The Young Monk

The Young Monk (小和尚)

This book is based on chapters 8 and 9 of Journey To The West (西游记, xī yóu jì), an epic novel written in the 16th Century by Wu Chen’en.  Journey To The West is loosely based on an actual journey by the Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who traveled from the Chinese city of Chang’an westward to India in 629 A.D. and returned 17 years later with priceless knowledge and texts of Buddhism.  Over the course of the book the band of travelers face the 81 tribulations that Xuanzang had to endure to attain Buddhahood.

Each book in our Journey to the West series covers a short section of the original 2,000-page novel.  The first three books in the series – The Rise of the Monkey King, Trouble in Heaven and The Immortal Peaches – all focus on Sun Wukong, the Monkey King.  We tell the story of his birth, his early years, and his adventures in Heaven and Earth that lead, ultimately, to his capture and his centuries-long imprisonment under Five Finger Mountain.

In this, the fourth book in the series, we leave the imprisoned Sun Wukong behind, and tell the story of Xuanzang, the monk chosen by the Buddha to undertake the dangerous journey westward to India and bring sacred wisdom back to China.  Unlike the previous books which told of Sun Wukong’s great adventures (and misadventures) across heaven and earth, this story deals with smaller, human-scale events and the traditional themes of love, loyalty, treachery and revenge.  Our story begins with the Buddha’s decision to bring his wisdom to China.  Then we meet the young couple – Guangrui and Wenjiao – who become Xuanzang’s parents, we witness their terrible ordeals around the time of Xuanzang’s birth, and we finally we jump ahead to when he turns eighteen, learns of his true parentage, and avenges his parents.

We’ve tried to keep things simple, by using only one-word names for the characters and trimming out several minor players, but our story still turns out to be quite complex.  Human characters include several members of Xuanzang’s extended family, a pair of extremely vile bandits, and an abbot at a monastery.  There are also two magical beings, the Buddha and the Dragon King, who both are intimately involved with the affairs of humans.  The Buddha lives in heaven but orchestrates events on earth to achieve his long term goal of bringing enlightenment to the East.

The great Dragon King lives in an underwater palace and helps Xuanzang’s father Guangrui.  We already briefly met the Dragon King in book 2, Trouble in Heaven, when the young and brash Sun Wukong traveled to the bottom of the sea, took the Dragon King’s Golden Hoop Rod as his personal weapon, and gravely insulted the King and his brothers.  And we will meet the Dragon King again in the upcoming Book 5, when he will become even more involved with human affairs, to his great regret!

All of the stores in this series are all written in simple language suitable for beginning Chinese learners at the 600-word HSK 3 level.  Whenever we introduce a word or phrase that isn’t part of HSK 3 and was not already defined in a previous book, it’s defined in a footnote on the page where it first appears.  All words are listed in the glossary at the end, where we also note whether a word is part of HSK 3 or, if not, in which book it first appears.

In the main body of the book, each page of Chinese characters is matched with a facing page of pinyin.  This is unusual for Chinese novels but we feel it’s important.  By including the pinyin, as well as a full English version and glossary at the end, we hope that every reader, no matter what level of mastery they have of the Chinese language, will be able to understand and enjoy the story we tell here.

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The Young Monk

My dear child, tonight I will tell you a story about the birth and early life of a monk named Xuanzang, who traveled to the West to bring the teachings of the Buddha to China.

Tonight’s story starts with the Buddha, who lived in the Spirit Mountain in Heaven.  One day he called all the holy men and women who lived in Spirit Mountain, and he said to them, “I have prepared a great bowl with a hundred kinds of beautiful flowers and a thousand kinds of tasty fruits.  Please, sit and eat with me, and I will tell you about my plans.”

So all the holy men and women sat around the Buddha and ate the delicious fruits in the bowl.  They thanked the Buddha and gave him poems.  When they were finished, they were silent and waited for the great Buddha to speak.  When he began to speak, the people saw dragons flying in the sky overhead, and beautiful flowers fell like rain.

The Buddha said, “There are four continents, and I have seen the people who live there.  The people in the East love Heaven and Earth, but they live a very simple life.  The people in the North don’t cause any trouble but they kill to live.  The people in the West are easygoing and live a long time, but there are no wise people there.  And the people in the South are the worst; they often do bad things, they fight with each other and kill their neighbors.  I am not satisfied with this, so I have decided to do something to help these people.”

“What will you do?” asked the holy men and women.

The Buddha replied, “I have made three rooms of holy books that will show the people how to do good, and why.  The first speaks of Heaven.  The second speaks of Earth.  And the third helps people to leave the Underworld and reach Heaven.  All together there are 15,144 books in these three rooms.”

The Buddha continued, “I want to give these books to the people in the four continents.  But I cannot do it myself, because those people are too stupid and they will not listen to me.  We need an Easterner to do this.  This man must journey to the West, get these holy books, and bring them back to the people.  It will be a very difficult thing to do.  He must climb a thousand mountains, cross ten thousand waters, and fight many monsters before arriving here.”

The Buddha already knew who he wanted for this job.  He wanted a young monk named Xuanzang, but he did not tell this to the others.

Why did the Buddha want Xuanzang?  A long time ago, in an earlier lifetime, Xuanzang was a man named Gold Cicada, a student of the Buddha.  Gold Cicada wasn’t a good student.  He did not study, he did not listen to the Buddha, and did not listen carefully to what the Buddha told him.  So the Buddha sent him down to the human world, and made him spend ten painful lifetimes as a human.

The story I tell you tonight is about his tenth lifetime, which was the most difficult.  In this life he was called Flowing River as a child, and later became known as Xuanzang.

 

Chinese Pinyin English New?
A O, ah, what 1
ài love 1
爱上 ài shàng to fall in love 3
安静 ānjìng be quiet
to hold
eight
ba (indicates a suggestion)
爸爸 bàba father
bǎi hundred
白天 báitiān day, daytime 1
办法 bànfǎ method
帮, 帮助 bang, bāngzhù to help
bāo wrap
抱住 bào zhù to carry 1
报仇 bàochóu revenge 4
保护 bǎohù to protect 4
bèi (passive particle)
běi north
被迫 bèi pò to be forced 4
bèn stupid 1
běn (measure word) 2
compared to
闭上 bì shàng to shut, to close up 1
biàn to change
必须 bìxū have to 1
no
不久 bùjiǔ not long ago
不用 bùyòng no need to
cài dish
才能 cáinéng ability 3
参加 cānjiā to participate
cǎo grass
chén to sink 4
城, 城市 chéng, chéngshì city
成绩 chéngjì achievement
成为 chéngwéi to become 1
丞相 chéngxiàng prime minister 4
吃, 吃饭 chī, chīfàn to eat
chóu hatred 4
chū out
chuán boat
穿 chuān to wear
chuáng bed 1
船工 chuángōng boatman 4
出城 chūchéng out of town
chuī to blow 1
出来 chūlái to come out 1
除了 chúle except
chūn spring
出去 chūqù to go out 3
出生 chūshēng born 1
times
cóng from
聪明 cōngmíng clever
聪明多了 cōngmíng duōle smart enough
big
hit 1
打坏 dǎ huài to hit badly, to bash 3
大臣 dàchén minister 2
大海 dàhǎi ocean 1
dài to  carry
带上 dài shàng bring with
带着 dàizhe bringing
大家 dàjiā everyone
打开 dǎkāi open up 1
但, 但是 dàn, dànshì but
dāng when 1
当然 dāngrán of course
担心 dānxīn worry
dào to,  until
dào to fall down 4
大人 dàrén adult 2
大声 dàshēng loud 2
打算 dǎsuàn intend
大王 dàwáng king 2
de of
(particle after verb)
等, 等着 děng, děng zhe to wait
di ground
(prefix before a number)
第二 dì èr second
第一 dì yī first
diǎn point, hour
店主 diànzhǔ innkeeper, shopkeeper 4
diào to fall, to drop 3
地方 dìfāng place
dǐng top 1
地狱 dìyù hell, underworld 1
dōng east
东西 dōngxī things
dōu all
to read
duì right, correct
duō many
读书人 dúshūrén scholar
肚子 dùzi belly 3
èr two
而且 érqiě and
儿子 érzi son
fàng to put
放回 fàng huí to put back
房间 fángjiān room
方丈 fāngzhàng abbot 4
发现 fāxiàn to find 2
fēi to fly 2
非常 fēicháng very much
fèn (measure word)
fēng (measure word) 3
佛法 fófǎ Buddha’s teachings 4
佛祖 Fózǔ Buddha 4
感谢 gǎnxiè thank 4
gāo tall, high
告诉 gàosù to tell
高兴 gāoxìng happy
(measure word)
gěi to give
gēn with
宫殿 gōngdiàn palace 1
工作 gōngzuò work, job
光蕊 Guāngruǐ Guangrui (a name) 4
guò past, to pass 1
国家 guó jiā country
过来 guòlái to come 2
过去 guòqù to pass by 2
故事 gùshì story 1
hái still
hǎi sea 1
还有 hái yǒu also have 3
孩子 háizi child
喊, 喊着 hǎn, hǎnzhe to shout 1
hǎo good
好吃 hào chī delicious
好几天 hǎo jǐ tiān a few days
and
river
hěn very
和平 hépíng peace 3
和尚 héshàng monk 3
Hóng hé Hong River 4
Hóngzhōu Hongzhou 4
后来 hòulái later 2
huà word
huā flower
huài bad
怀孕 huáiyùn pregnant 1
皇帝 huángdì emperor 3
huí back
huì can
回到 huí dào to come back 2
回家 huí jiā to return home 3
回答 huídá to reply 1
回来 huílái to come back
回去 huíqù to go back
huó to live 3
huò or 1
huǒ fire 3
活着 huó zhe alive 3
a few
记住 jì zhù to remember 4
jiā home, family
jiàn (measure word) 3
jiàn to see, to meet
简单 jiǎndān simple 1
jiǎng to speak
江流 Jiāngliú Flowing River (a name) 4
Jiāngzhōu Jiangzhou 4
见面 jiànmiàn to meet
jiào to call, to yell
脚, 脚指 jiǎo, jiǎo zhǐ foot
叫做 jiàozuò called
级别 jíbié level or rank 2
记得 jìde remember
jié festival
jiē to meet
街道 jiēdào street
结婚 jiéhūn to marry
结束 jiéshù finish
季节 jìjié season
jìn to enter
金蝉 Jīnchán Golden Cicada (a name) 4
金山 Jīnshān Golden Mountain 4
今晚 jīn wǎn tonight
经常 jīngcháng often
经过 jīngguò after
进来 jìnlái to come in 2
今天 jīntiān today
jiù just, right now
jiǔ long
酒店 jiǔdiàn hotel 4
就是 jiùshì just is 2
继续 jìxù to continue 4
觉得 juédé to feel
决定 juédìng to decide
军队 jūnduì army 3
举行 jǔxíng to hold
kāi to open
开始 kāishǐ to start
开心 kāixīn happy 1
看, 看着 kàn, kànzhe to look
看不见 kàn bùjiàn look but can’t see
看见 kànjiàn to see
看了看 kànlekàn to take a look
考试 kǎoshì examination
客人 kè rén guest
可怕 kěpà terrible 1
可以 kěyǐ can
kǒu (measure word) 4
kǒu mouth
哭, 哭着 kū, kūzhe to cry
哭声 kū shēng a crying sound
kuài (measure word)
kuài fast
快乐 kuàilè happy
kǔn to tie up 3
lái come
来到 lái dào came
来自 láizì from 1
le (indicates completion)
inside
李彪 Lǐ Biāo Li Biao (a name) 4
lián to connect 3
liǎn face
liǎng two
离开 líkāi to go away 2
lìng another 2
灵魂 línghún soul 4
邻居 línjū neighbor
liú to stay 2
liù six
刘洪 Liú Hóng Liu Hong (a name) 4
lóng dragon 2
龙王 Lóng Wáng Dragon King 2
lóu floor
road
ma (indicates question)
horse
麻烦 máfan trouble 1
mài sell
mǎi buy
妈妈 māmā mother
máng busy
满意 mǎnyì satisfy
毛笔 máobǐ brush 2
马上 mǎshàng immediately
měi every
每一家 měi yījiā every family
美丽 měilì beautiful 1
没有 méiyǒu don’t have
没有用 méiyǒu yòng useless
men (indicates plural)
mén door
mèng dream 2
面前 miàn qián in front
面对面 miànduìmiàn face to face 3
miào temple 4
米饭 mǐfàn cooked rice
秘密 mìmì secret 1
明白 míngbái to understand
明天 míngtiān tomorrow
名字 míngzì first name
ink 2
木板 mùbǎn plank, board 4
to take
that
拿出 ná chū come out
拿出来 ná chūlái take out 3
那次 nà cì that time
拿到 ná dào taken
拿来 ná lái to bring
奶奶 nǎinai grandmother
那里 nàlǐ there
哪里 nǎlǐ where?
nán difficult
nán south
男孩 nánhái boy
南极星君 Nánjí Xīngjūn Star Spirit of the  South (a name) 4
男人 nánrén man
那些 nàxiē those ones 1
那样 nàyàng that way 1
拿着 názhe holding it 2
ne (indicates question)
néng can
you
你的 nǐ de your
nián year
年轻 niánqīng young
niǎo bird
nín you (respectful)
女儿 nǚ’ér daughter
to climb 1
旁边 pángbiān next to
pǎo to run
棚屋 péng wū hut, shack 4
朋友 péng yǒu friend
piào to drift 4
漂亮 piàoliang beautiful
仆人 púrén servant 4
to ride
qián in front
qián money
qiān thousand
千山万水 qiān shān wàn shuǐ thousands of miles 4
前一天 qián yītiān the day before
强盗 qiángdào bandit 4
前面 qiánmiàn in front
起床 qǐchuáng to get up
起来 qǐlái to stand up 2
亲爱的 qīn’ài de dear 1
qǐng please
轻风 qīng fēng soft breeze 4
轻声 qīng shēng speak softly 2
其实 qíshí in fact
其他 qítā other 1
qiú ball
qiū autumn
妻子 qīzi wife
to go
qún group 3
ràng let, make
然后 ránhòu then
rén person
rēng to throw 3
人间 rénjiān human world 2
人们 rénmen people
认识 rènshì understanding
认为 rènwéi to think
认真 rènzhēn serious
容易 róngyì easy
荣誉 róngyù honor 4
into 4
如果 rúguǒ in case
sān three
shā to kill 2
shān mountain 1
shàng on, up
上天 shàngtiān heaven 1
shéi who?
shén spirit, god 3
shēn deep 4
shèng sage 2
生病 shēngbìng sick 2
生活 shēnghuó life 2
生命 shēngmìng life 2
生气 shēngqì angry
生日 shēngrì birthday
生物 shēngwù animal 4
声音 shēngyīn sound
什么 shénme what?
神奇 shénqí magic 1
身上 shēnshang on one’s body 1
身体 shēntǐ body
shí ten
shí time
shì thing
是, 是的 shì, shì de yes
诗歌 shīgē poetry 1
时候 shíhòu time
时间 shíjiān time
事情 shìqíng thing
尸体 shītǐ corpse 4
shǒu hand 1
手指 shǒuzhǐ finger 3
shū book
shuāng (measure word)
舒服 shūfú comfortable
shuǐ water
水果 shuǐguǒ fruit
睡觉 shuìjiào go to bed
睡着 shuìzhe sleep
树林 shùlín forest 1
shuō to say
说不出话 shuō bu chū huà speechless
说话 shuōhuà to speak
four
temple 4
dead 1
死去的 sǐqù de dead
sòng to give
suì years of age
所以 suǒyǐ and so
所有 suǒyǒu all 1
he
her
it
tài too much
太宗 Tàizōng Taizong (a name) 4
抬头 táitóu to look up 4
特别 tèbié special
to shave 4
tiǎn to lick 4
tiān day 2
天地 tiāndì world 2
天宫 tiāngōng palace of heaven 2
天上 tiānshàng heaven 2
天下 tiānxià world 3
tiáo (measure word) 1
跳入 tiào rù to jump in
听, 听着 tīng, tīngzhe to listen
听到 tīng dào to hear
听说 tīng shuō it is said that 2
tòng pain 2
痛苦 tòngkǔ suffering 2
同意 tóngyì to agree
tóu head 1
团圆节 Tuányuán Jié Festival of Reunion 4
突然 túrán suddenly
外面 wàimiàn outside 1
wàn ten thousand
wǎn bowl 1
wǎn late
万花 Wàn Huā Ten Thousand Flowers
晚安 wǎn’ān good night 1
晚春 wǎnchūn late spring
晚饭 wǎnfàn dinner
wàng to forget 1
晚上 wǎnshàng at night
wèi (measure word)
wèi for
为什么 wèishéme why
危险 wéixiǎn danger 1
wèn to  ask
温娇 Wēnjiāo Wenjiao (a name) 4
问题 wèntí question, problem
I, me
five
to suck, to absorb 4
西 west
xià down, under
下面 xiàmiàn underneath
xiān first
xiàng resemble 3
xiàng to 1
想, 想着 xiǎng, xiǎngzhe to miss, to think
想要 xiǎng yào to want
现在 xiànzài just now
xiào to laugh
xiǎo small
小的时候 xiǎo de shíhòu when was young
小孩 xiǎohái child
小时 xiǎoshí hour
小心 xiǎoxīn to be careful
下午 xiàwǔ afternoon
xié shoe
xiè to thank
xiě to write
鞋子 xiézi shoe
xìn letter
xīn heart 4
xīn new
xǐng to wake 1
醒来 xǐng lái to wake up 1
幸福 xìngfú happy 1
xiù embroidered 4
休息 xiūxí to rest
希望 xīwàng to hope
学, 学习 xué, xuéxí to learn
xuè blood 4
学生 xuéshēng student
需要 xūyào to need
宴会 yànhuì banquet 1
眼睛 yǎnjīng eye 1
yào to want
yǎo to bite 3
要饭 yàofàn to beg 4
妖怪 yāoguài monster 2
要求 yāoqiú to request 3
also
也是 yěshì also too
one
一百 yī bǎi one hundred
一般 yībān commonly
一边 yībiān side 1
衣服 yīfú clothing
一共 yīgòng altogether
以后 yǐhòu after
已经 yǐjīng already
Yīn Yin (a name) 4
应该 yīnggāi should
因为 yīnwèi because
一起 yīqǐ together
以前 yǐqián before 1
意思 yìsi meaning
一下 yīxià a bit 1
一些 yīxiē some 1
一样 yīyàng same
一直 yīzhí always 2
yòng to use
yóu to swim, to tour
yòu also
yǒu to have
有一天 yǒu yītiān one day
游走 yóu zǒu to walk around
有名的 yǒumíng de famous
有人 yǒurén someone 2
有事 yǒushì has something
鱼, 鱼儿 yú, yú er fish
rain
yuǎn far
月亮 yuèliàng moon
zài again
zài in
再次 zàicì once again
zǎo early
早上 zǎo shang morning
怎么 zěnme how
怎样 zěnyàng how
zhǎ to blink 4
zhàn to stand
zhǎng long
长大 zhǎng dà to grow up
丈夫 zhàng fū husband
张开 zhāng kāi open
zhǎo to search for
找不到 zhǎo bù dào search but can’t find
找到 zhǎodào to find
照顾 zhàogù to take care of 3
zhe with
zhè this
这次 zhè cì this time
这是 zhè shì this is
这样 zhè yàng such
这个 zhège this one
这里 zhèlǐ here
这么 zhème so
真的 zhēn de really!
正好 zhènghǎo just right 3
正在 zhèngzài (-ing)
珍珠 zhēnzhū pearl 4
这些 zhèxiē these 1
zhǐ only
只能 zhǐ néng can only
知道 zhīdào know
只是 zhǐshì just 1
只有 zhǐyǒu only 1
zhǒng species, (measure word)
zhōng in
中国 Zhōngguó China
中间 zhōngjiān in the middle 2
zhōu state or district 1
州长 zhōuzhǎng governor 4
zhù to live
zhuā to grab, to arrest 2
抓住 zhuā zhù to seize 2
状元 zhuàngyuán champion, 1st place winner 4
准备 zhǔnbèi prepare
注意 zhùyì pay attention
自己 zìjǐ oneself
自己的 zìjǐ de my own
zǒu to go
zuì most
zuǐ mouth 1
最后 zuìhòu at last 1
zuò to do
zuò to sit
zuǒ left
昨天 zuótiān yesterday 1

 

Chinese Pinyin English New?
A O, ah, what 1
ài love 1
爱上 ài shàng to fall in love 3
白天 báitiān day, daytime 1
抱住 bào zhù to carry 1
报仇 bàochóu revenge 4
保护 bǎohù to protect 4
被迫 bèi pò to be forced 4
bèn stupid 1
běn (measure word) 2
闭上 bì shàng to shut, to close up 1
必须 bìxū have to 1
才能 cáinéng ability 3
chén to sink 4
成为 chéngwéi to become 1
丞相 chéngxiàng prime minister 4
chóu hatred 4
chuáng bed 1
船工 chuángōng boatman 4
chuī to blow 1
出来 chūlái to come out 1
出去 chūqù to go out 3
出生 chūshēng born 1
hit 1
打坏 dǎ huài to hit badly, to bash 3
大臣 dàchén minister 2
大海 dàhǎi ocean 1
打开 dǎkāi open up 1
dāng when 1
dào to fall down 4
大人 dàrén adult 2
大声 dàshēng loud 2
大王 dàwáng king 2
店主 diànzhǔ innkeeper, shopkeeper 4
diào to fall, to drop 3
dǐng top 1
地狱 dìyù hell, underworld 1
肚子 dùzi belly 3
方丈 fāngzhàng abbot 4
发现 fāxiàn to find 2
fēi to fly 2
fēng (measure word) 3
佛法 fófǎ Buddha’s teachings 4
佛祖 Fózǔ Buddha 4
感谢 gǎnxiè thank 4
宫殿 gōngdiàn palace 1
光蕊 Guāngruǐ Guangrui (a name) 4
guò past, to pass 1
过来 guòlái to come 2
过去 guòqù to pass by 2
故事 gùshì story 1
hǎi sea 1
还有 hái yǒu also have 3
喊, 喊着 hǎn, hǎnzhe to shout 1
和平 hépíng peace 3
和尚 héshàng monk 3
Hóng hé Hong River 4
Hóngzhōu Hongzhou 4
后来 hòulái later 2
怀孕 huáiyùn pregnant 1
皇帝 huángdì emperor 3
回到 huí dào to come back 2
回家 huí jiā to return home 3
回答 huídá to reply 1
huó to live 3
huò or 1
huǒ fire 3
活着 huó zhe alive 3
记住 jì zhù to remember 4
jiàn (measure word) 3
简单 jiǎndān simple 1
江流 Jiāngliú Flowing River (a name) 4
Jiāngzhōu Jiangzhou 4
级别 jíbié level or rank 2
金蝉 Jīnchán Golden Cicada (a name) 4
进来 jìnlái to come in 2
金山 Jīnshān Golden Mountain 4
酒店 jiǔdiàn hotel 4
就是 jiùshì just is 2
继续 jìxù to continue 4
军队 jūnduì army 3
开心 kāixīn happy 1
可怕 kěpà terrible 1
kǒu (measure word) 4
kǔn to tie up 3
来自 láizì from 1
李彪 Lǐ Biāo Li Biao (a name) 4
lián to connect 3
lìng another 2
灵魂 línghún soul 4
liú to stay 2
刘洪 Liú Hóng Liu Hong (a name) 4
lóng dragon 2
龙王 Lóng Wáng Dragon King 2
麻烦 máfan trouble 1
毛笔 máobǐ brush 2
美丽 měilì beautiful 1
mèng dream 2
面对面 miànduìmiàn face to face 3
miào temple 4
秘密 mìmì secret 1
ink 2
木板 mùbǎn plank, board 4
拿出来 ná chūlái take out 3
南极星君 Nánjí Xīngjūn Star Spirit of the  South (a name) 4
那些 nàxiē those ones 1
那样 nàyàng that way 1
拿着 názhe holding it 2
to climb 1
棚屋 péng wū hut, shack 4
piào to drift 4
仆人 púrén servant 4
千山万水 qiān shān wàn shuǐ thousands of miles 4
强盗 qiángdào bandit 4
起来 qǐlái to stand up 2
亲爱的 qīn’ài de dear 1
轻风 qīng fēng soft breeze 4
轻声 qīng shēng speak softly 2
其他 qítā other 1
qún group 3
rēng to throw 3
人间 rénjiān human world 2
荣誉 róngyù honor 4
into 4
shā to kill 2
shān mountain 1
上天 shàngtiān heaven 1
shén spirit, god 3
shēn deep 4
shèng sage 2
生病 shēngbìng sick 2
生活 shēnghuó life 2
生命 shēngmìng life 2
生物 shēngwù animal 4
神奇 shénqí magic 1
身上 shēnshang on one’s body 1
诗歌 shīgē poetry 1
尸体 shītǐ corpse 4
shǒu hand 1
手指 shǒuzhǐ finger 3
树林 shùlín forest 1
temple 4
dead 1
所有 suǒyǒu all 1
抬头 táitóu to look up 4
太宗 Tàizōng Taizong (a name) 4
to shave 4
tiǎn to lick 4
tiān day 2
天地 tiāndì world 2
天宫 tiāngōng palace of heaven 2
天上 tiānshàng heaven 2
天下 tiānxià world 3
tiáo (measure word) 1
听说 tīng shuō it is said that 2
tòng pain 2
痛苦 tòngkǔ suffering 2
tóu head 1
团圆节 Tuányuán Jié Festival of Reunion 4
外面 wàimiàn outside 1
wǎn bowl 1
晚安 wǎn’ān good night 1
wàng to forget 1
危险 wéixiǎn danger 1
温娇 Wēnjiāo Wenjiao (a name) 4
to suck, to absorb 4
xiàng to 1
xiàng resemble 3
xīn heart 4
xǐng to wake 1
醒来 xǐng lái to wake up 1
幸福 xìngfú happy 1
xiù embroidered 4
xuè blood 4
宴会 yànhuì banquet 1
眼睛 yǎnjīng eye 1
yǎo to bite 3
要饭 yàofàn to beg 4
妖怪 yāoguài monster 2
要求 yāoqiú to request 3
一边 yībiān side 1
Yīn Yin (a name) 4
以前 yǐqián before 1
一下 yīxià a bit 1
一些 yīxiē some 1
一直 yīzhí always 2
有人 yǒurén someone 2
zhǎ to blink 4
照顾 zhàogù to take care of 3
正好 zhènghǎo just right 3
珍珠 zhēnzhū pearl 4
这些 zhèxiē these 1
只是 zhǐshì just 1
只有 zhǐyǒu only 1
中间 zhōngjiān in the middle 2
zhōu state or district 1
州长 zhōuzhǎng governor 4
zhuā to grab, to arrest 2
抓住 zhuā zhù to seize 2
状元 zhuàngyuán champion, 1st place winner 4
zuǐ mouth 1
最后 zuìhòu at last 1
昨天 zuótiān yesterday 1
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