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[罄竹難書] qìngzhúnánshū so many that the bamboo slats have been exhausted
innumerable crimes (idiom)
see also 罄筆難書
>罄笔难书[qìng bǐ nán shū]

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        qìng, to use up/to exhaust/empty
        qìngzhúnánshū, [罄竹難書], so many that the bamboo slats have been exhausted/innumerable crimes (idiom)/see...
        gàoqìng, to run out/to have exhausted

        zhú, bamboo/CL:棵[kē],支[zhī],根[gēn]/Kangxi radical 118
        zhúzi, bamboo/CL:棵[kē],支[zhī],根[gēn]
        qīngméizhúmǎ, [青梅竹馬], lit. green plums and hobby-horse (idiom)/fig. innocent children's games/childhoo...
        xiōngyǒuchéngzhú, to plan in advance (idiom)/a card up one's sleeve/forewarned is forearmed
        bàozhú, firecracker
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        zhútǒng, bamboo tube/bamboo pipe
        zhúlín, bamboo forest
        jiāzhútáo, [夾竹桃], oleander (Nerium indicum)/Taiwan pr. [jià zhú táo]
        shìrúpòzhú, [勢如破竹], like a hot knife through butter (idiom)/with irresistible force
        zhúlán, [竹籃], wicker basket
        chéngzhúzàixiōng, see 胸有成竹[xiōng yǒu chéng zhú]
        máozhú, moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis), used as timber etc
        qìngzhúnánshū, [罄竹難書], so many that the bamboo slats have been exhausted/innumerable crimes (idiom)/see...
        qiāozhúgàng, [敲竹槓], extortion by taking advantage of sb's weakness
        
        
        zhúsǔn, [竹筍], bamboo shoot
        
        shízhú, China pink/Dianthus chinensis (botany)
        zhúmǎ, [竹馬], bamboo stick used as a toy horse
        zhúzhì, [竹製], made of bamboo
        
        zhúguǎn, bamboo pipe
        
        
        
        
        jiànzhú, bamboo (genus Fargesia)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        zhúbǎn, bamboo clapper boards used in folk theater
        sīzhú, [絲竹], traditional Chinese musical instruments/music
西         
        

        nán/nàn, [難], difficult (to...)/problem/difficulty/difficult/not good, disaster/distress/to sc...
        nándào, [難道], don't tell me .../could it be that...?
        kùnnan, [困難], difficult/challenging/straitened circumstances/difficult situation
        nányǐzhìxìn, [難以置信], hard to believe/incredible
        nánguò, [難過], to feel sad/to feel unwell/(of life) to be difficult
        nányǐ, [難以], hard to (predict, imagine etc)
        jiānnán, [艱難], difficult/hard/challenging
        zāinàn, [災難], disaster/catastrophe
        nánkān, [難堪], hard to take/embarrassed
        nánshòu, [難受], to feel unwell/to suffer pain/to be difficult to bear
        nánguài, [難怪], (it's) no wonder (that...)/(it's) not surprising (that)
        nánwàng, [難忘], unforgettable
        nándù, [難度], trouble/problem
        
        nánguān, [難關], difficulty/crisis
        wéinán, [為難], to feel embarrassed or awkward/to make things difficult (for someone)/to find th...
        nándé, [難得], seldom/rare/hard to come by
        nántí, [難題], difficult problem
        bìnànsuǒ, [避難所], refuge/asylum
        nànmín, [難民], refugee
        kǔnàn, [苦難], suffering
        nánwéiqíng, [難為情], embarrassed
        yùnàn, [遇難], to perish/to be killed
        nánmiǎn, [難免], hard to avoid/difficult to escape from/will inevitably
        bìnàn, [避難], refuge/to take refuge/to seek asylum (political etc)
        nánwén, [難聞], unpleasant smell/stink
        nánkàn, [難看], ugly/unsightly
        nányǐrěnshòu, [難以忍受], hard to endure/unbearable
        mónàn, [磨難], a torment/a trial/tribulation/a cross (to bear)/well-tried
齿         nányǐqǐchǐ, [難以啟齒], to be too embarrassed to mention sth (idiom)/to find it hard to speak about sth
        qiānzǎinánféng, [千載難逢], extremely rare (idiom)/once in a blue moon
        
        shòunàn, [受難], to suffer a calamity/to suffer (e.g. under torture)/distress
退         jìntuìliǎngnán, [進退兩難], no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma/trapp...
        nànmínyíng, [難民營], refugee camp
        
        nánchī, [難吃], unpalatable
怀         
        zénàn, [責難], to censure
        nánchu, [難處], trouble/difficulty/problem
        wēinàn, [危難], calamity
        nánbǎo, [難保], hard to say/can't guarantee/difficult to protect/difficult to preserve
        nántīng, [難聽], unpleasant to hear/coarse/vulgar/offensive/shameful
        diāonàn, [刁難], to be hard on sb/to deliberately make things difficult
        kōngnàn, [空難], air crash/aviation accident or incident
        nándǎo, [難倒], to baffle/to confound/to stump
        yīyánnánjìn, [一言難盡], hard to explain in a few words (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succ...
        
        zàisuǒnánmiǎn, [在所難免], to be unavoidable (idiom)
        nánchǎn, [難產], difficult birth/(fig.) difficult to achieve
        nándǒng, [難懂], difficult to understand
        
        huànnàn, [患難], trials and tribulations
        
        liǎngnán, [兩難], dilemma/quandary/to face a difficult choice
        
        dànànbùsǐ, [大難不死], to just escape from calamity
        
        fānàn, [發難], to rise in revolt/to raise difficult questions
        
        luònàn, [落難], to meet with misfortune/to fall into dire straits
        qiǎngrénsuǒnán, [強人所難], to force someone to do something
        nányánzhīyǐn, [難言之隱], a hidden trouble hard to mention (idiom)/sth too embarrassing to mention/an emba...
        hǎinàn, [海難], perils of the sea
        qǐnshínánān, [寢食難安], lit. cannot rest or eat in peace (idiom)/fig. extremely worried and troubled
        xùnnàn, [殉難], to sacrifice oneself in a just cause/a victim of a disaster
        chūnántí, [出難題], to raise a tough question
        qíhǔnánxià, [騎虎難下], if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfw...
        fànnán, [犯難], to feel embarrassed/to feel akward
        
        jiénàn, [劫難], calamity
        nándiǎn, [難點], difficulty
        
        
        yínán, [疑難], hard to understand/difficult to deal with/knotty/complicated
        nánshàngjiānán, [難上加難], extremely difficult/even more difficult
        
        cùnbùnánxíng, [寸步難行], unable to move a single step (idiom)/to be in an (extremely) difficult situation
        
        sǐnànzhě, [死難者], victim of an accident/casualty/martyr for one's country
        
        miǎnwéiqínán, [勉為其難], to tackle a difficult job (idiom)/to do sth reluctantly
        táonàn, [逃難], to run away from trouble/to flee from calamity/to be a refugee
        
        
        
        nánnéngkěguì, [難能可貴], rare and precious/valuable/remarkable
        gāonán, [高難], extremely difficult/hard and dangerous/challenging
        línàn, [罹難], to die in an accident or disaster/to be killed
        jiānnánxiǎnzǔ, [艱難險阻], untold dangers and difficulties (idiom)
退         zhīnánértuì, [知難而退], to sound out the difficulties and retreat to avoid defeat (idiom); fig. to back ...
        sǐnàn, [死難], to die in an accident/to die for a just cause
        fēinàn, [非難], reproof/blame
        
        jiùnán, [救難], to rescue/rescue (operation, workers)
        wànnán, [萬難], countless difficulties/extremely difficult/against all odds
        duōzāiduōnàn, [多災多難], to be plagued with misfortunes/precarious
        nánshěnánfēn, [難捨難分], loath to part (idiom); emotionally close and unwilling to separate
        qìngzhúnánshū, [罄竹難書], so many that the bamboo slats have been exhausted/innumerable crimes (idiom)/see...
        páiyōujiěnàn, [排憂解難], to resolve a difficult situation and leave worries behind (idiom)
        shòunànzhě, [受難者], sufferer/a victim of a calamity/a person in distress
        nánwei, [難為], to bother/to press sb, usu. to do sth/it's a tough job/sorry to bother you (poli...
        zāonàn, [遭難], to run into misfortune
        
        
        
        chāchìnánfēi, [插翅難飛], lit. even given wings, you couldn't fly (idiom); fig. impossible to escape
        
        
        
        
        nánxiōngnándì/nànxiōngnàndì, [難兄難弟], lit. hard to differentiate between elder and younger brother (idiom)/fig. one is...
        gūzhǎngnánmíng, [孤掌難鳴], It's hard to clap with only one hand./It takes two to tango/It's difficult to ac...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        huànnànzhījiāo, [患難之交], a friend in times of tribulations (idiom); a friend in need is a friend indeed
        
        jínàn, [急難], misfortune/crisis/grave danger/critical situation/disaster/emergency/to be zealo...
        
        nánjiěnánfēn, [難解難分], hard to untie, hard to separate (idiom); inextricably involved/locked in battle
        
        
        nánshěnánlí, [難捨難離], loath to part (idiom); emotionally close and unwilling to separate
        
        

        Shū/shū, [書], abbr. for 書經|书经[Shū jīng], book/letter/document/CL:本[běn],冊|册[cè],部[bù]/to write
        túshūguǎn, [圖書館], library/CL:家[jiā],個|个[gè]
        dúshū, [讀書], to read a book/to study/to attend school
        mìshū, [秘書], secretary
        shūdiàn, [書店], bookstore/CL:家[jiā]
        jiāoshū, [教書], to teach (in a school)
        shūmiàn, [書面], in writing/written
        wénshū, [文書], document/official correspondence/secretary/secretariat
        shūdāizi, [書呆子], bookworm/pedant/bookish fool
        shūfáng, [書房], study (room)/studio/CL:間|间[jiān]
        
        zhèngshū, [證書], credentials/certificate
        yíshū, [遺書], posthumous writing/testament/suicide note/ancient literature
        shūjí, [書籍], books/works
        túshū, [圖書], books (in a library or bookstore)/CL:本[běn],冊|册[cè],部[bù]
        qíngshū, [情書], love letter
        niànshū, [念書], to read/to study
        
        shūmíng, [書名], name of a book/reputation as calligrapher
        shūbāo, [書包], schoolbag/satchel/bookbag/CL:個|个[gè],隻|只[zhī]
        shūběn, [書本], book/CL:本[běn]
        shuōmíngshū, [說明書], (technical) manual/(book of) directions/synopsis (of a play or film)/specificati...
        shūzhuō, [書桌], desk/CL:張|张[zhāng]
        chàngxiāoshū, [暢銷書], best-seller/best-selling book/blockbuster
        shūxiě, [書寫], to write
        qǐngyuànshū, [請願書], petition
        shūjià, [書架], bookshelf/CL:個|个[gè]
        jiàokēshū, [教科書], textbook/CL:本[běn]
        xiéyìshū, [協議書], contract/protocol
        shēnqǐngshū, [申請書], application/application form/petition (to higher authorities)
        mìshūzhǎng, [秘書長], secretary-general
        dìngshūjī, [訂書機], stapler/stapling machine/bookbinding machine/CL:臺|台[tái]
        
        
        bǎikēquánshū, [百科全書], encyclopedia/CL:本[běn],集[jí]
        qǐsùshū, [起訴書], indictment (law)/statement of charges (law)
        
        zhèngmíngshū, [證明書], certificate
        
        shūfǎ, [書法], calligraphy/handwriting/penmanship
        
        shūkān, [書刊], books and publications
        shūpíng, [書評], book review/book notice
        shūyè, [書頁], page of a book
        shūxìn, [書信], letter/epistle
        cángshū, [藏書], to collect books/library collection
        shūji, [書記], secretary (chief official of a branch of a socialist or communist party)/clerk/s...
        zìbáishū, [自白書], confession
        
        shūqiān, [書籤], bookmark/CL:張|张[zhāng]
        jiùshū, [舊書], second-hand book/old book/ancient book
        fúyīnshū, [福音書], gospel
        
        
        shūkù, [書庫], a store room for books/fig. an erudite person/the Bibliotheca and Epitome of pse...
        dìngshūjī, [釘書機], stapler
        
        tiānshū, [天書], imperial edict/heavenly book (superstition)/obscure or illegible writing/double ...
        
        dúshūrén, [讀書人], scholar/intellectual
        dúshūhuì, [讀書會], study group
        quánshū, [全書], entire book/unabridged book/entire multi-volume work/comprehensive volume
        shūguì, [書櫃], bookcase
        
        
        shūmù, [書目], booklist/bibliography/title catalogue/CL:本[běn]
        
        cānkǎoshū, [參考書], reference book
        jièshūzhèng, [借書證], library card
稿         shūgǎo, [書稿], manuscript of a book
        gǔshū, [古書], ancient book/old book
        
        
        wěituōshū, [委託書], commission/proxy/power of attorney/authorization/warrant
        yínshū, [淫書], obscene book/pornography
        bèishū, [背書], to repeat a lesson/to learn by heart/to endorse a check
        shǐshū, [史書], history book
        cóngshū, [叢書], a series of books/a collection of books
        huǐguòshū, [悔過書], written repentance
        jìnshū, [禁書], banned book
        shūshēng, [書生], scholar/intellectual/egghead
        shūhuì, [書會], calligraphy society/village school (old)/literary society (old)
        shūjuàn, [書卷], volume/scroll
        
        
        
        yìdìngshū, [議定書], protocol/treaty
        shàngshū, [上書], to write a letter (to the authorities)/to present a petition
        
        
        shūbào, [書報], papers and books
        yīshū, [醫書], medical book
        yìxiàngshū, [意向書], letter of intent (LOI) (commerce)
        
        báipíshū, [白皮書], white paper (e.g. containing proposals for new legislation)/white book
        
        dìngshūzhēn, [訂書針], staple
        zhànshū, [戰書], written war challenge
        shēngmíngshū, [聲明書], statement
        
        
        qìngzhúnánshū, [罄竹難書], so many that the bamboo slats have been exhausted/innumerable crimes (idiom)/see...
        zhùshū, [著書], to write a book
        pìnshū, [聘書], letter of appointment/contract
        shūjǐ, [書脊], spine of a book
        xiánshū, [閒書], light reading
        
        
        
        zǒngshūji, [總書記], general secretary (of the Communist Party)
        
        huángshū, [黃書], pornographic book
        shūhuà, [書畫], painting and calligraphy
        
        
        
        shūyuàn, [書院], academy of classical learning (Tang Dynasty - Qing Dynasty)
        shuōshū, [說書], folk art consisting of storytelling to music
        cǎoshū, [草書], grass script/cursive script (Chinese calligraphic style)
        
        
        jīngshū, [經書], classic books in Confucianism/scriptures/sutras
        
        xuèshū, [血書], letter written in one's own blood, expressing determination, hatred, last wishes...
        juémìngshū, [絕命書], suicide note
        guóshū, [國書], credentials (of a diplomat)/documents exchanged between nations/national or dyna...
        
        shūzhāi, [書齋], study (room)
        
        shūjú, [書局], bookstore/publishing house
        
        
        shūchú, [書櫥], bookcase
        shǒushū, [手書], to write personally/personal letter
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        dànshū, [但書], proviso/qualifying clause
        shūfǎjiā, [書法家], calligrapher
        
        
        lèishū, [類書], reference book consisting of material quoted from many sources, arranged by cate...
        
        jiāoshūjiàng, [教書匠], hack teacher/pedagogue
        gōngjùshū, [工具書], reference book (such as dictionary, almanac, gazetteer etc)
        shūjiǎn, [書簡], (literary) letter
        zhēnshū, [真書], regular script (Chinese calligraphic style)
        
        
        
        Hóngbǎoshū, [紅寶書], the "Little Red Book" of selected writings of Mao Zedong (refers to 毛主席語錄|毛主席语录[...
        
        
        zìshū, [字書], character book (i.e. school primer)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        chàngyìshū, [倡議書], written proposal/document outlining an initiative
        
        
        shūxiāng, [書香], literary reputation
        
        
        shūpí, [書皮], book cover/book jacket
        
        
鸿         
        
        
        wěirènshū, [委任書], letter of appointment
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shūmiànyǔ, [書面語], written language
        fènbǐjíshū, [奮筆疾書], to write at a tremendous speed
        
        zhàoshū, [詔書], edict/written imperial order
        
        
        
        

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