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

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to sing a song
(slang) to sing karaoke
  *唱* | 唱* | *唱
to sing / to call loudly / to chant
gramophone record / LP / music CD / musical album / CL: 張|张
singing skill
to perform in opera
vocal music (in opera) / aria
antiphon (i.e. solo voice answered by chorus) / sung reply (in agreement with first voice) / to reply with a poem in the same rhythm
to express a different view / to take a different position
turntable / gramophone record
aria (in opera)
singing style / singing method
libretto; lyrics
to put on a rival show (idiom); to set oneself up against sb / to get into confrontation
to read ballot slips out loud
opera libretto
pickup (carrying gramophone needle)
stylus (gramophone needle)
one's ability to give a convincing performance of a song
to answer respectfully "yes"
(old) to bow and utter polite phrases / to open the way (for a dignitary etc)
to recite loudly / to sing out
to sing a song
to play the role of the villain (idiom)
gramophone record; LP
lit. to sing “The Empty City Stratagem” (idiom) / fig. to put up a bluff to conceal one's weakness / (jocular) (of a place etc) to be empty / (of one's stomach) to be rumbling
to play the role of the hero (idiom) / to play the good cop
tone-arm (tracking arm of gramophone)
to express pessimistic views about (sth)
lit. to sing a duet / fig. to collaborate with sb / also used satirically: to play second fiddle to
to sing the high part / to speak fine sounding but empty words (idiom)
erhua variant of 唱高調|唱高调
to play the role of the strict parent (or superior etc)

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