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[亡羊補牢] wángyángbǔláo lit. to mend the pen after sheep are lost (idiom)
fig. to act belatedly
better late than never
to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted

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        sǐwáng, to die/death
        shāngwáng, [傷亡], casualties/injuries and deaths
        wáng, [亾], to die/to lose/to be gone/to flee/deceased, old variant of 亡[wáng]
        táowáng, to flee/flight (from danger)/fugitive
        shēnwáng, to die
        mièwáng, [滅亡], to be destroyed/to become extinct/to perish/to die out/to destroy/to exterminate
        táowángzhě, runaway
        wánglíng, [亡靈], departed spirit
        zhènwáng, [陣亡], to die in battle
        liúwáng, to force into exile/to be exiled/in exile
        xiāowáng, to die out/to wither away
        sǐwánglǜ, mortality rate
        wángmìng, to flee/to go into exile (from prison)
        wángyángbǔláo, [亡羊補牢], lit. to mend the pen after sheep are lost (idiom)/fig. to act belatedly/better l...
        shēngsǐcúnwáng, matter of life and death
        wángmìngzhītú, runaway (idiom); desperate criminal/fugitive
        cúnwáng, to live or die/to exist or perish
        
        
        shuāiwáng, to decline/to die out/decline and fall
        jiāpòrénwáng, family bankrupt and the people dead (idiom); ruined and orphaned/destitute and h...
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        wángguó, [亡國], (of a nation) to be destroyed/subjugation/vanquished nation
        míngcúnshíwáng, [名存實亡], the name remains, but the reality is gone (idiom)
        
        wánggù, to die/to pass away
        
        lúnwáng, [淪亡], (of a country) to perish/to be annexed/subjugation (to a foreign power)

        Yáng/yáng, surname Yang, sheep/goat/CL:頭|头[tóu],隻|只[zhī]
        shānyáng, goat
        tìzuìyáng, scapegoat
        gāoyáng, sheep/lamb
        yángshuǐ, amniotic fluid
        miányáng, [綿羊], sheep
        yánggāo, lamb
        yángmáo, fleece/wool/woolen
        mùyángrén, shepherd
        yángròu, mutton/goat meat
        língyáng, antelope/CL:隻|只[zhī]
        mùyángquǎn, sheepdog
        yángqún, flock of sheep
        yángpí, sheepskin
        shùnshǒuqiānyáng, [順手牽羊], lit. to lead away a goat in passing (idiom); to steal sth under cover of an emer...
        
        
        mùyáng, to raise sheep/shepherd
        yángnǎi, sheep's milk
        wángyángbǔláo, [亡羊補牢], lit. to mend the pen after sheep are lost (idiom)/fig. to act belatedly/better l...
        
        yángpízhǐ, [羊皮紙], parchment
        
        lǐngtóuyáng, [領頭羊], bellwether
        fàngyáng, to tend a flock of sheep/to let sheep out to pasture/fig. to throw off the reins...
        
        yángmó, amniotic (fluid)/amnion
        
        yángròuchuàn, lamb kebab
        
        
        yángchángxiǎodào, [羊腸小道], road as twisty as sheep's intestine (idiom); narrow and winding road/fig. compli...
        shānyángróng, [山羊絨], cashmere
        xiǎoyáng, lamb
        
        yángnián, Year of the Ram (e.g. 2003)
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        guàyángtóumàigǒuròu, [掛羊頭賣狗肉], lit. to hang a sheep's head while selling dog meat (idiom)/fig. to cheat/dishone...

        bǔcháng, [補償], to compensate/to make up
        míbǔ, [彌補], to complement/to make up for a deficiency
        bǔ, [補], to repair/to patch/to mend/to make up for/to fill (a vacancy)/to supplement
        bǔchōng, [補充], to replenish/to supplement/to complement/additional/supplementary/CL:個|个[gè]
        bǔjǐ, [補給], supply/replenishment/to replenish
        bǔjiù, [補救], to remedy
        xiūbǔ, [修補], to mend
        tiánbǔ, [填補], to fill a gap/to fill in a blank (on a form)/to overcome a deficiency
        tìbǔ, [替補], to substitute for sb/reserve player
        hòubǔ, [候補], to wait to fill a vacancy/reserve (candidate)/alternate/substitute
        bǔtiē, [補貼], to subsidize/subsidy/allowance
        yúshìwúbǔ, [於事無補], unhelpful/useless
        bǔzhù, [補助], (financial) subsidy/allowance
        bǔxí, [補習], to take extra lessons/to cram (for a test)
        bǔdīng, [補丁], patch (for mending clothes, tires etc)/(software) patch
        
        wángyángbǔláo, [亡羊補牢], lit. to mend the pen after sheep are lost (idiom)/fig. to act belatedly/better l...
        bǔxíbān, [補習班], cram class/cram school/evening classes
        hùbǔ, [互補], complementary/to complement each other
        bǔkǎo, [補考], to sit for a makeup exam/to resit an exam/makeup exam/resit
        bǔjǐpǐn, [補給品], supplies/stores
        bǔkè, [補課], to make up missed lesson/to reschedule a class
        bǔguò, [補過], to make up for an earlier mistake/to make amends
        féngbǔ, [縫補], to darn (clothing)/to sew and mend
        bǔyá, [補牙], to fill a tooth (cavity)/to have a tooth filled/a dental filling
        
        zībǔ, [滋補], nourishing/nutritious
        
        bǔpǐn, [補品], tonic
        bǔyào, [補藥], tonic
        dìbǔ, [遞補], to substitute/to complement in the proper order/to fill vacancies progressively
        bǔchángfèi, [補償費], compensation
        
        qǔchángbǔduǎn, [取長補短], lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius)...
        zhībǔ, [織補], darning/to darn
        
        bǔzú, [補足], to bring up to full strength/to make up a deficiency/to fill (a vacancy, gap etc...
        zībǔpǐn, [滋補品], tonic/invigorant
        
        bǔjǐzhàn, [補給站], depot/supply station/supply point/staging post
        bǔquē, [補缺], to fill a vacancy/to make up for a shortage/to supply a deficiency
        
        
        bǔpiào, [補票], to buy or upgrade a ticket after boarding a train, boat etc/to buy a ticket for ...
        
        bǔsè, [補色], complementary color
        
        tiānbu, [添補], to fill (up)/to replenish
        zēngbǔ, [增補], to augment/to supplement/to add
        bǔyǔ, [補語], complement (grammar)
        bǔfā, [補發], to supply again (sth lost)/to reissue/to pay retroactively

        zuòláo, to be imprisoned
        láo, firm/sturdy/fold (for animals)/sacrifice/prison
        láofáng, jail cell/prison cell
        láoláo, firmly/safely
        dìláo, prison/dungeon
        láoyù, [牢獄], prison
        
        fāláosāo, [發牢騷], to whine/to be grouchy
        láojì, [牢記], to keep in mind/to remember
        láogù, firm/secure
        láosāo, [牢騷], discontent/complaint/to complain
        jiānláo, [監牢], prison/jail
        láolóng, [牢籠], cage/trap (e.g. basket, pit or snare for catching animals)/fig. bonds (of wrong ...
        
        wángyángbǔláo, [亡羊補牢], lit. to mend the pen after sheep are lost (idiom)/fig. to act belatedly/better l...
        láokào, firm and solid/robust/reliable
        
        mǎnfùláosāo, [滿腹牢騷], lit. belly full of complaints (idiom)/discontent/always moaning and complaining
        shuǐláo, prison cell containing water, in which prisoners are forced to be partly immerse...
        huàdìwéiláo, [畫地為牢], lit. to be confined within a circle drawn on the ground (idiom)/fig. to confine ...
        

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