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SIMPLIFIED

TRADITIONAL

PINYIN

ENGLISH & CLASSIFIERS

ái

to suffer from; to endure; to tide over (a difficult period); to delay

癌症

癌症

ái zhèng

cancer

暧昧

曖昧

ài mèi

vague; ambiguous; equivocal; dubious

爱不释手

愛不釋手

ài bù shì shǒu

to love something too much to part with it (idiom); to fondle admiringly

爱戴

愛戴

ài dài

to love and respect; love and respect

安宁

安寧

ān níng

peaceful; tranquil; calm; composed

安详

安詳

ān xiáng

serene

安置

安置

ān zhì

find a place for; help settle down; arrange for; to get into bed; placement

按摩

按摩

àn mó

massage

暗示

暗示

àn shì

to hint; to suggest; suggestion; a hint

案件

案件

àn jiàn

law case; legal case; judicial case; CL: (zōng), (zhuāng), (qǐ)

案例

案例

àn lì

case (law); CL: |(gè)

昂贵

昂貴

áng guì

expensive; costly

凹凸

凹凸

āo tū

bumpy; uneven; slotted and tabbed joint; crenellation

áo

(of cooking) to boil for a long time; to endure; to suffer

奥秘

奧秘

ào mì

profound mystery

巴不得

巴不得

bā bù dé

to be eager for; to long for; to look forward to

巴结

巴結

bā jie

to fawn on; to curry favor with; to make up to

to hold on to; to cling to; to dig up; to rake; to push aside; to climb; to pull out; to strip off

scar

拔苗助长

拔苗助長

bá miáo zhù zhǎng

to spoil things through excessive enthusiasm (idiom)

把关

把關

bǎ guān

to guard a pass; to check on something

把手

把手

bǎ shǒu

handle; grip; knob

罢工

罷工

bà gōng

a strike; to go on strike

霸道

霸道

bà dào

overbearing; tyranny; (of liquor, medicine, etc.) strong; potent; the Way of the Hegemon, abbreviation of 霸王之道; despotic rule; rule by might; evil as opposed to the Way of the King 王道

bāi

to break with both hands

摆脱

擺脫

bǎi tuō

to break away from; to cast off (old ideas, etc.); to get rid of; to break away (from); to break out (of); to free oneself from; to extricate oneself

拜访

拜訪

bài fǎng

pay a visit; call on

拜年

拜年

bài nián

pay a New Year call; wish somebody a Happy New Year

拜托

拜託

bài tuō

request somebody to do something; please!

败坏

敗壞

bài huài

to ruin; to corrupt; to undermine

bān

spot; colored patch; stripe; spotted; striped; variegated

颁布

頒布

bān bù

to issue; to proclaim; to enact (laws, decrees, etc.)

颁发

頒發

bān fā

to issue; to promulgate; to award

版本

版本

bǎn běn

version; edition; release

伴侣

伴侶

bàn lǚ

partner; companion; mate

伴随

伴隨

bàn suí

to accompany; to follow; to occur together with; attendant

半途而废

半途而廢

bàn tú ér fèi

to give up halfway (idiom); leave something unfinished

扮演

扮演

bàn yǎn

play the part of; act

榜样

榜樣

bǎng yàng

example; model; CL: |(gè)

绑架

綁架

bǎng jià

to kidnap; to abduct; to hijack; a kidnapping; abduction; staking

bàng

pound (unit of weight, about 454 grams); platform balance

包庇

包庇

bāo bì

to shield; to harbor; to cover up

包袱

包袱

bāo fu

cloth-wrapper; a bundle wrapped in cloth; load; weight; burden

包围

包圍

bāo wéi

to surround; to encircle; to hem in

包装

包裝

bāo zhuāng

package; pack

保管

保管

bǎo guǎn

to assure; to guarantee; to take care of; to safeguard; certainly; surely

保密

保密

bǎo mì

to keep something confidential; to maintain secrecy

保姆

保姆

bǎo mǔ

nanny; housekeeper

保守

保守

bǎo shǒu

(politically) conservative; to guard; to keep

保卫

保衛

bǎo wèi

to defend; to safeguard

保养

保養

bǎo yǎng

to take good care of (or conserve) one's health; to keep in good repair; to maintain; maintenance

保障

保障

bǎo zhàng

to ensure; to guarantee; to safeguard

保重

保重

bǎo zhòng

to take care of oneself

饱和

飽和

bǎo hé

saturation

饱经沧桑

飽經滄桑

bǎo jīng cāng sāng

having lived through many changes

报酬

報酬

bào chou

remuneration; reward

报仇

報仇

bào chóu

to revenge (oneself); to avenge

报答

報答

bào dá

to repay; to requite

报复

報復

bào fù

to make reprisals; to retaliate; revenge; retaliation

报警

報警

bào jǐng

to report something to the police; to sound an alarm

报销

報銷

bào xiāo

submit an expense account; apply for reimbursement; write-off; wipe out

抱负

抱負

bào fù

aspiration; ambition

暴力

暴力

bào lì

violence; (use) force; violent

暴露

暴露

bào lù

to expose; to reveal; to lay bare

曝光

曝光

bào guāng

exposure (e.g. of photosensitive material); to expose (a scandal to the public)

爆发

爆發

bào fā

to break out; to erupt; to explode; to burst out

爆炸

爆炸

bào zhà

explosion; to explode; to blow up; to detonate

卑鄙

卑鄙

bēi bǐ

contemptible; despicable; base; mean

悲哀

悲哀

bēi āi

grieved; sorrowful

悲惨

悲慘

bēi cǎn

miserable; tragic

北极

北極

běi jí

the North Pole; the Arctic Pole; the north magnetic pole

备份

備份

bèi fèn

backup

备忘录

備忘錄

bèi wàng lù

memorandum; aide-memoire; memorandum book

背叛

背叛

bèi pàn

to betray

背诵

背誦

bèi sòng

recite; repeat from memory

被动

被動

bèi dòng

passive (not taking initiative)

被告

被告

bèi gào

defendant

贝壳

貝殼

bèi ké

shell; conch; cowry; mother of pearl; hard outer skin; alternative reading bèi qiào, mostly written

奔波

奔波

bēn bō

rush about; be busy running about

奔驰

奔馳

bēn chí

to run quickly; to travel quickly; to move fast; Mercedes-Benz, German car make

本能

本能

běn néng

instinct

本钱

本錢

běn qián

capital (finance); assets; means

本人

本人

běn rén

oneself; I (humble form used in speeches); myself; in person; personal

本身

本身

běn shēn

in itself; per se; itself

本事

本事

běn shi

ability; skill; source material; original story

笨拙

笨拙

bèn zhuō

clumsy; awkward; stupid

崩溃

崩潰

bēng kuì

to collapse; to crumble; to fall apart

béng

need not; (contraction of and )

bèng

to leap; to bounce; to hop; to jump

迸发

迸發

bèng fā

to burst out; to gush; to spurt

逼迫

逼迫

bī pò

to force; to compel; to coerce

鼻涕

鼻涕

bí tì

nasal mucus; snivel

比方

比方

bǐ fang

instance; example

比喻

比喻

bǐ yù

analogy; metaphor; figure of speech; figuratively

比重

比重

bǐ zhòng

proportion; specific gravity

鄙视

鄙視

bǐ shì

to despise; to disdain; to look down upon

弊病

弊病

bì bìng

malady; evil; malpractice; drawback; disadvantage

弊端

弊端

bì duān

malpractice; abuse; corrupt practice

arm

闭塞

閉塞

bì sè

stop up; close up; hard to get to; out of the way; inaccessible; unenlightened; blocking

编织

編織

biān zhī

to weave; to knit; to plait; to braid; (fig.) to create (something abstract, e.g. a dream, a lie, etc.)

边疆

邊疆

biān jiāng

border area; borderland; frontier; frontier region

边界

邊界

biān jiè

boundary; border

边境

邊境

biān jìng

frontier; border

边缘

邊緣

biān yuán

edge; fringe; verge; brink; periphery; marginal; borderline

鞭策

鞭策

biān cè

to spur on; to urge on; to encourage somebody (e.g. to make progress)

biǎn

flat; (old form of character , horizontal tablet with inscription)

贬低

貶低

biǎn dī

to belittle; to disparage; to play down; to demean; to degrade; to devalue

贬义

貶義

biǎn yì

derogatory sense; negative connotation

便利

便利

biàn lì

convenient; easy; facilitate

便条

便條

biàn tiáo

(informal) note; CL: (zhāng), |(gè)

便于

便於

biàn yú

easy to; convenient for

变故

變故

biàn gù

an unforeseen event; accident; misfortune

变迁

變遷

biàn qiān

changes; vicissitudes

变质

變質

biàn zhì

to degenerate; to go bad; to deteriorate; metamorphosis

辨认

辨認

biàn rèn

to recognize; to identify

辩护

辯護

biàn hù

to speak in defense of; to argue in favor of; to defend; to plead

辩解

辯解

biàn jiě

to explain; to justify; to defend (a point of view, etc.); to provide an explanation; to try to defend oneself

辩证

辯證

biàn zhèng

to investigate; dialectical

辫子

辮子

biàn zi

plait; braid; pigtail; a mistake or shortcoming that may be exploited by an opponent; handle; CL: (gēn), (tiáo)

遍布

遍布

biàn bù

to cover the whole (area); to be found throughout

标本

標本

biāo běn

specimen; sample; the root cause and symptoms of a disease

标记

標記

biāo jì

sign; mark; symbol; to mark up

标题

標題

biāo tí

title; heading; headline; caption; subject

表决

表決

biǎo jué

decide by vote; vote

表态

表態

biǎo tài

to declare one's position; to say where one stands

表彰

表彰

biǎo zhāng

to honor; to cite (in dispatches); cite (in dispatches); commend

biē

to choke; to stifle; to restrain; to hold back; to hold in (urine); to hold (one's breath)

别墅

別墅

bié shù

villa; CL: (zhuàng), (zuò)

别致

別緻

bié zhì

unusual; unique

别扭

彆扭

biè niu

awkward; difficult; uncomfortable; not agreeing; at loggerheads; gauche; awkward (writing or speech)

濒临

瀕臨

bīn lín

on the verge of; close to

冰雹

冰雹

bīng báo

hail; hailstone; CL: (cháng), (lì)

bǐng

third in order (III); third of 10 heavenly stems 十天干; letter 'C' or roman 'III' in list 'A, B, C', or 'I, II, III', etc.; propyl

并非

並非

bìng fēi

really isn't

并列

並列

bìng liè

to stand side by side; to be juxtaposed

剥削

剝削

bō xuē

to exploit; exploitation

to push aside; to dial; to allocate; to set aside (money); to poke (the fire); to pluck (a string instrument); to turn around; classifier: group, batch;

播种

播種

bō zhòng

to sow seeds; sowing; seed

波浪

波浪

bō làng

wave

波涛

波濤

bō tāo

great waves; billows;

伯母

伯母

bó mǔ

aunt; wife of father's elder brother; (polite form of address for a woman who is about the age of one's mother); CL: |(gè)

博大精深

博大精深

bó dà jīng shēn

wide-ranging and profound; broad and deep

博览会

博覽會

bó lǎn huì

exposition; international fair

搏斗

搏鬥

bó dòu

to wrestle; to fight; to struggle

薄弱

薄弱

bó ruò

weak; frail

不顾

不顧

bú gù

in spite of; regardless of

不愧

不愧

bú kuì

be worthy of; deserve to be called; prove oneself to be

不料

不料

bú liào

unexpectedly; to one's surprise

不像话

不像話

bú xiàng huà

unreasonable; shocking; outrageous

不屑一顾

不屑一顧

bú xiè yī gù

to disdain as beneath contempt

哺乳

哺乳

bǔ rǔ

breast feeding; to suckle; to nurse

捕捉

捕捉

bǔ zhuō

to catch; to seize; to capture

补偿

補償

bǔ cháng

compensate; make up

补救

補救

bǔ jiù

remedy

补贴

補貼

bǔ tiē

to subsidize; subsidy; allowance

不得已

不得已

bù dé yǐ

act against one's will; have no alternative but to; have to; to have no choice; must

不妨

不妨

bù fáng

there is no harm in; might as well

不敢当

不敢當

bù gǎn dāng

lit. I dare not (accept the honor); fig. I don't deserve your praise; you flatter me

不禁

不禁

bù jīn

can't help (doing something); can't refrain from

不堪

不堪

bù kān

cannot bear; cannot stand; utterly; extremely

不可思议

不可思議

bù kě sī yì

inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable; unfathomable

不免

不免

bù miǎn

unavoidable

不时

不時

bù shí

frequently; often

不惜

不惜

bù xī

not stint; not spare; not hesitate (to do something); not scruple (to do something)

不相上下

不相上下

bù xiāng shàng xià

equally matched; about the same

不言而喻

不言而喻

bù yán ér yù

it goes without saying; it is self-evident

不由得

不由得

bù yóu de

can't help; cannot but

不择手段

不擇手段

bù zé shǒu duàn

by fair means or foul; by hook or by crook; unscrupulously

不止

不止

bù zhǐ

incessantly; without end; more than; not limited to

布告

佈告

bù gào

posting on a bulletin board; notice; bulletin; to announce

布局

佈局

bù jú

arrangement; composition; layout; opening (chess jargon)

布置

佈置

bù zhì

to put in order; to arrange; to decorate; to fix up; to deploy

步伐

步伐

bù fá

pace; (measured) step; march

部署

部署

bù shǔ

to dispose; to deploy; deployment

部位

部位

bù wèi

position; place

才干

才幹

cái gàn

ability; competence

裁缝

裁縫

cái feng

tailor; dressmaker

裁判

裁判

cái pàn

judgment; to referee; umpire; judge; referee; CL: |(gè), (wèi), (míng)

裁员

裁員

cái yuán

to cut staff; to lay off employees

财富

財富

cái fù

wealth; riches

财务

財務

cái wù

financial affairs

财政

財政

cái zhèng

finances (public); financial

彩票

彩票

cǎi piào

lottery ticket

采购

採購

cǎi gòu

to procure (for an enterprise, etc.); to purchase

采集

採集

cǎi jí

to gather; to collect; to harvest

采纳

採納

cǎi nà

to accept; to adopt (ideas)

参谋

參謀

cān móu

staff officer; to give advice

参照

參照

cān zhào

to consult a reference; to refer to (another document)

残疾

殘疾

cán jí

disabled; handicapped; deformity on a person or animal

残酷

殘酷

cán kù

cruel; ruthless; cruelty

残留

殘留

cán liú

to remain; left over; surplus; remnant

残忍

殘忍

cán rěn

merciless; ruthless; cruel; mean

灿烂

燦爛

càn làn

to glitter; brilliant; splendid

仓促

倉促

cāng cù

all of a sudden; hurriedly

仓库

倉庫

cāng kù

depot; storehouse; warehouse

cāng

cabin; the hold of a ship or airplane

苍白

蒼白

cāng bái

pale; wan

操劳

操勞

cāo láo

to work hard; to look after

操练

操練

cāo liàn

drill; practice

操纵

操縱

cāo zòng

to operate; to control; to rig; to manipulate

操作

操作

cāo zuò

to work; to operate; to manipulate

嘈杂

嘈雜

cáo zá

noisy; clamorous

草案

草案

cǎo àn

draft (legislation, proposal, etc.)

草率

草率

cǎo shuài

careless; negligent; sloppy; not serious

侧面

側面

cè miàn

lateral side; side; aspect; profile

测量

測量

cè liáng

to survey; to measure; to gauge; to determine

策划

策劃

cè huà

to plot; to scheme; to bring about; to engineer; planning; producer; planner

策略

策略

cè lvè

tactics; to be tactful

层出不穷

層出不窮

céng chū bù qióng

more and more emerge; innumerable succession; breeding like flies (idiom)

层次

層次

céng cì

arrangement of ideas; administrative level; level; stage; phase

差别

差別

chā bié

difference; distinction; diversity; disparity

插座

插座

chā zuò

socket; outlet;

查获

查獲

chá huò

to investigate and capture (a criminal); to ferret out; to hunt down and arrest

刹那

剎那

chà nà

an instant (Sanskrit: ksana); split second; the twinkling of an eye

chà

fork in road; bifurcation; branch in road, river, mountain range, etc.; to branch off; to turn off; to diverge; to stray (from the path); to change the subject; to interrupt; to stagger (times)

诧异

詫異

chà yì

flabbergasted; astonished

柴油

柴油

chái yóu

diesel fuel

chān

to assist by the arm; to mix; to mix; to support; to sustain

缠绕

纏繞

chán rào

twisting; to twine; to wind; to pester; to bother

chán

gluttonous; greedy; to have a craving

产业

產業

chǎn yè

industry; estate; property; industrial

阐述

闡述

chǎn shù

to expound (a position); to elaborate (on a topic); to treat (a subject)

颤抖

顫抖

chàn dǒu

to shudder; to shiver; to shake; to tremble

昌盛

昌盛

chāng shèng

prosperous

偿还

償還

cháng huán

to repay; to reimburse

尝试

嘗試

cháng shì

to try; to attempt; CL: (cì)

场合

場合

chǎng hé

situation; occasion

场面

場面

chǎng miàn

scene; occasion

场所

場所

chǎng suǒ

location; place

敞开

敞開

chǎng kāi

wide open; to open up

倡导

倡導

chàng dǎo

to advocate; to initiate; to propose; to be a proponent of (an idea or school of thought)

倡议

倡議

chàng yì

to suggest; to initiate; proposal; initiative

畅通

暢通

chàng tōng

unimpeded; free flowing; straight path; unclogged; move without obstruction

畅销

暢銷

chàng xiāo

best seller; chart-topping

超越

超越

chāo yuè

to surpass; to exceed; to transcend

钞票

鈔票

chāo piào

paper money; a bill (e.g. 100 yuan); CL: (zhāng), (zā)

嘲笑

嘲笑

cháo xiào

jeer; mockery; scoff; sneer; make fun of; laugh at (derogatory)

巢穴

巢穴

cháo xué

lair; nest; den; hideout;

朝代

朝代

cháo dài

dynasty; reign (of a king)

潮流

潮流

cháo liú

tide; current; trend

撤退

撤退

chè tuì

to withdraw; to pull out; to retreat

撤销

撤銷

chè xiāo

to repeal; to revoke; to undo (computing)

沉淀

沉澱

chén diàn

to settle; to precipitate (solid sediment out of a solution)

沉闷

沉悶

chén mèn

oppressive (of weather); heavy; depressed; not happy

沉思

沉思

chén sī

contemplate; contemplation; meditation; ponder

沉重

沉重

chén zhòng

heavy; hard; serious; critical

沉着

沉著

chén zhuó

steady; calm and collected; not nervous

陈旧

陳舊

chén jiù

old-fashioned

陈列

陳列

chén liè

to display; to exhibit

陈述

陳述

chén shù

an assertion; to declare; to state

称心如意

稱心如意

chèn xīn rú yì

after one's heart (idiom); gratifying and satisfactory; everything one could wish

衬托

襯托

chèn tuō

to set off;

称号

稱號

chēng hào

name; term of address; title

chéng

to ride; to mount; to make use of; to avail oneself of; to take advantage of; to multiply (mathematics); Buddhist sect or creed

呈现

呈現

chéng xiàn

to appear; to emerge; to present (a certain appearance); demonstrate

城堡

城堡

chéng bǎo

castle; rook (chess piece)

惩罚

懲罰

chéng fá

punishment; penalty; to punish

成本

成本

chéng běn

(manufacturing, production, etc.) costs

成交

成交

chéng jiāo

to complete a contract; to reach a deal

成天

成天

chéng tiān

(coll.) all day long; all the time

成效

成效

chéng xiào

effect; result

成心

成心

chéng xīn

intentional; deliberate; on purpose

成员

成員

chéng yuán

member

承办

承辦

chéng bàn

to undertake; to accept a contract

承包

承包

chéng bāo

to contract; to undertake (a job)

承诺

承諾

chéng nuò

to promise; to undertake to do something; commitment

chéng

orange (fruit, color)

澄清

澄清

chéng qīng

clear (of liquid); limpid; to clarify; to make something clear; to be clear (about the facts)

chéng

to hold; to contain; to ladle; pick up with a utensil

诚挚

誠摯

chéng zhì

sincere; cordial

chèng

steelyard; Roman balance; CL: (tái)

吃苦

吃苦

chī kǔ

to bear; hardships

吃力

吃力

chī lì

entail strenuous effort; be a strain

持久

持久

chí jiǔ

lasting; enduring; persistent; permanent; protracted; endurance; persistence; to last long

迟钝

遲鈍

chí dùn

slow in one's reactions; sluggish (in movement or thought);

迟缓

遲緩

chí huǎn

slow; sluggish

迟疑

遲疑

chí yí

to hesitate

赤道

赤道

chì dào

equator (of the earth or astronomical body)

赤字

赤字

chì zì

(financial) deficit; red letter

充当

充當

chōng dāng

to serve as; to act as; to play the role of

充沛

充沛

chōng pèi

abundant; plentiful; vigorous

充实

充實

chōng shí

rich; substantial; enrich; substantiate

充足

充足

chōng zú

adequate; sufficient; abundant

冲动

衝動

chōng dòng

impetus; impulse; emotional impulse; impulsive

冲击

衝擊

chōng jī

an attack; under attack; a shock

冲突

衝突

chōng tū

conflict; to conflict; clash of opposing forces; collision (of interests); contention

崇拜

崇拜

chóng bài

to worship; adoration

崇高

崇高

chóng gāo

majestic; sublime

崇敬

崇敬

chóng jìng

to revere; high esteem

重叠

重疊

chóng dié

to overlap; to superimpose; to telescope; to run together; to duplicate; one over another; superposition; an overlap; redundancy; reduplication (in Chinese grammar, e.g. 散散步(sàn sàn bù) to have a stroll)

稠密

稠密

chóu mì

dense

筹备

籌備

chóu bèi

preparations; to get ready for something

丑恶

醜惡

chǒu è

ugly; repulsive

出路

出路

chū lù

a way out (of a difficulty, etc.)

出卖

出賣

chū mài

to offer for sale; to sell; to sell out or betray

出身

出身

chū shēn

family background; class origin

出神

出神

chū shén

entranced; Trance (music genre)

出息

出息

chū xi

promise; prospects; future

初步

初步

chū bù

initial; preliminary; tentative

chú

to get rid of; to remove; to exclude; to eliminate; to wipe out; to divide; except; not including

储备

儲備

chǔ bèi

to store up; reserves

储存

儲存

chǔ cún

stockpile; to store; to stockpile; storage

储蓄

儲蓄

chǔ xù

to deposit money; to save; savings

处分

處分

chǔ fèn

to discipline somebody; to punish; disciplinary action; to deal with (a matter); CL: |(gè)

处境

處境

chǔ jìng

plight; unfavorable situation

处置

處置

chǔ zhì

to handle; to take care of; to punish

触犯

觸犯

chù fàn

to offend; to violate; to go against

川流不息

川流不息

chuān liú bù xī

the stream flows without stopping (idiom); unending flow

穿越

穿越

chuān yuè

to pass through; to cross; to overcome

传达

傳達

chuán dá

to pass on; to convey; to relay; to transmit; transmission

传单

傳單

chuán dān

leaflet; flier; pamphlet

传授

傳授

chuán shòu

to impart; to pass on; to teach

船舶

船舶

chuán bó

shipping; boats

喘气

喘氣

chuǎn qì

to breathe deeply; to pant

chuàn

to string together; to mix up; to conspire; to rove; bunch or cluster; string (computing); classifier for rows or strings

床单

床單

chuáng dān

sheet (bed); CL: (tiáo), (jiàn), (zhāng), (chuáng)

创立

創立

chuàng lì

to found; to establish; originate

创新

創新

chuàng xīn

innovation; to bring forth new ideas; to blaze new trails

创业

創業

chuàng yè

to begin an undertaking; to start a major task; to initiate; to venture; venture

创作

創作

chuàng zuò

to create; to produce; to write; creative work; creation; CL: |(gè)

吹牛

吹牛

chuī niú

to brag; to chat (dialect)

吹捧

吹捧

chuī pěng

to flatter; to laud somebody's accomplishments; adulation

炊烟

炊煙

chuī yān

smoke from kitchen chimneys

垂直

垂直

chuí zhí

perpendicular; vertical

chuí

hammer; to hammer into shape; weight (e.g. of a steelyard or balance)

纯粹

純粹

chún cuì

purely

纯洁

純潔

chún jié

pure; clean and honest; to purify

慈善

慈善

cí shàn

benevolent; charitable;

慈祥

慈祥

cí xiáng

kindly; benevolent (often of older person)

磁带

磁帶

cí dài

magnetic tape; CL: (pán), (hé)

雌雄

雌雄

cí xióng

male and female

伺候

伺候

cì hòu

to serve; to act as a valet

thorn; splinter; to stab; to pierce; to prick

次品

次品

cì pǐn

substandard products; defective; seconds

次序

次序

cì xù

sequence; order

cóng

cluster; collection; collection of books; thicket

从容

從容

cóng róng

to go easy; unhurried; calm; Taiwan pronunciation: cōng róng

凑合

湊合

còu he

to bring together; to make do in a bad situation; to just get by; to improvise; passable; not too bad

粗鲁

粗魯

cū lǔ

crude; coarse; rough

cuàn

to flee; to scuttle; to exile or banish; to amend or edit

摧残

摧殘

cuī cán

to ravage; to ruin

脆弱

脆弱

cuì ruò

weak; frail

cuō

to rub or roll between the hands or fingers; to twist

磋商

磋商

cuō shāng

to consult; to discuss seriously; to negotiate; to confer; negotiations; consultations

挫折

挫折

cuò zhé

setback; reverse; check; defeat; frustration; disappointment; to frustrate; to discourage; to set somebody back; to blunt; to subdue

to put up; to build (scaffolding); to hang (clothes on a pole); to connect; to join; to arrange in pairs; to match; to add; to throw in (resources); to take (boat, train)

搭档

搭檔

dā dàng

to cooperate; partner

搭配

搭配

dā pèi

to pair up; to match; to arrange in pairs; to add something into a group

答辩

答辯

dá biàn

to reply (to an accusation)

答复

答复

dá fù

to answer; to reply; Reply to: (in email header)

达成

達成

dá chéng

to reach (an agreement); to accomplish

打包

打包

dǎ bāo

to wrap; to pack; to ask for a doggy bag (at a restaurant)

打官司

打官司

dǎ guān si

to file a lawsuit; to sue; to dispute

打击

打擊

dǎ jī

to hit; to strike; to attack; to crack down on something; a setback; a blow; percussion (music)

打架

打架

dǎ jià

to fight; to scuffle; to come to blows; CL: (cháng)

打量

打量

dǎ liang

to size somebody up; to take measure of; to suppose; to reckon

打猎

打獵

dǎ liè

to go hunting

打仗

打仗

dǎ zhàng

to fight a battle; to go to war

大不了

大不了

dà bù liǎo

at worst; if worst comes to worst; serious; alarming

大臣

大臣

dà chén

minister (of a monarchy)

大伙儿

大夥兒

dà huǒ r

everybody; everyone; we all

大肆

大肆

dà sì

wantonly; without restraint (of enemy or malefactor); unbridled

大体

大體

dà tǐ

in general; more or less; in rough terms; basically; on the whole

大意

大意

dà yì

general idea; main idea

大致

大致

dà zhì

more or less; roughly; approximately

歹徒

歹徒

dǎi tú

evildoer; malefactor; gangster; hoodlum

代价

代價

dài jià

price; cost; consideration (in share dealing)

代理

代理

dài lǐ

to act on behalf of somebody in a responsible position; to act as an agent or proxy; surrogate

带领

帶領

dài lǐng

to guide; to lead

怠慢

怠慢

dài màn

to slight; to neglect

逮捕

逮捕

dài bǔ

to arrest; to apprehend; an arrest

担保

擔保

dān bǎo

to guarantee; to vouch for

胆怯

膽怯

dǎn qiè

timid; cowardly

淡季

淡季

dàn jì

off season; slow business season; (see also 旺季)

淡水

淡水

dàn shuǐ

potable water (water with low salt content); fresh water

蛋白质

蛋白質

dàn bái zhì

protein

诞辰

誕辰

dàn chén

birthday

诞生

誕生

dàn shēng

to be born

当场

當場

dāng chǎng

at the scene; on the spot

当初

當初

dāng chū

at that time; originally

当代

當代

dāng dài

the present age; the contemporary era

当面

當面

dāng miàn

to somebody's face; in somebody's presence

当前

當前

dāng qián

current; today's; modern; present; to be facing (us)

当事人

當事人

dāng shì rén

persons involved or implicated; party (to an affair)

当务之急

當務之急

dāng wù zhī jí

top priority job; matter of vital importance

当选

當選

dāng xuǎn

be elected

dǎng

party; association; club; society; surname Dang; CL: |(gè)

档案

檔案

dàng àn

file; record; archive; Taiwan pronunciation: dǎng àn

档次

檔次

dàng cì

grade; class; quality; level

倒闭

倒閉

dǎo bì

to go bankrupt; to close down

导弹

導彈

dǎo dàn

guided missile; cruise missile; missile; CL: (méi)

导航

導航

dǎo háng

navigation

导向

導向

dǎo xiàng

to be oriented towards; orientation

捣乱

搗亂

dǎo luàn

to disturb; to look for trouble; to stir up a row; to bother somebody intentionally

盗窃

盜竊

dào qiè

to steal

稻谷

稻穀

dào gǔ

rice crops

得不偿失

得不償失

dé bù cháng shī

(saying) the gains do not make up for the losses

得力

得力

dé lì

able; capable; competent; efficient

得天独厚

得天獨厚

dé tiān dú hòu

(of an area) rich in resources; (of a person) gifted or able (idiom)

得罪

得罪

dé zuì

to commit an offense; to violate the law; excuse me! (formal); see also 得得罪(dé zui)

灯笼

燈籠

dēng lóng

lantern

登录

登錄

dēng lù

to register; to login

登陆

登陸

dēng lù

to land; to come ashore; to make landfall (of typhoon, etc.); to log in

dēng

to tread on; to step on

等候

等候

děng hòu

waiting

等级

等級

děng jí

degree; rate

dèng

to open (one's eyes) wide; to stare at; to glare at

堤坝

堤壩

dī bà

dam;

敌视

敵視

dí shì

hostile; malevolence; antagonism; to view as enemy; to stand against

抵达

抵達

dǐ dá

arrive; reach (a destination)

抵抗

抵抗

dǐ kàng

to resist; resistance

抵制

抵制

dǐ zhì

to resist; to boycott; to refuse (to cooperate); to reject; resistance; refusal

地步

地步

dì bù

condition; situation; plight; extent; room for action

地势

地勢

dì shì

terrain; topography relief

地质

地質

dì zhì

geology

递增

遞增

dì zēng

to increase by degrees; in increasing order; incremental; progressive

颠簸

顛簸

diān bǒ

to shake; to jolt; to bump

颠倒

顛倒

diān dǎo

to turn upside-down; to reverse; back-to-front; confused; deranged; crazy

典礼

典禮

diǎn lǐ

celebration; ceremony

典型

典型

diǎn xíng

model; typical case; archetype; typical; representative

点缀

點綴

diǎn zhuì

to decorate; an ornament; to adorn; only for show

diàn

pad; cushion; mat

奠定

奠定

diàn dìng

to establish; to fix; to settle

惦记

惦記

diàn jì

remember with concern; worry about

电源

電源

diàn yuán

electric power source

diāo

to hold in the mouth

雕刻

雕刻

diāo kè

to carve; to engrave; carving

雕塑

雕塑

diāo sù

a statue; a Buddhist image; sculpture; to carve

diào

to suspend; to hang up; to hang a person

调动

調動

diào dòng

to transfer; to maneuver (troops, etc.)

diē

to drop; to fall; to tumble; Taiwan pronunciation dié

dīng

fourth of 10 heavenly stems 十天干; man; members of a family

叮嘱

叮囑

dīng zhǔ

to warn repeatedly; to urge; to exhort again and again

dīng

to watch attentively; to fix attention on; to stare; to gaze; to follow; to shadow somebody

定期

定期

dìng qī

regularly; at regular intervals

定义

定義

dìng yì

definition

丢人

丟人

diū rén

to lose face

丢三落四

丟三落四

diū sān là sì

forgetful; scatterbrained

东道主

東道主

dōng dào zhǔ

host; official host (e.g. venue for games or a conference)

东张西望

東張西望

dōng zhāng xī wàng

to look in all directions (idiom); to glance around

董事长

董事長

dǒng shì zhǎng

chairman of the board; chairman

冻结

凍結

dòng jié

to freeze (loan, wage, price, etc.)

动荡

動盪

dòng dàng

unrest (social or political); turmoil; upheaval; commotion

动机

動機

dòng jī

motor; locomotive; motive; motivation; intention

动静

動靜

dòng jìng

sound of activity or people talking; news of activity

动力

動力

dòng lì

power; motion; propulsion; force

动脉

動脈

dòng mài

artery

动身

動身

dòng shēn

go on a journey; leave

动手

動手

dòng shǒu

to hit with hands or fists; to start work; to touch

动态

動態

dòng tài

development; trend; dynamic state; movement; moving

动员

動員

dòng yuán

mobilize; arouse; CL: (cì), |(gè)

dòng

classifier for houses or buildings; ridgepole (old)

dōu

pocket; bag; to wrap up or hold in a bag; to move in a circle; to canvas or solicit; to take responsibility for; to disclose in detail; combat armor (old)

陡峭

陡峭

dǒu qiào

precipitous

斗争

鬥爭

dòu zhēng

a struggle; fight; battle

督促

督促

dū cù

to urge somebody to complete a task

毒品

毒品

dú pǐn

drugs; narcotics; poison

独裁

獨裁

dú cái

dictatorship

堵塞

堵塞

dǔ sè

to block; to stop; blockage

赌博

賭博

dǔ bó

to gamble

杜绝

杜絕

dù jué

put an end to

duān

end; extremity; item; port; to hold something level with both hands; to carry; regular

端午节

端午節

duān wǔ jié

The Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month)

端正

端正

duān zhèng

upright; regular; proper; correct

短促

短促

duǎn cù

short in time; fleeting; brief

断定

斷定

duàn dìng

to conclude; to determine; to come to a judgment

断绝

斷絕

duàn jué

to sever; to break off

堆积

堆積

duī jī

to pile up; to heap; accumulation

兑现

兌現

duì xiàn

(of a cheque, etc.) to cash; to honor a commitment

对策

對策

duì cè

countermeasure for dealing with a situation

对称

對稱

duì chèn

symmetry; symmetrical

对付

對付

duì fu

to handle; to deal with; to cope; to get by with

对抗

對抗

duì kàng

to withstand; to resist; to stand off; antagonism; confrontation

对立

對立

duì lì

to oppose; to set something against; to be antagonistic to; antithetical; relative opposite; opposing; diametrical

对联

對聯

duì lián

rhyming couplet; pair of lines of verse written vertically down the sides of a doorway; CL: (fú)

对应

對應

duì yìng

to correspond; a correspondence; corresponding; homologous; matching with something; counterpart

对照

對照

duì zhào

to contrast; to compare; to place side by side for comparison (as parallel texts); to check

队伍

隊伍

duì wu

ranks; troops; CL: |(gè)

顿时

頓時

dùn shí

at once; immediately; forthwith

哆嗦

哆嗦

duō suo

to tremble; to shiver; uncontrolled shaking of the body

多元化

多元化

duō yuán huà

diversification; pluralism; to diversify

堕落

墮落