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1开始 開始 kāi shǐkai1 shi3to begin; beginning; to start; initial; Classifiers:
2原始 yuán shǐyuan2 shi3first; original; primitive; original (document etc)
3始终 始終 shǐ zhōngshi3 zhong1from beginning to end; all along
4秦始皇 qín shǐ huángQin2 Shi3 huang2Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC), the first emperor
5 shǐshi3to begin; to start; then; only then
6原始社会 原始社會 yuán shǐ shè huìyuan2 shi3 she4 hui4primitive society
7创始人 創始人 chuàng shǐ rénchuang4 shi3 ren2creator; founder; initiator
8初始 chū shǐchu1 shi3initial; starting (point)
9报本反始 報本反始 bào běn fǎn shǐbao4 ben3 fan3 shi3ensure that you pay debts of gratitude (idiom)
10倡始 chàng shǐchang4 shi3to initiate
11成始成终 成始成終 chéng shǐ chéng zhōngcheng2 shi3 cheng2 zhong1well done from beginning to end (idiom)
12重新开始 重新開始 chóng xīn kāi shǐchong2 xin1 kai1 shi3to resume; to restart; to start afresh
13初始化 chū shǐ huàchu1 shi3 hua4(computing) to initialize; initialization
14创始 創始 chuàng shǐchuang4 shi3to initiate; to found
15创始者 創始者 chuàng shǐ zhěchuang4 shi3 zhe3creator; initiator
16从零开始 從零開始 cóng líng kāi shǐcong2 ling2 kai1 shi3to start from scratch
17更始 gēng shǐgeng1 shi3to make a new start; to regenerate
18固始 shǐGu4 shi3Gushi county in Xinyang 信阳 , Henan
19固始县 固始縣 shǐ xiànGu4 shi3 xian4Gushi county in Xinyang 信阳 , Henan
20贯彻始终 貫徹始終 guàn chè shǐ zhōngguan4 che4 shi3 zhong1to follow through; to carry through to the end
21建始 jiàn shǐJian4 shi3Jianshi county in Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture 恩施土家族苗族自治州 , Hubei
22建始县 建始縣 jiàn shǐ xiànJian4 shi3 xian4Jianshi county in Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture 恩施土家族苗族自治州 , Hubei
23敬陈始末 敬陳始末 jìng chén shǐ jing4 chen2 shi3 mo4to make a detailed explanation respectfully (idiom)
24开始比赛 開始比賽 kāi shǐ sàikai1 shi3 bi3 sai4to start a match; to kick off
25开始以前 開始以前 kāi shǐ qiánkai1 shi3 yi3 qian2before the beginning (of sth)
26开始营业 開始營業 kāi shǐ yíng kai1 shi3 ying2 ye4to start trading; to open for business
27摩登原始人 dēng yuán shǐ rénMo2 deng1 Yuan2 shi3 ren2The Flintstones (TV Series)
28起始 shǐqi3 shi3to originate
29千里之行,始于足下 千里之行,始於足下 qiān zhī xíng , shǐ xiàqian1 li3 zhi1 xing2 , shi3 yu2 zu2 xia4lit. a thousand mile journey begins with the first step; fig. big accomplishments come from an accumulation of little achievements made one by one
30秦始皇帝 qín shǐ huáng Qin2 Shi3 Huang2 di4the First Emperor 259-210 BC
31秦始皇帝陵 qín shǐ huáng língQin2 Shi3 Huang2 di4 ling2the mausoleum of the First Emperor near Xi'an
32秦始皇陵 qín shǐ huáng língQin2 Shi3 huang2 ling2the tomb of the first emperor at Mt Li 骊山 near Xi'an (awaits excavation)
33全始全终 全始全終 quán shǐ quán zhōngquan2 shi3 quan2 zhong1to see sth. through all the way (idiom)
34善始善终 善始善終 shàn shǐ shàn zhōngshan4 shi3 shan4 zhong1where there's a start, there's a finish (idiom); to finish once one starts sth; to carry things through; I started, so I'll finish.
35始点 始點 shǐ diǎnshi3 dian3starting point; initial point
36始发 始發 shǐ shi3 fa1(of trains etc) to set off (on a journey); to start (being issued or circulated); to start (happening); originating
37始建 shǐ jiànshi3 jian4to start building; first built
38始料未及 shǐ liào wèi shi3 liao4 wei4 ji2not expected at the outset (idiom); unforeseen; to be surprised by the turn of events
39始末 shǐ shi3 mo4whole story; the ins and outs
40始新纪 始新紀 shǐ xīn shi3 xin1 ji4Eocene (geological epoch from 55m-34m years ago)
41始新世 shǐ xīn shìShi3 xin1 shi4Eocene (geological epoch from 55m-34m years ago)
42始新统 始新統 shǐ xīn tǒngshi3 xin1 tong3Eocene system (geology)
43始兴 始興 shǐ xīngShi3 xing1Shixing County in Shaoguan 韶关 , Guangdong
44始兴县 始興縣 shǐ xīng xiànShi3 xing1 Xian4Shixing County in Shaoguan 韶关 , Guangdong
45始终不渝 始終不渝 shǐ zhōng shi3 zhong1 bu4 yu2unswerving; unflinching
46始终其事 始終其事 shǐ zhōng shìshi3 zhong1 qi2 shi4to manage sth. from beginning to end; to dedicate oneself to a job from first to last (idiom)
47始终如一 始終如一 shǐ zhōng shi3 zhong1 ru2 yi1unswerving from start to finish (idiom)
48始终一贯 始終一貫 shǐ zhōng guànshi3 zhong1 yi1 guan4consistent from beginning to end (idiom)
49始祖 shǐ shi3 zu3primogenitor; founder of a school or trade
50始祖鸟 始祖鳥 shǐ niǎoshi3 zu3 niao3Archaeopteryx
51始作俑者 shǐ zuò yǒng zhěshi3 zuo4 yong3 zhe3lit. the first person to bury funerary dolls (idiom); fig. the originator of an evil practice
52未始 wèi shǐwei4 shi3not necessarily; may not turn out to be; maybe not
53未始不可 wèi shǐ wei4 shi3 bu4 ke3It is not impossible. (idiom)
54下车伊始 下車伊始 xià chē shǐxia4 che1 yi1 shi3the moment of assuming an official post (idiom)
55旬始 xún shǐxun2 shi3comet from Saturn, traditionally described as yellow; evil omen
56伊始 shǐyi1 shi3outset; beginning
57一元复始 一元復始 yuán shǐyi1 yuan2 fu4 shi3a new year begins (idiom)
58有始无终 有始無終 yǒu shǐ zhōngyou3 shi3 wu2 zhong1to start but not finish (idiom); to fail to carry things through; lack of sticking power; short attention span
59有始有终 有始有終 yǒu shǐ yǒu zhōngyou3 shi3 you3 zhong1where there's a start, there's a finish (idiom); to finish once one starts sth; to carry things through; I started, so I'll finish.
60原始林 yuán shǐ línyuan2 shi3 lin2old growth forest; primary forest; original forest cover
61原始码 原始碼 yuán shǐ yuan2 shi3 ma3source code (computing) (Tw, HK)
62原始热带雨林 原始熱帶雨林 yuán shǐ dài línyuan2 shi3 re4 dai4 yu3 lin2virgin tropical rainforest
63原始要终 原始要終 yuán shǐ yào zhōngyuan2 shi3 yao4 zhong1to search for the origin and the outcome of things (idiom)
64肇始 zhào shǐzhao4 shi3to initiate; to start; the start
65至始至终 至始至終 zhì shǐ zhì zhōngzhi4 shi3 zhi4 zhong1from start to finish
66终而复始 終而復始 zhōng ér shǐzhong1 er2 fu4 shi3lit. the end comes back to the start (idiom); the wheel comes full circle
67周而复始 週而復始 zhōu ér shǐzhou1 er2 fu4 shi3lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles; the wheel comes full circle
68追源溯始 zhuī yuán shǐzhui1 yuan2 su4 shi3to trace the origin (idiom)
69自始 shǐzi4 shi3from the outset; ab initio
70自始至终 自始至終 shǐ zhì zhōngzi4 shi3 zhi4 zhong1from start to finish (idiom)

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