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Glossary of Qiangliao Chapter 23 Chinese vocabulary

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姓氏
surname
包含
contain
张冠李戴
Put Zhang's hat on Li's head; attribute sth. To the wrong person or confuse one thing with another
毛遂自荐
offer one's service as Mao Sui did; volunteer one's services
徐娘半老
a middle-aged woman retaining her youthful appearance and vigor
歇后语
a two-part allegorical saying; part 1 descriptive part 2 vague but carries the real message
惯用语
idiom
含义
meaning; denotation
俗语
common saying; folk adage
母系
maternal side (of the family
氏族
clan
地震
earthquake
洪水
flood
亲属
relatives
图腾
totem
考证
textual research or probe
野外
open field
to grant a reward to sb; to award
巨人
giant
脚印
footprint
bear
父系
paternal side
血缘
blood-line
生育
give birth to
继承
inherit
财产
property
从属于
subordinate
贵族
noble; aristocrat
标明
mark; indicate
封地
fief; manor
官职
official position
标志
sign; mark; symbol
耳刀旁
"the ear radical"
财务
financial affairs
公务
public affairs
复姓
compound surname (2 characters)
起义
uprising; revolt
将军
general
功劳
contribution; merit
offer offical posts
区分
differentiate
随意
at will; as one pleases
陶器
pottery
巫师
wizard; sorcerer
池塘
pond
称呼
call; address; form of address;
上台
assume power; come to power
灭亡
be destroyed; become extinct; die out
生理
physiology
文静
gentle and quiet
wild goose
地质
geology
填写
fill in; write
急中生智
suddenly hit upon a way out of a predicament
国歌
national anthem
灵敏
sensitive

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