Xiao Qi, Wait: Glossary

I recommend you use Ctrl+F or the search function on whatever device you are on to find what you’re looking for. Terms are listed with Chinese first, the way I’m translating it as, followed by the meaning or what I think it is, and lastly, the chapter where I noted it down. This is partially for me to keep my terms consistent so there’ll be plenty of terms that don’t really need explaining included.
But, if I miss something you think I should add, leave a comment or email me. If you have suggestions or corrections from some of these tentative terms, than definitely email me at [email protected]!


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People:
钱小七 – “Qian Xiao Qi” Main female lead (9)
宋良卓 – “Song Liang Zhuo” Main male lead (9)
绿柳 – “Liu Lu” Xiao Qi’s servant (9)
紫绡 – “Zi Xiao” entered the palace, Liang Zhuo’s lost love? (9)
镇元子 – Master Zhen Yuan is, according to baidu, ‘the ancestor of the immortal’, he grows mandrake fruits (10)
与明轩兄 – “Brother Yu Ming Xuan” (12)
冯妈 – “Auntie Feng” (12)

Titles/Ways to address someone:
大人 – “da ren” Sir/Madam. A suffix used for an official or a person in authority. (9)
姐姐 – “jie jie” Older sister, can be used to address people not blood related (9)
大老爷 – “da laoye” is pretty much great masters of the house. (10)
儿 – “er” means boy but can when added on to a name is a way of endearment and is gender neutral (11)
内子 – “wife” an old way to refer to wife (12)
王爷 – “wang ye” = Prince/Master, wang by itself meaning something along the lines of king (16)

Places:
府 – “fu” refers to a residence and the clan that resides there (9)
摩崖寺 – “Mo Ya temple” (10)
书房 – “study” (12)
汝州 – “Ruzhou” Where SLZ is from. (14)
通许 – “Tongxu” where SLZ and QXQ are now (14)

Items:
醒木 – “wooden block” it’s actually a specialized tool in singing and speaking art performances (10)
长袍 – “chang pao” type of robe (10)

Sayings:
冰肌玉骨 – “frost fleshed jade bones” This is a chinese expression, used to praise woman’s skin as being bright and clean as jade, figure noble and refined. (10)

Other terms:
嗯 – ‘en’ is sound of affirmation, agreement, etc (9)
酉时 – “you shi” is an ancient measurement of time. It’s about 5-7pm (10)
评书 – “pingshu” is a folk art where a single performer narrates stories from history or fiction (11)
不带打人的 – “Don’t hit me” basically (12)


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