Grammar 4. Learning Wushu

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武术
wǔ shù
wushu, martial arts such as shadow-boxing, swordplay
小区
xiǎo qū
housing estate / residential complex
按时
àn shí
on time / before deadline / on schedule
运动服
yùndòngfú
sportswear
入乡随俗
rù xiāng suí sú
When in Rome, do as the Romans do
ma
(no tone)
a modal particle used to indicate that the reason is obvious
跳舞
tiàowǔ
to dance
带领
dàilǐng
guide / lead
lái
about, around an approximate number
(in units of ten eg: ‘about ten’ or ‘about twenty’ etc)
跟着
gēnzhe
to follow
缓慢
huǎnmàn
slow
动作
dòngzuò
movement / motion / action
汗流浃背
hàn liú jiā bèi
be soaked with sweat
好奇
hàoqí
curious
后面
hòumiàn
rear / back / behind
模仿
mófǎng
to imitate / to copy
主动
zhǔdòng
to take the initiative
回答
huídá
to answer
老外
lǎowài
foreigner (non-perjorative term usually for Westerners)
连…带…
lián…dài…
in succession, including
比画
bǐhua
to gesture / gesticulate
对方
duìfāng
counterpart / other person involved / opposite side / other side / receiving party
老人
lǎorén
the elderly; the aged; old man or woman
高手
gāoshǒu
expert, a master, a dab hand
强身健体
qiáng shēn jiàn tǐ
to keep fit
修养
xiūyǎng
accomplishment / training / self-cultivation
徒弟
túdì
apprentice / pupil / disciple
爽快
shuǎngkuai
frank, outright
答应
dāying
respond, reply, promise
先后
xiānhòu
successively, one after another
拳式
quánshì
an established series of movements in taijiquan

a fan of or to be crazy (about something), enthusiast,
to be lost, confused, bewildered
缺少
quēshǎo
a lack or shortage of
太极拳
tàijíquán
‘supreme ultimate fist’, shadowboxing, a traditional form of physical exercise or relaxation, a martial art
师傅
shīfu
master / qualified worker
厉害
lìhài
severe / strict / ferocious / talented
佩服
pèifú
to admire, to esteem
拿手
náshǒu
expert in / good at
学会
xuéhuì
to learn / to master / institute / learned society / (scholarly) association
推手
tuī shǒu
‘pushing hands’, two-person training routines practiced in Chinese martial arts

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