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外国媒体报道中的中国元素(一)

外国媒体报道中的中国元素(一)

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剩女:leftover woman

Zhang had been living with her parents in Hunan to save money after obtaining her college degree, and for a time, fell sway to her parents' worries that she would become a "leftover woman" (or "shengnv" in Chinese,) officially defined as an urban, educated woman over age 27 who is single.

裸婚:Naked marriages/naked weddings

(1)Frustrated with family pressure, some rebellious Chinese couples have chosen to enter so-called "naked marriages" with no houses, no cars, no weddings -- and sometimes no rings. 第一次出现,直译+夹释

终生大事:(marriage as)a once-in-lifetime-event

疯传:go viral

客户经理:client relations manager

单生生活(方式):single lifestyle

偷情、出轨、外遇:have affairs

配偶暴力:intimate partner violence

家庭暴力:domestic violence

狗肉节:dog meat festival

狗肉店:dog meat restaurant

商贩,摊贩,小贩,摊主:stallholder

狗肉商贩:a dog meat vendor

女汉子:manly women

At the same time, women face extreme pressure to marry early, or else risk becoming a "leftover woman." Women who remain single, or fall outside beauty standards, are mocked as "manly women" -- sometimes on national television.

妇女能顶半边天:In China, women hold up half the sky

灭绝师太:not a true woman:

China's alpha females reputedly struggle in love. If they're single and over 27, they're derided as sheng nu -- leftover. If they have a PhD, they're not even regarded as a true woman.
 
软着陆:soft landing

Better, if possible, to have a gentle slowdown - called a "soft landing" - than a disruptive one.

独生子女政策: the "one child" policy

户主:heads of house

农村人,乡下人:country people

We country people always like big houses and all we want in our whole lives is to build a house like this.

梯田:Terraced fields

养肥猪:fatten (fed) pigs

Fattening pigs was a frustratingly narrow outlet for Xiao Zhang's ambition and by the second time I visited, in 2006, she was kicking against her fate.

煮饭喂猪:fed pigs and fed the family

种谷子:plant rice

养猪:raise pigs

养蚕:grow silkworm

扁担:a carrying pole

面朝黄土背朝天:face to the earth, back to the sky

Face down to her crops, Xiang Caiping doesn't have time to look up. The locals call this way of life “face to the earth, back to the sky”.

挣钱养家:earn money and feed everyone at home

气势恢宏的三峡大坝:mighty Three Gorges dam

筑路工(筑路大军):road gangs

隧道建设者:tunnel builders

短发型/短头发:(style of) bobbed hair

红领巾:young pioneer scarf-colored red

革命先烈:the revolutionary martyrs

There is no washbasin, so Yangyang spits out her toothpaste in the toilet, combs her bobbed hair and carefully knots her young pioneer scarf - coloured red, to remind China's children of the blood of the revolutionary martyrs.

零花钱:pocket money

拐卖儿童:trafficking kidnapped boys

(儿童)人贩子:child traffickers

留守儿童: left-behind children

农民工,外来民工:migrant worker

拉媒保纤:match make

上嫁下娶: Chinese women "marry up" and Chinese men "marry down."

光杆:guanggun(bare branch )

高考:China’s university entrance exams

牛肉面:beef noodles

清汤牛肉面:beef and noodles in broth

清汤:clear broth soup

牛肉汤:beef broth

牛蹄筋汤:tendon soup

里脊牛排:rib-eye steak

台北牛肉面节:Taipei Beef Noodle Festival

小白菜,青江菜:baby bok choy

有嚼劲:chewy

红油麻辣味:red and spicy

番茄汤:tomato broths

红烧牛肉汤:red braised broths

牛肉骨头面汤:beef bone noodle soup

番茄牛肉面汤:Tomato and beef noodle soup

牛肉炖番茄:stewed tomato and cubed tender brisket

双味牛肉汤:double flavored beef soup

四川牛肉面:Sze-chuan beef bone noodle soup with beef and clams

刀削面:Sliced Noodle
 
共产党政治局常务委员会:Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee
 
回锅肉:Hui Guo Rou (twice-cooked pork) , pork belly cooked with ginger, scallions and spices.

麻婆豆腐:Mapo Doufu (pock-marked grandmother’s tofu) , a Sichuan classic much loved around the world -- cubes of tofu cooked in chili. A Chengdu original.

宫保鸡丁:Gong Bao Ji Ding (kung pao chicken) , Chicken, peanuts, vegetables and spice. A classic.

鱼香肉丝: Yu Xiang Rou Si (fish-smelling meat strips, that don’t smell of fish at all) ,meat strips served with vegetables in a fragrant soy-based sauce.

香辣排骨:Xiang La Pai Gu (fragrant spicy ribs)

成都熊猫研究基地:Chengdu Panda Research Base

金沙遗址博物馆:Jinsha Site Museum

锦里古街:Jinli Ancient Street
 
腐败犯罪:腐败犯罪是人类社会的毒瘤,侵蚀着全社会的公平正义与发展成果,必须予以铲除。"Corruption is the disease of human society which harms the justice and development of the entire society. It has to be eliminated."
 
麻辣臭豆腐:mala chou doufu (spicy and numb stinky tofu)

臭豆腐:Stinky tofu

龙井虾仁:the Longjing xiaren (dragon well shrimp, )

西湖醋鱼:Xihu cuyu

知味观:Zhiweiguan restaurant .