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[半途而廢] bàntúérfèi to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished

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        bàn, half/semi-/incomplete/(after a number) and a half
        yībàn, half
        bànyè, midnight/in the middle of the night
        bànbèizi, [半輩子], half of a lifetime
        duōbàn, most/mostly/most likely
        bànsǐ, half dead (of torment, hunger, tiredness etc)/(tired) to death/(terrified) out o...
        
        dàbàn, more than half/greater part/most/probably/most likely
        bàntiān, half of the day/a long time/quite a while/CL:個|个[gè]
        bànshù, [半數], half the number/half
        bànjìng, [半徑], radius
        bàndiǎn, [半點], the least bit
        bànshēng, half a lifetime
        bàndǎo, [半島], peninsula
        bànlù, halfway/midway/on the way
        bàntúérfèi, [半途而廢], to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
        bànjuésài, [半決賽], semifinals
        bànkōng, midair
        bànbiān, [半邊], half of sth/one side of sth
        bànjià, [半價], half price
        bànzìdòng, [半自動], semi-automatic
        bànqiú, hemisphere
        bànshēnxiàng, half-length photo or portrait/bust
        
        jiǎnbàn, [減半], to reduce by half
        cānbàn, [參半], half/half and half/both ... and .../just as much ... as .../equally
        
        bànjié, half (of a section)/half-finished
        bànyèsāngēng, in the depth of night/late at night
        Běibànqiú, Northern Hemisphere
        Nánbànqiú, Southern Hemisphere
        guòbàn, [過半], over fifty percent/more than half
        
        
        duìbàn, [對半], half-and-half/50-50/to double
        yèbàn, midnight
西         xībànqiú, Western Hemisphere
        BāěrgānBàndǎo, [巴爾幹半島], Balkan Peninsula
        bànjīnbāliǎng, [半斤八兩], not much to choose between the two/tweedledum and tweedledee
        
        bànchéngpǐn, semi-manufactured goods/semi-finished articles/semi-finished products
        shìbàngōngbèi, half the work, twice the effect (idiom); the right approach saves effort and lea...
        bàndǎotǐ, [半導體], semiconductor
        
        yīzhībànjiě, lit. to know one and understand half (idiom); a smattering of knowledge/dilettan...
        bàndiàozi, dabbler/smatterer/tactless and impulsive person
        bànshēnbùsuì, paralysis of one side of the body/hemiplegia
        
        bànyuán, [半圓], semicircle
        bànbiāntiān, [半邊天], half the sky/women of the new society/womenfolk
        
        
        xiàbànnián, last-half year
        bànshēngbùshóu, underripe/half-cooked/(fig.) not mastered (of a technique)/clumsy/halting
        
        bànxìnbànyí, half-believe, half-doubt
        
        
        bànyīn, semitone
        
        
        yīniánbànzǎi, [一年半載], about a year
        
        
        bànbìjiāngshān, half of country
        bànlùchūjiā, switch to a job one was not trained for
        ĀlābóBàndǎo, [阿拉伯半島], Arabian Peninsula
        
        
        
        
        bànpiào, half-price ticket/half fare
        
        qiánbànyè, first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)
        bàngōngkāi, [半公開], semi-overt/more or less open
        bàngōngbàndú, [半工半讀], part work, part study/work-study program
        bànshuāiqī, half-life
        bànpíngcù, dabbler/dilettante who speaks as though he were an expert
        shàngbànnián, first half (of a year)
        
        
        shàngbànyè, [上半葉], the first half (of a period)
        
        
        
        
        bànnián, half a year
        
        
        bàntuībànjiù, half willing and half unwilling (idiom); to yield after making a show of resista...
        bànyuánxíng, [半圓形], semi-circular
        

        qiántú, prospects/future outlook/journey
        lǚtú, journey/trip
        tújìng, [途徑], way/channel
        túzhōng, en route
        zhōngtú, midway
        yòngtú, use/application
        chángtú, [長途], long distance
        tú, way/route/road
        bàntúérfèi, [半途而廢], to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
        
        mítú, to lose one's way
        qiántúwúliàng, [前途無量], to have boundless prospects
        chángtúbáshè, [長途跋涉], long and difficult trek
        tújīng, [途經], to pass through/via/by way of
        qítú, fork in a road/wrong road
        dàotīngtúshuō, [道聽途說], gossip/hearsay/rumor
        
沿         yántú, along the sides of the road/by the wayside
        chángtúdiànhuà, [長途電話], long-distance call
        zhēngtú, long journey/trek/course of an expedition
        
        chángtúqìchē, [長途汽車], long-distance coach
        
        shìtú, official career (formal)
        chángtúchē, [長途車], long-distance bus/coach
        mítúzhīfǎn, to get back on the right path/to mend one's ways
        shūtútóngguī, [殊途同歸], different routes to the same destination (idiom); fig. different means of achiev...
        
        guītú, [歸途], the way back/one's journey home
        tǎntú, highway/level road
        
        
        lǎomǎshítú, [老馬識途], an old horse knows the way (idiom); an experienced worker knows what to do/an ol...
        ZhōngtúDǎo, [中途島], Midway Islands

        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...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        fèihuà, [廢話], nonsense/rubbish/superfluous words/You don't say!/No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
        fèiwù, [廢物], rubbish/waste material/useless person
        fèi, [廢]/[癈], to abolish/to abandon/to abrogate/to discard/to depose/to oust/crippled/abandone...
        fèiqì, [廢棄], to discard/to abandon (old ways)/to invalidate
        fèixū, [廢墟], ruins
        fèichú, [廢除], to abolish/to abrogate/to repeal
        cánfèi, [殘廢], deformity/handicapped
        
        bàntúérfèi, [半途而廢], to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
        fèipǐn, [廢品], production rejects/seconds/scrap/discarded material
        tuífèi, [頹廢], decadent/dispirited/depressed/dejected
        huāngfèi, [荒廢], to abandon (cultivated fields)/no longer cultivated/to lie waste/wasted/to negle...
        fèirén, [廢人], handicapped person/useless person
        fèiliào, [廢料], waste products/refuse/garbage/good-for-nothing (derog.)
        zuòfèi, [作廢], to become invalid/to cancel/to delete/to nullify
        bàofèi, [報廢], to scrap/to be written off
        fèitiě, [廢鐵], scrap iron
        fèizhǐ, [廢紙], waste paper
        fèidiào, [廢掉], to depose (a king)
        
        
        fèiqì, [廢氣], exhaust gas/industrial waste gas/steam
        fèijiù, [廢舊], worn out/old fashioned and dilapidated
        fèizhǐ, [廢止], to repeal (a law)/to put an end to/abolition/annulled
        fèishuǐ, [廢水], waste water/drain water/effluent
        fèiqǐnwàngshí, [廢寢忘食], to neglect sleep and forget about food (idiom)/to skip one's sleep and meals/to ...
        fèichù, [廢黜], to depose (a king)
        fèizhì, [廢置], to discard/to shelve as useless
        
        fèiyè, [廢液], waste liquids
        
        bǎifèidàixīng, [百廢待興], many things waiting to be done (idiom)/a thousand things to do
        
        fèizhā, [廢渣], industrial waste product/slag
        
        yīnyēfèishí, [因噎廢食], lit. not eating for fear of choking (idiom); fig. to cut off one's nose to spite...

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