"从" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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Mandarin zòng; cóng; cōng
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Results for 从
 zòng second cousin
 cóng from / through / via / to follow / to obey / to engage in (an activity) / never (in negative sentence) / (Taiwan pr. [zong4]) retainer / assistant / auxiliary / subordinate / related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor
 cōng lax / yielding / unhurried
Results beginning with 从
 cóng shì to go for / to engage in / to undertake / to deal with / to handle / to do
 cóng ér thus / thereby
 cóng cǐ from now on / since then / henceforth
 cóng xiǎo from childhood / as a child
 cóng wèi never
 cóng qián previously / formerly / once upon a time
 cóng lái always / at all times / never (if used in negative sentence)
 cóng zhōng from within / therefrom
 cóng yè to practice (a trade)
 cóng bù never
 cóng tóu anew / from the start
 cóng róng to go easy / unhurried / calm / Taiwan pr. [cong1 rong2]
 cóng jīn from now on
 cóng yán strict / rigorous / severely
 cóng sù (to do sth) with dispatch / as soon as possible
 cóng yōu preferential treatment / most favored terms
 cóng jūn to enlist / to serve in the army
 cóng jù clause
 cóng qīng to be lenient (in sentencing)
 cóng shǔ subordinate
 cóng mìng to obey an order / to comply / to do sb's bidding / to do as requested
 cóng kuān lenient / leniently
 cóng liáng (of a slave or servant) to be given one's freedom / (of a prostitute) to marry and leave one's trade
 cóng fàn accessory to a crime / accomplice
 cóng zǐ paternal uncle's son / nephew
 cóng lu:è to omit (less important details etc)
 cóng róng to enlist / to be in the army
 cóng dòng -driven (of mechanism, driven by a component) / slave (wheel, pulley)
 cóng fù paternal uncle
 cóng hé whence? / where from?
 Cóng huà Conghua county level city in Guangzhou 廣州|广州[Guang3 zhou1], Guangdong
 cóng huǎn not to hurry / to procrastinate / to postpone
 Cóng jiāng Congjiang county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qian2 dong1 nan2 zhou1], Guizhou
 cóng lì minor official / to be an official
 cóng méi never (in the past) / never did
 cóng mǔ maternal aunt
 cóng xiān (dialect) before / in the past / previously
 cóng xiōng older male second cousin
 cóng yǐng to make movies / to be a movie actor (or actress)
 cóng zhě follower / attendant
 cóng zhòng to follow the crowd / to conform
 cóng lái méi have never / has never
 cóng lái bù never
 cóng qù nián since last year
 Cóng huà shì Conghua county level city in Guangzhou 廣州|广州[Guang3 zhou1], Guangdong
 Cóng jiāng xiàn Congjiang county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qian2 dong1 nan2 zhou1], Guizhou
 cóng jià shuì ad valorem tariff
 cóng lái méi yǒu have never / never before
 cóng yè rén yuán employee / person employed in a trade or profession
 cóng tiān ér jiàng lit. to drop from the sky (idiom) / fig. to appear unexpectedly / to arise abruptly / out of the blue / to drop into one's lap
 cóng jīn yǐ hòu henceforth
 cóng líng kāi shǐ to start from scratch
 cóng róng bù pò calm / unruffled
 cōng cháng jì yì to take one's time making a decision (idiom) / to consider at length
 cóng cháng jì yì to take one's time making a decision (idiom) / to consider at length
 cóng yī ér zhōng faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
 cóng lǐ dào wài from the inside to the outside / through and through / thoroughly
 cóng cóng róng róng unhurried / all in good time
 cóng shàn rú liú readily following good advice (idiom) / willing to accept other people's views
 cóng jǐng jiù rén to jump into a well to rescue sb else (idiom) / fig. to help others at the risk to oneself
 cóng tóu dào wěi from start to finish / from head to tail / the whole (thing)
 cóng xīn suǒ yù whatever you like / to do as one pleases
  herd behaviour
  learning by doing
 cóng cǐ wǎng hòu from here on
 cóng jiàn rú liú to follow admonition as natural flow (idiom) / to accept criticism or correction (even from one's inferiors)
 cóng jīn tiān qǐ starting from today
 cóng nán cóng yán demanding and strict (idiom) / exacting
 cóng nà shí hòu from that time on / since then
 cóng shì yán jiū to do research / to carry out research
 cóng shí zhāo lái to own up to the facts
 cóng tóu dào jiǎo from head to foot
 cóng yán chéng chǔ to deal with sb severely (idiom)
 zòng huà jiān mù whismore
  age dependency ratio
 cóng wài biǎo lái kàn looking from the outside / seen from the outside
  test of appurtenance / appurtenance test
  From the Dove to Peace
  borrowing from peacekeeping missions / borrowing from peacekeeping operations / borrowing from peacekeeping
  transition from relief to development
 zòng fèi wù huí shōu néng yuán energy recovery from waste
  trade-based entitlements
  Mountain to Markets Programme
  economically active population
 zòng sū dān chè zī gōng zuò duì Sudan Divestment Task Force
  production-based entitlements
  well-to-wheel analysis
 cóng shàn rú dēng , cóng è rú bēng doing good is like a hard climb, doing evil is like an easy fall (idiom)
 zòng hòu fāng huò qǔ xìn xī zhī yuán reach-back
  geopressurized brine energy recovery
  From the Stereotypes of War to the Ideals of Peace
  abolitionist by law
  farm-to-fork food safety
  own-labour entitlements
  From Partial Insecurity to Global Security
  Task Force on the relief to development continuum
  Offices at Headquarters with Field Activities Section
  warning lead time
  Inter-agency Task Force on the Continuum from Relief to Development
  Convention on the Taxation of Road Vehicles Engaged in International Passenger Transport
  Convention on the Taxation of Road Vehicles Engaged in International Goods Transport
  tasking cycle
  Trust Fund for Repatriation of Ethiopian Refugees from Djibuti
  Conference on Transformation from a System of Central Planning to a Market Economy
Approximate Results for 从
 zì cóng since (a time) / ever since
 fú cóng to obey (an order) / to comply / to defer
 wú cóng not to have access / beyond one's authority or capability / sth one has no way of doing
 tīng cóng to listen and obey / to comply with / to heed / to hearken
 shùn cóng obedient / to comply / to submit / to defer
 zūn cóng to comply with / to follow (directives) / to defer (to the judgment of superiors)
 suí cóng to accompany / to follow / to attend / entourage / attendant
 yìng cóng to assent / to comply with
 dǎ cóng from / (ever) since
 shì cóng to serve (an important personage) / attendant / retainer
 máng cóng to follow blindly / to conform slavishly / unthinking obedience
 qū cóng to capitulate
 zhǔ cóng master-slave (computing) / client-server (computing) / primary and secondary
 yī cóng to comply with / to obey
 gēn cóng to follow / (of a woman) to get married / (old) attendant
 guò cóng to have relations with / to associate with
 rén cóng retinue / hangers-on
 rèn cóng at one's discretion
 shī cóng to study under (a teacher)
 xìn cóng to trust and obey
 xùn cóng tame / obedient
 zōu cóng mounted escort
 zūn cóng to obey / to observe / to follow
 Shěn Cóng wén Shen Congwen (1902-1988), novelist
 shì cóng guān aide-de-camp
 xié cóng fàn induced accomplice / coerced accomplice / accomplice under duress
 hé qù hé cóng what course to follow / what path to take
 lì bù cóng xīn less capable than desirable (idiom) / not as strong as one would wish / the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
 wú suǒ shì cóng not knowing which course to follow (idiom) / at a loss what to do
 yán tīng jì cóng to see, hear and obey (idiom) / to take advice / to take sb at his word
 huò cóng kǒu chū Trouble issues from the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
 tóu bǐ cóng róng to lay down the pen and take up the sword (idiom) / to join the military (esp. of educated person)
 qīng chē jiǎn cóng (of an official) to travel with little luggage and just a small escort / to travel without ostentation
 qì è cóng shàn to renounce evil and turn to virtue (idiom)
 ài nán cóng mìng difficult to obey orders (idiom) / much to my embarrassment, I am unable to comply
 bìng cóng kǒu rù Illness enters by the mouth (idiom). Mind what you eat! / fig. A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
 míng cóng zhǔ rén named after (the original owner)
 sān cóng sì dé Confucian moral injunctions for women, namely: obey in turn three men father, husband and son, plus the four virtues of morality 德, physical charm 容, propriety in speech 言 / and efficiency in needlework 功
 wéi mìng shì cóng to follow obediently
 xǐ cóng tiān jiàng joy from heaven (idiom) / overjoyed at unexpected good news / unlooked-for happy event
 xíng bù cóng jìng lit. not following the straight path (idiom) / fig. looking for a shortcut to get ahead in work or study
  accessory after the fact
  accessory before the fact
  stare decisis
  accessory during the fact
  political party affiliation / party affiliation
 gǎn bù cóng mìng to not dare to disobey an order (idiom)
 shě zhèng cóng xié to be corrupted by evil influences (idiom)
 shì sǐ bù cóng to vow to die rather than obey (idiom)
 wú cóng xià shǒu not know where to start
 zé shàn ér cóng to choose the right course and follow it (idiom)
 zhì sàng cóng jiǎn to be frugal in attending to funeral rites (idiom)
  Royal Aide-de-Camp Department
 gōng jìng bù rú cóng mìng deference is no substitute for obedience (idiom) / (said to accept sb's request, invitation etc)
 bīn yǔ guān xì cóng jù object relative clause
西 tài yáng cóng xī biān chū lái lit. the sun rises in the west (idiom) / fig. hell freezes over / pigs can fly
 yòu fēn zhī guān xì cóng jù right branching relative clauses
 zhōng xīn mái zhì guān xì cóng jù center-embedded relative clauses
  personal staff of the force commander
 bìng cóng kǒu rù , huò cóng kǒu chū Illness enters by the mouth, trouble comes out by the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
 lǎo shǔ lā guī , wú cóng xià shǒu like mice trying to pull a turtle, nowhere to get a hand grip (idiom) / no clue where to start
 zhǐ huī yǒu fāng , rén rén lè cóng Command right and you will be obeyed cheerfully. (idiom)
  International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics
  International Society for Crime Prevention
  Asian Alliance of Appropriate Technology Practioners / APPROTECH ASIA
  commercial off-the-shelf
 yī bù èr shí sì shǐ , bù zhī cóng hé shuō qǐ It's a long and intricate story, I hardly know where to start.
  Principles Relating to Remote Sensing of the Earth from Outer Space
  spacefaring nation
  Meeting on Instrumental Use of Children in Criminal Activities
  Declaration concerning the Prohibition of Launching Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons
  Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters
  commercial lead time
  European Agreement concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport
  Convention concerning Medical Examination of Young Persons for Fitness for Employment Underground in Mines
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