Celadon Dragon Chinese Dictionary

A topic-oriented 21st century Chinese-English-Chinese dictionary of words and phrases

高級二十一世紀中英-英中詞典

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Celadon Dragon - 青龍詞典
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(!)Simplified character is completely different from the Traditional character
A.C.ancient Chinese
ab.abbreviation
acctg.accounting
adj.adjective or adjectival phrase (in Chinese an adj. is often simply a v. or n. to which de5 [的] is added: the 的 is usually omitted in this dictionary)
adv.adverb or adverbial phrase
akaalso known as
alt. pron.alternate pronunciation
Am.American; American usage
anat.anatomy
anc.ancient
arch.archaic character, use or meaning
Arch.Architecture; referring to Architecture or having to do with Architecture
aux.auxiliary verb
b.born
bce.Before the Common Era (=BC: Before Christ)
bf.bound form
bib.biblical
bot.botany
Br.British; British usage
Cant.Cantonese
CCPChinese Communist Party
CEChurch of England
ce.Common Era (=AD: anno Domini)
Ch.id.Chinese idiom
Chin.China; Chinese
Chr.Christianity (including both Protestantism and Catholicism)
coll.colloquial expression or usage
conj.conjunction
court.courteous
d.died
derog.used as a derogatory term
dial.dialect
econ.economics
Eng.id.English idiom
Eng.ph.English phrase
env.environment/environmental
ex.exclamation
expr.expression
fam.familiar usage
fig.figurative usage
fmr.former or formerly
Fr.France; French
fr.from
fv.functive verb
geol.geology
geom.geometry
gr.grammar
gr.str.grammatical structure or construction
gyabillion years ago
hist.history; historical
id.idiom
imp.impolite
interch.interchangeable with
intj.interjection
Isl.Islam
Jp.Japan; Japanese; Japanese variant (of a character)
L.Latin, from Latin or having a Latin root
L.ph.translation of Latin phrase (as used in English)
leg.legal terminology
lg.language
lit.literal (ie. word-for-word) translation
M.measure word (used as a numerary adjunct for nouns)
mach.machines or machinery
math.mathematics
mech.mechanics
med.medicine; medical terminology; as used in the practice of, etc.
met.metaphorical usage
mil.military terminology
mod.modern usage
mus.music or musical notation
myamillion years ago
n.noun
na.name or title
naut.nautical, marine or maritime
nph.noun phrase; compound noun
nu.number
obs.obsolete
on.onomatopoeia (as, a sound's written representation of how it sounds)
opp.opposite or as opposed to
part.particle
pat.pattern
ph.phrase
phil.philosophy
phy.physics
pl.plural
pn.place name, geographic location or geographic feature
pol.polite form of address
pol.sl.political slogan
pop.popular speech; popularly used; common speech
pop.wr.popularly written
pp.past participle
pr.pronoun
PRCPeople's Republic of China; as used in the PRC
pre.prefix
pref.preferred
prep.preposition
pron.pronounced; pronunciation
pw.place word
qs.question sentence
qw.question word
r.reigned
rad.radical- used as a part of Chinese characters
RCRoman Catholic
regl.var.regional variant
rve.resultative verb ending
sa.saying
sb.somebody
se.sentence
sf.sentence fragment
sh.short form or shortened form
sl.slang
so.someone
so.ssomeone's
soc.sociology
Sp.Spanish
sp.specialized language used in technical situations or by specialists (eg.: medical, legal, etc.)
sp.pron. special or unusual pronunciation
sport.as used in sports; sports terminology
ss.sample sentence
st.sometimes
st.pron.sometimes pronounced
st.wr.sometimes written
stat.statistics
sth.something
suf.suffix
sv.stative verb (an adj. which includes 'be' as in 'be (x)', often simply labelled as 'adj.')
sw.somewhat
Switz.Switzerland
tax.taxonomy (as, scientific naming system)
tm.trademark
topo.topolect (some part of the word has been phonically transliterated from English into Chinese) (aka loanword)
tr.na.trade name, business name or product name
trans.translation
tslt.transliteration
TWas used in Taiwan
undef.undefined
usu.usually
v.verb
var.various; variety; variant
vo.separable verb-object combination
vph.verb phrase; compound verb
vul.vulgar
wr.written or literary use
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List of Topics

A01 Agriculture: Soil, Crops and Tools
A02 Livestock and Animal Husbandry
A03 Nomadism and Pastoralism
A04 Sericulture and Silk
A05 Trees and Forestry
A06 Wood Products, Carpentry and Woodworking
A07 Other Misc. Wooden Articles and Furniture
A08 Plants and Botany
A09Flowers
A10Fruits
A11Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Oils and Tubers
A12Molds, Mushrooms and Other Fungi
A13Smells, Aromas and Fragrances
A14Fibers, Textiles and Dyeing
B01 Rarity, Precision, Value and Excellence
B02 Beauty, Aesthetics, Art and the Fine Arts
B03 Colors
B04 Pattern, Design, Appearance and Decoration
B05 Architecture, Structures and Construction
B06 Handicrafts
B07 Porcelain and Pottery
B08 Clarity, Darkness and Gloom
C01 Books, Poetry, Literature and Publishing
C02 Myths, Legends, Stories and Reading
C03 Documents, Correspondence, Paper and Printing
C04 Journalism, News, Newspapers and Media
C05 Acting, Theater, Video and Cinematography
C06 Voice, Sound, Music and Dance
C07 The Eye, Vision and Photography
C08 Radio, Television, and Broadcasting
D01 Science, Scientific Ideas and Taxonomy
D02 Biology, Microbiology and Genetics
D03 Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Bioelectronics
D04 Land Animals
D05 Insects and Spiders
D06 The Littoral, the Ocean, Fish, Amphibians, Aquatic Animals and Oceanography
D07 Birds and Flying Mammals
D08 The Environment, Conservation, Ecology, Pollution and Garbage
E01 Chemistry
E02 Communication and Humor
E03 Technology, Computers, Electronics and the Internet
E04 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
E05 Batteries, Electricity and Light
E06 Geology and the Earth Sciences
E07 Petroleum, Minerals, Mining and Metallurgy
E08 Gemstones and Jewelry
F01 Individual Chinese Character Definitions
F02 Chinese Culture, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
F03 Chinese Dynasties
F04 Chinese Language: Measure Words
F05 Chinese Language: Negatives and RVEs
F06 Nature and Natural Resources
F07 Names, Proper Names and Trade Names
F08 Chinese Books, Writing and Characters
G01 Diplomacy and International Relations
G02 Nationality, Ethnicity, Nations and Peoples
G03 Bureaucracy, Government and NGOs
G04 Geography and Maps
G05 Places and Place Names
G06 Geographic Features
G07 Politics
G08 Cities
H01 Economics and Markets
H02 Business, Enterprise, Commerce and Ownership
H03 Accounting
H04 Sales, Marketing, and Service
H05 Negotiation, Labor and Management
H06 Banking, Finance, Insurance and Investing
H07 Products, Companies, and Manufacturing
H08 Skill, Standards and Quality
I01 Education
I02 Mathematics, Statistics, Quantities, Series, Progression and Size
I03 Prehistory, Protohistory and World History
I04 Chinese History and Historical Mythology
I05 Japan and Japanese History
I06 Sanitation, Hygiene and Bathroom Things
I07 Materials, Shapes, Forms and Models, Rough and Smooth Surfaces, Textures and Flexibility
I08 Actions
J01 The Kitchen, Cooking Techniques and Utensils, and Nutrition
J02 Foods and Ingredients, Tea and Other Beverages, Spices, Sauces and Seasonings
J03 Alcohol, Wines and Spirits
J04 Restaurants and Entertaining, Menu Items, Chinese (and Other) Food and Recipe Names
J05 Absorb, Inhale, Assimilate and Include
J06 Easy, Difficult, Similarities and Differences
J07 New, Old, More, Less
J08 Instructions, Directions, Opportunity, Problems and Mistakes
K01 Language
K02 Grammar and Grammatical Constructions
K03 Phonetics
K04 Exclamations, Expressions, Phrases, Proverbs, Sayings, Slang and Idioms
K05 Descriptions
K06 Order and Disorder, Methods and Meetings
K07 Sources, Results, Solutions, Beginnings, Endings and Waste
K08 Comparisons, Combinations, Connections, Distribution and Containers
L01 Rules, Law, Justice and Criminology
L02 Threats, Safety and Security
L03 Winning, Losing, Success, Failure, Luck, Fame and Fortune
L04 Hide, Conceal, Secrets, Questions and Answers
L05 Seek, Barriers, Limits and Restrictions
L06 Help, Strong and Weak
L07 Change, Plan, Functioning and Usefulness
L08 Groups, Unity, Decision, Agreement and Harmony
M01 Logic, Intellect, Talent and Ability
M02 Philosophy, Ideas, Knowledge and Inventions
M03 Medicine, Health and Pharmacology
M04 Memory, the Mind, Psychology and Emotion
M05 Human Characteristics and Responsibilities
M06 Corruption in Society, Sex and Pornography
M07 Public and Private, Manners and Civility, Respect and Honor
M08 Real, Counterfeit, Substitutes and Copies; Cheap and Expensive
N01 Weapons, Intelligence, Strategy, Military Affairs, War and Peace
N02 Protest, Violence, Rebellion, Civil War, Terrorism and Guerilla Warfare
N03 Engineering
N04 Time and Tides
N05 Organization, Competence, Aspiration and Obligation
N06 Childhood, Maturation, Adulthood and Old Age
N07 Sleep
N08 Life and Death, Living and Dying
O01 General Physics
O02 Space, Optics, Astronomy and Astrophysics
O03 Atoms, Atomic Energy and Particle Physics
O04 Aeronautics, Aviation, Air Power and Spaceflight
O05 Weights, Measures, Flow, Positioning and Distance
O06 Fire, Water and Ice
O07 Weather, Meteorology and Conditions
O08 Float, Wave, Rise in the Air, Spin, Revolve and Other Motions
P01 Faith, Religion, Morals and Ethics
P02 Great Religious Writings
P03 The Zodiac, Astrology and Other Symbols
P04 Hope, Fate, Belief and Superstition
P05 Women and Women's Things
P06 Permission, Acceptance and Rejection
P07 Opposites, Categories and Kinds
P08 Collect, Assemble, Give and Receive
Q01 Sociology, Society and Culture
Q02 Relationships
Q03 Clothing, Fashion and Style
Q04 Behavior, Habits and Addictions
Q05 Home, Furniture, Household Appliances, Housewares and Household Activities
Q06 Work, Jobs and Careers
Q07 Sports, Athletics and Exercise
Q08 Toys, Games, Gambling, Entertainment and Leisure Activities
R01 Gifts, Prizes, Achievements  and Philanthropy
R02 Ships, Shipping, Sailing, Naval Forces and Maritime Affairs
R03 Bind, Tie, Packaging and Packages
R04 Travel, Transportation, Air Travel and Tourism
R05 the Science of Mechanics, Mechanisms, Instruments, Devices, Machines and Engines
R06 Vehicles, Driving and Speed
R07 Breakage, Accidents and Disasters
R08 Machine Parts, Tools and Their Use
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