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[得寸進尺] décùnjìnchǐ lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains
give him an inch, and he'll want a mile

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        dé/de/děi, to obtain/to get/to gain/to catch (a disease)/proper/suitable/proud/contented/to...
        juéde, [覺得], to think/to feel
        jìde, [記得], to remember
        dédào, to get/to obtain/to receive
        zhíde, to be worth/to deserve
        bùdébù, have no choice or option but to/cannot but/have to/can't help it/can't avoid
        huòdé, [獲得], to obtain/to receive/to get
        yíngdé, [贏得], to win/to gain
        Bǐdé, Peter (name)
        qǔdé, to acquire/to get/to obtain
        yīngdé, [應得], to deserve
        xiǎnde, [顯得], to seem/to look/to appear
        dézhī, to find out/to know/to learn about
        défēn, to score
        dǒngde, to understand/to know/to comprehend
        xiǎode, [曉得], to know
        fēiděi, (followed by a verb phrase, then – optionally – 不可, or 不行 etc) must
        déle/déliǎo, all right!/that's enough!, (emphatically, in rhetorical questions) possible
使         shǐde, usable/workable/feasible/doable/to make/to cause
        láidejí, [來得及], there's still time/able to do sth in time
        bùdé, must not/may not/not to be allowed/cannot
        rènde, [認得], to recognize/to remember sth (or sb) on seeing it/to know
        guàibude, no wonder!/so that's why!
        miǎnde, so as not to/so as to avoid
        nándé, [難得], seldom/rare/hard to come by
        déchū, to obtain (results)/to arrive at (a conclusion)
        déyì, proud of oneself/pleased with oneself/complacent
        bùdéliǎo, desperately serious/disastrous/extremely/exceedingly
        déyǐ, able to/so that sb can/enabling/in order to/finally in a position to/with sth in...
        déchěng, to prevail/to have one's way/to get away with it
        láide, [來得], to emerge (from a comparison)/to come out as/to be competent or equal to
        dézhǔ, recipient (of an award)/winner (in a competition)
        dézuì/dézui, to commit an offense/to violate the law/excuse me! (formal)/see also 得罪[dé zui],...
        lǎndé, [懶得], not to feel like (doing sth)/disinclined to
        kàndéjiàn, [看得見], visible
        bùdéyǐ, to act against one's will/to have no alternative but to/to have to/to have no ch...
        xíngdetōng, practicable/realizable/will work
        déjiù, to be saved
        détǐ, [得體], appropriate to the occasion/fitting
        hènbude, wishing one could do sth/to hate to be unable/itching to do sth
        
        débùdào, cannot get/cannot obtain
        shěbude, [捨不得], to hate to do sth/to hate to part with/to begrudge
        débìng, to fall ill/to contract a disease
        huòdézhě, [獲得者], recipient
        hédelái, [合得來], to get along well/compatible/also written 和得來|和得来[hé de lái]
        tiānxiǎode, [天曉得], Heaven knows!
        délì, able/capable/competent/efficient
        duódé, [奪得], to force one's way/to achieve by force/to seize (power)
        bābude, (coll.) to be eager for/to long for/to look forward to
        jiànbudérén, [見不得人], shameful
        suǒdé, what one acquires/one's gains
        bódé, to win/to gain
        dédàng, [得當], appropriate/suitable
        qiúzhībùdé, lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
        
        pòbùdéyǐ, to have no alternative (idiom); compelled by circumstances/forced into sth
        xìndeguò, [信得過], trustworthy/reliable
        décùnjìnchǐ, [得寸進尺], lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains/give ...
        shěde, [捨得], to be willing to part with sth
        déshǒu, to go smoothly/to come off/to succeed
        déyì, to derive benefit
        guòdéqù, [過得去], lit. can pass through (an opening)/fig. can get by (in life)/tolerably well/not ...
        
        rúyúdéshuǐ, [如魚得水], like a fish back in water (idiom); glad to be back in one's proper surroundings
        
        Dékèsàsī, [得克薩斯], Texas, US state
        kàodezhù, reliable/trustworthy
        bùjiànde, [不見得], not necessarily/not likely
        duìdeqǐ, [對得起], not to let sb down/to treat sb fairly/be worthy of
        zìmíngdéyì, [自鳴得意], to think highly of oneself
        xīnānlǐdé, to have a clear conscience/to have no qualms about sth
        LuódéDǎo, [羅得島], Rhode Island, US state/Rhodes, an island of Greece
        déshèng, [得勝], to triumph over an opponent
        dǎdehuǒrè, [打得火熱], to carry on intimately with (idiom); ardent relationship (esp. between lovers)/b...
        tāndéwúyàn, [貪得無厭], avaricious and insatiable (idiom); greedy and never satisfied
        
        déshī, gains and losses
        zìdéqílè, [自得其樂], to find amusement in one's own way/to enjoy oneself quietly
        bùdéérzhī, unknown/unable to find out
        
        déjiǎng, [得獎], to win a prize
        xīndé, what one has learned (through experience, reading etc)/knowledge/insight/underst...
        
        zhídeyītí, to be worth mentioning
        zhǐdé, to have no alternative but to/to be obliged to
        ShèngBǐdébǎo, [聖彼得堡], Saint Petersburg (city in Russia)
        
        déxīnyìngshǒu, [得心應手], lit. what the heart wishes, the hand accomplishes (idiom) skilled at the job/ent...
        zǒngděi, [總得], must/have to/be bound to
        yàodé, good/fine
        ShèngBǐdé, [聖彼得], Saint Peter
        
        shìdéqífǎn, [適得其反], to produce the opposite of the desired result
        Dékèsàsīzhōu, [得克薩斯州], Texas, US state
        DéMéiyīn, Des Moines, capital of Iowa
        shěngde, to avoid/so as to save (money or time)
        
        déyìyángyáng, joyfully satisfied/to be immensely proud of oneself/proudly/an air of complacenc...
        Huòhuádé, [霍華得], Howard (name)
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        jīngdeqǐ, [經得起], to be able to withstand/to be able to endure
        
        
        
        
        
        
        gǎndéjí, [趕得及], there is still time (to do sth)/to be able to do sth in time/to be able to make ...
        
        
        BǐdéPān, Peter Pan, the novel character
        
        qiúdé, to ask for sth and receive it/to try to obtain/to look for and obtain
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        chūnfēngdéyì, [春風得意], flushed with success/proud of one's success (in exams, promotion etc)/as pleased...
        shīérfùdé, [失而復得], to regain/to lose and win back/to find again/regained
        bùkěduōdé, hard to come by/rare
        yángyángdéyì, immensely pleased with oneself (idiom)/proud/complacent
        suǒdéshuì, [所得稅], income tax
        yījǔliǎngdé, [一舉兩得], one move, two gains (idiom); two birds with one stone
        zhēngdé, [爭得], to obtain by an effort/to strive to get sth
        démíng, to get one's name/named (after sth)
        gèdéqísuǒ, each in the correct place/each is provided for
        bùyóude, can't help/cannot but
        
        chīdexiāo, to be able to endure (exertion, fatigue etc)/to be able to afford
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        dézhì, [得誌], to accomplish one's ambition/a dream come true/to enjoy success
        bùdéyǐérwéizhī, [不得已而為之], to have no other choice/to be the last resort
        débùchángshī, [得不償失], the gains do not make up for the losses (idiom)
        
        
        déshì, [得勢], to win power/to get authority/to become dominant
        
        chīdekāi, [吃得開], to be popular/to be getting on well/much in demand
        Lìyǎdé, Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia
        kūxiàobùdé, lit. not to know whether to laugh or cry (idiom); both funny and extremely embar...
        bùdéyàolǐng, [不得要領], fail to grasp the main points
        
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        déguòqiěguò, [得過且過], satisfied just to get through (idiom); to muddle through/without high ambitions,...
        gùbude, [顧不得], unable to change sth/unable to deal with
        yíránzìdé, happy and content (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        
        bǎisībùdéqíjiě, see 百思不解[bǎi sī bù jiě]
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        Fódéjiǎo, Cape Verde
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        déxī, to learn about/to be informed
        
        
        
        
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        bìděi, must/have to
        huàndéhuànshī, to worry about personal gains and losses
        xiǎngdekāi, [想得開], to not take to heart/to be free of worried thoughts/to adopt a lighthearted pers...
        
        
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        yàobude, intolerable/unacceptable
        
        bùdérénxīn, not to enjoy popular support/to be unpopular
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        suànbùdé, not count as
        
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        yángyángzìdé, immensely pleased with oneself (idiom)/proud/complacent
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        kuīde, [虧得], fortunately/luckily/(sarcastic) fancy that, how fortunate!
        
        déyìménshēng, [得意門生], favorite pupil
        YàdélǐyàHǎi, [亞得里亞海], Adriatic Sea
        
        
        
        
        kàndeqǐ, to show respect for/to think highly of
        qíkāidéshèng, [旗開得勝], lit. to win a victory on raising the flag (idiom); fig. to start on sth and have...
        
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        fàndezháo, [犯得著], worthwhile (often in rhetorical questions, implying not worthwhile)/also written...
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        duōláoduōdé, [多勞多得], work more and get more
        
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        zhēngdé, to seek approval
        
        huòdéxìng, [獲得性], acquired (i.e. not inborn)
        
        jìdélìyì, vested interest
        huádelái, [划得來], worth it/it pays to
        
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        xiāngdéyìzhāng, to bring out the best in each other (idiom)/to complement one another well
        rèdekuài, [熱得快], immersion heater/electric heater for liquid
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        détiāndúhòu, [得天獨厚], (of an area) rich in resources/(of a person) gifted or able (idiom)
        
        
        yǐndé, index (loanword)
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        Déróng, [得榮], Dêrong county (Tibetan: sde rong rdzong) in Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture ...
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        déchǒng, [得寵], to be a favorite/favor
        
        
        zěnmedéliǎo, [怎麼得了], how can this be?/what's to be done?/what an awful mess!
        
        
        
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        jìnshuǐlóutáixiāndéyuè, [近水樓臺先得月], the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom)/to benefit from...
        
        
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        zìdé, contented/pleased with one's position
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        zhǎngde, [長得], to look (pretty, the same etc)
        
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        bùdéjìn, [不得勁], awkward/unhandy/be indisposed/not feel well
        
        
        Méngdéwéidìyà, [蒙得維的亞], Montevideo, capital of Uruguay
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        yīngcùn, inch (unit of length equal to 2.54 cm.)
        cùn, a unit of length/inch/thumb
        chǐcun, size/dimension/measurement
        shǒuwúcùntiě, [手無寸鐵], lit. not an inch of steel (idiom); unarmed and defenseless
        décùnjìnchǐ, [得寸進尺], lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains/give ...
        cùnbùbùlí, [寸步不離], to follow somebody closely; to keep close to (idiom)
        fēncun, propriety/appropriate behavior/proper speech or action/within the norms
        
        cùnbùnánxíng, [寸步難行], unable to move a single step (idiom)/to be in an (extremely) difficult situation
        cùncǎobùshēng, lit. not even a blade of grass grows (idiom)/fig. barren
        
        fāngcùn, square cun (Chinese unit of area: 1 cun × 1 cun, or 3⅓ cm × 3⅓ cm)/heart/mind
        shǔmùcùnguāng, short-sighted
        gānchángcùnduàn, [肝腸寸斷], lit. liver and guts cut to pieces (idiom); broken hearted/all cut up
        
        
        
        tóucùn, [頭寸], money market
        
        
        

        jìn, [進], to advance/to enter/to come (or go) into/to receive or admit/to eat or drink/to ...
        jìnlái, [進來], to come in
        jìnqù, [進去], to go in
        jìnxíng, [進行], to advance/to conduct/underway/in progress/to do/to carry out/to carry on/to exe...
        jìnrù, [進入], to enter/to join/to go into
        jìnzhǎn, [進展], to make headway/to make progress
        qiánjìn, [前進], to go forward/to forge ahead/to advance/onward
        jìngōng, [進攻], to attack/to assault/to go on the offensive/attack/assault/offense (sports)
        jìnbù, [進步], progress/improvement/to improve/to progress/CL:個|个[gè]
        chuǎngjìn, [闖進], to burst in
        jìnyībù, [進一步], one step further/to move forward a step/further onwards
        
        xiānjìn, [先進], advanced (technology)/to advance
        
        jìnhuà, [進化], evolution/CL:個|个[gè]
        gǎijìn, [改進], to improve/to make better/CL:個|个[gè]
        tuījìn, [推進], to impel/to carry forward/to push on/to advance/to drive forward
        jìnchū, [進出], to enter or exit/to go through
        jījìn, [激進], radical/extreme/extremist
        
        jìndù, [進度], pace/tempo/degree of progress (on project)/work schedule
        gēnjìn, [跟進], to follow/to follow up
        jìnchéng, [進程], process/course
        jìnchéng, [進城], to go to town/to enter a big city (to live or work)
        hùnjìn, [混進], to infiltrate/to sneak into
        jìnshí, [進食], to take a meal/to eat
        jìnkǒu, [進口], to import/imported/entrance/inlet (for the intake of air, water etc)
        xíngjìn, [行進], to advance/forward motion
        jìnjūn, [進軍], to march/to advance
        jìnchǎng, [進場], to go into/to enter an arena (e.g. sporting)
        tuījìnqì, [推進器], propeller/propulsion unit/thruster
        cùjìn, [促進], to promote (an idea or cause)/to advance/boost
        jìnfā, [進發], to set out/to start
        
退         jìntuìliǎngnán, [進退兩難], no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma/trapp...
        yǐnjìn, [引進], to recommend/to introduce (from outside)
        
        zuānjìn, [鑽進], to get into/to dig into (studies, job etc)/to squeeze into
        jìnqiú, [進球], to score a goal/goal (sport)
        jìncān, [進餐], to have a meal
        décùnjìnchǐ, [得寸進尺], lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains/give ...
        màijìn, [邁進], to step in/to stride forward/to forge ahead
        zǒujìn, [走進], to enter
        tǐngjìn, [挺進], progress/to advance
        mǎijìn, [買進], to purchase/to buy in (goods)
        zēngjìn, [增進], to promote/to enhance/to further/to advance (a cause etc)
        
        
        jìnchūkǒu, [進出口], import and export
        
        jìnér, [進而], and then (what follows next)
退         jìntuì, [進退], to advance or retreat/knowing when to come and when to leave/a sense of propriet...
        jìnzhù, [進駐], to enter and garrison/(fig.) to establish a presence in
        jìnxiū, [進修], to undertake advanced studies/to take a refresher course
        jiājìn, [加進], to add/to mix in/to incorporate
        shàngjìn, [上進], to make progress/to do better/fig. ambitious to improve oneself/to move forwards
        jìnxíngqǔ, [進行曲], march (musical)
        jìnqǔ, [進取], to forge ahead/to go forward
        jìnhuàlùn, [進化論], Darwin's theory of evolution
        zhǎngjìn, [長進], to make progress/progress
        tàjìn, [踏進], to set foot in/to tread (in or on)/to walk into
        èrjìnzhì, [二進制], binary system (math)
        fènjìn, [奮進], to advance bravely/to endeavor
        jìnqǔxīn, [進取心], ambition/enterprise/initiative
        qítóubìngjìn, [齊頭並進], to go forward together (idiom); to undertake simultaneous tasks/going hand in ha...
        diējìn, [跌進], to fall into/to dip below a certain level
        tūfēiměngjìn, [突飛猛進], to advance by leaps and bounds
        jìnzhàng, [進賬], income/receipts
        xúnxùjiànjìn, [循序漸進], in sequence, step by step (idiom); to make steady progress incrementally
        shàngjìnxīn, [上進心], motivation/ambition
        jìnkǒushāng, [進口商], importer/import business
退         jìntuìwéigǔ, [進退維谷], no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma/trapp...
        jìngòng, [進貢], to offer tribute/to pay tribute that a vassal owes to his suzerain
        
        
        jìndùbiǎo, [進度表], timeline/work schedule
        
        jìnshì, [進士], successful candidate in the highest imperial civil service examination/palace gr...
        
        
        
        
        jiànjìn, [漸進], progress step by step/gradual progress/to move forward (slowly)
        
        yuèjìn, [躍進], to leap forward/to make rapid progress/a leap forward
        
        màojìn, [冒進], to advance prematurely
        
        èrjìngōng, [二進宮], name of a famous opera/(slang) to go to jail for a second offense
        
        
        jìnyán, [進言], to put forward a suggestion (to sb in a senior position)/to offer a word of advi...
        shíjìnzhì, [十進制], decimal
        hòujìn, [後進], less advanced/underdeveloped/lagging behind/the younger generation/the less expe...
        
        kàngjìn, [亢進], hyperfunction (medical)
        jìnguān, [進關], inbound customs (international trade)
        
        
        bìngjìn, [並進], to advance together
        jìnfàn, [進犯], to invade
        
        
        
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        jìnjià, [進價], opening price
        
        Dàyuèjìn, [大躍進], Great Leap Forward (1958-1960), Mao's attempt to modernize China's economy, whic...
        
        
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        jìnxiang, [進項], income/receipts/earnings/revenue
        gāogēměngjìn, [高歌猛進], to advance singing loudly (idiom); triumphant progress
        
        tuījìnjì, [推進劑], propellant/rocket fuel
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        lěijìn, [累進], progressive (taxation etc)
        
        
        shíliùjìnzhì, [十六進制], hexadecimal
        
        
        
        
        jìnshuǐkǒu, [進水口], water inlet
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        yīngchǐ, foot (unit of length equal to 0.3048 m)
        chě/chǐ, one of the characters used to represent a musical note in gongche notation, 工尺譜|...
        chǐcun, size/dimension/measurement
        chǐmǎ, [尺碼], size/fitting (of apparel)
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        jìnzàizhǐchǐ, to be almost within reach/to be close at hand
        gōngchǐ, meter (unit of length)
        chǐdù, scale/yardstick
        chǐgǔ, ulna (anatomy)/bone of the forearm
        zhǐchǐ, very close/very near
        juǎnchǐ, tape measure/tape rule/CL:把[bǎ]
        chǐzi, rule/ruler (measuring instrument)/CL:把[bǎ]
        zhíchǐ, straight ruler
        
        biāochǐ, [標尺], surveyor's rod/staff/staff gauge/rear sight
        jìsuànchǐ, [計算尺], slide rule
竿         bǎichǐgāntóu, [百尺竿頭], to be at the highest level of enlightenment (Buddhist expression)
        
        
        
        bǐlìchǐ, scale/architect's scale/engineer's scale
        chǐhuò, looper caterpillar, larva of moth in family Geometridae/inch worm
        
        
        
        
        píchǐ, tape measure
        dīngzìchǐ, T-square/set square (carpenter's tool)
        
        

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