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1 cóngCong2from; through; via; to follow; to obey; to engage in (an activity); never (in negative sentence); (Taiwan pr. [zong4]) retainer; assistant; auxiliary; subordinate; related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor; surname Cong
2从而 從而 cóng ércong2 er2thus; thereby
3从事 從事 cóng shìcong2 shi4to go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
4从来 從來 cóng láicong2 lai2always; at all times; never (if used in negative sentence)
5服从 服從 cóngfu2 cong2to obey (an order); to comply; to defer
6从此 從此 cóng cong2 ci3from now on; since then; henceforth
7从前 從前 cóng qiáncong2 qian2previously; formerly; once upon a time
8自从 自從 cóngzi4 cong2since (a time); ever since
9从小 從小 cóng xiǎocong2 xiao3from childhood; as a child
10从中 從中 cóng zhōngcong2 zhong1from within; therefrom
11从不 從不 cóng cong2 bu4never
12从未 從未 cóng wèicong2 wei4never
13无从 無從 cóngwu2 cong2not to have access; beyond one's authority or capability; sth one has no way of doing
14从容 從容 cóng róngcong2 rong2to enlist; to be in the army; to go easy; unhurried; calm; Taiwan pr. [cong1 rong2]
15顺从 順從 shùn cóngshun4 cong2obedient; to comply; to submit; to defer
16从属 從屬 cóng shǔcong2 shu3subordinate
17从头 從頭 cóng tóucong2 tou2anew; from the start
18听从 聽從 tīng cóngting1 cong2to listen and obey; to comply with; to heed; to hearken
19碍难从命 礙難從命 ài nán cóng mìngai4 nan2 cong2 ming4difficult to obey orders (idiom); much to my embarrassment, I am unable to comply
20悲从中来 悲從中來 bēi cóng zhōng láibei1 cong2 zhong1 lai2overcome by grief (idiom)
21便宜从事 便宜從事 biàn cóng shìbian4 yi2 cong2 shi4act as one sees fit (idiom)
22宾语关系从句 賓語關係從句 bīn guān cóng bin1 yu3 guan1 xi4 cong2 ju4object relative clause
23病从口入 病從口入 bìng cóng kǒu bing4 cong2 kou3 ru4Illness enters by the mouth (idiom). Mind what you eat!; fig. A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
24病从口入,祸从口出 病從口入,禍從口出 bìng cóng kǒu , huò cóng kǒu chūbing4 cong2 kou3 ru4 , huo4 cong2 kou3 chu1Illness enters by the mouth, trouble comes out by the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
25操切从事 操切從事 cāo qiè cóng shìcao1 qie4 cong2 shi4to act with undue haste; to go about impetuously (idiom)
26草率从事 草率從事 cǎo shuài cóng shìcao3 shuai4 cong2 shi4to do a job carelessly (idiom)
27从长计议 從長計議 cóng cháng cong2 chang2 ji4 yi4to take one's time making a decision (idiom); to consider at length
28从此往后 從此往後 cóng wǎng hòucong2 ci3 wang3 hou4from here on
29从从容容 從從容容 cóng cóng róng róngcong2 cong2 rong2 rong2unhurried; all in good time
30从动 從動 cóng dòngcong2 dong4-driven (of mechanism, driven by a component); slave (wheel, pulley)
31从恶如崩 從惡如崩 cóng è bēngcong2 e4 ru2 beng1It is easy to learn what is bad. (idiom)
32从犯 從犯 cóng fàncong2 fan4accessory to a crime; accomplice
33从何 從何 cóng cong2 he2whence?; where from?
34从化 從化 cóng huàCong2 hua4Conghua county level city in Guangzhou 广州 , Guangdong
35从化市 從化市 cóng huà shìCong2 hua4 shi4Conghua county level city in Guangzhou 广州 , Guangdong
36从缓 從緩 cóng huǎncong2 huan3not to hurry; to procrastinate; to postpone
37从谏如流 從諫如流 cóng jiàn liúcong2 jian4 ru2 liu2to follow admonition as natural flow (idiom); to accept criticism or correction (even from one's inferiors)
38从江 從江 cóng jiāngCong2 jiang1Congjiang county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔东南州 , Guizhou
39从江县 從江縣 cóng jiāng xiànCong2 jiang1 xian4Congjiang county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔东南州 , Guizhou
40从今 從今 cóng jīncong2 jin1from now on
41从今天起 從今天起 cóng jīn tiān cong2 jin1 tian1 qi3starting from today
42从今以后 從今以後 cóng jīn hòucong2 jin1 yi3 hou4henceforth
43从井救人 從井救人 cóng jǐng jiù réncong2 jing3 jiu4 ren2to jump into a well to rescue sb else (idiom); fig. to help others at the risk to oneself
44从句 從句 cóng cong2 ju4clause
45从军 從軍 cóng jūncong2 jun1to enlist; to serve in the army
46从宽 從寬 cóng kuāncong2 kuan1lenient; leniently
47从来不 從來不 cóng lái cong2 lai2 bu4never
48从来没 從來沒 cóng lái méicong2 lai2 mei2have never; has never
49从来没有 從來沒有 cóng lái méi yǒucong2 lai2 mei2 you3have never; never before
50从里到外 從裡到外 cóng dào wàicong2 li3 dao4 wai4from the inside to the outside; through and through; thoroughly
51从里向外 從裡向外 cóng xiàng wàicong2 li3 xiang4 wai4from inside to outside (idiom)
52从吏 從吏 cóng cong2 li4minor official; to be an official
53从良 從良 cóng liángcong2 liang2(of a slave or servant) to be given one's freedom; (of a prostitute) to marry and leave one's trade
54从零开始 從零開始 cóng líng kāi shǐcong2 ling2 kai1 shi3to start from scratch
55从略 從略 cóng lüècong2 lu:e4to omit (less important details etc)
56从没 從沒 cóng méicong2 mei2never (in the past); never did
57从命 從命 cóng mìngcong2 ming4to obey an order; to comply; to do sb's bidding; to do as requested
58从那时侯 從那時侯 cóng shí hòucong2 na4 shi2 hou4from that time on; since then|||; from that time on; since then
59从难从严 從難從嚴 cóng nán cóng yáncong2 nan2 cong2 yan2demanding and strict (idiom); exacting
60从轻 從輕 cóng qīngcong2 qing1to be lenient (in sentencing)
61从轻处罚 從輕處罰 cóng qīng chǔ cong2 qing1 chu3 fa2to be lenient in meting out punishment (idiom)
62从去年 從去年 cóng niáncong2 qu4 nian2since last year
63从容不迫 從容不迫 cóng róng cong2 rong2 bu4 po4calm; unruffled
64从容坚定 從容堅定 cóng róng jiān dìngcong2 rong2 jian1 ding4to stand firm and keep coolheaded (idiom)
65从容就义 從容就義 cóng róng jiù cong2 rong2 jiu4 yi4to meet one's death like a hero (idiom)
66从容中道 從容中道 cóng róng zhōng dàocong2 rong2 zhong1 dao4to embody the right way naturally and easily (idiom)
67从容自若 從容自若 cóng róng ruòcong2 rong2 zi4 ruo4to be relaxed and composed (idiom)
68从善如登 從善如登 cóng shàn dēngcong2 shan4 ru2 deng1To attain perfection is difficult. (idiom)
69从善如登,从恶如崩 從善如登,從惡如崩 cóng shàn dēng , cóng è bēngcong2 shan4 ru2 deng1 , cong2 e4 ru2 beng1doing good is like a hard climb, doing evil is like an easy fall (idiom)
70从善如流 從善如流 cóng shàn liúcong2 shan4 ru2 liu2readily following good advice (idiom); willing to accept other people's views
71从上而下 從上而下 cóng shàng ér xiàcong2 shang4 er2 xia4from above down (idiom)
72从实招来 從實招來 cóng shí zhāo láicong2 shi2 zhao1 lai2to own up to the facts
73从事研究 從事研究 cóng shì yán jiūcong2 shi4 yan2 jiu1to do research; to carry out research
74从速 從速 cóng cong2 su4(to do sth) with dispatch; as soon as possible
75从速办理 從速辦理 cóng bàn cong2 su4 ban4 li3to expedite the execution (of an official order, etc.) (idiom)
76从天而降 從天而降 cóng tiān ér jiàngcong2 tian1 er2 jiang4lit. to drop from the sky (idiom); fig. to appear unexpectedly; to arise abruptly; out of the blue; to drop into one's lap
77从头到脚 從頭到腳 cóng tóu dào jiǎocong2 tou2 dao4 jiao3from head to foot
78从头到尾 從頭到尾 cóng tóu dào wěicong2 tou2 dao4 wei3from start to finish; from head to tail; the whole (thing)
79从头至尾 從頭至尾 cóng tóu zhì wěicong2 tou2 zhi4 wei3from first to last; from start to finish
80从外表来看 從外表來看 cóng wài biǎo lái kàncong2 wai4 biao3 lai2 kan4looking from the outside; seen from the outside
81从未有过 從未有過 cóng wèi yǒu guòcong2 wei4 you3 guo4to have no precedent (idiom)
82从下向上 從下向上 cóng xià xiàng shàngcong2 xia4 xiang4 shang4from down up
83从先 從先 cóng xiāncong2 xian1(dialect) before; in the past; previously
84从心所欲 從心所欲 cóng xīn suǒ cong2 xin1 suo3 yu4whatever you like; to do as one pleases
85从严 從嚴 cóng yáncong2 yan2strict; rigorous; severely
86从严惩处 從嚴懲處 cóng yán chéng chǔcong2 yan2 cheng2 chu3to deal with sb severely (idiom)
87从业 從業 cóng cong2 ye4to practice (a trade)
88从业人员 從業人員 cóng rén yuáncong2 ye4 ren2 yuan2employee; person employed in a trade or profession
89从一而终 從一而終 cóng ér zhōngcong2 yi1 er2 zhong1faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
90从影 從影 cóng yǐngcong2 ying3to make movies; to be a movie actor (or actress)
91从优 從優 cóng yōucong2 you1preferential treatment; most favored terms
92从早到晚 從早到晚 cóng zǎo dào wǎncong2 zao3 dao4 wan3from morning to night (idiom)
93从者 從者 cóng zhěcong2 zhe3follower; attendant
94从中调解 從中調解 cóng zhōng tiáo jiěcong2 zhong1 tiao2 jie3to act as an intermediary
95从众 從眾 cóng zhòngcong2 zhong4to follow the crowd; to conform
96打从 打從 cóngda3 cong2from; (ever) since
97抵死不从 抵死不從 cóngdi3 si3 bu4 cong2to refuse to submit even unto death (idiom)
98负笈从师 負笈從師 cóng shīfu4 ji2 cong2 shi1to leave home to seek knowledge (idiom)
99敢不从命 敢不從命 gǎn cóng mìnggan3 bu4 cong2 ming4to not dare to disobey an order (idiom)
100跟从 跟從 gēn cónggen1 cong2to follow; (of a woman) to get married; (old) attendant
101恭敬不如从命 恭敬不如從命 gōng jìng cóng mìnggong1 jing4 bu4 ru2 cong2 ming4deference is no substitute for obedience (idiom); (said to accept sb's request, invitation etc)
102过从 過從 guò cóngguo4 cong2to have relations with; to associate with
103何去何从 何去何從 cónghe2 qu4 he2 cong2what course to follow; what path to take
104祸从口出 禍從口出 huò cóng kǒu chūhuo4 cong2 kou3 chu1Trouble issues from the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
105降心相从 降心相從 jiàng xīn xiāng cóngjiang4 xin1 xiang1 cong2to subject one's own will to the dictate of others (idiom)
106军法从事 軍法從事 jūn cóng shìjun1 fa3 cong2 shi4to punish by military law (idiom)
107老鼠拉龟,无从下手 老鼠拉龜,無從下手 lǎo shǔ guī , cóng xià shǒulao3 shu3 la1 gui1 , wu2 cong2 xia4 shou3like mice trying to pull a turtle, nowhere to get a hand grip (idiom); no clue where to start
108乐于从命 樂於從命 cóng mìngle4 yu2 cong2 ming4to be happy to obey (idiom)
109力不从心 力不從心 cóng xīnli4 bu4 cong2 xin1less capable than desirable (idiom); not as strong as one would wish; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
110盲从 盲從 máng cóngmang2 cong2to follow blindly; to conform slavishly; unthinking obedience
111面从后言 面從後言 miàn cóng hòu yánmian4 cong2 hou4 yan2compliant to sb.'s face but carping behind his back (idiom)
112名从主人 名從主人 míng cóng zhǔ rénming2 cong2 zhu3 ren2named after (the original owner)
113墨绖从戎 墨絰從戎 dié cóng róngmo4 die2 cong2 rong2to go to the battlefront while still in mourning (idiom)
114弃恶从善 棄惡從善 è cóng shànqi4 e4 cong2 shan4to renounce evil and turn to virtue (idiom)
115轻车简从 輕車簡從 qīng chē jiǎn cóngqing1 che1 jian3 cong2(of an official) to travel with little luggage and just a small escort; to travel without ostentation
116轻装简从 輕裝簡從 qīng zhuāng jiǎn cóngqing1 zhuang1 jian3 cong2to travel with a minimum of pomp (idiom)
117屈从 屈從 cóngqu1 cong2to capitulate
118去恶从善 去惡從善 è cóng shànqu4 e4 cong2 shan4to shun evil and follow good (idiom)
119人从 人從 rén cóngren2 cong2retinue; hangers-on
120任从 任從 rèn cóngren4 cong2at one's discretion
121入乡从乡 入鄉從鄉 xiāng cóng xiāngru4 xiang1 cong2 xiang1to conform to the custom of the land (idiom)
122三从四德 三從四德 sān cóng san1 cong2 si4 de2Confucian moral injunctions for women, namely: obey in turn three men father, husband and son, plus the four virtues of morality , physical charm , propriety in speech and efficiency in needlework
123善善从长 善善從長 shàn shàn cóng chángshan4 shan4 cong2 chang2capable of learning from others' strong points to offset one's weakness (idiom)
124舍己从人 捨己從人 shě cóng rénshe3 ji3 cong2 ren2to drop one's own opinion and accept the popular one (idiom)
125舍正从邪 捨正從邪 shě zhèng cóng xiéshe3 zheng4 cong2 xie2to be corrupted by evil influences (idiom)
126沈从文 沈從文 shěn cóng wénShen3 Cong2 wen2Shen Congwen (1902-1988), novelist
127师从 師從 shī cóngshi1 cong2to study under (a teacher)
128侍从 侍從 shì cóngshi4 cong2to serve (an important personage); attendant; retainer
129侍从官 侍從官 shì cóng guānshi4 cong2 guan1aide-de-camp
130誓死不从 誓死不從 shì cóngshi4 si3 bu4 cong2to vow to die rather than obey (idiom)
131随从 隨從 suí cóngsui2 cong2to accompany; to follow; to attend; entourage; attendant
132天不从人 天不從人 tiān cóng réntian1 bu4 cong2 ren2Heaven declines to accept one's wish. (idiom)
133天从人愿 天從人願 tiān cóng rén yuàntian1 cong2 ren2 yuan4by the grace of God (idiom)
134投笔从戎 投筆從戎 tóu cóng róngtou2 bi3 cong2 rong2to lay down the pen and take up the sword (idiom); to join the military (esp. of educated person)
135万难从命 萬難從命 wàn nán cóng mìngwan4 nan2 cong2 ming4impossible to comply with sb.'s wish (idiom)
136唯命是从 唯命是從 wéi mìng shì cóngwei2 ming4 shi4 cong2to follow obediently
137唯上是从 唯上是從 wéi shàng shì cóngwei2 shang4 shi4 cong2to follow whatever the leader says (idiom)
138无从交代 無從交代 cóng jiāo dàiwu2 cong2 jiao1 dai4to have no way of confessing (idiom)
139无从下手 無從下手 cóng xià shǒuwu2 cong2 xia4 shou3to have no way of doing sth.; to not know how to start (idiom)
140无从置喙 無從置喙 cóng zhì huìwu2 cong2 zhi4 hui4to be impossible to intervene (idiom)
141无可适从 無可適從 shì cóngwu2 ke3 shi4 cong2to be at a loss what to do (idiom)
142无所适从 無所適從 suǒ shì cóngwu2 suo3 shi4 cong2not knowing which course to follow (idiom); at a loss what to do
143恶恶从短 惡惡從短 è cóng duǎnwu4 e4 cong2 duan3to decry evil without acting (idiom)
144喜从天降 喜從天降 cóng tiān jiàngxi3 cong2 tian1 jiang4joy from heaven (idiom); overjoyed at unexpected good news; unlooked-for happy event
145胁从不问 脅從不問 xié cóng wènxie2 cong2 bu4 wen4to let go unpunished; to let off an unwilling accomplice (idiom)
146胁从犯 脅從犯 xié cóng fànxie2 cong2 fan4induced accomplice; coerced accomplice; accomplice under duress
147欣然从命 欣然從命 xīn rán cóng mìngxin1 ran2 cong2 ming4to obey without reluctance (idiom)
148信从 信從 xìn cóngxin4 cong2to trust and obey
149行不从径 行不從徑 xíng cóng jìngxing2 bu4 cong2 jing4lit. not following the straight path (idiom); fig. looking for a shortcut to get ahead in work or study
150驯从 馴從 xùn cóngxun4 cong2tame; obedient
151言听计从 言聽計從 yán tīng cóngyan2 ting1 ji4 cong2to see, hear and obey (idiom); to take advice; to take sb at his word
152一部二十四史,不知从何说起 一部二十四史,不知從何說起 èr shí shǐ , zhī cóng shuō yi1 bu4 er4 shi2 si4 shi3 , bu4 zhi1 cong2 he2 shuo1 qi3It's a long and intricate story, I hardly know where to start.
153依从 依從 cóngyi1 cong2to comply with; to obey
154应从 應從 yìng cóngying4 cong2to assent; to comply with
155欲不可从 欲不可從 cóngyu4 bu4 ke3 cong2Desire must be kept under control. (idiom)
156择善而从 擇善而從 shàn ér cóngze2 shan4 er2 cong2to choose the right course and follow it (idiom)
157执意不从 執意不從 zhí cóngzhi2 yi4 bu4 cong2to obstinately refuse to yield (idiom)
158指挥有方,人人乐从 指揮有方,人人樂從 zhǐ huī yǒu fāng , rén rén cóngzhi3 hui1 you3 fang1 , ren2 ren2 le4 cong2Command right and you will be obeyed cheerfully. (idiom)
159治丧从俭 治喪從儉 zhì sàng cóng jiǎnzhi4 sang4 cong2 jian3to be frugal in attending to funeral rites (idiom)
160中心埋置关系从句 中心埋置關係從句 zhōng xīn mái zhì guān cóng zhong1 xin1 mai2 zhi4 guan1 xi4 cong2 ju4center-embedded relative clauses
161主从 主從 zhǔ cóngzhu3 cong2master-slave (computing); client-server (computing); primary and secondary
162自觉从严 自覺從嚴 jué cóng yánzi4 jue2 cong2 yan2to be strict with oneself (idiom)
163驺从 騶從 zōu cóngzou1 cong2mounted escort
164尊从 尊從 zūn cóngzun1 cong2to comply with; to follow (directives); to defer (to the judgment of superiors); to obey; to observe; to follow
165从父 從父 cóng cong2 fu4paternal uncle
166从母 從母 cóng cong2 mu3maternal aunt
167从兄 從兄 cóng xiōngcong2 xiong1older male second cousin
168从子 從子 cóng cong2 zi3paternal uncle's son; nephew
169太阳从西边出来 太陽從西邊出來 tài yáng cóng biān chū láitai4 yang2 cong2 xi1 bian1 chu1 lai2lit. the sun rises in the west (idiom); fig. hell freezes over; pigs can fly

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