Talking Chinese English Dictionary

Talking Chinese<->English dictionary with pinyin, English definition, pronunciation, variants, stroke animation, stroke order image, and sample sentences.
Use your mouse
to draw a Chinese
character here
IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
1 chāichai1to tear open; to tear down; to tear apart; to open
2拆开 拆開 chāi kāichai1 kai1to dismantle; to disassemble; to open up (sth sealed); to unpick
3拆除 chāi chúchai1 chu2to tear down; to demolish; to dismantle; to remove
4拆穿 chāi chuānchai1 chuan1to expose; to unmask; to see through (a lie etc)
5拆东补西 拆東補西 chāi dōng chai1 dong1 bu3 xi1lit. pull down the east wall to repair the west (idiom); fig. temporary expedient; Rob Peter to pay Paul
6拆东墙补西墙 拆東牆補西牆 chāi dōng qiáng qiángchai1 dong1 qiang2 bu3 xi1 qiang2lit. pull down the east wall to repair the west wall (idiom); fig. temporary expedient; Rob Peter to pay Paul
7拆放款 chāi fàng kuǎnchai1 fang4 kuan3funds on call; invested sum that can be cashed
8拆分 chāi fēnchai1 fen1to break up into parts
9拆毁 拆毀 chāi huǐchai1 hui3to dismantle; to demolish
10拆机 拆機 chāi chai1 ji1to dismantle a machine; to terminate a telephone service
11拆解 chāi jiěchai1 jie3to disassemble
12拆借 chāi jièchai1 jie4short-term loan
13拆迁 拆遷 chāi qiānchai1 qian1to demolish a building and relocate the inhabitants
14拆散 chāi sànchai1 san4to break up (a marriage, family etc)
15拆台 拆臺 chāi táichai1 tai2(theater) to dismantle the stage; (fig.) to pull the rug out from under sb's feet; to undermine sb's plans
16拆息 chāi chai1 xi1daily interest on a loan
17拆西补东 拆西補東 chāi dōngchai1 xi1 bu3 dong1to resort to a makeshift solution (idiom)
18拆洗 chāi chai1 xi3to unpick and wash (e.g. padded garment)
19拆下 chāi xiàchai1 xia4to dismantle; to take apart
20拆线 拆線 chāi xiànchai1 xian4to remove stitches (from a wound)
21拆卸 chāi xièchai1 xie4to unload; to dismantle
22拆用 chāi yòngchai1 yong4to tear down and reuse; to cannibalize
23拆账 拆賬 chāi zhàngchai1 zhang4to work in an enterprise for a share of the profits
24拆字 chāi chai1 zi4fortune telling by unpicking Chinese characters
25代拆代行 dài chāi dài xíngdai4 chai1 dai4 xing2authorized to open letters and act during another's absence; to take up the duties of an official who is on leave (idiom)
26挡拆 擋拆 dǎng chāidang3 chai1pick and roll (basketball); screen and roll
27分拆 fèn chāifen4 chai1to separate off; to hive off; a demerger
28过河拆桥 過河拆橋 guò chāi qiáoguo4 he2 chai1 qiao2lit. to destroy the bridge after crossing the river (idiom); fig. to abandon one's benefactor upon achieving one's goal
29见招拆招 見招拆招 jiān zhāo chāi zhāojian1 zhao1 chai1 zhao1to counter every move; to be full of tricks
30宁拆十座庙,不毁一桩婚 寧拆十座廟,不毀一樁婚 níng chāi shí zuò miào , huì zhuāng hūnning2 chai1 shi2 zuo4 miao4 , bu4 hui4 yi1 zhuang1 hun1rather destroy ten temples than a single marriage (idiom)
31清拆 qīng chāiqing1 chai1demolition (of buildings for new project)
32清拆户 清拆戶 qīng chāi qing1 chai1 hu4demolition of homes; to destroy homes (for new building projects)
33人艰不拆 人艱不拆 rén jiān chāiren2 jian1 bu4 chai1life is hard enough as it is; don't burst my bubble (Internet slang)
34同业拆借 同業拆借 tóng chāi jiètong2 ye4 chai1 jie4call loan; short-term loan within banking
35托里拆利 tuō chāi Tuo1 li3 chai1 li4Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), Italian physicist, colleague of Galileo

How to use:
1) Click on the to input Chinese via mouse writing;
2) Input Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional are supported), English or Pinyin;
3) For Pinyin search, please use number 1-5 for tones, and u: for ü. Space is needed to separate each pinyin. Examples: pin1 yin1;
4)You can click on the Pinyin or button for pronunciation;
Click here to view detailed user guide