Archive for December, 2006

Date: December 31st, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Mei2 – Shore, Brink, Edge

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

– Tan2 – Dark Clouds

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

– Mi1 – To Squint

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

– Wu4 – Fluorine

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

– Jin1 – Collar, Lapel

Date: December 25th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Hu4 – Mutual

互惠 – Hu4 Hui4 – Mutual Favor — Reciprocal

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

– Gui4 – Kneel

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

– Wu2 – Undergrowth

荒蕪 – Huang1 Wu2 – Uncultivated Undergrowth — Wasteland

蕪菁 – Wu2 Jing1 – Undergrowth Leek — Turnip

Date: December 21st, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Yong1 – Carbuncle

Date: December 21st, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

鴿

鴿 – Ge1 – Pigeon

和平鴿 – He2 Ping2 Ge1 – Peace Pigeon — Dove

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

– Zhan3 – Behead, Chop

Date: December 19th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Yun2 – Skin Of Bamboo

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

– Rong2 – To Smelt, Fuse

We found a secret new good restaurant in North Haven: Formosa. It’s been open just 2 months, and isn’t even in the online yellow pages yet (132 Middletown Avenue, for your reference). Attracted simply by the name, we went in and recognized the owner. Turns out that Formosa is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Szechuan Delight, our favorite local Chinese place! The new restaurant is fusion. For example, my mango chicken came with a side of mashed potatoes! I’m sometimes a fusion skeptic, but in this case I think everything has fused correctly. Recommended.

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

– Sha4 – Tall Building

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

– Qian4 – Moat Around A City

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

– Fu2 – Bat

蝙蝠 – Bian1 Fu2 – Bat

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

– Dou3 – Steep

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

– Tang2 – Sugar, Sweets

糖果 – Tang2 Guo3 – Sweet Fruit — Candy

Trying to see how to say fudge in Chinese, I found the wikipedia page for 糖果. It lists fudge, and a few others, but the ultimate Chinese/English candy rosetta stone web page apparently has yet to be created. By the way, fudge is 法奇軟糖 – Fa3 Qi2 Ruan3 Tang2 – “Fudge” Soft Candy.

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

– Zha1 – Dregs, Sediment

Possibly the best part of french-press brewed coffee: that last magic sip that you can CHEW.

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

– Yan2 – Bamboo Mat

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

– Wu4 – Tame Duck

I didn’t know you could.

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

– Zhuo2 – Bracelet

手鐲 – Shou3 Zhuo2 – Hand Bracelet — Bracelet

Date: December 8th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Han4 – Drought

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

– Zheng1 – Clang (onomatopoeia)

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

– Xia2 – Box

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

– Lu2 – Forehead

顱骨 – Lu2 Gu2 – Forehead Bone — Skull

Date: December 4th, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Mu4 – Evening, Sunset, Dusk

暮色 – Mu4 Se4 – Dusk Color — Twilight

Date: December 3rd, 2006
Cate: Chinese Word of the Day

– Ning2 – Lemon

檸檬 – Ning2 Meng2 – Lemon

萊姆 – Lai2 Mu3 – Lime

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

– Pei4 – Copious, Abundant

充沛 – Chong1 Pei4 – Full Abundant — Bountiful, Plentiful

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

– Ji1 – Grumble