起劲 | qǐjìn | enthusiastic


Chinese: 起劲
Pinyin: qǐjìn
A Proxy Mate\’s Hound: CHEAp JEANs
English: enthusiastic

Memory Hook:

There isn’t much that makes me more enthusiastic than CHEAp JEANs.

Tone Hint:

When I am feeling low I go slap down a couple of bucks for some cheap jeans.


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Idhren

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遇到 | yùdào | to run into; encounter; to come across; meet


Chinese: 遇到
Pinyin: yùdào
A Proxy Mate\’s Hound:  you doubt
English: to run into; encounter; to come across; meet

Memory Hook:

You doubt, but I know I had a close encounter.

Tone Hint:

The spaceship shot two lasers down to the earth.


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Markusram

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投入 | tóurù | engrossed


Chinese: 投入
Pinyin: tóurù
A Proxy Mate\’s Hound: toe root
English: engrossed

Memory Hook:

When you are as engrossed in gardening as I am, your toe will eventually grow roots. (gross!)

Tone Hint:

The plant grows up and the root grows down.


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代表 | dàibiǎo | representative


Chinese: 代表
Pinyin: dàibiǎo
A Proxy Mate\’s Hound:  die be out
English: representative

Memory Hook:

I’d rather die than be out here. Will you act as my representative?

Tone Hint:

Drop dead and stay low.


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IanMurphy

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消极 | xiāojí | negative; demoralized


Chinese: 消极
Pinyin: xiāojí
A Proxy Mate\’s Hound: she oujeeped me
English: negative; demoralized

Memory Hook:

What’s the matter? You look demoralized. Did you win the race?

Negative. She out jeeped me.

Tone Hint:

I thought I was riding high until she came up from behind and passed me.


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HowdeeDoodat

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权柄 | quánbǐng | power; authority


Chinese: 权柄
Pinyin: quánbǐng
A Proxy Mate\’s Hound: chewin’ bing
English: power; authority

Memory Hook:

Google has so much more power and authority than Bing, that it is as if Google is chewin’ on Bing.

Tone Hint:

Google keeps rising and Bing keeps staying low.


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michperu

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维护 | wéihù | safeguard


Chinese: 维护
Pinyin: wéihù
A Proxy Mate\’s Hound: way hoop
English: safeguard

Memory Hook:

You won’t make your way to the hoop because I am safeguarding it like it means my life.

 

Tone Hint:

Jump up to block the shot and slam the ball down to the ground.


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埋怨 | mányuàn | blame; complain


Chinese: 埋怨
Pinyin: mányuàn
A Proxy Mate\’s Hound: man you in or out?
English:  blame; complain

Memory Hook:

Man quit complaining man. Man you in or out?

 

Tone Hint:

Man? Stop!

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