"理" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 lǐ texture / grain (of wood) / inner essence / intrinsic order / reason / logic / truth / science / natural science (esp. physics) / to manage / to pay attention to / to run (affairs) / to handle / to put in order / to tidy up
Results beginning with 理
 lǐ lùn theory / CL:個|个[ge4] / to argue / to take notice of
 lǐ jiě to comprehend / to understand / comprehension / understanding
 lǐ yóu reason / grounds / justification / CL:個|个[ge4]
 lǐ xiǎng an ideal / a dream / ideal / perfect
 lǐ niàn idea / concept / philosophy / theory
 lǐ cái financial management / finance
 lǐ xìng reason / rationality / rational
 lǐ gōng science and engineering as academic subjects
 lǐ zhì reason / intellect / rationality / rational
 lǐ huì to understand / to pay attention to / to take notice of
 lǐ kē the sciences (as opposed to the humanities 文科[wen2 ke1])
 lǐ shì member of council
 lǐ yīng should / ought to
 lǐ shùn to straighten out / to sort out / to organize
 lǐ péi to settle a claim / claims settlement / payment of claims
 Lǐ guāng Ricoh, Japanese imaging and electronics company
 lǐ cǎi to heed / to pay attention to
 lǐ fà a barber / hairdressing
 lǐ huà physical and chemical
 lǐ xué science
 lǐ liáo physiotherapy
 Lǐ chá Richard (name)
 lǐ kuī in the wrong
 lǐ yù to reason with sb
 lǐ dāng should / ought
 lǐ jù grounds / justification / logical basis / (linguistic) motivation
 lǐ lù logical thinking
 lǐ qì (TCM) to rectify 氣|气[qi4]
 lǐ r reason
 Lǐ táng Litang county (Tibetan: li thang rdzong) in Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture 甘孜藏族自治州[Gan1 zi1 Zang4 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Sichuan (formerly in Kham province of Tibet)
 lǐ tóu to have a haircut / to cut sb's hair
 Lǐ xiàn Li county (Tibetan: li rdzong) in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture 阿壩藏族羌族自治州|阿坝藏族羌族自治州[A1 ba4 Zang4 zu2 Qiang1 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], northwest Sichuan
 lǐ zé principle / logic
 lǐ lùn shàng in theory / theoretically
 lǐ shì huì council
 lǐ shì zhǎng director general
 lǐ fà shī barber
 lǐ fà diàn barber's shop / hairdresser's / CL:家[jia1]
 lǐ xiǎng huà to idealize
 lǐ gōng kē science and engineering as academic subjects
 lǐ lùn jiā theorist / theoretician
 lǐ jiě lì ability to grasp ideas / understanding
 lǐ xiǎng guó ideal state / utopia
 Lǐ chá sēn Richardson (name)
 lǐ cái xué financial management science
 Lǐ chá dé Richard (name)
 lǐ fà tīng (Taiwan) barber's shop / hairdresser's / CL:家[jia1]
 lǐ fà yuán barber
 lǐ fà yuàn barber's shop / hair parlor
 lǐ gōng nán geek / techie
 lǐ huò yuán shop assistant / warehouse assistant
 lǐ jiān shì member of a board of directors
 lǐ liáo shī physiotherapist
 lǐ róng yuàn hairdresser and beauty parlor / barber shop / massage parlor
 lǐ shén lùn deism, theological theory of God who does not interfere in the Universe
 Lǐ táng xiàn Litang county (Tibetan: li thang rdzong) in Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture 甘孜藏族自治州[Gan1 zi1 Zang4 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Sichuan (formerly in Kham province of Tibet)
 lǐ xué jiā scholar of the rationalist school of Neo-Confucianism 理學|理学[Li3 xue2]
 Lǐ Yǎ gè James Legge (1815-1897), Scottish Protestant missionary in Qing China and translator of the Chinese classics into English
 lǐ zé xué logic
 lǐ gōng dà xué University of Science and Engineering / also sometimes Institute of Technology
 lǐ suǒ dāng rán as it should be by rights (idiom) / proper and to be expected as a matter of course / inevitable and right
 lǐ zhí qì zhuàng in the right and self-confident (idiom) / bold and confident with justice on one's side / to have the courage of one's convictions / just and forceful
 lǐ lùn jī chǔ theoretical foundation
 lǐ xiǎng zhǔ yì idealism
 lǐ xìng rèn shi cognition / rational knowledge
 lǐ qū cí qióng faulty argument and poor rhetoric (idiom) / unable to put forward any convincing arguments / without a leg to stand on
  normal gravity / theoretical gravity
 lǐ huà yīn sù physical and chemical factors
 lǐ kē xué shì Bachelor of Science B.Sc.
 lǐ lùn diǎn yuán virtual point source
 lǐ lùn gòng xiàn theoretical contribution
 lǐ qì huà tán (TCM) to rectify 氣|气[qi4] and transform phlegm
 lǐ xìng zhī shi rational knowledge
 lǐ xìng zhǔ yì rationalism
 lǐ xué shuò shì M.Sc. (Master of Science degree)
  desired family size
  Secretary of the Council
  Council Regulation
 Lǐ xìng yǔ Gǎn xìng Sense and Sensibility, novel by Jane Austen 珍·奧斯汀|珍·奥斯汀[Zhen1 · / Ao4 si1 ting1]
  theoretical probability distribution
  Understanding Children's Work
 lǐ huà xué yán jiū suǒ RIKEN
 lǐ xué shuò shì xué wèi Master of Science (MSc degree)
  Council Affairs Officer
  Assistant Secretary of the Governing Council
  Secretariat for Governing Bodies
  Committee on the Report of the Council
  Permanent Committee of the Board
  Interim Committee of the Board of Governors on the International Monetary System
  Council Common Position on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism
 guǎn lǐ to supervise / to manage / to administer / management / administration / CL:個|个[ge4]
 chǔ lǐ to handle / to treat / to deal with / to process / to deal with a criminal case / to mete out punishment / to offer for sale at a reduced price / to punish
 dài lǐ to act on behalf of sb in a responsible position / to act as an agent or proxy / surrogate / (computing) proxy
 xīn lǐ mental / psychological
 zhěng lǐ to arrange / to tidy up / to sort out / to straighten out / to list systematically / to collate (data, files) / to pack (luggage)
 jīng lǐ manager / director / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]
 bàn lǐ to handle / to transact / to conduct
 hé lǐ rational / reasonable / fair
 yuán lǐ principle / theory
 wù lǐ physics / physical
 dào li reason / argument / sense / principle / basis / justification / CL:個|个[ge4]
 zhì lǐ to govern / to administer / to manage / to control / governance
 dì lǐ geography
 qīng lǐ to clear up / to tidy up / to dispose of
 zhù lǐ assistant
 hù lǐ to nurse / to tend and protect
 zǒng lǐ premier / prime minister / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]
 shòu lǐ to accept to hear a case / to handle (a service)
 shēng lǐ physiology
 bù lǐ to refuse to acknowledge / to pay no attention to / to take no notice of / to ignore
 xiū lǐ to repair / to fix / to prune / to trim / (coll.) to sort sb out / to fix sb
 zhēn lǐ truth / CL:個|个[ge4]
 shěn lǐ to hear (a case)
 tuī lǐ reasoning / speculative / inference
 yǒu lǐ reasonable / justified / right / (math.) rational
 liào lǐ to arrange / to handle / to cook / cuisine / art of cooking
 lún lǐ ethics
 zì lǐ to take care of oneself / to provide for oneself
 shū lǐ to comb / fig. to sort out
 tiáo lǐ to nurse one's health / to recuperate / to take care of / to look after / to discipline / to educate / to train / to prepare food / (dialect) to make fun of / (medicine) to opsonize
 bìng lǐ pathology
 zhé lǐ philosophic theory / philosophy
 qíng lǐ reason / sense
 dǎ lǐ to take care of / to sort out / to manage / to put in order
 jī lǐ mechanism
 wú lǐ irrational / unreasonable
 wén lǐ vein lines (in marble or fingerprint) / grain (in wood etc)
 dìng lǐ established theory / theorem (math.)
 shù lǐ mathematical sciences
 cháng lǐ common sense / conventional reasoning and morals
 wén lǐ arts and sciences
 dā li variant of 答理[da1 li5]
 tiáo lǐ arrangement / order / tidiness
 tóng lǐ for the same reason
 fǎ lǐ legal principle / jurisprudence
 míng lǐ sensible / reasonable / an obvious reason, truth or fact / to understand the reason or reasoning
 zhào lǐ according to reason / usually / in the normal course of events / to attend to
 shì lǐ reason / logic
 gōng lǐ axiom (in logic) / axiomatic
 shuō lǐ to reason / to argue logically
 jiǎng lǐ to argue / to reason with sb / to talk sense / to be reasonable
 àn lǐ according to reason / in the ordinary course of events / normally
 xué lǐ scientific principle / theoretical standpoint
 lián lǐ two trees that grow together as one / fig. conjugal union
 wāi lǐ fallacious reasoning / preposterous argument
 yuè lǐ music theory
 jī lǐ texture (of skin, surface etc)
 píng lǐ to judge between right and wrong / to reason things out
 xié lǐ assistant manager / to cooperate in managing
 lùn lǐ normally / as things should be / by rights / to reason things out / logic
 fù lǐ deputy director / assistant manager
 dā li to acknowledge / to respond / to answer / to pay attention / to heed / to deal with
 yī lǐ medical knowledge / principles of medical science
 jiào lǐ doctrine (religion)
 bié lǐ don't get involved / ignore it! / don't have anything to do with (him, her etc) / don't speak to
 bù lǐ Bree
 céng lǐ stratification
 dà lǐ judicial officer / justice of the peace (old)
 Huì lǐ Huili county in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture 涼山彞族自治州|凉山彝族自治州[Liang2 shan1 Yi2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], south Sichuan
 jiě lǐ cleavage (splitting of minerals such as slate along planes)
 jù lǐ according to reason / in principle
 mìng lǐ fate / predestination / divinatory art
 shēn lǐ to right a wrong / to seek justice
 shū lǐ to clarify (disparate material into a coherent narrative) / to marshal an argument
 shū lǐ to be in the wrong
 tiān lǐ Heaven's law / the natural order of things
 xiè lǐ to harmonize / to adapt / to adjust
 xuán lǐ profound theory / philosophical theory of Wei and Jin 玄學|玄学 / sect
 yì lǐ doctrine (esp. religious) / argumentation (in a speech or essay)
 zài lǐ reasonable / sensible
 zhèng lǐ politics / government affairs
 zōng lǐ to be in overall charge / to oversee
 guǎn lǐ yuán manager / administrator
 zǒng jīng lǐ general manager / CEO
 chǔ lǐ qì processor
 dài lǐ shāng agent
 guǎn lǐ jú authority
 xīn lǐ xué psychology
 guǎn lǐ xué management studies
 dài lǐ rén agent
 bù hé lǐ unreasonable
 yǒu dào li to make sense / reasonable
 shuǐ chǔ lǐ water treatment
 guǎn lǐ rén supervisor / manager / administrator
  administrative charges
 An1 Lǐ huì (United Nations) Security Council
 dà lǐ shí marble
 wù lǐ xué physics
 bù lǐ xiǎng not ideal
 hé lǐ xìng reason / rationality / rationale / reasonableness
 fù zǒng lǐ vice-premier / vice prime minister / deputy prime minister
 Zhōu zǒng lǐ Premier Zhou Enlai 周恩來|周恩来 / (1898-1976)
 rè chǔ lǐ hot treatment (e.g. of metal)
 pī chǔ lǐ batch file
 shēng lǐ xué physiology
 hé lǐ huà to rationalize / to make compatible / to streamline / rationalization
 fù jīng lǐ deputy director / assistant manager
 àn lǐ shuō it is reasonable to say that...
 xiū lǐ chǎng repair shop
 guǎn lǐ zhàn management station
 hù lǐ xué nursing
 dà dào li major principle / general truth / sermon (reproof) / bombastic talk
 bìng lǐ xué pathology
 lún lǐ xué ethics
 dì lǐ xué geography
 hòu chǔ lǐ spent fuel reprocessing / fuel reprocessing
 fǎ lǐ xué jurisprudence
 shù lǐ huà abbr. for mathematics 數學|数学[shu4 xue2], physics 物理[wu4 li3] and chemistry 化學|化学[hua4 xue2]
 yào lǐ xué pharmacology
 qián zǒng lǐ former prime minister
 xīn lǐ zhàn psychological warfare / psychological operations / psyop
 guǎn lǐ sī Division for Management
 wù lǐ céng physical layer
 liào lǐ diàn restaurant
 wèi chǔ lǐ as yet unprocessed
 yǒu lǐ shù rational number (i.e. fraction of two integers, math)
 dú lǐ xué toxicology
 Zhēn lǐ Bào Pravda (newspaper)
 hé wù lǐ nuclear physics
 Dà lǐ zhōu abbr. for 大理白族自治州, Dali Bai autonomous prefecture in Yunnan
 Zhào Shù lǐ Zhao Shuli (1906-1970), proletarian novelist
 jiān lǐ suǒ inspection and control bureau
 wú lǐ shù irrational number
 Tiān lǐ jiào Tenrikyo (Japanese religion)
  correspondent bank
  care worker
  repair ship / maintenance ship
  Division for Governance
 bù dā lǐ variant of 不答理[bu4 da1 li3]
 bù dā lǐ to pay no heed to
 bù qù lǐ not to pay attention to / to leave sth as it is / to ignore
 bù shòu lǐ reject a complaint / refuse to entertain (a proposal)
 chāo wù lǐ surpassing the physical world / metaphysical
 chuàn chǔ lǐ string processing (computing)
 chǔ lǐ chǎng treatment plant
 chǔ lǐ zhě handler (computing)
 dà lǐ huā dahlia (loanword)
 Dà lǐ shì Dali city, capital of Dali Bai autonomous prefecture 大理白族自治州 / in Yunnan
 dà lǐ yán marble
 dì lǐ jí geographic pole / north and south poles
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