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[揚長避短] yángchángbìduǎn to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom)
to play to one's strengths

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        Yáng/yáng, [揚]/[敭], abbr. for 揚州|扬州[Yáng zhōu]/surname Yang, to raise/to hoist/the action of tossing...
        zànyáng, [讚揚], to praise/to approve of/to show approval
        xuānyáng, [宣揚], to proclaim/to make public or well known
        biǎoyáng, [表揚], to praise/to commend
        ZhāngYáng/zhāngyáng, [張揚], Zhang Yang (1967-), PRC film director and screenwriter, to publicize/to make kno...
        fēndàoyángbiāo, [分道揚鑣], lit. to take different roads and urge the horses on (idiom)/fig. to part ways
        yángshēngqì, [揚聲器], speaker
        fēiyáng, [飛揚], to rise/to fly upward
        
        yángfān, [揚帆], to set sail
        fāyáng, [發揚], to develop/to make full use of
        
        zhǐgāoqìyáng, [趾高氣揚], high and mighty (idiom); arrogant
        piāoyáng, [飄揚], to wave/to flutter/to fly
        yángmíng, [揚名], to become famous/to become notorious
        fèifèiyángyáng, [沸沸揚揚], bubbling and gurgling/hubbubing/abuzz
        yángyán, [揚言], to put about (a story, plan, threat etc)/to let it be known (esp. of threat or m...
        sòngyáng, [頌揚], to eulogize/to praise
        yángqǐ, [揚起], to raise one's head/to perk up
        yángchángérqù, [揚長而去], to shake one's sleeve and leave (idiom); to turn and leave abruptly
        fāyángguāngdà, [發揚光大], to develop and promote/to carry forward/to bring to great height of development
耀         yàowǔyángwēi, [耀武揚威], to show off one's military strength (idiom); to strut around/to bluff/to bluster
        shàngyáng, [上揚], to rise (i.e. number increases)/a price rise/to raise
        chòumíngyuǎnyáng, [臭名遠揚], stinking reputation/notorious far and wide
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        dòuzhìángyáng, [鬥志昂揚], having high fighting spirit
        
        
        yōuyáng, [悠揚], melodious/mellifluous
        bāoyáng, [褒揚], to praise
        shéncǎifēiyáng, [神采飛揚], in high spirits (idiom); glowing with health and vigor
        
        
        chuányáng, [傳揚], to spread (by word of mouth)
        yángchángbìduǎn, [揚長避短], to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom)/to play to one's strengths
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        yìyángdùncuò, [抑揚頓挫], see 頓挫抑揚|顿挫抑扬[dùn cuò yì yáng]
        ángyáng, [昂揚], elated/high-spirited/uplifting (music)
        gāoyáng, [高揚], held high/elevated/uplift/soaring
        yángbiān, [揚鞭], to whip on/to raise a whip/by ext. to swagger
        
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        hóngyáng, [弘揚], to enhance/to promote/to enrich
        
        
        
        
        
        yìyáng, [抑揚], modulation (rising and falling pitch)/intonation/a cadence/to rise and fall (of ...
        
        
        fēnfēnyángyáng, [紛紛揚揚], fluttering about (of leaves etc)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        Sàiyáng, [賽揚], Celeron (an Intel chip)
        míngyángsìhǎi, [名揚四海], to become known far and wide (idiom)/famous
        
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        yángqín, [揚琴], yangqin/dulcimer (hammered string musical instrument)
        yángméi, [揚眉], to raise eyebrows
        
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        cháng/zhǎng, [長], length/long/forever/always/constantly, chief/head/elder/to grow/to develop/to in...
        zhǎngguān, [長官], senior official/senior officer/commanding officer/CL:位[wèi]/sir (term of address...
        zhǎngdà, [長大], to grow up
        duìzhǎng, [隊長], captain/team leader/CL:個|个[gè]
        chuánzhǎng, [船長], captain (of a boat)/skipper
        
        shàncháng, [擅長], to be good at/to be expert in
        shìzhǎng, [市長], mayor
        xiàozhǎng, [校長], (college, university) president/headmaster/CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi],名[míng]
        chéngzhǎng, [成長], to mature/to grow/growth
        júzhǎng, [局長], bureau chief/CL:位[wèi],個|个[gè]
        tànzhǎng, [探長], (police) detective
        jiāzhǎng, [家長], head of a household/family head/patriarch/parent or guardian of a child
        bùzhǎng, [部長], head of a (government etc) department/section chief/section head/secretary/minis...
        zhōuzhǎng, [州長], governor (of a province or colony)/US state governor/premier (Australian states)
        màncháng, [漫長], very long/endless
        chángqī, [長期], long term/long time/long range (of a forecast)
        chángjiǔ, [長久], (for a) long time
        shuōláihuàcháng, [說來話長], start explaining and it's a long story (idiom); complicated and not easy to expr...
        shēngzhǎng, [生長], to grow
        zhǎngxiàng, [長相], appearance/looks/profile/countenance
        huìzhǎng, [會長], president of a club, committee etc
        zēngzhǎng, [增長], to grow/to increase
        yuànzhǎng, [院長], chair of board/president (of a university etc)/department head/dean/CL:個|个[gè]
        jīzhǎng, [機長], captain/chief pilot
        Yáncháng/yáncháng, [延長], Yanchang county in Yan'an 延安[Yán ān], Shaanxi, to prolong/to extend/to delay
        zhuāncháng, [專長], specialty/special knowledge or ability
        qiúzhǎng, [酋長], headman (of primitive people)/tribal chief/used as translation for foreign leade...
        chánghuàduǎnshuō, [長話短說], to make a long story short (idiom)
        zhǎnglǎo, [長老], elder/term of respect for a Buddhist monk
        jiànzhǎng, [艦長], commander/captain (of a warship)
        niánzhǎng, [年長], senior
        Chángdǎo, [長島], Changdao county in Yantai 煙台|烟台[Yān tái], Shandong
        shèzhǎng, [社長], president or director (of association etc)
        chángfà, [長髮], long hair
        chángdù, [長度], length
        bānzhǎng, [班長], class monitor/squad leader/team leader/CL:個|个[gè]
        zhènzhǎng, [鎮長], town headman/mayor (of small town or village)/bailiff
        
        tècháng, [特長], personal strength/one's special ability or strong points
        chángtú, [長途], long distance
        chángpáo, [長袍], chang pao (traditional Chinese men's robe)/gown/robe/CL:件[jiàn]
        
        
        yìzhǎng, [議長], chairman (of a legislative assembly)/speaker
        cūnzhǎng, [村長], village chief/village head
        chángyuǎn, [長遠], long-term/long-range
        chángyǐ, [長椅], bench
        zhǎngchéng, [長成], to grow up
        
        shǒuzhǎng, [首長], senior official
        jiācháng, [加長], to lengthen
        guófángbùzhǎng, [國防部長], Defense secretary/Defense Minister
        zhǎngbèi, [長輩], one's elders/older generation
        zǔzhǎng, [組長], group leader
        Chángchéng, [長城], the Great Wall
        lācháng, [拉長], to lengthen/to pull sth out longer
        cānmóuzhǎng, [參謀長], chief of staff
        jiāzhǎnghuì, [家長會], parent-teacher conference/parents' association
        xiōngzhǎng, [兄長], elder brother/term of respect for a man of about the same age
        chángyè, [長夜], long dark night/fig. long period of misery and oppression
        chángshēngbùlǎo, [長生不老], immortality
鹿         chángjǐnglù, [長頸鹿], giraffe/CL:隻|只[zhī]
        Zhǎngzǐ/zhǎngzǐ, [長子], Zhangzi county in Shanxi 山西[Shān xī], eldest son
        chángchù, [長處], good aspects/strong points
        
寿         Chángshòu/chángshòu, [長壽], Changshou suburban district of Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan, long...
        
        chángdèng, [長凳], pew/bench/CL:張|张[zhāng]
        chángmián, [長眠], eternal rest (i.e. death)
        
        tuánzhǎng, [團長], regimental command/head of a delegation
        
        mìshūzhǎng, [秘書長], secretary-general
        
        tǔshēngtǔzhǎng, [土生土長], locally born and bred/indigenous/home-grown
        dǒngshìzhǎng, [董事長], chairman of the board/chairman
        rǒngcháng, [冗長], long and tedious/redundant/superfluous/supernumerary/verbose (of writing)
        sānchángliǎngduǎn, [三長兩短], unexpected misfortune/unexpected accident/sudden death
        xuézhǎng, [學長], senior or older male schoolmate
        chángmáo, [長矛], pike/lance/CL:把[bǎ],柄[bǐng]
        chángjià, [長假], long vacation/refers to one week national holiday in PRC starting 1st May and 1s...
        chángtúbáshè, [長途跋涉], long and difficult trek
        xiūcháng, [修長], slender/lanky/tall and thin
        kēzhǎng, [科長], section chief/CL:個|个[gè]
        chángdí, [長笛], (Western) concert flute
        
线         chángxiàn, [長線], long term
        chángláng, [長廊], promenade/long hallway/Long Corridor in the Summer Palace, Beijing 北京頤和園|北京颐和园[B...
        zhǎngzhě, [長者], senior/older person
        chángkù, [長褲], trousers
        chángxiù, [長袖], long sleeves/long-sleeved shirt
        
        suǒcháng/suǒzhǎng, [所長], what one is good at, head of an institute etc
        chángwà, [長襪], hose/stocking
        chángpǎo, [長跑], long-distance running
        chángcún, [長存], to exist forever
        tiānchángdìjiǔ, [天長地久], enduring while the world lasts (idiom)/eternal
        
        
        zhǎngjìn, [長進], to make progress/progress
        shēncháng, [伸長], to stretch/to extend
        chángqún, [長裙], cheong sam (long skirt)
        chángtúdiànhuà, [長途電話], long-distance call
        
        zhùzhǎng, [助長], to encourage/to foster/to foment
        zǒngzhǎng, [總長], name used for cabinet ministers between 1912-1927, superceded by 部長|部长[bù zhǎng]
        
        chùzhǎng, [處長], department head/section chief
        bōcháng, [波長], wavelength
        chángpiān, [長篇], lengthy (report or speech)
        
        
        chángqiāng, [長槍], pike/CL:支[zhī]
        liánzhǎng, [連長], company commander
        
        chánghào, [長號], trombone
        
        cìzhǎng, [次長], deputy chief
        
        chángshéfù, [長舌婦], female gossip/busybody
        Chángchūn, [長春], Changchun subprovincial city and capital of Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast Chin...
        zūnzhǎng, [尊長], one's superior/one's elders and betters
        nèizhèngbùzhǎng, [內政部長], Minister of the Interior
        chángqīyǐlái, [長期以來], ever since a long time ago
        tīngzhǎng, [廳長], head of provincial PRC government department
        zhǎngnǚ, [長女], eldest daughter
        Chángqí, [長崎], Nagasaki, Japan
        
        xìcháng, [細長], slender
        chángtúqìchē, [長途汽車], long-distance coach
        
        
        zǒngcānmóuzhǎng, [總參謀長], (military) Chief of Staff
        yángchángérqù, [揚長而去], to shake one's sleeve and leave (idiom); to turn and leave abruptly
        
        
        cōngchángjìyì, [從長計議], to take one's time making a decision (idiom)/to consider at length
        
        qūzhǎng, [區長], district chief
        zīzhǎng, [滋長], to grow (usually of abstract things)/to yield/to develop
        lǐshìzhǎng, [理事長], director general
        
        chángduǎn, [長短], length/duration/accident/right and wrong/good and bad/long and short
        
        hángzhǎng, [行長], bank president
        hǎojǐngbùcháng, [好景不長], a good thing doesn't last forever (idiom)
        chángjùlí, [長距離], long distance
        shēncháng, [身長], height (of person)/length of clothing from shoulders to bottom (tailor or dressm...
        chángtúchē, [長途車], long-distance bus/coach
        sīzhǎng, [司長], bureau chief
        
        cáizhèngbùzhǎng, [財政部長], minister of finance (e.g. of PRC)
        chángbìyuán, [長臂猿], gibbon/Hylobatidae (gibbon and lesser ape family)
        ChángJiāng, [長江], Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang
        
        
        jiàncháng, [見長], to be good at sth/one's forte
        yōucháng, [悠長], long/drawn-out/prolonged/lingering
        
        Chángshā, [長沙], Changsha prefecture level city and capital of Hunan province in south central Ch...
        
        zhànzhǎng, [站長], station master
        zhōucháng, [周長]/[週長], perimeter/circumference, variant of 周長|周长, perimeter/circumference
        
        shěnjìzhǎng, [審計長], auditor
        wěiyuánzhǎng, [委員長], head of a committee
        chángnián, [長年], all the year round
        tíngzhǎng, [庭長], presiding judge
        quáncháng, [全長], overall length/span
        
        páizhǎng, [排長], platoon leader/sergeant
        
        
        shēngzhǎngjīsù, [生長激素], growth hormone
        jiàowùzhǎng, [教務長], provost
        chángtiáo, [長條], strip
        chángfāngxíng, [長方形], rectangle
        shòucháng, [瘦長], slim
        yījìzhīcháng, [一技之長], proficiency in a particular field (idiom)/skill in a specialized area (idiom)
        
        WànlǐChángchéng, [萬里長城], the Great Wall
        
        shěngzhǎng, [省長], governor of a province
        
        chánglóng, [長龍], long queue/long line (of cars, people etc)
        
        
        xiànzhǎng, [縣長], county's head commissioner
        
        wàijiāobùzhǎng, [外交部長], minister of foreign affairs
        
        chángkōng, [長空], (literary) the vast sky/(finance) eventual downturn/poor prospects in the long t...
        xiácháng, [狹長], long and narrow
        
        
        Chángzhēng/chángzhēng, [長征], Long March (retreat of the Red Army 1934-1935), expedition/long journey
        shěnpànzhǎng, [審判長], presiding judge
        chángshēng, [長生], long life
        zhǎngxiōng, [長兄], eldest brother
        
        
        yíngzhǎng, [營長], battalion commander
        lièchēzhǎng, [列車長], conductor/train manager
        
        huīchángyán, [輝長岩], gabbro (geology)
        
        shīzhǎng, [師長], military division level commander/teacher
        qǔchángbǔduǎn, [取長補短], lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius)...
        
        zēngzhǎnglǜ, [增長率], growth rate (esp. in economics)
        shēncháng, [深長], profound (meaning, implications etc)
        Chánghǎi, [長海], Changhai county in Dalian 大連|大连[Dà lián], Liaoning
        
        
        
        chángniánlěiyuè, [長年累月], year in, year out (idiom)/(over) many years
        yángchángbìduǎn, [揚長避短], to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom)/to play to one's strengths
        
        
        Chángyě, [長野], Nagano (name)/Nagano city and prefecture in central Japan
        chángqīxìng, [長期性], long-term
        dìjiǔtiāncháng, [地久天長], enduring while the world lasts (idiom, from Laozi); eternal/for ever and ever (o...
        
        
        chángpiānxiǎoshuō, [長篇小說], long novel
        
        chángshí, [長石], stone beam/horizontal slab of stone/feldspar or felspar (geology)
        chángtàn, [長嘆], long sigh/deep sigh
        
        
        
        xìshuǐchángliú, [細水長流], lit. thin streams flow forever/fig. economy will get you a long way/to work stea...
        
        tiānchángrìjiǔ, [天長日久], after a long time (idiom)
        
        biānchángmòjí, [鞭長莫及], lit. the whip cannot reach (idiom); beyond one's influence/too far to be able to...
        
        
        
        jiǔcháng, [久長], a long time
        
        wàizhǎng, [外長], foreign minister/secretary of state/minister of foreign affairs
        yǔshìchángcí, [與世長辭], to die/to depart from the world forever
        língzhǎngmù, [靈長目], primate order (including monkeys, hominids etc)
        
        
        zhōngchángpǎo, [中長跑], middle distance race
        chángxūduǎntàn, [長吁短嘆], long moan and short gasp (idiom); continually moaning and groaning in pain
        gǔzhǎng, [股長], section chief
        chángquán, [長拳], Changquan - Northern Shaolin (北少林) - Longfist - Martial Art
        
        
        chángwù, [長物], surplus/up to scratch
        Chángbái, [長白], Changbai Korean autonomous county in Baishan 白山, Jilin
        
        
        Chánglè, [長樂], Changle county level city in Fuzhou 福州[Fú zhōu], Fujian/Princess Changle of West...
        
        zhǎngshì, [長勢], how well a crop (or plant) is growing/growth
        Chángān, [長安], Chang'an (ancient name of Xi'an 西安[Xī ān]) capital of China during Tang Dynasty ...
        
        
        yīwúsuǒcháng, [一無所長], not having any special skill/without any qualifications
        
        
        
        chángshān, [長衫], long gown/cheongsam/traditional Asian dress for men or (in Hong Kong) women's qi...
        chángdá, [長達], to extend as long as/to lengthen out to
        
        
        chǎngzhǎng, [廠長], factory director
        
        shuōchángdàoduǎn, [說長道短], lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        Zhǎngsūn/zhǎngsūn, [長孫], two-character surname Zhangsun, eldest grandson/the eldest son of one's eldest s...
        
        jiāzhǎngzhì, [家長制], patriarchal system
        biāncháng, [邊長], length (of a side, geom.)
        
        bǎocháng/bǎozhǎng, [保長], (math.) distance-preserving/isometric, head of a bao in the Bao-Jia system 保甲制度[...
        
        
        
        
        cáizhǎng, [財長], treasurer/head of finances/minister of finance
        tǐcháng, [體長], body length
        
        chángxiào, [長效], to be effective over an extended period
        Chángqīng, [長清], Changqing district of Ji'nan city 濟南市|济南市[Jǐ nán shì], Shandong
        
        chángyá, [長牙], tusk
        
        
        
        
        
        zhǎngde, [長得], to look (pretty, the same etc)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        chángshī, [長詩], long poem
        
        chángzhìjiǔān, [長治久安], long-term peace and stability (of governments)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        bìmiǎn, to avert/to prevent/to avoid/to refrain from
        táobì, to escape/to evade/to avoid/to shirk
        duǒbì, to hide/to evade/to dodge/to take shelter/to avoid (difficulties)
        bìkāi, [避開], to avoid/to evade/to keep away from
        huíbì, [迴避], variant of 迴避|回避[huí bì], to shun/to avoid (sb)/to skirt/to evade (an issue)/to ...
        bì, to avoid/to shun/to flee/to escape/to keep away from/to leave/to hide from
        bìyùntào, condom
        bìnànsuǒ, [避難所], refuge/asylum
        bùkěbìmiǎn, unavoidably
        bìnàn, [避難], refuge/to take refuge/to seek asylum (political etc)
        bìyùnyào, [避孕藥], oral contraceptive
        bìyùn, contraception
        bìshǔ, to be away for the summer holidays/to spend a holiday at a summer resort/to prev...
        bìfēng, [避風], to take shelter from the wind/to lie low/to stay out of trouble
        bìfēnggǎng, [避風港], haven/refuge/harbor/CL:座[zuò],個|个[gè]
        guībì, [規避], to evade/to dodge
        
        bìléizhēn, [避雷針], lightning rod
        bìhuì/bìhui, [避諱], taboo against using the personal names of emperors or one's elders, to avoid usi...
退         tuìbìsānshè, [退避三捨], lit. to retreat three day's march (idiom); fig. to give way in the face of super...
        shǎnbì, [閃避], to dodge/to sidestep
        bìxié, to avoid evil spirits
        bìxiǎn, [避險], to escape danger/an evacuation
退         tuìbì, to withdraw
        bìzhòngjiùqīng, [避重就輕], to avoid the important and dwell on the trivial/to keep silent about major charg...
        yángchángbìduǎn, [揚長避短], to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom)/to play to one's strengths
        bìràng, [避讓], to avoid/to yield (in traffic)/to get out of the way
        bìxián, to avoid arousing suspicion
        
        
        

        duǎn, short/brief/to lack/weak point/fault
        duǎnzàn, [短暫], of short duration/brief/momentary
        duǎnkù, [短褲], short pants/shorts
        jiǎnduǎn, [簡短], brief/short-duration
        chánghuàduǎnshuō, [長話短說], to make a long story short (idiom)
        duǎnqī, short term/short-term
        duǎnpiàn, short film/video clip
        duǎnlù, short circuit
        
        suōduǎn, [縮短], to curtail/to cut down
        
        
        duǎnquē, shortage
        
        
        sānchángliǎngduǎn, [三長兩短], unexpected misfortune/unexpected accident/sudden death
        duǎnyǔ, [短語], phrase/clause (grammar)
        
        duǎnmìng, to die young/short-lived
        duǎnpiānxiǎoshuō, [短篇小說], narrative/short story
        duǎnxiù, short sleeves/short-sleeved shirt
        
        duǎnbō, short-wave (radio)
        
        mùguāngduǎnqiǎn, [目光短淺], to be shortsighted
        duǎnwà, [短襪], sock
        duǎnchéng, short range
        duǎncù, short in time/fleeting/brief/gasping (breath)/curt (tone of voice)
        
        duǎnpǎo, sprint (race)
        duǎnjùlí, [短距離], short distance/a stone's throw away
        
        duǎnjiàn, [短劍], dagger
        duǎnchù, [短處], shortcoming/defect/fault/one's weak points
        
        chángduǎn, [長短], length/duration/accident/right and wrong/good and bad/long and short
        
        
        chāoduǎnqún, miniskirt
        duǎnxùn, [短訊], SMS/text message
        duǎnshì, [短視], to lack foresight
        hùduǎn, [護短], to shield (one's shortcoming)/to cover up (errors)
        duǎnbīngxiāngjiē, lit. short-weaponed soldiery fight one another (idiom); fierce hand-to-hand infa...
        chāoduǎnbō, ultra short wave (radio)/UHF
        duǎnxiǎojīnghàn, small but robust (idiom); concise and forceful
        duǎnqiǎn, [短淺], narrow and shallow
        xúnduǎnjiàn, [尋短見], to commit suicide
        qǔchángbǔduǎn, [取長補短], lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius)...
        
        duǎngōng, temporary job/odd job/seasonal worker
        
        duǎnyī, short garment/short jacket
        
        yángchángbìduǎn, [揚長避短], to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom)/to play to one's strengths
        
        
        duǎncū, stocky (short and robust)
        
        
        
        duǎnjù, clause
        chángxūduǎntàn, [長吁短嘆], long moan and short gasp (idiom); continually moaning and groaning in pain
        
        
        shuōchángdàoduǎn, [說長道短], lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
        
        duǎnjiàn, [短見], short-sighted/suicide
        
        

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