Archive for September, 2006

Date: September 30th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Gang1 – Jar, Vat

“Vat” is an inherently funny word. Like “Spleen”.

(note: Jenny disagrees. “Spleen is not funny”, she says. I challenge her to name any organ funnier than the spleen. She thinks for a moment, and ends the discussion with “No word is funny”.)

Date: September 29th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Zheng1 – Zither, Kite

風箏 – Feng1 Zheng1 – Wind Kite — Kite

Date: September 28th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Mai4 – Stride

Date: September 27th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Yu4 – Dense (growth), Melancholy

I agree. Very dense.

Date: September 26th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Yin3 – Drink

Date: September 24th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Shi4 – Room

食品室 – Shi2 Pin3 Shi4 – Food Product Room — Pantry

We finally went to try The Pantry in New Haven. It wasn’t “all that”.

Date: September 24th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Qing2 – Clear, Fine (weather)

晴雨表 – Qing2 Yu3 Biao3 – Clear Rain Meter — Barometer

Date: September 23rd, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Zong1 – Footprint, Trace, Tracks

失蹤 – Shi1 Zong1 – Lose Tracks — Missing

Got a game as a gift something like 6 years ago, have kept it in a box and moved it from house to house to house ever since then, just broke the shrinkwrap on it today to install and finally play… and it’s MISSING ONE OF THE DISKS!

Date: September 22nd, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Cheng4 – Finish, Complete, Accomplish, Become, Turn Into, Win, Succeed, One Tenth

Date: September 21st, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day
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– Qi2 – Angel

Also: 天使 – Tian1 Shi3 – Heaven Messenger — Angel

Date: September 20th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Heng2 – Permanent

恆河 – Heng2 He2 – Permanent River – Ganges

Date: September 18th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Mei2 – Rose

Date: September 18th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Fei4 – Baboon

Demogorgon

Date: September 17th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Qin1 – Royal

Date: September 16th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Feng1 – Point Or Edge Of A Tool

Date: September 15th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Xiao4 – School

學校 – Xue2 Xiao4 – Study School — School

Date: September 14th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Xie2 – Evil, Nefarious, Demonical

邪說 – Xie2 Shuo1 – Evil Say — Heresy

Date: September 13th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Er3 – Thus, You

巴爾 – Ba1 Er3 – Bhaal

Date: September 12th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Ji4 – Skill

技術 – Ji4 Shu4 – Skill Technique — Technology

Date: September 10th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Zuo4 – Sit, Seated, Seat

王座 – Wang2 Zuo4 – King Seat — Throne

Date: September 10th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Jian4 – Healthy

健康 – Jian4 Kang1 — Healthy

健身 – Jian4 Shen1 — Healthy Body — Fitness

Date: September 9th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Mian3 – Exempt, Avoid, Remove, Excuse

免疫 – Mian3 Yi4 – Exempt Plague — Immune

Date: September 7th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Qi2 – This, That, Such

土耳其 – Tu3 Er3 Qi2 – Turkey

Istanbul Cafe: meh.

Date: September 6th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Guan3 – House, Establishment

餐廳 – Can1 Ting1 – Meal Hall — Restaurant

餐館 – Can1 Guan3 – Meal House — Restaurant

There’s actually even more ways to say restaurant and I’m not sure what the different connotations are. But the main point of this is…

圖書館 – Tu2 Shu1 Guan3 – Picture Book House — Library

Date: September 5th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Jue2 – Breach, Decide, Determine

決定論 – Jue2 Ding4 Lun4 – Determine Theory — Determinism

先決論 – Xian1 Jue2 Lun4 – First Determine Theory — Predeterminism

非確定性 – Fei1 Que4 Ding4 Xing4 Not True Determine Nature — Nondeterministic

Date: September 5th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Zhao4 – Cover, Shade

頭罩 – Tou2 Zhao4 – Head Shade — Cowl

Stupid Cowled Wizards.

Date: September 4th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day
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– Zhou1 – State, Province

廣州 – Guang3 Zhou1 – Guangzhou

Date: September 2nd, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Zong1 – Vertical

And – Heng2 – Horizontal

Date: September 2nd, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Feng1 – Peak, Summit

Today: The other Malaysian restaurant in Connecticut, formerly known as GUNUNG TAHAN, now called KARI. We know that the old name refererred to the highest peak in Malaysia, but we don’t know what’s the deal with the new name. We also know that it was really really good! We even liked it better than Bentara, which seemed to be trying too hard to be trendy.

Date: September 1st, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Jin1 – Muscle

抽筋 – Chou1 Jin1 – Pull Muscle — Cramp