tong chih: comrade (17)
ni hao ma? how are you? (21)
Shie-shie: thank you (21)
Haolaiwu: Hollywood (26, 117)
ch’yun: breath resonance (29)
huanying: welcome (33)
hsi-yi: style of freehand brushwork (36)
jie jie: older sister (65, 161)
danwei: work unit (68)
hukou: residency permit (68)
yu: fish (74)
Kumei: name that means bitter sister (75)
Lao Da Ge: Old Big Brother (83)
hai pah: sense of style (109)
ai jen: beloved (121, 323)
lo fan: Literally translation- “white ghosts”; Figurative translation- “foreigners” (126)
guan-hsi: connections (128, 186, 291)
nui-she-ge-da: cow turds (156)
hsin yan: Literal translation- heart eye ; mean mind or intention ; Good interpretation-kindhearted, negative interpretation-tricky (172, 266)
mu:  Old Chinese unit of measurement (196, 197, 202, 216)
jin: unit of weight in China, also called a “Catty” (196, 197, 202, 255, 256, 261, 282)
erhu: Chinese violin (199, 310)
tuanyuan: reunion (203)
mao tai: a fiery liquor (204)
en ren: benefactor (221)
dichu: landowner (221)
yen-yen: grandmother (231, 259)
Ah Fu: Good Fortune (258)
Pan-di: Hope-for-a-Brother (258)
hong: red (266)
guang: bright (266)
liang: shining (266)
hong yen bing: red eye disease ; envy (266)
I Tzu, Erh Shih: Swap Child, Make Food (285)
Kung-ai: encompassing love (323)
ai kuo: love for the country and its people (323)