不亦乐乎The Analects·Learning:"Isn't it a pleasure?"
两下子a few times; a few tricks of the trade
乖乖well-behaved; pet name for a child
反正come over from the enemy's side; indicating certainty or resolution
发狠make a determined effort; be enraged
咽swallow; hold back words or anger and not let it out.
平房single-storey house; house with a plastered flat roof
开窍inducing resuscitation; begin to understand
拆迁have one's house pulled down and move out
改造remould; radically transform the old in order to meet the needs of a new situation
朝阳the morning/rising sun; nascent
淘汰eliminate somebody from a competition; die out
砖handy-sized unit of building material, made from moist clay baked in a kiln, gen. in the shape of a rectangular or square block; brick-shaped things
风貌characteristic style and features; appearance and demeanour
文物局Bureau for the Preservation of Cultural and Historical Relics