何为贤妻 To Be A Virtuous Wife Chapter Two Supplement

Food food food.

炉: brazier, used for burning fragrance. Most braziers are made out of metal. The one from the novel has a golden beast and cranes.

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八宝乌鸡汤: Eight Treasures chicken soup, made with eight types of Chinese medicinal herbs.

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荠菜山鸡片: pheasant (or wild chicken) with shepherd’s purse

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青笋宝猪肚条:  celtuce and pig stomach

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万福(wangfu): formal greeting performed by females. It is a bow with the head lowered, arms at the sides and knees bent.

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11 thoughts on “何为贤妻 To Be A Virtuous Wife Chapter Two Supplement

  1. I’m loving this story so far! And the translation pace 😍. Are you thinking of keeping it this fast?

    Side note: Your “lettuce” is a little off.

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  2. Do you have any pictures on the male formal greetings? Throughout the story the male greets with raising their hand in a fist. I can’t picture the gesture.. so if you have an example.. thanks!

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    • Type bowing with folded hands into google. I use the fist, or cupped fist because I find it is a more accurate descriptor of the action but folded hands is more common.

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      • Just making sure its the one where one hand is in a fist and the other is on top of it? Another question, sorry! In the story it says da long dynasty, is it an actual dynasty or fictional? I couldn’t find anything about it online..

        Thank you so much!

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  3. Oh my god! I just deliscovered your website and I must say, your translations are very detailed and the footnotes are exquisite. And you even have supplements??! You are spoiling this reader and giving us much-needed context. Thank you for all your hardwork. I can roughly read Chinese but it is a little slow for me (I think in English). Reading your blog has been very helpful and I learnt a lot from your translations and footnotes. I also learnt many things about the culture and the practices of that time. Thank you! 😀

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