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掌柜
shopkeeper; manager
foolish; fool
侍候
serve; wait upon
主顾
customer; patron
to stop; to cease; dismiss
唠叨
be talkative (especially about trivial matters); be garrulous; prattle
缠夹
mixed up; tangled
黄酒
yellow rice or millet wine; Shaoxing wine
坛子
earthenware jar, jug
to spoon out; to scoop up
底里
bottom; exact details
监督
control; monitor; supervise; inspect
"to mix into; to grasp"
为难
make things difficult for someone; embarrassed
幸亏
fortunately; luckily
荐头
one who recommends another for a job (old term)
辞退
fire sb.; dismiss
温酒
heat wine in hot water; warm/hot wine
无聊
nonsense; bored; silly; stupid
失职
lose one's job; neglect one's duty; breach of duty
lose; miss; fail
fierce; terrible; ominous; violent; cruel
脸孔
face; facial expression
声气
information; message; (regional) voice; tone
活泼
lively; vivacious
至今
up to now; so far
身材
stature; figure; build
青白
pallid; pale
脸色
complexion; look
皱纹
wrinkle; furrow
时常
time and again; often; frequently
伤痕
scar; bruise
scar; mark; trace
乱蓬蓬
in a mess (said of hair); disheveled; tangled; jumbled
花白
grizzled (hair)
胡子
beard; mustache; facial hair
满口
unreservedly; profusely; be full of
之乎者也
four common characters of classical Chinese (idiom); fig. semi-incomprehensible talk; double Dutch; all Greek to me pedantic terms; literary jargon
描红纸
Chinese character tracing paper
描红
trace over the red printed characters with a writing brush in black (as a method of learning to write)
substitute for; take the place of; on behalf of
绰号
nickname; label
伤疤
scar; fig. remaining trauma; M: 道
scar
大钱
(old) a copper coin of large denomination; a lot of money
故意
deliberately; intentional; on purpose
blurt out; shout
to open (eyes)
凭空
without foundation; groundless
清白
innocent
"to rise (of prices, rivers); to go up; to swell; to bloat"
forehead; amount; quantity
青筋
blue vein
muscle; tendon; veins (that stand out)
burst open; split at the seam
争辩
to argue
to steal; thief; secretly
接连
one after another; in a row; in succession
君子固穷
a noble person does not change its character due to poverty
引得
index (loanword)
众人
everyone
哄笑
to burst into uproarious laughter; hoots of laughter
快活
happy; cheerful
复原
return to normal; recover from an illness
旁人
other people
当真
to take something to heart; take seriously; accept as true
不屑
disdain (doing something); think something to not be worth doing
置辩
put forth arguments in one's own defense
神气
expression; manner; spirited
秀才
scholar; title earned by someone who passed the county level Chinese imperial examination
dredge up; fish up
颓唐
dejected
模样
appearance; form; approximation
"cage-like basket; cage
to envelop; to cover"
lóng, lǒng
背地里
behind somebody's back; privately; on the sly
谈论
discuss; talk about
进学
advance one's learning; enter the prefecture school under the imperial examination system
营生
to earn a living
recover; heal; the more ... the more
将要
will; shall; be going to
讨饭
beg for food; be a beggar
ask for; demand; beg for; denounce
幸而
luckily; fortunately
to copy; plagiarize; search and confiscate
脾气
temperament; disposition; temper
lazy
书籍
books; works
纸张
paper
ink stone; ink slab
一齐
at the same time; in unison; simultaneously
失踪
be missing; be unaccounted for
如是
thus
偷窃
steal; theft; pilfer
品行
behavior; moral conduct; morality
from; obey; observe
拖欠
fall behind in payment; be in arrears
间或
occasionally; now and then; sometimes
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