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[前功盡棄] qiángōngjìnqì to waste all one's previous efforts (idiom)
all that has been achieved goes down the drain

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        qián, front/forward/ahead/first/top (followed by a number)/future/ago/before/BC (e.g. ...
        zhīqián, before/prior to/ago/previously/beforehand
        yǐqián, before/formerly/previous/ago
        miànqián, in front of/facing/(in the) presence (of)
        mùqián, at the present time/currently
        qiánmiàn, ahead/in front/preceding/above/also pr. [qián mian]
        qiánjìn, [前進], to go forward/to forge ahead/to advance/onward
        yǎnqián, before one's eyes/now/at present
        tíqián, to shift to an earlier date/to do sth ahead of time/in advance
        qiánwǎng, to leave for/to proceed towards/to go
        qiánqī, ex-wife/late wife
        qiántú, prospects/future outlook/journey
        xiàngqián, forward/onward
        cóngqián, [從前], previously/formerly/once upon a time
        qiánkē, criminal record/previous convictions
        qiánrèn, predecessor/ex-/former/ex (spouse etc)
        qiánfū, former husband
        Qiánmén/qiánmén, [前門], Qianmen subway station on Beijing Subway Line 2, front door/main entrance/honest...
        qiánlái, [前來], to come (formal)/before/previously
        qiánfāng, ahead/the front
        qiántí, premise/precondition/prerequisite
        xiānqián, before/previously
        qiántái, [前臺], stage/proscenium/foreground in politics etc (sometimes derog.)/front desk/recept...
线         qiánxiàn, [前線], front line/military front/workface/cutting edge
        hūnqián, premarital/prenuptial
        shēngqián, (of a deceased) during one's life/while living
        ménqián, [門前], in front of the door
        qiánsuǒwèiyǒu, unprecedented
        dāngqián, [當前], current/today's/modern/present/to be facing (us)
        qiánchéng, future (career etc) prospects
        bùjiǔqián, not long ago
        qiánxíng, (literary) to go forward
        qiánhòu, [前後], around/from beginning to end/all around/front and rear
        xiōngqián, (on the) chest/bosom
        qiánjǐng, foreground/vista/(future) prospects/perspective
        qiáné, [前額], forehead
        qiántiān, the day before yesterday
        shàngqián, to advance/to step forward
        qiányè, the eve/the night before
        qiánbèi, [前輩], senior/older generation/precursor
        
        gōngyuánqián, BCE (before the Common Era)/BC (before Christ)
        kōngqián, unprecedented
        shǐwúqiánlì, [史無前例], unprecedented in history
        gēnqián/gēnqian, the front (of)/(in) front/(in) sb's presence/just before (a date), (of children,...
        shìqián, in advance/before the event
        qiántou, [前頭], in front/at the head/ahead/above
        shǐqián, prehistory
        qiánwèi, [前衛], advanced guard/vanguard/avant-garde/forward (soccer position)
        qiánxián, former hatred/bygone enmity
        qiánfēng, [前鋒], vanguard/front line/a forward (sports)
        Táiqián/táiqián, Taiqian county in Puyang 濮陽|濮阳[Pú yáng], Henan, front of the stage
        yǒngwǎngzhíqián, to advance bravely
        
        
        qiánxī, eve/the day before
        qiánlièxiàn, prostate
        qiánbùjiǔ, not long ago/not long before
        
        qiántúwúliàng, [前途無量], to have boundless prospects
        qiánqī, preceding period/early stage
        qiánzhě, the former
        cǐqián, before this/before then/previously
        qiányuàn, front courtyard/front yard
        qiángōngjìnqì, [前功盡棄], to waste all one's previous efforts (idiom)/all that has been achieved goes down...
沿         qiányán, front-line/forward position/outpost/extending ahead/frontier (of science, techno...
        chǎnqián, [產前], prenatal/antenatal
        
        jìnzàiyǎnqián, right under one's nose/right in front of one's eyes/close at hand/imminent
        qiánsuǒwèijiàn, [前所未見], unprecedented/never seen before
        qiánshì, previous generations/previous incarnation (Buddhism)
        chāoqián, to be ahead of one's time/to surpass or outdo one's predecessors/to be ahead of ...
        
        qiánduàn, front part (of an object)/first part (of an event)/previous paragraph
        
        qiánzhào, omen/prior indication/first sign
        qiánshào, outpost/(fig.) front line
        tíngzhìbùqián, [停滯不前], stuck and not moving forward (idiom); stagnant/in a rut/at a standstill
        qiánbì, forearm
        rìqián, the other day/a few days ago
        qiántīng, [前廳], anteroom/vestibule/lobby (of a hotel etc)
        xuéqiánbān, [學前班], preschool
        qiánduān, front/front end/forward part of sth
        qiánzòu, prelude/presage
        
        qiánnián, the year before last
        qiánbian, [前邊], front/the front side/in front of
        
        
        
        qiánliè, the very front
        kōngqiánjuéhòu, [空前絕後], unprecedented and never to be duplicated/the first and the last/unmatched/unique
        
        mínglièqiánmáo, to rank among the best
        
        niánqián, before the end of the year/before the new year
        yīwǎngwúqián, [一往無前], to advance courageously (idiom)/to press forward
        qiánchēzhījiàn, [前車之鑒], to learn a lesson from the mistakes of one's predecessor (idiom)
        
        qiánlún, [前輪], front wheel
        qiánrén, predecessor/forebears/the person facing you
        
        guǒzúbùqián, to stand still without advancing (idiom); to hesitate and hold back
        
        qiánshēn, forerunner/predecessor/precursor/previous incarnation (Buddhism)/jacket front
        qiánjiǎo, [前腳], one moment ..., (the next ...)/leading foot (in walking)
        qiányán, preface/forward/introduction
        
        qiányīnhòuguǒ, [前因後果], cause and effects (idiom); entire process of development
        chēdàoshānqiánbìyǒulù, [車到山前必有路], lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through. (idiom)/fig. Everyt...
        qiánlì, precedent
        qiánzhānxìng, farsightedness/perspicacity/prescience/forward-looking
        huāqiányuèxià, see 月下花前[yuè xià huā qián]
        qiánshēng, previous life/previous incarnation
        tònggǎiqiánfēi, completely correcting one's former misdeeds (idiom); to repent past mistakes and...
        wèisuōbùqián, [畏縮不前], to shrink back in fear (idiom); too cowardly to advance
        qiántíng, front courtyard/vestibule
        
        dàqiántiān, three days ago
        
        jǐnxiùqiánchéng, [錦繡前程], bright future/bright prospects
        
        qiánpūhòujì, [前仆後繼], one falls, the next follows (idiom); stepping into the breach to replace fallen ...
        qiánsuǒwèiwén, [前所未聞], unheard-of/unprecedented
        qiánchén, [前塵], the past/impurity contracted previously (in the sentient world) (Buddhism)
        xuéqiánjiàoyù, [學前教育], preschool education/early childhood education
        sīqiánxiǎnghòu, [思前想後], to consider past cause and future effect (idiom); to think over the past and fut...
        ānqiánmǎhòu, [鞍前馬後], to follow everywhere/to always be there for sb at their beck and call
        qiánfùhòujì, [前赴後繼], to advance dauntlessly in wave upon wave (idiom)
        
        shèngkuàngkōngqián, [盛況空前], a magnificent and unprecedented event (idiom)
        qiánzhuì, [前綴], prefix (linguistics)
        qiánrì, day before yesterday
        qiánqū, [前驅], precursor/pioneer
        yīwǎngzhíqián, see 一往無前|一往无前[yī wǎng wú qián]
        chóuchúbùqián, [躊躇不前], to hesitate to move forward/to hesitate/to hold back
        
        
        dǎqiánzhàn, to set out in advance to make arrangements (board, lodging etc)/(military) to di...
        mǎshīqiántí, [馬失前蹄], lit. the horse loses its front hooves/fig. sudden failure through miscalculation...
        
        gèbènqiánchéng, each goes his own way (idiom); each person has his own life to lead
        
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        zhānqiángùhòu, [瞻前顧後], to look forward and back/to consider prudently/overcautious
        
        qiánshàozhàn, [前哨戰], skirmish
        
        qiándǎo, [前導], to precede/to guide
        dàdídāngqián, [大敵當前], facing a powerful enemy (idiom); fig. confronting grave difficulties/Enemy at th...
        qiánzhān, forward-looking/prescient/foresight/forethought/outlook
        qiáncháo, the previous dynasty
        
        qiánzhī, forelimb/foreleg
        qiánshù, aforestated/stated above/the preceding statement
        
        
        wǔqián, morning/a.m.
        qiánbànyè, first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)
        
        
        
        qiánhòuwén, [前後文], context/the surrounding words/same as 上下文
齿         qiánjiùchǐ, [前臼齒], premolar tooth (immediately behind canine teeth in some mammals)
线         
        qiánzòuqǔ, prelude (music)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        qiánmáo, forward patrol (military) (old)/(fig.) the top ranks
        
        zhīqián, to support the front (military)
        
        mǎqiánzú, [馬前卒], lackey/errand boy/lit. runner before a carriage
        
        
        chéngqiánqǐhòu, [承前啟後], to follow the past and herald the future (idiom); part of a historical transitio...
        
        
        
        

        Chénggōng/chénggōng, Chenggong or Chengkung town in Taitung County 臺東縣|台东县[Tái dōng Xiàn], southeast ...
        gōngfu, skill/art/kung fu/labor/effort
        gōngnéng, function/capability
        gōngkè, [功課], homework/assignment/task/classwork/lesson/study/CL:門|门[mén]
        gōng, meritorious deed or service/achievement/result/service/accomplishment/work (phys...
        gōngláo, [功勞], contribution/meritorious service/credit
        guīgōng, [歸功], to give credit/to give sb his due/attribution
        yònggōng, diligent/industrious (in one's studies)/to study hard/to make great effort
        tèyìgōngnéng, [特異功能], supernatural power/extrasensory perception
        
        qìnggōng, [慶功], to celebrate a heroic deed
        qiángōngjìnqì, [前功盡棄], to waste all one's previous efforts (idiom)/all that has been achieved goes down...
        gōngxiào, efficacy
        gōngjì, [功績], feat/contribution/merits and achievements
        dàgōnggàochéng, successfully accomplished (project or goal)/to be highly successful
        
        Wǔgōng/wǔgōng, Wugong County in Xianyang 咸陽|咸阳[Xián yáng], Shaanxi, martial art/military accomp...
        gōnglǜ, rate of work/power (output)
        gōnglì, merit/efficacy/competence/skill/power
        gōngchéngmíngjiù, to win success and recognition (idiom)
        xiàgōngfu, see 下工夫[xià gōng fu]
        
        jīběngōng, basic skills/fundamentals
        tóugōng, [頭功], first class merit
        gōngkuīyīkuì, [功虧一簣], lit. to ruin the enterprise for the sake of one basketful/to fail through lack o...
        shéngōng, amazing powers/miraculous skill
        gōngnéngxìng, functionality
        gōngchén, minister who has given outstanding service
        gōngxūn, [功勛], achievement/meritorious deed/contributions (for the good of society)
        túláowúgōng, [徒勞無功], to work to no avail (idiom)
        
        gōngbùkěmò, [功不可沒], one's contributions cannot go unnoticed (idiom)
        lìgōng, to render meritorious service/to make worthy contributions/to distinguish onesel...
        fēnggōngwěijì, [豐功偉績], glorious achievement (idiom)
        jígōngjìnlì, seeking instant benefit (idiom); shortsighted vision, looking only for fast retu...
        
        
        shìbàngōngbèi, half the work, twice the effect (idiom); the right approach saves effort and lea...
        gōngyòng, function
        gōngdǐ, training in the basic skills/knowledge of the fundamentals
        gōnglì, utility
        yāogōng, to take the credit for sb's achievement
        zhàngōng, [戰功], outstanding military service
        gēgōngsòngdé, [歌功頌德], to sing sb's praises (mostly derogatory)
        
        qìgōng, [氣功], qigong, a system of deep breathing exercises
        mǎdàochénggōng, [馬到成功], to win instant success (idiom)
        
        jūngōngzhāng, [軍功章], military medal
        duōgōngnéng, multi-functional/multi-function
        
        
        gōngdé, achievements and virtue
        gōngbàichuíchéng, [功敗垂成], to fail within sight of success (idiom); last-minute failure/to fall at the last...
        liàngōng, [練功], to practice work skill
        
        kǔgōng, hard work/laborious effort/painstaking work
        gōnglìzhǔyì, [功利主義], utilitarianism
        hànmǎgōngláo, [汗馬功勞], war exploits/(fig.) heroic contribution
退         
        gōngguò, [功過], merits and demerits/contributions and errors
        jūgōng, to claim credit for oneself
        
        yīngōng, [陰功], hidden merits
        
        jiàngōnglìyè, [建功立業], to achieve or accomplish goals
        
        
        
        
        láoérwúgōng, [勞而無功], to work hard while accomplishing little/to toil to no avail
        gōngmíng, scholarly honor (in imperial exams)/rank/achievement/fame/glory
        gōngdéwúliàng, [功德無量], no end of virtuous achievements (idiom); boundless beneficence
        fēnggōng, [豐功], brilliant (exploit)/meritorious (achievement)
        
        
        
        zuògōng, to act (in opera)/stage business
        hàodàxǐgōng, to rejoice in grandiose deeds/to strive to achieve extraordinary things
        
        diàngōnglǜ, [電功率], electric power (measured in watts)
        
        
        biǎogōng, to show off one's accomplishments (often derog.)
        

        jǐn/jìn, [儘]/[盡], to the greatest extent/(when used before a noun of location) furthest or extreme...
        jǐnguǎn, [儘管], despite/although/even though/in spite of/unhesitatingly/do not hesitate (to ask,...
        jìnlì, [盡力], to strive one's hardest/to spare no effort
        jǐnkuài/jìnkuài, [儘快]/[盡快], as quickly as possible/as soon as possible/with all speed, see 儘快|尽快[jǐn kuài]
        jǐnliàng/jìnliàng, [儘量]/[盡量], as much as possible/to the greatest extent, as much as possible/to the greatest ...
        jǐnkěnéng, [儘可能], as far as possible/to do one's utmost
        jìnqíng, [盡情], as much as one likes
        jìntóu, [盡頭], end/extremity/limit
        jiéjìnquánlì, [竭盡全力], to spare no effort (idiom); to do one's utmost
        jìnlìérwéi, [盡力而為], to try one's utmost/to strive
        jiéjìn, [竭盡], to use up/to exhaust
        
        wújìn, [無盡], endless/inexhaustible
        jīngpílìjìn, [精疲力盡], spirit weary, strength exhausted (idiom); spent/drained/washed out
        gǎnjībùjìn, [感激不盡], can't thank sb enough (idiom)
        jìnxìng, [盡興], to enjoy oneself to the full/to one's heart's content
        hàojìn, [耗盡], to exhaust/to use up/to deplete/to drain
        jīnpílìjìn, [筋疲力盡], body weary, strength exhausted (idiom); extremely tired/spent
        yòngjìn, [用盡], to exhaust/to use up completely
        jǐnzǎo, [儘早], as early as possible
        jìnzhí, [盡職], to discharge one's duties/conscientious
        zìjìn, [自盡], to kill oneself/suicide
        yīngyǒujìnyǒu, [應有盡有], everything that should be here is here (idiom); all one can think of is on hand/...
        jìnxīnjìnlì, [盡心盡力], making an all-out effort (idiom); to try one's heart out/to do one's utmost
        
        dàijìn, [殆盡], nearly exhausted/practically nothing left
        yīwǎngdǎjìn, [一網打盡], lit. to catch everything in the one net (idiom)/fig. to scoop up the whole lot/t...
        tóngguīyújìn, [同歸於盡], to die in such a way that sb (or sth) else also perishes/to take sb down with on...
        jìnzé, [盡責], to do one's duty/to do one's bit conscientiously
        
        qiángōngjìnqì, [前功盡棄], to waste all one's previous efforts (idiom)/all that has been achieved goes down...
        jiǎojìnnǎozhī, [絞盡腦汁], to rack one's brains
        jìnzhōng, [盡忠], to display utter loyalty/to be loyal to the end
        
        yīyánnánjìn, [一言難盡], hard to explain in a few words (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succ...
        shòujìn, [受盡], to suffer enough from/to suffer all kinds of/to have one's fill of
        
        jìnzhíjìnzé, [盡職盡責], responsible and diligent (idiom)
        xiángjìn, [詳盡], thorough and detailed/exhaustive/the tedious details in full
        jìnxīn, [盡心], with all of one's heart
        bùjìn, [不盡], not completely/endlessly
        línlíjìnzhì, [淋漓盡致], lit. extreme saturation (idiom)/fig. vividly and thoroughly/in great detail/with...
        wúqióngwújìn, [無窮無盡], endless/boundless/infinite
        fèijìnxīnjī, [費盡心機], to rack one's brains for schemes (idiom)/to beat one's brains out
        jìnshànjìnměi, [盡善盡美], perfect (idiom); perfection/the best of all possible worlds/as good as it gets
        gǎnjìnshājué, [趕盡殺絕], to kill to the last one (idiom)/to exterminate/to eradicate/ruthless
        wùjìnqíyòng, [物盡其用], to use sth to the full/to make the best use of everything
        jūgōngjìncuì, [鞠躬盡瘁], to bend to a task and spare no effort (idiom); striving to the utmost
        qióngjìn, [窮盡], to use up/to exhaust/to probe to the bottom/limit/end
        rénzhìyìjìn, [仁至義盡], extreme benevolence, utmost duty (idiom); meticulous virtue and attention to dut...
        Jiānglángcáijìn, [江郎才盡], Jiang Yan has exhausted his talent (idiom)/fig. to have used up one's creative p...
        lìjìn, [歷盡], to have experienced a lot of/to have been through
        
        yìyóuwèijìn, [意猶未盡], to wish to continue sth/to have not fully expressed oneself
        shānqióngshuǐjìn, [山窮水盡], mountain and river exhausted (idiom); at the end of the line/nowhere to go
        dànjìnliángjué, [彈盡糧絕], out of ammunition and no food left (idiom); in desperate straits
        jìnrénjiēzhī, [盡人皆知], known by everyone (idiom); well known/a household name
        
        
        kǔjìngānlái, [苦盡甘來], bitterness finishes, sweetness begins (idiom); the hard times are over, the good...
        jìnxīnjiélì, [盡心竭力], to spare no effort (idiom); to do one's utmost
        jìnyìwù, [盡義務], to fulfill one's duty/to work without asking for reward
        sàngjìntiānliáng, [喪盡天良], devoid of conscience (idiom); utterly heartless
        
        jìnshōuyǎndǐ, [盡收眼底], to take in the whole scene at once/to have a panoramic view
        jìnshù, [盡數], everything
        
        
        
        
        gèjìnsuǒnéng, [各盡所能], each does his utmost (idiom)/from each according to his means
        jìnxiào, [盡孝], to do one's filial duty

        fàngqì, [放棄], to renounce/to abandon/to give up
        pāoqì, [拋棄], to abandon/to discard/to renounce/to dump (sb)
        qì, [棄], to abandon/to relinquish/to discard/to throw away
        yíqì, [遺棄], to leave/to abandon
        fèiqì, [廢棄], to discard/to abandon (old ways)/to invalidate
        diūqì, [丟棄], to discard/to abandon
        qìquán, [棄權], to abstain from voting/to forfeit/to waive one's right to vote/to abdicate
        bèiqì, [背棄], abandon/desert/renounce
        shěqì, [捨棄], to give up/to abandon/to abort
        zìbàozìqì, [自暴自棄], to abandon oneself to despair/to give up and stop bothering
        qiángōngjìnqì, [前功盡棄], to waste all one's previous efforts (idiom)/all that has been achieved goes down...
        tuòqì, [唾棄], to spurn/to disdain
        xiánqì, [嫌棄], to avoid sb (out of dislike)/to turn one's back on sb/to ignore
        bèixìnqìyì, [背信棄義], breaking faith and abandoning right (idiom); to betray/treachery/perfidy
        
        bìngqì, [摒棄], to abandon/to discard/to spurn/to forsake
        qìyīng, [棄嬰], to abandon an infant/abandoned baby
        
        qìzhì, [棄置], to throw away/to discard
        
        bìnqì, [擯棄], to abandon/to discard/to cast away
        yànqì, [厭棄], to spurn/to reject
        
        
        bǐqì, [鄙棄], to disdain/to loathe
        
        
        
        juānqì, [捐棄], to relinquish/to abandon
        

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