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1鼓励 鼓勵 gu3 li4to encourage
2鼓舞 gu3 wu3heartening (news); to boost (morale); Classifiers:
3鼓吹 chuīgu3 chui1to agitate for; to enthusiastically promote
4 gu3drum; Classifiers: ; to drum; to strike; to rouse; to bulge; to swell; old variant of
5锣鼓 鑼鼓 luó luo2 gu3gongs and drums; Chinese percussion instruments
6鼓动 鼓動 dònggu3 dong4to agitate; to arouse; to instigate; to encite
7铜鼓 銅鼓 tóng Tong2 gu3bronze drum; (Western-style) drum
8鼓起 gu3 qi3to summon one's (courage, faith etc); to puff up (one's cheeks etc); to bulge; to swell out
9鼓掌 zhǎnggu3 zhang3to applaud; to clap
10板鼓 bǎn ban3 gu3small drum for marking time
11拨浪鼓 撥浪鼓 làng bo1 lang4 gu3a drum-shaped rattle (used by peddlers or as a toy); rattle-drum
12不令人鼓舞 lìng rén bu4 ling4 ren2 gu3 wu3discouraging; disheartening
13晨钟暮鼓 晨鐘暮鼓 chén zhōng chen2 zhong1 mu4 gu3lit. morning bell, evening drum, symbolizing monastic practice (idiom); fig. encouragement to study or progress
14重整旗鼓 chóng zhěng chong2 zheng3 qi2 gu3lit. to reorganize flags and drums (idiom); to regroup after a setback; to prepare for new initiatives; to attempt a comeback
15吹鼓手 chuī shǒuchui1 gu3 shou3(old) musicians at a wedding cortege or funeral procession; (fig.) trumpeter of sb's praises; booster
16打边鼓 打邊鼓 biān da3 bian1 gu3to echo what sb said; to back sb up from the sidelines (in an argument)
17打鼓 da3 gu3to beat a drum; to play a drum; (fig.) to feel nervous
18打退堂鼓 tuì táng da3 tui4 tang2 gu3lit. to beat the return drum (idiom); fig. to give up; to turn tail
19大鼓 da4 gu3bass drum
20大肆鼓 da4 si4 gu3to advocate; to praise
21大张旗鼓 大張旗鼓 zhāng da4 zhang1 qi2 gu3with great fanfare
22石鼓 dàn Dan4 gu3Dangu district of Hengyang city 衡阳市 , Hunan
23石鼓区 石鼓區 dàn Dan4 gu3 qu1Dangu district of Hengyang city 衡阳市 , Hunan
24定音鼓 dìng yīn ding4 yin1 gu3timpani
25耳鼓 ěr er3 gu3eardrum; tympanum (of the middle ear); tympanic membrane
26肥腮鼓腹 féi sāi fei2 sai1 gu3 fu4fat cheeks and drum-like belly (idiom)
27桴鼓相应 桴鼓相應 xiāng yìngfu2 gu3 xiang1 ying4lit. the hammer fits the drum (idiom); appropriate relation between the different parts; closely interrelated
28更鼓 gēng geng1 gu3drum marking night watches; night watchman's clapper
29鼓板 bǎngu3 ban3clapper-board
30鼓吹者 chuī zhěgu3 chui1 zhe3advocate
31鼓点 鼓點 diǎngu3 dian3drum beat; rhythm
32鼓点子 鼓點子 diǎn zigu3 dian3 zi5drum beat; rhythm
33鼓风 鼓風 fēnggu3 feng1a forced draft (of wind, for smelting metal); blast (in blast furnace); bellows; to draw air using bellows
34鼓风机 鼓風機 fēng gu3 feng1 ji1bellows; ventilator; air blower
35鼓风炉 鼓風爐 fēng gu3 feng1 lu2a blast furnace (in modern times); a draft assisted furnace for smelting metals
36鼓鼓 gu3 gu3bulging; bursting
37鼓鼓囊囊 gu nāng nānggu3 gu5 nang1 nang1full and bulging (of a pocket, pouch etc)
38鼓浪屿 鼓浪嶼 làng Gu3 lang4 yu3Gulangyu, scenic island off Xiamen 厦门
39鼓楼 鼓樓 lóugu3 lou2a drum tower; Drum Tower, historic attraction in Xian, Beijing etc
40鼓楼区 鼓樓區 lóu Gu3 lou2 qu1Drumtower city district (various); Gulou district of Nanjing City 南京市 , Fujian
41鼓膜 gu3 mo2eardrum; tympanum (of the middle ear); tympanic membrane
42鼓盆 péngu3 pen2lit. to drum on a bowl; refers to Zhuangzi 庄子 grieving for his lost wife; fig. grief for a lost wife
43鼓盆之戚 pén zhī gu3 pen2 zhi1 qi1drumming on a bowl in grief (idiom, refers to Zhuangzi 庄子 grieving for his lost wife); fig. grief for a lost wife
44鼓起勇气 鼓起勇氣 yǒng gu3 qi3 yong3 qi4to summon one's courage
45鼓气 鼓氣 gu3 qi4to puff up; to swell up; to inflate; to blow air into sth; (fig.) to encourage; to support
46鼓箧 鼓篋 qiègu3 qie4beginning-school ceremony (old usage); classical learning
47鼓山 shānGu3 shan1Gushan or Kushan district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市 , south Taiwan
48鼓山区 鼓山區 shān Gu3 shan1 qu1Gushan or Kushan district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市 , south Taiwan
49鼓舌 shégu3 she2to wag one's tongue; to speak glibly
50鼓声 鼓聲 shēnggu3 sheng1sound of a drum; drumbeat
51鼓室 shìgu3 shi4tympanic cavity (of the middle ear)
52鼓手 shǒugu3 shou3drummer
53鼓箱 xiānggu3 xiang1see 箱鼓
54鼓眼睛 yǎn jīnggu3 yan3 jing1protruding eyes
55鼓噪 zàogu3 zao4din
56鼓胀 鼓脹 zhànggu3 zhang4to swell; tympanites
57鼓足干劲 鼓足幹勁 gàn jìngu3 zu2 gan4 jin4to exert the utmost effort (idiom)
58鼓嘴弄舌 zuǐ nòng shégu3 zui3 nong4 she2to wag one's tongue (idiom)
59河鼓二 èrHe2 gu3 er4Altair (star)
60花鼓 huā hua1 gu3flower drum, a type of double-skinned Chinese drum; folk dance popular in provinces around the middle reaches of the Yangtze; (bicycle wheel) hub
61花鼓戏 花鼓戲 huā hua1 gu3 xi4opera form popular along Changjiang
62欢欣鼓舞 歡欣鼓舞 huān xīn huan1 xin1 gu3 wu3elated and excited (idiom); overjoyed
63击鼓传花 擊鼓傳花 chuán huāji1 gu3 chuan2 hua1beat the drum, pass the flower (game in which players sit in a circle passing a flower around while a drum is beaten – when the drumbeat stops, the player holding the flower must sing a song, answer a question, or drink a glass of wine etc)
64击鼓鸣金 擊鼓鳴金 míng jīnji1 gu3 ming2 jin1to beat the drum and sound the gong (idiom); fig. to order an advance or retreat; to egg people on or to call them back
65架子鼓 jià zi jia4 zi5 gu3drum kit
66谏鼓 諫鼓 jiàn jian4 gu3drum sounded at palace gate to register complaints
67羯鼓 jié jie2 gu3double-ended skin drum with a narrow waist
68羯鼓催花 jié cuī huājie2 gu3 cui1 hua1drumming to make apricots flower, cf joke by Tang Emperor Xuanzhong 唐玄宗 , playing the drum in apricot blossom
69京韵大鼓 京韻大鼓 jīng yùn jing1 yun4 da4 gu3story-telling in the Beijing dialect with drum accompaniment
70爵士鼓 jué shì jue2 shi4 gu3drum kit (Tw)
71开台锣鼓 開臺鑼鼓 kāi tái luó kai1 tai2 luo2 gu3opening gong; gong strokes announcing start of opera performance
72擂鼓鸣金 擂鼓鳴金 léi míng jīnlei2 gu3 ming2 jin1to beat the drum and sound the gong (idiom); fig. to order an advance or retreat; to egg people on or to call them back
73擂鼓筛锣 擂鼓篩鑼 lèi shāi luólei4 gu3 shai1 luo2to make a fuss about trifles (idiom)
74铃鼓 鈴鼓 líng ling2 gu3tambourine (musical instrument); bell and drum
75令人鼓舞 lìng rén ling4 ren2 gu3 wu3encouraging; heartening
76锣鼓点 鑼鼓點 luó diǎnluo2 gu3 dian3Chinese percussion fixed pattern; percussion rhythm
77锣鼓喧天 鑼鼓喧天 luó xuān tiānluo2 gu3 xuan1 tian1deafening sound of gongs and drums (idiom)
78锣齐鼓不齐 鑼齊鼓不齊 luó luo2 qi2 gu3 bu4 qi2not well coordinated (idiom)
79朦在鼓里 朦在鼓裡 méng zài meng2 zai4 gu3 li3lit. kept inside a drum (idiom); fig. completely in the dark; variant of 蒙在鼓里 ; variant of 蒙在鼓里
80鸣金击鼓 鳴金擊鼓 míng jīn ming2 jin1 ji1 gu3to beat gongs and drums (idiom)
81鸣锣擂鼓 鳴鑼擂鼓 míng luó léi ming2 luo2 lei2 gu3to beat gongs and drums (idiom)
82暮鼓晨钟 暮鼓晨鐘 chén zhōngmu4 gu3 chen2 zhong1lit. evening drum, morning bell (idiom); fig. Buddhist monastic practice; the passage of time in a disciplined existence
83木箱鼓 xiāng mu4 xiang1 gu3cajón (musical instrument)
84旗鼓相当 旗鼓相當 xiāng dāngqi2 gu3 xiang1 dang1lit. two armies have equivalent banners and drums (idiom); fig. evenly matched; roughly comparable (opponents)
85气鼓鼓 氣鼓鼓 qi4 gu3 gu3seething; fuming
86敲边鼓 敲邊鼓 qiāo biān qiao1 bian1 gu3to back sb up; to support sb in an argument; (lit. to beat nearby drum)
87敲打锣鼓 敲打鑼鼓 qiāo luó qiao1 da3 luo2 gu3lit. to beat a gong; fig. to irritate sb; a provocation
88敲锣打鼓 敲鑼打鼓 qiāo luó qiao1 luo2 da3 gu3to beat gongs and sound drums (idiom)
89热烈鼓掌 熱烈鼓掌 liè zhǎngre4 lie4 gu3 zhang3to applaud wildly
90三鼓而竭 sān ér jiésan1 gu3 er2 jie2By the time the third drum beats (for the charge), the ardor is already exhausted.; Too many charges (without a real fight) will exhaust the soldiers. (idiom)
91山东大鼓 山東大鼓 shān dōng Shan1 dong1 da4 gu3a style of storytelling to the accompaniment of a drum and two semicircular pieces of metal
92舌如鼓簧 shé huángshe2 ru2 gu3 huang2to have a dulcet tongue like the notes of a reed organ (idiom)
93石鼓文 shí wénshi2 gu3 wen2early form of Chinese characters inscribed in stone, a precursor of the small seal 小篆
94水力鼓风 水力鼓風 shuǐ fēngshui3 li4 gu3 feng1hydraulic bellows; water-driven ventilation (for metal smelting furnace)
95听话听声,锣鼓听音 聽話聽聲,鑼鼓聽音 tīng huà tīng shēng , luó tīng yīnting1 hua4 ting1 sheng1 , luo2 gu3 ting1 yin1to understand the unspoken implications (idiom)
96嗵嗵鼓 tōng tōng tong1 tong1 gu3tom-tom (drum)
97铜鼓县 銅鼓縣 tóng xiànTong2 gu3 xian4Tonggu county in Yichun 宜春 , Jiangxi
98掀风鼓浪 掀風鼓浪 xiān fēng làngxian1 feng1 gu3 lang4to raise a storm; to stir up trouble; to instigate
99弦而鼓之 xián ér zhīxian2 er2 gu3 zhi1lit. to tune one's zither then play it; fig. to live by the consequences of one's actions; to make one's bed then lie on it
100箱鼓 xiāng xiang1 gu3cajón (musical instrument)
101小鼓 xiǎo xiao3 gu3snare drum
102心里打鼓 心裡打鼓 xīn xin1 li3 da3 gu3to be nervous; to be worried; to feel diffident
103哑鼓 啞鼓 ya3 gu3drum practice pad (music); a practice drum (music)
104咽鼓管 yān guǎnyan1 gu3 guan3Eustachian tube (linking pharynx to tympanic cavity 鼓室 of middle ear); auditory tube
105偃旗息鼓 yǎn yan3 qi2 xi1 gu3lit. lay down the flag and still the drums (idiom); fig. to cease; to give in
106腰鼓 yāo yao1 gu3waist drum; waist-drum dance (Han ethnic group folk dance)
107摇唇鼓舌 搖唇鼓舌 yáo chún shéyao2 chun2 gu3 she2to wag one's tongue; to engage in loose talk (to stir up trouble) (idiom)
108一鼓聚歼 一鼓聚殲 jiānyi1 gu3 ju4 jian1to wipe out all at one stroke (idiom)
109一鼓可得 yi1 gu3 ke3 de2to achieve in one beat of the drum (idiom)
110一鼓作气 一鼓作氣 zuò yi1 gu3 zuo4 qi4in a spurt of energy
111渔鼓 漁鼓 yu2 gu3percussion instrument in the form of a bamboo fish (traditionally used by Daoist priests); percussion instrument in the form of a bamboo fish (traditionally used by Daoist priests)
112渔鼓道情 漁鼓道情 dào qíngyu2 gu3 dao4 qing2chanting of folk tales to the accompaniment of bamboo percussion instruments (idiom)
113圆鼓鼓 圓鼓鼓 yuán yuan2 gu3 gu3round and bulging; rotund; protruding
114钟鼓齐鸣 鐘鼓齊鳴 zhōng míngzhong1 gu3 qi2 ming2Bells and drums sound simultaneously. (idiom)
115转鼓 轉鼓 zhuàn zhuan4 gu3rotary drum
116鼓捣 鼓搗 daogu3 dao5to tinker with; to incite
117落地鼓 luò luo4 di4 gu3floor tom (drum kit component)
118筒鼓 tǒng tong3 gu3tom-tom drum (drum kit component)

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