Chinese-English Vocabulary Builder

  1. 有求必應 (yǒu​ qiú ​bì ​yìng)-to get whatever is asked. 有: to have. 求: to ask, to wish, to request. 必: must. 應: respond.
    例句: 身為獨女的她總是有求必應。
    Example: As the only child, she always gets what she wants.
  2. 悼念(dào niàn)-to grieve, to mourn. 悼: to grieve, to lament. 念: to think of, to remember.
    例句: 人們用著自己的信仰方式來悼唸過世的親友。
    Example: People use their own religions to mourn friends and family who have passed away.
  3. 熱身 (rè​ shēn)-warm-up. 熱: hot, warm. 身: body.
    例句: 若想儘可能的必免運動傷害,運動前的熱身運動很重要。
    Example: To avoid the possibility of sports injuries , warm-up exercises before the actual sport is very important.
  4. 惆悵 (chóu​ chàng)- melancholy, depression
    例句: 考試沒考好讓他覺得很惆悵。
    Example: He felt depressed because he didn’t do well on the test.
  5. 恍神 (huǎng​ shén)- to zone out, to space out
    例句: 忙祿的時候,工作可以讓我轉移注意力,但一旦有空閒,想起煩心的事,我就變得有點恍惚。
    Example: Work can distract me when I’m busy, but whenver there’s a spare moment and I’m reminded of my worries , I tend to become spacey.
  6. 遲疑 (chí​ yí)-hesitation, reservation. 遲: delay. 疑: doubt.
    例句: 有些決定得馬上做,一旦遲疑便可能錯失良機。
    Example: Some decisions need to be made on the spot, as hesitation might lead to a missed  opportunity.
  7. 騰出時間 (téng chū shí​ jiān )-to make time. 騰出: to make, to part. 時間: time.
    例句: 做子女的,應該儘可能的騰出時間陪陪父母。
    Example: Children should try their best to make time for their parents.
  8. 號淘大哭-to cry loudly. 號淘: loud cry. 哭: cry.
    例句: 小孩子第一天上安親班,常常在爸爸媽媽離開去上班以後捨不得的號淘大哭。
    Example: On the first day of daycare, children often cry out when they see their parents leave for work.
  9. 似懂非懂 (sì​ dǒng ​fēi​ dǒng)-to appear as if understanding, but not really. 似: seemingly, as if. 懂: understand.
    例句: 她似懂非懂的聽著大人說話,但心裡明白這關乎件嚴重的事情。
    Example: Although she only understood part of the conversation between the adults, she was certain that it was about something serious.
  10. 內疚(nèi​ jiù)-to feel guilty, to have qualms about. 內: within, inside. 疚: sorrow.
    例句: 她因為偷了媽媽的錢深感內疚,但又不願意把錢放回去。
    Example: She feels bad for stealing from her mother, but she’s also unwilling to put the money back.
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