Pescadores Islands), Taiwan
Duke Mu of Qin, the first substantial king of Qin (ruled 659-621 BC), sometimes considered one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
pimp
altogether / in all
to pursue public affairs
Duke Xiang of Song (reigned 650-637 BC), sometimes considered one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
(honorific) your father
deceased father / deceased senior male figure
piggy (joking name)
very large bowl (Tw)
unjust / unfair
hero (of a novel or film) / main protagonist
Tudi Gong, the local tutelary god (in Chinese folk religion)
Lhagang grassland in Dartsendo county 康定縣|康定县, Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan
Xia Huanggong also known as Huang Shigong 黃石公|黄石公 (dates of birth and death uncertain), Daoist hermit of the Qin Dynasty 秦代 and purported author of “Three Strategies of Huang Shigong” 黃石公三略|黄石公三略, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书
Grand Scribe, the title by which Sima Qian 司馬遷|司马迁 refers to himself in Records of the Historian 史記|史记
heroine (of a novel or film) / main female protagonist
hereditary title bestowed on Confucius' descendants
head of a family / (polite) my father / (polite) my grandfather / your esteemed father
Duke Wen of Jin (697-628 BC, reigned 636-628 BC), one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸
Li Wei Gong / Duke Li of Wei, official title of Li Jing 李靖
Mu Kung or Tung Wang Kung, God of the Immortals (Taoism)
variant of 艄公
indignant
every drop returns to the public good (idiom); not one penny is misused
paperless office
Duke Xiao of Qin, 秦國|秦国, ruled 361-338 BC during the Warring States Period
old man / husband's father / father-in-law / court eunuch
aged gentleman (dialect, respectful term)
Hu Egong (1884-1951), Chinese revolutionary and politician
honorific title for Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石|蒋介石
hereditary title bestowed on Confucius' descendants
(law) obstructing government administration (Hong Kong)
lit. Xiang Zhuang performs the sword dance, but his mind is set on Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 (idiom); refers to 206 BC plot to murder Liu Bang, aka Duke of Pei 沛公 and the future Han emperor, during a sword dance at the Hongmen feast 鴻門宴|鸿门宴 / an elaborate deception to hide malicious intent
Huang Shigong, also known as Xia Huanggong 夏黃公|夏黄公 (dates of birth and death uncertain), Daoist hermit of the Qin Dynasty 秦代 and purported author
Duke Huan of Qi (reigned 685-643 BC), one of the Five Hegemons 春秋五霸


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