Polyphonic Characters

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EXAMPLE

 

  1. 流了一点儿血,没关系。
    liú le yì diǎnr xiě méi guàn xì

    There was just a little bleeding, nothing serious.

  2. 适当的运动可以促进液循环。
    shì dàng de yùn dòng kě yǐ cù jìn xuè yè xún huán

    Exercising helps to improve blood circulation.

  3. 她和皇室虽然有缘关系,却从来都不声张。
    tā hé huáng shì suī rán yǒu xuè yuán guān xì què cóng lái dōu bù sheng zhāng

    She never disclosed her identity as a relative of the royal family.

  4. 他正在气方刚的年纪若沉不住气,预料会出事的。
    tā zhèng zài xuè qì fang gāng de nián jì, ruò chén bú zhù qì,yù liào huì chū shì de

    If he does not keep his cool, he will probably end up in trouble at a young and impetuous age. 

 

 

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cān

 

加入或夹杂之

jiā huò jiā zhī

 

To mean “join in” or “be included

 

阿姨积极与社区基层组织活动。

lín ā cān shè céng zhī de huó dòng


Auntie Lin actively participates in grassroots activities.

 

cēn

 

长短不齐之

cháng duǎn zhī

 

Uneven

 

生的华语水平差不齐老师唯有因材施教才能把学生教好

xué sheng de huá shuǐ píng cēn lǎo shī wéi yǒu yīn cái shī jiào cái néng bǎ xué sheng jiāo hǎo.

 

As language proficiency varies among students, the teacher customised her lessons to suit the needs of the students.

 

shēn

 

药名

zhōng yào míng chēng

 

Chinese medicine

 

是韩国的名产之一同时也是当地常用的食材。

rén shēn shì hán guó de míng chǎn zhī tóng shí shì dāng cháng yòng de shí cái. 


Ginseng is commonly used in Korean dishes.

 

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chā

 

不同之

bù tóng zhī chù

 

Differences

 

无论任何场合,我们都不应因年龄、性别、国籍或种族的不同而提供别待遇。

lùn rèn chǎng , men dōu yīng yīn nián língxìng biéguó huò zhǒng de  tóng ér gong chā bié dài .


Regardless of our differences, everyone should be treated equally.

 

cī

 

差不

cēn

 

Uneven

 

学生的华语水平参不齐,老师唯有因材施教才能把学生教好。

xué sheng de huá shuǐ píng cēn lǎo shī wéi yǒu yīn cái shī jiào cái néng bǎ xué sheng jiāo hǎo.


As
language proficiency varies among students, the teacher customised her lessons to suit the needs of the students.

 

chà

 

不达标之

biāo zhī

 

Fall short of standards

 

的同学言言择鼓励并帮助他们

miàn duì chéng chà de tóng xuéyán yán xuǎn bìng bang zhù men.
 

Yan Yan gives encouragement and help to her peers who are weak in their studies.

chāi

 

为派遣的人或

wéi pài qiǎn de rén huò shì

 

Send on an errand; dispatch

 

妈总盼望能从邮先生手中接到哥哥从国外寄来的信件。

mā ma zǒng pàn wàng néng cóng yóu chāi xiān sheng shǒu zhōng jiē dào cóng guó wài lái de xìn jiàn


My mum yearns to receive a letter from my brother, who lives abroad, from the postman.

 

 

EXAMPLE

 

  1. 小娟一直舍不得把
    xiǎo juān yī zhí shě bù dé bǎ cháng fà jiǎn duǎn

    Xiao Juan couldn’t bear to cut her long hair.

  2. 小孩的成环境对学发展有着一定的影响。
    xiǎo hái de chéng zhǎng huán jìng duì xué xí  zhǎn yǒu zhe dìng de yǐng xiǎng

    The environment where a child grows up in plays a critical role in his or her learning development.

  

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  1. 妈妈提醒爸爸开车时记得要安全带。
    mā ma tí xǐng bà ba kāi chē shí jì de yào  shàng ān quán dài.

    Mum reminded Dad to fasten his seat belt.

  2. 他们通过信件保持联
    tā men tōng guò xìn jiàn bǎo chí lián xì 

    They stayed in touch through letters.

 

 

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  1. 外面有点冷,当心凉。
    wài miàn yǒu diǎn lěng dāng xīn zháo liáng 

    It’s chilly outside; be careful not to catch a cold.

  2. 夜深了,屋里的灯却还亮
    shēn le de dēng hái liàng zhe 

    It was late at night, but the lights in the room were still on
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  3. 注重衣打扮是一种尊重他人的表现。
    zhù zhòng zhuó ban shì zhǒng zūn zhòng rén de biǎo xiàn.

    Being particular about our dressing is a form of respect to others.

 

EXAMPLE

  1. 如今人们都上音乐, 使用带或光碟听歌已过时了!
    rú jīn rén men dōu shàng wǎng tīng yīn yuèshǐ yòng dài huò guāng dié tīng guò shí le!

    Listening to music on cassette tapes and CDs has become a thing of the past, as people now access  music on the internet!

  2. 逢农历新年时期,来往新马的关都会挤满想买年货的新加坡游客
    měi féng nóng xīn nián shí lái wǎng xīn de guān qiǎ dōu huì mǎn xiǎng mǎi nián huò de xīn jiā yóu . 

During the Lunar New Year period, the Johor Bahru immigration checkpoint will be filled with Singaporeans who are there for the cheap yet high quality festive goodies. 


 

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  1. 言言看了恐怖片后受了惊,结果晚上频频做恶梦。
    yán yán kàn le kǒng piàn hòu shòu dào le jīng xiàjié guǒ wǎn shang pín pín zuò è mèng 

    Yan Yan was so terrified after watching the horror movie that she has been having nightmares.

  2. 国家情报人员意志坚定即使受到恐也绝不透露国家机密。
    guó jiā qíng bào rén yuán zhì jiān dìng,  shǐ shòu dào kǒng jué tòu lù guó jiā .

    Despite intimidation, the National Intelligence Unit would not reveal any confidential information.

 

EXAMPLE

 

  1. 她脸上出了微笑。
    tā liǎn shàng chū le wēi xiào

    A smile appeared on her face.


  2. 他息影多年,这次是卖老朋友面子,才肯在公开场合面。
    yǐng duō nián zhè shì mài lǎo péng you miàn zi cái kěn zài gong kāi chǎng hé lòu miàn

    He has retired from the scene but was willing to make a public appearance in support of an old friend.


 

EXAMPLE

 

  1. 这项任命尚未正式表。
    zhè xiàng rèn mìng shàng wèi zhèng shì  biǎo

    The appointment has not been officially announced yet.

  2. 她有一头乌黑浓密的长
    yǒu tóu hēi nóng de cháng

Her hair is long, thick and black.

 

EXAMPLE

 

  1. 信已经交他了。
    xìn yǐ jīng jiāo gěi tā le

    I’ve handed him the letter.


  2. 公司对他的贡献予肯定。
    gōng duì de gong xiàn kěn dìng

    His contributions were acknowledged by the company.