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Index | A,a. B,b. C,c. D,d. E,e. F,f. G,g. H,h. I,i. J,j. K,k. L,l. M,m
N,n. O,o. P,p. Q,q. R,r. S,s. T,t. U,u. V,v. W,w. X,x. Y,y. Z,z.

12 Chinese zodiac animals

5 elements

Chinese numbers 0-100

C,c

cabin of a ship

cage

cake

cakes; pastry

calamities; disasters

calamity; disaster (nan, Mandarin pinyin practice)

calamity; disaster (yang, Mandarin pinyin practice)

calisthenics; gymnastics

call

call (jiao, Mandarin pinyin practice)

call; to name (cheng, Mandarin pinyin practice)

call; knock

call; summon

call out loudly; yell; shout

called, named

call, give a name

call me

call for help; Mayday

callous; heartless

calm; composed

calm; cool-headed

calm; set

calm and collected; cool and calm

calm and steady

calm and unhurried

camel

camp; battalion

camphor tree

camping (video)

camping by the lakeside

camping tent

can (video)

can; able; capable

can to

can, know how

can; jar

can; may

can't bear; can't stand

cancel

cancer

candle (la, Mandarin pinyin practice)

candle (zhu, Mandarin pinyin practice)

candy; sugar

cane; staff; walking stick

canine; dog

canned food

cannon; artillery piece

cannot help it; have no alternative

canon; ceremony

canyon; gorge

cap; headgear

capability; ability

capable and virtuous

capacity; amount; quantity

capital city

capital of a country

capitulate; succumb to

capsicum; red pepper

capsule (medicine)

captain of a team; team leader

car; vehicle

car accident; traffic accident

carbon

card

card playing; play cards

cards of games; playing cards

care about; to mind

care for; highly favored

care for; look after

careful; attentive; thoughtful

Careful! (video)

careful (video)

careful; cautious; prudent

careful to do things slowly

cargoes; goods

carp (fish)

carpenter; woodworker (mu, Mandarin pinyin practice)

carpenter (jiang, Mandarin pinyin practice)

carpet; rug

carry; wear

carry cargo; freight; load goods

carry on the back

carry on the shoulder (kang, Mandarin pinyin practice)

carry on the shoulder (tiao, Mandarin pinyin practice)

carry on with; keep on

carry with both hands

carve; engrave (diao, Mandarin pinyin practice)

carve; engrave (ke, Mandarin pinyin practice)

carve out a niche for oneself

cascade; waterfall

case

casino; gambling house

cast; spread

cast aside; throw away

cast away; throw away

casting a spell; chant incantations

casual; unrestrained

cat (video)

cat (mao, Mandarin pinyin practice)

catalogue; table of contents

catch; arrest

catch; capture

catch sight of

cats chasing mice

Cats like to chase mice.

catch; capture

catch birds with a net

caterpillar

cause; induce

cause; reason (yin, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cause; reason (you, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cause and effect; karma

cause to smile

caution; warning

cautious

cautious; prudent (jin, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cautious; prudent (ti, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cave; den; hole

cave; hole

cave in; sink

cavern

cease, quit (ba, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cease, quit (chuo, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cease; rest

cease; stop

cease; stop; stay

celebrate

celebrate birthday

cellular phone

censer (for burning incense)

center; middle (jian, Mandarin pinyin practice)

center; middle (yang, Mandarin pinyin practice)

center; middle (zhong, Mandarin pinyin practice)

ceremonious; formal and dignified

ceremony

ceremony; canon

ceremony to celebrate

certain; confident

certain; some

certain; valid

certain person; somebody; someone

certainly; definitely

certainly; of course

certificate; certification

chain

chair (video)

chair (yi, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chair (zi, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chairman of the company board

chat; talk informally

challenge (video)

challenge (tiao, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chamber; room

champion

chance, opportunity

chance, opportunity (ji, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chāng, cháng, chǎng, chàng Mandarin pinyin tunes

change; alter

change; leather

change; transform

change; variation

Changjiang River; Yangtze River

channels

chant; recite

chant; recite; intone (yin, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chant; recite; intone (song, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chant incantations; casting a spell

chaos; disorder; anarchy

chapter of story

characterized by peculiar traits; quirky

charisma; charm

charming; fascinating

charming for woman; exquisite; glorious

charming wife

charred; scorched

chase (video)

chase after; pursue

chaste; angelical

chat (video)

chat; gossip (che, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chat; talk; converse

cheap; inexpensive

cheat; deceive; swindle

cheater; swindler; deceiver; trickster

check; examine

check; examine; inspect

cheek (of the face) (jia, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cheek (of the face) (sai, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cheerful; agreeable; pleasant

cheerful; happy; joyful

cheerful; joyful; happy

cheerful; joyous

chef; culinary artist

Chen, Chinese surname

cherish; value highly

cherish the memory of; yearn for

cherished thing; darling baby

chess (game)

chest; breast; thorax

chew; munch; masticate

chew carefully and swallow slowly(Chinese idiom

chicken

chicken (ji, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chicken egg

chicken meat

chicken meat (ji, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chief; head; leader

child (video)

child (hai, Mandarin pinyin practice)

child (tong, Mandarin pinyin practice)

child; baby; doll

child; children; young

child; son

child is fishing by the river

childbirth; manufacture

children

Children grow up and become adults.

Children like to listen to her stories.

children of parents

chili pepper

chili pepper; hot pepper

chilly; wintry

chimpanzee; ape; gorilla

China

Chinese (language)

Chinese dumplings; water dumplings

Chinese language

Chinese martial art; kung fu

Chinese mile (half kilometer)

Chinese New Year; Spring Festival

Chinese unicorn; kylin

Chinese writing brush

Chinese Birth Years

chisel

chivalrous man; gentleman

chivalry; chivalrous

choke

choke; choked

choose; choice (xuan, Mandarin pinyin practice)

choose; choice (ze, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chop; cut off

chop; hack off

chop firewood

chop off

chop off; break apart by chopping

chop with ax or big sword

chopsticks

chopsticks (kuai, Mandarin pinyin practice)

chow mein; fried noodles

chrysanthemum flower

cicada

cigarette; tobacco

cinnabar; vermilion; scarlet

circle (yuan, Mandarin pinyin practice)

circle (quan, Mandarin pinyin practice)

circle; encircle

circle; loop

circumference

circumspect; discreet

circumstances; environment

citizen of a particular country

city (cheng, Mandarin pinyin practice)

city (shi, Mandarin pinyin practice)

civilian; people

clam

clamber; scramble

clamour; noisy

clan; tribe

clap; pat; hit with palm

clap hands; applaud

class; course; lesson

class; rank

class; working shift

classic books; scripture

classical music

claw; talon (zhao, Mandarin pinyin practice)

claw; talon (zhua, Mandarin pinyin practice)

clean; neat and tidy

clean; virtuous

clean away; weed out

clear

clear; apparent

clear; clean up

clear, limpid water

clear; obvious (chu, Mandarin pinyin practice)

clear; obvious (qing, Mandarin pinyin practice)

clear a wild area for cultivation

clear sky; cloudless (qing, Mandarin pinyin practice)

clear sky; cloudless (lang, Mandarin pinyin practice)

clever; astute; quick of apprehension

clever; coincidence

clever; quick

clever and keen

clever and well-behaved

clever at; skilled in; excel in

client; customer

cliff; precipice

climb; ascend

climb; shin

climb a mountain; mountaineering

climbing mountains; mountain-climbing

clip

clip tightly

clippers; shears

clique; faction; division; branch

clock

clogged up; stuff; fill in

close; block up

close; intimate

close; near

close; turn off

close down (business)

close down; shut down

close friend

close relative; near relative

close the door

clothing; dress

cloud

cloudy; overcast

clown; buffoon

clowning around; act mischievously

club together; pool money; raise fund

clumsy

clumsy; foolish

clutch; seize; pull; drag

coal (fuel)

coal; charcoal

coarse; rough

coast, shore

coax; wheedle

cockroach

coconut

cod; codfish

code of chivalry; knight-errantry

coexist; survive together

coffee (video)

coil; wind around

coincidence

coincidence; clever

coincidentally; occasionally

cold

cold-blooded; hardhearted

collagen

collapse (beng, Mandarin pinyin practice)

collapse (kua, Mandarin pinyin practice)

collapse; nervous breakdown

collapse; topple

collect; gather (ji, Mandarin pinyin practice)

collect; gather (jian, Mandarin pinyin practice)

collide; bump; touch

collide with; bump

collocate; pair up

color

color of skin; skin color (race)

colorful; chromatic

coloring; dyeing

colors; colorful

colors; dyes

colossal; huge; gigantic

colossus; giant

comb

combat; fight (bo, Mandarin pinyin practice)

combat; fight (dou, Mandarin pinyin practice)

combination; assemble

combine; unite

combustion; burn; flaming

come (video)

come; coming

come across; meet

come and go

come back; recover

come back to former glory; revival

comedy

coming, arrival

come back

come face to face; meet

come to see someone; visit

come true

comfortable (video)

comfortable (shu, Mandarin pinyin practice)

comfortable; refreshing

command; direct

command; mandate; order

commander-in-chief

commandment; monastic discipline

commandment; religious discipline

commence; begin; start

commend; compliment

comment; animadversion (pi, Mandarin pinyin practice)

comment; animadversion (ping, Mandarin pinyin practice)

comment; criticize

commerce; business

commit a crime

commitment; promise (cheng, Mandarin pinyin practice)

commitment; promise (nuo, Mandarin pinyin practice)

commodity; article

common mortal; ordinary people

commonplace; ordinary

common; altogether

common; ordinary

common; ordinary; plain; average

common interest

common; universal

communicate; communications

community; society

companion

companion; friend

companion; intimate partner

companion; partner

compare

compare (bi Mandarin pinyin practice)

compare (jiao, Mandarin pinyin practice)

compel; force someone to do something

compel to; force to

compelling attractiveness; charisma

compensate; indemnify

compete; contest

competition; contention

complain; resentment

complete; finish

complete destruction; doom

complete in both respects (Chinese idiom)

compliment

composed; imperturbable; self-possessed

compost

comprehend; comprehension

concave

concave-convex (ao, Mandarin pinyin practice)

concave-convex (tu, Mandarin pinyin practice)

conceal; hide (cang, Mandarin pinyin practice)

conceal; hide (ni, Mandarin pinyin practice)

concentrate; solidify; congeal

concentrated; thick; dense

concentrated or dilute; dense or sparse

concept; general idea

concern

concern; consider

concerned; feel concern about

conch; spiral shell

conclude; end

concubine

condemn someone

condiments; seasoning; flavoring

condition; situation

conducive to the expression of love

conduct; command; lead

cone

confess; admit (tan, Mandarin pinyin practice)

confess; admit (cheng, Mandarin pinyin practice)

confidence

confidence; self-confident

confidential; keep secret

confined; restrained

conflict; serious disagreement

conflict inside a group

confront; to face

Confucianism; Confucianist

confused; bewildered

confused; lost

congee

congratulate; felicitate

congratulations

connect; link (jie, Mandarin pinyin practice)

connect; link (lian, Mandarin pinyin practice)

connect; string together

conquer

conscience; moral sense

conscience-stricken

consent; agree

consent; promise

consequence of sin

consider

consider; think over

considerably; quite; rather

console; comfort

conspiracy; secret scheme

constant; usually

construct

consume; sell; market

contain; tolerate

contaminated; polluted

content; fulfilling

contest; race; tournament

continent; continental

continent; land mass

continually; lasting

construct; build (da, Mandarin pinyin practice)

construct; build (jian, Mandarin pinyin practice)

contact; touch

contact with; consult with

contact with; in harmony

contact with; touch with

contain; include

continue (video)

continue (xu, Mandarin pinyin practice)

continue; carry on with; keep on

continue to pursue dreams

contract; agreement

contradiction

contrary; opposite

contrary wind; against the wind

contribute; donate

contribute money; donate money

control

control; manage

control; restrict

control oneself; forbear

conundrum; enigma

convenient; convenience

convenience store

convex

cook; chef

cook; boil up

cook; cooking

cook by steaming

cooked

cooked rice

cooking pot

cookie; biscuit

cool (temperature)

cool; awesome

cool; inspiring awe

cool and calm; calm and collected

cool and comfortable; pleasantly cool

cool and composed

cooperate; cooperation

coordinate; assist

coordinate with; fit; match

coordination; put things in order

cope with; face up

copious; abundant

copper; brass; bronze

coquettish; flirtatious

coquettish; amorous; flirtatious; sex appeal

coquettish; seductive appearance

cork; stopper; bolt; plug

corner; angle

corpse

corpulent; fat; obese

correct; pair

correct; right (que, Mandarin pinyin practice)

correct; right (shi, Mandarin pinyin practice)

correct path; right way

correct path; right way; decent way

cosmetics; make-up

costly; expensive

cotton

cotton flower

cotton-padded jacket

cotton yarn; veil; gauze

cough (ke, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cough (sou, Mandarin pinyin practice)

Could you please..

counseling; guidance

count; calculate

count; compute; calculate

counterfeit; imitate

country; nation

countryside; rural area

couple; dual; two; pair

courage; bravery

courage; gallbladder

courageous

courageous; brave (yong, Mandarin pinyin practice)

courageous; brave (gan, Mandarin pinyin practice)

court disaster; invite disaster

courteous; politeness; manners

courteous and refined in manner (man)

courtesy; etiquette

covenant; alliance

cover; conceal

cover; lid

cover; sheath

covering; awning

covet; admire; envy

cow (video)

cow; cattle; bovine animal

coward (Chinese slang)

cowardly; timid

cowboy

cowrie; conch; seashell

crab

crack of thunder; thunderbolt

craftsman; artisan

crafty; deceitful

crafty; dishonest

crafty; foxy

cramp; muscular spasm

crane

crave for; long for

crawl; creep; grabble

crazy; extremely enthusiastic

crazy; insane

crazy; mad

crazy about (ha, Mandarin pinyin practice)

cream; ointment

creak; break

create (chuang, Mandarin pinyin practice)

create (zao, Mandarin pinyin practice)

credit; praiseworthy achievement

creek; brook

cremains; bone ash

crest line of the mountains

crippled; lame (bo, Mandarin pinyin practice)

crippled; lame (que, Mandarin pinyin practice)

crippled lag

crisp; crispy (su, Mandarin pinyin practice)

crisp; crispy (cui, Mandarin pinyin practice)

criticize; criticism (pi, Mandarin pinyin practice)

criticize; criticism (ping, Mandarin pinyin practice)

crocodile; alligator

crook; crooked

cross legs; Sukhasana

cross river or ocean

crossing the bridge

crouch

crouch by the door

crouch down; squat

crouching tiger and hidden dragon (Chinese idiom)

crowd; group of people

crowded with people

crow; raven (wu, Mandarin pinyin practice)

crow; raven (ya, Mandarin pinyin practice)

crowd; people

crown

crucial importance

crude and impetuous

cruel

cruel; fierce; ferocious

cruel; ruthless

crumb; bit and small pieces

crush; run over

crush inwards; fall toward; rush toward

crutch

cry; sob; weep

cry; sob; weep aloud

cry out; shout

cry out aloud

crying sound of a cat; miaow

crystal; rock crystal

crystal-clear; limpid

cuddle; hug; embrace

culinary art; cooking

cultivate; foster

cultivate and nourish

cultivate land; reclaim wasteland

cultivate oneself; self-cultivation

cultivate soil; till the land

culture

cumulative; accumulate

cunning; sly

cup, mug

cure; heal

cure; heal; treat

cure a disease; medical treatment

curious; inquisitive

curly

curly hair; wavy hair

curse; swear

curtain

curved

custody; detain

customer; client

customs; customary

cut; deduct

cut; slice

cut in; break into a conversation

cut into cubes

cut meat

cut off

cut open; dissect

cut with scissors

cut with a saw

cute; adorable

cute and lovable (modern slang)

cuts and bruises; scar of wound

cutting edge of a knife

cutting edge of sword

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Index | A,a. B,b. C,c. D,d. E,e. F,f. G,g. H,h. I,i. J,j. K,k. L,l. M,m
N,n. O,o. P,p. Q,q. R,r. S,s. T,t. U,u. V,v. W,w. X,x. Y,y. Z,z.