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 wài outside / in addition / foreign / external
Results beginning with 外
 wài mian outside
 wài miàn outside (also pr. [wai4 mian5] for this sense) / surface / exterior / external appearance
 wài guà attached externally (e.g. fuel tank) / plug-in / add-on / special software used to cheat in an online game
 wài guó foreign (country) / CL:個|个[ge4]
 wài guān exterior appearance / to view sth from the outside / exterior condition
 wài zī foreign investment
 wài mào foreign trade
 wài yǔ foreign language / CL:門|门[men2]
 wài bù external part / external
 wài dì parts of the country other than where one is
 wài biǎo external / outside / outward appearance
 wài huì foreign (currency) exchange
 wài xíng figure / shape / external form / contour
 wài jiè the outside world / external
 wài chū to go out / to go away (on a trip etc)
 wài jiāo diplomacy / diplomatic / foreign affairs / CL:個|个[ge4]
 wài shāng foreign businessman
 wài ké envelope / outer shell / hull / cover / case
 wài lái external / foreign / outside
 wài rén outsider / foreigner / stranger
 wài tào coat / jacket / CL:件[jian4]
 wài kē surgery (branch of medicine)
 wài wéi surrounding
 wài xíng external form
 wài chuán to tell others (a secret) / to divulge to an outsider / to be rumored
 wài zhuàn unofficial biography (as opposed to official dynastic biography)
 wài jiā in addition / extra
 wài yī outer clothing / semblance / appearance
 wài bāo outsourcing
 wài zài external / extrinsic
 wài qǐ foreign enterprise / company established in mainland China with direct investment from foreign entities or from investors in Taiwan, Macao or Hong Kong / abbr. for 外資企業|外资企业
 wài pó (coll.) mother's mother / maternal grandmother
 wài jí foreign (i.e. of foreign nationality)
 wài mào profile / appearance
 wài yuán external help / foreign aid
 wài bian outside / outer surface / abroad / place other than one's home
 wài wén foreign language (written)
 wài shè peripherals
 wài tou outside / out
 wài hào nickname
 wài gōng (coll.) mother's father / maternal grandfather
 wài qiáng facade / external wall
 wài zhǎng foreign minister / secretary of state / minister of foreign affairs
 wài xīng alien / extraterrestrial
 wài xiāo to export / to sell abroad
 wài bì foreign currency
 wài shì foreign affairs
 wài lì external force / pressure from outside
 wài xiàng extroverted (personality) / (economics etc) export-oriented
 wài cè outer side
 wài shāng injury / wound / trauma
 Wài tān the Shanghai Bund or Waitan
 wài yòng external
 wài diàn reports from foreign news agencies
 wài jiào foreign teacher (abbr. for 外國教師|外国教师) / greenhorn / novice / amateurish / religion other than Buddhism (term used by Buddhists)
 wài háng layman / amateur
 wài mài to go / take out (relates to food bought at a restaurant)
 wài céng outer layer / outer shell
 wài liú outflow / to flow out / to drain
 wài yīn vulva
 wài xiè to leak (usually secret information)
 wài yán extension (semantics)
 wài lù exposed / appearing on the outside
 wài shēng sister's son / wife's sibling's son
 wài jìng external diameter (including thickness of the wall)
 wài táo to flee abroad / to run away / to desert / outflow
 wài zhài foreign debt
 wài bīn foreign guest / international visitor
 wài sūn daughter's son / grandson / descendant via the female line
 wài pí outer skin / carapace
 wài jiān outer room / the external world / outside
 wài dài take-out (fast food) / (outer part of) tire / as well / besides / into the bargain / outer zone
 wài hǎi offshore / open sea
 wài pài outposting
 wài kuài extra income
 wài lián outreach
 wài xiàng Foreign Minister
 wài wù foreign affairs
 wài chǎng outer area (of a place that has an inner area) / dining area of a restaurant (as opposed to the kitchen) / outfield (baseball etc) / area outside a venue (e.g. exterior of a stadium) / field (maintenance, testing etc) / (Chinese opera) the area in front of the table on the stage
 wài cháng outside world / society
 wài fū to apply externally
 wài yuàn outer courtyard
 wài kǎ (sports) wild card (loanword)
 wài xiāng another part of the country / some other place
 wài huàn foreign aggression
 wài qín field work / field personnel / any occupation that involves a great deal of field work
 wài bàn foreign affairs office
 wài qiáo foreigner
 wài zǐ (polite) my husband
 wài ěr outer ear
 wài xīn (of a married person) interest in a third person / (old) (of a minister etc) disloyal disposition / (math.) circumcenter (of a polygon)
  outer core
 Wài bù Waipu township in Taichung county 臺中縣|台中县[Tai2 zhong1 xian4], Taiwan
 wài chā to extrapolate / extrapolation (math.) / (computing) to plug in (a peripheral device etc)
 wài chā heterodyne (electronics)
 wài dān Taoist external alchemy
 wài fàng extroverted / outgoing / to play audio through speakers (rather than through earphones) / (old) to appoint to a post outside the capital
 wài fū (botany) lemma
 wài huái lateral malleolus
 wài jī exterior product / the cross product of two vectors
 wài jiǎ take-away food
 wài jià (of a woman) to marry a non-local or foreigner
 wài láo abbr. for 外籍勞工|外籍劳工[wai4 ji2 lao2 gong1] / foreign worker
 wài lù see 外地[wai4 di4]
 wài méi foreign news media / abbr. of 外國媒體|外国媒体
 wài páo robe
 wài shǒu right-hand side (of a machine) / right-hand side (passenger side) of a vehicle
 wài shuǐ extra income
 wài sòng to send out / fast food delivered
 wài tuī to extrapolate
 wài wù to get involved in things which are not one's business
 wài xié outsourcing / people who judge others by their looks (abbr. for 外貌協會|外貌协会[wai4 mao4 xie2 hui4])
 wài ye (dialect) maternal grandfather
 wài yù extramarital affair
 wài yuán exogenous
FATS  outward Foreign Affiliates Statistics outward FATS
 wài guó rén foreigner
 Wài jiāo bù Ministry of Foreign Affairs / foreign office / Dept. of State
 wài xīng rén space alien / extraterrestrial
 wài guó yǔ foreign language
 wài dì rén stranger / outsider
 wài jiāo guān diplomat
 wài xiàng xíng export-oriented (economic model)
 wài tài kōng outer space
 wài kē xué surgery
 wài wù shěng foreign ministry (e.g. of Japan or Korea)
线 wài huán xiàn outer ring (road or rail line)
 wài sheng nu:3 sister's daughter / wife's sibling's daughter
 wài sūn nu:3 daughter's daughter / granddaughter
 wài zǔ fù maternal grandfather (i.e. mother's father)
 wài jiā jì additive
 wài zǔ mǔ mother's mother / maternal grandmother
 wài jiāo jiā diplomat
 wài xiāng rén a stranger / out-of-towner
 wài ěr dào external auditory meatus / auditory canal, between the outer ear 外耳 / and tympanum 鼓膜
 wài wén xì department of foreign languages / modern languages (college department)
 wài lái yǔ loanword
 wài shì chù Foreign Affairs Office (at a university) / Foreign Affairs Department
 wài lái cí loanword
  introduced species / naturalized species / exotic species
  upper mantle / outer mantle
  diplomatic law
  surgical unit
 wài bāng rén gentile
 wài bāo gōng outwork
 wài bian r erhua variant of 外邊|外边[wai4 bian5]
 Wài bù xiāng Waipu township in Taichung county 臺中縣|台中县[Tai2 zhong1 xian4], Taiwan
 wài cè gōu lateral sulcus or Sylvian fissure (neuroanatomy)
 lìng wài additional / in addition / besides / separate / other / moreover / furthermore
 guó wài abroad / external (affairs) / overseas / foreign
 zhī wài outside / excluding
 cǐ wài besides / in addition / moreover / furthermore
 yì wài unexpected / accident / mishap / CL:個|个[ge4]
 hǎi wài overseas / abroad
 yǐ wài apart from / other than / except for / external / outside of / on the other side of / beyond
 duì wài external / foreign / pertaining to external or foreign (affairs)
 hù wài outdoor
 mén wài outside the door
 zhōng wài Sino-foreign / Chinese-foreign / home and abroad
 nèi wài inside and outside / domestic and foreign / approximately / about
 zài wài outer / excluded
 jìng wài outside (a country's) borders
 lì wài exception / to be an exception
 gé wài especially / particularly
 chú wài to exclude / not including sth (when counting or listing) / except for
 hóng wài infrared (ray)
 xiàng wài out / outward
 é wài extra / added / additional
 lǎo wài (coll.) foreigner (esp. non Asian person) / layman / amateur
 wǎng wài out / outbound / departing
 shì wài outdoor
 yě wài countryside / areas outside the city
 chéng wài outside of a city
 shè wài concerning foreigners or foreign affairs
 kè wài extracurricular
 Tiān Wài abbr. for 天津外國語大學|天津外国语大学[Tian1 jin1 Wai4 guo2 yu3 Da4 xue2]
 tǐ wài outside the body / in vitro
 xiào wài off campus
 fèn wài exceptionally / not one's responsibility or job
 jiāo wài outskirts
 wū wài outside the room
 chū wài to go out / to leave for another place
 lǐ wài inside and out / or so
 kāi wài over and above (some amount) / beyond (budget)
 zǐ wài ultraviolet (ray)
 yuán wài landlord (old usage)
 sài wài beyond the Great Wall
 hào wài (newspaper) extra / special number (of a periodical)
 bù wài not beyond the scope of / nothing more than
 jiàn wài to regard sb as an outsider
广 Guǎng Wài abbr. for 廣東外語外貿大學|广东外语外贸大学[Guang3 dong1 Wai4 yu3 Wai4 mao4 Da4 xue2]
 yù wài outside the country / abroad / foreign / extraterritorial
 Běi Wài abbr. for 北京外國語大學|北京外国语大学[Bei3 jing1 Wai4 guo2 yu3 Da4 xue2]
 Shàng Wài abbr. for 上海外國語大學|上海外国语大学[Shang4 hai3 Wai4 guo2 yu3 Da4 xue2]
 hūn wài extramarital
 mèi wài to fawn on foreigners / to pander to foreign powers
 pái wài xenophobic / anti-foreigner
 tíng wài out-of-court (settlement)
 Dà Wài abbr. for 大連外國語大學|大连外国语大学[Da4 lian2 Wai4 guo2 yu3 Da4 xue2]
 jú wài outside (a group etc) / not connected (with an event etc) / external
西 Xī Wài abbr. for 西安外國語大學|西安外国语大学[Xi1 an1 Wai4 guo2 yu3 Da4 xue2]
 Chuān Wài abbr. for 四川外國語大學|四川外国语大学[Si4 chuan1 Wai4 guo2 yu3 Da4 xue2]
 chóu wài to feel animosity toward foreigners or outsiders / xenophobia
 Dào wài Daowai district of Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1] in Heilongjiang
 dù wài outside the sphere of one's consideration
 fǎ wài outside the law / beyond the law / extrajudicial
 fèn wài (adv) especially / (n) not ones responsibility or job
 huà wài (old) outside the sphere of civilization
 jiāo wài bokeh (photography)
 qí wài besides / in addition / apart from that
 rǎng wài to resist foreign aggression
 wěi wài to outsource
 guó nèi wài domestic and international / at home and abroad
线 hóng wài xiàn infrared ray
 hǎi nèi wài domestic and international / at home and abroad
线 zǐ wài xiàn ultraviolet ray
 hūn wài qíng extramarital affair
 bù wài hū nothing else but
 hūn wài liàn see 婚外情[hun1 wai4 qing2]
 hǎi wài bǎn foreign edition (of a newspaper)
 jìng nèi wài within and without the borders / domestic and foreign / home and abroad
 zài hù wài outdoors
  ectopic pregnancy
 mén wài hàn layman
 zǐ wài guāng ultraviolet light
 huà wài yīn voice-over / background narration
  extraterritorial law
 Běi Er4 wài abbr. for 北京第二外國語學院|北京第二外国语学院[Bei3 jing1 Di4 er4 Wai4 guo2 yu3 Xue2 yuan4]
 bù wài lù not exposed / concealed from view
 cái wài liú brain drain
 Dào wài qū Daowai district of Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1] in Heilongjiang
 děng wài mù cull tree
 děng wài shù cull tree
 é wài xìng additionality (economics)
 guó wài nèi international and domestic
 kāi wài guà see 開掛|开挂[kai1 gua4]
 lāo wài kuài to make extra money
 lǐ wài lǐ all in all / either way
 lì wài lùn exceptionalism
 lì wài zì exception(s)
 mǔ wài fān bunion / hallux valgus
 pí wài shāng superficial wound / a bruise
 qù guó wài to go abroad
 chú cǐ zhī wài apart from this / in addition to this
 duì wài mào yì foreign trade
 yì liào zhī wài contrary to expectation / unexpected
 shì wài táo yuán see 桃花源[tao2 hua1 yuan2]
 xǐ chū wàng wài to be pleased beyond one's expectations (idiom) / overjoyed at the turn of events
 gǔ jīn zhōng wài at all times and in all places (idiom)
 yì wài shì gù accident
 hǎi wài Huá rén overseas Chinese
  extracurricular activities
 shén jīng wài kē neurosurgery
 lǐ lǐ wài wài inside and out
 zhěng xíng wài kē plastic surgery / orthopedics
 jīn shǔ wài ké metal cover
 xiāo yáo fǎ wài unfettered and beyond the law (idiom) / evading retribution / getting away with it (e.g. crimes) / still at large
 nèi yōu wài huàn internal trouble and outside aggression (idiom) / in a mess both domestically and abroad
 yán wài zhī yì unspoken implication (idiom) / the actual meaning of what was said
 jié wài shēng zhī a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom) / fig. side issues keep arising
 lǐ yìng wài hé to coordinate outside and inside offensives (idiom) / (fig.) to act together
 zhì zhī dù wài to give no thought to / to have no regard for / to disregard
 cóng lǐ dào wài from the inside to the outside / through and through / thoroughly
 xiù wài huì zhōng good-looking and intelligent (idiom)
 kè wài dú wù extracurricular reading material
 bǎo wài jiù yī to release for medical treatment (of a prisoner)
 jiān wài zhí xíng to serve (a sentence) outside prison (law)
 hé wài xīng xì extragalactic star system / galaxy (not including our Galaxy)
 chī lǐ pá wài to work against the interests of sb one derives support from / to double-cross one's employer / to bite the hand that feeds you
 chū rén yì wài turned out other than expected (idiom) / unexpected
 fù zhī dù wài to think nothing of doing sth (idiom) / to do sth without considering the risks / to leave out of consideration
 jiǔ xiāo yún wài beyond the topmost clouds (idiom) / unimaginably far away
 jù zhī mén wài to lock one's door and refuse to see sb
 lǐ chū wài jìn uneven / in disorder / everything sticking out
 lǐ gōu wài lián to act from inside in coordination with attackers outside / attacked from both inside and out
 rǎng wài ān nèi to resist foreign aggression and pacify the interior of the country (idiom)
 shēn wài zhī wù mere worldly possessions
 xián wài zhī xiǎng see 弦外之音[xian2 wai4 zhi1 yin1]
 xián wài zhī yì see 弦外之音[xian2 wai4 zhi1 yin1]
 xián wài zhī yīn overtone (music) / (fig.) connotation / implied meaning
 zhì shēn shì wài not to get involved / to stay out of it
  translunar space
  vacuum housing
  munition casing
  parliamentary diplomacy
  side event
  people-to-people diplomacy
  exception opinion
  external loads / external load capability
  incidental emission
  outside air
  educational outreach
  track-one process / official government diplomacy
  survey outline
  external crop marketing
  public diplomacy
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