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1 wàiwai4outside; in addition; foreign; external
2外国 外國 wài guówai4 guo2foreign (country); Classifiers:
3外面 wài miànwai4 mian4outside (also pr. wai4 mian5 for this sense); surface; exterior; external appearance
4外面 wài mianwai4 mian5outside
5外交 wài jiāowai4 jiao1diplomacy; diplomatic; foreign affairs; Classifiers:
6外边 外邊 wài bianwai4 bian5outside; outer surface; abroad; place other than one's home
7外国人 外國人 wài guó rénwai4 guo2 ren2foreigner
8外来 外來 wài láiwai4 lai2external; foreign; outside
9外汇 外匯 wài huìwai4 hui4foreign (currency) exchange
10外地 wài wai4 di4parts of the country other than where one is
11外语 外語 wài wai4 yu3foreign language; Classifiers:
12外资 外資 wài wai4 zi1foreign investment
13外表 wài biǎowai4 biao3external; outside; outward appearance
14外力 wài wai4 li4external force; pressure from outside
15外在 wài zàiwai4 zai4external; extrinsic
16外科 wài wai4 ke1surgery (branch of medicine)
17外商 wài shāngwai4 shang1injury; wound; trauma; foreign businessman
18外出 wài chūwai4 chu1to go out; to go away (on a trip etc)
19外婆 wài wai4 po2(coll.) mother's mother; maternal grandmother
20外人 wài rénwai4 ren2outsider; foreigner; stranger
21外壳 外殼 wài wai4 ke2envelope; outer shell; hull; cover; case
22外衣 wài wai4 yi1outer clothing; semblance; appearance
23外层 外層 wài céngwai4 ceng2outer layer; outer shell
24外围 外圍 wài wéiwai4 wei2surrounding
25外延 wài yánwai4 yan2extension (semantics)
26外套 wài tàowai4 tao4coat; jacket; Classifiers:
27外观 外觀 wài guānwai4 guan1exterior appearance; to view sth from the outside; exterior condition
28外交部 wài jiāo Wai4 jiao1 bu4Ministry of Foreign Affairs; foreign office; Dept. of State
29外号 外號 wài hàowai4 hao4nickname
30外貌 wài màowai4 mao4foreign trade; profile; appearance
31外行 wài hángwai4 hang2layman; amateur
32外加 wài jiāwai4 jia1in addition; extra
33外场 外場 wài chǎngwai4 chang3outer area (of a place that has an inner area); dining area of a restaurant (as opposed to the kitchen); outfield (baseball etc); area outside a venue (e.g. exterior of a stadium); field (maintenance, testing etc); (Chinese opera) the area in front of the table on the stage
34外舅 wài jiùwai4 jiu4(literary) father-in-law; wife's father
35外侮 wài wai4 wu3(literary) foreign aggression; external threat; humiliation inflicted by outsiders
36外宣 wài xuānwai4 xuan1(abbr. for 对外宣传 ) (one's own) international public relations efforts; (another nation's) external propaganda
37外业 外業 wài wai4 ye4on-site operations (e.g. surveying)
38外源凝集素 wài yuán níng wai4 yuan2 ning2 ji2 su4(biochemistry) lectin
39外传 外傳 wài zhuànwai4 zhuan4unofficial biography (as opposed to official dynastic biography)
40外八字脚 外八字腳 wài jiǎowai4 ba1 zi4 jiao3splayed feet
41外八字腿 wài tuǐwai4 ba1 zi4 tui3bow legs; bandy legs
42外办 外辦 wài bànwai4 ban4foreign affairs office
43外邦人 wài bāng rénwai4 bang1 ren2gentile
44外包 wài bāowai4 bao1outsourcing
45外币 外幣 wài wai4 bi4foreign currency
46外币存款 外幣存款 wài cún kuǎnwai4 bi4 cun2 kuan3foreign-currency savings
47外边儿 外邊兒 wài bian rwai4 bian5 r5erhua variant of 外边
48外宾 外賓 wài bīnwai4 bin1foreign guest; international visitor
49外埔 wài Wai4 bu4external part; external; Waipu township in Taichung county 台中县 , Taiwan
50外部连接 外部連接 wài lián jiēwai4 bu4 lian2 jie1external link
51外部链接 外部鏈接 wài liàn jiēwai4 bu4 lian4 jie1external link (on website)
52外埔乡 外埔鄉 wài xiāngWai4 bu4 xiang1Waipu township in Taichung county 台中县 , Taiwan
53外部言语 外部言語 wài yán wai4 bu4 yan2 yu3external speech (linguistics)
54外侧 外側 wài wai4 ce4outer side
55外侧沟 外側溝 wài gōuwai4 ce4 gou1lateral sulcus or Sylvian fissure (neuroanatomy)
56外侧裂 外側裂 wài lièwai4 ce4 lie4lateral sulcus or Sylvian fissure (neuroanatomy)
57外侧裂周区 外側裂周區 wài liè zhōu wai4 ce4 lie4 zhou1 qu1perisylvian (the part of the brain surrounding the lateral sulcus or Sylvian fissure), involved in speech
58外侧裂週圍 外側裂周圍 wài liè zhōu wéiwai4 ce4 lie4 zhou1 wei2perisylvian (the part of the brain surrounding the lateral sulcus or Sylvian fissure), involved in speech; perisylvian (the part of the brain surrounding the lateral sulcus or Sylvian fissure), involved in speech
59外层空间 外層空間 wài céng kōng jiānwai4 ceng2 kong1 jian1outer space
60外差 wài chāwai4 cha1to extrapolate; extrapolation (math.); (computing) to plug in (a peripheral device etc); heterodyne (electronics)
61外场 外場 wài chángwai4 chang2outside world; society
62外场人 外場人 wài cháng rénwai4 chang2 ren2sophisticated, worldly person; man of the world
63外弛内张 外弛內張 wài chí nèi zhāngwai4 chi2 nei4 zhang1It looks relaxed from the outside, but it is tense inside. (idiom)
64外出访问 外出訪問 wài chū fǎng wènwai4 chu1 fang3 wen4to make an official visit (often abroad)
65外传 外傳 wài chuánwai4 chuan2to tell others (a secret); to divulge to an outsider; to be rumored
66外错角 外錯角 wài cuò jiǎowai4 cuo4 jiao3outer alternate angles (where one line meets two parallel lines)
67外搭程式 wài chéng shìwai4 da1 cheng2 shi4add-on software (Tw)
68外带 外帶 wài dàiwai4 dai4take-out (fast food); (outer part of) tire; as well; besides; into the bargain; outer zone
69外丹 wài dānwai4 dan1Taoist external alchemy
70外地人 wài rénwai4 di4 ren2stranger; outsider
71外典写作 外典寫作 wài diǎn xiě zuòwai4 dian3 xie3 zuo4apocryphal writings
72外电 外電 wài diànwai4 dian4reports from foreign news agencies
73外耳 wài ěrwai4 er3outer ear
74外耳道 wài ěr dàowai4 er3 dao4external auditory meatus; auditory canal, between the outer ear 外耳 and tympanum 鼓膜
75外放 wài fàngwai4 fang4extroverted; outgoing; to play audio through speakers (rather than through earphones); (old) to appoint to a post outside the capital
76外分泌 wài fēn wai4 fen1 mi4exocrine; external secretion (e.g. saliva)
77外分泌腺 wài fēn xiànwai4 fen1 mi4 xian4exocrine gland; gland producing external secretion (e.g. saliva)
78外敷 wài wai4 fu1(botany) lemma; to apply externally
79外感风寒 外感風寒 wài gǎn fēng hánwai4 gan3 feng1 han2to have a cold (idiom)
80外刚内柔 外剛內柔 wài gāng nèi róuwai4 gang1 nei4 rou2soft on the inside despite one's hard shell; appearing tough on the outside as to mask one's inner vulnerability; also written 内柔外刚
81外高加索 wài gāo jiā suǒWai4 Gao1 jia1 suo3Transcaucasia, aka the South Caucasus
82外公 wài gōngwai4 gong1(coll.) mother's father; maternal grandfather
83外骨骼 wài wai4 gu3 ge2exoskeleton (the carapace of insects, crabs etc)
84外挂 外掛 wài guàwai4 gua4attached externally (e.g. fuel tank); plug-in; add-on; special software used to cheat in an online game
85外挂程式 外掛程式 wài guà chéng shìwai4 gua4 cheng2 shi4plug-in (software) (Tw)
86外观设计 外觀設計 wài guān shè wai4 guan1 she4 ji4look; external appearance; design; overall brand look or logo that can be patented
87外郭城 wài guō chéngwai4 guo1 cheng2outer city wall
88外国电影 外國電影 wài guó diàn yǐngwai4 guo2 dian4 ying3foreign film; foreign movie
89外国公司 外國公司 wài guó gōng wai4 guo2 gong1 si1foreign company
90外国话 外國話 wài guó huàwai4 guo2 hua4foreign languages
91外国旅游者 外國旅遊者 wài guó yóu zhěwai4 guo2 lu:3 you2 zhe3foreign traveler
92外国媒体 外國媒體 wài guó méi wai4 guo2 mei2 ti3foreign news media
93外国人居住证明 外國人居住證明 wài guó rén zhù zhèng míngwai4 guo2 ren2 ju1 zhu4 zheng4 ming2foreigner's certificate of residence
94外国投资者 外國投資者 wài guó tóu zhěwai4 guo2 tou2 zi1 zhe3foreign investor
95外国语 外國語 wài guó wai4 guo2 yu3foreign language
96外国资本 外國資本 wài guó běnwai4 guo2 zi1 ben3foreign capital
97外海 wài hǎiwai4 hai3offshore; open sea
98外红内白 外紅內白 wài hóng nèi báiwai4 hong2 nei4 bai2to be red without and white within (idiom)
99外踝 wài huáiwai4 huai2lateral malleolus
100外环线 外環線 wài huán xiànwai4 huan2 xian4outer ring (road or rail line)
101外患 wài huànwai4 huan4foreign aggression
102外患内忧 外患內憂 wài huàn nèi yōuwai4 huan4 nei4 you1foreign invasion and domestic trouble (idiom)
103外患频仍 外患頻仍 wài huàn pín réngwai4 huan4 pin2 reng2to be subjected to repeated foreign aggression (idiom)
104外汇储备 外匯儲備 wài huì chǔ bèiwai4 hui4 chu3 bei4foreign-exchange reserves
105外汇存底 外匯存底 wài huì cún wai4 hui4 cun2 di3foreign exchange reserves (Tw)
106外汇行情 外匯行情 wài huì háng qíngwai4 hui4 hang2 qing2to exchange quotations
107外汇市场 外匯市場 wài huì shì chǎngwai4 hui4 shi4 chang3foreign currency market
108外积 外積 wài wai4 ji1exterior product; the cross product of two vectors
109外激素 wài wai4 ji1 su4pheromone
110外籍 wài wai4 ji2foreign (i.e. of foreign nationality)
111外籍华人 外籍華人 wài huá rénwai4 ji2 Hua2 ren2overseas Chinese; persons of Chinese origin having foreign citizenship
112外籍劳工 外籍勞工 wài láo gōngwai4 ji2 lao2 gong1foreign worker
113外挤内联 外擠內聯 wài nèi liánwai4 ji3 nei4 lian2to ally to internal units and squeeze into the international market (idiom)
114外加附件 wài jiā jiànwai4 jia1 fu4 jian4add-on (software); plug-in (software)
115外加剂 外加劑 wài jiā wai4 jia1 ji4additive
116外贾 外賈 wài jiǎwai4 jia3take-away food
117外嫁 wài jiàwai4 jia4(of a woman) to marry a non-local or foreigner
118外间 外間 wài jiānwai4 jian1outer room; the external world; outside
119外交庇护 外交庇護 wài jiāo wai4 jiao1 bi4 hu4diplomatic asylum
120外交部长 外交部長 wài jiāo zhǎngwai4 jiao1 bu4 zhang3minister of foreign affairs
121外交大臣 wài jiāo chénwai4 jiao1 da4 chen2Foreign Secretary; (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
122外交风波 外交風波 wài jiāo fēng wai4 jiao1 feng1 bo1diplomatic crisis
123外交官 wài jiāo guānwai4 jiao1 guan1diplomat
124外交关系 外交關係 wài jiāo guān wai4 jiao1 guan1 xi4foreign relations; diplomatic relations
125外交关系理事会 外交關係理事會 wài jiāo guān shì huìWai4 jiao1 Guan1 xi4 Li3 shi4 hui4Council on Foreign Relations (US policy think tank)
126外交豁免权 外交豁免權 wài jiāo huò miǎn quánwai4 jiao1 huo4 mian3 quan2diplomatic immunity
127外交家 wài jiāo jiāwai4 jiao1 jia1diplomat
128外焦内生 外焦內生 wài jiāo nèi shēngwai4 jiao1 nei4 sheng1scorched outside and underdone inside (idiom)
129外交事务 外交事務 wài jiāo shì wai4 jiao1 shi4 wu4foreign affairs
130外交手腕 wài jiāo shǒu wànwai4 jiao1 shou3 wan4diplomatic
131外交特权 外交特權 wài jiāo quánwai4 jiao1 te4 quan2diplomatic immunity
132外交学院 外交學院 wài jiāo xué yuànWai4 jiao1 Xue2 yuan4China Foreign Affairs University
133外交政策 wài jiāo zhèng wai4 jiao1 zheng4 ce4foreign policy
134外教 wài jiàowai4 jiao4foreign teacher (abbr. for 外国教师 ); greenhorn; novice; amateurish; religion other than Buddhism (term used by Buddhists)
135外接圆 外接圓 wài jiē yuánwai4 jie1 yuan2circumscribed circle (of a polygon)
136外借 wài jièwai4 jie4the outside world; external; to lend (sth other than money); to borrow
137外径 外徑 wài jìngwai4 jing4external diameter (including thickness of the wall)
138外卡 wài wai4 ka3(sports) wild card (loanword)
139外科手术 外科手術 wài shǒu shùwai4 ke1 shou3 shu4surgery
140外科学 外科學 wài xuéwai4 ke1 xue2surgery
141外科医生 外科醫生 wài shēngwai4 ke1 yi1 sheng1surgeon; as opposed to physician 内科医生 , who works primarily by administering drugs
142外快 wài kuàiwai4 kuai4extra income
143外宽内忌 外寬內忌 wài kuān nèi wai4 kuan1 nei4 ji4magnanimous on the outside, but hateful on the inside (idiom)
144外宽内严 外寬內嚴 wài kuān nèi yánwai4 kuan1 nei4 yan2iron hand in a velvet glove (idiom)
145外来成语 外來成語 wài lái chéng wai4 lai2 cheng2 yu3loan idiom
146外来词 外來詞 wài lái wai4 lai2 ci2loanword
147外来货 外來貨 wài lái huòwai4 lai2 huo4imported product
148外来人 外來人 wài lái rénwai4 lai2 ren2foreigner
149外来势力 外來勢力 wài lái shì wai4 lai2 shi4 li4foreign influence; external influence
150外来投资 外來投資 wài lái tóu wai4 lai2 tou2 zi1foreign investment
151外来物种 外來物種 wài lái zhǒngwai4 lai2 wu4 zhong3an introduced species
152外来语 外來語 wài lái wai4 lai2 yu3loanword
153外劳 外勞 wài láowai4 lao2abbr. for 外籍劳工 ; foreign worker
154外流 wài liúwai4 liu2outflow; to flow out; to drain
155外流单干 外流單幹 wài liú dān gànwai4 liu2 dan1 gan4to leave collective labor to work independently (idiom)
156外路 wài wai4 lu4exposed; appearing on the outside; see 外地
157外卖 外賣 wài màiwai4 mai4to go; take out (relates to food bought at a restaurant)
158外貌协会 外貌協會 wài mào xié huìwai4 mao4 xie2 hui4Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), abbr. for 中华民国对外贸易发展协会 ; the "good-looks club": people who attach great importance to a person's appearance (pun on 外贸协会 foreign trade association)
159外貌主义 外貌主義 wài mào zhǔ wai4 mao4 zhu3 yi4lookism
160外媒 wài méiwai4 mei2foreign news media; abbr. of 外国媒体
161外蒙古 wài měng Wai4 Meng3 gu3Outer Mongolia
162外袍 wài páowai4 pao2robe
163外胚层 外胚層 wài pēi céngwai4 pei1 ceng2ectoderm (cell lineage in embryology)
164外皮 wài wai4 pi2outer skin; carapace
165外企 wài wai4 qi3foreign enterprise; company established in mainland China with direct investment from foreign entities or from investors in Taiwan, Macao or Hong Kong; abbr. for 外资企业
166外墙 外牆 wài qiángwai4 qiang2facade; external wall
167外强中干 外強中乾 wài qiáng zhōng gānwai4 qiang2 zhong1 gan1strong in appearance but weak in reality (idiom)
168外侨 外僑 wài qiáowai4 qiao2foreigner
169外勤 wài qínwai4 qin2field work; field personnel; any occupation that involves a great deal of field work
170外柔内刚 外柔內剛 wài róu nèi gāngwai4 rou2 nei4 gang1outwardly yielding but inwardly firm (idiom)
171外商独资企业 外商獨資企業 wài shāng wai4 shang1 du2 zi1 qi3 ye4wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) (form of legal entity in China); abbr. to 外资企业
172外商直接投资 外商直接投資 wài shāng zhí jiē tóu wai4 shang1 zhi2 jie1 tou2 zi1overseas foreign direct investment (OFDI)
173外设 外設 wài shèwai4 she4peripherals
174外甥 wài shēngwai4 sheng1sister's son; wife's sibling's son
175外甥女 wài sheng wai4 sheng5 nu:3sister's daughter; wife's sibling's daughter
176外甥女婿 wài sheng xuwai4 sheng5 nu:3 xu5sister's daughter's husband
177外甥媳妇 外甥媳婦 wài sheng wai4 sheng5 xi2 fu4sister's son's wife
178外事 wài shìwai4 shi4foreign affairs
179外事处 外事處 wài shì chùwai4 shi4 chu4Foreign Affairs Office (at a university); Foreign Affairs Department
180外手 wài shǒuwai4 shou3right-hand side (of a machine); right-hand side (passenger side) of a vehicle
181外水 wài shuǐwai4 shui3extra income
182外送 wài sòngwai4 song4to send out; fast food delivered
183外孙 外孫 wài sūnwai4 sun1daughter's son; grandson; descendant via the female line
184外孙女 外孫女 wài sūn wai4 sun1 nu:3daughter's daughter; granddaughter
185外孙女儿 外孫女兒 wài sūn rwai4 sun1 nu:3 r5granddaughter (one's daughter's daughter)
186外孙子 外孫子 wài sūn ziwai4 sun1 zi5(coll.) daughter's son; grandson
187外太空 wài tài kōngwai4 tai4 kong1outer space
188外滩 外灘 wài tānWai4 tan1the Shanghai Bund or Waitan
189外逃 wài táowai4 tao2to flee abroad; to run away; to desert; outflow
190外头 外頭 wài touwai4 tou5outside; out
191外推 wài tuīwai4 tui1to extrapolate
192外推法 wài tuī wai4 tui1 fa3extrapolation (math.); to extrapolate
193外文 wài wénwai4 wen2foreign language (written)
194外文系 外文係 wài wén wai4 wen2 xi4department of foreign languages; modern languages (college department)
195外务 外務 wài wai4 wu4to get involved in things which are not one's business; foreign affairs
196外务部 外務部 wài Wai4 wu4 bu4Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Qing Dynasty
197外务大臣 外務大臣 wài chénwai4 wu4 da4 chen2minister of foreign affairs; foreign minister
198外务省 外務省 wài shěngwai4 wu4 sheng3foreign ministry (e.g. of Japan or Korea)
199外线 外線 wài xiànwai4 xian4(military) line of troops encircling an enemy position; (telephony) outside line; (basketball) outside the three-point line
200外乡 外鄉 wài xiāngwai4 xiang1another part of the country; some other place
201外乡人 外鄉人 wài xiāng rénwai4 xiang1 ren2a stranger; out-of-towner
202外向 wài xiàngwai4 xiang4Foreign Minister; extroverted (personality); (economics etc) export-oriented
203外向型 wài xiàng xíngwai4 xiang4 xing2export-oriented (economic model)
204外销 外銷 wài xiāowai4 xiao1to export; to sell abroad
205外小腿 wài xiǎo tuǐwai4 xiao3 tui3shin
206外协 外協 wài xiéwai4 xie2outsourcing; people who judge others by their looks (abbr. for 外貌协会 )
207外斜肌 wài xié wai4 xie2 ji1external oblique muscle (sides of the chest)
208外泄 wài xièwai4 xie4to leak (usually secret information)
209外心 wài xīnwai4 xin1(of a married person) interest in a third person; (old) (of a minister etc) disloyal disposition; (math.) circumcenter (of a polygon)
210外星 wài xīngwai4 xing1alien; extraterrestrial
211外星人 wài xīng rénwai4 xing1 ren2space alien; extraterrestrial
212外星生命 wài xīng shēng mìngwai4 xing1 sheng1 ming4extraterrestrial life
213外型 wài xíngwai4 xing2figure; shape; external form; contour; external form
214外眼角 wài yǎn jiǎowai4 yan3 jiao3outer corner of the eye
215外爷 外爺 wài yewai4 ye5(dialect) maternal grandfather
216外阴 外陰 wài yīnwai4 yin1vulva
217外引内联 外引內聯 wài yǐn nèi liánwai4 yin3 nei4 lian2to introduce investment from abroad and establish lateral ties at home (idiom)
218外用 wài yòngwai4 yong4external
219外愚内智 外愚內智 wài nèi zhìwai4 yu2 nei4 zhi4foolish in appearance but wise inside (idiom)
220外遇 wài wai4 yu4extramarital affair
221外御其侮 外禦其侮 wài wai4 yu4 qi2 wu3internal disunity dissolves at the threat of an invasion from outside (idiom)
222外援 wài yuánwai4 yuan2exogenous; external help; foreign aid
223外圆内方 外圓內方 wài yuán nèi fāngwai4 yuan2 nei4 fang1lit. outside-flexible, inside-firm (idiom); fig. velvet glove
224外院 wài yuànwai4 yuan4outer courtyard
225外在超越 wài zài chāo yuèwai4 zai4 chao1 yue4outer transcendence (perfection through the agency of God)
226外债 外債 wài zhàiwai4 zhai4foreign debt
227外长 外長 wài zhǎngwai4 zhang3foreign minister; secretary of state; minister of foreign affairs
228外照射 wài zhào shèwai4 zhao4 she4external irradiation
229外质膜 外質膜 wài zhì wai4 zhi4 mo2external plasma membrane
230外资企业 外資企業 wài wai4 zi1 qi3 ye4abbr. for 外商独资企业
231外子 wài wai4 zi3(polite) my husband
232外祖父 wài wai4 zu3 fu4maternal grandfather (i.e. mother's father)
233外祖母 wài wai4 zu3 mu3mother's mother; maternal grandmother

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