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[驚弓之鳥] jīnggōngzhīniǎo lit. a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow (idiom)
fig. sb who frightens easily, due to past experiences

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        jīngxǐ, [驚喜], nice surprise/to be pleasantly surprised
        jīngyà, [驚訝], amazed/astonished/to surprise/amazing/astonishment/awe
        chījīng, [吃驚], to be startled/to be shocked/to be amazed
        zhènjīng, [震驚], to shock/to astonish
        jīng, [驚], to start/to be frightened/to be scared/alarm
        jīngrén, [驚人], astonishing
        jīngqí, [驚奇], to be amazed/to be surprised/to wonder
        dàchīyījīng, [大吃一驚], to have a surprise (idiom); shocked or startled/gobsmacked
        jīnghuāng, [驚慌], panic
        jīngxià, [驚嚇], to frighten/to horrify/to terrify
        dàjīngxiǎoguài, [大驚小怪], much fuss about nothing
        jīngtàn, [驚嘆], to exclaim in admiration/a gasp of surprise
        shòuchǒngruòjīng, [受寵若驚], overwhelmed by favor from superior (humble expr.)
        jīngkǒng, [驚恐], to alarm/to dismay/to appall
        jīnghuāngshīcuò, [驚慌失措], to lose one's head out of fear (idiom)
        shòujīng, [受驚], startled
        jīngxiǎn, [驚險], thrilling/a thriller
        jīngxǐng, [驚醒], to rouse/to be woken by sth/to wake with a start/to sleep lightly
        jīngyì, [驚異], amazed
        jīngdòng, [驚動], alarm/alert/disturb
        dānjīngshòupà, [擔驚受怕], to feel apprehensive/to be alarmed
        dǎcǎojīngshé, [打草驚蛇], lit. beat the grass to scare the snake/to inadvertently alert an enemy/to punish...
        jīngjiào, [驚叫], to cry out in fear
        dǎnzhànxīnjīng, [膽戰心驚], to tremble with fear (idiom)/scared witless
        jīngtiāndòngdì, [驚天動地], world-shaking (idiom)
        xūjīng, [虛驚], false alarm/panic rumor/CL:場|场[cháng]
        yīmíngjīngrén, [一鳴驚人], to amaze the world with a single brilliant feat (idiom); an overnight celebrity
        jīnghuáng, [驚惶], panic-stricken
        jīnghún, [驚魂], in a panicked state/frightened
        jīngxīndòngpò, [驚心動魄], shaking one to the core/extremely disturbing/hair-raising (idiom)
        jīngshìhàisú, [驚世駭俗], universally shocking/to offend the whole of society
        jīngrǎo, [驚擾], to alarm/to agitate
        xīnjīngdǎnzhàn, [心驚膽戰], lit. heart alarmed, trembling in fear (idiom); prostrate with fear/scared witles...
        xīnjīngròutiào, [心驚肉跳], lit. heart alarmed, body leaping (idiom); fear and trepidation in the face of di...
        jīngchà, [驚詫], to be surprised/to be amazed/to be stunned
        chùmùjīngxīn, [觸目驚心], lit. shocks the eye, astonishes the heart (idiom); shocking/horrible to see/a gh...
        jīnghū, [驚呼], to cry out in alarm or surprise
        jīnghài, [驚駭], to be shocked/to be appalled/to be terrified
        
        jīngrénzhījǔ, [驚人之舉], to astonish people (with a miraculous feat)
        
        
        
        jīngè, [驚愕], to stun/to shock and amaze/stupefied/astonishment
        
        jīnggōngzhīniǎo, [驚弓之鳥], lit. a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow (idiom)/fig. sb who frightens ea...
        
        jīngtāohàilàng, [驚濤駭浪], perilous situation
        xīnjīng, [心驚], fearful/apprehensive
        jīngtànhào, [驚嘆號], exclamation mark ! (punct.)
        jīngléi, [驚雷], sudden clap of thunder/fig. surprising turn of events
        jīngjù, [驚懼], panic/fright
        jīngjué, [驚厥], to faint from fear/(medicine) convulsions
        
        xīnjīngdǎnchàn, [心驚膽顫], see 心驚膽戰|心惊胆战[xīn jīng dǎn zhàn]
        jīngxiàn, [驚羨], to marvel at
        jīngkǒngwànzhuàng, [驚恐萬狀], convulsed with fear (idiom)
        dàjīngshīsè, [大驚失色], to turn pale with fright (idiom)
        shípòtiānjīng, [石破天驚], earth-shattering/breakthrough/remarkable and original work
        jīngxī, [驚悉], to be shocked to learn
        jīngtāo, [驚濤], raging waves/stormy waves
        
        
        
        jīngjì, [驚悸], shaking in fear/one's heart palpitating with fear
        

        Gōng/gōng, surname Gong, a bow (weapon)/CL:張|张[zhāng]
        gōngjiàn, bow and arrow
        dàngōng, [彈弓], catapult/slingshot
        gōngxíng, circular segment
        
        zuǒyòukāigōng, [左右開弓], lit. to shoot from both sides (idiom)/fig. to display ambidexterity/to slap with...
        
        jīnggōngzhīniǎo, [驚弓之鳥], lit. a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow (idiom)/fig. sb who frightens ea...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        zhī, (possessive particle, literary equivalent of 的[de])/him/her/it
        zhīqián, before/prior to/ago/previously/beforehand
        zhīhòu, [之後], afterwards/following/later/after
        zhījiān, [之間], between/among/inter-
        zhīyī, one of (sth)/one out of a multitude/one (third, quarter, percent etc)
        zhīlèi, [之類], and so on/and such
        zhīzhōng, inside/among/in the midst of (doing sth)/during
        zǒngzhī, [總之], in a word/in short/in brief
        zhīwài, outside/excluding
        zhīnèi, [之內], inside/within
        zhīxià, under/beneath/less than
        zhīsuǒyǐ, the reason why
        chēngzhīwéi, [稱之為], to call it.../known as...
        chúcǐzhīwài, apart from this/in addition to this
        zhīshàng, above
        bǎifēnzhībǎi, a hundred percent/out and out/absolutely
        sìfēnzhīyī, one-quarter
        sānfēnzhīyī, one third
        zhījì, [之際], during/at the time of
        yīxízhīdì, (acknowledged) place/a role to play/niche
        shéngzhīyǐfǎ, [繩之以法], to punish according to the law/to bring to justice
        zhìzhībùlǐ, to pay no heed to (idiom)/to ignore/to brush aside
        wújīzhītán, [無稽之談], complete nonsense (idiom)
        zǒngéryánzhī, [總而言之], in short/in a word/in brief
        yībìzhīlì, (lend) a helping hand
        qǔérdàizhī, to substitute for sb/to remove and replace
        suízhī, [隨之], thereupon/subsequently/accordingly
        qiúzhībùdé, lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
        jùzhīménwài, [拒之門外], to lock one's door and refuse to see sb
        
        bùsùzhīkè, uninvited or unexpected guest
        
        dāngwùzhījí, [當務之急], top priority job/matter of vital importance
        táozhīyāoyāo, to escape without trace (idiom); to make one's getaway (from the scene of a crim...
        dāngzhīwúkuì, [當之無愧], fully deserving, without any reservations (idiom); entirely worthy (of a title, ...
        wújiàzhībǎo, [無價之寶], priceless treasure
        jiǎnéryánzhī, [簡而言之], in a nutshell/to put it briefly
        
        yìliàozhīzhōng, to come as no surprise/as expected
        
        míngzhìzhījǔ, [明智之舉], sensible act
        cāozhīguòjí, [操之過急], to act with undue haste (idiom); eager and impatient/over-hasty
        
        hènzhīrùgǔ, to hate somebody to the bone (idiom)
        rénzhīchángqíng, such is human nature (idiom)/only natural
        
        zhòngshǐzhīdì, [眾矢之的], lit. target of a multitude of arrows (idiom); the butt of public criticism/attac...
        wūhézhīzhòng, [烏合之眾], mob
        bǎifēnzhī, percent
        
        zìzhīzhīmíng, knowing oneself (idiom)/self-knowledge
        shífēnzhīyī, one tenth
        
        bùliǎoliǎozhī, to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled/to end up with nothing definite
        wǔfēnzhīyī, one fifth
        hòuqǐzhīxiù, [後起之秀], an up-and coming youngster/new talent/a brilliant younger generation
        yòngwǔzhīdì, ample scope for abilities/favorable position for the use of one's skills (idiom)
        suǒdàozhīchù, [所到之處], wherever one goes
        tīngzhīrènzhī, [聽之任之], to take a laissez-faire attitude
        hàiqúnzhīmǎ, [害群之馬], lit. a horse that brings trouble to its herd (idiom)/fig. trouble-maker/black sh...
        
        
        
        bùzhìzhīzhèng, incurable disease
        fǎnzhī, on the other hand.../conversely...
        quányízhījì, [權宜之計], plan of convenience (idiom); stop-gap measure/makeshift stratagem/interim step
        wángmìngzhītú, runaway (idiom); desperate criminal/fugitive
        
        tiānrǎngzhībié, [天壤之別], lit. as different as sky and earth (idiom)/fig. night and day difference/opposit...
        fǎnzhīyìrán, vice versa
        shīzhījiāobì, to miss narrowly/to let a great opportunity slip
        
        bāfēnzhīyī, one eighth
        bùmáozhīdì, barren land/desert
        
        fùzhīyījù, to put to the torch (idiom)/to commit to the flames/to burn sth down deliberatel...
        xíngzhīyǒuxiào, to be effective (idiom)
        
        
        
        qiánchēzhījiàn, [前車之鑒], to learn a lesson from the mistakes of one's predecessor (idiom)
        
        jiāzhī, moreover/in addition to that
        
        
        nányánzhīyǐn, [難言之隱], a hidden trouble hard to mention (idiom)/sth too embarrassing to mention/an emba...
        yánwàizhīyì, unspoken implication (idiom)/the actual meaning of what was said
        
        
        
        shǒuzúzhīqíng, brotherly affection
        
        tiānlúnzhīlè, [天倫之樂], family love and joy/domestic bliss
        
        xīngxingzhīhuǒ, a single spark (idiom); an insignificant cause can have a massive effect
        
        jiǎnyánzhī, [簡言之], in simple terms/to put things simply/briefly
        
        shízhībājiǔ, most likely/mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10)/vast majority
        xiānjiànzhīmíng, [先見之明], foresight
        zhìzhīnǎohòu, [置之腦後], to banish from one's thoughts/to ignore/to take no notice
        
        huànyánzhī, [換言之], in other words
        hòugùzhīyōu, [後顧之憂], fears of trouble in the rear (idiom); family worries (obstructing freedom of act...
        bùyìzhīcái, [不義之財], ill-gotten wealth or gains
        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...
        liùfēnzhīyī, one sixth
        
        
        fùzhīdōngliú, [付之東流], to commit to the waters (idiom); to lose sth irrevocably
        chīzhīyǐbí, to snort disdainfully/to scoff at/to turn up one's nose
        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
        fǎnqídàoérxíngzhī, to do the very opposite/to act in a diametrically opposite way
        
        zhìzhīdùwài, to give no thought to/to have no regard for/to disregard
        
        
        
        tángérhuángzhī, overt/to make no secret (of one's presence)/grandiose/with great scope
        jǐngdǐzhīwā, the frog at the bottom of the well (idiom)/fig. a person of limited outlook and ...
        
        
        jiānéryǒuzhī, to have both (at the same time)
        wèngzhōngzhībiē, [甕中之鱉], lit. like a turtle in a jar/to be trapped (idiom)
        qiáoqiānzhīxǐ, [喬遷之喜], congratulations on house-moving or promotion (idiom); Best wishes for your new h...
        chízhīyǐhéng, [持之以恆], to pursue unremittingly (idiom); to persevere
        
        
        
        yīqìzhīxià, [一氣之下], in a fit of pique/in a fury
        
        jīngrénzhījǔ, [驚人之舉], to astonish people (with a miraculous feat)
        
        
        
        
        bǎifēnzhīyībǎi, one hundred percent/totally (effective)
        
        
        
        yījìzhīcháng, [一技之長], proficiency in a particular field (idiom)/skill in a specialized area (idiom)
        fèifǔzhīyán, words from the bottom of one's heart
        shùzhīgāogé, [束之高閣], tied up in a bundle on a high shelf/to put sth on the back burner/no longer a hi...
        
        
        
        yīxiàozhìzhī, to dismiss with a laugh/to make light of
        
        
        sàngjiāzhīquǎn, [喪家之犬], stray dog (idiom)
        
        fēnzhī, (indicating a fraction)
        bùbáizhīyuān, unrighted wrong/unredressed injustice
        
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        jīnggōngzhīniǎo, [驚弓之鳥], lit. a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow (idiom)/fig. sb who frightens ea...
        yīniànzhīchā, momentary slip/false step/ill-considered action
        
        qūzhīruòwù, [趨之若鶩], to rush like ducks (idiom); the mob scrabbles madly for sth unobtainable/an unru...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        cèyǐnzhīxīn, [惻隱之心], compassion
        
        
        qīfēnzhīyī, one seventh
        
        chǔzhītàirán, [處之泰然], to take things calmly (idiom); not losing one's cool
        ānzhīruòsù, bear hardship with equanimity/regard wrongdoing with equanimity
        
        
        
        qièfūzhītòng, [切膚之痛], keenly felt pain/bitter anguish
        
        
        
        érlìzhīnián, aged thirty (see 三十而立)
        
        
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        yǎngshēngzhīdào, [養生之道], the way of maintaining good health
        
        
        
        
        
        
        yīngxióngwúyòngwǔzhīdì, [英雄無用武之地], a hero with no chance of using his might/to have no opportunity to display one's...
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        shēnwàizhīwù, mere worldly possessions
        èrfēnzhīyī, one half
        
        ránméizhījí, lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom); fig. desperate situation/extreme eme...
        
        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...
        
        duōshìzhīqiū, troubled times/eventful period
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        bùxiángzhīzhào, bad omen
        qiángnǔzhīmò, [強弩之末], lit. an arrow at the end of its flight (idiom)/fig. spent force
        
        
        
        
        jiǔfēnzhīyī, one ninth
        
        
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        chuímùzhīnián, old age
        
        
        
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        bìyóuzhīlù, the road one must follow or take/the only way
        
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        fēngzhōngzhīzhú, [風中之燭], lit. candle in the wind (idiom)/fig. (of sb's life) feeble/hanging on a thread
        
        cìzhī, second (in a competition)/occupying second place
        
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        jiǔzhī, for a long time
        chéngrénzhīwēi, to take advantage of sb's precarious position
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        xuánzhīyòuxuán, mystery within a mystery/the mysteries of the Dao according to Laozi 老子
        mòránzhìzhī, to set to one side and ignore (idiom); quite indifferent/cold and uncaring
        
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        MěiguóZhīYīn, [美國之音], Voice of America (VOA)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        màotiānxiàzhīdàbùwěi, [冒天下之大不韙], to defy world opinion/to risk universal condemnation
        
        
        
        tāotièzhītú, glutton/gourmand/by extension, person who is greedy for power, money, sex etc
        fàngzhīsìhǎiérjiēzhǔn, [放之四海而皆準], appropriate to any place and any time (idiom); universally applicable/a panacea,...
        
        
        
        
        
        huànnànzhījiāo, [患難之交], a friend in times of tribulations (idiom); a friend in need is a friend indeed
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        sīchóuzhīlù, [絲綢之路], the Silk Road
        
        
        
        
        
        
        xīnfùzhīhuàn, lit. calamity within one's bosom (idiom); major trouble hidden within
        
        
        
        
        
        mònìzhījiāo, intimate friendship/bosom buddies
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        gānzhīrúyí, [甘之如飴], lit. as sweet as syrup (idiom, from Book of Songs); to endure hardship gladly/a ...
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        chìzǐzhīxīn, pure and innocent like the heart of a newborn/sincere
        
        
        
        
        
        mǐmǐzhīyīn, decadent or obscene music
        
        
        
        
        

        diǎo/niǎo, [鳥], variant of 屌[diǎo]/penis, bird/CL:隻|只[zhī],群[qún]
        
        niǎor, [鳥兒], bird
        léiniǎo, [雷鳥], capercaillie (Lagopus, several species)/thunderbird (in native American mytholog...
        niǎolèi, [鳥類], birds
        zhīgēngniǎo, [知更鳥], redbreast/robin
        tuóniǎo, [鴕鳥], ostrich
        huǒlièniǎo, [火烈鳥], flamingo
        fēngniǎo, [蜂鳥], hummingbird
        niǎolóng, [鳥籠], birdcage
        zhuómùniǎo, [啄木鳥], woodpecker
        niǎocháo, [鳥巢], bird's nest/nickname for Beijing 2008 Olympic stadium
        fēiniǎo, [飛鳥], bird
        bùgǔniǎo, [布谷鳥], cuckoo (Cercococcyx spp.)/same as 杜鵑鳥|杜鹃鸟[dù juān niǎo]
        niǎowō, [鳥窩], bird's nest
        niǎokàn, [鳥瞰], to get a bird's-eye view/bird's-eye view/broad overview
        
        niǎoqiāng, [鳥槍], flintlock musket/fowling piece (shotgun)/air gun
        hǎiniǎo, [海鳥], seabird
        hòuniǎo, [候鳥], migratory bird
        bǎilíngniǎo, [百靈鳥], skylark
        
        jīnggōngzhīniǎo, [驚弓之鳥], lit. a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow (idiom)/fig. sb who frightens ea...
        niǎomíng, [鳥鳴], birdsong/warbling
        
        
        
        niǎolèixué, [鳥類學], ornithology/study of birds
        cuìniǎo, [翠鳥], kingfisher
        
        huāniǎo, [花鳥], painting of birds and flowers
        xīniǎo, [犀鳥], hornbill
        
        niǎoqiānghuànpào, [鳥槍換炮], bird shotgun replaced by cannon (idiom); equipment improved enormously
        
        
        
        qínniǎo, [禽鳥], birds/fowl
        
        
        
        tuóniǎozhèngcè, [鴕鳥政策], ostrich policy (sticking one's head in the sand, failing to acknowledge danger)
        
        niǎoshòu, [鳥獸], birds and beasts/fauna
        

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