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Glossary of Qiangliao Chapter 20 Chinese vocabulary

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温和
gentle
善良
kindhearted
终日
all day long
操持
manage; handle
家务
household affairs
怨言
complaint
相夫教子
assist the husband and educate the children
悲哀
greived; sorrowful
绝后
without offspring
pester
欺负
bully; treat sb high-handedly
孤儿寡母
orphan and widow
叹气
sigh
争气
bring honor to; try to win credit for
惊讶
surprised; amazed
舅舅
uncle (mother's brother)
怜爱
love tenderly
劝说
persuade
妇道人家
women the women folk
指望
to count on
嘲笑
ridicule; laugh at
洪流
powerful current
转眼
in the blink of an eye
至高无上
above all else; lofty
占据
to occupy
反叛
revolt; rebel
贤妻良母
a good wife and loving mother
看不惯
hate to see; to hate seeing
以便
in order to… ; so that…
补丁
patch (e.g. in clothing)
pile up; stack up
黄色
decadent; pornographic
镜头
shot or scene in a film
动荡
turbulent
岁月
years
梦幻
illusion; dream
吃苦头
suffer
在于
lie in; rest with
盲目信仰
blind faith; blind conviction
迫害
persecute
埋怨
complain; blame
初衷
original intention
地狱
hell
倾注
devote; throw into

pour; e.g. pour one's blood, sweat, and tears into DOING STH
孙女
granddaughter
饥渴
hunger and thirst
抚摸
to stroke
一阵
a spell of
躁动
restless
恳谈
talk earnestly
名堂
trick
留意
keep one's eyes open; be careful
说教
sermon; preach
放任
not interfere; let alone
辨别
distinguish
善与恶
good and evil
自强
to improve oneself
荡然无存
all gone; nothing left
发火
get angry; lose one's temper
舍不得
hate to part with or use…
装饰
to decorate
一会儿。。。, 一会儿。。。
do things one after another
瓷砖
ceramic tile
地毯
carpet; rug
振振有辞
speak plausibly and volubly
凑合
make do w/
破烂
worn-out; ragged
美滋滋
quite happy with oneself
shake
修饰
make up and dress up
配套
form a complete set
活力
vigor; energy

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