剝 – Bo1 – Peel, Shell, Strip
剝皮 – Bo1 Pi2 – Peel Skin — Excoriate, Flay
引 – Yin3 – To Lead, To Divert (water), To Guide
地心引力 – Di4 Xin1 Yin3 Li4 – Ground Heart Lead Force — Gravity
引力場 – Yin3 Li4 Chang3 – Lead Force Field — Gravitational Field
簧 – Huang2 – Metallic Reed, Spring Of Lock
彈簧 – Dan4 Huang2 – Spring
彈簧床墊 – Dan2 Huang2 Chuang2 Dian4 – Spring Bed Pad — Mattress
儘 – Jin3 – To The Utmost
儘快 – Jin3 Kuai4 – Utmost Fast – As Quickly As Possible
儘量 – Jin3 Liang4 – Utmost Amount — As Much As Possible, To The Greatest Extent
儘早 – Jin3 Zao3 – Utmost Early — As Early As Possible
恥 – Chi3 – Shame, Disgrace
Inspired by the meat Jenny seperated out of her rice noodles and refused to eat which I referred to as her “PILE OF SHAME”.
異 – Yi4 – Different, Unusual, Strange
Another day, another serendipitous find! This time we got off the highway in a failed attempt to avoid a traffic jam in a completely random town and ran into THE PLACE, which had a sign out front proclaiming “unusual restaurant”. We saw a bunch of tables set up in the back under a tent, and a huge roaring fire pit. We went back for dinner and were not disappointed! They cook all sorts of stuff (corn, steak, lobster, chicken, clams) right in that huge fire and then bring it to your table still smoldering. The dining area is just a bunch of tree stumps arranged around tables under a makeshift tent. It’s basically like a great home-style cookout that goes all summer long!
鐵 – Tie3 – Iron
Serendipitous find! On our way to someplace completely else in West Haven, we drove by a restaurant called Iron Chef, which claimed to specialize in…. Taiwanese food?!?! It was an absolutely tiny place (two tables), but came through big time with plenty of stuff that seemed to impress Jenny (good sign). Highest recommended dish? The 卦包, but we haven’t tried everything yet.
疵 – Ci1 – Blemish, Flaw, Defect
I’m thinking more and more that it’s a defective DSL modem. Luckily this nice company Linksys has set up one of their free wireless access points in my neighborhood!
片 – Pian4 – Slice, Piece, Flake, Thin
DSL FLAKY STOP POSTING OVER DIALUP STOP NOT SURE IF ITS THE MODEM OR THE PHONE COMPANY STOP ONE THING FOR SURE IF I CALL THEM AND SAY THAT I HAVE DSL CONNECTED TO APPLE AIRPORT AND THEN A LINUX MACHINE THEYLL SAY ITS MY FAULT STOP
菜 – Cai4 – Dish (Of Food), Vegetables
菜單 – Cai4 Dan1 – Dish List — Menu
Our original destination being closed for vacation, (we somehow have a knack for going to restaurants when they are on vacation) we can now proudly report that ME ‘NU recieves the first annual messy-78 commendation in the field of breakfast-specializing restaurants on State Street in New Haven, Connecticut!
構 – Gou4 – Construct, Form, Make Up, Compose
OK why didn’t anybody tell me that like ALL OF Washington DC was under construction? The Capitol, the Supreme Court, even what little we could see of the White House were all torn up, roped off, and scaffolded over. Oh well, on the bright side at least it was oppressively hot and humid!
頓 – Dun4 – Spell, Bout, Time, Jerk, Stop
波士頓 – Bo1 Shi4 Dun4 – Boston
華盛頓 – Hua2 Sheng4 Dun4 – Washington
We’re randomly going to Washington DC tomorrow (taking the train from Union Station to Union Station!?!?) and staying for the weekend. I* access may be sketchy, but normal posting activity should resume Monday.