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[節外生枝] jiéwàishēngzhī a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom); fig. side issues keep arising

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        jiémù, [節目], program/item (on a program)/CL:臺|台[tái],個|个[gè],套[tào]
        jiē/jié, [節], see 節骨眼|节骨眼[jiē gu yǎn], festival/holiday/node/joint/section/segment/part/to eco...
        Shèngdànjié, [聖誕節], Christmas time/Christmas season/Christmas
        xìjié, [細節], details/particulars
        jiérì, [節日], holiday/festival/CL:個|个[gè]
        Gǎnēnjié, [感恩節], Thanksgiving Day
        huánjié, [環節], round segment/segment (of annelid worms)/connection/link/sector/annular ring
        jiézòu, [節奏], rhythm/tempo/musical pulse/cadence/beat
        qíngjié, [情節], plot/circumstances
        Qíngrénjié, [情人節], Valentine's Day
        jìjié, [季節], time/season/period/CL:個|个[gè]
        Fùhuójié, [復活節], Easter
        guānjié, [關節], joint (physiology)/key point/critical phase
        jiéshěng, [節省], saving/to save/to use sparingly/to cut down on
        guòjié, [過節], to celebrate a festival/after the celebrations (i.e. once the festival is over)
        
        tiáojié, [調節], to adjust/to regulate/to harmonize/to reconcile (accountancy etc)
        jiéshí, [節食], to save food/to go on a diet
        lǐjié, [禮節], etiquette
        jiéyuē, [節約], to economize/to conserve (resources)/economy/frugal
        guānjiéyán, [關節炎], arthritis
        jiépāi, [節拍], beat (music)/meter
        kuánghuānjié, [狂歡節], carnival
        diànyǐngjié, [電影節], film festival/CL:屆|届[jiè]
        Mǔqīnjié, [母親節], Mother's Day
        jiézhì, [節制], to control/to restrict/to moderate/to temper/to administer
        yīnjié, [音節], syllable
        yīnyuèjié, [音樂節], music festival
        zhāngjié, [章節], chapter/section
        shíjié, [時節], season/time
        
        xiǎojié, [小節], a minor matter/trivia/bar (music)
        Láodòngjié, [勞動節], International Labor Day (May Day)
        jiēguyǎn, [節骨眼], (dialect) critical juncture/crucial moment/Taiwan pr. [jié gu yǎn]
        jiédiǎn, [節點], node
        Guóqìngjié, [國慶節], PRC National Day (October 1st)
        yúrénjié, [愚人節], April fool's day
        tuōjié, [脫節], to come apart
        píjiǔjié, [啤酒節], Beer Festival
        fánwénrùjié, [繁文縟節], convoluted and over-elaborate (document)/unnecessarily elaborate writing/mumbo-j...
        biànjié, [變節], betrayal/defection/turncoat/to change sides politically
        tiáojiéqì, [調節器], regulator
        
        
        jiénéng, [節能], to save energy/energy-saving
        jìjiéxìng, [季節性], seasonal
        jiéjiǎn, [節儉], frugal/economical
        
使         shǐjié, [使節], (diplomatic) envoy
        
        sōngjiéyóu, [松節油], turpentine
        
        
        zhēnjié, [貞節], chastity/virginity (of women)/moral integrity (of men)/loyalty/constancy
        jiéyù, [節育], to practice birth control
        jiéjié, [結節], nodule/tubercle
        
        kuānguānjié, [髖關節], pelvis/hip joint
        míngjié, [名節], reputation and integrity
        yìshùjié, [藝術節], arts festival
        jiājié, [佳節], festive day/holiday
        jiéqìng, [節慶], festival
        xìzhīmòjié, [細枝末節], minor details/trifles
        jiécāo, [節操], integrity/moral principle
        shānjié, [刪節], to abridge/to cut a text down to size for publication
        
        zhījié, [枝節], lit. branch segment (where new branches should develop)/branches and knots/fig. ...
        Chūnjié, [春節], Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
        jiélǜ, [節律], rhythm/pace
        jiéxuǎn, [節選], excerpt/selection (from a book)/to select/to choose an extract
        Jiàoshījié, [教師節], Teachers' Day (September 10th) (PRC)/Teachers' Day (Confucius' birthday, Septemb...
        
        
        jiéwàishēngzhī, [節外生枝], a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom); fig. side issues keep arising
        bùjūxiǎojié, [不拘小節], to not bother about trifles (idiom)
        zìjié, [字節], byte
        Fùhuójiédǎo, [復活節島], Easter Island
        
        jiépāiqì, [節拍器], metronome
        
        
        
        jiénéngdēng, [節能燈], compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)
        
        jiéyú, [節餘], to save/savings
        
        mòjié, [末節], inessentials/minor detail
        dēngjié, [燈節], the Lantern Festival (15th of first month of lunar calendar)
        jiéliúfá, [節流閥], a throttle
        qìjié, [氣節], moral integrity/unflinching righteousness
        
        gāofēngliàngjié, [高風亮節], of noble character and unquestionable integrity (idiom)
        Wǔyuèjié, [五月節], Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month)
        
        jiéyīsuōshí, [節衣縮食], to save on food and clothing (idiom); to live frugally
        
        qínjiǎnjiéyuē, [勤儉節約], diligent and thrifty (idiom)
        Pōshuǐjié, [潑水節], Songkran (Thai New Year)
        jiéyóu, [節油], to economize on gasoline/fuel-efficient
        
        Duānwǔjié, [端午節], the Dragon Boat Festival (5th day of the 5th lunar month)
        
        Gǔěrbāngjié, [古爾邦節], Eid al-Azha Festival of sacrifice on tenth of twelfth month of Muslim lunar cale...
        jiézhīdòngwù, [節肢動物], arthropod
        
        
        jiéshuǐ, [節水], to save water
        jiéqi, [節氣], solar term
        
        
        Chóngyángjié, [重陽節], Double Ninth or Yang Festival/9th day of 9th lunar month
        gǔjié, [骨節], joint (of the skeleton)
        Zhōngqiūjié, [中秋節], the Mid-Autumn Festival on 15th of 8th lunar month
        jiéliú, [節流], to control flow/to choke/weir valve/a throttle/a choke
        

        wàimiàn/wàimian, surface/exterior/external appearance, outside
        lìngwài, additional/in addition/besides/separate/other/moreover/furthermore
        wài, outside/in addition/foreign/external
        yìwài, unexpected/accident/mishap/CL:個|个[gè]
        zhīwài, outside/excluding
        wàitào, coat/jacket/CL:件[jiàn]
        yǐwài, apart from/other than/except for/external/outside of/on the other side of/beyond
        wàixīngrén, space alien/extraterrestrial
        wàikē, surgery (branch of medicine)
        wàibiǎo, external/outside/outward appearance
        éwài, [額外], extra/added/additional
        wàipó, (coll.) mother's mother/maternal grandmother
        wàiyù, extramarital affair
        lìwài, exception/to be an exception
        chúcǐzhīwài, apart from this/in addition to this
        xiāoyáofǎwài, [逍遙法外], unfettered and beyond the law (idiom); evading retribution/getting away with it ...
        wàiguó, [外國], foreign (country)/CL:個|个[gè]
        
        ménwài, [門外], outside the door
        cǐwài, besides/in addition/moreover/furthermore
        guówài, [國外], abroad/external (affairs)/overseas/foreign
        wàichū, to go out/to go away (on a trip etc)
        wàijiè, the outside world/external
        wàijiāo, diplomacy/diplomatic/foreign affairs/CL:個|个[gè]
        wàijiā, in addition/extra
        wàigōng, (coll.) mother's father/maternal grandfather
        hǎiwài, overseas/abroad
        wàitou, [外頭], outside/out
        hùwài, [戶外], outdoor
        wàibù, external part/external
        wàibian, [外邊], outside/outer surface/abroad/place other than one's home
        yěwài, countryside/areas outside the city
        wàiguórén, [外國人], foreigner
        wàiyī, outer clothing/semblance/appearance
        wàihào, [外號], nickname
        wàiqín, field work/field personnel/any occupation that involves a great deal of field wo...
        wàishēng, sister's son/wife's sibling's son
        wàilái, [外來], external/foreign/outside
        wàirén, outsider/foreigner/stranger
        wàishāng, [外傷], injury/wound/trauma
        duìwài, [對外], external/foreign/pertaining to external or foreign (affairs)
        wàiwéi, [外圍], surrounding
        chéngwài, outside of a city
        wàimào, profile/appearance
        wàixíng, figure/shape/external form/contour
        géwài, especially/particularly
        chúwài, to exclude/not including sth (when counting or listing)/except for
        wàiké, [外殼], envelope/outer shell/hull/cover/case
        wàidì, parts of the country other than where one is
        jiāowài, outskirts
        wàiháng, layman/amateur
        
线         hóngwàixiàn, [紅外線], infrared ray
        shìwài, outdoor
        wàisūn, [外孫], daughter's son/grandson/descendant via the female line
        zhìshēnshìwài, not to get involved/to stay out of it
        wàijiāoguān, diplomat
        
        jùzhīménwài, [拒之門外], to lock one's door and refuse to see sb
        wàiyǔ, [外語], foreign language/CL:門|门[mén]
        hóngwài, [紅外], infrared (ray)
        kèwài, [課外], extracurricular
        wàikuài, extra income
线         zǐwàixiàn, [紫外線], ultraviolet ray
        wàisūnnǚ, [外孫女], daughter's daughter/granddaughter
        wàizǔmǔ, mother's mother/maternal grandmother
        wàidài, [外帶], take-out (fast food)/(outer part of) tire/as well/besides/into the bargain/outer...
        wàizài, external/extrinsic
        wàichuán/wàizhuàn, [外傳], to tell others (a secret)/to divulge to an outsider/to be rumored, unofficial bi...
        wàiguān, [外觀], exterior appearance/to view sth from the outside/exterior condition
        Wàijiāobù, Ministry of Foreign Affairs/foreign office/Dept. of State
        wàizǔfù, maternal grandfather (i.e. mother's father)
        wàidìrén, stranger/outsider
        hàowài, [號外], (newspaper) extra/special number (of a periodical)
        wàixiè, to leak (usually secret information)
        
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        shìwàitáoyuán, the Garden of the Peaches of Immortality/Shangri-la/imaginary land of joy and pl...
        
        wàiláiyǔ, [外來語], imported word
        jiànwài, [見外], to regard somebody as an outsider
        wàicéng, [外層], outer layer/outer shell
        kāiwài, [開外], over and above (some amount)/beyond (budget)
        wàishengnǚ, sister's daughter/wife's sibling's daughter
        xiàowài, off campus
        
        
        
        jìngwài, outside (a country's) borders
        nèiwài, [內外], inside and outside/domestic and foreign/approximately/about
        chūwài, to go out/to leave for another place
        wàichǎng, [外場], outfield (baseball)
        lǐlǐwàiwài, [裡裡外外], inside and out
        wàihuì, [外匯], foreign (currency) exchange
        wàicè, [外側], outer side
        ménwàihàn, [門外漢], layman
        wàilì, external force/pressure from outside
        
        wàipí, outer skin/carapace
        wàihǎi, offshore/open sea
        xǐchūwàngwài, to be pleased beyond one's expectations (idiom)/overjoyed at the turn of events
        
        wàiyuán, external help/foreign aid
        yánwàizhīyì, unspoken implication (idiom)/the actual meaning of what was said
        
        wàiláirén, [外來人], foreigner
        júwài, outside (a group etc)/not connected (with an event etc)/external
        lǎowài, foreigner
        wàiwù, [外務], foreign affairs
        wàiliú, outflow/to flow out/to drain
        zhōngwài, Sino-foreign/Chinese-foreign/home and abroad
        
        wàixiàng, Foreign Minister
        
        jiǔxiāoyúnwài, [九霄雲外], beyond the topmost clouds (idiom)/unimaginably far away
        páiwài, xenophobic/anti-foreigner
        wàijí, foreign nationality
        
        zhìzhīdùwài, to give no thought to/to have no regard for/to disregard
        
        
        wàigǔgé, exoskeleton (the carapace of insects, crabs etc)
        wàijiāojiā, diplomat
        bùwàihū, nothing else but
        
        fènwài, exceptionally/not one's responsibility or job
        
        zǐwài, ultraviolet (ray)
        wàibì, [外幣], foreign currency
        wàishì, foreign affairs
        wàiyòng, external
        wàiwén, foreign language (written)
        wàilù, exposed/appearing on the outside
        guónèiwài, [國內外], domestic and international/at home and abroad
        zǐwàiguāng, ultraviolet light
        wàixiàng, outward-looking/extrovert/extroverted (personality)/export-oriented (economy)
        wàijiāobùzhǎng, [外交部長], minister of foreign affairs
        
        bùwài, not beyond the scope of/nothing more than
        
        
        
        jiéwàishēngzhī, [節外生枝], a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom); fig. side issues keep arising
        wàitáo, to flee abroad/to run away/to desert/outflow
        wàijiān, [外間], outer room/the external world/outside
        wàimào, [外貿], foreign trade
        wàibīn, [外賓], foreign guest/international visitor
        
        
        
        lǐwài, [裡外], inside and out/or so
        wàiqiángzhōnggān, [外強中乾], strong in appearance but weak in reality (idiom)
        wàijiāodàchén, Foreign Secretary/(UK) Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
        wàixiāngrén, [外鄉人], a stranger/out-of-towner
        
        wàizhài, [外債], foreign debt
        
        
        shēnwàizhīwù, mere worldly possessions
        Dàowài, Daowai district of Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Hā ěr bīn] in Heilongjiang
        
        wàiqiáo, [外僑], foreigner
        
        wàibàn, [外辦], foreign affairs office
        
        
        wàizhǎng, [外長], foreign minister/secretary of state/minister of foreign affairs
        wàixiāo, [外銷], to export/to sell abroad
        
        
        wàiláicí, [外來詞], loanword
        
        
        wàixiàngxíng, export-oriented (economic model)
        shèwài, concerning foreigners or foreign affairs
        
        wàiguóyǔ, [外國語], foreign language
        wàifēnmì, exocrine/external secretion (e.g. saliva)
        
        
        
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        wàidiàn, [外電], reports from foreign news agencies
        wàihuàn, foreign aggression
        
        wàifū, to apply externally
        
        
        
        
        
        wàiěrdào, external auditory meatus/auditory canal, between the outer ear 外耳 and tympanum 鼓...
        wàisūnzi, [外孫子], (coll.) daughter's son/grandson
        wàishè, [外設], peripherals
        wàizī, [外資], foreign investment
        
        
        
        hǎinèiwài, [海內外], domestic and international/at home and abroad
        wàiyán, extension (semantics)
        wàilù, see 外地[wài dì]
        
        wàiěr, outer ear
        

        Xiānsheng/xiānsheng, Mister (Mr.), teacher/husband/doctor (dialect)/CL:位[wèi]
        fāshēng, [發生], to happen/to occur/to take place/to break out
        shēnghuó, life/activity/to live/livelihood
        yīshēng, [醫生], doctor/CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi],名[míng]
        shēngmìng, life/living/biological/CL:個|个[gè]
        shēng, to be born/to give birth/life/to grow/raw/uncooked/student
        shēngqì, [生氣], to get angry/to take offense/angry/vitality/liveliness
        shēngrì, birthday/CL:個|个[gè]
        shēngyì/shēngyi, life force/vitality, business/CL:筆|笔[bǐ]
        xuésheng, [學生], student/schoolchild
        rénshēng, life (one's time on earth)
        yīshēng, all one's life/throughout one's life
        chūshēng, to be born
        nǚshēng, schoolgirl/female student/girl
        chǎnshēng, [產生], to arise/to come into being/to come about/to give rise to/to bring into being/to...
        shēngwù, organism/living creature/life form/biological/CL:個|个[gè]
        nánshēng, schoolboy/male student/boy/guy (young adult male)
        shēngcún, to exist/to survive
        shēngbìng, to fall ill
        mòshēngrén, stranger
        tiānshēng, nature/disposition/innate/natural
        shēngyá, career/life (way in which sb lives)/period of one's life
        
        shēngchǎn, [生產], to produce/to manufacture/to give birth to a child
        
        mòshēng, strange/unfamiliar
        wèishēng, [衛生], health/hygiene/sanitation
        shēngsǐ, life or death
        qīnshēng, [親生], one's own (child) (i.e. one's child by birth)/biological (parents)/birth (parent...
        shíxísheng, [實習生], intern (student)
        fúwùshēng, [服務生], server (at a restaurant)
        wèishēngjiān, [衛生間], bathroom/toilet/WC/CL:間|间[jiān]
        dànshēng, [誕生], to be born
        chùsheng, domestic animal/brute/bastard
        huāshēng, peanut/groundnut/CL:粒[lì]
        xìngshēnghuó, sex life
        shēngzhǎng, [生長], to grow
        shēnglǐ, physiology
        shēnglái, [生來], from birth/by one's nature
        shēnghuà, biochemistry
        xīnshēng, new/newborn/emerging/nascent/rebirth/regeneration/new life/new student
        huóshēngshēng, real (people)/living (artist)/while still alive (e.g. skinned alive)
        dàxuéshēng, [大學生], university student/college student
        zhōngshēng, [終生], throughout one's life/lifetime/lifelong
        shēnghuán, [生還], to return alive/to survive
        yǒngshēng, to live forever/eternal life/all one's life
        zàishēng, to be reborn/to regenerate/to be a second so-and-so (famous dead person)/recycli...
        gāozhōngshēng, senior high school student
        huāshēngjiàng, [花生醬], peanut butter
        shēngqián, (of a deceased) during one's life/while living
        wéishēng, [為生], to make a living
        shēngxiào, to take effect/to go into effect
        kàngshēngsù, antibiotic
        jìshēngchóng, [寄生蟲], parasite/drone
        
        sàngshēng, [喪生], to die/to lose one's life
        yěshēng, wild/undomesticated
        táoshēng, to flee for one's life
        móushēng, [謀生], to seek one's livelihood/to work to support oneself/to earn a living
        shēngyù, to bear/to give birth/to grow/to rear/to bring up (children)
        
        bìshēng, [畢生], all one's life/lifetime
        bìyèshēng, [畢業生], graduate
        shēngdòng, [生動], vivid/lively
        yánjiūshēng, graduate student/postgraduate student/research student
        
        wéishēngsù, [維生素], vitamin
        qǐsǐhuíshēng, to rise from the dead (idiom); fig. an unexpected recovery
        shēngfù, biological father
        shēnghuǒ, to make a fire/to light a fire
        jiēshēng, to deliver (a newborn child)
        shēngjì, [生計], livelihood
        qiúshēng, to seek survival/to possess the will to live
        shēngxiù, [生銹], to rust/to grow rusty/to corrode/oxidization
        bànshēng, half a lifetime
        sīshēngzǐ, illegitimate child (male)/bastard/love child
        
        shēngmǔ, natural mother/birth mother
        shēngzhíqì, reproductive organ/genitals
        fùshēng, [復生], to be reborn/to recover/to come back to life/to regenerate
        
        
        
        shēngtài, [生態], ecology
        jiùshēng, to save a life/life-saving
        xuéshenghuì, [學生會], student union
        chóngshēng, rebirth
        xīnshēngér, [新生兒], newborn baby/neonate
        yǒushēngyǐlái, [有生以來], since birth/for one's whole life
        jiàngshēng, to be born/arrival of newborn/birth (of a savior or religious leader)
        wèishēngzhǐ, [衛生紙], toilet paper/bathroom tissue
        shēngjī, [生機], opportunity to live/to reprieve from death/life force/vitality
        jīnshēng, this life
        shēngwùxué, [生物學], biology
        shēngpíng, life (a person's whole life)/in one's entire life
        tòngbùyùshēng, to be so in pain as to not want to live/to be so grieved as to wish one were dea...
        zìshēngzìmiè, [自生自滅], to emerge and perish on its own; to run its course (idiom)
        chángshēngbùlǎo, [長生不老], immortality
        shēngchéng, to generate/to produce/generated/produced
        
        shēngzhí, to reproduce/to flourish
        luánshēng, [孿生], twin
        shēnglù, lit. the path to life/way out of a predicament
        Àidíshēng, [愛迪生], Edison (name)/Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), American inventor and businessman
        shēngmìnglì, vitality
        
        jìshēng, to live in or on another organism as a parasite/to live by taking advantage of o...
        shēnglíng, [生靈], (literary) the people/living thing/creature
        
        sǐlǐtáoshēng, [死裡逃生], mortal danger, escape alive (idiom); a narrow escape/to survive by the skin of o...
        shēngcài, lettuce/raw fresh vegetables/greens
        jiùshēngtǐng, lifeboat
        Wèishēngbù, [衛生部], Ministry of Health
        shēngsǐyōuguān, [生死攸關], matter of life and death
        xiǎoxuéshēng, [小學生], primary school student/schoolchild/CL:個|个[gè],名[míng]
        
        zhōngxuéshēng, [中學生], middle-school student/high school student
        shēngwùxuéjiā, [生物學家], biologist
        
        shēnghuófèi, [生活費], cost of living/living expenses/alimony
        wēishēngwù, microorganism
        jiùshēngyī, life jacket/life vest
        tǔshēngtǔzhǎng, [土生土長], locally born and bred/indigenous/home-grown
        dúshēngzǐ, [獨生子], only son
        wèishēngmián, [衛生棉], sterilized absorbent cotton wool (used for dressings or cleansing wounds)/sanita...
线         shēngchǎnxiàn, [生產線], assembly line/production line
        shēngshū, unfamiliar/strange/out of practice/not accustomed
        
        dúshēngnǚ, [獨生女], an only daughter
        hǎohǎoxiānsheng, Mr Goody-goody/yes-man (sb who agrees with anything)
        
        shēngéryùnǚ, [生兒育女], to bear and raise children
        wúzhōngshēngyǒu, [無中生有], to create something from nothing (idiom)
        chūshēngrùsǐ, from the cradle to the grave (idiom); to go through fire and water/brave/willing...
        wèishēngjīn, [衛生巾], sanitary towel
        chūshēngdì, birthplace
        
        zìlìgēngshēng, regeneration through one's own effort (idiom)/self-reliance
        wéishēng, [維生], abbr. for 維持生活|维持生活[wéi chí shēng huó]
        shēngtūnhuóbō, [生吞活剝], to swallow whole (idiom); fig. to apply uncritically
        shēnglónghuóhǔ, [生龍活虎], lit. lively dragon and animated tiger (idiom)/fig. vigorous and lively
        ānshēng, peaceful/restful/quiet/still
        shìzhěshēngcún, [適者生存], survival of the fittest
        yèshēnghuó, night life
        
        yīshēngyīshì, a whole lifetime (idiom); all my life
        shēngwùwǔqì, biological weapon
        qìngshēng, [慶生], to celebrate a birthday
        hújìshēng, mistletoe
        shēngyúpiàn, [生魚片], sashimi
        shēngwùtǐ, [生物體], organism
        
        
        jìhuàshēngyù, [計劃生育], family planning
        shāshēng, [殺生], kill (life)
        shēngxìng, natural disposition
        
        shēngrìkǎ, birthday card
        zīshēng, to breed/to flourish/to cause/to provoke/to create
        shēnglǐxué, [生理學], physiology
        
        xuéshengzhèng, [學生證], student identity card
        shēngrén, stranger/living person/to give birth
        
        gāocáishēng, student of great ability
        shēngsǐcúnwáng, matter of life and death
        
        shēngyìng, stiff/harsh
        
        rěshìshēngfēi, to stir up trouble
        xǔxǔrúshēng, vivid and lifelike (idiom); true to life/realistic
        zhāoshēng, to enroll new students/to get students
        shēngròu, raw meat
        shēngjiāng, [生薑], fresh ginger
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        píngshēng, all one's life
        
        tōushēng, to live without purpose
        shúnéngshēngqiǎo, with familiarity you learn the trick (idiom); practice makes perfect
        Qiángshēng, [強生], Johnson (surname)/Johnson & Johnson (company)
        láishēng, [來生], next life
        shēngshēngbùxī, to grow and multiply without end
        shēngjībóbó, [生機勃勃], full of vitality
        shīshēng, [師生], teachers and students
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        shēnglǎobìngsǐ, lit. to be born, to grow old, to get sick and to die/fig. the fate of humankind ...
        chūshēngzhèng, [出生證], birth certificate/CL:張|张[zhāng]
        
        chūzhōngshēng, junior high student
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        fúyóushēngwù, plankton
        
        wèishēngjú, [衛生局], health office/bureau of hygiene
        shēngfā, [生發], to emerge and grow/to develop
        shēngpà, to fear/afraid/extremely nervous/for fear that/to avoid/so as not to
        
        jiāoshēngguànyǎng, [嬌生慣養], pampered and spoiled since childhood
        shēngmènqì, [生悶氣], to seeth/to sulk/to be pissed off (vulgar)
        shēngqìbóbó, [生氣勃勃], full of vitality
        yǎnshēng, to give rise to/to derive/derivative/derivation
        
        mínshēng, people's livelihood/people's welfare
        shēngshǒu, novice/new hand/sb new to a job
        hòushēng, [後生], young generation/youth/young man
        
        
        
        shēngjiù, to be born with/to be gifted with
        zuòshēngrì, to celebrate a birthday/to give a birthday party
        jiùshēngchuán, lifeboat
        
        huāshēngmǐ, shelled peanuts
        péngbìshēnghuī, [蓬蓽生輝], Your presence brings light to my humble dwelling/see also 蓬蓽生光|蓬荜生光[péng bì shēn...
        
        shēngyǎng, [生養], to bring up (children)/to raise/to bear
        
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        jiùshēngquān, life buoy/life belt
        
        gòngshēng, symbiosis
        yíngshēng, [營生], to earn a living/a livelihood
        
        cóngshēng, [叢生], growing as a thicket/overgrown/breaking out everywhere (of disease, social disor...
        
        yuánshēng, way of life/ecology/primary
        zhòngshēng, [眾生], all living things
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        jiùshēngfá, a life raft
        
        
        yúnyúnzhòngshēng, [蕓蕓眾生], every living being (Buddhism)/the mass of common people
        shēngwùjiǎn, [生物鹼], alkaloid
        gǔshēngwùxuéjiā, [古生物學家], palaeontologist/paleobiologist
        shēngzǐ, to give birth to a child or children
        yóuránérshēng, arising involuntarily (idiom); spontaneous/to spring up unbidden (of emotion)
        shuāngshēng, [雙生], twin (adjective)/twins
        tánxiàofēngshēng, [談笑風生], to talk cheerfully and wittily/to joke together
        chāoshēng, to exceed the stipulated limit of a birth-control policy/to be reincarnated/to b...
        cùncǎobùshēng, lit. not even a blade of grass grows (idiom)/fig. barren
        wúshìshēngfēi, [無事生非], to make trouble out of nothing
        
        sānshēngyǒuxìng, the blessing of three lifetimes (idiom)/(courteous language) it's my good fortun...
        shēngchǎnzǒngzhí, [生產總值], gross domestic production (GDP)/total output value
        shēngwùzhōng, [生物鐘], biological clock
        shēngchǎnlì, [生產力], production capability/productive force/productivity
        qiánshēng, pre-existence
        shēngzhǎngjīsù, [生長激素], growth hormone
        
        
        shēngxī, to inhabit/to live (in a habitat)
        shēnglísǐbié, [生離死別], separated in life and death/to part for ever
        liúxuéshēng, [留學生], student studying abroad/(foreign) exchange student/CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi]
        yìngyùnérshēng, [應運而生], to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom)/to arise at an opportune time/able ...
        shēngyijīng, [生意經], knack of doing business/business sense
        
        sùmèipíngshēng, to have never met sb before (idiom); entirely unacquainted/a complete stranger/n...
        Xīnshēngdài, Cenozoic (geological era covering the last 65m years)
        tānshēngpàsǐ, [貪生怕死], greedy for life, afraid of death (idiom); craven and cowardly/clinging abjectly ...
        méngshēng, to burgeon/to produce/to conceive/to be in the initial stage
        
        chùjǐngshēngqíng, [觸景生情], scene which recalls past memories (idiom)/evocative of the past/reminiscent/to a...
        shēngcái, [生財], to make money
        zēngshēng, growth (of organism)/proliferation/supernumerary candidate (in imperial examatio...
        shūshēng, [書生], scholar/intellectual/egghead
        bànshēngbùshóu, underripe/half-cooked/(fig.) not mastered (of a technique)/clumsy/halting
        ménshēng, [門生], disciple/student (of a famous master)
        
        qīngshēng, [輕生], a suicide/to commit suicide
        jiǔsǐyīshēng, nine deaths and still alive (idiom); a narrow escape/new lease of life
        shēngwùjiè, biosphere/natural world
        
        shēngwùquān, biosphere/ecosphere
        
        xiěshēng, [寫生], to sketch from nature/to do a still life drawing
        
        jìshēngwù, parasite
        miàoqùhéngshēng, [妙趣橫生], endlessly interesting (idiom)/very witty
        shēngzhíxiàn, reproductive gland/gonad/sex organ
        shēngqín, to capture alive
        shēngchén, birthday
        shēngchū, to give birth/to grow (whiskers etc)/to generate/to produce
        pàishēng, to produce (from sth else)/to derive (from raw material)/derivative
        shēngténg, extremely painful
        
        shēngyuán, supply of students/source of students
        
        
        rènshēng, [認生], shy with strangers
        gāocáishēng, student of great ability/talented student
        fēnzǐshēngwùxué, [分子生物學], molecular biology
        jiéwàishēngzhī, [節外生枝], a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom); fig. side issues keep arising
        yǎngshēng, [養生], to maintain good health/to raise a child or animal/curing (of concrete etc)
        
        tāishēng, viviparity/zoogony
        duōniánshēng, perennial (of plants)
        chángshēng, [長生], long life
        cuīshēng, to induce labor/to expedite childbirth
        wèishēngqiú, [衛生球], mothball
        Yìbǔshēng, Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist, author of Doll's House 玩偶之家
        juéchǔféngshēng, [絕處逢生], to come back from death's door (idiom); unexpected rescue from danger/fig. to re...
        shēnghuī, [生輝], to dazzle/to brighten up (a room etc)
        xiūyǎngshēngxī, [休養生息], to recover/to recuperate
        
        shēngshuǐ, unboiled water
        
        
        
        shēngtiě, [生鐵], pig iron
        
        shēngwùzhàn, [生物戰], germ warfare/biological warfare
        fāshēnglǜ, [發生率], rate of occurrence
        yǎnshēngwù, a derivative (complex product derived from simpler source material)
        
        
        jiànxíshēng, [見習生], apprentice/probationer/cadet
        wēishēngwùxué, [微生物學], microbiology
        
        pàshēng, fear of strangers/to be afraid of strangers (of small children)
        
        
        
        
        jízhōngshēngzhì, quick witted in an emergency/able to react resourcefully
        
        kǎoshēng, exam candidate/student whose name has been put forward for an exam
        
        déyìménshēng, [得意門生], favorite pupil
        gǔshēngwù, paleo-organism
        yǎngshēngzhīdào, [養生之道], the way of maintaining good health
        mínbùliáoshēng, The people have no way to make a living (idiom, from Record of the Grand Histori...
        
        dúshēngzǐnǚ, [獨生子女], an only child
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        yuánshēngzhì, [原生質], protoplasm
        xiǎnxiànghuánshēng, [險象環生], dangers spring up all around (idiom); surrounded by perils
        lèjíshēngbēi, [樂極生悲], extreme joy turns to sorrow (idiom); Don't celebrate too soon, things could stil...
        
        
        
        
        gǔshēngwùxué, [古生物學], palaeontology
        
        
        chìjiǎoyīshēng, [赤腳醫生], barefoot doctor/farmer with paramedical training (PRC)
        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...
        
        
        
        shēngchǎnnénglì, [生產能力], manufacturing ability/production capacity
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        shēngxiào, one of the twelve animals symbolic of the earthly branches 地支[dì zhī]/animal fro...
        
        běnkēshēng, undergraduate student
        shēngpíjiǔ, draft beer/unpasteurized beer
        lǎoshēng, venerable middle-aged or elderly man, usually wearing an artificial beard (in Ch...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        cìshēng, derivative/secondary/sub-
        shēngchǎnlǜ, [生產率], productivity/efficiency of production
        
        
        
        
        qīqiàoshēngyān, [七竅生煙], lit. spouting smoke through the seven orifices (idiom)/fig. to seethe with anger
        
        shēngtàixué, [生態學], ecology
        
        
        
        
        wàngérshēngwèi, intimidate at the first glance (idiom); awe-inspiring/terrifying/overwhelming
        Àidíshēng, Addison (name)/Addison, city in United States
        
        wèishēngfángyì, [衛生防疫], epidemic-prevention
        yōushēngxué, [優生學], eugenics
        zīshēng, to multiply/to breed
        
        
        
        shēngchǎnzhě, [生產者], producer of a product/manufacturer/autotroph (original producers in a food chain...
        
        
        
        yìyèshēng, [肄業生], dropout student
        shēngshíhuī, calcium oxide CaO/quicklime
        
        
        shēngcí, [生詞], new word (in textbook)/word that is unfamiliar or not yet studied/CL:組|组[zǔ],個|个...
        
        
        chūshēnglǜ, birthrate
        shēngyùlǜ, birth rate
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        cìshēnglín, secondary growth of forest
        shēngtàixuéjiā, [生態學家], ecologist
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        shēngjīàngrán, [生機盎然], full of life/exuberant
        
        
        
        
        shēnglíngtútàn, [生靈塗炭], people are in a terrible situation (idiom)
        
        
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        shēngguāng, to emit light
        
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        shēngwùzhìpǐn, [生物製品], biological product
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        pàishēngcí, [派生詞], derivative word
        shēngyuán, [生員], scholar preparing for imperial examinations (in former times)
        
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宿         jìsùshēng, boarder
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        shēngtàiquān, [生態圈], ecosphere
        
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        biékāishēngmiàn, [別開生面], to start sth new or original (idiom); to break a new path/to break fresh ground
        
        
        
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        shēngbùféngshí, [生不逢時], born at the wrong time (idiom); unlucky (esp. to complain about one's fate)/born...
        
        
        
        
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        gōngdúshēng, [工讀生], student who also works part-time/(old) reform-school student
        HéngShēng, [恆生], Hang Seng (name)
        zàishēngchǎn, [再生產], producing a copy/to reproduce
        qīshēng, to cheat strangers/to bully strangers/(of domesticated animals) to be rebellious...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shēngzào, to coin (words or expressions)
        
        
        
        shuòshìshēng, [碩士生], Master's degree student
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        shùzhī, [樹枝], branch/twig
        zhī, branch/classifier for sticks, rods, pencils etc
        
        gǎnlǎnzhī, [橄欖枝], olive branch/symbol of peace
        
        zhīyè, [枝葉], branch and leaf
        huāzhīzhāozhǎn, lit. lovely scene of blossoming plants swaying in the breeze (idiom)/fig. gorgeo...
        xìzhīmòjié, [細枝末節], minor details/trifles
        zhītiáo, [枝條], branch/twig/stem
        lìzhī, litchi or lychee fruit (Litchi chinensis Sonn.)
        zhījié, [枝節], lit. branch segment (where new branches should develop)/branches and knots/fig. ...
        
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        jiéwàishēngzhī, [節外生枝], a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom); fig. side issues keep arising
        zhīzi, twig/branch
        huāzhī, spray (sprig of a plant with blossoms)/squid (on dining menus)/(literary) beauti...
        cūzhīdàyè, [粗枝大葉], thick stems and broad leaves (idiom)/boorish/rough and ready/sloppy
        fēnzhī, branch
        
        
        
        jiǎnzhī, to prune (branches etc)
        
        
        
        
        zhīyā, [枝椏], branch/twig
        
        
        
        
        yīzhīdúxiù, [一枝獨秀], lit. only one branch of the tree is thriving (idiom)/fig. to be in a league of o...

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