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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 bàobao4to hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish
2抱怨 bào yuànbao4 yuan4to complain; to grumble; to harbor a complaint; to feel dissatisfied
3怀抱 懷抱 huái bàohuai2 bao4to hug; to cherish; within the bosom (of the family); to embrace (also fig. an ideal, aspiration etc)
4拥抱 擁抱 yōng bàoyong1 bao4to embrace; to hug
5抱歉 bào qiànbao4 qian4to be sorry; to feel apologetic; sorry!
6抱抱 bào bàobao4 bao4to hug; to embrace
7抱抱团 抱抱團 bào bào tuánbao4 bao4 tuan2Free Hugs Campaign
8抱抱装 抱抱裝 bào bào zhuāngbao4 bao4 zhuang1"hug shirt" worn by members of the Free Hugs Campaign (see 包包团 )
9抱臂 bào bao4 bi4to cross one's arms
10抱病 bào bìngbao4 bing4to be ill; to be in bad health
11抱不平 bào píngbao4 bu4 ping2to be outraged by an injustice
12抱残守缺 抱殘守缺 bào cán shǒu quēbao4 can2 shou3 que1to cherish the outmoded and preserve the outworn (idiom); conservative; stickler for tradition
13抱成一团 抱成一團 bào chéng tuánbao4 cheng2 yi1 tuan2to band together; to gang up; to stick together
14抱持 bào chíbao4 chi2to hold (expectations, hopes etc); to maintain (an attitude etc); to harbor (doubts etc); to clinch (boxing)
15抱粗腿 bào tuǐbao4 cu1 tui3to latch on to the rich and powerful
16抱打不平 bào píngbao4 da3 bu4 ping2see 打抱不平
17抱大腿 bào tuǐbao4 da4 tui3(coll.) to cling to sb influential or famous
18抱定 bào dìngbao4 ding4to hold on firmly; to cling (to a belief); stubbornly
19抱犊崮 抱犢崮 bào Bao4 du2 gu4Mt Baodu in Cangshan county 苍山县 , south Shandong
20抱佛脚 抱佛腳 bào jiǎobao4 fo2 jiao3lit. to clasp the Buddha's feet (without ever having burned incense) (idiom); fig. to profess devotion only when in trouble; panic measures in place of timely preparation
21抱负 抱負 bào bao4 fu4aspiration; ambition
22抱负不凡 抱負不凡 bào fu fánbao4 fu5 bu4 fan2to have extraordinary aspirations (idiom)
23抱孩子 bào hái zibao4 hai2 zi5to hold the baby in one's arms
24抱恨 bào hènbao4 hen4to have a gnawing regret
25抱恨终天 抱恨終天 bào hèn zhōng tiānbao4 hen4 zhong1 tian1to regret sth. to the end of one's life (idiom)
26抱愧 bào kuìbao4 kui4feel ashamed
27抱朴子 抱樸子 bào Bao4 pu3 zi3Baopuzi, collection of essays by Ge Hong 葛洪 on alchemy, immortality, legalism, society etc
28抱屈 bào bao4 qu1feel wronged
29抱拳 bào quánbao4 quan2to cup one fist in the other hand (as a sign of respect)
30抱首而遁 bào shǒu ér dùnbao4 shou3 er2 dun4to hide one's face and retreat (idiom)
31抱摔 bào shuāibao4 shuai1body slam (wrestling move)
32抱头 抱頭 bào tóubao4 tou2to put one's hands behind one's head, fingers interlaced; to hold one's head in one's hands (in dismay, fright etc); to cover one's head with one's hands (for protection)
33抱头鼠蹿 抱頭鼠躥 bào tóu shǔ cuānbao4 tou2 shu3 cuan1to cover one's head and sneak away like a rat (idiom); to flee ignominiously; also written 抱头鼠窜
34抱头鼠窜 抱頭鼠竄 bào tóu shǔ cuànbao4 tou2 shu3 cuan4to cover one's head and sneak away like a rat (idiom); to flee ignominiously
35抱头痛哭 抱頭痛哭 bào tóu tòng bao4 tou2 tong4 ku1to weep disconsolately; to cry on each other's shoulder
36抱窝 抱窩 bào bao4 wo1(coll.) to incubate; to brood
37抱膝而坐 bào ér zuòbao4 xi1 er2 zuo4to sit with one's arms around one's knees (idiom)
38抱薪救火 bào xīn jiù huǒbao4 xin1 jiu4 huo3lit. to carry firewood to put out a fire (idiom); fig. to make a problem worse by inappropriate action
39抱养 抱養 bào yǎngbao4 yang3adopt (a child)
40抱有 bào yǒubao4 you3have; possess
41抱有成见 抱有成見 bào yǒu chéng jiànbao4 you3 cheng2 jian4to harbor prejudice (idiom)
42抱枕 bào zhěnbao4 zhen3bolster; a long pillow or cushion
43打抱不平 bào píngda3 bao4 bu4 ping2to come to the aid of sb suffering an injustice; to fight for justice; also written 抱打不平
44抚抱 撫抱 bàofu3 bao4caress
45拱抱 gǒng bàogong3 bao4to enfold; to encircle
46合抱 bàohe2 bao4to wrap one's arm around (used to describe the girth of a tree trunk)
47环抱 環抱 huán bàohuan2 bao4to encircle; surrounded by
48襟抱 jīn bàojin1 bao4ambition; an aspiration
49紧抱 緊抱 jǐn bàojin3 bao4to hug; to embrace
50临时抱佛脚 臨時抱佛腳 lín shí bào jiǎolin2 shi2 bao4 fo2 jiao3lit. to clasp the Buddha's feet when danger arises (idiom); fig. to profess devotion only when in trouble; doing things at the last minute; making a hasty last-minute effort
51搂抱 摟抱 lǒu bàolou3 bao4to hug; to embrace
52平时不烧香,临时抱佛脚 平時不燒香,臨時抱佛腳 píng shí shāo xiāng , lín shí bào jiǎoping2 shi2 bu4 shao1 xiang1 , lin2 shi2 bao4 fo2 jiao3lit. to clasp the Buddha's feet when danger arises (idiom); fig. to profess devotion only when in trouble; doing things at the last minute; to make a hasty last-minute effort (often refers to cramming for exams)
53山环水抱 山環水抱 shān huán shuǐ bàoshan1 huan2 shui3 bao4surrounded by mountains and girdled by water (idiom)
54双臂抱胸 雙臂抱胸 shuāng bào xiōngshuang1 bi4 bao4 xiong1with arms crossed
55恫矜在抱 tōng guān zài bàotong1 guan1 zai4 bao4to show intimate concern over the people's hardships (idiom)
56痛抱丧明 痛抱喪明 tòng bào sàng míngtong4 bao4 sang4 ming2mourning for the death of one's son (idiom)
57投怀送抱 投懷送抱 tóu huái sòng bàotou2 huai2 song4 bao4to throw oneself in sb's arms; to throw oneself at sb
58推襟送抱 tuī jīn sòng bàotui1 jin1 song4 bao4to treat sb. with sincerity (idiom)
59相抱而哭 xiāng bào ér xiang1 bao4 er2 ku1to weep in each other's arms (idiom)
60公主抱 gōng zhǔ bàogong1 zhu3 bao4to carry sb the way grooms carry brides across the threshold

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