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[玩物喪志] wánwùsàngzhì lit. trifling destroys the will (idiom); infatuation with fine details prevents one making progress
excessive attention to trivia saps the will

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        wán/wàn, [翫], toy/sth used for amusement/curio or antique (Taiwan pr. [wàn])/to play/to have f...
        wánxiào, to joke/joke/jest
        kāiwánxiào, [開玩笑], to play a joke/to make fun of/to joke
        wányì, toy/plaything/thing/act/trick (in a performance, stage show, acrobatics etc)
        wánjù, plaything/toy
        hǎowán/hàowán, amusing/fun/interesting, to be playful/to be fond of one's fun
        
        wánǒu, doll
        wánr, [玩兒], to play/to have fun/to hang out
        wánnòng, to play with/to toy with/to dally with/to engage in/to resort to
        
        wánshuǎ, to enjoy oneself/an entertainment/to play (of children)
        wánpái, to play cards/to play mahjong
        wánlè, [玩樂], to play around/to disport oneself
        wányì, [玩藝], variant of 玩意[wán yì]
        hǎowánr, [好玩兒], interesting/delightful/amusing
        wánhuǒ, to play with fire
        
        wánhūzhíshǒu, [玩忽職守], to neglect one's duty/dereliction of duty/malpractice
        
        
        yóuwán, [遊玩], to amuse oneself/to have fun/to go sightseeing/to take a stroll
        wánshìbùgōng, to trifle without respect (idiom); to despise worldly conventions/frivolous
        gǔwán, antique/curio
        chīhēwánlè, [吃喝玩樂], to eat, drink and be merry (idiom)/to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
        wánwùsàngzhì, [玩物喪志], lit. trifling destroys the will (idiom); infatuation with fine details prevents ...
        wánhuāzhāo, to play tricks
        wánwèi, to ruminate/to ponder subtleties
        wánrmìng, [玩兒命], to gamble with life/to take reckless risks
        wánshǎng, [玩賞], to appreciate/to take pleasure in/to enjoy
        
        

        lǐwù, [禮物], gift/present/CL:件[jiàn],個|个[gè],份[fèn]
        dòngwù, [動物], animal/CL:隻|只[zhī],群[qún],個|个[gè]
        shíwù, food/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        rénwù, person/character (in a play, novel etc)/protagonist/CL:個|个[gè]
        wù, thing/object/matter/abbr. for physics 物理
        guàiwu, monster/freak/eccentric person
        shēngwù, organism/living creature/life form/biological/CL:個|个[gè]
        yàowù, [藥物], medicaments/pharmaceuticals/medication/medicine/drug
        wùpǐn, articles/goods/materials
        gòuwù, [購物], shopping
        wùzhì, [物質], matter/substance/material/materialistic/CL:個|个[gè]
        shìwù, thing/object/CL:個|个[gè]
        bówùguǎn, [博物館], museum
        fèiwù, [廢物], rubbish/waste material/useless person
        chǒngwù, [寵物], house pet
        zhíwù, botanical/plant/vegetation/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        
        wùlǐ, physics/physical
        zhèngwù, [證物], exhibit (law)
        dòngwùyuán, [動物園], zoo/CL:個|个[gè]
        wùtǐ, [物體], object/body/substance
        lièwù, [獵物], prey
        huòwù, [貨物], goods/commodity/merchandise/CL:宗[zōng]
        wùzhèng, [物證], material evidence
        wànwù, [萬物], all living things
        jiànzhùwù, [建築物], building/structure/edifice
        wùzhǒng, [物種], species
        yóuwù, rarity/rare object/rare person/extraordinarily beautiful woman
        huàhéwù, chemical compound
        dúwù, poisonous substance/poison/toxin/venom
        yīwù, clothing/clothing and other personal items
        jíxiángwù, mascot
        wùlǐxuéjiā, [物理學家], physicist
        yíwù, [遺物], remnant
        wénwù, cultural relic/historical relic/CL:件[jiàn],個|个[gè]
        chǎnwù, [產物], product/result (of)
        
        cánliúwù, [殘留物], remnant/residue/material left over
        gǔwù, [穀物], cereal/grain
        zhíwùrén, person in a vegetative state/human vegetable
        bàozhàwù, explosive
        zhàngàiwù, [障礙物], obstacle/hindrance
        wùzī, [物資], goods/supplies
        cáiwù, [財物], property/belongings
        shíwùzhòngdú, food poisoning
        wùlǐxué, [物理學], physics
        shēngwùxué, [生物學], biology
        bǎowù, [寶物], treasure/CL:件[jiàn]
        wùjiàn, object
        
        zāngwù, [贓物], booty/stolen property
        záwù, [雜物], junk/items of no value/various bits and bobs
        dúwù, [讀物], reading material
        hùnhéwù, mixture
        páixièwù, excrement/waste
        Lìwùpǔ, Liverpool (England)
        zàowùzhǔ, the Creator (in Christianity or mythology)/God
        wùsè, to look for/to seek/to choose/color of object/color of fleece (of domestic anima...
        
        shēngwùxuéjiā, [生物學家], biologist
        bǔrǔdòngwù, [哺乳動物], mammal
        shíwùliàn, [食物鏈], food chain
        wēishēngwù, microorganism
        
        kuàngwù, [礦物], mineral
        
        nóngzuòwù, [農作物], (farm) crops
        gǔwù, antique
        shìwù, [飾物], decorations/jewelry
        zhīwù, [織物], cloth/woven material/textiles
        wùyè, [物業], property/real estate/abbr. for 物業管理|物业管理[wù yè guǎn lǐ], property management
        
        shēngwùwǔqì, biological weapon
        kuàngwùzhì, [礦物質], mineral, esp. dietary mineral
        zhòngwù, a weight
        wūrǎnwù, pollutant
        shíwù, [實物], material object/concrete object/original object/in kind/object for practical use...
        shēngwùtǐ, [生物體], organism
        
        
        zhíwùyuán, [植物園], arboretum/botanical gardens
        wùguīyuánzhǔ, [物歸原主], to return something to its rightful owner
        kānwù, publication
        gōngwù, public property
        huówù, living animals
        
        wùlì, physical resources (as opposed to labor resources)
        pángrándàwù, [龐然大物], huge monster/colossus
        
        zuòwù, crop
        yìwù, [異物], rarity/rare delicacy/foreign matter/alien body/the dead/ghost/monstrosity/alien ...
        
        zhíwùyóu, vegetable oil
        yǒujīwù, [有機物], organic substance/organic matter
        chūbǎnwù, publications
        páxíngdòngwù, [爬行動物], reptile
        wùjìnqíyòng, [物盡其用], to use sth to the full/to make the best use of everything
        zhíwùxué, [植物學], botany
        fúyóushēngwù, plankton
        lěngxuèdòngwù, [冷血動物], cold-blooded animal/fig. cold-hearted person
        wùjià, [物價], (commodity) prices/CL:個|个[gè]
        fēngyúnrénwù, [風雲人物], the man of the moment (idiom); a prominent personality
        jùhéwù, polymer
        fēnmìwù, secretion
        jiùwù, [舊物], old property (esp. inherited from former generation)/former territory
        wùměijiàlián, [物美價廉], good quality and cheap/a bargain
        
        dòngwùxué, [動物學], zoological/zoology
        lǜhuàwù, chloride
        
        wùshìrénfēi, things have remained the same, but people have changed
        wùliú, distribution (business)/logistics
        
线         pāowùxiàn, [拋物線], parabola
        shícǎodòngwù, [食草動物], herbivore
        chénjīwù, [沉積物], sediment
        
        shēngwùjiǎn, [生物鹼], alkaloid
        
        gǔshēngwùxuéjiā, [古生物學家], palaeontologist/paleobiologist
        qìwù, implements/utensils
        
        dòngzhíwù, [動植物], plants and animals/flora and fauna
        liǎngqīdòngwù, [兩棲動物], amphibian/amphibious animals
        wùhuà, objectification
        dòngwùjiè, [動物界], animal kingdom
        wánwùsàngzhì, [玩物喪志], lit. trifling destroys the will (idiom); infatuation with fine details prevents ...
        yìránwù, flammable substance
        yíchuánwùzhì, [遺傳物質], genetic material
        shēngwùzhōng, [生物鐘], biological clock
        jǐzhuīdòngwù, [脊椎動物], vertebrate
        
        fùshǔwù, [附屬物], attachment/appendage
        héwùlǐ, nuclear physics
        dàirénjiēwù, the way one treats people
        wùjìngtiānzé, [物競天擇], natural selection
        jiàliánwùměi, [價廉物美], fig. the price is cheap but the product is beautiful; lit. a bargain buy
        
        shēngwùjiè, biosphere/natural world
        shēngwùquān, biosphere/ecosphere
        
        
        wùzhǔ, owner
        zhìáiwù, carcinogen
        
        jìshēngwù, parasite
        tànnángqǔwù, to feel in one's pocket and take sth (idiom); as easy as pie/in the bag
        yàowùxué, [藥物學], pharmacology
        fēnzǐshēngwùxué, [分子生物學], molecular biology
        bówù, natural science
        
        wùchǎn, [物產], products/produce/natural resources
        
        
        
        chéndiànwù, [沉澱物], precipitate/solid sediment
        
        qiánwù, [錢物], money and things of value
        wújīwù, [無機物], inorganic compound
        shēngwùzhàn, [生物戰], germ warfare/biological warfare
        bàotiǎntiānwù, to waste natural resources recklessly/not to know how to use things sparingly
        yǎnshēngwù, a derivative (complex product derived from simpler source material)
        yǎnghuàwù, oxide
        
        wēishēngwùxué, [微生物學], microbiology
        wùyù, material desire/craving for material things
        wùjíbìfǎn, [物極必反], when things reach an extreme, they can only move in the opposite direction (idio...
        ruǎntǐdòngwù, [軟體動物], mollusk/mollusks
        gǔshēngwù, paleo-organism
        dòngwùyóu, [動物油], animal fat
        kōngdòngwúwù, [空洞無物], empty cave, nothing there (idiom); devoid of substance/nothing new to show
        
        fùzhuówù, [附著物], fixture (law)/attachment
        
        
        
        
        yìránwùpǐn, flammable articles
        cǎoběnzhíwù, herbaceous plant
        shēnwàizhīwù, mere worldly possessions
        gǔshēngwùxué, [古生物學], palaeontology
        
        bówùyuàn, museum
        
        
        
        
        jǐngwù, scenery
        
        
        wéiwùzhǔyì, [唯物主義], materialism, philosophical doctrine that physical matter is the whole of reality
        pāowùmiàn, [拋物面], paraboloid (geometry)
        jīngjìzuòwù, [經濟作物], cash crop (economics)
        
        
        
        
        gāojùwù, polymer
        
        gòuwùquàn, [購物券], coupon
        guòyǎnghuàwù, [過氧化物], peroxide
        tànhuàwù, carbide
        chángwù, [長物], surplus/up to scratch
        tóumiànrénwù, [頭面人物], leading figure/bigwig
        
        
        
        
        
        
        fǎnmiànrénwù, negative character/bad guy (in a story)
        jiézhīdòngwù, [節肢動物], arthropod
        
        
        
        
        
        
        qīngyǎnghuàwù, [氫氧化物], hydroxide
        shēngwùzhìpǐn, [生物製品], biological product
        fǎnchúdòngwù, [反芻動物], ruminant
        tiānjiāwù, additive
        jǐsuǒdòngwù, [脊索動物], chordata
        wùliào, material
        
        
        
        
        
        wùlǐhuàxué, [物理化學], physical chemistry
        
        dànyǎnghuàwù, nitrogen oxide
        
        chǔwù, [儲物], to hoard
        
        
        bèizǐzhíwù, angiosperm (flowering plants with seed contained in a fruit)
        lǔhuàwù, [鹵化物], halide (i.e. fluoride, chloride, bromide etc)

        jǔsàng, [沮喪], dispirited/dejected/dismayed
        sàngshī, [喪失], to lose/to forfeit
        sàngmìng, [喪命], to lose one's life
        sàngshēng, [喪生], to die/to lose one's life
        sāng/sàng, [喪], to make funeral arrangements/to be in mourning/corpse (old), to lose/to flee/to ...
        sàngqì/sàngqi, [喪氣], to feel disheartened, unlucky
        sānglǐ, [喪禮], funeral
        sàngxīnbìngkuáng, [喪心病狂], frenzied (idiom); completely crazy and ridiculous/loss of reason/insane/crazed c...
        sāngzàng, [喪葬], funeral/burial
        huīxīnsàngqì, [灰心喪氣], downhearted/downcast/in despair
        sāngfú, [喪服], mourning garment
        sāngshì, [喪事], funeral arrangements
        fúsāng, [服喪], in mourning
        kūsangzheliǎn, [哭喪著臉], sullen/to scowl miserably
        wénfēngsàngdǎn, [聞風喪膽], hear the wind and lose gall (idiom); terror-stricken at the news
        kūsāng, [哭喪], to wail at a funeral/formal wailing while offering sacrifice to the departed
        wánwùsàngzhì, [玩物喪志], lit. trifling destroys the will (idiom); infatuation with fine details prevents ...
        sāngzhōng, [喪鐘], knell
        lúnsàng, [淪喪], to be lost/to be ruined/to perish/to wither away
        sàngjiāzhīquǎn, [喪家之犬], stray dog (idiom)
        sàngǒu, [喪偶], bereaved of one's spouse (literary)
        sāngzàngfèi, [喪葬費], funeral expenses
        
        bàosāng, [報喪], to announce sb's demise/to predict death
        tuísàng, [頹喪], dejected/disheartened/listless
        sàngjìntiānliáng, [喪盡天良], devoid of conscience (idiom); utterly heartless
        zhìsāng, [治喪], to prepare for a funeral
        bēnsāng, [奔喪], hasten home for the funeral of a parent or grandparent
        àosàng, [懊喪], dejected/despondent/depressed
        sàngquánrǔguó, [喪權辱國], to forfeit sovereignty and humiliate the country (idiom)/to surrender territory ...
        sāngjià, [喪假], funeral leave
        sàngzhì, [喪志], lose determination

        zázhì, [雜誌], magazine/CL:本[běn],份[fèn],期[qī]
        tóngzhì, comrade/homosexual (slang)/CL:個|个[gè]
        biāozhì, [標誌], sign/mark/symbol/to symbolize/to indicate/to mark
        yìzhì, will/willpower/determination/CL:個|个[gè]
        zhìyuànzhě, [志願者], volunteer
        rìzhì, [日誌], journal/log (computing)
        zhì, [誌], aspiration/ambition/the will, sign/mark/to record/to write a footnote
        shénzhì, consciousness/state of mind/compos mentis
        zázhìshè, [雜誌社], magazine publisher
        dòuzhì, [鬥志], will to fight/fighting spirit
        zhìyuàn, [志願], aspiration/ambition/to volunteer
        
        
        
        
        zhìtóngdàohé, like-minded (idiom)/fellow enthusiast/kindred spirit
        zhìqù, inclination/interest
        zhìxiàng, ambition/goal/ideal/aspiration
        
        zhuàngzhì, [壯志], great goal/magnificent aspiration
        zhuānxīnzhìzhì, [專心致志], with single-hearted devotion (idiom)
        zhìqì, [志氣], ambition/resolve/backbone/drive/spirit
        
        lìzhì, to be determined/to be resolved
        
        zhìyuànbīng, [志願兵], volunteer soldier/CL:名[míng]
        yízhì, [遺志], deathbed wish/unfulfilled wish
        
        
        yǒuzhìzhěshìjìngchéng, a really determined person will find a solution (idiom); where there's a will, t...
        dòuzhìángyáng, [鬥志昂揚], having high fighting spirit
        xīnzhì, will/resolution/aspiration
        dézhì, [得誌], to accomplish one's ambition/a dream come true/to enjoy success
        
        wánwùsàngzhì, [玩物喪志], lit. trifling destroys the will (idiom); infatuation with fine details prevents ...
        mùzhìmíng, [墓誌銘], epitaph
        zhòngzhìchéngchéng, [眾志成城], unity of will is an impregnable stronghold (idiom)
        
        zhìyuànjūn, [志願軍], volunteer army
        dàzhì, high aims
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        lìzhì, [勵志], to encourage/encouragement
        Língzhì, Lexus/see also 雷克薩斯|雷克萨斯[Léi kè sà sī]
        
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        HúZhìmíng, Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), former Vietnamese leader. See also 胡志明市[Hú Zhì míng shì...
        zhìgōng, volunteer
        chóuchúmǎnzhì, [躊躇滿志], enormously proud of one's success (idiom); smug/complacent
        
        
        HúZhìmíngshì, Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a. Saigon, Vietnam
        
        
        
        
        
        
        xiōngwúdàzhì, [胸無大志], to have no aspirations (idiom)/unambitious
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shǐzhì, [矢誌], to take an oath to do sth/to pledge/to vow
        
        
        
        
        
        
        sàngzhì, [喪志], lose determination
        
        
        háoqíngzhuàngzhì, [豪情壯志], lofty ideals/noble aspirations
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        yǒuzhì, to be ambitious
        
        
        LuóZhìxiáng, [羅志祥], Luo Zhixiang or Show Luo or Alan Luo (1979-), Taiwanese pop star
        
        

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