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[民以食為天] mínyǐshíwéitiān Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need.
Food first, ethical niceties second

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        rénmín, the people/CL:個|个[gè]
        gōngmín, citizen
        Mín/mín, surname Min, the people/nationality/citizen
        yímín, to immigrate/to migrate/emigrant/immigrant
        jūmín, resident/inhabitant
        píngmín, ordinary people/commoner/civilian
        shìmín, city resident
        mínzhǔ, democracy
        mínzhòng, [民眾], populace/masses/the people
        mínzú, nationality/ethnic group/CL:個|个[gè]
        nóngmín, [農民], peasant/farmer/CL:個|个[gè]
        guómín, [國民], national
        Mínzhǔdǎng, [民主黨], Democratic Party
        nànmín, [難民], refugee
        xuǎnmín, [選民], voter/constituency/electorate
        mínshì, civil case/agricultural affairs/civil
        cūnmín, villager
        yímínjú, immigration office
        zhímíndì, colony
        mínyáo, [民謠], ballad
        pínmínkū, [貧民窟], slum housing
        pínmínqū, [貧民區], slum area/ghetto
        mínjiān, [民間], among the people/popular/folk/non-governmental/involving people rather than gove...
        zǐmín, people
        mínbīng, people's militia/militia
        zhímín, colony/colonial
        mínzhái, house/people's homes
        Mínquán/mínquán, [民權], Minquan county in Shangqiu 商丘[Shāng qiū], Henan, civil liberties
        quánmín, entire population (of a country)
        nànmínyíng, [難民營], refugee camp
        pínmín, [貧民], poor people
        yóumín, [遊民], vagrant/vagabond
        mínyì, public opinion/popular will/public will
        mínyòng, (for) civilian use
        gōngmínquán, [公民權], civil rights/citizenship rights
        chénmín, subject (of a kingdom, ruler etc)
        shǎoshùmínzú, [少數民族], national minority/ethnic group
        
        míngē, folk song/CL:支[zhī],首[shǒu]
        jūmínqū, [居民區], living area/ghetto
        yúmín, [漁民], fisherman/fisher folk
        Mínguó, [民國], Republic of China (1912-1949)/used instead of reign name by the nationalist gove...
        jiànmín, [賤民], social stratum below the level of ordinary people/untouchable/dalit (India caste...
        mínyìcèyàn, [民意測驗], opinion poll
        mínxuǎn, [民選], democratically elected
        mínshēng, people's livelihood/people's welfare
        míngōng, migrant worker/temporary worker enlisted on a public project
        guótàimínān, [國泰民安], the country prospers, the people at peace (idiom); peace and prosperity
        mínjiānwǔ, [民間舞], folk dance
        
        mínzhǔzhǔyì, [民主主義], democracy
        
        
        mínháng, civil aviation
        
        liángmín, good people/ordinary people (i.e. not the lowest class)
        yānmín, [煙民], smokers
        bàomín, a mob of people
        mínxīn, popular sentiment
        
        mínzúzhǔyì, [民族主義], nationalism/national self-determination/principle of nationalism, the first of D...
        
        
        
        
        
        mínsú, popular custom
        mùmín, herdsman
        
        
        
        wànmín, [萬民], all the people
        chuánmín, people who live and make a living on boats
        
        
        mínjū, houses/homes
        
        
        rénmínbì, [人民幣], Renminbi (RMB)/Chinese Yuan (CNY)
        mínfǎ, civil law
        
        
        mínqíng, circumstances of the people/popular sentiment/the mood of the people/popular cus...
        
        ZhōnghuáRénmínGònghéguó, [中華人民共和國], The People's Republic of China
        mínzúyīngxióng, national hero
        jǐngmín, the police and the community
        
        cǎimín, lottery player
        mínfáng, private house
        
        
        
        
        qiáomín, [僑民], expatriates
        ZìyóuMínzhǔdǎng, [自由民主黨], Liberal Democratic Party
        gǔmín, the investors/a shareholder
        
        
        zhímínzhǔyì, [殖民主義], colonialism
        
        zāimín, [災民], victim (of a disaster)
        Guómíndǎng, [國民黨], Guomindang or Kuomintang (KMT)/Nationalist Party
        
        shùmín, the multitude of common people (in highbrow literature)/plebeian
        
        mínjǐng, civil police/PRC police/abbr. for 人民警察
        
        mínbùliáoshēng, The people have no way to make a living (idiom, from Record of the Grand Histori...
        
        jūnmín, [軍民], army-civilian/military-masses/military-civilian
        Mínyuè/mínyuè, [民樂], Minyue county in Zhangye 張掖|张掖[Zhāng yè], Gansu, folk music, esp. for traditiona...
        
        mínzhǔhuà, to convert to democracy/democratic transformation
        mínfēng, [民風], popular customs/folkways
        
        
        
        mínyǐshíwéitiān, [民以食為天], Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need./Fo...
        xiǎomín, ordinary people/commoner/civilian
        
        
        
        
        
        liúmín, refugee
        
        mínyíng, [民營], privately run (i.e. by a company, not the state)
        
        
        xiāngmín, [鄉民], village people
        
        mínyínghuà, [民營化], privatization
        
        yúmín, ignorant masses/to keep the people in ignorance
        
        
        
        
        
        rénmíndǎng, [人民黨], People's party (of various countries)
        
        
        mínzhīmíngāo, lit. the fat and wealth of the people (idiom); the nation's hard-won wealth (esp...
        
        ZhōnghuáMínguó, [中華民國], Republic of China
        mínyàn, [民諺], folk saying/proverb
        ZhōngguóRénmínJiěfàngjūn, [中國人民解放軍], Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)
        nóngmínqǐyì, [農民起義], peasant revolt
        jūmíndiǎn, [居民點], residential area
        
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        rénmíngōngshè, people's commune
        
        mínjiānyìshù, [民間藝術], folk art
        
        
        límín, the common people/the great unwashed
        
        
        wǎngmín, [網民], web user/netizen
        nóngmíngōng, [農民工], migrant workers
        àimínrúzǐ, [愛民如子], to love the common people as one's own children (praise for a virtuous ruler)
        mínnǚ, woman from an ordinary family
        
        
        rénmínfǎyuàn, people's court (of law)/people's tribunal
        
        MínMéng, China Democratic League (political party)/abbr. for 中國民主同盟|中国民主同盟
        
        sānmínzhǔyì, [三民主義], Dr Sun Yat-sen's 孫中山|孙中山 Three principles of the people (late 1890s)
        
        Gāngguǒmínzhǔgònghéguó, [剛果民主共和國], Democratic Republic of Congo
        mínzhǔgémìng, democratic revolution/bourgeois revolution (in Marx-Leninist theory, a prelude t...
        
        
        mínsúxué, [民俗學], folklore
        
        rénmínjǐngchá, civil police/PRC police
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        míntíng, civil court
        
        
        
        
        mínyuàn, popular grievance/complaints of the people
        
        
        
        shùnmín, [順民], docile subject (of new dynasty)/toady
        
        
        
        

        kěyǐ, can/may/possible/able to
        suǒyǐ, therefore/as a result/so/the reason why
        yǐwéi, [以為], to believe/to think/to consider/to be under the impression
        yǐ/Yǐ, [㕥]/[㠯], old variant of 以[yǐ], old variant of 以[yǐ], abbr. for Israel 以色列[Yǐ sè liè], to ...
        yǐqián, before/formerly/previous/ago
        yǐhòu, [以後], after/later/afterwards/following/later on/in the future
        yǐjí, as well as/too/and
        nányǐzhìxìn, [難以置信], hard to believe/incredible
        yǐlái, [以來], since (a previous event)
        nányǐ, [難以], hard to (predict, imagine etc)
        yǐwài, apart from/other than/except for/external/outside of/on the other side of/beyond
        yǐxià, that level or lower/that amount or less/the following
        zhīsuǒyǐ, the reason why
        zúyǐ, sufficient to.../so much so that/so that
        yǐshàng, that level or higher/that amount or more/the above-mentioned
        yǒushǐyǐlái, [有史以來], since the beginning of history
        yǐfángwànyī, [以防萬一], to guard against the unexpected (idiom); just in case/prepared for any eventuali...
        Yǐsèliè, Israel
便         yǐbiàn, so that/so as to/in order to
        yǐwǎng, in the past/formerly
        quánlìyǐfù, to do at all costs/to make an all-out effort
        yǐzhìyú, [以至於], down to/up to/to the extent that...
        zìyǐwéishì, [自以為是], to believe oneself infallible (idiom)/to be opinionated
        
        déyǐ, able to/so that sb can/enabling/in order to/finally in a position to/with sth in...
        yǐmiǎn, in order to avoid/so as not to
        mèngmèiyǐqiú, [夢寐以求], to yearn for sth even in one's dreams (idiom)/to long for sth day and night
        yǐcǐ, with this/thereby/thus/because of this
        yǐnèi, [以內], within/less than
        shìmùyǐdài, lit. to wipe one's eyes and wait (idiom); to wait and see
        shéngzhīyǐfǎ, [繩之以法], to punish according to the law/to bring to justice
        jiāyǐ, in addition/moreover/(used before a disyllabic verb to indicate that the action ...
        yǐyáhuányá, [以牙還牙], a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
        nányǐrěnshòu, [難以忍受], hard to endure/unbearable
        
        yǐzhì, to such an extent as to/down to/up to
        zhìyǐ, to express/to present/to extend/to tender (greetings, thanks etc)
        shùyǐqiānjì, [數以千計], thousands (of sth)
齿         nányǐqǐchǐ, [難以啟齒], to be too embarrassed to mention sth (idiom)/to find it hard to speak about sth
        zuòyǐdàibì, [坐以待斃], to sit and wait for death (idiom); resigned to one's fate
        yǒushēngyǐlái, [有生以來], since birth/for one's whole life
        yǐfáng, (so as) to avoid/to prevent/(just) in case
        rúyuànyǐcháng, [如願以償], to have one's wish fulfilled
        yǔyǐ, to give/to impose/to apply
        
        
        xíyǐwéicháng, [習以為常], accustomed to/used to
西         yǐxī, to the west of (suffix)
        
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        yèyǐjìrì, [夜以繼日], night and day (idiom); continuous strenuous effort
        
        
        yòngyǐ, in order to/so as to
        yǐnán, to the south of (suffix)
        
        héyǐ, whence
        yǐzhì, down to/up to/to such an extent as to ... (also written 以至於|以至于[yǐ zhì yú])
        yǐběi, to the north of (suffix)
        
        shùyǐbǎijì, [數以百計], hundreds of
        làiyǐ, [賴以], to rely on/to depend on
        diàoyǐqīngxīn, [掉以輕心], treat sth lightly/to lower one's guard
        
        chúyǐ, divided by
        yǐnyǐwéiróng, [引以為榮], to regard it as an honor (idiom)
        shìyǐ, therefore/thus/so
        
        yǐdōng, [以東], to the east of (suffix)
        shùyǐwànjì, [數以萬計], tens of thousands/numerous
        
        yǐshēnzuòzé, [以身作則], to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
        chángqīyǐlái, [長期以來], ever since a long time ago
        
        bùyǐwéirán, [不以為然], not to accept as correct (idiom); to object/to disapprove/to take exception to
        
        wànghūsuǒyǐ, to get carried away/to forget oneself
        
        yǐdúgōngdú, to cure ills with poison (TCM)/to fight evil with evil/set a thief to catch a th...
        chīzhīyǐbí, to snort disdainfully/to scoff at/to turn up one's nose
        
        zìgǔyǐlái, [自古以來], since ancient times
        
        wúyányǐduì, [無言以對], to be left speechless/unable to respond
        chízhīyǐhéng, [持之以恆], to pursue unremittingly (idiom); to persevere
        xiāngrúyǐmò, to moisten with spittle (idiom); sharing meager resources/mutual help in humble ...
        xuéyǐzhìyòng, [學以致用], to study sth to apply it/study for practical applications
        suǒyǐrán, the reason why
        
        qiáoshǒuyǐdài, [翹首以待], to hold one's breath (in anticipation) (idiom)/to anxiously await
        
        yǐqī, in order to/hoping to/attempting to/waiting for
        
        bàoyǐ, [報以], to give in return
        yǐjǐngxiàoyóu, in order to warn against following bad examples (idiom)/as a warning to others
        
        Yǐsèlièrén, Israelite/Israeli
亿         shùyǐyìjì, [數以億計], countless/innumerable
        gěiyǐ, [給以], to give/to grant
        
        yǐcǐlèituī, [以此類推], and so on/in a similar fashion
        
        yǐjūn, [以軍], Israeli soldiers
        yǐróukègāng, [以柔克剛], to use softness to conquer strength (idiom)
        yǐéchuáné, [以訛傳訛], to spread falsehoods/to increasingly distort the truth/to pile errors on top of ...
        
        
        
        mínyǐshíwéitiān, [民以食為天], Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need./Fo...
        yǐfúsuǒ, Ephesis
        
        
        shòurényǐbǐng, to hand someone the swordhilt (idiom)/to give someone a hold on oneself
        
        
        fǔyǐ, [輔以], supplemented by/accompanied by/with
        yǐquánmóusī, [以權謀私], to use one's position for personal gain (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        yǐyìdàiláo, [以逸待勞], to wait at one's ease for the exhausted enemy/to nurture one's strength and bide...
        
        
        liáoyǐzìwèi, just to console oneself (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        kuānyǐdàirén, [寬以待人], to be lenient with others (idiom)
        

        shíwù, food/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        shí/sì, to eat/food/animal feed/eclipse, to feed
        shípǐn, foodstuff/food/provisions/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        yǐnshí, [飲食], food and drink/diet
        měishí, culinary delicacy/fine food/gourmet food
        língshí, between-meal nibbles/snacks
        jìnshí, [進食], to take a meal/to eat
        sùshí, vegetables/vegetarian food
        xīshí, to suck/to take in
        liángshi, [糧食], foodstuff/cereals/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        jiéshí, [節食], to save food/to go on a diet
        shípǔ, [食譜], cookbook/recipe/diet/CL:份[fèn],個|个[gè]
        shítáng, dining hall/CL:個|个[gè],間|间[jiān]
        shíyán, lit. to eat one's words/to break a promise/to go back on one's word/to renege/un...
        shúshí, cooked food/prepared food/deli food
        shíwùzhòngdú, food poisoning
        shíyòng, food product/to use as food/edible
        shíyù, [食慾], appetite
        tiánshí, dessert/sweet
        shízhǐ, forefinger/mouths to feed
        huǒshí, food/meals
        zìshíqíguǒ, to eat one's own fruit (idiom); fig. suffering the consequences of one's own act...
        shíwùliàn, [食物鏈], food chain
        yànshízhèng, [厭食症], anorexia
        sùshízhě, vegetarian
        bǔshí, to prey on/to catch and feed on/to hunt for food
        ròushí, carnivorous
        shídào, esophagus/the proper way to eat/food transportation route
        juéshí, [絕食], to go on a hunger strike
        mìshí, [覓食], to forage/to hunt for food/to scavenge/fig. to make a living
        zìshíqílì, lit. to eat off one's own strength (idiom)/fig. to stand on one's own feet/to ea...
        yīshí, clothes and food
        tūnshí, to devour
        cánshí, [蠶食], to nibble away at (as silkworm consume leaves)/fig. to embezzle progressively
        
        jìnshí, fast (not eat)
        shànshí, meal
宿         shísù, board and lodging/room and board
        rìshí, solar eclipse
        ruòròuqiángshí, [弱肉強食], lit. the weak are prey to the strong (idiom); fig. predatory behavior/the law of...
        měishíjiā, gourmet
        shíkè, diner (in a restaurant etc)/hanger-on/sponger
        yuèshí, lunar eclipse/eclipse of the moon
        qǐnshínánān, [寢食難安], lit. cannot rest or eat in peace (idiom)/fig. extremely worried and troubled
        shíguǎn, esophagus
        
        huǒshífèi, [伙食費], food expenses/board expenses/meals (cost)
        
        tiāoshí, to be picky about food
        yīshífùmǔ, the people one depends upon for one's livelihood/one's bread and butter
        shícǎodòngwù, [食草動物], herbivore
        fēngyīzúshí, [豐衣足食], having ample food and clothing (idiom); well fed and clothed
        miànshí, [麵食], food made from wheat flour, such as noodles, dumplings, buns etc
        shíliáng, [食糧], food cereals
        yànshí, [厭食], anorexia
        
        fèiqǐnwàngshí, [廢寢忘食], to neglect sleep and forget about food (idiom)/to skip one's sleep and meals/to ...
        shíliàng, quantity of food
        yīshízhùxíng, clothing, food, housing and transport (idiom); people's basic needs
        xiāoshí, digestion
        shíyǐshòu, [食蟻獸], ant-eater (several different species)
        shíyán, [食鹽], edible salt
        
        zhǔshí, main food/staple (rice and noodles)
        fùshípǐn, non-staple foods
        
        
        
        
        shèshí, [攝食], to consume
        shíbùguǒfù, lit. food not filling the stomach (idiom)/fig. poverty-stricken
        
        shígǔbùhuà, to swallow ancient learning without digesting it (idiom)/to be pedantic without ...
        
        
        
        
        
        qǐshí, to beg for food
        
        sùshídiàn, fast food shop
        
        
        mínyǐshíwéitiān, [民以食為天], Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need./Fo...
        
        shíyánérféi, lit. to grow fat eating one's words (idiom)/fig. not to live up to one's promise...
        shíliáo, [食療], food therapy/treatment via food (TCM)
        
        jiéyīsuōshí, [節衣縮食], to save on food and clothing (idiom); to live frugally
        
        shíhuǒjī, [食火雞], cassowary (genus Casuarius), large flightless bird native to northeastern Austra...
        rìquánshí, total eclipse of the sun
        quēyīshǎoshí, short of food and clothing/destitute
        yīnyēfèishí, [因噎廢食], lit. not eating for fear of choking (idiom); fig. to cut off one's nose to spite...
        fànshí, [飯食], food
        
        záshí, [雜食], omnivorous (zoolog.)/snacks/a varied diet
        
        
        
        
        yuèquánshí, total lunar eclipse
        
        yuèpiānshí, partial eclipse of the moon
        fùshí, non-staple food/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        
        
        
        shícáo, manger
        
        piānshí, partial to (some kinds of food, usu. unhealthy)/having likes and dislikes/partia...
        

        yīnwèi, [因為], because/owing to/on account of
        wèishénme, [為什麼], why?/for what reason?
        wéi/wèi, [為]/[爲], as (in the capacity of)/to take sth as/to act as/to serve as/to behave as/to bec...
        rènwéi, [認為], to believe/to think/to consider/to feel
        wèile, [為了], in order to/for the purpose of/so as to
        yǐwéi, [以為], to believe/to think/to consider/to be under the impression
        chéngwéi, [成為], to become/to turn into
        zuòwéi, [作為], one's conduct/deed/activity/accomplishment/achievement/to act as/as (in the capa...
        xíngwéi, [行為], action/conduct/behavior/activity
        wèihé, [為何], why
        wéizhǐ, [為止], until
        chēngwéi, [稱為], called/to call sth (by a name)/to name
        dàocǐwéizhǐ, [到此為止], to stop at this point/to end here/to call it a day
        wèicǐ, [為此], for this reason/with regards to this/in this respect/in order to do this/to this...
        suǒzuòsuǒwéi, [所作所為], one's conduct and deeds
        wúnéngwéilì, [無能為力], impotent (idiom)/powerless/helpless
        chēngzhīwéi, [稱之為], to call it.../known as...
        wéinán, [為難], to feel embarrassed or awkward/to make things difficult (for someone)/to find th...
        zìyǐwéishì, [自以為是], to believe oneself infallible (idiom)/to be opinionated
        xìngxíngwéi, [性行為], sexual behavior
        gèngwéi, [更為], even more
        jìnlìérwéi, [盡力而為], to try one's utmost/to strive
        zuìwéi, [最為], the most
        shìwéi, [視為], to view as/to see as/to consider to be/to deem
        wéishēng, [為生], to make a living
        wéirén/wèirén, [為人], to behave/to conduct oneself/personal character/to be endearing/to have a way wi...
        wéisuǒyùwéi, [為所欲為], to do whatever one pleases
        qìjīnwéizhǐ, [迄今為止], so far/up to now/still (not)
        nánwéiqíng, [難為情], embarrassed
        jíwéi, [極為], extremely/exceedingly
        
        shēnwéi, [身為], in the capacity of/as
        biànwéi, [變為], to change into
        lièwéi, [列為], to be classified as
        bùwéirénzhī, [不為人知], not known to anyone/secret/unknown
        rénwéi, [人為], artificial/man-made/having human cause or origin/human attempt or effort
        fēnwéi, [分為], to divide sth into (parts)/to subdivide
        
        wéishíyǐwǎn, [為時已晚], already too late
        pōwéi, [頗為], rather/quite
        xiàbùwéilì, [下不為例], not to be repeated/not to be taken as a precedent/just this once
        wéizhǔ, [為主], to rely mainly on/to attach most importance to
        wéiwǔ, [為伍], to associate with/to keep company with
        yíwéipíngdì, [夷為平地], to level/to raze to the ground
        xíyǐwéicháng, [習以為常], accustomed to/used to
        míngwéi, [名為], to be called/to be known as
        róngwéiyītǐ, [融為一體], to fuse together (idiom)/hypostatic union (religion)
        wéishíguòzǎo, [為時過早], premature/too soon
        
        hùnwéiyītán, [混為一談], to confuse one thing with another (idiom); to muddle
        dàwéi, [大為], very/greatly
        
        wéiqī, [為期], (to be done) by (a certain date)/lasting (a certain time)
        jùwéijǐyǒu, [據為己有], to take for one's own/to expropriate
        tànwéiguānzhǐ, [嘆為觀止], to gasp in amazement/to acclaim as the peak of perfection
        
        
        lúnwéi, [淪為], to sink down to/to be reduced to
        wéizhòng, [為重], to attach most importance to
        
        xiānxiàshǒuwéiqiáng, [先下手為強], strike first and gain the upper hand (idiom, martial arts term); Making the firs...
        bùzúwéiqí, [不足為奇], not at all surprising (idiom)
        xiāngyīwéimìng, [相依為命], mutually dependent for life (idiom); to rely upon one another for survival/inter...
        
        rénmǎnwéihuàn, [人滿為患], packed with people/overcrowded/overpopulation
        yǎnjiànwéishí, [眼見為實], seeing is believing
        píngwéi, [評為], to elect as/to choose as/to consider as
        
        
        húzuòfēiwéi, [胡作非為], to run amok (idiom); to commit outrages
        
        
        xiānrùwéizhǔ, [先入為主], lit. first impression is strongest
        huàwéiwūyǒu, [化為烏有], to go up in smoke/to vanish
        yóuwéi, [尤為], especially
        héérwéiyī, [合而為一], to merge together (idiom); to unify disparate elements into one whole
        jiàowéi, [較為], comparatively/relatively/fairly
        wéishǒu, [為首], head/be headed by
        zhùrénwéilè, [助人為樂], pleasure from helping others (idiom)
        yǐnyǐwéiróng, [引以為榮], to regard it as an honor (idiom)
        huàxiǎnwéiyí, [化險為夷], to turn peril into safety (idiom); to avert disaster
        wúsuǒzuòwéi, [無所作為], attempting nothing and accomplishing nothing (idiom); without any initiative or ...
        fǎnbàiwéishèng, [反敗為勝], to turn defeat into victory (idiom); to turn the tide
        niánqīngyǒuwéi, [年輕有為], young and promising
        jiànyìyǒngwéi, [見義勇為], to see what is right and act courageously (idiom, from Analects); to stand up br...
        xiǎnwéirénzhī, [鮮為人知], rarely known to anyone (idiom); almost unknown/secret to all but a few
        bùwéisuǒdòng, [不為所動], to remain unmoved
        bùyǐwéirán, [不以為然], not to accept as correct (idiom); to object/to disapprove/to take exception to
        lángbèiwéijiān, [狼狽為奸], villains collude together (idiom); to work hand in glove with sb (to nefarious e...
        
        
        wéifēizuòdǎi, [為非作歹], to break the law and commit crimes (idiom); malefactor/evil-doer/to perpetrate o...
        gǎiwéi, [改為], to change into
        yǔrénwéishàn, [與人為善], to be of service to others/to help others/benevolent
        yùwéi, [譽為], to acclaim as
        dàyǒukěwéi, [大有可為], with great prospects for the future (idiom); well worth doing
        bùdéyǐérwéizhī, [不得已而為之], to have no other choice/to be the last resort
        
        bùshīwéi, [不失為], can still be considered (to be...)/may after all be accepted as
        hélèérbùwéi, [何樂而不為], What can you have against it? (idiom)/We should do this./Go for it!
        zhuǎnwēiwéiān, [轉危為安], to turn peril into safety (idiom); to avert a danger (esp. political or medical)
        dàyǒuzuòwéi, [大有作為], the prospects are very good/sth well worth doing
        wúsuǒbùwéi, [無所不為], not stopping at anything/all manner of evil
        yītǔwéikuài, [一吐為快], to get sth off one's chest
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        dǎndàwàngwéi, [膽大妄為], daring/presumptuous/daredevil
        wéishí, [為時], timewise/pertaining to time
        xiāndǔwéikuài, [先睹為快], joy of first experience (idiom)/the pleasure of reading sth for the first time
        
        
        zìyìwàngwéi, [恣意妄為], to behave unscrupulously
        shějǐwèirén, [捨己為人], to abandon self for others (idiom, from Analects); to sacrifice one's own intere...
        
        wèizhe, [為著], in order to/because of/for the sake of
        
        
        zhùZhòuwéinüè, [助紂為虐], lit. helping tyrant Zhou 商紂王|商纣王[Shāng Zhòu wáng] in his oppression (idiom)/fig....
        
        
        shàxuèwéiméng, [歃血為盟], to smear the lips with blood when taking an oath (idiom)/to swear a sacred oath
        
        
        nánwei, [難為], to bother/to press sb, usu. to do sth/it's a tough job/sorry to bother you (poli...
        wéirénshībiǎo, [為人師表], to serve as a model (idiom); a paragon
        shìzàirénwéi, [事在人為], the matter depends on the individual (idiom); it is a matter for your own effort...
        
        
        tèwèi, [特為], for a specific purpose/specially
        yǒuwéi, [有為], promising/to show promise
        huàzhěngwéilíng, [化整為零], to break up the whole into pieces (idiom); dealing with things one by one/divide...
        
        
        
        
        
        mínyǐshíwéitiān, [民以食為天], Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need./Fo...
        
        wèihǔzuòchāng, [為虎作倀], to act as accomplice to the tiger/to help a villain do evil (idiom)
        
        wéizhǔn, [為準], to serve as the norm/...shall prevail (as standard for rules, regulations, price...
        
        
        
        
        bùbùwéiyíng, [步步為營], to advance gradually and entrench oneself at every step/to consolidate at every ...
        
        
        
        
        
        huàdìwéiláo, [畫地為牢], lit. to be confined within a circle drawn on the ground (idiom)/fig. to confine ...
        gǎnwéirénxiān, [敢為人先], to dare to be first/to pioneer (idiom)
        
        
        
        wéifùbùrén, [為富不仁], the benevolent man cannot be rich (idiom, from Mencius). It is easier for a came...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        bīliángwéichāng, [逼良為娼], to force an honest girl into prostitution (idiom)/to debauch

        tiān, day/sky/heaven
        jīntiān, today/at the present/now
        míngtiān, tomorrow
        zuótiān, yesterday
        měitiān, every day/everyday
        nàtiān, that day/the other day
        lǎotiān, God/Heavens
使         tiānshǐ, angel
        tiāntáng, paradise/heaven
        tiānqì, [天氣], weather
        liáotiān, to chat/to gossip
        tiānfù, [天賦], gift/innate skill
        zhěngtiān, all day long/whole day
        xiàtiān, summer/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiāncái, talent/gift/genius/talented/gifted
        xiètiānxièdì, [謝天謝地], Thank heavens!/Thank goodness that's worked out so well!
        
        tiānshēng, nature/disposition/innate/natural
        tiānkōng, sky
        báitiān, daytime/during the day/day/CL:個|个[gè]
        lǎotiānyé, [老天爺], God/Heavens
        Xīngqītiān, Sunday/CL:個|个[gè]
        chūntiān, spring (season)/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiānshàng, celestial/heavenly
        dōngtiān, winter/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiānzhēn, naive/innocent/artless
        tiāntiān, every day
        tiānxià, land under heaven/the whole world/the whole of China/realm/rule
        dàngtiān, [當天], that day/the same day
        qiūtiān, autumn/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiānhuābǎn, ceiling
        tiānfèn, natural gift/talent
        Tiānzhǔjiào, Catholicism
        gǎitiān, another day/some other time/to find another day (for appointment etc)/to take a ...
        chéngtiān, (coll.) all day long/all the time
        tiānliàng, dawn/daybreak
        tiānxìng, nature/innate tendency
        Tiānzhǔjiàotú, Catholic/follower of Catholicism
        tiānrán, natural
线         tiānxiàn, [天線], antenna/mast/connection with high-ranking officials
        zhètiān, [這天], today/this day
        
        shàngtiān, Heaven/Providence/God/the day before/the sky above/to fly to the sky/to take off...
        tiāndì, heaven and earth/world/scope/field of activity
        lùtiān, outdoors/al fresco/in the open
        
        bàntiān, half of the day/a long time/quite a while/CL:個|个[gè]
        tiānzǐ, the (rightful) emperor/"Son of Heaven" (traditional English translation)
        qiántiān, the day before yesterday
        yītiāndàowǎn, all day long/the whole day
        cóngtiānérjiàng, [從天而降], lit. to drop from the sky (idiom)/fig. to appear unexpectedly/to arise abruptly/...
        tiāné, [天鵝], swan
        Tiānzhǔ, God (in Catholicism)/abbr. for 天主教[Tiān zhǔ jiào], Catholicism
        hòutiān, [後天], the day after tomorrow/post-natal/acquired (not innate)/a posteriori
        Tiānlángxīng, Sirius, a double star in constellation Canis Major 大犬座
        tiānguó, [天國], Kingdom of Heaven
        tiānxiǎode, [天曉得], Heaven knows!
        guāngtiānhuàrì, the full light of day (idiom)/fig. peace and prosperity/in broad daylight
        Tiānhuáng, Emperor of Japan/Tennō/Mikado
        dàbáitiān, broad daylight
        
        quántiānhòu, all-weather
        lántiān, [藍天], blue sky
        hángtiān, space flight
        tiānchuāng, hatchway/skylight/sun roof
        Tiānqiáo/tiānqiáo, [天橋], Tianqiao district of Ji'nan city 濟南市|济南市[Jǐ nán shì], Shandong/Tianqiao district...
        tiānránqì, [天然氣], natural gas
        tiānwénguǎn, [天文館], planetarium
        Lǐbàitiān, [禮拜天], Sunday
        tiāntǐ, [天體], celestial body/nude body
        
        tiānéróng, [天鵝絨], velvet/swan's down
        tiānyì, providence/the Will of Heaven
        tiānfāndìfù, sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom); fig. complete confusion/everythin...
        yìxiǎngtiānkāi, [異想天開], to imagine the wildest thing/to indulge in fantasy
        
        chōngtiān, [沖天], to soar/to rocket
        Tiānwángxīng, Uranus (planet)
        tiāndà, gargantuan/as big as the sky/enormous
        TiānyáHǎijiǎo/tiānyáhǎijiǎo, Cape Haijiao in Sanya 三亞|三亚[Sān yà], Hainan, the ends of the earth/separated wor...
        qíngtiān, clear sky/sunny day
        
        tiānshén, god/deity
        wúfǎwútiān, [無法無天], regardless of the law and of natural morality (idiom); maverick/undisciplined an...
        tiānyá, the other end of the world/a far-away place
        shēngtiān, lit. to ascend to heaven/to die
        fāntiānfùdì, sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom); fig. complete confusion/everythin...
        
西         Xītiān, the Western Paradise (Buddhism)
        tiānsè, time of the day
        tīngtiānyóumìng, [聽天由命], to submit to the will of heaven/to resign oneself to fate/to trust to luck
        mótiāndàlóu, [摩天大樓], skyscraper/CL:座[zuò]
        tiānwáng, emperor/god/Hong Xiuquan's self-proclaimed title/see also 洪秀全[Hóng Xiù quán]
        tiānpíng, scales (to weigh things)
        cāngtiān, [蒼天], firmament
        mǎntiānfēi, [滿天飛], to rush around everywhere/always active
        xiāntiānxìng, congenital/intrinsic/innateness
        Tiānmìng, Mandate of Heaven/destiny/fate/one's life span
        tiānwénxuéjiā, [天文學家], astronomer
        
        
        tiānzàodìshè, [天造地設], lit. made by Heaven and arranged by Earth(idiom)/ideal/perfect/(of a match) made...
        tiānwénxué, [天文學], astronomy
        
        pūtiāngàidì, [鋪天蓋地], lit. hiding the sky and covering the earth (idiom); fig. earth-shattering/omnipr...
        tiānlài, [天籟], sounds of nature
        
        xiāntiān, inborn/innate/natural
        tiānwéntái, observatory
        tiānwén, astronomy
        tiānchángdìjiǔ, [天長地久], enduring while the world lasts (idiom)/eternal
        
        yǔtiān, rainy day/rainy weather
        tiāntíng, middle of the forehead/imperial court/heaven
        tiānhuā, smallpox
        hángtiānfēijī, [航天飛機], space shuttle
        Qǐrényōutiān, [杞人憂天], man of Qǐ fears the sky falling (idiom); groundless fears
        Tiānzhú, the Indian subcontinent (esp. in Tang or Buddhist context)
        
        tiāndǐxia, in this world/under the sun
        tiānzhí, [天職], vocation/duty/mission in life
        màntiān, lit. to fill the whole sky/everywhere/as far as the eye can see
        xìntiānwēng, albatross (family Diomedeidae)
        fēitiān, [飛天], flying Apsara (Buddhist art)
        
        jīngtiāndòngdì, [驚天動地], world-shaking (idiom)
        quántiān, whole day
        
        tiānhuāluànzhuì, [天花亂墜], lit. a deluge of heavenly flowers (idiom)/fig. extravagant embellishments/hype
        kāitiānchuāng, [開天窗], to leave a blank to mark censored area
        
        
        lètiānpài, [樂天派], happy-go-lucky people/optimists
        tiānjī, [天機], mystery known only to heaven (archaic)/inscrutable twist of fate/fig. top secret
        tiānrǎngzhībié, [天壤之別], lit. as different as sky and earth (idiom)/fig. night and day difference/opposit...
        
        tiānjià, [天價], extremely expensive/sky-high price
        tiāndí, [天敵], predator/natural enemy
        
        tiānjì, [天際], horizon
        
        tiānzhúshǔ, guinea pig/cavy
        rénmìngguāntiān, [人命關天], human life is beyond value (idiom)
        
        
        hángtiānjú, space agency
        yuàntiānyóurén, (idiom) to blame the gods and accuse others
        bīngtiānxuědì, a world of ice and snow
        
        mǎntiān, [滿天], whole sky
        
        
        chóngjiàntiānrì, [重見天日], to see the light again (idiom); delivered from oppression
        kāitiānpìdì, [開天闢地], to split heaven and earth apart (idiom); refers to the Pangu 盤古|盘古[Pán gǔ] creat...
        TiānfāngYètán/tiānfāngyètán, [天方夜譚], The Arabian Nights (classic story), fantasy story
        tiānbiān, [天邊], horizon/ends of the earth/remotest places
        tiānzī, [天資], innate talent/gift/flair/native resource/dowry
        tiānmǎxíngkōng, [天馬行空], like a heavenly steed, soaring across the skies (idiom)/(of writing, calligraphy...
        Tiānxiēzuò, [天蠍座], Scorpio or Scorpius (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
        
        
        tiānshū, [天書], imperial edict/heavenly book (superstition)/obscure or illegible writing/double ...
        tiānjǐng, courtyard/patio/veranda/atrium/acupuncture point TB0
        tiānmíng, dawn/daybreak
        
        dǎndàbāotiān, [膽大包天], reckless/extremely daring
        tiānlúnzhīlè, [天倫之樂], family love and joy/domestic bliss
        
        
        tiānjīngdìyì, [天經地義], lit. heaven's law and earth's principle (idiom); fig. right and proper/right and...
        tiānxiān, immortal (esp. female)/deity/fairy/Goddess/fig. beautiful woman
        
        
        
        tántiān, [談天], to chat
        tiānzāi, [天災], natural disaster
        dǐngtiānlìdì, [頂天立地], lit. able to support both heaven and earth/of indomitable spirit (idiom)
        shāngtiānhàilǐ, [傷天害理], to offend Heaven and reason (idiom); bloody atrocities that cry to heaven/outrag...
        tiānxiàdìyī, first under heaven/number one in the country
        Tiānchèngzuò, Libra (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
        mántiānguòhǎi, [瞞天過海], to cross the sea by a trick (idiom)/to achieve one's aim by underhanded means
        yīntiān, [陰天], cloudy day/overcast sky
        qíngtiānpīlì, [晴天霹靂], thunder from a clear sky (idiom); a bolt from the blue
        
        pòtiānhuāng, unprecedented/for the first time/never before/first ever
        màntiānyàojià, [漫天要價], to ask for sky-high prices
        
        bēitiānmǐnrén, [悲天憫人], to bemoan the state of the universe and pity the fate of mankind
        
        
        Rèntiāntáng, Nintendo
        qīngtiān, clear sky/blue sky/upright and honorable (official)
        hángtiānyuán, [航天員], astronaut
        Tiāngōng, [天宮], Temple in Heaven (e.g. of the Jade Emperor)
        tiānzhúkuí, geranium (Pelargonium hortorum)
        
        TiānéHú, [天鵝湖], Swan Lake
        huātiānjiǔdì, to spend one's time in drinking and pleasure (idiom); to indulge in sensual plea...
        tiānxiàtàipíng, the whole world at peace (idiom); peace and prosperity
        mótiāndàshà, [摩天大廈], skyscraper/CL:座[zuò]
        lěngtiān, cold weather/cold season
        tiānhuāngdìlǎo, until the end of time (idiom)
        mótiānlóu, [摩天樓], skyscraper/CL:座[zuò]
        
        hūntiānhēidì, lit. dark sky and black earth (idiom)/fig. pitch dark/to black out/disorderly/tr...
        tiānluódìwǎng, [天羅地網], inescapable net (idiom)/trap/dragnet
        
        bànbiāntiān, [半邊天], half the sky/women of the new society/womenfolk
        dàhòutiān, [大後天], three days from now/day after day after tomorrow
        yībùdēngtiān, reaching heaven in a single bound (idiom); (esp. with negative: don't expect) in...
        tiānyǒubùcèfēngyún, [天有不測風雲], fortune as unpredictable as the weather (idiom); sth unexpected may happen at an...
        
        yǔguòtiānqíng, [雨過天晴], sky clears after rain/new hopes after a disastrous period (idiom)/every cloud ha...
        tiānhándìdòng, [天寒地凍], cold weather, frozen ground (idiom); bitterly cold
        hángtiānqì, spacecraft
        mǎntiānxīng, [滿天星], Baby's Breath/Gypsophila paniculata
        tiānlánsè, [天藍色], azure
        
        tiāncì, [天賜], bestowed by heaven
        wùjìngtiānzé, [物競天擇], natural selection
        
        
        
        dàqiántiān, three days ago
        rèhuǒcháotiān, [熱火朝天], in full swing (idiom)/(in a) frenzy/buzzing with activity
        tiānshí, [天時], the time/the right time/weather conditions/destiny/course of time/heaven's natur...
        lètiān, [樂天], carefree/happy-go-lucky/optimistic
        
        tiānpéng, ceiling/awning
        huítiānfáshù, [回天乏術], unable to turn around a hopeless situation (idiom)/to fail to save the situation
        liántiān, [連天], reaching the sky/for days on end/incessantly
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        tiānnián, natural life span
        
        
        
        
        
        
        yǎngtiān, to face upwards/to look up to the sky
        zhōngtiān, culmination (astronomy)
        
        húnrántiānchéng, [渾然天成], to resemble nature itself/of the highest quality (idiom)
        bàotiǎntiānwù, to waste natural resources recklessly/not to know how to use things sparingly
        
        tiānzhēnlànmàn, [天真爛漫], innocent and unaffected
        
        tiānhòu, weather
        
        tántiānshuōdì, [談天說地], to talk endlessly/talking of anything under the sun
        tiānxiàng, meteorological or astronomical phenomenon (e.g. rainbow or eclipse)
        tiāndào, natural law/heavenly law/weather (dialect)
        
        
        huāntiānxǐdì, [歡天喜地], delighted/with great joy/in high spirits
        
        dìjiǔtiāncháng, [地久天長], enduring while the world lasts (idiom, from Laozi); eternal/for ever and ever (o...
        Tiānānmén, [天安門], Tiananmen Gate, entrance of the Imperial City in Beijing
        
        
        
        zhētiānbìrì, lit. hiding the sky and covering the earth (idiom); fig. earth-shattering/omnipr...
        
        sàngjìntiānliáng, [喪盡天良], devoid of conscience (idiom); utterly heartless
        dìlǎotiānhuāng, see 天荒地老[tiān huāng dì lǎo]
        
        tiānwǎnghuīhuī, [天網恢恢], Heaven's net is wide meshed, but nothing escapes it (idiom, from Laozi 73).
        
        guītiān, [歸天], to die
        
        
        tiānlán, [天藍], sky blue
        
        
        zuòjǐngguāntiān, [坐井觀天], lit. to view the sky from the bottom of a well (idiom); ignorant and narrow-mind...
        tiānzāirénhuò, [天災人禍], natural and man-made disasters (idiom); natural calamities (flood, drought, eart...
        tiānchángrìjiǔ, [天長日久], after a long time (idiom)
        
        
        
        zuìètāotiān, [罪惡滔天], evil crimes fill heaven (idiom)
        
        mínyǐshíwéitiān, [民以食為天], Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need./Fo...
        
        
        détiāndúhòu, [得天獨厚], (of an area) rich in resources/(of a person) gifted or able (idiom)
        tiānméndōng, [天門冬], asparagus
        
        tiānlún, [天倫], family bonds/ethical family relations
        
        tiāngān, the 10 heavenly stems 甲[jiǎ], 乙[yǐ], 丙[bǐng], 丁[dīng], 戊[wù], 己[jǐ], 庚[gēng], 辛[...
        
        Tiānshān, Tianshan mountain range between XinJiang and Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan
        tiānr, [天兒], the weather
        tiāngōng, heaven/lord of heaven
        Tiāntán, [天壇], Temple of Heaven (in Beijing)
        
        
        cāntiān, [參天], reach high to the sky/tall/of great height
        tiānxiàngyí, [天象儀], planetarium projector
        Hútiān, Zoroastrianism
        
        tiāndàochóuqín, Heaven rewards the diligent. (idiom)
        shípòtiānjīng, [石破天驚], earth-shattering/breakthrough/remarkable and original work
        
        jīquǎnshēngtiān, [雞犬升天], lit. poultry and dogs rise to Heaven (idiom)/fig. to ride on sb else's success/O...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        bàitiāndì, to worship heaven and earth/ritual kneeling by bride and groom in a old-fashione...
        
        míngmǎntiānxià, [名滿天下], world famous
        
        
        
        sāntiānliǎngtóu, [三天兩頭], lit. twice every three days (idiom); practically every day/frequently
        
        shuǐtiānyīsè, water and sky merge in one color (idiom)
        
        
        pǔtiāntóngqìng, [普天同慶], everybody celebrating together/universal celebration/universal rejoicing
        
        
        biàntiān, [變天], to undergo change in weather/restoration of reactionary rule or the previous reg...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        màotiānxiàzhīdàbùwěi, [冒天下之大不韙], to defy world opinion/to risk universal condemnation
        
        Tiānyīngzuò, [天鷹座], Aquila (constellation)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sānfútiān, three periods forming the hottest periods of summer, from mid-July to mid-August...
        guósètiānxiāng, [國色天香], national grace, divine fragrance (idiom); an outstanding beauty
        
        
        
        
        Tiāntái, Mt Tiantai near Shaoxing 紹興|绍兴 in Zhejiang, the center of Tiantai Buddhism 天台宗/T...
        
        
        Tiānchí, Lake Tianchi in Xinjiang
        Tiānjīn, Tianjin, a municipality in northeast China, abbr. 津
        
        
        
        
        tiānnándìběi, distant places/all over the country/(to talk) about this and that
        tiānniú, Longhorn beetle
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        hǎijiǎotiānyá, see 天涯海角[tiān yá hǎi jiǎo]
        biéyǒudòngtiān, [別有洞天], place of charm and beauty/scenery of exceptional charm/completely different worl...
        tiāntī, stairway to heaven/high mountain road/tall ladder on a building or other large s...
        Xiǎotiāné/xiǎotiāné, [小天鵝], Little Swan (PRC appliance brand), tundra swan
        
        tiānliáng, conscience
        
        
        
        
        
        
        réndìngshèngtiān, [人定勝天], man can conquer nature (idiom); human wisdom can prevail over nature
        
        
        shǔtiān, hot (summer) day
        Tiānshùn, [天順], Tianshun Emperor, reign name of eighth Ming Emperor 朱祁鎮|朱祁镇[Zhū Qí zhèn] (1427-1...
        Nántiānmén, [南天門], The Southern Heavenly Gates/a name for a mountain pass gate in several places
        
        
        fútiān, the hottest period of the year/see 三伏天[sān fú tiān]
        

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