滴 – Di1 – Drip, Drop
滴流 – Di1 Liu2 – Drip Flow — Trickle
製 – Zhi4 – Manufacture
打製 – Da3 Zhi4 – Strike Manufacture — Forge
木製 – Mu4 Zhi4 – Wood Manufacture — Wooden
自製 – Zi4 Zhi4 – Self Manufacture — Homemade
副 – Fu4 – Secondary, Auxiliary, Deputy, Assistant, Vice-
副作用 – Fu4 Zuo4 Yong4 – Secondary Effect — Side Effect
慕 – Mu4 – Admire
慕斯 – Mu4 Si1 – Mousse
“Chocolate Mousse Cake” and “Chocolate Mousse” are not actually the same thing. Restaurant menu writers: note this well. Your freedom may depend on it.
Free delivery. Over night.
I worked there for two years, from the time when shooting gerbils out of cannons and losing money on every order (but making it up on volume!) seemed like a good idea, to the time when being able to pay the electric bill was considered a luxury. I got out just before the buyout by these Fry’s folks, who seem to have been pretty much igoring the web site. I’m amazed it’s still up and running and being updated after all this time.
綜 – Zong1 – Sum Up
綜合 – Zong1 He2 – Sum Join — Integrate
You know how sometimes you get some furniture that you have to assemble yourself, and the instructions have been Very Poorly translated from some asian languange? And you want to tear your hair out? I’m doing that right now at work, except instead of furniture, it’s some computer code, and instead of my hair, it’s the veins from my wrists.
The best part about it is that the code I’m trying to integrate is open source, which generally doesn’t have the most comprehensive documentation, and I have to live on the subset that they translated, badly. And normally this isn’t as much of a problem, because even if the documentation isn’t available, you can juse Use The Source™, right? Well, it’s a lot harder when the comments are in Japanese.
蠻 – Man2 – Barbarian, Bullying, Very, Quite, Rough, Reckless
中文.com says this one really means “Barbarians to the South”… prompting the obvious question. And here’s the answer:
狄 – Di2 – Barbarians (to the North)
夷 – Yi2 – Barbarians (to the East)
But I can’t find the word for “Barbarians to the West”!
玲 – Ling2 – Sound of Tinkling Jade
Also 瓏 – Long2 – Sound of Tinkling Jade
玲瓏 – Ling2 Long2 – Lovely