The Chinese legend of the butterfly lovers - Lijun Zhang

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Disguises are clothes or other objects that are designed to make someone look different from their true identity. Sometimes people use the word to refer to fake identities that they use to fool people.

  • He was wearing a disguise to make it look like he was one of the protesters.
  • She was wearing a disguise to make it look like she was one of the police officers.

To be rapt is to be deeply absorbed in something. When you are rapt in a movie, you are so involved in the story that you don't notice anything else around you.

  • She was rapt in the movie, paying no attention to her surroundings.
  • He was rapt in the conversation, not paying any attention to the other people in the room.

Buttoned means that the buttons on your shirt are all closed. This is usually a sign that you are dressed formally.

  • He was dressed in a formal suit, and his buttons were all buttoned up.

To mutter is to speak low and slow, to speak in a low voice that is barely audible. When you mutter to yourself, you are usually thinking about something that is upsetting you.

  • He mutters to himself as he walks down the street.
  • She mutters to herself as she tries to puzzle out the math problem.

To tearfully is to cry a lot. When she was tearfully hugging her mom, she was very emotional.

  • She was tearfully thanking her friends for coming to her birthday party.
  • She was tearfully telling her husband that she was leaving him.

When someone is heartbroken, they are very sad and upset. They might feel like they can't breathe, or they might cry all the time.

  • When she heard the news, she was heartbroken and cried for hours.
  • After he lost the game, he was heartbroken and couldn't eat or sleep.

To kneel is to bend down or to sit down on the ground with your knees bent. When you kneel, you are usually praying or worshipping.

  • He knelt down to pray.
  • She knelt down to tie her shoe.

Fracturing is when something breaks into small pieces. If you drop a glass, it might fracture.

  • The glass shattered when it hit the ground.
  • The company's reputation was fractured when the scandal came out.

To flutter is to move or flap your wings quickly. When a butterfly flutters its wings, it is trying to get air into and out of its lungs.

  • The butterfly was fluttering its wings frantically to fly away.
  • The curtains fluttered in the wind.