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Results for 上
 shàng on top / upon / above / upper / previous / first (of multiple parts) / to climb / to get onto / to go up / to attend (class or university)
 shǎng see 上聲|上声[shang3 sheng1]
Results beginning with 上
 Shàng hǎi Shanghai municipality, central east China, abbr. to 滬|沪[Hu4]
 shàng shì to hit the market (of a new product) / to float (a company on the stock market)
 shàng chuán to upload
 shàng mian on top of / above-mentioned
 shàng wǎng to go online / to connect to the Internet / (of a document etc) to be uploaded to the Internet / (tennis, volleyball etc) to move in close to the net
 shàng wǔ morning / CL:個|个[ge4]
 shàng shù aforementioned / above-mentioned
 shàng lù to start on a journey / to be on one's way
 shàng zhǎng to rise / to go up
 shàng shēng to rise / to go up / to ascend
 shàng qù to go up
 shàng lái to come up / to approach / (verb complement indicating success)
 shàng xià up and down / top and bottom / old and new / length / about
 shàng cì last time
 shàng bān to go to work / to be on duty / to start work / to go to the office
 Shàng dì God
 shàng mén to drop in / to visit / to lock a door / (of a shop) to close / to go and live with one's wife's family, in effect becoming a member of her family
 shàng kè to go to class / to attend class / to go to teach a class
 shàng jí higher authorities / superiors / CL:個|个[ge4]
 shàng yǎn to screen (a movie) / to stage (a play) / a screening / a staging
 shàng qián to advance / to step forward
 shàng xué to go to school / to attend school
线 shàng xiàn to go online / to put sth online
 shàng yìng to show (a movie) / to screen
 shàng fāng place above
 shàng zhōu last week
 shàng tiān Heaven / Providence / God / the day before / the sky above / to fly to the sky / to take off and fly into space / to die / to pass away
 Shàng dū Shangdu, also known as Xanadu, summer capital of the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)
 shàng bào to report to one's superiors / to appear in the news / to reply to a letter
 shàng yáng to rise (i.e. number increases) / a price rise / to raise
 shàng dàng taken in (by sb's deceit) / to be fooled / to be duped
 shàng chē to get on or into (a bus, train, car etc)
 shàng chǎng on stage / to go on stage / to take the field
 shàng si boss / superior
 shàng ge first (of two parts) / last (week etc) / previous / the above
 shàng kōng overhead / in the sky
 shàng yè previous page
 shàng chuáng to go to bed / (coll.) to have sex
 shàng tiáo to raise (prices) / to adjust upwards
 shàng yóu upper reaches (of a river) / upper level / upper echelon / upstream
 shàng yī jacket / upper outer garment / CL:件[jian4]
 shàng shān to go uphill / to spin cocoon (silkworms) / to pass away
 shàng jiàng general / admiral / air chief marshal
 shàng shēn upper part of the body
 shàng xiàn upper bound
 shàng gǎng to take up one's post / to be given a job
 shàng shǒu to obtain / to master / overhand (serve etc) / seat of honor
 shàng guān high-ranking official / superior
 shàng sù to appeal (a judicial case) / appeal
 shàng zhèn to go into battle
 shàng tái to rise to power (in politics) / to go on stage (in the theater)
 shàng xíng (of trains) up (i.e. towards the capital) / (of river boats) to go against the current / to submit (a document) to higher authorities
 shàng rèn to take office / previous (incumbent) / predecessor
 shàng jiē to go onto the streets / to go shopping
 shàng mǎ to get on a horse / to mount
 shàng xiào high ranking officer in Chinese army / colonel
 shàng lóu to go upstairs
 shàng gǔ the distant past / ancient times / antiquity / early historical times
 shàng céng upper layer
 shàng hǎo first-rate / top-notch
 shàng chéng first-class / best quality / also pr. [shang4 sheng4]
 shàng yuè last month
 shàng shū to write a letter (to the authorities) / to present a petition
 shàng wèi captain (military rank)
 shàng bǎng to appear on the public roll of successful examinees (i.e. pass an exam) / to make the list / (of a song) to hit the charts
 shàng wàn over ten thousand / fig. untold numbers / innumerable / thousands upon thousands
 shàng tou above / on top of / on the surface of
 shàng tóu (of alcohol) to go to one's head / (old) (of a bride-to-be) to bind one's hair into a bun / (of a prostitute) to receive a patron for the first time
 shàng děng highest quality / top-notch
 shàng xún first third of a month
 shàng nián last year
 shàng bù upper section
 shàng jìn to make progress / to do better / fig. ambitious to improve oneself / to move forwards
 shàng jī embarkation
 shàng bian the top / above / overhead / upwards / the top margin / above-mentioned / those higher up
 shàng àn to go ashore / to climb ashore
 shàng jiāo to hand over to / to give to higher authority / to seek connections in high places
 shàng fēng on the up / currently winning / rising (in popularity etc)
 shàng jiǎo to transfer (income, profits etc) to higher authorities
 Shàng Qì abbr. for 上海汽車工業集團|上海汽车工业集团, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. (SAIC)
 shàng zǎi to upload
 shàng liú upper class
访 shàng fǎng to seek an audience with higher-ups (esp. government officials) to petition for sth
 shàng huǒ to get angry / to suffer from excessive internal heat (TCM)
 shàng diào to hang oneself
 shàng chuán to get on the boat
 shàng fú to float up
 shàng wèi top seat / person occupying leading position
 shàng yǐn to get into a habit / to become addicted
 shàng cāng heaven
 shàng sè top-quality / top-grade
 shàng shǎi to color (a picture etc) / to dye (fabric etc) / to stain (furniture etc)
 Shàng Zhèng Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), abbr. for 上海證券交易所|上海证券交易所[Shang4 hai3 Zheng4 quan4 Jiao1 yi4 suo3]
 shàng zhuāng upper garment
 shàng pí epithelium
 shàng wén preceding part of the text
 shàng gōu to take the bait
 shàng cài to serve, also to put on plate
 shàng kǒu to be able to read aloud fluently / to be suitable (easy enough) for reading aloud
 Shàng shuǐ upper reaches (of a river) / to go upstream / to add some water / to water (a crop etc)
 shàng zuò seat of honor
 shàng fáng see 正房[zheng4 fang2]
 shàng zhī upper limb
 shàng pō uphill / upslope / to move upwards / to climb a slope
 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]
 shàng gōng to go to work / to start work
 shàng gòng to make offerings (to gods or ancestors) / to offer gifts to superiors in order to win their favor
 shàng huán (coll.) to wear an intrauterine device (IUD)
 shàng chún upper lip / (entomology) labrum
 shàng shū (of a court official) to present a memorial to the emperor (old)
 shàng biāo superscript
 shàng xián to wind / to tighten / crescent moon / first quarter or waxing moon
 shàng fén to sweep the tombs (of one's ancestors) / the Qingming festival
 shàng táng roof of the mouth / to load (a gun)
 shàng hé maxilla (upper jaw)
 shàng yù imperial edict / see also 聖諭|圣谕[sheng4 yu4]
 shǎng shēng falling and rising tone / third tone in modern Mandarin
 shàng kuǎn addressee / name of recipient on painting or scroll
 shàng bàn first half
 shàng bèi ancestors / one's elders
 shàng biāo (of livestock) to fatten up / to put on weight
 Shàng cài Shangcai county in Zhumadian 駐馬店|驻马店[Zhu4 ma3 dian4], Henan
齿 shàng chǐ upper teeth
 shàng dá to reach the higher authorities
 shàng dài previous generation
 shàng dì top notch / highest quality
 shàng fù to inform
 shàng gān backswing (golf)
 Shàng gāo Shanggao county in Yichun 宜春, Jiangxi
 shàng hàn mandible
 Shàng háng Shanghang county level city in Longyan 龍岩|龙岩, Fujian
 Shàng Hé SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) / abbr. for 上海合作組織|上海合作组织[Shang4 hai3 He2 zuo4 Zu3 zhi1]
 shàng huàn first ten days of a lunar month
 shàng huí last time / the previous time
 shàng jiā preceding player (in a game)
 shàng jiā excellent / outstanding / great
 shàng jiǎn upper eyelid
 shàng jiè upper bound
 shàng jìng photogenic / to appear on film or in the media
 Shàng lì Shangli county in Pingxiang 萍鄉|萍乡, Jiangxi
 Shàng lín Shanglin county in Nanning 南寧|南宁[Nan2 ning2], Guangxi
 shàng lóng pliosaurus
 shàng miàn on top of / above-mentioned / also pr. [shang4 mian5]
 shàng nóng a rich farmer / to stress the importance of agriculture (in ancient philosophy)
 shàng pái to obtain a license plate
 shàng piàn (of a movie) to start screening (Tw)
 shàng qīng updip
 Shàng ráo Shangrao prefecture level city and county in Jiangxi
 shàng shān blouse
 shàng shǒu seat of honor / first place
 yǐ shàng that level or higher / that amount or more / the above-mentioned
 wǎng shàng online
 shēn shang on the body / at hand / among
 wǎn shang evening / night / CL:個|个[ge4] / in the evening
 mǎ shàng at once / right away / immediately / on horseback (i.e. by military force)
 jiā shàng plus / to put in / to add / to add on / to add into / in addition / on top of that
 dì shang on the ground / on the floor
 zǎo shang early morning / CL:個|个[ge4]
 lóu shàng upstairs
 lù shang on the road / on a journey / road surface
 zhī shàng above
 tóu shàng overhead / above
 xiàng shàng upward / up / to advance / to try to improve oneself / to make progress
 ài shàng to fall in love with / to be in love with
线 xiàn shàng online
 tiān shàng celestial / heavenly
 shǐ shàng in history
 shì shàng on earth
穿 chuān shang to put on (clothes etc)
 jiē shang on the street / in town
 bì shang to close / to shut up
 hǎi shàng maritime
 Shān shàng Shanshang township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tai2 nan2 xian4], Taiwan
 dēng shàng to climb over / to ascend onto / to mount
 huáng shang the emperor / Your majesty the emperor / His imperial majesty
 dài shàng to take along with one
 tà shàng to set foot on / to step on or into
 tái shàng on stage
 zhì shàng supreme / paramount / above all else
 shuǐ shàng on water / aquatic
 kǎo shàng to pass a university entrance exam
 chuán shàng aboard
 pá shàng to climb up
 pèng shàng to run into / to come upon / to meet
 gǎn shàng to keep up with / to catch up with / to overtake / to chance upon / in time for
 guān shàng to close (a door) / to turn off (light, electrical equipment etc)
 zhuī shàng to overtake
 dài shang to put on (hat etc)
 gēn shàng to catch up with / to keep pace with
 dāng shang to take up duty as / to assume a position / to assume / to take on (an office)
 kàn shàng to look upon / to take a fancy to / to fall for
 dǐng shàng on top of / at the summit
 bān shàng (in the) class
 tóng shàng as above / ditto / idem
 chā shang to plug into / to insert / to stick in
 rǎn shàng to catch (a disease) / to get (a bad habit)
 xiàn shàng to offer to God
 bào shàng in the newspaper
 běi shàng to go up north
 jiē shàng to connect (a cable etc) / to hook up (a device) / to resume (a conversation) / to set (a bone)
 wú shàng supreme
 gài shang to cover
 fèng shàng to offer
 Hù shàng alternative name for Shanghai 上海[Shang4 hai3] / at (or in) Shanghai
 àn shàng ashore / on the riverbank
 fù shàng attached / included herewith
 lù shàng land-based / on land
 fǔ shàng (polite) your home / residence
 suǒ shàng to lock / to lock up
 shuō shàng to say / to speak / to talk
 tài shàng title of respect for taoists
 jǐng shàng Inoue (Japanese surname, pr. "ee-no-oo-ay")
 shèng shàng courtier's or minister's form of address for the current Emperor
 mí shàng to become excited with / to be enchanted by
 kòu shàng to buckle up / to fasten
 yòu shàng upper right
 zuǒ shàng upper left
 jìng shàng yours truly / yours sincerely (at the end of a letter)
 diàn shàng to pay for sb
 fàn shàng to offend one's superiors
 Chí shàng Chihshang or Chihshang township in Taitung County 臺東縣|台东县[Tai2 dong1 Xian4], southeast Taiwan
 Cūn shàng Murakami (Japanese surname)
 duān shàng to serve (food, tea etc)
 duì shàng to fit one into the other / to bring two things into contact
 fú shàng to float up / to rise to the surface / fig. to rise in the world
 hé shàng to close (box, book, mouth etc)
 Huái shàng Huaishang district of Bengbu city 蚌埠市[Beng4 bu4 shi4], Anhui
 jǐn shàng respectfully yours (in closing a letter)
 jì shang to tie on / to buckle up / to fasten
 mǎo shàng to go all out / to rise to
 shuǎi shàng to throw off / to fling sth up (in anger) / refers to dramatic sale prices
 sù shàng tsunami run-up / run-up
 Wèn shàng Wenshang County in Jining 濟寧|济宁[Ji3 ning2], Shandong / classically, upper reaches of Wen River in Shandong, used to refer to Qi 齊國|齐国[Qi2 guo2]
 xíng shàng metaphysics
 yán shǎng feast
 Yǐng shàng Yingshan county in Fuyang 阜陽|阜阳[Fu4 yang2], Anhui
 shì jiè shàng (of the) world
 shí jì shàng in fact / in reality / as a matter of fact / in practice
 shì shí shàng in fact / in reality / actually / as a matter of fact / de facto / ipso facto
 jī běn shang basically / on the whole
 kàn shang qu it would appear / it seems (that)
 lǐ lùn shàng in theory / theoretically
 bǐ bù shàng can't compare with
 yuán zé shang in principle / generally
 tán bu shàng to be out of the question
 chēng de shàng can be counted as
 běn zhì shàng essentially / inherent
 gēn bu shàng not able to keep up with
 shí zhì shàng virtually / essentially
 fǎ lu:4 shàng de jure
 xīn shàng rén sweetheart / one's beloved
 shuō bu shàng to be unable to say or tell / to not be worth mentioning
 gù bu shàng cannot attend to or manage
 zhǎo shàng mén to come to sb's door / to call on sb
 gǎn bù shàng can't keep up with / can't catch up with / cannot overtake
 míng yì shàng nominally
 dà tǐ shàng overall / in general terms
 zhàn shàng fēng to take the lead / to gain the upper hand
 zǎo shang hǎo Good morning!
 shèn shàng xiàn adrenal glands
 wǎn shàng hǎo Good evening!
 zhuō shàng xíng desktop
 chī bu shàng unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
 qì tóu shàng in a fit of anger (idiom) / in a temper
 Tài shàng huáng Taishang Huang / Retired Emperor / father of the reigning emperor / fig. puppet master
 lì shǐ shàng historical / in history
 zuò shàng kè guest of honor
 fàn bu shàng see 犯不著|犯不着[fan4 bu5 zhao2]
 āi bù shàng to be irrelevant / to be superfluous
 bàn yǐ shàng more than half
广 Běi Shàng Guǎng Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou / abbr. for 北京、上海、廣州|北京、上海、广州
 Chí shàng xiāng Chishang or Chihshang township in Taitung County 臺東縣|台东县[Tai2 dong1 Xian4], southeast Taiwan
 chuáng shàng xì sex scene (in a movie etc)
 Cūn shàng Lōng Murakami Takashi (1963-), Japanese artist
 dài shàng mén to close the door
 dǔ chuáng shàng (coll.) to catch an adulterous couple in the act
 duì bù shàng to disagree / I can't agree with that.
 fàn de shàng worthwhile (often in rhetorical questions, implying not worthwhile)
 gāng shàng jī supraspinatus muscle
 gāo dà shàng (slang) high-end, elegant, and classy / abbr. for 高端大氣上檔次|高端大气上档次
 Huái shàng qū Huaishang district of Bengbu city 蚌埠市[Beng4 bu4 shi4], Anhui
 jǐng shàng jìng Yasushi
 jǐ shàng qu to squeeze oneself up into (a crowded vehicle etc)
 lóng shàng tǐng Takinoue,
 pěng shàng tiān to praise to the skies
 Shān shàng xiāng Shanshang township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tai2 nan2 xian4], Taiwan
 shǔ bù shàng not to deserve to be mentioned / not to qualify / below par
 shǔ de shàng to be considered as outstanding or special / to be reckoned with / notable
 Shuǐ shàng xiāng Shuishang township in Chiayi county 嘉義縣|嘉义县[Jia1 yi4 xian4], west Taiwan
 shuō de shàng can be counted or regarded as / to be able to tell or answer / to deserve mention
 tīng shàng qu to sound (difficult, worthwhile etc) / to seem
 wén shàng qù to smell of sth / to smell like sth
 Wèn shàng Xiàn Wenshang County in Jining 濟寧|济宁[Ji3 ning2], Shandong
 wù zhí shàng materially
 xià ér shàng bottom to top (of listing)
 xiàng shàng dì up / upward / upwards
 xià zhì shàng bottom to top
 xīn líng shàng spiritual
 xī shàng wǔ lap dance
 xī shàng xíng laptop (computer)
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