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[想不開] xiǎngbukāi cannot figure out
to be unable to take a lighter view
to take things too hard
to be depressed
to fret over trifles

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        xiǎng, to think/to believe/to suppose/to wish/to want/to miss (feel wistful about the a...
        xiǎngdào, to think of/to call to mind/to anticipate
        xiǎngfǎ, idea/notion/train of thought/what sb is thinking/to think of a way (to do sth)/C...
        xiǎngxiàng, to imagine/to fancy/CL:個|个[gè]
        
        mèngxiǎng, [夢想], (figuratively) to dream of/dream
        xiǎngqǐ, to recall/to think of/to call to mind
        xiǎngniàn, to miss/to remember with longing/to long to see again
        huànxiǎng, delusion/fantasy
        sīxiǎng, thought/thinking/idea/ideology/CL:個|个[gè]
        xiǎngjiàn, [想見], to infer/to gather
        lǐxiǎng, a dream/an ideal/perfection/ideal/perfect/desirable/CL:個|个[gè]
        xiǎngxiàng, to imagine/to conceive of/to visualize/imagination
        wàngxiǎng, to attempt vainly/a vain attempt
        huíxiǎng, to recall/to recollect/to think back
        zhuóxiǎng, [著想], to give thought (to others)/to consider (other people's needs)/also pr. [zháo xi...
        xiǎngbudào, unexpected/hard to imagine/it had not occurred to me/who could have thought that
        cāixiǎng, to guess/to conjecture/to suppose/to suspect
        xiūxiǎng, don't think (that)/don't imagine (that)
        xiǎngxiànglì, imagination
        shèxiǎng, [設想], to imagine/to assume/to envisage/tentative plan/to have consideration for
        gǎnxiǎng, impressions/reflections/thoughts/CL:通[tòng],個|个[gè]
        
        yìxiǎngbùdào, unexpected/previously unimagined
        yùxiǎng, [預想], to anticipate/to expect
        xiǎngfāngshèfǎ, [想方設法], to think up every possible method (idiom); to devise ways and means/to try this,...
        xīnxiǎng, to think to oneself/to think/to assume
        Liánxiǎng/liánxiǎng, [聯想], abbr. for 聯想集團|联想集团[Lián xiǎng Jí tuán], to associate (cognitively)/to make an a...
        xiǎngbì, presumably/probably/in all likelihood/surely
        míngxiǎng, meditation
        xiǎnglái, [想來], it may be assumed that
        gòuxiǎng, [構想], to conceive/concept
        shìxiǎng, [試想], just think!/imagine that!
        xiǎngxiànglì, conception/imagination
        jiǎxiǎng, imaginary/virtual/to imagine/hypothesis
        yìxiǎngtiānkāi, [異想天開], to imagine the wildest thing/to indulge in fantasy
        liàoxiǎng, to expect/to presume/to think (sth is likely)
        kōngxiǎng, daydream/fantasy/to fantasize
        
        
        xīnxiǎngshìchéng, to have one's wishes come true/wish you the best!
        xiǎngdāngrán, [想當然], to take sth for granted
        
        sīxiǎngjiā, thinker
        xiǎngrùfēifēi, to indulge in fantasy (idiom); to let one's imagination run wild
        
        chīxīnwàngxiǎng, [癡心妄想], to labor under a delusion (idiom); wishful thinking/trad. form 痴心妄想 also used
        yìxiǎng, subjective idea
        zhāosīmùxiǎng, to yearn for sth day and night (idiom)
        lǐxiǎnghuà, to idealize
        kěxiǎngérzhī, it is obvious that.../as one can well imagine...
        
        xiáxiǎng, reverie/daydream/to be lost in wild and fanciful thoughts
        
        xiǎngkāi, [想開], to get over (a shock, bereavement etc)/to avoid dwelling on unpleasant things/to...
        kuángxiǎngqǔ, rhapsody (music)
        
        
        lǐxiǎngguó, [理想國], ideal state/Plato's republic (c. 390 BC)
        fúxiǎngliánpiān, [浮想聯翩], to let one's imagination roam
        sīqiánxiǎnghòu, [思前想後], to consider past cause and future effect (idiom); to think over the past and fut...
        ànxiǎng, think to oneself
        xiǎngdekāi, [想得開], to not take to heart/to be free of worried thoughts/to adopt a lighthearted pers...
        
        
        xiǎngbukāi, [想不開], cannot figure out/to be unable to take a lighter view/to take things too hard/to...
        tuīxiǎng, to reckon/to infer/to imagine
        
        kǔsīmíngxiǎng, to consider from all angles (idiom); to think hard/to rack one's brains
        chàngxiǎng, [暢想], to think freely/unfettered imagination
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        bù, (negative prefix)/not/no
        bùguò, [不過], only/merely/no more than/but/however/anyway (to get back to a previous topic)
        bùyào, don't!/must not
        duìbuqǐ, [對不起], unworthy/to let down/I'm sorry/excuse me/pardon me/if you please/sorry? (please ...
        bùcuò, [不錯], correct/right/not bad/pretty good
        bùnéng, cannot/must not/should not
        bùguǎn, no matter (what, how)/regardless of/no matter
        bùxíng, won't do/be out of the question/be no good/not work/not be capable
        bùtóng, different/distinct/not the same/not alike
        bùhǎoyìsi, to feel embarrassed/to find it embarrassing/to be sorry (for inconveniencing sb)
        bùhǎo, no good
        bùzài, no more/no longer
        bùyòng, need not
        chàbuduō, almost/nearly/more or less/about the same/good enough/not bad
        bùdébù, have no choice or option but to/cannot but/have to/can't help it/can't avoid
        bùrán, not so/no/or else/otherwise/if not
        bùbì, need not/does not have to/not necessarily
        bùzàihu, not to care
        zhǐbuguò/zhǐbùguò, [只不過]/[祇不過], only/merely/nothing but/no more than, it's just that ...
        bùxìng, misfortune/adversity/unfortunate/sad/unfortunately/CL:個|个[gè]
        bùgòu, [不夠], not enough/insufficient/inadequate
        bùxǔ, [不許], not to allow/must not/can't
        bùshǎo, many/a lot/not few
        juébù, [絕不], in no way/not in the least/absolutely not
        bùzhī, not to know/unaware/unknowingly/fig. not to admit (defeat, hardships, tiredness ...
        bùkěsīyì, [不可思議], inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable/unfathomable
        bùduì, [不對], incorrect/wrong/amiss/abnormal/queer
        bùdào, not to arrive/not reaching/insufficient/less than
        bùjiàn, [不見], not to see/not to meet/to have disappeared/to be missing
        
        bùduàn, [不斷], unceasing/uninterrupted/continuous/constant
        
        
        bùkě, cannot/should not/must not
        shòubùliǎo, unbearable/unable to endure/can't stand
        liǎobuqǐ, amazing/terrific/extraordinary
        bùjǐn, [不僅], not only (this one)/not just (...) but also
        shuōbudìng, [說不定], can't say for sure/maybe
        bùjiǔ, not long (after)/before too long/soon/soon after
        bùzhǐ, incessantly/without end/more than/not limited to
        bùān, unpeaceful/unstable/uneasy/disturbed/restless/worried
        bùlùn, [不論], whatever/no matter what (who, how etc)/regardless of/not to discuss
        dàbùliǎo, at worst/if worst comes to worst/serious/alarming
        juébù, [決不], not at all/simply (can) not
        yǔzhòngbùtóng, [與眾不同], to stand out from the masses (idiom)
        bùzhǔn, not to allow/to forbid/to prohibit
        bùhuì, [不會], improbable/unlikely/will not (act, happen etc)/not able/not having learned to do...
        bùmiào, (of a turn of events) not too encouraging/far from good/anything but reassuring
        bùrú, not equal to/not as good as/inferior to/it would be better to
        yòngbuzháo, [用不著], not need/have no use for
        bùlài, [不賴], not bad/good/fine
        cóngbù, [從不], never
        bùlì, unfavorable/disadvantageous/harmful/detrimental
        
        yǒngbù, never/will never
        háobù, hardly/not in the least/not at all
        shìbùshì, is or isn't/yes or no/whether or not
        yàobùrán, otherwise/or else/or
        bùxī, not stint/not spare/not hesitate (to do sth)/not scruple (to do sth)
        rěnbuzhù, cannot help/unable to bear
        hébù, why not?/why not do (sth)?
        bùzú, insufficient/lacking/deficiency/not enough/inadequate/not worth/cannot/should no...
        láibují, [來不及], there's not enough time (to do sth)/it's too late (to do sth)
        bùmíng, not clear/unknown/to fail to understand
        búshi/bùshì, fault/blame, no/is not/not
        bùyàojǐn, [不要緊], unimportant/not serious/it doesn't matter/never mind/it looks all right, but
        pòbùjídài, impatient (idiom); in a hurry/itching to get on with it
        bùdé, must not/may not/not to be allowed/cannot
        xiǎngbudào, unexpected/hard to imagine/it had not occurred to me/who could have thought that
        yàobù, otherwise/or else/how about...?/either... (or...)
        bùguāng, not the only one/not only
        bùpà, fearless/not worried (by setbacks or difficulties)/even if/even though
        xíngbutōng, won't work/will get (you) nowhere
        guàibude, no wonder!/so that's why!
        bùliáng, bad/harmful/unhealthy
        bùdàn, not only (... but also...)
        shíbùshí, [時不時], from time to time
        bùmǎn, [不滿], resentful/discontented/dissatisfied
        bùzhìyú, [不至於], unlikely to go so far as to/not as bad as
        
        bùdéliǎo, desperately serious/disastrous/extremely/exceedingly
        bùyǐ, endlessly/incessantly
        guòbuqù, [過不去], to make life difficult for/to embarrass/unable to make it through
        bùdà, not very/not too/not often
        hǎobùróngyì, with great difficulty/very difficult
        bùzěnme, [不怎麼], not very/not particularly
        bùtōng, to be obstructed/to be blocked up/to be impassable/to make no sense/to be illogi...
        cóngláibù, [從來不], never
        bùtuǒ, not proper/inappropriate
        bùgù, [不顧], in spite of/regardless of
        wúchùbùzài, [無處不在], to be everywhere
        
        bùzhīsuǒcuò, not knowing what to do (idiom); at one's wits' end/embarrassed and at a complete...
        
        bùzéshǒuduàn, [不擇手段], by fair means or foul/by hook or by crook/unscrupulously
        bǐbùshàng, can't compare with
        yìxiǎngbùdào, unexpected/previously unimagined
        bùkěbìmiǎn, unavoidably
        gǎnjībùjìn, [感激不盡], can't thank sb enough (idiom)
        bùjiǔqián, not long ago
        diédiébùxiū, to chatter or jabber on and on
        qíngbùzìjīn, unable to restrain emotions/cannot help
        bùfáng, there is no harm in/might as well
        bùkělǐyù, to be impervious to reason (idiom)/unreasonable
        
        bùkān, cannot bear/cannot stand/utterly/extremely
        bùcéng, never (have done sth)
便         bùbiàn, inconvenient/inappropriate/unsuitable/short of cash
        
        shìérbùjiàn, [視而不見], to turn a blind eye to/to ignore
        jiéránbùtóng, entirely different/different as black and white
        bùdéyǐ, to act against one's will/to have no alternative but to/to have to/to have no ch...
        bùshì, [不適], unwell/indisposed/out of sorts
        wúsuǒbùnéng, [無所不能], omnipotent
        xīnbùzàiyān, absent-minded/preoccupied/inattentive/with one's thoughts wandering
        wēibùzúdào, negligible/insignificant
        bùdàodé, immoral
        bùgùyīqiè, [不顧一切], reckless/regardless of everything
        hènbude, wishing one could do sth/to hate to be unable/itching to do sth
        
        líbukāi, [離不開], inseparable/inevitably linked to
        
        bùyàoliǎn, [不要臉], to have no sense of shame/shameless
        háobùyóuyù, [毫不猶豫], without the slightest hesitation
        bùfú, inconsistent/not in agreement with/not agree or tally with/not conform to
        bùdàng, [不當], unsuitable/improper/inappropriate
        
        bùcè, [不測], unexpected/measureless/unexpected circumstance/contingency/mishap
        débùdào, cannot get/cannot obtain
        bùxǐngrénshì, to lose consciousness/unconscious/in a coma
        bùwéirénzhī, [不為人知], not known to anyone/secret/unknown
        bùshí, [不時], from time to time/now and then/occasionally
        shěbude, [捨不得], to hate to do sth/to hate to part with/to begrudge
        bùróng, must not/cannot/to not allow/cannot tolerate
        bìngbù, [並不], not at all/emphatically not
        bùjīn, can't help (doing sth)/can't refrain from
        bùjǐnrúcǐ, [不僅如此], not only that, but ...
        bùkuì, to be worthy of/to deserve to be called/to prove oneself to be
        
        bùtíng, incessant
        yǒusuǒbùtóng, to differ to some extent (idiom)
        gēnbushàng, not able to keep up with
        bùzhǐ, not only/not merely
        bùzhībùjué, [不知不覺], unconsciously/unwittingly
        zhìzhībùlǐ, to pay no heed to (idiom)/to ignore/to brush aside
        mènmènbùlè, [悶悶不樂], depressed/sulky/moody/unhappy
        bùqǐyǎn, unremarkable/nothing out of the ordinary
        bùdān, [不單], not the only/not merely/not simply
        bùqū, unyielding/unbending
        qiáobùqǐ, to look down upon/to hold in contempt
        
        bùxiáng, ominous/inauspicious
        bùhé, to not conform to/to be unsuited to/to be out of keeping with/should not/ought o...
        bùnàifán, [不耐煩], impatience/impatient
        yīqiàobùtōng, [一竅不通], lit. doesn't (even) enter a single aperture (of one's head)/I don't understand a...
        bùkěshōushí, irremediable/unmanageable/out of hand/hopeless
        
        
        bābude, (coll.) to be eager for/to long for/to look forward to
        bùxiǔ, immortal/immortality
        bùnéngbù, have to/cannot but
        jiànbudérén, [見不得人], shameful
        
        bùgōng, unjust/unfair
        bùqiǎo, too bad/unfortunately/as luck would have it
        yóuyùbùjué, [猶豫不決], hesitancy/indecision/to waver
        bùlǐ, to refuse to acknowledge/to pay no attention to/to take no notice of/to ignore
        bùjīngyì, [不經意], carelessly/by accident
        bùhéshíyí, [不合時宜], untimely/premature/inopportune/ill-timed/out of fashion/behind the times
        bùjǐngqì, [不景氣], slack/in a slump
        Bùlièdiān, [不列顛], Britain/British/Great Britain
        yīdòngbùdòng, [一動不動], motionless
        cuòshǒubùjí, no time to deal with it (idiom); caught unprepared
        shēnxìnbùyí, to believe firmly without any doubt (idiom)/absolute certainty about sth
        
        xíngyǐngbùlí, [形影不離], inseparable (as form and shadow)
        bùqièshíjì, [不切實際], unrealistic/unpractical/impracticable
        bùfěi, considerable (cost etc)/bountiful (crop etc)/high (social status etc)
        tòngbùyùshēng, to be so in pain as to not want to live/to be so grieved as to wish one were dea...
        bùkěkāijiāo, [不可開交], to be awfully (busy etc)
        mòbùguānxīn, [漠不關心], not the least bit concerned/completely indifferent
        
        qiúzhībùdé, lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
        
        bùjué, [不覺], unconsciously
        
        chángshēngbùlǎo, [長生不老], immortality
        dòngbudòng, [動不動], apt to happen (usually of sth undesirable)/frequently/happening easily (e.g. acc...
        yīchéngbùbiàn, [一成不變], nothing much changes (idiom); always the same/stuck in a rut
        hébùlái, [合不來], unable to get along together/incompatible
        xiàluòbùmíng, unaccounted/unknown whereabouts
        xiàbùwéilì, [下不為例], not to be repeated/not to be taken as a precedent/just this once
        bùyóuzìzhǔ, can't help; involuntarily (idiom)
        bùkěgàorén, hidden/kept secret/not to be divulged
        hūnmíbùxǐng, to remain unconscious
        bùchéng, won't do/unable to/(at the end of a rhetorical question) can that be?
        bùzhébùkòu, a hundred per cent/to the letter/out-and-out
        niànniànbùwàng, to keep in mind constantly (idiom)
        bùxiè, to disdain to do sth/to think sth not worth doing/to feel it beneath one's digni...
        bùdòngchǎn, [不動產], real estate/immovable property/immovables
        pòbùdéyǐ, to have no alternative (idiom); compelled by circumstances/forced into sth
        yīyánbùfā, [一言不發], to not say a word (idiom)
        bùsùzhīkè, uninvited or unexpected guest
        bùyí, not suitable/inadvisable/inappropriate
        tāotāobùjué, [滔滔不絕], unceasing torrent (idiom)/talking non-stop/gabbling forty to the dozen
        chūqíbùyì, to do sth when least expected (idiom); to catch sb off guard
        
        
        cǎnbùrěndǔ, [慘不忍睹], spectacle too horrible to endure (idiom); tragic sight/appalling scenes of devas...
        qiánbùjiǔ, not long ago/not long before
        kàobuzhù, unreliable
        mǎibuqǐ, [買不起], cannot afford/can't afford buying
        bùbìyào, needless/unnecessary
        guòyìbùqù, [過意不去], to feel very apologetic
        jīnbuzhù, can't help it/can't bear it
        zàibù, if not, then/otherwise
        yáobǎibùdìng, [搖擺不定], indecisive/wavering
        bùxiáng, [不詳], not in detail/not quite clear
        bùyú, to withhold/to refuse
        zhànwúbùshèng, [戰無不勝], to triumph in every battle (idiom); invincible/to succeed in every undertaking
        yīqùbùfùfǎn, [一去不復返], gone forever
        
        gégébùrù, (idiom) inharmonious/incompatible
        kànbuguàn, [看不慣], cannot bear to see/to hate/to dislike/to disapprove
        
        huáérbùshí, [華而不實], flower but no fruit (idiom); handsome exterior but hollow inside/flashy
        zuòlìbùān, lit. agitated sitting or standing (idiom)/restless/fidgety
        háobùliúqíng, to show no quarter
        miàobùkěyán, too wonderful for words
        bùguǐ, [不軌], against the law or discipline
        
        DàBùlièdiān, [大不列顛], Great Britain
        wàngbùliǎo, cannot forget
        shēnbùyóujǐ, without the freedom to act independently (idiom); involuntary/not of one's own v...
        bùxiànghuà, [不像話], unreasonable/shocking/outrageous
        
        bùyì, not easy to do sth/difficult/unchanging
        jiānchíbùxiè, [堅持不懈], to persevere unremittingly (idiom); to keep going until the end
        zìmìngbùfán, to think too much of oneself/self-important/arrogant
        xīnshénbùníng, [心神不寧], to feel ill-at-ease
        kànbuqǐ, to look down upon/to despise
        dāoqiāngbùrù, [刀槍不入], lit. impervious to sword or spear (idiom)/fig. invulnerable/untouchable/thick-sk...
        
        
        
        yīshēngbùkēng, [一聲不吭], to not say a word
        
        bùfán, out of the ordinary/out of the common run
        bùjìqíshù, [不計其數], lit. their number cannot be counted (idiom); fig. countless/innumerable
        bùzhīsuǒyún, to not know what sb is driving at/to be unintelligible
        shǎobuliǎo, cannot do without/to be unavoidable/are bound to be many
        bùwénbùwèn, [不聞不問], not to hear, not to question (idiom)/to show no interest in sth/uncritical/not i...
        yījuébùzhèn, one stumble, unable to rise (idiom); a setback leading to total collapse/ruined ...
        bìbùkěshǎo, absolutely necessary/indispensable/essential
        jiānbùkěcuī, [堅不可摧], invulnerable, indestructible, impregnable
        bùjiànde, [不見得], not necessarily/not likely
        yīsībùgǒu, [一絲不苟], not one thread loose (idiom); strictly according to the rules/meticulous/not one...
        jībùkěshī, [機不可失], No time to lose! (idiom)
        Nàbùlèsī, Napoli, capital of Campania region of Italy/Naples
        sǎshǒubùguǎn, to stand aside and do nothing (idiom)/to take no part in
        yǒutiáobùwěn, [有條不紊], regular and thorough (idiom); methodically arranged
        bùguīzé, [不規則], irregular
        bùkěhuòquē, necessary/must have
        
        bùxiū, endlessly/ceaselessly
        yàobushì, if it were not for/but for
        chībuxiāo, to be unable to tolerate or endure/to find sth difficult to manage
        jiāolǜbùān, [焦慮不安], worried too much
        bùhǎorě, not to be trifled with/not to be pushed around/stand no nonsense
        bùyíyúlì, [不遺餘力], to spare no pains or effort (idiom); to do one's utmost
        bùcíérbié, [不辭而別], to leave without saying good-bye
        bùyī, to vary/to differ
        
        bùzúwéiqí, [不足為奇], not at all surprising (idiom)
        
        jīngbuqǐ, [經不起], can't stand it/to be unable to bear/to be unable to resist
        bùyùn, infertility
        bùxiùgāng, [不鏽鋼], stainless steel
        yuányuánbùduàn, [源源不斷], a steady flow (idiom); an unending stream
        
        háobùfèilì, [毫不費力], effortless/not expending the slightest effort
        wúsuǒbùzài, [無所不在], omnipresent
        
        guòmùbùwàng, [過目不忘], to have a highly retentive memory/to have sth imprinted in one's memory
        cùnbùbùlí, [寸步不離], to follow somebody closely; to keep close to (idiom)
        bùjìn, [不盡], not completely/endlessly
        
        tíngzhìbùqián, [停滯不前], stuck and not moving forward (idiom); stagnant/in a rut/at a standstill
        bùdéérzhī, unknown/unable to find out
        bùxiāngshàngxià, equally matched/about the same
        
        bùyóu, can't help (doing sth)
        bùjí, to fall short of/not as good as/too late
        miǎnbùliǎo, unavoidable/can't be avoided
        
        bùshèng, [不勝], cannot bear or stand/be unequal to/very/extremely
        bùjì, [不濟], not good/of no use
        bùxièyīgù, [不屑一顧], to disdain as beneath contempt (idiom)
        
        bùkānyījī, [不堪一擊], to be unable to withstand a single blow/to collapse at the first blow
        mùbùzhuǎnjīng, [目不轉睛], unable to take one's eyes off (idiom); to gaze steadily/to stare
        wánshìbùgōng, to trifle without respect (idiom); to despise worldly conventions/frivolous
        bùyìérfēi, [不翼而飛], to disappear without trace/to vanish all of a sudden/to spread fast/to spread li...
        bùsú, original/not hackneyed
        bùliǎoliǎozhī, to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled/to end up with nothing definite
        bùtóngfánxiǎng, [不同凡響], lit. not a common chord (idiom); outstanding/brilliant/out of the common run
        lìbùcóngxīn, [力不從心], less capable than desirable (idiom); not as strong as one would wish/the spirit ...
        qiěbùshuō, [且不說], not to mention/leaving aside
        jiāndìngbùyí, [堅定不移], unswerving/unflinching
        bùyánéryù, it goes without saying/it is self-evident
        bùhé, not to get along well/to be on bad terms/to be at odds/discord
        
        
        bùshàn, bad/ill/not good at/not to be pooh-poohed/quite impressive
        
        zànbùjuékǒu, [讚不絕口]/[贊不絕口], to praise without cease (idiom); praise sb to high heaven, to praise without cea...
        
        bùzhù, repeatedly/continuously/constantly/unable to (resist, conceal etc)
        bùdìng, indefinite/indeterminate/(botany) adventitious
        yuánfēngbùdòng, [原封不動], sticking unmoving to the original (idiom); not an iota changed/untouched
        yīwénbùmíng, to be penniless
        bùréndào, inhuman
        zhīzìbùtí, [隻字不提], not to mention (idiom); to say not one word/fig. to omit mention (of a non-perso...
        ànbīngbùdòng, [按兵不動], to hold back one's troops without moving (idiom); to bide one's time
        
        
        bùzàihuàxià, [不在話下], to be nothing difficult/to be a cinch
        bùwèn, [不問], to pay no attention to/to disregard/to ignore/to let go unpunished/to let off
        mǎbùtíngtí, [馬不停蹄], unrelenting/without stopping to rest
        bùzhìzhīzhèng, incurable disease
        bùchūsuǒliào, as expected
        kànbùshùnyǎn, [看不順眼], unpleasant to the eye/objectionable
        
        yīqiánbùzhí, [一錢不值], not worth a penny/utterly worthless
        
        bùjūyīgé, not stick to one pattern
        yīchénbùrǎn, [一塵不染], untainted by even a speck of dust (idiom); selfless and incorruptible/spotless
        
        duìbùzhù, [對不住], to let sb down/to be unfair/I'm sorry/pardon me (formal)
        shǔbùshèngshǔ, [數不勝數], too many to count (idiom); innumerable
        nùbùkěè, unable to restrain one's anger (idiom); in a towering rage
        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)
        
        
        
        lǚshìbùshuǎng, [屢試不爽], well-tried/time-tested
        
        
        mǎnbùzàihu, [滿不在乎], not in the least concerned (idiom)/reckless/couldn't give a damn about it/unpert...
        shārénbùzhǎyǎn, [殺人不眨眼], to murder without blinking an eye (idiom)/ruthless/cold-blooded
齿         bùchǐ, [不齒], to despise/to hold in contempt
        bùjiě, to not understand/to be puzzled by/indissoluble
        gǎnbùjí, [趕不及], not enough time (to do sth)/too late (to do sth)
        bùxiè, untiring/unremitting/indefatigable
        bùxī, continually/without a break/ceaselessly
        
        láizhěbùjù, [來者不拒], to refuse nobody (idiom)/all comers welcome
        dànànbùsǐ, [大難不死], to just escape from calamity
        bùfǎ, lawless/illegal/unlawful
        
        jiànguàibùguài, [見怪不怪], to keep one's calm in the face of the unexpected/not to wonder at strange sights
        shēngshēngbùxī, to grow and multiply without end
        bùzhuóbiānjì, [不著邊際], not to the point/wide of the mark/neither here nor there/irrelevant
        
        bùqūbùnáo, [不屈不撓], unyielding/indomitable
        tǎntèbùān, restless/apprehensive
        zhíyánbùhuì, [直言不諱], straight talk, nothing taboo (idiom); frank and straightforward/to speak bluntly...
        chōngěrbùwén, [充耳不聞], to block one's ears and not listen (idiom); to turn a deaf ear
        jìwǎngbùjiù, to forget and not bear recriminations (idiom); to let bygones be bygones/There i...
        wúèbùzuò, [無惡不作], not to shrink from any crime (idiom); to commit any imaginable misdeed
        bùwèi, unafraid/to defy
        lècǐbùpí, [樂此不疲], to enjoy sth and never tire of it (idiom)
        wúqíbùyǒu, [無奇不有], nothing is too bizarre/full of extraordinary things
        zúbùchūhù, [足不出戶], lit. not putting a foot outside/to stay at home
        bùmáozhīdì, barren land/desert
        xīnzhàobùxuān, a tacit mutual understanding
        wúwēibùzhì, [無微不至], in every possible way (idiom); meticulous
        bùzhōu, not satisfactory/thoughtless/inconsiderate
        bùfá, there is no lack of
        
        àibùshìshǒu, [愛不釋手], to love sth too much to part with it (idiom); to fondle admiringly
        míngbùxūchuán, [名不虛傳], lit. name is not in vain (idiom); a fully justified reputation/enjoys a well-des...
        tánbushàng, [談不上], to be out of the question
        yìbùróngcí, [義不容辭], not to be shirked without dishonor (idiom)/incumbent/bounden (duty)
        chūyánbùxùn, [出言不遜], to speak rudely
        mámùbùrén, numbed/insensitive/apathetic/thick-skinned
        fànbuzháo, [犯不著], not worthwhile
        
        yánbùyóuzhōng, to say sth without meaning it (idiom); to speak tongue in cheek/saying one thing...
        bùděng, unequal/varied
        bùshèn, incautious/inattentive
        bùpíng, uneven/injustice/unfairness/wrong/grievance/indignant/dissatisfied
        mànbùjīngxīn, [漫不經心], careless/heedless/absent-minded/indifferent
        fàngdàngbùjī, [放蕩不羈], wanton and unrestrained (idiom); dissolute
        rùbùfūchū, income does not cover expenditure/unable to make ends meet
        bùzhīqùxiàng, whereabouts unknown/gone missing
        
        
        sùbùxiāngshí, [素不相識], to be total strangers (idiom)
        
        wénsībùdòng, [紋絲不動], to not move a single jot (idiom)
        yǒngchuíbùxiǔ, eternal glory/will never be forgotten
        móhubùqīng, indistinct/fuzzy/blurred with age
        jíbùkědài, impatient/eager to/anxious to
        bùyánzìmíng, self-evident; needing no explanation (idiom)
        
        
        
        bùyìlèhū, [不亦樂乎], lit. isn't that a joy? (quote from Confucius)/fig. (jocularly) extremely/awfully
        bùwéisuǒdòng, [不為所動], to remain unmoved
        bùjìnrénqíng, not amenable to reason/unreasonable
        bùdòngshēngsè, [不動聲色], not a word or movement (idiom); remaining calm and collected/not batting an eyel...
        bùyǐwéirán, [不以為然], not to accept as correct (idiom); to object/to disapprove/to take exception to
        bùyuè, [不悅], displeased/annoyed
        bùkuài, unhappy/in low spirits/(of a knife) not sharp
        gōngbùkěmò, [功不可沒], one's contributions cannot go unnoticed (idiom)
        bùyànqífán, [不厭其煩], not to mind taking all the trouble (idiom)/to take great pains/to be very patien...
        céngchūbùqióng, [層出不窮], more and more emerge/innumerable succession/breeding like flies (idiom)
        
        bùpiānbùyǐ, even-handed/impartial/unbiased/exact/just
        chóuméibùzhǎn, with a worried frown
        wànjiébùfù, [萬劫不復], consigned to eternal damnation/with no hope of reprieve
        
        bùróngzhìyí, unquestionable
        bùduān, improper/dishonorable
        
        shìbùguānjǐ, [事不關己], a matter of no concern to oneself (idiom)
        huòbùdānxíng, [禍不單行], misfortune does not come singly (idiom)/it never rains but it pours
        èrhuàbùshuō, [二話不說], not saying anything further (idiom); not raising any objection/without demur
        bùkěduōdé, hard to come by/rare
        yùbàbùnéng, [欲罷不能], want to stop but can't (idiom, from Analects); find it impossible to give up
        
        bùmǎizhàng, [不買賬], not to acknowledge sb as senior or superior/not to believe sth/don't buy it (sla...
        xiàbùlái, [下不來], awkward/embarrassed/cannot be accomplished
        
        bùzhì, not in such a way as to/not likely to
        bùlìn, not to stint/to be generous (with praise etc)/to be prepared to (pay a fee, give...
        bùxiào, unfilial
        
        bùlì, not to do one's best/not to exert oneself
        míngbùjiànjīngzhuàn, [名不見經傳], (lit.) name not encountered in the classics/unknown (person)/nobody
        bùyìzhīcái, [不義之財], ill-gotten wealth or gains
        
        yǒuguòzhīérwúbùjí, [有過之而無不及], not to be inferior in any aspects (idiom)/to surpass/to outdo/(derog.) to be eve...
        cǐlùbùtōng, this road is blocked/fig. This method does not work./Doing this is no good.
        zhímíbùwù, [執迷不悟], to obstinately persist in going about things the wrong way (idiom)
        měizhōngbùzú, everything is fine except for one small defect (idiom); the fly in the ointment
        fènbùgùshēn, [奮不顧身], to dash on bravely with no thought of personal safety (idiom); undaunted by dang...
        bùgǎndāng, [不敢當], lit. I dare not (accept the honor); fig. I don't deserve your praise/you flatter...
        bùkěnìzhuǎn, [不可逆轉], irreversible
        bùyóude, can't help/cannot but
        ruòbùjīnfēng, [弱不禁風], too weak to stand up to the wind (idiom); extremely delicate/fragile state of he...
        guǒzúbùqián, to stand still without advancing (idiom); to hesitate and hold back
        láilìbùmíng, [來歷不明], of unknown origin
        
        bùwú, [不無], not without
        hǎojǐngbùcháng, [好景不長], a good thing doesn't last forever (idiom)
        zīzībùjuàn, lit. diligent and never slacking (idiom); continuous concentrated effort/assiduo...
        jiǒngránbùtóng, widely different/utterly different
        wújiānbùcuī, [無堅不摧], no stronghold one cannot overcome (idiom); to conquer every obstacle/nothing one...
        
        bùwùzhèngyè, [不務正業], not to engage in honest work/to ignore one's proper occupation/not to attend to ...
        
        mìbùkěfēn, inextricably linked (idiom)/inseparable
        
        bùkěmómiè, [不可磨滅], indelible
        cóngróngbùpò, [從容不迫], calm/unruffled
        jīnbuqǐ, to be unable to stand
        dǎbàobùpíng, to come to the aid of sb suffering an injustice/to fight for justice/also writte...
        dàyánbùcán, [大言不慚], to boast shamelessly/to talk big
        bùjiǎsīsuǒ, to act without taking time to think (idiom); to react instantly/to fire from the...
        bùdéyǐérwéizhī, [不得已而為之], to have no other choice/to be the last resort
        bùbǐ, unlike
        bùxiūbiānfú, [不修邊幅], not care about one's appearance (idiom)/slovenly in dress and manner
        kèbùrónghuǎn, [刻不容緩], to brook no delay/to demand immediate action
        yōngjǐbùkān, [擁擠不堪], overcrowded/jam-packed
        bùshēngbùxiǎng, [不聲不響], wordless and silent (idiom); without speaking/taciturn
        débùchángshī, [得不償失], the gains do not make up for the losses (idiom)
        
        bùxūcǐxíng, [不虛此行], the trip has not been made in vain/the trip has been well worthwhile/it's been a...
        
        bājiǔbùlíshí, [八九不離十], pretty close/very near/about right
        
        
        bùlùshēngsè, [不露聲色], not show one's feeling or intentions
        
        gōngbùyìngqiú, [供不應求], supply does not meet demand
        zàisuǒbùcí, [在所不辭], under no circumstances decline to (idiom)/without hesitation/to have no reservat...
        bùshīwéi, [不失為], can still be considered (to be...)/may after all be accepted as
        shēnbùkěcè, [深不可測], deep and unmeasurable (idiom); unfathomable depths/incomprehensible/enigmatic an...
        hélèérbùwéi, [何樂而不為], What can you have against it? (idiom)/We should do this./Go for it!
        jǔqíbùdìng, [舉棋不定], to hesitate over what move to make (idiom); to waver/to shilly-shally
        
        bùsānbùsì, dubious/shady/neither one thing nor the other/neither fish nor fowl/nondescript
        shuǐtǔbùfú, not acclimatized
        mánbùjiǎnglǐ, [蠻不講理], capricious muleheadedness
        
        fènfènbùpíng, [憤憤不平], to feel indignant/to feel aggrieved
        
        shíbùwǒdài, [時不我待], time and tide wait for no man (idiom)
        chàbùlí, [差不離], not much different/similar/ordinary/nearly
        bùgān, unreconciled to/not resigned to/unwilling
        bànshēnbùsuì, paralysis of one side of the body/hemiplegia
        cùncǎobùshēng, lit. not even a blade of grass grows (idiom)/fig. barren
        
        
        kūxiàobùdé, lit. not to know whether to laugh or cry (idiom); both funny and extremely embar...
        zhōngzhēnbùyú, [忠貞不渝], unswerving in one's loyalty (idiom); faithful and constant
        chèyèbùmián, [徹夜不眠], to be sleepless all night
        péibúshi, [賠不是], to apologize
        
        wúsuǒbùwéi, [無所不為], not stopping at anything/all manner of evil
        bùzìliàng, not take a proper measure of oneself/to overrate one's own abilities
        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
        bùmíngbùbái, obscure/dubious/shady
        bùwàihū, nothing else but
        shíbùzàilái, [時不再來], Time that has passed will never come back. (idiom)
        jīngjiǔbùshuāi, [經久不衰], unfailing/never-ending
        wěimǐbùzhèn, dispirited and listless (idiom); downcast
        liùqīnbùrèn, [六親不認], not recognizing one's family (idiom); self-centered and not making any allowance...
        bùlíng, [不靈], not work/be ineffective
        bùmiǎn, inevitably
        
        bùdéyàolǐng, [不得要領], fail to grasp the main points
        jūxīnbùliáng, with treacherous intent (idiom); two-faced/malicious and duplicitous
        gāobùkěpān, too high to reach (idiom); eminent and unapproachable
        
        Bùláiméi, [不來梅], Bremen (city)
        júcùbùān, ill at ease/uncomfortable
        
        
        bùmóuérhé, [不謀而合], to agree without prior consultation/to happen to hold the same view
        bùcíláokǔ, [不辭勞苦], spare no effort
        mìérbùxuān, [祕而不宣], to withhold information/to keep sth secret
        
        shìbùyíchí, [事不宜遲], the matter should not be delayed/there's no time to lose
        yìngjiēbùxiá, [應接不暇], more than one can attend to (idiom)/deluged (with inquiries etc)/overwhelmed (by...
        jiānrènbùbá, [堅韌不拔], firm and indomitable (idiom); tenacious and unyielding
        jíbùkěnài, unable to wait
        shuǐxièbùtōng, [水洩不通], lit. not one drop can trickle through (idiom); fig. impenetrable (crowd, traffic...
        hàirénbùqiǎn, [害人不淺], to cause a lot of trouble/to inflict much suffering
        měibùshèngshōu, [美不勝收], nothing more beautiful can be imagined (idiom)
        jiēliánbùduàn, [接連不斷], in unbroken succession (idiom)
        bùhuāngbùmáng, calm and unhurried (idiom); composed/to take matters calmly
        
        bùqīéryù, meet by chance/have a chance encounter
        tiānyǒubùcèfēngyún, [天有不測風雲], fortune as unpredictable as the weather (idiom); sth unexpected may happen at an...
        gùbude, [顧不得], unable to change sth/unable to deal with
        
        rěbuqǐ, can't afford to offend/dare not provoke/difficult to deal with/insufferable
        
        lǚjiànbùxiān, [屢見不鮮], a common occurrence (idiom)
        láilùbùmíng, [來路不明], unidentified origin/no-one knows where it comes from/of dubious background
        míhuòbùjiě, to feel puzzled
        bùfǎfènzǐ, law-breakers/offenders
        
        qièérbùshě, [鍥而不捨], to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth/to pers...
        bǎitīngbùyàn, [百聽不厭], worth hearing a hundred times
        lěngbudīng, suddenly/by surprise
        
        bùkěyúyuè, impassable/insurmountable/insuperable
        lèbùkězhī, [樂不可支], overjoyed (idiom); as pleased as punch
        bùkěyīshì, to consider oneself unexcelled in the world/to be insufferably arrogant
        bùdǒngzhuāngdǒng, [不懂裝懂], to pretend to understand when you don't
        wèisuōbùqián, [畏縮不前], to shrink back in fear (idiom); too cowardly to advance
        míngbùfùshí, [名不副實], the name does not reflect the reality (idiom); more in name than in fact/Reality...
        yīyībùshě, [依依不捨], reluctant to part (idiom); broken-hearted at having to leave
        
        
        Měisuǒbùdámǐyà, [美索不達米亞], Mesopotamia
        bǎisībùdéqíjiě, see 百思不解[bǎi sī bù jiě]
        
        bùyībùráo, [不依不饒], not to overlook, nor spare (idiom); unwilling to forgive/to treat severely witho...
        
        bànshēngbùshóu, underripe/half-cooked/(fig.) not mastered (of a technique)/clumsy/halting
        
        bùyīhuì, [不一會], soon
        jīngbuzhù, [經不住], to be unable to bear
        guòyóubùjí, [過猶不及], too far is as bad as not enough (idiom, from the Analects)
        kěwàngérbùkějí, in sight but unattainable (idiom)/inaccessible
        bùliào, unexpectedly/to one's surprise
        bùjū, not stick to/not confine oneself to/whatever
        bùxiāo, to not need/needless (to say)
        bùwài, not beyond the scope of/nothing more than
        
        
        bùbáizhīyuān, unrighted wrong/unredressed injustice
        
        zìkuìbùrú, ashamed of being inferior (idiom)/to feel inferior to others
        bùkěgūliàng, inestimable/incalculable/beyond measure
        bùhánhu, unambiguous/unequivocal/explicit/prudent/cautious/not negligent/unafraid/unhesit...
        bùzhìkěfǒu, decline to comment/not express an opinion/be noncommittal/hedge
        fángbùshèngfáng, [防不勝防], you can't guard against it (idiom)/impossible to defend effectively/not much one...
        bùgōngzìpò, (of a rumor etc) to collapse (in the light of facts etc)/to be discredited
        
        bùcíxīnkǔ, [不辭辛苦], make nothing of hardships
        wúbù, [無不], none lacking/none missing/everything is there/everyone without exception
        
        mòbù, none doesn't/there is none who isn't/everyone
        nìngsǐbùqū, [寧死不屈], rather die than submit (idiom)
        shuōbushàng, [說不上], to be unable to say or tell/to not be worth mentioning
        huāngdànbùjīng, [荒誕不經], absurd/preposterous/ridiculous
        guǎbùdízhòng, [寡不敵眾], the few are no match for the many/heavily outnumbered/facing impossible odds (id...
        yùsùzébùdá, [欲速則不達], lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more has...
        hébùlǒngzuǐ, [合不攏嘴], unable to conceal one's happiness, amazement, shock etc/grinning from ear to ear...
        bùtòngbùyǎng, [不痛不癢], lit. doesn't hurt, doesn't tickle (idiom); sth is wrong, but not quite sure what...
        
        
        mòbùzuòshēng, [默不作聲], to keep silent
        bùdǎowēng, roly-poly toy/tilting doll/tumbler
        bùshuāi, unfailing/never weakening/enduring/unstoppable
        
        
        
        bùjìngérzǒu, [不脛而走], to get round fast/to spread like wildfire
        
        bùchì, just as/no less than/like (sth momentous)/as good as/tantamount to
        Bùdān, Bhutan
        bùjūxiǎojié, [不拘小節], to not bother about trifles (idiom)
        shuōyībùèr, [說一不二], to say one and mean just that (idiom); to keep one's word
        chuānliúbùxī, the stream flows without stopping (idiom); unending flow
        bùjūn, uneven/distributed unevenly
        bǎizhànbùdài, [百戰不殆], to come unscathed through a hundred battles (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War...
        
        bùkěkànglì, unpredictable eventuality/unpreventable/unavoidable/impossible to overcome/nothi...
        bǎizhébùnáo, [百折不撓], to keep on fighting in spite of all setbacks (idiom)/to be undaunted by repeated...
        huàntāngbùhuànyào, [換湯不換藥], different broth but the same old medicine (idiom); a change in name only/a chang...
        léidǎbùdòng, [雷打不動], not shaken by thunder (idiom); the arrangements are unalterable/to adhere rigidl...
        zìqiángbùxī, [自強不息], to strive unremittingly/self-improvement
        
        
        
        
        rěnjùnbùjīn, cannot help laughing/unable to restrain a smile
        xīnyǒuyúérlìbùzú, [心有餘而力不足], The will is there, but not the strength (idiom, from Confucian Analects)./I real...
        quēyībùkě, not a single one is dispensable/can't do without either
        bùkězhōngrì, [不可終日], to be unable to carry on even for a single day/to be in a desperate situation
        
        ànnàbuzhù, to be unable to hold back
忿忿         fènfènbùpíng, variant of 憤憤不平|愤愤不平[fèn fèn bù píng]
        bùxiào, (literary) unlike one's parents/degenerate/unworthy
        
        cēncībùqí, [參差不齊], unevenly matched (idiom); scraggly/jagged
        bùyuǎnqiānlǐ, [不遠千里], make light of traveling a thousand li/go to the trouble of traveling a long dist...
        
        bùyùzhèng, sterility/barrenness
        lěngbufáng, unexpectedly/suddenly/at unawares/off guard/against expectations
        bùfú, not to accept sth/to want to have sth overruled or changed/to refuse to obey or ...
        
        bùyùnzhèng, female infertility
        
        yàobude, intolerable/unacceptable
        
        shíbùguǒfù, lit. food not filling the stomach (idiom)/fig. poverty-stricken
        
        bùdérénxīn, not to enjoy popular support/to be unpopular
        gāngzhèngbùē, [剛正不阿], upright and plainspoken
        shàngliángbùzhèngxiàliángwāi, lit. If the upper beam is not straight, the lower beam will be crooked (idiom); ...
        
        lèbùsīShǔ, [樂不思蜀], indulge in pleasure and forget home and duty (idiom)
        zìbùliànglì, to overestimate one's capabilities (idiom)
        hùbùxiāngràng, [互不相讓], neither giving way to the other
        
        suànbùdé, not count as
        
        shígǔbùhuà, to swallow ancient learning without digesting it (idiom)/to be pedantic without ...
        tīngérbùwén, [聽而不聞], to hear but not react (idiom); to turn a deaf ear/to ignore deliberately
        xiǎngbukāi, [想不開], cannot figure out/to be unable to take a lighter view/to take things too hard/to...
        luòyìbùjué, [絡繹不絕], continuously; in an endless stream (idiom)
        shūbùzhī, little imagined/scarcely realized
        
        liànliànbùshě, [戀戀不捨], reluctant to part
        
        
        
        mínbùliáoshēng, The people have no way to make a living (idiom, from Record of the Grand Histori...
        háobùkèqi, [毫不客氣], no trace of politeness/unrestrained (criticism)
        
        liánxùbùduàn, [連續不斷], continuous/unceasing
        shòushòubùqīn, [授受不親], (in ancient times) no direct contact between men and women
        
        
        bǎiwénbùrúyījiàn, [百聞不如一見], seeing once is better than hearing a hundred times (idiom); seeing for oneself i...
        mángbùdié, hurriedly/in haste
        bùyì, unexpectedly/unawareness/unpreparedness
        
        
        zhǐshuōbùzuò, [只說不做], to be all talk and no action
        bùshèngméijǔ, [不勝枚舉], too numerous to mention individually or one by one
        
        bùyuēértóng, [不約而同], to agree by chance (idiom); taking the same action without prior consultation
        
        bùjuéyúěr, [不絕於耳], (of sound) to never stop/to fall incessantly on the ear/to linger on
        zàntànbùyǐ, [贊嘆不已], to be full of praise (idiom)
        miánmiánbùjué, [綿綿不絕], continuous/endless
        bùrěn, cannot bear to/disturbed
        
        chībukāi, [吃不開], be unpopular/won't work
        yánbùjíyì, [言不及義], to talk nonsense (idiom)/frivolous talk
        huábulái, [划不來], not worth it
        
        shìbùliǎnglì, [勢不兩立], the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences/incompatible s...
        
        bùzhēng, [不爭], widely known/incontestable/undeniable/to not strive for/to not contend for
        
        
        huǐbùdāngchū, [悔不當初], to regret one's past deeds (idiom)
        
        bàobùpíng, to be outraged by an injustice
        míngwánbùlíng, [冥頑不靈], stupid/stubborn/pigheaded
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        bùxiángzhīzhào, bad omen
        
        
        
        yībìngbùqǐ, to fall gravely ill, never to recover (idiom)
        
        
        bùbēibùkàng, neither servile nor overbearing (idiom)/neither obsequious nor supercilious
        
        lǚjiàobùgǎi, [屢教不改], lit. not to change, despite repeated admonition/incorrigible/unrepentant
        
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        zìbùbìshuō, [自不必說], to not need dwell on (idiom)
        bùyánbùyǔ, [不言不語], to not say a word (idiom)/to keep silent
        bùsuì, to fail/to fail to materialize/not to get one's way
        
        bùzhānguō, [不粘鍋], non-stick pan
        yèbùbìhù, [夜不閉戶], lit. doors not locked at night (idiom); fig. stable society
        míngbùfúshí, [名不符實], the name does not correspond to reality (idiom); it doesn't live up to its reput...
        guǒbùqírán, just as expected/told you so
        
        
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        shǒubùshìjuàn, [手不釋卷], lit. always with a book in hand (idiom)/fig. (of a student or scholar) diligent ...
        
        bǎiniánbùyù, only met with once every hundred years (drought, flood etc)
        bùgānjìmò, unwilling to be left out, overlooked
        bùkěfēngē, inalienable/unalienable/inseparable/indivisible
        āotūbùpíng, to be bumpy/uneven
        bùdìngshì, infinitive (grammar)
        
        
        bùguòěrěr, [不過爾爾], not more than so-so (idiom); mediocre/nothing out of the ordinary
        
        bùshíshíwù, [不識時務], to show no understanding of the times (idiom); cannot adapt to current circumsta...
        
        míngbùpíng, [鳴不平], to cry out against injustice/to protest unfairness
        jiānqiángbùqū, [堅強不屈], staunch and unyielding (idiom); steadfast
        hēibùliūqiū, dark and swarthy
        
        sānbùguǎn, of undetermined status/unregulated
        
        
        
        wúsuǒbùbāo, [無所不包], not excluding anything/all-inclusive
        
        bùyàyú, [不亞於], no less than/not inferior to
        
        ruìbùkědāng, [銳不可當], unstoppable/hard to hold back
        yánchéngbùdài, [嚴懲不貸], to punish strictly with no leniency (idiom); to punish and show no mercy/zero to...
        jiānrěnbùbá, [堅忍不拔], fortitude
        xiāngchíbùxià, at a stalemate/deadlocked/in unrelenting mutual opposition
        
        bùgānshìruò, not to be outdone
        
        shǐzhōngbùyú, [始終不渝], unswerving/unflinching
        
        
        yībùbìtǐ, [衣不蔽體], lit. clothes not covering the body (idiom)/fig. poverty-stricken
        
        
        
        
        bùmíngyù, [不名譽], disreputable/disgraceful
        
        
        
        yǔyānbùxiáng, [語焉不詳], to mention sth without elaborating (idiom); not giving details
        
        fēnwénbùqǔ, to give for free
        bùlúnbùlèi, [不倫不類], neither fish nor fowl/nondescript
        
        bùguǎnsānqīèrshíyī, regardless of the consequences/recklessly relying on a hopelessly optimistic for...
        
        bǎobuqí, [保不齊], more likely than not/quite possible/on the cards
        
        bùxiàyú, as many as/no less than/not inferior to/as good as/on a par with
        bùdìngguàncí, [不定冠詞], indefinite article (e.g. English a, an)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        bìbùkěquē, see 必不可少[bì bù kě shǎo]
        
        niùbuguò, [拗不過], can't persuade/unable to make (sb) change their mind/unable to resist (sb)
        bùyī, not comply/not go along with/not let off easily/not let sb/get away with it
        wéifùbùrén, [為富不仁], the benevolent man cannot be rich (idiom, from Mencius). It is easier for a came...
        fēngmǎniúbùxiāngjí, [風馬牛不相及], to be completely unrelated to one another (idiom)/irrelevant
        zhāobùbǎoxī, at dawn, not sure of lasting to evening (idiom); precarious state/imminent crisi...
        bùcái, untalented/I/me (humble)
        
        jǔbùshèngjǔ, [舉不勝舉], too numerous to list (idiom); innumerable
        yúxīnbùrěn, [於心不忍], can't bear to
        
        huībuliūqiū, see 灰不溜丢[huī bu liū diū]
        
        
        
        
        
        màotiānxiàzhīdàbùwěi, [冒天下之大不韙], to defy world opinion/to risk universal condemnation
        
        
        
        
        
        mòbùshì, probably/perhaps/could it be that...?
        
        
        zhuóěrbùqún, [卓爾不群], standing above the common crowd (idiom); outstanding/excellent and unrivaled
        
        
        bùdéjìn, [不得勁], awkward/unhandy/be indisposed/not feel well
        
        xīnshénbùān, to feel ill-at-ease
        bùwèiqiángbào, [不畏強暴], not to submit to force (idiom); to defy threats and violence
        jiānzhēnbùyú, [堅貞不渝], unyielding integrity (idiom); unwavering
        bìngxíngbùbèi, [並行不悖], to run in parallel without hindrance/not mutually exclusive/two processes can be...
        
        diānpūbùpò, [顛撲不破], solid/irrefutable/incontrovertible/indisputable/unbreakable
        fànbushàng, see 犯不著|犯不着[fàn bu zháo]
        shìbùkědāng, [勢不可當], impossible to resist (idiom); an irresistible force
        shēngbùféngshí, [生不逢時], born at the wrong time (idiom); unlucky (esp. to complain about one's fate)/born...
        jiàokǔbudié, to complain without stopping (idiom); to bitch endlessly/incessant grievances
        dōngbùlā, Dombra or Tambura, Kazakh plucked lute
        
        wànbiànbùlíqízōng, [萬變不離其宗], many superficial changes but no departure from the original stand (idiom); plus ...
        
        
        bùkěmíngzhuàng, [不可名狀], indescribable/beyond description
        dāngrénbùràng, [當仁不讓], to be unwilling to pass on one's responsibilities to others
        
        bùguòyì, [不過意], to be sorry/to feel apologetic
        
        àilǐbùlǐ, [愛理不理], to look cold and indifferent/standoffish
        
        shíjīnbùmèi, to pick up money and not hide it (idiom); to return property to its owner
        jūgāobùxià, (of prices, rates etc) to remain high
        
        
        
        kǎnkěbùpíng, pot-holed and bumpy road (idiom); fig. full of disappointment and dashed hopes
        
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        zhǐjiànshùmùbùjiànsēnlín, [只見樹木不見森林], unable to see the wood for the trees/fig. only able to see isolated details, and...

        kāishǐ, [開始], to begin/beginning/to start/initial/CL:個|个[gè]
        kāi, [開], to open/to start/to turn on/to boil/to write out (a prescription, check, invoice...
        líkāi, [離開], to depart/to leave
        kāixīn, [開心], to feel happy/to rejoice/to have a great time/to make fun of sb
        dǎkāi, [打開], to open/to show (a ticket)/to turn on/to switch on
        kāiqiāng, [開槍], to open fire/to shoot a gun
        fàngkāi, [放開], to unleash/to release
        kāiwánxiào, [開玩笑], to play a joke/to make fun of/to joke
        kāichē, [開車], to drive a car
        zǒukāi, [走開], to go somewhere else/Get out of the way!
        kāimén, [開門], open (the) door
        fēnkāi, [分開], to separate/to part
        kāichú, [開除], to expel
        kāikǒu, [開口], to open one's mouth/to start to talk
        gǔnkāi, [滾開], to boil (of liquid)/boiling hot/Get out!/Go away!/fuck off (rude)
        gōngkāi, [公開], public/to publish/to make public
        kāihuǒ, [開火], to open fire
        jiěkāi, [解開], to untie/to undo
        kāihuì, [開會], to hold a meeting/to attend a meeting
        kāitóu, [開頭], beginning
        zhǎnkāi, [展開], to unfold/to carry out/to be in full swing/to launch
        kāifàng, [開放], to bloom/to open/to be open (to the public)/to open up (to the outside)/to be op...
        chǎngkāi, [敞開], to open wide/unrestrictedly
        bìkāi, [避開], to avoid/to evade/to keep away from
        kāichǎng, [開場], to begin/to open/to start/beginning of an event
        kāitong, [開通], to open up (windows for air, ideas for discussion, transport routes etc)/open-mi...
        kāipāi, [開拍], to begin shooting (a film)
        zhāngkāi, [張開], to open up/to spread/to extend
        kāifā, [開發], to exploit (a resource)/to open up (for development)/to develop
        kāigōng, [開工], to begin work (of a factory or engineering operation)/to start a construction jo...
        shǎnkāi, [閃開], to get out of the way
        duǒkāi, [躲開], to stay out of (hot water, trouble, awkward situation etc)/to avoid (sb)
        kāitíng, [開庭], to begin a (judicial) court session
        kāiqǐ, [開啟], to open
        ràngkāi, [讓開], to get out of the way/to step aside
        kāizhàn, [開戰], to start a war/to make war/to battle against
        
        lākāi, [拉開], to pull open/to pull apart/to space out/to increase
        sōngkāi, [鬆開], to release/to let go/to loosen/to untie/to come loose
        kāidòng, [開動], to start/to set in motion/to move/to march/to dig in (eating)/to tuck in (eating...
        zhàokāi, [召開], to convene (a conference or meeting)/to convoke/to call together
        kāizhāng, [開張], to open a business/first transaction of a business day
        kāiguān, [開關], power switch/to open a gate
        pāokāi, [拋開], to throw out/to get rid of
        
        jiēkāi, [揭開], to uncover/to open
        sànkāi, [散開], to separate/to disperse
        kāiwèi, [開胃], to whet the appetite/appetizing/to amuse oneself at sb's expense/to tease
        
        kāizhī, [開支], expenditures/pay/expenses/CL:筆|笔[bǐ]
        kāiduān, [開端], start/beginning
        kāiyè, [開業], to open a business/to open a practice/open (for business)
        kāichéngbùgōng, [開誠佈公]/[開誠布公], variant of 開誠布公|开诚布公[kāi chéng bù gōng], lit. deal sincerely and fairly (idiom);...
        tuīkāi, [推開], to push open (a gate etc)/to push away/to reject/to decline
        kāijià, [開價], to quote a price/seller's first offer
        chāikāi, [拆開], to dismantle/to disassemble/to open up (sth sealed)/to unpick
        líbukāi, [離不開], inseparable/inevitably linked to
        lièkāi, [裂開], to split open
        kāixiāo, [開銷], expenses
        kāizhǎn, [開展], (begin to) develop/unfold/to start/to launch/to open/to carry out
        
        kāixué, [開學], foundation of a University or College/school opening/the start of a new term
        kāichuàng, [開創], to initiate/to start/to found
        kāimùshì, [開幕式], opening ceremony
        kāifàn, [開飯], to serve a meal
        kāikuò, [開闊], wide/open (spaces)/to open up
        kāiménjiànshān, [開門見山], lit. to open the door and see the mountain; fig. to get right to the point (idio...
        kāijī, [開機], to start an engine/to boot up (a computer)/to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete/to begin sho...
        kāichǎngbái, [開場白], prologue of play/opening remarks/preamble (of speeches, articles etc)
        kāituō, [開脫], to exculpate/to absolve/to exonerate
        kāihuā, [開花], to bloom/to blossom/to flower/fig. to burst open/to feel happy or elated/new dev...
        kāimù, [開幕], to open (a conference)/to inaugurate
        Kāiluó, [開羅], Cairo, capital of Egypt
        shuǎikāi, [甩開], to shake off/to get rid of
        
        chuánkāi, [傳開], (of news) to spread/to get around
        kāilǎng, [開朗], spacious and well-lit/open and clear/to open out (onto a wider vista)/optimistic...
        piēkāi, [撇開], to disregard/to leave aside
        kāipào, [開砲], to open fire
        
        kāichuán, [開船], to set sail
        kāibàn, [開辦], to open/to start (a business etc)/to set up
        kāicǎi, [開採], to extract (ore or other resource from a mine)/to exploit/to mine
        fānkāi, [翻開], to open up
        kāilù, [開路], to open up a path/to make one's way through/to construct a road/(electricity) op...
        bùkěkāijiāo, [不可開交], to be awfully (busy etc)
        gōngkāisài, [公開賽], championship
        kāifāshāng, [開發商], developer (of real estate, a commercial product etc)
        
        kāidāo, [開刀], to perform or have an operation/to operate on or to be operated on
        KāimànQúndǎo, [開曼群島], Cayman Islands
        kāishè, [開設], to offer (goods or services)/to open (for business etc)
        yìxiǎngtiānkāi, [異想天開], to imagine the wildest thing/to indulge in fantasy
        shèngkāi, [盛開], blooming/in full flower
        xúnkāixīn, [尋開心], to make fun of/to seek diversion
        kāijú, [開局], opening (chess etc)/early stage of game, match, work, activity etc
        kāiqiào, [開竅], to get it straight/to start to understand things properly/enlightenment dawns
        
        
        kāiyǎn, [開演], (of a play, movie etc) to begin
        kāimíng, [開明], enlightened/open-minded/enlightenment
怀         kāihuái, [開懷], to one's heart's content/without restraint
        duànkāi, [斷開], to break/to sever/to turn off (electric switch)
        kāizǒu, [開走], to go (of car, train etc)/to drive off
        kāituò, [開拓], to break new ground (for agriculture)/to open up (a new seam)/to develop (border...
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        kāituòzhě, [開拓者], pioneer
        kāipì, [開闢], to open up/to set up/to establish
        xiānkāi, [掀開], to lift open/to tear open
        kāisài, [開賽], to start a match/the kick-off
        kāiyǎn, [開眼], to open one's eyes/to widen one's horizons
        
        kāidǎo, [開導], to talk sb round/to straighten sth out/to enlighten
        xìnkǒukāihé, [信口開河], to speak without thinking (idiom)/to blurt sth out
        kāishuǐ, [開水], boiled water/boiling water
        kāiwài, [開外], over and above (some amount)/beyond (budget)
        Mǐkāilǎngjīluó, [米開朗基羅], Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), renaissance painter and sculptor
        
        kāitiānchuāng, [開天窗], to leave a blank to mark censored area
        wǎngkāiyīmiàn, [網開一面], open the net on one side (idiom); let the caged bird fly/to give one's opponent ...
        bōkāi, [撥開], to push aside/to part/to brush away
        
        kāixiǎochāi, [開小差], to be absent-minded/to desert/to abscond from the army/absent without leave (AWO...
        chàkāi, [岔開], to diverge/to branch off the road/to change (the subject)
        kāihuà, [開化], civilized/to have laws and culture/to civilize/the process of becoming civilized
        kāihù, [開戶], to open an account (bank etc)
        kāishì, [開釋], to release (a prisoner)
        bāikāi, [掰開], to pull apart/to pry open with the hands
        
        kāizúmǎlì, [開足馬力], to accelerate at full power (idiom); at full speed/fig. to work as hard as possi...
        chúkāi, [除開], besides/except/to get rid of (sb)/(math.) to divide
        
        kāitiānpìdì, [開天闢地], to split heaven and earth apart (idiom); refers to the Pangu 盤古|盘古[Pán gǔ] creat...
        kāipiān, [開篇], start of literary work/opening song of ballad in Tanci style 彈詞|弹词[tán cí]
        kāifàngxìng, [開放性], openness
        kāiyèchē, [開夜車], to burn the midnight oil/to work late into the night
        pīkāi, [劈開], to cleave/to split open/to spread open (fingers, legs)
        kāikè, [開課], school begins/give a course/teach a subject
        kāifángjiān, [開房間], to take a hotel room/to rent a room
        kāiguó, [開國], to found a state/to open a closed country
        kāichūn, [開春], beginning of spring/the lunar New Year
        kāiēn, [開恩], to give a favor (used of Christian God)
        Kāifēng, [開封], Kaifeng prefecture level city in Henan, old capital of Northern Song, former pro...
        kāihòumén, [開後門], to open the back door/fig. under the counter/to do a secret or dishonest deal/to...
        Kāipǔdūn, [開普敦], Cape Town (city in South Africa)
        diūkāi, [丟開], to cast or put aside/to forget for a while
        
        huòránkāilǎng, [豁然開朗], suddenly opens up to a wide panorama (idiom); to come to a wide clearing/fig. ev...
        Kāiěrwén, [開爾文], Lord Kelvin 1824-1907, British physicist (William Thomson)/Kelvin (temperature s...
        xiǎngkāi, [想開], to get over (a shock, bereavement etc)/to avoid dwelling on unpleasant things/to...
        kāiliè, [開裂], to split open/to dehisce (of fruit or cotton bolls, to split open)
        kāidāngkù, [開襠褲], open pants (for infants before toilet training)
        kāiwā, [開挖], to dig out/to excavate/to scoop out
        kāifù, [開赴], (of troops) to depart for/to head for
        kāijiān, [開間], alcove/bay in a room/unit of length used for rooms, approx. 3.3 meters
        kāidào, [開道], to clear the way
        chīdekāi, [吃得開], to be popular/to be getting on well/much in demand
        
        kāisīmǐ, [開司米], cashmere (loanword)
        
        kāiménhóng, [開門紅], a good beginning
        bākāi, [扒開], to push aside
        zuǒyòukāigōng, [左右開弓], lit. to shoot from both sides (idiom)/fig. to display ambidexterity/to slap with...
        kāizáo, [開鑿], to cut (a canal, tunnel, well etc)
        kāikuàichē, [開快車], an express train sets off/fig. to work in haste/to rush
        gōngkāihuà, [公開化], to publicize/openness (of government, PRC equivalent of 'glasnost')
        
        kāikěn, [開墾], to clear a wild area for cultivation/to put under the plow
        
        
        máosèdùnkāi, [茅塞頓開], murky darkness suddenly opens (idiom); a sudden flash of insight and all is clea...
        
        kāifāqū, [開發區], development zone
        
        xǐxiàoyánkāi, [喜笑顏開], face covered in smiles (idiom); beaming with happiness
        dòngkāi, [洞開], to be wide open
        kāibá, [開拔], to set out (of troops)/departure/start date (of military expedition)
        
        kāiguō, [開鍋], a pot boils
        kāilùxiānfēng, [開路先鋒], pioneer/trailbreaker
        zhànkāi, [綻開], to burst forth
        
        
        
        kāikuàng, [開礦], to mine/to open a seam
        kāipán, [開盤], to commence trading (stock market)
        kāiqiāng, [開腔], to speak out/to start speaking
        kāihuāng, [開荒], to open up land (for agriculture)
        xiǎngdekāi, [想得開], to not take to heart/to be free of worried thoughts/to adopt a lighthearted pers...
        kāichuàngxìng, [開創性], innovative
        kāipíng, [開屏], (a peacock) spreads its tail
        
绿         kāilǜdēng, [開綠燈], to give the green light/to give the go-ahead
        cuòkāi, [錯開], to stagger (times)
        
        kāishān, [開山], to cut into a mountain (to open a mine)/to open a monastery
        kāishì, [開市], to open a store for business
        
        gōngkāixìn, [公開信], open letter
        
        báikāishuǐ, [白開水], plain boiled water
        xiǎngbukāi, [想不開], cannot figure out/to be unable to take a lighter view/to take things too hard/to...
        
        Lánkāisītè, [蘭開斯特], Lancaster
        
        liāokai, [撩開], to push aside (clothing, curtain etc) to reveal something/to toss aside
        qíkāidéshèng, [旗開得勝], lit. to win a victory on raising the flag (idiom); fig. to start on sth and have...
        
        chībukāi, [吃不開], be unpopular/won't work
        
        
        
        Nánkāi, [南開], Nankai district of Tianjin municipality 天津市[Tiān jīn shì]
        kāijiǎng, [開講], to begin a lecture/to start on a story
        
        xiàozhúyánkāi, [笑逐顏開], smile spread across the face (idiom); beaming with pleasure/all smiles/joy writt...
        kāixiǎozào, [開小灶], lit. to turn on a private oven/to get special attention
        tuōkāi, [脫開], to withdraw
        píkāiròuzhàn, [皮開肉綻], flesh lacerated from corporal punishment (idiom)
        duìkāi, [對開], running in opposite direction (buses, trains, ferries etc)
        
        
        kāipiào, [開票], to open ballot boxes/to count votes/to make out a voucher or invoice etc/to writ...
        bàngōngkāi, [半公開], semi-overt/more or less open
        
        kāijīn, [開金], carated gold (alloy containing stated proportion of gold)
        Kāiyuǎn, [開遠], Kaiyuan county level city in Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture, Yunnan
        
        
        jìwǎngkāilái, [繼往開來], to follow the past and herald the future (idiom); part of a historical transitio...
        
        
        tiěshùkāihuā, [鐵樹開花], lit. the iron tree blooms (idiom)/a highly improbable or extremely rare occurren...
        Kāipíng, [開平], Kaiping county level city in Jiangmen 江門|江门, Guangdong/Kaiping district of Tangs...
        
        
        
        
        
        kāituòxìng, [開拓性], pioneering/groundbreaking
        
        
        
        kāimùcí, [開幕詞], opening speech (at a conference)
        chóngkāi, [重開], to reopen
        
        
        kāifāng, [開方], to extract a square root
        kāiběn, [開本], format (page layout for printing)
        kāilú, [開爐], to open a furnace/to start up a furnace
        
        
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        kāitáng, [開堂], to open a law court/to set up a mourning hall
        kāijuàn, [開卷], to open a book/open-book (exam)
        
        
        
        biàndìkāihuā, [遍地開花], to blossom everywhere/to spring up all over the place/to flourish on a large sca...
        biékāishēngmiàn, [別開生面], to start sth new or original (idiom); to break a new path/to break fresh ground
        
        
        kāidàochē, [開倒車], to drive in reverse/fig. to take a backward step/retrogressive/trying to turn th...
        
        
        
        lèkāihuā, [樂開花], to burst with joy
        
        
        
        
        
        
        kāisuǒ, [開鎖], to unlock
        Kāiyáng, [開陽], zeta Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper/Kaiyang county in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳[Guì yáng], ...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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