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[週而復始] zhōuérfùshǐ lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles
the wheel comes full circle

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        Zhōu/zhōu, [週], surname Zhou/Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC), to make a circuit/to circle/circle/circ...
        zhōumò, [週末], weekend
        zhōuwéi, [周圍], surroundings/environment/to encompass
        shàngzhōu, last week
        měizhōu, [每週], every week
        Zhōuwǔ, [週五], Friday
        Zhōuliù, [週六], Saturday
        zhōunián, [週年], anniversary/annual
        Zhōurì, [週日], Sunday/diurnal
        Zhōuèr, [週二], Tuesday
        sìzhōu, all around
        Zhōusì, [週四], Thursday
        Zhōuyī, [週一], Monday
        Zhōusān, [週三], Wednesday
        zhōukān, [週刊], weekly publication/weekly
        zhōudào, thoughtful/considerate/attentive/thorough/also pr. [zhōu dao]
        zhōubiān, [周邊], periphery/rim/surroundings/all around/perimeter/peripheral (computing)
        zhòngsuǒzhōuzhī, [眾所周知]/[眾所週知], as everyone knows (idiom), see 眾所周知|众所周知[zhòng suǒ zhōu zhī]
        zhōuyóu, [周遊]/[週游]/[週遊], to travel around/to tour/to cross, variant of 周遊|周游, to tour/to travel around, v...
        zhōuqī, [週期], period/cycle
        zhōuquán, thorough/to bring one's help/to assist
        zhōumì, careful/thorough/meticulous/dense/impenetrable
        zhōuxuán, to mix with others/to socialize/to deal with/to contend
        zhōuzhé, twists and turns/vicissitude/complication/difficulty/effort/CL:番[fān]
        zhōuxiáng, [周詳], meticulous/thorough/comprehensive/complete/detailed
        zhōuzhuǎn, [周轉]/[週轉], turnover (in cash or personnel)/to have enough resources to cover a need, turnov...
        
        
        zhōuxīn, [週薪], weekly salary
        bùzhōu, not satisfactory/thoughtless/inconsiderate
        zhōuqībiǎo, [週期表], periodic table (chemistry)/abbr. of 元素週期表|元素周期表[yuán sù zhōu qī biǎo], periodic ...
        zhōusuì, [週歲], one full year (e.g. on child's first birthday)
        yuánzhōulǜ, [圓周率], the circular ratio/pi = 3.1415926
        zhōuqīxìng, [週期性], periodic/periodicity (math)/cyclicity
        
        
        zhōushēn, whole body
        zhōuérfùshǐ, [週而復始], lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles/the wheel com...
        
        zhōubào, [周報]/[週報], weekly paper/magazine, weekly paper/magazine
        
        zhōucháng, [周長]/[週長], perimeter/circumference, variant of 周長|周长, perimeter/circumference
        yuánzhōu, [圓周], circumference
        
        
        
        ZhōuRùnfā, [周潤發], Chow Yun-Fat (1955-), Hong Kong TV and film star
        
        
        zhōubō, cycle (physics)
        zhōuzhāng, effort/trouble/pains (to get sth done)/flustered/frightened
        
        
        
        
        ZhōuJì/zhōujì, [周濟], Zhou Ji (1781-1839), Qing writer and poet, help to the needy/emergency relief/ch...
        
        
西         XīZhōu, Western Zhou (1027-771 BC)
        
        
        Zhōuyì, another name for Book of Changes (I Ching) 易經|易经[Yì jīng]
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        yázhōuyán, periodontisis (gum disorder)
        yázhōubìng, periodontitis (gum disorder)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        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...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        huīfù, [恢復], to reinstate/to resume/to restore/to recover/to regain/to rehabilitate
        fùzá, [複雜], complicated/complex
        chóngfù, [重複], to repeat/to duplicate/CL:個|个[gè]
        bàofù, [報復], to make reprisals/to retaliate/revenge/retaliation
        fùchóu, [復仇], avenge/vengeance
        kāngfù, [康復], to recuperate/to recover (health)/to convalesce
        fùzhì, [複製], to duplicate/to make a copy of/to copy/to reproduce/to clone
        fùhuó, [復活], resurrection
        huífù, [回復], to reply/to recover/to return (to a previous condition)/Re: in reply to (email)
        xiūfù, [修復], to restore/to renovate/restoration
        dáfù, [答復], to answer/to reply/Reply to: (in email header)
        fǎnfù, [反復], repeatedly/over and over
        fù, [復]/[複]/[覆], to go and return/to return/to resume/to return to a normal or original state/to ...
        fùyuán, [復原], to restore (sth) to (its) former condition/to recover from illness/recovery
        Fùhuójié, [復活節], Easter
        fùhé, [復合]/[複合], to be reunited, complex/compound/hybrid
        fùsū, [復甦]/[復蘇], to recover (health, economic)/to resuscitate/anabiosis, variant of 復甦|复苏[fù sū]/...
        fùxí, [復習]/[複習], to revise/to review/revision/CL:次[cì], variant of 復習|复习[fù xí]
        fùyìn, [複印], to photocopy/to duplicate a document
        rìfùyīrì, [日復一日], day after day
        fùzhí, [復職], to resume a post
        fùyìnjiàn, [複印件], photocopy/duplicate
        fùshēng, [復生], to be reborn/to recover/to come back to life/to regenerate
        fùfā, [復發], to recur (of a disease)/to reappear/to relapse (into a former bad state)
        fùzhìpǐn, [複製品], replica/reproduction
        fùyìnjī, [複印機], photocopier
        fùgǔ, [復古], to return to old ways (a Confucian aspiration)/to turn back the clock/neoclassic...
        fùchū, [復出], to come back out of retirement/to get involved again after having withdrawn
        
        Wényìfùxīng, [文藝復興], the Renaissance
        Fùxīng/fùxīng, [復興], Fuxing district of Handan city 邯鄲市|邯郸市[Hán dān shì], Hebei/Fuxing or Fuhsing tow...
        láifùqiāng, [來復槍], rifle (loanword)/also written 來福槍|来福枪
        fùchá, [復查], rechecking/re-inspection/reexamination
        
        yīqùbùfùfǎn, [一去不復返], gone forever
        niánfùyīnián, [年復一年], over the years/year after year
        
        fùsài, [複賽], semi-final/intermediary heat of a competition
        fùshù, [復述], to repeat (one's own words or sb else's)/(in the classroom) to paraphrase what o...
        fǎnfǎnfùfù, [反反復復], repeatedly/time and time again
        píngfù, [平復], to pacify/to calm down/to be cured/to be healed
        fùshù, [複數], plural/complex number (math.)
        fùběn, [複本], copy
        cuòzōngfùzá, [錯綜複雜], tangled and complicated (idiom)
        fùjiàn, [復健], rehabilitation/recuperate
        fùwèi, [復位], to restore sb or sth to its original position/to regain the throne/to reset (a d...
        fùzhěn, [復診], another visit to doctor/further diagnosis
        fùyuán, [復員], to demobilize/demobilization
        fùzáhuà, [複雜化], complicate/complicating
        fùzáxìng, [複雜性], complexity
        huīfùqī, [恢復期], convalescence
        wànjiébùfù, [萬劫不復], consigned to eternal damnation/with no hope of reprieve
        fùhūn, [復婚], to remarry (the same person)
        shīérfùdé, [失而復得], to regain/to lose and win back/to find again/regained
        fùshěn, [復審], to review a judicial case/to reexamine
        fánfù, [繁複], complicated
        fùyìnzhǐ, [複印紙], photocopier paper
        
        zhōuérfùshǐ, [週而復始], lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles/the wheel com...
        fùhé, [復覈], to reconsider/to reexamine/to review (e.g. a report prior to accepting it)
        
        
        
        sǐhuīfùrán, [死灰復燃], lit. ashes burn once more (idiom); fig. sb lost returns to have influence/sth ma...
        shōufù, [收復], to recover (lost territory etc)/to recapture
        wǎngfù, [往復], to go and come back/to make a return trip/backwards and forwards (e.g. of piston...
        fùdú, [復讀], to return to the same school and repeat a course from which one has already grad...
        Fùxīngdǎng, [復興黨], Baath Party
        
        
        Guāngfù/guāngfù, [光復], Guangfu or Kuangfu township in Hualien county 花蓮縣|花莲县[Huā lián xiàn], east Taiwa...
        fùshì, [複式], double/multiple/compound/combined/double-entry (accounting)
        Fùhuójiédǎo, [復活節島], Easter Island
        
        fùfāng, [複方], compound prescription (involving several medicines)
        fùxué, [復學], to return to school (after an interruption)/to resume one's studies
        gùtàifùméng, [故態復萌], to revert to old ways
        
        fùshì, [複試], to sit for the second round of a two-stage exam
        
        fùhuì, [復會], to resume a meeting
线         láifùxiàn, [來復線], rifling (spiral lines on inside of gun barrel imparting spin to the bullet)
        fùxiězhǐ, [複寫紙], carbon paper
        
        fùgōng, [復工], to return to work (after stoppage)
        fùguī, [復歸], to return/to come back
        fùlì, [複利], compound interest
        
        
        pīfù, [批復], to reply officially to a subordinate
        
        
        
        fùmìng, [復命], to report on completion of a mission/debriefing
        fùxiě, [複寫], to duplicate/to carbon copy
        fùxìng, [複姓], two-character surname such as 司馬|司马 or 諸葛|诸葛
        
        
        
        
        
        fùhécáiliào, [複合材料], composite material
        
        
        
        fùxìn, [復信], to reply to a letter
        
        

        kāishǐ, [開始], to begin/beginning/to start/initial/CL:個|个[gè]
        shǐzhōng, [始終], from beginning to end/all along
        yuánshǐ, first/original/primitive/original (document etc)
        chuàngshǐrén, [創始人], creator/founder/initiator
        shǐ, to begin/to start/then/only then
        zìshǐzhìzhōng, [自始至終], from start to finish (idiom)
        chūshǐ, initial/starting (point)
        shǐzuòyǒngzhě, lit. the first person to bury funerary dolls (idiom)/fig. the originator of an e...
        chūshǐhuà, (computing) to initialize/initialization
        
        
        yǒushǐyǒuzhōng, [有始有終], where there's a start, there's a finish (idiom); to finish once one starts sth/t...
        chuàngshǐ, [創始], to initiate/to found
        shǐzhōngrúyī, [始終如一], unswerving from start to finish (idiom)
        qǐshǐ, to originate
        shǐmò, whole story/the ins and outs
        shànshǐshànzhōng, [善始善終], where there's a start, there's a finish (idiom); to finish once one starts sth/t...
        zhōuérfùshǐ, [週而復始], lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles/the wheel com...
        shǐzǔ, primogenitor/founder of a school or trade
        shǐliàowèijí, not expected at the outset (idiom)/unforeseen/to be surprised by the turn of eve...
        
        
        yīshǐ, beginning/henceforth
        
        QínShǐhuáng, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC), the first emperor
        
        
        
        shǐjiàn, to start building/first built
        yǒushǐwúzhōng, [有始無終], to start but not finish (idiom); to fail to carry things through/lack of stickin...
        shǐzhōngbùyú, [始終不渝], unswerving/unflinching
        yuánshǐshèhuì, [原始社會], primitive society
        
        

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