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1双百方针 雙百方針 shuāng bǎi fāng zhēnshuang1 bai3 fang1 zhen1refers to 百花运动 with its slogan 百花齊放百花齐放百家争鸣
2工业学校 工業學校 gōng xué xiàogong1 ye4 xue2 xiao4technical or industrial school; Classifiers: ,
3走为上 走為上 zǒu wéi shàngzou3 wei2 shang4If everything else fails, retreat. (idiom); see also 三十六計三十六计走为上策
4书包 書包 shū bāoshu1 bao1schoolbag; satchel; bookbag; Classifiers: ,
5百年树人 百年樹人 bǎi nián shù rénbai3 nian2 shu4 ren2It takes ten years to nurture a tree, but a hundred years to train a man (idiom); fig. a good education program takes a long time to develop; cf. 十年樹木十年树木百年树人
6双开 雙開 shuāng kāishuang1 kai1to strip sb of their Party membership and government job (開除黨籍开除党籍开除公职 )
7战斗 戰鬥 zhàn dòuzhan4 dou4to fight; to engage in combat; struggle; battle; Classifiers: ,
8时刻 時刻 shí shi2 ke4time; juncture; moment; period of time; Classifiers: , ; constantly; always
9现象 現象 xiàn xiàngxian4 xiang4phenomenon; Classifiers: , ; appearance
10脑袋 腦袋 nǎo dainao3 dai5head; skull; brains; mental capability; Classifiers: ,
11 xuèxue4blood; colloquial pr. [xie3]; Classifiers: [di1], [pian4]
12 chóngchong2lower form of animal life, including insects, insect larvae, worms and similar creatures; Classifiers: , ; (fig.) person with a particular undesirable characteristic
13成语 成語 chéng cheng2 yu3Chinese set expression, typically of 4 characters, often alluding to a story or historical quotation; idiom; proverb; saying; adage; Classifiers: , ,
14京剧 京劇 jīng Jing1 ju4Beijing opera; Classifiers: ,
15线 xiànxian4thread; string; wire; line; Classifiers: , , ; (after a number) tier (unofficial ranking of a Chinese city)
16感情 gǎn qínggan3 qing2emotion; sentiment; affection; feelings between two persons; Classifiers: ,
17生命 shēng mìngsheng1 ming4life (as the characteristic of living beings); living being; creature; Classifiers: ,
18 mèngmeng4dream; Classifiers: , ; (bound form) to dream
19比赛 比賽 sàibi3 sai4competition (sports etc); match; Classifiers: , ; to compete
20 huāhua1flower; blossom; Classifiers: , , , , , ; fancy pattern; florid; to spend (money, time); (coll.) lecherous; lustful
21 xi4trick; drama; play; show; Classifiers: , ,
22 ci2word; statement; speech; lyrics; Classifiers: , ; a form of lyric poetry, flourishing in the Song dynasty 宋朝 ; Classifiers:
23词典 詞典 diǎnci2 dian3dictionary; also written 辞典 ; Classifiers: ,
24 ka3to stop; to block; (computing) (coll.) slow; (loanword) card; Classifiers: , ; truck (from "car"); calorie (abbr. for 卡路里 ); cassette
25 dàodao4road; path; Classifiers: , ; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) circuit (administrative division)
26机场 機場 chǎngji1 chang3airport; airfield; (slang) service provider for Shadowsocks or similar software for circumventing Internet censorship; Classifiers: ,
27 niúniu2ox; cow; bull; Classifiers: , ; newton (abbr. for 牛顿 ); (slang) awesome
28 càicai4dish (type of food); vegetable; cuisine; Classifiers: , ; (coll.) (one's) type; (of one's skills etc) weak; poor
29杯子 bēi zibei1 zi5cup; glass; Classifiers: ,
30行不改姓,坐不改名 xíng gǎi xìng , zuò gǎi míngxing2 bu4 gai3 xing4 , zuo4 bu4 gai3 ming2see 行不更名坐不改姓
31前不巴村,后不巴店 前不巴村,後不巴店 qián cūn , hòu diànqian2 bu4 ba1 cun1 , hou4 bu4 ba1 dian4see 前不著村前不着村后不着店
32歌剧 歌劇 ge1 ju4Western opera; Classifiers: ,
33说是一回事,而做又是另外一回事 說是一回事,而做又是另外一回事 shuō shì huí shì , ér zuò yòu shì lìng wài huí shìshuo1 shi4 yi1 hui2 shi4 , er2 zuo4 you4 shi4 ling4 wai4 yi1 hui2 shi4see 說是一回事说是一回事做又是另外一回事
34项庄舞剑,志在沛公 項莊舞劍,志在沛公 xiàng zhuāng jiàn , zhì zài pèi gōngXiang4 Zhuang1 wu3 jian4 , zhi4 zai4 Pei4 gong1see 項莊舞劍项庄舞剑意在沛公
35拔刀相助 dāo xiāng zhùba2 dao1 xiang1 zhu4see 路見不平路见不平拔刀相助
36房子 fáng zifang2 zi5house; building (single- or two-story); apartment; room; Classifiers: , , , ,
37食之无味,弃之不甘 食之無味,棄之不甘 shí zhī wèi , zhī gānshi2 zhi1 wu2 wei4 , qi4 zhi1 bu4 gan1see 食之無味食之无味弃之可惜
38党员 黨員 dǎng yuándang3 yuan2party member; Classifiers: , ,
39走为上计 走為上計 zǒu wéi shàng zou3 wei2 shang4 ji4see 三十六計三十六计走为上策
40收之桑榆 shōu zhī sāng shou1 zhi1 sang1 yu2see 失之東隅失之东隅收之桑榆
41草码 草碼 cǎo cao3 ma3the ten numerals 〡,〢,〣,〤,〥,〦,〧,〨,〩, nowadays mainly used in traditional trades such as Chinese medicine
42行千里路,读万卷书 行千里路,讀萬卷書 xíng qiān , wàn juàn shūxing2 qian1 li3 lu4 , du2 wan4 juan4 shu1see 行萬里路行万里路读万卷书
43尺短寸长 尺短寸長 chǐ duǎn cùn chángchi3 duan3 cun4 chang2abbr. for 尺有所短尺有所短寸有所长
44野火春风 野火春風 huǒ chūn fēngye3 huo3 chun1 feng1abbr. for 野火燒不盡野火烧不尽春风吹又生
45树高千丈,落叶归根 樹高千丈,落葉歸根 shù gāo qiān zhàng , luò guī gēnshu4 gao1 qian1 zhang4 , luo4 ye4 gui1 gen1see 樹高千丈树高千丈叶落归根
46黄鳝 黃鱔 huáng shànhuang2 shan4Asian swamp eel (Monopterus albus); Classifiers: ,
47高丽菜 高麗菜 gāo càigao1 li2 cai4cabbage; Classifiers: [ke1], [ge4]; Taiwan pr. [gao1 li4 cai4]
48无声手枪 無聲手槍 shēng shǒu qiāngwu2 sheng1 shou3 qiang1pistol with a silencer; Classifiers: | [gan3], | [zhi1]
49海水不可斗量 hǎi shuǐ dǒu liánghai3 shui3 bu4 ke3 dou3 liang2see 人不可貌相海水不可斗量
50喜剧 喜劇 xi3 ju4comedy; Classifiers: ,
51眼观四处,耳听八方 眼觀四處,耳聽八方 yǎn guān chù , ěr tīng fāngyan3 guan1 si4 chu4 , er3 ting1 ba1 fang1see 眼觀四面眼观四面耳听八方
52临川羡鱼 臨川羨魚 lín chuān xiàn lin2 chuan1 xian4 yu2see 臨淵羨魚临渊羡鱼不如退而结网
53桌布 zhuō zhuo1 bu4tablecloth; (computing) desktop background; wallpaper; Classifiers: , ,
54哑巴吃黄连,有苦说不出 啞巴吃黃連,有苦說不出 ba chī huáng lián , yǒu shuō bu chūya3 ba5 chi1 huang2 lian2 , you3 ku3 shuo1 bu5 chu1to be forced to suffer in silence (idiom); unable to speak of one's bitter suffering; sometimes written 啞子吃黃連哑子吃黄连有苦说不出
55攻其不备 攻其不備 gōng bèigong1 qi2 bu4 bei4see 出其不意出其不意攻其不备
56瓜田李下 guā tián xiàgua1 tian2 li3 xia4abbr. for 瓜田不納履瓜田不纳履李下不整冠
57攻其无备 攻其無備 gōng bèigong1 qi2 wu2 bei4see 出其不意出其不意攻其不备
58和尚打伞 和尚打傘 shang sǎnhe2 shang5 da3 san3see 和尚打傘和尚打伞无法无天
59三十六计,走为上计 三十六計,走為上計 sān shí liù , zǒu wéi shàng san1 shi2 liu4 ji4 , zou3 wei2 shang4 ji4see 三十六計三十六计走为上策
60读万卷书,行万里路 讀萬卷書,行萬里路 wàn juàn shū , xíng wàn du2 wan4 juan4 shu1 , xing2 wan4 li3 lu4see 行萬里路行万里路读万卷书
61冷暖自知 lěng nuǎn zhīleng3 nuan3 zi4 zhi1see 如人飲水如人饮水冷暖自知
62子不嫌母丑,狗不嫌家贫 子不嫌母醜,狗不嫌家貧 xián chǒu , gǒu xián jiā pínzi3 bu4 xian2 mu3 chou3 , gou3 bu4 xian2 jia1 pin2see 兒不嫌母醜儿不嫌母丑狗不嫌家贫
63辞典 辭典 diǎnci2 dian3dictionary; also written 词典 ; Classifiers: ,
64船到桥头自然直 船到橋頭自然直 chuán dào qiáo tóu rán zhíchuan2 dao4 qiao2 tou2 zi4 ran2 zhi2lit. when the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current (proverb); fig. everything will be all right; cf 車到山前必有路车到山前必有路船到桥头自然直
65临河羡鱼 臨河羨魚 lín xiàn lin2 he2 xian4 yu2see 臨淵羨魚临渊羡鱼不如退而结网
66萝卜青菜,各有所爱 蘿蔔青菜,各有所愛 luó bo qīng cài , yǒu suǒ àiluo2 bo5 qing1 cai4 , ge4 you3 suo3 ai4see 蘿蔔白菜萝卜白菜各有所爱
67天外有天,人外有人 tiān wài yǒu tiān , rén wài yǒu réntian1 wai4 you3 tian1 , ren2 wai4 you3 ren2see 人外有人天外有天
68满盘皆输 滿盤皆輸 mǎn pán jiē shūman3 pan2 jie1 shu1see 一著不慎一着不慎满盘皆输
69好借好还,再借不难 好借好還,再借不難 hǎo jiè hǎo huán , zài jiè nánhao3 jie4 hao3 huan2 , zai4 jie4 bu4 nan2see 有借有還有借有还再借不难
70会话 會話 huì huàhui4 hua4(language learning) conversation; dialog; to converse (in a non-native language); (computing) session; Classifiers: ,
71临渊羡鱼 臨淵羨魚 lín yuān xiàn lin2 yuan1 xian4 yu2see 臨淵羨魚临渊羡鱼不如退而结网
72胳臂 beige1 bei5arm; Classifiers: [tiao2], [zhi1]; also pr. [ge1 bi4]
73人不可貌相 rén mào xiàngren2 bu4 ke3 mao4 xiang4you can't judge a person by appearance (idiom); you can't judge a book by its cover; often in combination 人不可貌相海水不可斗量
74聪明一世,懵懂一时 聰明一世,懵懂一時 cōng ming shì , měng dǒng shícong1 ming5 yi1 shi4 , meng3 dong3 yi1 shi2see 聰明一世聪明一世糊涂一时
75万事皆备,只欠东风 萬事皆備,只欠東風 wàn shì jiē bèi , zhǐ qiàn dōng fēngwan4 shi4 jie1 bei4 , zhi3 qian4 dong1 feng1everything is ready, all we need is an east wind (idiom); lacking only one tiny crucial item; also written 萬事俱備万事俱备只欠东风
76丈二金刚摸不着头脑 丈二金剛摸不著頭腦 zhàng èr jīn gāng bu zháo tóu nǎozhang4 er4 Jin1 gang1 mo1 bu5 zhao2 tou2 nao3see 丈二和尚丈二和尚摸不着头脑
77大蒜 suànda4 suan4garlic; Classifiers: ,
78海洋大学 海洋大學 hǎi yáng xuéhai3 yang2 da4 xue2university on the sea; Classifiers: [suo3], [zuo4]
79吃着碗里,瞧着锅里 吃著碗裡,瞧著鍋裡 chī zhe wǎn , qiáo zhe guō chi1 zhe5 wan3 li3 , qiao2 zhe5 guo1 li3see 吃著碗裡吃着碗里看着锅里
80宁为鸡头,不为凤尾 寧為雞頭,不為鳳尾 nìng wéi tóu , wéi fèng wěining4 wei2 ji1 tou2 , bu4 wei2 feng4 wei3see 寧做雞頭宁做鸡头不做凤尾
81欲加之罪,何患无词 慾加之罪,何患無詞 jiā zhī zuì , huàn yu4 jia1 zhi1 zui4 , he2 huan4 wu2 ci2If you want to condemn sb, don't worry about the pretext (成语 saw, from Zuozhuan 左傳 |左传 ); one can always trump up a charge against sb; Give a dog a bad name, then hang him.; also written 慾加之罪 ,何患無辭 |欲加之罪 ,何患无辞
82又要马儿好,又要马儿不吃草 又要馬兒好,又要馬兒不吃草 yòu yào r hǎo , yòu yào r chī cǎoyou4 yao4 ma3 r5 hao3 , you4 yao4 ma3 r5 bu4 chi1 cao3see 又要馬兒跑又要马儿跑又要马儿不吃草
83嘴上无毛,办事不牢 嘴上無毛,辦事不牢 zuǐ shàng máo , bàn shì láozui3 shang4 wu2 mao2 , ban4 shi4 bu4 lao2see 嘴上沒毛嘴上没毛办事不牢
84八仙过海,各显其能 八仙過海,各顯其能 xiān guò hǎi , xiǎn néngBa1 xian1 guo4 hai3 , ge4 xian3 qi2 neng2see 八仙過海八仙过海各显神通
85车到山前必有路 車到山前必有路 chē dào shān qián yǒu che1 dao4 shan1 qian2 bi4 you3 lu4lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through. (idiom); fig. Everything will turn out for the best.; Let's worry about it when it happens.; It will be all right on the night.; cf couplet 車到山前必有路车到山前必有路船到桥头自然直
86车到山前自有路 車到山前自有路 chē dào shān qián yǒu che1 dao4 shan1 qian2 zi4 you3 lu4lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through. (idiom); fig. Everything will turn out for the best.; Let's worry about it when it happens.; It will be all right on the night.; cf couplet 車到山前必有路车到山前必有路船到桥头自然直
87成王败寇 成王敗寇 chéng wáng bài kòucheng2 wang2 bai4 kou4see 成則為王成则为王败则为寇
88守株缘木 守株緣木 shǒu zhū yuán shou3 zhu1 yuan2 mu4abbr. for 守株待兔守株待兔缘木求鱼
89苏州码子 蘇州碼子 zhōu ziSu1 zhou1 ma3 zi5Suzhou numerals, i.e. the ten numerals 〡,〢,〣,〤,〥,〦,〧,〨,〩, nowadays mainly used in traditional trades such as Chinese medicine; also called 草码
90嘴硬心软 嘴硬心軟 zuǐ yìng xīn ruǎnzui3 ying4 xin1 ruan3see 刀子嘴豆腐心
91画报 畫報 huà bàohua4 bao4illustrated magazine; Classifiers: , , ,
92图集 圖集 tu2 ji2collection of pictures; atlas; Classifiers: ,
93成者为王,败者为寇 成者為王,敗者為寇 chéng zhě wéi wáng , bài zhě wéi kòucheng2 zhe3 wei2 wang2 , bai4 zhe3 wei2 kou4see 成則為王成则为王败则为寇
94三个臭皮匠,胜过一个诸葛亮 三個臭皮匠,勝過一個諸葛亮 sān chòu jiang , shèng guò zhū liàngsan1 ge4 chou4 pi2 jiang5 , sheng4 guo4 yi1 ge4 Zhu1 ge3 Liang4variant of 三個臭皮匠三个臭皮匠赛过一个诸葛亮
95事儿 事兒 shì rshi4 r5one's employment; business; matter that needs to be settled; (northern dialect) (of a person) demanding; trying; troublesome; erhua variant of ; Classifiers: ,
96人往高处爬,水往低处流 人往高處爬,水往低處流 rén wǎng gāo chù , shuǐ wǎng chù liúren2 wang3 gao1 chu4 pa2 , shui3 wang3 di1 chu4 liu2see 人往高處走人往高处走水往低处流
97躲过初一,躲不过十五 躲過初一,躲不過十五 duǒ guò chū , duǒ guò shí duo3 guo4 chu1 yi1 , duo3 bu4 guo4 shi2 wu3see 躲得過初一躲得过初一躲不过十五
98养兵千日,用在一时 養兵千日,用在一時 yǎng bīng qiān , yòng zài shíyang3 bing1 qian1 ri4 , yong4 zai4 yi1 shi2see 養兵千日养兵千日用兵一时
99悬梁刺股 懸樑刺股 xuán liáng xuan2 liang2 ci4 gu3to study assiduously and tirelessly (idiom); see also 頭懸梁头悬梁锥刺股
100精诚所加,金石为开 精誠所加,金石為開 jīng chéng suǒ jiā , jīn shí wèi kāijing1 cheng2 suo3 jia1 , jin1 shi2 wei4 kai1see 精誠所至精诚所至金石为开

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