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大杂院
a compound occupied by many households
死活
at any cost
昔日
formerly; in olden days
裱糊匠
paperhanger
陈迹
relic
阔人
wealthy person
出殡
to hold a funeral procession
彩活儿
paper crafts (for a funeral)
顶棚
ceiling; awning (under ceiling)
compete; contest; match
灰顶
gray ceiling
依旧
as before; still
没完没了
endless, never-ending
反正
anyway
大多
for the most part; mostly; the greater part
施展
use fully; put to good use
不亦乐乎
very; awfully; terribly
两下子
(to know) a thing or two; (to have) a few tricks up one's sleeve
待到
until
sew; seam; crack
留恋
be reluctant to leave
不时
frequently; often; at any time
arouse; incite; excite
情感
feeling; emotion; mood
波涛
great waves; billows
这会儿
now; at the moment
go back to; to return; under the charge of
心头
thoughts; mind; heart
忐忑
disturbed; perturbed; fidgety
当初
at that time; at the outset; originally
活泛劲儿
flexibility
滋味
taste; flavor; the way one feels
替代
be a substitute for; replace; supersede
淘汰
eliminate (in a competition); natural selection; die/phase out
平方
square (as in square foot, square mile, etc.)
幸存
survivor (of a disaster)
取消
cancel; cancellation; abolish
洋灰
cement
失业
lose one's job; unemployment
住室
house; dwelling
房管局
Housing Management Office
搬迁
to move; to relocate
巴不得
eagerly look forward to; earnestly wish; be only too anxious to
面子
honor; reputation; prestige; "face"
yes; a nasal sound expressing doubt
老爷子
respectful form of address for old man
to swallow; catch in the throat; the throat; a narrow pass
唾沫
spittle; saliva
楼房
building of two or more stories
蛐蛐儿
cricket (insect)
表妹
cousin; younger female cousin on the mother's side
孝顺
filial piety
足见
it serves to show; one can well perceive
连同
together with; along with
brick
发狠
make a determined effort; annoyed
旧居
former residence
施工
to construct; construction; to build
迷惑
to puzzle; confuse; mystify
讥笑
sneer at; deride
神情
look; expression
世上
on earth
开窍
get it straight; have one's ideas straightened out; start to understand things properly
to step; stride
良心
conscience
本事
ability; skill; capability; (-shì: this matter; literary source)
柔声柔气
to speak gently and softly
violate; offend
心跳
heartbeat
加速
accelerate; expedite; quicken
胸脯
chest; breast
眼皮
eyelid
乖乖
well-behaved; obedient; (to a child) little dear; darling
工夫
time; workmanship; labor; effort
安眠药
sleeping pill
睡眠
sleep
万丈
lit. ten thousand fathoms / fig. extremely high or deep / lofty / bottomless
迎接
meet; greet; to welcome
火红
flame-red; flamboyance
朝阳
morning sun; exposed to the sun
合理
rational; reasonable
糊涂
confused; bewildered; muddled
白杨树
white poplar
礼赞
praise
平凡
commonplace; ordinary
傲然
proudly
耸立
towering
哨兵
sentry; guard
(mw for things with handles); (pretransitive particle); to hold; a grip; a handle; stem (of plants)
危旧房
dangerous old building; condemned property
改造
to change; alter; to transform
微妙
subtle
背景
background
铲平
scrape the ground flat; level the ground
公布
make public; announce; publicize
被动
passive
开发商
developer (real estate, software, etc.)
相关
correlation; interrelated; dependence
拆迁
have an old building pulled down and its occupants move elsewhere
遏止
hold back; restrain