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春联
Spring Festival couplet (the first line of which is pasted on the right side of a doorway at New Year, and the second on the left side)
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  *也* | 也* | *也
surname Ye
 
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also / too / (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation
HSK 2
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to shout / to call / to order / to ask / to be called / by (indicates agent in the passive mood)
HSK 1
 
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variant of
HSK 1
门对
couplet (hung on each side of the door frame)
春贴
对联
rhyming couplet / pair of lines of verse written vertically down the sides of a doorway / CL: ,
HSK 6
对子
pair of antithetical phrases / antithetical couplet
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  *桃* | 桃* | *桃
peach
HSK 5
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  *符* | 符* | *符
surname Fu
 
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mark / sign / talisman / to seal / to correspond to / tally / symbol / written charm / to coincide
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class / rank / grade / equal to / same as / to wait for / to await / et cetera / and so on / et al. (and other authors) / after / as soon as / once
HSK 2
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  *它* | 它* | *它
it
HSK 2
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old variant of
HSK 4
 
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old variant of
HSK 4
 
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abbr. for Israel 以色列
 
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to use / by means of / according to / in order to / because of / at (a certain date or place)
HSK 4
工整
fine work / carefully and neatly done
对偶
dual / duality / antithesis / coupled phrases (as rhetorical device) / spouse
简洁
concise / succinct / pithy
精巧
elaborate
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of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
HSK 1
 
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see 的士
 
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really and truly
 
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aim / clear
文字
character / script / writing / written language / writing style / phraseology / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
描绘
to describe / to portray
HSK 6
时代
Time, US weekly news magazine
 
age / era / epoch / period (in one's life) / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
背景
background / backdrop / context / (fig.) powerful backer / CL: 種|种
HSK 5
抒发
to express (an emotion) / to give vent
美好
beautiful / fine
愿望
desire / wish
HSK 5
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  *是* | 是* | *是
is / are / am / yes / to be
HSK 1
 
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variant of / (used in given names)
HSK 1
我国
our country / China
特有
specific (to) / characteristic (of) / distinctive
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of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
HSK 1
 
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see 的士
 
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really and truly
 
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aim / clear
文学
literature / CL: 種|种
HSK 5
形式
outer appearance / form / shape / formality / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
每逢
every time / on each occasion / whenever
春节
Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
无论
no matter what or how / regardless of whether...
HSK 4
城市
city / town / CL:
HSK 3
还是
or / still / nevertheless / had better
HSK 3
农村
rural area / village / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
家家户户
each and every family (idiom) / every household
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surname Du
 
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all / both / entirely / (used for emphasis) even / already / (not) at all
HSK 1
 
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capital city / metropolis
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to demand / to request / to coerce
HSK 2
 
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important / vital / to want / to ask for / will / going to (as future auxiliary) / may / must / (used in a comparison) must be / probably / if
HSK 2
精选
carefully chosen / handpicked / best of the bunch / choice (product) / concentration (mining) / to concentrate / to winnow
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  *一* | 一* | *一
one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) / also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
HSK 1
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width / roll / classifier for textiles or pictures
HSK 5
大红
crimson
春联
Spring Festival couplet (the first line of which is pasted on the right side of a doorway at New Year, and the second on the left side)
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  *贴* | 贴* | *贴
to stick / to paste / to post (e.g. on a blog) / to keep close to / to fit snugly / to subsidize / allowance (e.g. money for food or housing) / sticker / classifier for sticking plaster: strip
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  *于* | 于* | *于
surname Yu
 
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to go / to take / sentence-final interrogative particle / variant of 於|于
 
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in / at / to / from / by / than / out of
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surname Men
 
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gate / door / CL: / gateway / doorway / CL: 個|个 / opening / valve / switch / way to do something / knack / family / house / (religious) sect / school (of thought) / class / category / phylum or division (taxonomy) / classifier for large guns / classifier for lessons, subjects, branches of technology / (suffix) -gate (i.e. scandal; derived from Watergate)
HSK 2
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on top / upon / above / upper / previous / first (of multiple parts) / to climb / to get onto / to go up / to attend (class or university)
HSK 1
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as (in the capacity of) / to take sth as / to act as / to serve as / to behave as / to become / to be / to do / by (in the passive voice)
HSK 3
 
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because of / for / to
HSK 3
 
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variant of 為|为 / as (i.e. in the capacity of) / to take sth as / to act as / to serve as / to behave as / to become / to be / to do
HSK 3
 
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variant of 為|为, because of / for / to
HSK 3
节日
holiday / festival / CL: 個|个
HSK 3
增加
to raise / to increase
HSK 4
喜庆
jubilation / festive
气氛
atmosphere / mood
HSK 5
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  *这* | 这* | *这
this / these / (commonly pr. [zhei4] before a classifier, esp. in Beijing)
HSK 1
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  *一* | 一* | *一
one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) / also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
HSK 1
习俗
custom / tradition / local tradition / convention
HSK 6
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to rise / to raise / to get up / to set out / to start / to appear / to launch / to initiate (action) / to draft / to establish / to get (from a depot or counter) / verb suffix, to start / starting from (a time, place, price etc) / classifier for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance / classifier for groups: batch, group
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surname Yu
 
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to go / to take / sentence-final interrogative particle / variant of 於|于
 
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in / at / to / from / by / than / out of
宋代
Song dynasty (960-1279)
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(located) at / (to be) in / to exist / in the middle of doing sth / (indicating an action in progress)
HSK 1
明代
the Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
开始
to begin / beginning / to start / initial / CL: 個|个
HSK 2
盛行
to be in vogue / to be prevalent
HSK 6
到了
at last / finally / in the end
清代
the Ch'ing or Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
春联
Spring Festival couplet (the first line of which is pasted on the right side of a doorway at New Year, and the second on the left side)
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of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
HSK 1
 
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see 的士
 
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really and truly
 
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aim / clear
思想
thought / thinking / idea / ideology / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
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nature / character / property / quality / attribute / sexuality / sex / gender / suffix forming adjective from verb / suffix forming noun from adjective, corresponding to -ness or -ity / essence / CL: 個|个
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old variant of
HSK 1
 
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surname He / Japanese (food, clothes etc)
 
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and / together with / with / sum / union / peace / harmony / Taiwan pr. [han4] when it means "and" or "with"
HSK 1
 
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to compose a poem in reply (to sb's poem) using the same rhyme sequence / to join in the singing / to chime in with others
 
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to complete a set in mahjong or playing cards
 
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to combine a powdery substance (flour, plaster etc) with water / Taiwan pr. [huo4]
 
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to mix (ingredients) together / to blend / classifier for rinses of clothes / classifier for boilings of medicinal herbs
 
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old variant of / harmonious
HSK 1
艺术
art
HSK 4
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nature / character / property / quality / attribute / sexuality / sex / gender / suffix forming adjective from verb / suffix forming noun from adjective, corresponding to -ness or -ity / essence / CL: 個|个
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surname Du
 
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all / both / entirely / (used for emphasis) even / already / (not) at all
HSK 1
 
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capital city / metropolis
有了
I've got a solution! / to have a bun in the oven (abbr. for 有了胎)
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(adverb of degree) / quite / very / awfully
HSK 1
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  *大* | 大* | *大
big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother
HSK 1
 
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see 大夫
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of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
HSK 1
 
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see 的士
 
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really and truly
 
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aim / clear
提高
to raise / to increase / to improve
HSK 3
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name of Kingdoms and Dynasties at different periods / surname Liang
 
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beam of roof / bridge
 
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variant of
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surname Zhang
 
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chapter / section / clause / movement (of symphony) / seal / badge / regulation / order
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variant of
 
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carpenter's square / rule / regulation / pattern / to carve
编写
to compile
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of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
HSK 1
 
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see 的士
 
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really and truly
 
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aim / clear
春联
Spring Festival couplet (the first line of which is pasted on the right side of a doorway at New Year, and the second on the left side)
专著
monograph / specialized text
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banister / balustrade / cage for animal or prisoner / to transport caged prisoner on a cart
 
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door sill / threshold
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to ally / to unite / to join / (poetry) antithetical couplet
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cluster / collection / collection of books / thicket
HSK 6
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dialect / language / spoken words / speech / talk / words / conversation / what sb said / CL: 種|种, , , ,
 
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old variant of 話|话
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right / correct / couple / pair / towards / at / for / to face / opposite / to treat (sb a certain way) / to match together / to adjust / to fit / to suit / to answer / to reply / classifier: couple
HSK 2
楹联
couplet (hung on the columns of a hall)
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of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
HSK 1
 
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see 的士
 
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really and truly
 
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aim / clear
起源
origin / to originate / to come from
HSK 6
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and / to reach / up to / in time for
各类
all categories
作品
work (of art) / opus / CL: ,
HSK 5
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HSK 1
 
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see 的士
 
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really and truly
 
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aim / clear
特色
characteristic / distinguishing feature or quality
HSK 5
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surname Du
 
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all / both / entirely / (used for emphasis) even / already / (not) at all
HSK 1
 
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capital city / metropolis
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worker / workshop / (slang) troublesome / high-maintenance (person)
 
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to do / to grow / to write or compose / to pretend / to regard as / to feel / writings or works
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(modal particle intensifying preceding clause) / (completed action marker)
HSK 1
 
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to finish / to achieve / variant of 瞭|了 / to understand clearly
 
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(of eyes) bright / clear-sighted / to understand clearly
 
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unofficial variant of
论述
treatise / discourse / exposition

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