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[從天而降] cóngtiānérjiàng lit. to drop from the sky (idiom)
fig. to appear unexpectedly
to arise abruptly
out of the blue
to drop into one's lap

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        Cóng/cōng/cóng/zòng, [從], surname Cong, lax/yielding/unhurried, from/via/passing through/through (a gap)/p...
        cónglái, [從來], always/at all times/never (if used in negative sentence)
        cóngméi, [從沒], never (in the past)/never did
        zìcóng, [自從], since (a time)/ever since
        cóngwèi, [從未], never
        cóngbù, [從不], never
        cóngcǐ, [從此], from now on/since then/henceforth
        fúcóng, [服從], to obey (an order)/to comply/to defer
        cóngqián, [從前], previously/formerly/once upon a time
        cóngshì, [從事], to go for/to engage in/to undertake/to deal with/to handle/to do
        cóngxiǎo, [從小], from childhood/as a child
        cóngtóu, [從頭], anew/from the start
        cóngzhōng, [從中], from/therefrom
        tīngcóng, [聽從], to listen and obey/to comply with/to heed/to hearken
        cóngér, [從而], thus/thereby
        cóngláibù, [從來不], never
        
        cóngtóudàowěi, [從頭到尾], from start to finish/from head to tail/the whole (thing)
        zūncóng, [遵從], to comply with/to follow (directives)/to defer (to the judgment of superiors)
        cóngtiānérjiàng, [從天而降], lit. to drop from the sky (idiom)/fig. to appear unexpectedly/to arise abruptly/...
        
        shùncóng, [順從], obedient/to comply/to submit/to defer
        wúcóng, [無從], not to have access/beyond one's authority or capability/sth one has no way of do...
        
        cóngfàn, [從犯], accessory to a crime/accomplice
        cóngróng, [從容], to go easy/unhurried/calm/Taiwan pr. [cōng róng]
        suícóng, [隨從], to accompany/to follow/to attend/entourage/attendant
        
        héqùhécóng, [何去何從], what course to follow/what path to take
        shìcóng, [侍從], chamberlain in imperial China
        wúsuǒshìcóng, [無所適從], not knowing which course to follow (idiom); at a loss what to do
        
        qūcóng, [屈從], to capitulate
        cóngjūn, [從軍], to enlist/to serve in the army
        lìbùcóngxīn, [力不從心], less capable than desirable (idiom); not as strong as one would wish/the spirit ...
        
        
        cóngyè, [從業], to practice (a trade)
        
        
        cōngchángjìyì, [從長計議], to take one's time making a decision (idiom)/to consider at length
        mángcóng, [盲從], to follow blindly/to conform slavishly/unthinking obedience
        shīcóng, [師從], to study under (a teacher)
        
        
        
        cóngróngbùpò, [從容不迫], calm/unruffled
        
        
        
        cóngyán, [從嚴], strict/rigorous/severely
        zhǔcóng, [主從], master-slave (computing)/client-server (computing)/primary and secondary
        yīcóng, [依從], to comply with/to obey
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        Cóngjiāng, [從江], Congjiang county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qi...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        cóngyīérzhōng, [從一而終], faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
        
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        xìncóng, [信從], to trust and obey
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        tiān, day/sky/heaven
        jīntiān, today/at the present/now
        míngtiān, tomorrow
        zuótiān, yesterday
        měitiān, every day/everyday
        nàtiān, that day/the other day
        lǎotiān, God/Heavens
使         tiānshǐ, angel
        tiāntáng, paradise/heaven
        tiānqì, [天氣], weather
        liáotiān, to chat/to gossip
        tiānfù, [天賦], gift/innate skill
        zhěngtiān, all day long/whole day
        xiàtiān, summer/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiāncái, talent/gift/genius/talented/gifted
        xiètiānxièdì, [謝天謝地], Thank heavens!/Thank goodness that's worked out so well!
        
        tiānshēng, nature/disposition/innate/natural
        tiānkōng, sky
        báitiān, daytime/during the day/day/CL:個|个[gè]
        lǎotiānyé, [老天爺], God/Heavens
        Xīngqītiān, Sunday/CL:個|个[gè]
        chūntiān, spring (season)/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiānshàng, celestial/heavenly
        dōngtiān, winter/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiānzhēn, naive/innocent/artless
        tiāntiān, every day
        tiānxià, land under heaven/the whole world/the whole of China/realm/rule
        dàngtiān, [當天], that day/the same day
        qiūtiān, autumn/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiānhuābǎn, ceiling
        tiānfèn, natural gift/talent
        Tiānzhǔjiào, Catholicism
        gǎitiān, another day/some other time/to find another day (for appointment etc)/to take a ...
        chéngtiān, (coll.) all day long/all the time
        tiānliàng, dawn/daybreak
        tiānxìng, nature/innate tendency
        Tiānzhǔjiàotú, Catholic/follower of Catholicism
        tiānrán, natural
线         tiānxiàn, [天線], antenna/mast/connection with high-ranking officials
        zhètiān, [這天], today/this day
        
        shàngtiān, Heaven/Providence/God/the day before/the sky above/to fly to the sky/to take off...
        tiāndì, heaven and earth/world/scope/field of activity
        lùtiān, outdoors/al fresco/in the open
        
        bàntiān, half of the day/a long time/quite a while/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiānzǐ, the (rightful) emperor/"Son of Heaven" (traditional English translation)
        qiántiān, the day before yesterday
        yītiāndàowǎn, all day long/the whole day
        cóngtiānérjiàng, [從天而降], lit. to drop from the sky (idiom)/fig. to appear unexpectedly/to arise abruptly/...
        tiāné, [天鵝], swan
        Tiānzhǔ, God (in Catholicism)/abbr. for 天主教[Tiān zhǔ jiào], Catholicism
        hòutiān, [後天], the day after tomorrow/post-natal/acquired (not innate)/a posteriori
        Tiānlángxīng, Sirius, a double star in constellation Canis Major 大犬座
        tiānguó, [天國], Kingdom of Heaven
        tiānxiǎode, [天曉得], Heaven knows!
        guāngtiānhuàrì, the full light of day (idiom)/fig. peace and prosperity/in broad daylight
        Tiānhuáng, Emperor of Japan/Tennō/Mikado
        dàbáitiān, broad daylight
        
        quántiānhòu, all-weather
        lántiān, [藍天], blue sky
        hángtiān, space flight
        tiānchuāng, hatchway/skylight/sun roof
        Tiānqiáo/tiānqiáo, [天橋], Tianqiao district of Ji'nan city 濟南市|济南市[Jǐ nán shì], Shandong/Tianqiao district...
        tiānránqì, [天然氣], natural gas
        tiānwénguǎn, [天文館], planetarium
        Lǐbàitiān, [禮拜天], Sunday
        tiāntǐ, [天體], celestial body/nude body
        
        tiānéróng, [天鵝絨], velvet/swan's down
        tiānyì, providence/the Will of Heaven
        tiānfāndìfù, sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom); fig. complete confusion/everythin...
        yìxiǎngtiānkāi, [異想天開], to imagine the wildest thing/to indulge in fantasy
        
        chōngtiān, [沖天], to soar/to rocket
        Tiānwángxīng, Uranus (planet)
        tiāndà, gargantuan/as big as the sky/enormous
        TiānyáHǎijiǎo/tiānyáhǎijiǎo, Cape Haijiao in Sanya 三亞|三亚[Sān yà], Hainan, the ends of the earth/separated wor...
        qíngtiān, clear sky/sunny day
        
        tiānshén, god/deity
        wúfǎwútiān, [無法無天], regardless of the law and of natural morality (idiom); maverick/undisciplined an...
        tiānyá, the other end of the world/a far-away place
        shēngtiān, lit. to ascend to heaven/to die
        fāntiānfùdì, sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom); fig. complete confusion/everythin...
        
西         Xītiān, the Western Paradise (Buddhism)
        tiānsè, time of the day
        tīngtiānyóumìng, [聽天由命], to submit to the will of heaven/to resign oneself to fate/to trust to luck
        mótiāndàlóu, [摩天大樓], skyscraper/CL:座[zuò]
        tiānwáng, emperor/god/Hong Xiuquan's self-proclaimed title/see also 洪秀全[Hóng Xiù quán]
        tiānpíng, scales (to weigh things)
        cāngtiān, [蒼天], firmament
        mǎntiānfēi, [滿天飛], to rush around everywhere/always active
        xiāntiānxìng, congenital/intrinsic/innateness
        Tiānmìng, Mandate of Heaven/destiny/fate/one's life span
        tiānwénxuéjiā, [天文學家], astronomer
        
        
        tiānzàodìshè, [天造地設], lit. made by Heaven and arranged by Earth(idiom)/ideal/perfect/(of a match) made...
        tiānwénxué, [天文學], astronomy
        
        pūtiāngàidì, [鋪天蓋地], lit. hiding the sky and covering the earth (idiom); fig. earth-shattering/omnipr...
        tiānlài, [天籟], sounds of nature
        
        xiāntiān, inborn/innate/natural
        tiānwéntái, observatory
        tiānwén, astronomy
        tiānchángdìjiǔ, [天長地久], enduring while the world lasts (idiom)/eternal
        
        yǔtiān, rainy day/rainy weather
        tiāntíng, middle of the forehead/imperial court/heaven
        tiānhuā, smallpox
        hángtiānfēijī, [航天飛機], space shuttle
        Qǐrényōutiān, [杞人憂天], man of Qǐ fears the sky falling (idiom); groundless fears
        Tiānzhú, the Indian subcontinent (esp. in Tang or Buddhist context)
        
        tiāndǐxia, in this world/under the sun
        tiānzhí, [天職], vocation/duty/mission in life
        màntiān, lit. to fill the whole sky/everywhere/as far as the eye can see
        xìntiānwēng, albatross (family Diomedeidae)
        fēitiān, [飛天], flying Apsara (Buddhist art)
        
        jīngtiāndòngdì, [驚天動地], world-shaking (idiom)
        quántiān, whole day
        
        tiānhuāluànzhuì, [天花亂墜], lit. a deluge of heavenly flowers (idiom)/fig. extravagant embellishments/hype
        kāitiānchuāng, [開天窗], to leave a blank to mark censored area
        
        
        lètiānpài, [樂天派], happy-go-lucky people/optimists
        tiānjī, [天機], mystery known only to heaven (archaic)/inscrutable twist of fate/fig. top secret
        tiānrǎngzhībié, [天壤之別], lit. as different as sky and earth (idiom)/fig. night and day difference/opposit...
        
        tiānjià, [天價], extremely expensive/sky-high price
        tiāndí, [天敵], predator/natural enemy
        
        tiānjì, [天際], horizon
        
        tiānzhúshǔ, guinea pig/cavy
        rénmìngguāntiān, [人命關天], human life is beyond value (idiom)
        
        
        hángtiānjú, space agency
        yuàntiānyóurén, (idiom) to blame the gods and accuse others
        bīngtiānxuědì, a world of ice and snow
        
        mǎntiān, [滿天], whole sky
        
        
        chóngjiàntiānrì, [重見天日], to see the light again (idiom); delivered from oppression
        kāitiānpìdì, [開天闢地], to split heaven and earth apart (idiom); refers to the Pangu 盤古|盘古[Pán gǔ] creat...
        TiānfāngYètán/tiānfāngyètán, [天方夜譚], The Arabian Nights (classic story), fantasy story
        tiānbiān, [天邊], horizon/ends of the earth/remotest places
        tiānzī, [天資], innate talent/gift/flair/native resource/dowry
        tiānmǎxíngkōng, [天馬行空], like a heavenly steed, soaring across the skies (idiom)/(of writing, calligraphy...
        Tiānxiēzuò, [天蠍座], Scorpio or Scorpius (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
        
        
        tiānshū, [天書], imperial edict/heavenly book (superstition)/obscure or illegible writing/double ...
        tiānjǐng, courtyard/patio/veranda/atrium/acupuncture point TB0
        tiānmíng, dawn/daybreak
        
        dǎndàbāotiān, [膽大包天], reckless/extremely daring
        tiānlúnzhīlè, [天倫之樂], family love and joy/domestic bliss
        
        
        tiānjīngdìyì, [天經地義], lit. heaven's law and earth's principle (idiom); fig. right and proper/right and...
        tiānxiān, immortal (esp. female)/deity/fairy/Goddess/fig. beautiful woman
        
        
        
        tántiān, [談天], to chat
        tiānzāi, [天災], natural disaster
        dǐngtiānlìdì, [頂天立地], lit. able to support both heaven and earth/of indomitable spirit (idiom)
        shāngtiānhàilǐ, [傷天害理], to offend Heaven and reason (idiom); bloody atrocities that cry to heaven/outrag...
        tiānxiàdìyī, first under heaven/number one in the country
        Tiānchèngzuò, Libra (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
        mántiānguòhǎi, [瞞天過海], to cross the sea by a trick (idiom)/to achieve one's aim by underhanded means
        yīntiān, [陰天], cloudy day/overcast sky
        qíngtiānpīlì, [晴天霹靂], thunder from a clear sky (idiom); a bolt from the blue
        
        pòtiānhuāng, unprecedented/for the first time/never before/first ever
        màntiānyàojià, [漫天要價], to ask for sky-high prices
        
        bēitiānmǐnrén, [悲天憫人], to bemoan the state of the universe and pity the fate of mankind
        
        
        Rèntiāntáng, Nintendo
        qīngtiān, clear sky/blue sky/upright and honorable (official)
        hángtiānyuán, [航天員], astronaut
        Tiāngōng, [天宮], Temple in Heaven (e.g. of the Jade Emperor)
        tiānzhúkuí, geranium (Pelargonium hortorum)
        
        TiānéHú, [天鵝湖], Swan Lake
        huātiānjiǔdì, to spend one's time in drinking and pleasure (idiom); to indulge in sensual plea...
        tiānxiàtàipíng, the whole world at peace (idiom); peace and prosperity
        mótiāndàshà, [摩天大廈], skyscraper/CL:座[zuò]
        lěngtiān, cold weather/cold season
        tiānhuāngdìlǎo, until the end of time (idiom)
        mótiānlóu, [摩天樓], skyscraper/CL:座[zuò]
        
        hūntiānhēidì, lit. dark sky and black earth (idiom)/fig. pitch dark/to black out/disorderly/tr...
        tiānluódìwǎng, [天羅地網], inescapable net (idiom)/trap/dragnet
        
        bànbiāntiān, [半邊天], half the sky/women of the new society/womenfolk
        dàhòutiān, [大後天], three days from now/day after day after tomorrow
        yībùdēngtiān, reaching heaven in a single bound (idiom); (esp. with negative: don't expect) in...
        tiānyǒubùcèfēngyún, [天有不測風雲], fortune as unpredictable as the weather (idiom); sth unexpected may happen at an...
        
        yǔguòtiānqíng, [雨過天晴], sky clears after rain/new hopes after a disastrous period (idiom)/every cloud ha...
        tiānhándìdòng, [天寒地凍], cold weather, frozen ground (idiom); bitterly cold
        hángtiānqì, spacecraft
        mǎntiānxīng, [滿天星], Baby's Breath/Gypsophila paniculata
        tiānlánsè, [天藍色], azure
        
        tiāncì, [天賜], bestowed by heaven
        wùjìngtiānzé, [物競天擇], natural selection
        
        
        
        dàqiántiān, three days ago
        rèhuǒcháotiān, [熱火朝天], in full swing (idiom)/(in a) frenzy/buzzing with activity
        tiānshí, [天時], the time/the right time/weather conditions/destiny/course of time/heaven's natur...
        lètiān, [樂天], carefree/happy-go-lucky/optimistic
        
        tiānpéng, ceiling/awning
        huítiānfáshù, [回天乏術], unable to turn around a hopeless situation (idiom)/to fail to save the situation
        liántiān, [連天], reaching the sky/for days on end/incessantly
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        tiānnián, natural life span
        
        
        
        
        
        
        yǎngtiān, to face upwards/to look up to the sky
        zhōngtiān, culmination (astronomy)
        
        húnrántiānchéng, [渾然天成], to resemble nature itself/of the highest quality (idiom)
        bàotiǎntiānwù, to waste natural resources recklessly/not to know how to use things sparingly
        
        tiānzhēnlànmàn, [天真爛漫], innocent and unaffected
        
        tiānhòu, weather
        
        tántiānshuōdì, [談天說地], to talk endlessly/talking of anything under the sun
        tiānxiàng, meteorological or astronomical phenomenon (e.g. rainbow or eclipse)
        tiāndào, natural law/heavenly law/weather (dialect)
        
        
        huāntiānxǐdì, [歡天喜地], delighted/with great joy/in high spirits
        
        dìjiǔtiāncháng, [地久天長], enduring while the world lasts (idiom, from Laozi); eternal/for ever and ever (o...
        Tiānānmén, [天安門], Tiananmen Gate, entrance of the Imperial City in Beijing
        
        
        
        zhētiānbìrì, lit. hiding the sky and covering the earth (idiom); fig. earth-shattering/omnipr...
        
        sàngjìntiānliáng, [喪盡天良], devoid of conscience (idiom); utterly heartless
        dìlǎotiānhuāng, see 天荒地老[tiān huāng dì lǎo]
        
        tiānwǎnghuīhuī, [天網恢恢], Heaven's net is wide meshed, but nothing escapes it (idiom, from Laozi 73).
        
        guītiān, [歸天], to die
        
        
        tiānlán, [天藍], sky blue
        
        
        zuòjǐngguāntiān, [坐井觀天], lit. to view the sky from the bottom of a well (idiom); ignorant and narrow-mind...
        tiānzāirénhuò, [天災人禍], natural and man-made disasters (idiom); natural calamities (flood, drought, eart...
        tiānchángrìjiǔ, [天長日久], after a long time (idiom)
        
        
        
        zuìètāotiān, [罪惡滔天], evil crimes fill heaven (idiom)
        
        mínyǐshíwéitiān, [民以食為天], Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need./Fo...
        
        
        détiāndúhòu, [得天獨厚], (of an area) rich in resources/(of a person) gifted or able (idiom)
        tiānméndōng, [天門冬], asparagus
        
        tiānlún, [天倫], family bonds/ethical family relations
        
        tiāngān, the 10 heavenly stems 甲[jiǎ], 乙[yǐ], 丙[bǐng], 丁[dīng], 戊[wù], 己[jǐ], 庚[gēng], 辛[...
        
        Tiānshān, Tianshan mountain range between XinJiang and Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan
        tiānr, [天兒], the weather
        tiāngōng, heaven/lord of heaven
        Tiāntán, [天壇], Temple of Heaven (in Beijing)
        
        
        cāntiān, [參天], reach high to the sky/tall/of great height
        tiānxiàngyí, [天象儀], planetarium projector
        Hútiān, Zoroastrianism
        
        tiāndàochóuqín, Heaven rewards the diligent. (idiom)
        shípòtiānjīng, [石破天驚], earth-shattering/breakthrough/remarkable and original work
        
        jīquǎnshēngtiān, [雞犬升天], lit. poultry and dogs rise to Heaven (idiom)/fig. to ride on sb else's success/O...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        bàitiāndì, to worship heaven and earth/ritual kneeling by bride and groom in a old-fashione...
        
        míngmǎntiānxià, [名滿天下], world famous
        
        
        
        sāntiānliǎngtóu, [三天兩頭], lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day/frequently
        
        shuǐtiānyīsè, water and sky merge in one color (idiom)
        
        
        pǔtiāntóngqìng, [普天同慶], everybody celebrating together/universal celebration/universal rejoicing
        
        
        biàntiān, [變天], to undergo change in weather/restoration of reactionary rule or the previous reg...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        màotiānxiàzhīdàbùwěi, [冒天下之大不韙], to defy world opinion/to risk universal condemnation
        
        Tiānyīngzuò, [天鷹座], Aquila (constellation)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānfútiān, three periods forming the hottest periods of summer, from mid-July to mid-August...
        guósètiānxiāng, [國色天香], national grace, divine fragrance (idiom); an outstanding beauty
        
        
        
        
        Tiāntái, Mt Tiantai near Shaoxing 紹興|绍兴 in Zhejiang, the center of Tiantai Buddhism 天台宗/T...
        
        
        Tiānchí, Lake Tianchi in Xinjiang
        Tiānjīn, Tianjin, a municipality in northeast China, abbr. 津
        
        
        
        
        tiānnándìběi, distant places/all over the country/(to talk) about this and that
        tiānniú, Longhorn beetle
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        hǎijiǎotiānyá, see 天涯海角[tiān yá hǎi jiǎo]
        biéyǒudòngtiān, [別有洞天], place of charm and beauty/scenery of exceptional charm/completely different worl...
        tiāntī, stairway to heaven/high mountain road/tall ladder on a building or other large s...
        Xiǎotiāné/xiǎotiāné, [小天鵝], Little Swan (PRC appliance brand), tundra swan
        
        tiānliáng, conscience
        
        
        
        
        
        
        réndìngshèngtiān, [人定勝天], man can conquer nature (idiom); human wisdom can prevail over nature
        
        
        shǔtiān, hot (summer) day
        Tiānshùn, [天順], Tianshun Emperor, reign name of eighth Ming Emperor 朱祁鎮|朱祁镇[Zhū Qí zhèn] (1427-1...
        Nántiānmén, [南天門], The Southern Heavenly Gates/a name for a mountain pass gate in several places
        
        
        fútiān, the hottest period of the year/see 三伏天[sān fú tiān]
        

        ér, and/as well as/and so/but (not)/yet (not)/(indicates causal relation)/(indicates...
        érqiě, (not only ...) but also/moreover/in addition/furthermore
        éryǐ, that's all/nothing more
        érshì, rather
        éryán, with regard to (preceding phrase)
        ránér, however/yet/but
        fǎnér, instead/on the contrary/contrary (to expectations)
        xiǎnéryìjiàn, [顯而易見], clearly and easy to see (idiom); obviously/clearly/it goes without saying
        cóngér, [從而], thus/thereby
        jìnlìérwéi, [盡力而為], to try one's utmost/to strive
        qīngéryìjǔ, [輕而易舉], easy/with no difficulty
        shìérbùjiàn, [視而不見], to turn a blind eye to/to ignore
        pòménérrù, [破門而入], to break the door and enter/to force a door open (idiom)
        tuōyǐngérchū, [脫穎而出], to reveal one's talent (idiom)/to rise above others/to distinguish oneself
        cóngtiānérjiàng, [從天而降], lit. to drop from the sky (idiom)/fig. to appear unexpectedly/to arise abruptly/...
        zìránérrán, involuntary/automatically
        tǐngshēnérchū, to step forward bravely
        zǒngéryánzhī, [總而言之], in short/in a word/in brief
        bàntúérfèi, [半途而廢], to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
        qǔérdàizhī, to substitute for sb/to remove and replace
        shìkěérzhǐ, [適可而止], to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can/don't overdo it/stop...
        yīnér, therefore/as a result/thus/and as a result, ...
        tuōkǒuérchū, [脫口而出], to blurt out/to let slip (an indiscreet remark)
        huáérbùshí, [華而不實], flower but no fruit (idiom); handsome exterior but hollow inside/flashy
        
        érjīn, now/at the present (time)
        jiǎnéryánzhī, [簡而言之], in a nutshell/to put it briefly
        
        cājiānérguò, [擦肩而過], brief encounter/to brush past sb
        bèidàoérchí, [背道而馳], to run in the opposite direction (idiom); to run counter to
        tǐngérzǒuxiǎn, [鋌而走險], to take a risk out of desperation (idiom)
        
        sānsīérhòuxíng, [三思而後行], think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance
        érhòu, [而後], after that/then
        xuánérwèijué, [懸而未決], pending a decision/hanging in the balance
        bùcíérbié, [不辭而別], to leave without saying good-bye
        jìnér, [進而], and then (what follows next)
        shíér, [時而], occasionally/from time to time
        
        bùdéérzhī, unknown/unable to find out
        yíngrènérjiě, lit. (bamboo) splits when it meets the knife's edge (idiom)/fig. easily solved
        bùyìérfēi, [不翼而飛], to disappear without trace/to vanish all of a sudden/to spread fast/to spread li...
        zhuǎnér, [轉而], conversely/but rather/to turn and (address a topic, face attackers etc)/to turn ...
        
        bùyánéryù, it goes without saying/it is self-evident
        suíyùérān, [隨遇而安], at home wherever one is (idiom); ready to adapt/flexible/to accept circumstances...
        
        
        bùhuānérsàn, [不歡而散], to part on bad terms/(of a meeting etc) to break up in discord
        bùláoérhuò, [不勞而獲], to reap without sowing (idiom)
        jiēzhǒngérlái, [接踵而來], to come one after the other
        héérwéiyī, [合而為一], to merge together (idiom); to unify disparate elements into one whole
        kěxiǎngérzhī, it is obvious that.../as one can well imagine...
        jìér, [繼而], then/afterwards
        
        chéngxūérrù, [乘虛而入], to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom); to take advantage of a lapse
        
        
        yángchángérqù, [揚長而去], to shake one's sleeve and leave (idiom); to turn and leave abruptly
        yīsǎoérguāng, [一掃而光], to clear off/to make a clean sweep of
        shīérfùdé, [失而復得], to regain/to lose and win back/to find again/regained
        jìngéryuǎnzhī, [敬而遠之], to show respect from a distance (idiom)/to remain at a respectful distance
        yǒuguòzhīérwúbùjí, [有過之而無不及], not to be inferior in any aspects (idiom)/to surpass/to outdo/(derog.) to be eve...
        jiǔérjiǔzhī, over time/as time passes/in the fullness of time
        
        bùdéyǐérwéizhī, [不得已而為之], to have no other choice/to be the last resort
        sìshìérfēi, apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
        fǎnqídàoérxíngzhī, to do the very opposite/to act in a diametrically opposite way
        yóuránérshēng, arising involuntarily (idiom); spontaneous/to spring up unbidden (of emotion)
        yīsǎoérkōng, [一掃而空], to sweep clean/to clean out
        zhōuérfùshǐ, [週而復始], lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles/the wheel com...
        hélèérbùwéi, [何樂而不為], What can you have against it? (idiom)/We should do this./Go for it!
        tángérhuángzhī, overt/to make no secret (of one's presence)/grandiose/with great scope
        yīnrénéryì, [因人而異], varying from person to person (idiom); different for each individual
        
        jiānéryǒuzhī, to have both (at the same time)
        bùkětóngrìéryǔ, [不可同日而語], lit. mustn't speak of two things on the same day (idiom); not to be mentioned in...
        bùhánérlì, [不寒而慄], shiver all over though not cold/tremble with fear/shudder
        yībānéryán, generally speaking
        
        
        bùmóuérhé, [不謀而合], to agree without prior consultation/to happen to hold the same view
        mìérbùxuān, [祕而不宣], to withhold information/to keep sth secret
        yìngyùnérshēng, [應運而生], to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom)/to arise at an opportune time/able ...
        bùqīéryù, meet by chance/have a chance encounter
        yánéryǒuxìn, to speak and keep one's promise (idiom); as good as one's word
        qièérbùshě, [鍥而不捨], to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth/to pers...
        
        
        
        shāyǔérguī, [鎩羽而歸], to return in low spirits following a defeat or failure to achieve one's ambition...
        kěwàngérbùkějí, in sight but unattainable (idiom)/inaccessible
        
        
退         zhīnánértuì, [知難而退], to sound out the difficulties and retreat to avoid defeat (idiom); fig. to back ...
        yíngmiànérlái, [迎面而來], directly/head-on (collision)/in one's face (of wind)
        xíngérshàngxué, [形而上學], metaphysics
        
        bùjìngérzǒu, [不脛而走], to get round fast/to spread like wildfire
        zìshàngérxià, top-down
        yīyōngérshàng, [一擁而上], to swarm around/flocking (to see)
        xīnyǒuyúérlìbùzú, [心有餘而力不足], The will is there, but not the strength (idiom, from Confucian Analects)./I real...
        fànfànértán, [泛泛而談], to speak in general terms
        mǎnzàiérguī, [滿載而歸], to return from a rewarding journey
        fúxiùérqù, to brush with one's sleeve then go (idiom); to turn and leave abruptly
        mùmíngérlái, [慕名而來], to come to a place on account of its reputation (idiom); attracted to visit a fa...
        pūmiànérlái, [撲面而來], lit. sth hits one in the face/directly in one's face/sth assaults the senses/bla...
        yīyuèérqǐ, [一躍而起], to jump up suddenly/to bound up/to rise up in one bound
        
        yīgàiérlùn, [一概而論], to lump different matters together (idiom)
        tīngérbùwén, [聽而不聞], to hear but not react (idiom); to turn a deaf ear/to ignore deliberately
        jiáránérzhǐ, with a grunting sound it stops (idiom); to come to an end spontaneously (esp. of...
        érlìzhīnián, aged thirty (see 三十而立)
        yīcùérjiù, to get there in one step (idiom); easily done/success at a stroke/to get results...
        
        wàngérquèbù, [望而卻步], to shrink back/to flinch
        wénfēngérdòng, [聞風而動], to respond instantly/to act at once on hearing the news
        liànglìérxíng, to assess one's capabilities and act accordingly (idiom); to act within one's co...
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        bùyuēértóng, [不約而同], to agree by chance (idiom); taking the same action without prior consultation
        zhìzhīsǐdìérhòushēng, [置之死地而後生], place sb on a field of death and he will fight to live (common saying based on S...
        
        
        kǎnkǎnértán, [侃侃而談], to speak frankly with assurance
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        láoérwúgōng, [勞而無功], to work hard while accomplishing little/to toil to no avail
        gùér, therefore
        shíyánérféi, lit. to grow fat eating one's words (idiom)/fig. not to live up to one's promise...
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        wàngérshēngwèi, intimidate at the first glance (idiom); awe-inspiring/terrifying/overwhelming
        
        shènér, even/so much so that
        
        
        
        zìxiàérshàng, bottom-up
        
        cóngyīérzhōng, [從一而終], faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
        
        
        sǐérhòuyǐ, [死而後已], until death puts an end (idiom); one's whole life/unto one's dying day
        
        
        
        
        
        fàngzhīsìhǎiérjiēzhǔn, [放之四海而皆準], appropriate to any place and any time (idiom); universally applicable/a panacea,...
        
        pāiànérqǐ, lit. to slap the table and stand up (idiom); fig. at the end of one's tether/una...
        
        
        jiézééryú, [竭澤而漁], lit. to drain the pond to get at the fish (idiom)/fig. to kill the goose that la...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        jiàngluò, to descend/to land
        tóuxiáng, to surrender/surrender
        xiàjiàng, to decline/to drop/to fall/to go down/to decrease
        jiàng/xiáng, to drop/to fall/to come down/to descend, to surrender/to capitulate/to subdue/to...
        jiànglín, [降臨], to descend/to arrive/to come
        jiàngdī, to reduce/to lower/to bring down
        jiàngluòsǎn, [降落傘], parachute
        cóngtiānérjiàng, [從天而降], lit. to drop from the sky (idiom)/fig. to appear unexpectedly/to arise abruptly/...
        jiàngshēng, to be born/arrival of newborn/birth (of a savior or religious leader)
        jiàngwēn, [降溫], to become cooler/to lower the temperature/cooling/(of interest, activity etc) to...
        pòjiàng/pòxiáng, to force a plane to land, to force sb to surrender
        shēngjiàngjī, [升降機], aerial work platform (e.g. cherry picker or scissor lift)/lift/elevator
        jiàngjí, [降級], to demote/to relegate/to degrade
        shēngjiàng, [昇降], rising and lowering
        jiàngzhí, [降職], to demote (to a lower rank)
        jiàngjià, [降價], price reduction
        jiàngjiě, (chemistry) degradation/to degrade
        kōngjiàng, airborne
        jiàngyǔ, precipitation/rainfall
        
        jiànggé, to downgrade/to lower the standard/degrading/humiliating
        jiàngshuǐ, rain and snow/precipitation (meteorology)
        jiàngxuě, to snow/snowfall
        zhòujiàng, [驟降], to fall rapidly/to plummet
        
        qǐjiàng, (of aircraft) to take off and land
        chénjiàng, to subside/to cave in/subsidence
        kōngjiàngbīng, paratroopers
        
        xiángfú, to yield/to surrender
        jiàngdiào, [降調], falling intonation (linguistics)/to lower the key of a tune/to demote
        jiàngyǔliàng, precipitation/quantity of rainfall
        xiángfú, to subdue/to vanquish/to tame
        
        
        jiàngqí, to lower a flag/to strike the colors
        pǔjiàng, precipitation over a large area/widespread rain
        
        
        Shuāngjiàng, Shuangjiang or Frost Descends, 18th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 23rd Octob...
        
        jiàngxī, to lower interest rates
        shòuxiáng, to accept surrender
        
        
        zhàxiáng, [詐降], feigned surrender
        
        jiàngshuǐliàng, precipitation (meteorology)/measured quantity of rain

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