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诚实
honest; honorable
事实
fact; in fact
假若
if; supposing; in case
打折扣
give a discount; fall short of a requirement
出嫁
(of a woman) get married
老太婆
old woman (not polite); term to refer to wife
外甥女
sister's daughter; niece
推断
deduce; infer; extrapolate
过得去
(literally) can pass through (an opening); (figuratively) can get by (in life); tolerably well; not too bad; How are you getting by?; How's life?
定婚
get engaged; be betrothed
讲究
Be particular about; fastidious; stress; exquisite ; careful study
门当户对
be well matched in social and economic status
做官
be a government official
体面
dignity; honorable; face
不幸
misfortune; adversity; unfortunate
estimate; surmise; hide in one's clothes
克死
to cause someone to die
独力
by one's own efforts; on one's own
抚养
foster; bring up; raise
缝补
fix by sewing; to darn
裁缝
tailor; dressmaker
衣裳
clothes
忙碌
be busy; bustling
收拾
to tidy; put in order; to repair; to settle with; punish
清爽
clean and tidy; fresh and cool
遗留
legacy; leave over; hand down
石榴
pomegranate
夹竹桃
oleander tree
浇灌
to water; irrigate
life; fate; to command
吃亏
suffer losses; get the worst of
凡是
every; any; all; without exception
有求必应
grant whatever is asked for; accede to every plea
吵嘴
quarrel; argue
打架
to fight; scuffle; to come to blows
peaceful; tranquil; serene; Ningxia autonomous region (abbreviation); rather; prefer
逗气
to contend or quarrel with somebody on account of a personal grudge
软弱
weak; feeble; flabby
联军
allied forces; united army; coalition
挨家
from house to house
搜索
search; look for something; scour
财物
property, belongings
墙根
foot of a wall
鬼子
devil (foreign invaders)
街门
street entrance; a gate/door facing the street
刺刀
bayonet
而后
after that; moreover
衣箱
suitcase
"to press; push down; keep under (control); in the first place; to crush"
皇上
emperor
血光
bloody
火焰
blaze; flame
饥荒
famine
变乱
turmoil; to scramble
兵变
mutiny
街市
downtown street; shopping center
火团
fire ball
内战
civil war
昼夜
day and night; continuously without stop
gun; spear
cannon; gun; firecracker; (Chinese medicine) roast in a pan; saute
惊恐
alarmed and panicky; seized with terror
饮食
food and drink; diet
筹划
to plan
顾虑
misgivings; apprehensions
(rhetorical question) how can it be that
寡妇
widow
心横起来
become desperate
个性
individuality; personality
"pass on; hand down; to spread; biography; tale"
做人
be an upright person
宗旨
purpose; objective; aim; goal
法则
law; rule; method
将就
put up with; accept somewhat reluctantly
"delimit; to transfer; assign; to row; to paddle; to scratch"
界限
boundary; marginal; limit
生人
stranger
杂事
small matter; odd job; miscellaneous affairs
出头露面
make a public appearance; in the limelight
非不可
must...; have to...
私塾
traditional-style private school
经历
undergo; to experience
起码
at the minimum; at the very least
识字
know how to read; become literate
一致
unanimous; identical (views or opinions); consistent
手艺
craft; workmanship; one's cooking
应当
should; ought to; must
勤劳
hardworking; diligent; industrious
困苦
tribulation; hard and difficult
升学
enter the next higher school; graduate
偷偷
stealthily; secretly
师范
teacher-training; pedagogical; normal (school)
制服
uniform; to subdue; to bring under control
宿处
accommodation; lodging house
供给
to furnish; provide; to supply
入学
enter a school; go to school for the first time as a child
保证金
deposit
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