西游记 – Chapter 15

Reading

Explanation

Meaning of Words

 词语华文解释英文解释
惆怅因失望而伤感、懊恼melancholy
斋饭给僧尼吃的饭食,一般是没有肉的food given to monks, vegetarian food
打理家业打点、处理家中的产业take care of family property/business
四大皆空佛教用语,指世界上一切都是空虚的All space – directions are void. Buddhist means being completely indifferent to worldly temptations
婉言拒绝用婉转的话加以拒绝refuse politely
迟迟表示时间长或时间拖得很晚too slow to do something; delay
明说直截了当地说出declare, express frankly
愤愤心中不服,感到气愤be resentful
违抗违反,抵抗disobey
支支吾吾说话时吞吞吐吐,含混躲闪hesitate in speaking; make an ambiguous statement
装聋作哑假装聋哑,指故意不理睬,只当不知道pretend ignorance; play deaf and dumb
东扑西撞形容无固定目标,到处乱闯bump and rush without any target
谦让谦虚地礼让或退让decline out of modesty
心灵手巧形容能工巧匠在艺术构思和技艺手法方面的独特能力smart and handy
无地自容没有地方能让自己容身,形容非常羞愧be ashamed of oneself; have no place to run to

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