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Sunday

      lei4 xing1 ti3

      quasar; quasi-stellar object

      lei4 - type, category
      xing1 - star
      ti3 - a body
Saturday

      fen1 jie3 dai4 xie4

      catabolism

      fen1 - part, component
      jie3 - to break up, separate, disperse
      dai4 - to substitute; stand in place of
      xie4 - usually means to thank, in this case it has a slightly different sense in forming the compound dai4xie4 - metabolism

      November 22, 1997

Friday

      xiang4 kong4 zhen4 lei2 da2

      phased radar array

      In addition to being a different type of word, this word
      is the type of word that deepens your knowledge of
      certain characters.
      xiang4 (note tone 4) in addition to its usual meaning of
      looks or appearance, is also used for the concept of
      phase in a scientific sense.
      kong4 means control.
      zhen4 means formation or array
      lei2da2 is a Chinese transliteration of radar.
Thursday

      gan3 lan3 qiu4

      football

      (literally - "olive ball" from the shape)
      This is football - American style
      as opposed to y (zu2qiu2) football (soccer)
      as most of the rest of the world knows it.
Wednesday

      rong2 yuan2

      newt

      One of my favorite critters thanks to
      Monty Python "She changed me into a newt!"
Tuesday

ba4 wang2 long2

Tyrannosaurus rex; T. rex

ba4 wang2 means tyrant
long2 (dragon) is used for names of dinosaurs

November 18, 1997


Dino info in Chinese

Monday

      yan4 shi2 zheng4

      anorexia

      yan4 - dislike; detest
      shi2 - food
      zheng4 - ailment disease

      November 17, 1997





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