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[畫地為牢] huàdìwéiláo lit. to be confined within a circle drawn on the ground (idiom)
fig. to confine oneself to a restricted range of activities

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        huà, [畫], to draw/picture/painting/CL:幅[fú],張|张[zhāng]/classifier for paintings etc/varian...
        mànhuà, [漫畫], caricature/cartoon/Japanese manga
        huàmiàn, [畫面], scene/tableau/picture/image/screen (displayed by a computer)/(motion picture) fr...
        huàjiā, [畫家], painter/CL:個|个[gè]
        huàláng, [畫廊], gallery
        
        huàxiàng, [畫像], portrait/portray
        dònghuàpiàn, [動畫片], animated film
        zhǐshǒuhuàjiǎo, [指手畫腳], to gesticulate while talking (idiom)/to explain by waving one's hands/to critici...
        huìhuà, [繪畫], drawing/painting
        yóuhuà, [油畫], oil painting
        dònghuà, [動畫], animation/cartoon
        túhuà, [圖畫], drawing/picture
        
        bìhuà, [壁畫], mural (painting)/fresco
        huàbù, [畫布], canvas (artist's painting surface)
        zuòhuà, [作畫], to paint
        mànhuàjiā, [漫畫家], cartoon writer (from Japanese mangaka)
        
        huàzhǎn, [畫展], art exhibition
        huàbào, [畫報], pictorial (magazine)/CL:本[běn],份[fèn],冊|册[cè],期[qī]
        liánhuánhuà, [連環畫], lianhuanhua (graphic novel)
        mínghuà, [名畫], famous painting
        huàcè, [畫冊], picture album
        
        gōuhuà, [勾畫], to sketch out/to delineate
        huàkuàng, [畫框], picture frame
        
        chāhuà, [插畫], illustration
        huàbǐ, [畫筆], painting brush
        kèhuà, [刻畫], to portray
        huàtú, [畫圖], to draw designs, maps etc/picture (e.g. of life in the city)
        
        huàshì, [畫室], artist's studio/atelier
        
        
        huàshétiānzú, [畫蛇添足], lit. draw legs on a snake (idiom); fig. to ruin the effect by adding sth superfl...
        
        
        zìhuàxiàng, [自畫像], self-portrait
        
        huàjuǎn, [畫卷], picture scroll
        bǐhuà, [筆畫], strokes of a Chinese character
        tiēhuà, [貼畫], pinup picture/poster
        
        
        xuānchuánhuà, [宣傳畫], propaganda poster/advertising hoarding
        huàfú, [畫幅], painting/picture/dimension of a painting
        bǎnhuà, [版畫], picture printed from a woodblock, stone, copper plate etc/print
        miáohuà, [描畫], to draw/to describe
        huàjià, [畫架], easel/rack for painting
        
        
        
        huàyā, [畫押], to sign/to make one's mark
        shīqínghuàyì, [詩情畫意], picturesque charm/idyllic appeal/poetic grace
        huàlóngdiǎnjīng, [畫龍點睛], to paint a dragon and dot in the eyes (idiom); fig. to add the vital finishing t...
        shūhuà, [書畫], painting and calligraphy
        
        
        guǐhuàfú, [鬼畫符], undecipherable handwriting/scribblings/(fig.) hypocritical talk
        zìhuà, [字畫], the strokes of a character/calligraphy and painting
        cǎihuà, [彩畫], color painting
        
        
        shuǐcǎihuà, [水彩畫], watercolor/aquarelle
        
        huàfǎ, [畫法], painting technique/drawing method
        
        huàpí, [畫皮], painted skin (which transforms a monster into a beauty)
        zhàohúluhuàpiáo, [照葫蘆畫瓢], lit. to draw a dipper with a gourd as a model (idiom)/fig. to copy slavishly
        huàdìwéiláo, [畫地為牢], lit. to be confined within a circle drawn on the ground (idiom)/fig. to confine ...
        huàbǐngchōngjī, [畫餅充飢], lit. to allay one's hunger using a picture of a cake/to feed on illusions (idiom...
        
        
        
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        diāoliánghuàdòng, [雕梁畫棟], richly ornamented (building)
        huàtán, [畫壇], painting world/painting circles
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shuǐmòhuà, [水墨畫], ink and wash painting
        bǐhuà, [比畫], gesture/to gesticulate
        yánhuà, [巖畫], rock painting/picture or writing carved on rocks

        dìfāng/dìfang, region/regional (away from the central administration)/local, area/place/space/r...
        de/dì, -ly/structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to precedin...
        dìqiú, the earth/CL:個|个[gè]
        dìzhǐ, address/CL:個|个[gè]
        dìyù, [地獄], hell/infernal/underworld
        dìdiǎn, [地點], place/site/location/venue/CL:個|个[gè]
        dìqū, [地區], local/regional/district (not necessarily formal administrative unit)/region/area...
        dìshang, on the ground/on the floor
        dìtú, [地圖], map/CL:張|张[zhāng],本[běn]
        jīdì, base (of operations)/industrial or military base/al-Qaeda
        tǔdì/tǔdi, land/soil/territory/CL:片[piàn],塊|块[kuài], local god/genius loci
        dāngdì, [當地], local
        xiètiānxièdì, [謝天謝地], Thank heavens!/Thank goodness that's worked out so well!
        dìbǎn, floor
        dìxià, underground/subterranean/covert
        dìxiàshì, basement/cellar
        yíngdì, [營地], camp
        běndì, local/this locality
        dìpán, [地盤], domain/territory under one's control/foundation of a building/base of operations...
        dìtiě, [地鐵], subway/metro
        dìtǎn, carpet/rug
        dìmiàn, floor/ground/surface
        dìzhèn, earthquake
        dìwèi, position/status/place/CL:個|个[gè]
        gèdì, in all parts of (a country)/various regions
        dìbù, condition/situation/plight/extent/room for action
        yuándì, former place/indigenous/local
        mùdì, cemetery/graveyard
        fángdìchǎn, [房地產], real estate
        Shèngdìyàgē, [聖地亞哥], Santiago, capital of Chile
        mùdìdì, destination (location)
        chǎngdì, [場地], space/site/place/sports pitch
        yúdì, [餘地], margin/leeway
        dàdì, earth/mother earth
        dìdào/dìdao, tunnel/causeway, authentic/genuine/typical/from a place known for the product/th...
        cǐdì, here/this place
        diēdì, daddy (loanword)
        dìdài, [地帶], zone/CL:個|个[gè]
        jìngdì, circumstances
        dìchǎn, [地產], estate
        lǐngdì, [領地], territory
        gōngdì, construction site
        shèngdì, [聖地], holy land (of a religion)/sacred place/shrine/holy city (such as Jerusalem, Mecc...
        cǎodì, lawn/meadow/sod/turf/CL:片[piàn]
        sǎodì, [掃地], to sweep the floor/to reach rock bottom/to be at an all-time low
        dìléi, landmine/CL:顆|颗[kē]
        tèdì, specially/for a special purpose
        báilándì, [白蘭地], brandy (loanword)
        dìlǐ, geography
        kōngdì/kòngdì, air-to-surface (missile), vacant land/open space
        lùdì, [陸地], dry land (as opposed to the sea)
        
        zhímíndì, colony
        luòdì, to fall to the ground/to be set on the ground/to reach to the ground/to be born/...
        juédì, [絕地], danger spot/Jedi (in Star Wars)
        tiāndì, heaven and earth/world/scope/field of activity
        dìláo, prison/dungeon
        
        dìjiào, cellar/basement
        yīxízhīdì, (acknowledged) place/a role to play/niche
        dìtiězhàn, [地鐵站], subway station/metro station/MRT station
        suǒzàidì, location/site
        Àodìlì, [奧地利], Austria
        dìxíng, topography/terrain/landform
        shèngdì, [勝地], well-known scenic spot
        gāodì, highland/upland
        xīndì, character
        shídì, [實地], on-site
        wàidì, parts of the country other than where one is
        zhèndì, [陣地], position/front
        jūnshìjīdì, [軍事基地], military base
        Hǎidì, Haiti, the western third of Caribbean island Hispaniola
        chūréntóudì, [出人頭地], outstanding (idiom); a pinnacle of virtue and ability
        àndìli, [暗地裡], secretly/inwardly/on the sly
        suíshísuídì, [隨時隨地], anytime and anywhere
        tiándì, field/farmland/cropland
线         dìpíngxiàn, [地平線], horizon
        zhàndì, [戰地], battlefield
        Wēidìmǎlā, [危地馬拉], Guatemala/see also 瓜地馬拉|瓜地马拉[Guā dì mǎ lā]
        DìzhōngHǎi, Mediterranean Sea
        zhǎozédì, [沼澤地], marsh/swamp/everglade
        dìyù, area/district/region
        Kèluódìyà, [克羅地亞], Croatia/Hrvatska/Republic of Croatia (1991-)
        dìzhǔ, landlord/landowner/host
        dìbiǎo, the surface (of the earth)
        shāndì, mountainous region/hilly area/hilly country
        dìxīn, the earth's core/geocentric
        dìmíng, place name/toponym
        yībàitúdì, [一敗塗地], failed and wiped over the floor (idiom); to fail utterly/a crushing defeat/beate...
        tiānfāndìfù, sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom); fig. complete confusion/everythin...
        dìjī, foundations (of a building)/base
        yíwéipíngdì, [夷為平地], to level/to raze to the ground
        huāngdì, wasteland/uncultivated land
        
        
        dìzhì, [地質], geology
        fāntiānfùdì, sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom); fig. complete confusion/everythin...
        bèidìli, [背地裡], behind sb's back
        
        píngdì, to level the land/level ground/plain
        fāyuándì, [發源地], place of origin/birthplace/source
        wúdìzìróng, [無地自容], ashamed and unable to show one's face
        chūshēngdì, birthplace
        dìduàn, section/district
        
        dìpí, lot, section of land, ground
        
        tiānzàodìshè, [天造地設], lit. made by Heaven and arranged by Earth(idiom)/ideal/perfect/(of a match) made...
        dìqiào, [地殼], the Earth's crust
        dìzhìxuéjiā, [地質學家], geologist
        jiǎotàshídì, [腳踏實地], to have one's feet firmly planted on the ground (idiom); realistic without fligh...
        pūtiāngàidì, [鋪天蓋地], lit. hiding the sky and covering the earth (idiom); fig. earth-shattering/omnipr...
        wàidìrén, stranger/outsider
        biàndì, everywhere/all over
        tiānchángdìjiǔ, [天長地久], enduring while the world lasts (idiom)/eternal
        suídì, [隨地], according to the location/everywhere/any place/from any location/from wherever y...
        shèshēnchǔdì, [設身處地], to put oneself in sb else's shoes
        qīxīdì, [棲息地], habitat
        dìxiàshuǐ, groundwater
        jiàndì, [見地], opinion/view/insight
        dìhé, core of the earth (geology)
        shādì, sandy beach or river bank/sand dune/sandy land
        jiùdì, locally/on the spot
        
        zhìdì, [質地], texture/background (texture)/grain/quality/character/disposition
湿         shīdì, [濕地], wetland
        
        yòngwǔzhīdì, ample scope for abilities/favorable position for the use of one's skills (idiom)
        
        yìdì, [異地], different place/abroad
        jīngtiāndòngdì, [驚天動地], world-shaking (idiom)
        rénjiāndìyù, [人間地獄], hell on earth (idiom); suffering the torments of Buddhist hell while still alive...
        dìbǎo, bunker (underground fortification)
        
        
        zhùdì, [駐地], station/encampment
        jūzhùdì, current address/place of residence
        měngde, suddenly
        yědì, wilderness
        
        dìdòng, a dug-out/a burrow
        dìchǔ, [地處], to be located at/to be situated in
        dìtóu, [地頭], place/locality/edge of a field/lower margin of a page
        dìqì, deed (for land)/CL:張|张[zhāng],份[fèn]
        dìshì, [地勢], terrain/topography relief
        
        
        
        
        
        dìqiúyí, [地球儀], globe
        bùmáozhīdì, barren land/desert
        jùjūdì, inhabited land/habitat
        
        bīngtiānxuědì, a world of ice and snow
绿         lǜdì, [綠地], green area (e.g. urban park or garden)
        
        dìpǐ, bully/local ruffian
        zhùdì, living area/residential area
        dìfāngguān, local official
        dìmàn, the mantle of the earth (geology)
        
        zhòngdì, [種地], to farm/to work the land
        
        kāitiānpìdì, [開天闢地], to split heaven and earth apart (idiom); refers to the Pangu 盤古|盘古[Pán gǔ] creat...
        wǔtǐtóudì, [五體投地], to prostrate oneself in admiration (idiom); to adulate sb
宿         sùyíngdì, [宿營地], location of camp
        Nèidì/nèidì, [內地], mainland China (PRC excluding Hong Kong and Macau, but including islands such as...
        
        
        dìzhìxué, [地質學], geology
        zhàndì, to take up space/to occupy (space)
        dìlǐxué, [地理學], geography
        
        dìcéng, [地層], stratum (geology)
        dìrè, [地熱], geothermal
        chǎndì, [產地], the source (of a product)/place of origin/manufacturing location
        péndì, basin (low-lying geographical feature)/depression
        fùdì, hinterland/interior/outback
        Gāndì, (Mahatma) Gandhi
        gēngdì, arable land/to plow land
        tiānjīngdìyì, [天經地義], lit. heaven's law and earth's principle (idiom); fig. right and proper/right and...
        dìbiāo, [地標], landmark
        féndì, [墳地], graveyard/cemetery
        
        dǐngtiānlìdì, [頂天立地], lit. able to support both heaven and earth/of indomitable spirit (idiom)
        
        gēnjùdì, [根據地], base of operations
        dìxíngtú, [地形圖], topographic map
        
        dìzū, land rent/land tax
        dìdìdàodào, thoroughgoing/authentic/100%/to the core
        
        
        dìlì, soil fertility/land capability
        dìzhuān, [地磚], floor tile
        huātiānjiǔdì, to spend one's time in drinking and pleasure (idiom); to indulge in sensual plea...
        shǔdì, [屬地], dependency/possession/annexed territory
        tiānhuāngdìlǎo, until the end of time (idiom)
        jiēdì, earth (electric connection)/to earth
        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
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        gùdìchóngyóu, [故地重遊], to revisit old haunts (idiom); down memory lane
        dìguā, sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas)/yam (family Dioscoreaceae)
        yuánchǎndì, [原產地], original source/place of origin/provenance
        tiānhándìdòng, [天寒地凍], cold weather, frozen ground (idiom); bitterly cold
        yuándì, [園地], garden area
        jiùdìchóngyóu, [舊地重遊], to revisit old haunts (idiom); down memory lane
        
        dìtóushé, [地頭蛇], local bully/tyrant/regional mafia boss
        
        dìtān, [地攤], street stall with goods laid out on the ground
        
        
        zhòngdì, important place/strategic location
        
        dìqūxìng, [地區性], regional/local
        zhuāngjiadì, [莊稼地], crop land/arable land
        
        
        
        
        zhěngdì, to prepare the soil (agriculture)
        
        
        
        dìlì, favorable location/in the right place/productivity of land
        
        
        
        
        líndì, woodland
        Wēidìmǎlārén, [危地馬拉人], Guatemalan (person)
        dàodì, authentic/original
        
        càidì, vegetable field
        
        
        
        jiùdì, [舊地], once familiar places/former haunts
        
        
        dǎdìpù, [打地鋪], to make one's bed on the floor
        fúdì, happy land/paradise
        dìzhènbō, seismic wave
        jísàndì, distribution center
        dìzhènyí, [地震儀], seismometer
        dìzhènxué, [地震學], seismology/science of earthquakes
        
        luòdìdēng, [落地燈], floor lamp
        dìkuài, [地塊], tectonic plate
        dìdòngshānyáo, [地動山搖], the earth quaked, the mountains shook (idiom); a tremendous battle
        tántiānshuōdì, [談天說地], to talk endlessly/talking of anything under the sun
        shīdì, to lose land/dispossessed
        
        
        luòdìchuāng, French window/CL:扇[shàn]
        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...
        
        
        
线         dìxiàn, [地線], earth (wire)/ground
        jiùdìqǔcái, to draw on local resources/using materials at hand
        yīngxióngwúyòngwǔzhīdì, [英雄無用武之地], a hero with no chance of using his might/to have no opportunity to display one's...
        wādì, [窪地], depression/low-lying ground
        fāxiángdì, [發祥地], the birthplace (of sth good)/the cradle (e.g. of art)
        
        dìlǎotiānhuāng, see 天荒地老[tiān huāng dì lǎo]
        
        
        
        yánjiǎndì, [鹽鹼地], saline soil/(fig.) infertile woman
        
        
        
        zhìzhīsǐdìérhòushēng, [置之死地而後生], place sb on a field of death and he will fight to live (common saying based on S...
        dìyuán, [地緣], regional
        
        
        
        
        
        dìhuáng, [地黃], Chinese foxglove (Rehmannia glutinosa), its rhizome used in TCM
        
        
        dìmào, relief/landform (geology)
        yīndìzhìyí, (idiom) to use methods in line with local circumstances
        
        
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        Màidìnà, [麥地那], Medina, Saudi Arabia
        
        
        tōngxìndìzhǐ, mail address
        
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        fēngdì, feudal fiefdom/land held as a vassal in feudal society/enfeoffment
        
        
        
        
        tǔdìgǎigé, land reform
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        dìbiǎoshuǐ, surface water
        
        
        dìcíchǎng, [地磁場], the earth's magnetic field
        
        lídì, to plow
        
        
        
        
        
        zìliúdì, private plot allocated to an individual on a collective farm
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        gùdì, once familiar places/former haunts
        dìjí, [地級], prefecture level
        
        huàdìwéiláo, [畫地為牢], lit. to be confined within a circle drawn on the ground (idiom)/fig. to confine ...
        
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        Dìlānà, Tirana, capital of Albania
        
        bàitiāndì, to worship heaven and earth/ritual kneeling by bride and groom in a old-fashione...
        
        
        
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        fēidì, [飛地], administrative enclave/land of one country enclosed within another/a salient
        shūde, swiftly/suddenly
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        dìtújí, [地圖集], collection of maps/atlas
        hūde, suddenly
        
        
        
        
        tiānnándìběi, distant places/all over the country/(to talk) about this and that
        gǔdì, valley
        biàndìkāihuā, [遍地開花], to blossom everywhere/to spring up all over the place/to flourish on a large sca...
        
        
        
        
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沿         yánhǎidìqū, [沿海地區], coastland/coastal areas
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        zhēngdì, to requisition land
        
        bódì, barren land/poor soil
        
        
        
        
        
        
        mùdì, pasture/grazing land
        
        
        
        

        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

        zuòláo, to be imprisoned
        láo, firm/sturdy/fold (for animals)/sacrifice/prison
        láofáng, jail cell/prison cell
        láoláo, firmly/safely
        dìláo, prison/dungeon
        láoyù, [牢獄], prison
        
        fāláosāo, [發牢騷], to whine/to be grouchy
        láojì, [牢記], to keep in mind/to remember
        láogù, firm/secure
        láosāo, [牢騷], discontent/complaint/to complain
        jiānláo, [監牢], prison/jail
        láolóng, [牢籠], cage/trap (e.g. basket, pit or snare for catching animals)/fig. bonds (of wrong ...
        
        wángyángbǔláo, [亡羊補牢], lit. to mend the pen after sheep are lost (idiom)/fig. to act belatedly/better l...
        láokào, firm and solid/robust/reliable
        
        mǎnfùláosāo, [滿腹牢騷], lit. belly full of complaints (idiom)/discontent/always moaning and complaining
        shuǐláo, prison cell containing water, in which prisoners are forced to be partly immerse...
        huàdìwéiláo, [畫地為牢], lit. to be confined within a circle drawn on the ground (idiom)/fig. to confine ...
        

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