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1要求 yāo qiúyao1 qiu2to request; to require; requirement; to stake a claim; to ask; to demand; Classifiers:
2 qiúqiu2to seek; to look for; to request; to demand; to beseech
3追求 zhuī qiúzhui1 qiu2to pursue (a goal etc) stubbornly; to seek after; to woo
4需求 qiúxu1 qiu2requirement; to require; (economics) demand
5请求 請求 qǐng qiúqing3 qiu2to request; to ask; request; Classifiers:
6实事求是 實事求是 shí shì qiú shìshi2 shi4 qiu2 shi4to seek truth from facts (idiom); to be practical and realistic
7寻求 尋求 xún qiúxun2 qiu2to seek; to look for
8求证 求證 qiú zhèngqiu2 zheng4to seek proof; to seek confirmation
9供求 gōng qiúgong1 qiu2supply and demand (economics)
10力求 qiúli4 qiu2to make every effort to; striving to do one's best
11求得 qiú qiu2 de2to ask for sth and receive it; to try to obtain; to look for and obtain
12征求 徵求 zhēng qiúzheng1 qiu2to solicit; to seek; to request (opinions, feedback etc); to petition
13以求 qiúyi3 qiu2in order to
14探求 tàn qiútan4 qiu2to seek; to pursue; to investigate
15供不应求 供不應求 gōng yìng qiúgong1 bu4 ying4 qiu2supply does not meet demand
16祈求 qiúqi2 qiu2to pray for; to appeal
17恳求 懇求 kěn qiúken3 qiu2to beg; to beseech; to entreat; entreaty
18哀求 āi qiúai1 qiu2to entreat; to implore; to plead
19讲求 講求 jiǎng qiújiang3 qiu2to stress; to emphasize; particular about sth; to strive for
20谋求 謀求 móu qiúmou2 qiu2to seek; to strive for
21求学 求學 qiú xuéqiu2 xue2to seek knowledge; to study; to attend college
22白求恩 bái qiú ēnBai2 Qiu2 en1Norman Bethune (1890-1939), Canadian doctor, worked for communists in Spanish civil war and for Mao in Yan'an, where he died of blood poisoning
23背义求全 背義求全 bèi qiú quánbei4 yi4 qiu2 quan2to forget morality in order to survive (idiom)
24不求进取 不求進取 qiú jìn bu4 qiu2 jin4 qu3to not strive to make progress (idiom)
25不求人 qiú rénbu4 qiu2 ren2backscratcher (made from bamboo etc)
26不求甚解 qiú shèn jiěbu4 qiu2 shen4 jie3lit. not requiring a detailed understanding (idiom); only looking for an overview; not bothered with the details; superficial; content with shallow understanding
27不求收获 不求收獲 qiú shōu huòbu4 qiu2 shou1 huo4not expecting any reward; not asking for favors
28不求有功,但求无过 不求有功,但求無過 qiú yǒu gōng , dàn qiú guòbu4 qiu2 you3 gong1 , dan4 qiu2 wu2 guo4lit. not aiming to achieve the best possible result, but rather trying to avoid making mistakes (idiom); fig. to take a risk-averse approach
29不忮不求 zhì qiúbu4 zhi4 bu4 qiu2generous and undemanding (idiom)
30吹毛求疵 chuī máo qiú chui1 mao2 qiu2 ci1lit. to blow apart the hairs upon a fur to discover any defect (idiom); fig. to be fastidious; nitpick
31促求 qiúcu4 qiu2to urge
32但求无过 但求無過 dàn qiú guòdan4 qiu2 wu2 guo4only praying to commit no wrong (idiom)
33独孤求败 獨孤求敗 qiú bàiDu2 gu1 Qiu2 bai4Dugu Qiubai, a fictional character appearing in 金庸 novels
34反求诸己 反求諸己 fǎn qiú zhū fan3 qiu2 zhu1 ji3to seek the cause in oneself rather than sb else
35访求 訪求 fǎng qiúfang3 qiu2to seek; to search for
36访师求学 訪師求學 fǎng shī qiú xuéfang3 shi1 qiu2 xue2to seek a teacher desiring to study
37告求 gào qiúgao4 qiu2to ask
38供大于求 供大於求 gōng qiúgong1 da4 yu2 qiu2supply exceeds demand
39供过于求 供過於求 gōng guò qiúgong1 guo4 yu2 qiu2supply exceeds demand
40跪地求饶 跪地求饒 guì qiú ráogui4 di4 qiu2 rao2to kneel and beg forgiveness
41含辱求生 hán qiú shēnghan2 ru3 qiu2 sheng1to swallow insults to remain alive (idiom)
42呵求责备 呵求責備 qiú bèihe1 qiu2 ze2 bei4to blame and reprimand (idiom)
43基本要求 běn yāo qiúji1 ben3 yao1 qiu2a basic requirement; prerequisites
44急于求成 急於求成 qiú chéngji2 yu2 qiu2 cheng2anxious for quick results (idiom); to demand instant success; impatient for result; impetuous
45将本求利 將本求利 jiāng běn qiú jiang1 ben3 qiu2 li4to earn interest from one's capital (idiom)
46精益求精 jīng qiú jīngjing1 yi4 qiu2 jing1to perfect sth that is already outstanding (idiom); constantly improving
47苛求 qiúke1 qiu2demanding
48苛求无厌 苛求無厭 qiú yànke1 qiu2 wu2 yan4to make excessive demands; to be over-critical (idiom)
49渴求 qiúke3 qiu2to long for; to crave for; to greatly desire
50可遇不可求 qiúke3 yu4 bu4 ke3 qiu2can be discovered but not sought (idiom); one can only come across such things serendipitously
51刻意求工 qiú gōngke4 yi4 qiu2 gong1assiduous and painstaking
52刻舟求剑 刻舟求劍 zhōu qiú jiànke4 zhou1 qiu2 jian4lit. a notch on the side of a boat to locate a sword dropped overboard (idiom); fig. an action made pointless by changed circumstances
53苦苦哀求 āi qiúku3 ku3 ai1 qiu2to entreat piteously; to implore
54苦苦相求 xiāng qiúku3 ku3 xiang1 qiu2to entreat; to urge persistently (idiom)
55卖国求荣 賣國求榮 mài guó qiú róngmai4 guo2 qiu2 rong2to seek power and wealth by betraying one's country (idiom)
56毛里求斯 máo qiú Mao2 li3 qiu2 si1Mauritius
57蒙求 méng qiúmeng2 qiu2(traditional title of first readers); primary education; teaching the ignorant; light to the barbarian
58梦寐以求 夢寐以求 mèng mèi qiúmeng4 mei4 yi3 qiu2to yearn for sth even in one's dreams (idiom); to long for sth day and night
59乞求 qiúqi3 qiu2to seek for; to hope to gain; desirous; to beg
60弃短求长 棄短求長 duǎn qiú chángqi4 duan3 qiu2 chang2to eliminate shortcomings and adopt the good points of others (idiom)
61千军易得,一将难求 千軍易得,一將難求 qiān jūn , jiàng nán qiúqian1 jun1 yi4 de2 , yi1 jiang4 nan2 qiu2Easy to raise an army of one thousand, but hard to find a good general. (idiom)
62浅希近求 淺希近求 qiǎn jìn qiúqian3 xi1 jin4 qiu2to aim low; to aim to get by; without lofty ambition
63强求一律 強求一律 qiáng qiú qiang2 qiu2 yi1 lu:4to unify by force; to be forced to follow a single pattern (idiom)
64强求硬索 強求硬索 qiáng qiú yìng suǒqiang2 qiu2 ying4 suo3to importune sb. for sth. (idiom)
65强求 強求 qiǎng qiúqiang3 qiu2to insist on; to demand; to impose
66请求宽恕 請求寬恕 qǐng qiú kuān shùqing3 qiu2 kuan1 shu4to sue for mercy; to ask for forgiveness; begging for magnanimity
67求爱 求愛 qiú àiqiu2 ai4to woo
68求偿 求償 qiú chángqiu2 chang2to seek compensation; indemnity
69求存 qiú cúnqiu2 cun2survival; the struggle to eke out a living; to seek for continued existence
70求导 求導 qiú dǎoqiu2 dao3to find the derivative (math.)
71求道于盲 求道於盲 qiú dào mángqiu2 dao4 yu2 mang2see 问道于盲
72求告 qiú gàoqiu2 gao4to implore; to beseech
73求好心切 qiú hǎo xīn qièqiu2 hao3 xin1 qie4to demand the highest standards of sb (or oneself) (idiom); to strive to achieve the best possible results; to be a perfectionist
74求和 qiú qiu2 he2to sue for peace; to look for a draw (chess); summation (math)
75求欢 求歡 qiú huānqiu2 huan1to proposition a woman
76求婚 qiú hūnqiu2 hun1to propose marriage
77求婚者 qiú hūn zhěqiu2 hun1 zhe3suitor; wooer
78求教 qiú jiàoqiu2 jiao4to ask for advice; seeking instruction
79求解 qiú jiěqiu2 jie3to require a solution; to seek to solve (an equation)
80求救 qiú jiùqiu2 jiu4to cry for help
81求救无门 求救無門 qiú jiù ménqiu2 jiu4 wu2 men2to call in vain for help (idiom)
82求怜经 求憐經 qiú lián jīngqiu2 lian2 jing1Kyrie Eleison (section of Catholic mass); Miserere nobis; Lord have mercy upon us
83求乞 qiú qiu2 qi3to beg
84求签问卜 求簽問卜 qiú qiān wèn qiu2 qian1 wen4 bu3to divine by drawing lots (idiom)
85求情 qiú qíngqiu2 qing2to plea for leniency; to ask for a favor
86求情告饶 求情告饒 qiú qíng gào ráoqiu2 qing2 gao4 rao2to beg for forgiveness (idiom)
87求取 qiú qiu2 qu3to seek after; to strive for
88求全责备 求全責備 qiú quán bèiqiu2 quan2 ze2 bei4to demand perfection (idiom)
89求饶 求饒 qiú ráoqiu2 rao2to beg forgiveness
90求人 qiú rénqiu2 ren2to ask for help; to ask a favor; to recruit talented people
91求人不如求己 qiú rén qiú qiu2 ren2 bu4 ru2 qiu2 ji3if you want sth done well, do it yourself (idiom)
92求仁得仁 qiú rén rénqiu2 ren2 de2 ren2to try to find humanity and finally get it (idiom)
93求神拜佛 qiú shén bài qiu2 shen2 bai4 fo2to pray to Buddha for help (idiom)
94求生 qiú shēngqiu2 sheng1to seek survival; to possess the will to live
95求生意志 qiú shēng zhìqiu2 sheng1 yi4 zhi4the will to live
96求胜心切 求勝心切 qiú shèng xīn qièqiu2 sheng4 xin1 qie4to be anxious to gain victory (idiom)
97求是 qiú shìqiu2 shi4to seek the truth
98求死不能 qiú néngqiu2 si3 bu4 neng2to not even be able to die; in an extremely painful situation (idiom)
99求死愿望 求死願望 qiú yuàn wàngqiu2 si3 yuan4 wang4death wish (translated from English); Death wish, movie series with Charles Bronson is translated as 猛龙怪客
100求索 qiú suǒqiu2 suo3to search for sth; to seek; to quest; to explore
101求田问舍 求田問舍 qiú tián wèn shèqiu2 tian2 wen4 she4lit. to be interested exclusively in the acquisition of estate (idiom); fig. to have no lofty aspirations in life
102求同 qiú tóngqiu2 tong2to seek consensus; to seek conformity
103求同存异 求同存異 qiú tóng cún qiu2 tong2 cun2 yi4to seek common ground, putting differences aside (idiom)
104求贤若渴 求賢若渴 qiú xián ruò qiu2 xian2 ruo4 ke3to eagerly seek after men of worth and ability (of a ruler) (idiom)
105求学无坦途 求學無坦途 qiú xué tǎn qiu2 xue2 wu2 tan3 tu2The path of learning can never be smooth.; There is no royal road to learning. (idiom)
106求医 求醫 qiú qiu2 yi1to seek medical treatment; to see a doctor
107求医癖 求醫癖 qiú qiu2 yi1 pi3Munchausen syndrome
108求援 qiú yuánqiu2 yuan2to ask for help
109求占问卜 求占問卜 qiú zhān wèn qiu2 zhan1 wen4 bu3to consult fortune-tellers (idiom)
110求知 qiú zhīqiu2 zhi1anxious to learn; keen for knowledge
111求之不得 qiú zhī qiu2 zhi1 bu4 de2lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
112求知欲 求知慾 qiú zhī qiu2 zhi1 yu4desire for knowledge
113求职 求職 qiú zhíqiu2 zhi2(math.) to evaluate (an expression, function etc); evaluation; to seek employment
114求职信 求職信 qiú zhí xìnqiu2 zhi2 xin4cover letter; job application
115求职者 求職者 qiú zhí zhěqiu2 zhi2 zhe3job applicant
116求助 qiú zhùqiu2 zhu4to request help; to appeal (for help)
117求助无门 求助無門 qiú zhù ménqiu2 zhu4 wu2 men2to be unable to get help from anywhere (idiom)
118求助于人 求助於人 qiú zhù rénqiu2 zhu4 yu2 ren2to call upon others for help
119求子 qiú qiu2 zi3(of a childless couple) to pray for a son; to try to have a child
120屈节求荣 屈節求榮 jié qiú róngqu1 jie2 qiu2 rong2to forfeit virtue for the sake of glory (idiom)
121曲意求全 qiú quánqu1 yi4 qiu2 quan2to make special concessions to save a situation (idiom)
122权利要求 權利要求 quán yāo qiúquan2 li4 yao1 qiu2claim to rights (copyright, patent etc)
123忍辱求全 rěn qiú quánren3 ru3 qiu2 quan2to endure humiliation to preserve unity
124杀妻求将 殺妻求將 shā qiú jiàngsha1 qi1 qiu2 jiang4to not scruple about means in seeking fame and gain (idiom)
125奢求 shē qiúshe1 qiu2to make extravagant demands; an unreasonable request
126舍近求远 捨近求遠 shě jìn qiú yuǎnshe3 jin4 qiu2 yuan3to seek greener pastures; to lack common sense (idiom)
127舍身求法 捨身求法 shě shēn qiú she3 shen1 qiu2 fa3to abandon one's body in the search for Buddha's truth (idiom)
128社会总需求 社會總需求 shè huì zǒng qiúshe4 hui4 zong3 xu1 qiu2aggregate social demand; total requirement of society
129食无求饱 食無求飽 shí qiú bǎoshi2 wu2 qiu2 bao3to eat sparingly; to practice restraint in eating (idiom)
130事求是 shì qiú shìshi4 qiu2 shi4to seek the truth from facts
131事实求是 事實求是 shì shí qiú shìshi4 shi2 qiu2 shi4to seek the truth from facts
132守株待兔,缘木求鱼 守株待兔,緣木求魚 shǒu zhū dài , yuán qiú shou3 zhu1 dai4 tu4 , yuan2 mu4 qiu2 yu2to guard a tree-stump, waiting for rabbits, and climb a tree to catch fish (idiom); without any practical course of action
133死求活磨 qiú huó si3 qiu2 huo2 mo2insistent (of requests) (idiom)
134死中求生 zhōng qiú shēngsi3 zhong1 qiu2 sheng1to seek life in death (idiom); to fight for one's life
135搜求 sōu qiúsou1 qiu2to seek; to look for
136诉求 訴求 qiúsu4 qiu2to appeal; to demand (an answer); requirement; demand; claim; appeal; (marketing) message
137索求 suǒ qiúsuo3 qiu2to seek; to demand
138贪大求全 貪大求全 tān qiú quántan1 da4 qiu2 quan2to think grandiosely (idiom)
139贪求 貪求 tān qiútan1 qiu2to pursue greedily; to crave
140贪求无厌 貪求無厭 tān qiú yàntan1 qiu2 wu2 yan4insatiably greedy (idiom)
141同恶相求 同惡相求 tóng è xiāng qiútong2 e4 xiang1 qiu2to conspire to commit a crime (idiom)
142同气相求 同氣相求 tóng xiāng qiútong2 qi4 xiang1 qiu2birds of a feather flock together; People with the same ideals have an affinity for one another. (idiom)
143推求 tuī qiútui1 qiu2to inquire; to ascertain
144退而求其次 tuì ér qiú tui4 er2 qiu2 qi2 ci4to settle for second best; the next best thing
145妄求 wàng qiúwang4 qiu2inappropriate or presumptuous demands
146委曲求全 wěi qiú quánwei3 qu1 qiu2 quan2to accept a compromise
147稳中求进 穩中求進 wěn zhōng qiú jìnwen3 zhong1 qiu2 jin4to make progress while ensuring stability
148无求于人 無求於人 qiú rénwu2 qiu2 yu2 ren2need no help from others (idiom)
149无厌之求 無厭之求 yàn zhī qiúwu2 yan4 zhi1 qiu2an insatiable demand (idiom)
150勿求人 qiú rénwu4 qiu2 ren2see 不求人
151献城求降 獻城求降 xiàn chéng qiú xiángxian4 cheng2 qiu2 xiang2to surrender the city and ask to return to allegiance (idiom)
152献媚求宠 獻媚求寵 xiàn mèi qiú chǒngxian4 mei4 qiu2 chong3to insinuate oneself into sb.'s favor (idiom)
153刑求 xíng qiúxing2 qiu2to extort confession by torture
154行销诉求 行銷訴求 xíng xiāo qiúxing2 xiao1 su4 qiu2marketing message
155需求层次理论 需求層次理論 qiú céng lùnxu1 qiu2 ceng2 ci4 li3 lun4(Maslow's) hierarchy of needs (psychology)
156虚心求教 虛心求教 xīn qiú jiàoxu1 xin1 qiu2 jiao4to be willing to take advice (idiom)
157血泪央求 血淚央求 xuè lèi yāng qiúxue4 lei4 yang1 qiu2to pray to sb. with tears of blood (idiom)
158沿门求乞 沿門求乞 yán mén qiú yan2 men2 qiu2 qi3to go begging from door to door (idiom)
159研求 yán qiúyan2 qiu2to study; to probe; to research and examine
160央求 yāng qiúyang1 qiu2to implore; to plead; to ask earnestly
161仰面求人 yǎng miàn qiú rényang3 mian4 qiu2 ren2to humbly implore sb. (idiom)
162要求赔偿 要求賠償 yāo qiú péi chángyao1 qiu2 pei2 chang2to demand compensation
163以曲求伸 qiú shēnyi3 qu1 qiu2 shen1to retreat in order to advance; to recoil in order to extend (idiom)
164以战求和 以戰求和 zhàn qiú yi3 zhan4 qiu2 he2to achieve peace through military means (idiom)
165引疾求退 yǐn qiú tuìyin3 ji2 qiu2 tui4to ask to resign under the pretext of illness (idiom)
166营求 營求 yíng qiúying2 qiu2to seek; to strive for
167有求必应 有求必應 yǒu qiú yìngyou3 qiu2 bi4 ying4to grant whatever is asked for; to accede to every plea
168欲求 qiúyu4 qiu2to desire; wants; appetites
169缘木求鱼 緣木求魚 yuán qiú yuan2 mu4 qiu2 yu2lit. climb a tree to catch a fish (idiom); fig. to attempt the impossible
170责备求全 責備求全 bèi qiú quánze2 bei4 qiu2 quan2see 求全责备
171争宠求荣 爭寵求榮 zhēng chǒng qiú róngzheng1 chong3 qiu2 rong2to strive for a superior's favor and for high honors (idiom)
172治病求本 zhì bìng qiú běnzhi4 bing4 qiu2 ben3to search for the primary cause of disease in treatment (idiom)
173诛求 誅求 zhū qiúzhu1 qiu2exorbitant demands; demanding with menaces; extortion
174诛求无厌 誅求無厭 zhū qiú yànzhu1 qiu2 wu2 yan4incessant exorbitant demands
175诛求无已 誅求無已 zhū qiú zhu1 qiu2 wu2 yi3to make endless exorbitant demands
176追根求源 zhuī gēn qiú yuánzhui1 gen1 qiu2 yuan2to track sth to its roots
177追名求誉 追名求譽 zhuī míng qiú zhui1 ming2 qiu2 yu4to seek fame and honor (idiom)
178孜孜以求 qiúzi1 zi1 yi3 qiu2diligent and tireless (idiom)
179自求多福 qiú duō zi4 qiu2 duo1 fu2to seek blessings for oneself (idiom)
180总需求 總需求 zǒng qiúzong3 xu1 qiu2aggregate demand

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