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Talking Chinese English Dictionary

Talking Chinese<->English dictionary with pinyin, English definition, pronunciation, variants, stroke animation, stroke order image, and sample sentences.
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IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
1 ràorao4to wind; to coil (thread); to rotate around; to spiral; to move around; to go round (an obstacle); to by-pass; to make a detour; to confuse; to perplex; variant of , to rotate around; to spiral; to move around; to go round (an obstacle); to by-pass; to make a detour
2绕过 繞過 rào guòrao4 guo4to detour; to bypass; to circumvent; to avoid; to wind around (of a road etc)
3绕脖子 繞脖子 rào zirao4 bo2 zi5tricky; involved; to beat about the bush
4绕道 繞道 rào dàorao4 dao4roundabout route; detour
5绕道迂回 繞道迂回 rào dào huírao4 dao4 yu1 hui2to make a detour (idiom)
6绕地 繞地 rào rao4 di4to orbit the earth
7绕口令 繞口令 rào kǒu lìngrao4 kou3 ling4tongue-twister
8绕来绕去 繞來繞去 rào lái rào rao4 lai2 rao4 qu4meandering and circuitous (idiom); to go around in circles and never get anywhere
9绕梁三日 繞梁三日 rào liáng sān rao4 liang2 san1 ri4reverberates around the rafters for three days (idiom); fig. sonorous and resounding (esp. of singing voice)
10绕流 繞流 rào liúrao4 liu2turbulence (in fluid mechanics)
11绕路 繞路 rào rao4 lu4to make a detour; to take the long route
12绕圈子 繞圈子 rào quān zirao4 quan1 zi5to go around in circles; to make a detour; (fig.) to beat about the bush
13绕绕 繞繞 rào ràorao4 rao4twisting and turning; involved and tricky
14绕射 繞射 rào shèrao4 she4interference (of wave motion in physics)
15绕手 繞手 rào shǒurao4 shou3thorny issue; tricky case
16绕腾 繞騰 rào tengrao4 teng5to run a long way around; fig. to speak vaguely around the topic without getting to the point; to beat about the bush
17绕弯 繞彎 rào wānrao4 wan1to go for a walk around; fig. to speak in a roundabout way
18绕弯儿 繞彎兒 rào wān rrao4 wan1 r5to go for a walk around; fig. to speak in a roundabout way
19绕弯子儿 繞彎子兒 rào wān rrao4 wan1 zi3 r5lit. to go on a long detour; fig. to speak vaguely around the topic without getting to the point; to beat about the bush
20绕弯子 繞彎子 rào wān zirao4 wan1 zi5lit. to go on a long detour; fig. to speak vaguely around the topic without getting to the point; to beat about the bush
21绕膝 繞膝 rào rao4 xi1(children) run around parent's knees; fig. to stay to look after one's elderly parents
22绕膝承欢 繞膝承歡 rào chéng huānrao4 xi1 cheng2 huan1to live with one's parents, thus bringing them happiness (idiom)
23绕行 繞行 rào xíngrao4 xing2detour; long way around
24绕一圈 繞一圈 rào quānrao4 yi1 quan1to go around one time; to do a circuit
25绕远儿 繞遠兒 rào yuǎn rrao4 yuan3 r5the road twists here and there; to make a detour; to take a long way around
26绕组 繞組 rào rao4 zu3coil (in electric motor or transformer)
27绕嘴 繞嘴 rào zuǐrao4 zui3hard to get one's mouth around; a tongue-twister

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