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Posted on: 杯弓蛇影的故事
August 10, 01:32 PM

大惊小怪 dà jīng xiǎo guài = make a fuss about nothing
人缘 rén yuán = relationships with other people
声望 shēng wàng = popularity; prestige; status
懵逼 měng bī = (dialect) stupefied; dumbfounded
牛顿 Niú dùn = Newton (name); Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), British mathematician and physicist
万有引力 wàn yǒu yǐn lì = universal gravity
说中 shuō zhòng = to hit the nail on the head; to predict correctly

Posted on: 饭圈女孩
July 29, 10:27 AM

I think 吃瓜 sounds a bit like eating imaginary popcorn in English

Posted on: 饭圈女孩
July 29, 10:25 AM

乐不可支 lè bù kě zhī = overjoyed (idiom); as pleased as punch
波折 bō zhé = twists and turns; minor upsets
掏腰包 tāo yāo bāo = to pay; to foot the bill
亲妈 qīn mā = one's own mother; biological mother
事不关己 shì bù guān jǐ = a matter of no concern to oneself (idiom)
职场 zhí chǎng = workplace
挥舞 huī wǔ = to brandish; to wave sth
旗帜 qí zhì = ensign; flag
呼喊 hū hǎn = to shout (slogans etc)
赛龙舟 sài lóng zhōu = to race dragon boats
访问 fǎng wèn = to visit in an offical capacity; visit a web page

Posted on: Autumn Poem 山行
June 29, 09:59 AM

游山玩水 yóu shān wán shuǐ = to go on a scenic tour
名门 míng mén = famous family; prestigious house
进士 jìn shì = successful candidate in the highest imperial civil service examination; palace graduate
鲜艳 xiān yàn = bright-colored; gaily-colored
茂密 mào mì = dense (of plant growth); lush
生机勃勃 shēng jī bó bó = full of vitality
回溯 huí sù = to recall; to look back upon
缭绕 liáo rào = to curl up; to linger on (sound)
依稀 yī xī = vaguely; dimly; probably; very likely
铺垫 pū diàn = to spread out bedding; bedcover; fig. background explanation
别开生面 bié kāi shēng miàn = to start sth new or original (idiom); to break a new path; to break fresh ground
前抑后扬 qiān yì hòu yáng = change of artistic pace in a poem etc.

Posted on: 孙子兵法—谋攻篇:攻城拔寨还是不攻自破?
June 29, 09:08 AM

十全十美 shí quán shí měi = complete and beautiful; to be perfect(idiom); a perfect ten
周全 zhōu quán = thorough; to bring one's help; to assist
退而求其次 tuì ér qiú qí cì = to settle for second best; the next best thing
击败 jī bài = to defeat; to beat
以此类推 yǐ cǐ lèi tuī = and so on; in a similar fashion
编制 biān zhì = to weave; to plait; to compile; to put together (a lesson plan, budget etc)
依次 yī cì = successively; in a row; in (according to) order
递减 dì jiǎn = progressively decreasing; gradually falling; in descending order
深陷 shēn xiàn = to be deeply in (trouble, debt etc); deep set (eyes)
迟钝 chí dùn = slow (witted); stupid
针锋相对 zhēn fēng xiāng duì = to oppose each other with equal harshness (idiom); tit for tat; measure for measure
冲锋陷阵 chōng fēng xiàn zhèn = to charge and break through enemy lines
外交 wài jiāo = diplomacy; diplomatic; foreign affairs

Posted on: Autumn poem 秋日之美—秋詞
June 16, 09:52 AM

This link has several different translations into English: https://www.en84.com/?p=7357

Posted on: Autumn poem 秋日之美—秋詞
June 16, 09:49 AM

天下没有不散的筵席 tiān xià méi yǒu bù sàn de yán xí = all good things must come to an end (idiom)
萧瑟 xiāo sè = to rustle in the air; to rustle; to sough; bleak; desolate; chilly
冲破 chōng pò = breakthrough; to overcome an obstacle quickly
朝廷 cháo tíng = court; imperial household; dynasty
外放 wài fàng = (old) to appoint to a post outside the capital
萧条 xiāo tiáo = bleak; desolate; (economic) depression or slump
丰收 fēng shōu = bumper harvest
随大流 suí dà liú = to follow the crowd; going with the tide
长寿 cháng shòu = long life, longevity
鹤立鸡群 hè lì jī qún = a crane in a flock of chickens (idiom); way above the common; manifestly superior
贬谪 biǎn zhé = to banish from the court; to relegate
牵引 qiān yǐn = to pull; to draw (a cart); to tow
青山绿水 qīng shān lǜ shuǐ = lit. green hills and clear waters; pleasant country scene (idiom)
九霄云外 jiǔ xiāo yún wài = beyond the topmost clouds (idiom); unimaginably far away
灰心丧气 huī xīn sàng qì = downhearted; downcast; in despair

Posted on: 孙子兵法—作战篇:黩武穷兵还是速战速决?
June 14, 05:58 PM

研读 yán dú = to study attentively (a book); to delve into
评估 píng gū = to evaluate; to assess; assessment; evaluation
速战速决 sù zhàn sù jué = a blitzkrieg strategy (idiom); to resolve sth in the shortest time possible; to get sth done quickly
任意 rèn yì = arbitrarily; randomly; freely; at will
黩武 dú wǔ = warlike, bellicose
掏空 tāo kōng = to hollow out; to empty out; to use up; (finance) tunneling
物资 wù zī = goods; supplies
行军 xíng jūn = a march (army); to march
运送 yùn sòng = to transport; to carry
兵马未动粮草先行 bīng mǎ wèi dòng , liáng cǎo xiān xíng = before the troops move, fodder and provisions go first (idiom); logistics comes before military maneuvers; an army marches on its stomach
战乱 zhàn luàn = chaos of war
前线 qián xiàn = front line; military front; workface; cutting edge
成败 chéng bài = success or failure
丰厚 fēng hòu = generous; ample
削弱 xuē ruò = to weaken; to impair; to cripple
泥潭 ní tán = quagmire
将帅 jiàng shuài = commander-in-chief, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess
主张 zhǔ zhāng = to advocate; to stand for; assert
精巧 jīng qiǎo = elaborate
构思 gòu sī = to design; to plot; to plan out; to compose; to draw a mental sketch; conception; plan; idea; composition

Posted on: 孙子兵法-计篇(节选)
May 14, 12:38 PM

章节 zhāng jié = chapter; section
简洁 jiǎn jié = concise; succinct; pithy
明了 míng liǎo = to understand clearly; to be clear about; plain; clear
随处可见 suí chù kě jiàn = commonplace
胜算 shèng suàn = odds of success; stratagem that ensures success; to be sure of success
度量 dù liàng = measure; tolerance; breadth; magnanimity; (math.) metric
求索 qiú suǒ = to search for sth; to seek; to quest; to explore
详实 xiáng shí = detailed and reliable; full and accurate
要素 yào sù = essential factor; key constituent
山势 shān shì = topography of a mountain; features of a mountain
险峻 xiǎn jùn = arduous; steep
法度 fǎ dù = (a) law
不以为然 bù yǐ wéi rán = not to accept as correct (idiom); to object; to disapprove; to take exception to
引诱 yǐn yòu = to coerce (sb into doing sth bad); to lure (into a trap); to seduce
盘中餐 pán zhōng cān = the food on ones plate
出其不意攻其不备 chū qí bù yì , gōng qí bù bèi = to catch an enemy off guard with a surprise attack
松懈 sōng xiè = to relax; to relax efforts; to slack off; to take it easy; complacent; undisciplined
充足 chōng zú = adequate; sufficient; abundant (e.g. of food)
轻举妄动 qīng jǔ wàng dòng = to act blindly without thinking (idiom)
防备 fáng bèi = to guard against; to take precautions against in advance
激将法 jī jiàng fǎ = indirect, psychological method of getting sb to do as one wishes (e.g. questioning whether they are up to the task)
丧失 sàng shī = to lose; to forfeit
粗心大意 cū xīn dà yì = clumsy; careless; inadvertent
亲密无间 qīn mì wú jiān = close relation, no gap (idiom); intimate and nothing can come between
嫌隙 xián xì = hostility; animosity
雕虫小技 diāo chóng xiǎo jì = insignificant talent; skill of no high order; minor accomplishment
灵机一动 líng jī yī dòng = a bright idea suddenly occurs (idiom); to hit upon an inspiration; to be struck by a brainwave
锦上添花 jǐn shàng tiān huā = lit. on brocade, add flowers (idiom); to decorate sth already perfect; gilding the lily

Posted on: Autumn Poem 阳关曲 中秋作
May 14, 10:24 AM

中秋月饼香又甜 zhōng qiú yuè bǐng xiāng yòu tián = sweet and fragrant moon cakes
历法 lì fǎ = calendar science; calendar system
赏月 shǎng yuè = to admire the full moon
生涯 shēng yá = career; life (way in which sb lives); period of one's life
精神支撑 jīng shén zhī chēng = spiritual support
皎洁 jiǎo jié = shining clean; bright (moonlight)
繁星满天 fán xīng mǎn tiān = sky full of stars
悲欢离合 bēi huān lí hé = sorrows and joys; partings and reunions; the vicissitudes of life
圆缺 yuán quē = waxing and waning (of the moon)