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Results for 通
 tōng to go through / to know well / (suffix) expert / to connect / to communicate / open / to clear / classifier for letters, telegrams, phone calls etc
 tòng classifier for an activity, taken in its entirety (tirade of abuse, stint of music playing, bout of drinking etc)
Results beginning with 通
 tōng guò by means of / through / via / to pass through / to get through / to adopt / to pass (a bill or inspection etc) / to switch over
 tōng zhī to notify / to inform / notice / notification / CL:個|个[ge4]
 tōng xìn to correspond (by letter etc) / to communicate / communication
 tōng cháng regular / usual / normal / usually / normally
 tōng xùn communications / news story / dispatch / CL:個|个[ge4]
 tōng yòng to use anywhere, anytime (card, ticket etc) / to be used by everyone (language, textbook etc) / (of two or more things) interchangeable
 tōng dào (communications) channel / thoroughfare / passage
 tōng huà to hold a conversation / to talk over the telephone / phone call
 tōng bào to inform / to notify / to announce / circular / bulletin / (scientific) journal
 tōng gào to announce / to give notice
 tōng fēng airy / ventilation / to ventilate / to disclose information
 tōng wǎng to lead to
 tōng hóng very red / red through and through / to blush (deep red)
 tōng xíng to go through / to pass through / to be in general use
 tōng sú common / everyday / average
 tōng guān to clear customs / (gaming) to finish (a game, a level, a stage, etc)
 tōng xiāo all night / throughout the night
 tōng tōng all / entire / complete
 tōng chē to open to traffic (e.g. new bridge, rail line etc) / (of a locality) to have a transportation service / (Tw) to commute
 tōng xiàng to lead to
 tōng chàng unobstructed / clear
 tōng lù thoroughfare / passage / pathway / channel
 tōng jī to order the arrest of sb as criminal / to list as wanted
 tōng dá to understand clearly / to be sensible or reasonable / understanding
 tōng tòu penetrating
 tōng míng brightly lit
 tōng zhàng inflation
 tōng bìng common problem / common failing
 tōng diàn to set up an electric circuit / to electrify / to switch on / to be connected to an electricity grid / open telegram
 tōng tǐ (of sb or sth) whole or entire body
 tōng líng to communicate with the spirits / psychic / (ears) sensitive / (information) accurate
 tōng shāng having trading relations (of nations or regions)
 tōng qì ventilation / aeration / to keep each other informed / to release information
 tōng háng connected by air, sea traffic or service
 tōng chēng to be generally referred to (as) / generic term
 tōng xiǎo proficient (in sth) / to understand sth through and through
 tōng zé general rule / general principle
 tōng shùn smooth / clear and coherent
便 tōng biàn to evacuate the bowels
 tōng shǐ narrative history / comprehensive history / a history covering an extended period
 tōng jiān adultery / to commit adultery
 tōng lì to cooperate / concerted effort
 tōng hūn to intermarry
 tōng róng flexible / to accommodate / to stretch or get around regulations / a short-term loan
 tōng shuǐ to have running water (in a house etc)
 tōng qín commuting
 tōng jīng conversant with the Confucian classics / to stimulate menstrual flow (TCM)
 tōng huò currency / exchange of goods
 tōng cái polymath / all-round person
 tōng tú thoroughfare
 tōng dié diplomatic note
 tōng piào through ticket
 tōng liàng flux
 tōng yì (old) to translate / to interpret / translator / interpreter
 tōng yóu to have postal communications
 tōng shū almanac
 tōng lì general rule / standard practice
 tōng cài see 蕹菜[weng4 cai4]
 tōng cǎo rice-paper plant (Tetrapanax papyriferus)
 tōng chè to understand completely
 Tōng chéng Tongcheng county in Xianning 咸寧|咸宁[Xian2 ning2], Hubei
 tōng guān to take an overall view of sth / comprehensive view
 Tōng hǎi Tonghai county in Yuxi 玉溪[Yu4 xi1], Yunnan
 Tōng hé Tonghe county in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1], Heilongjiang
 Tōng huà Tonghua prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 / in northeast China / also Tonghua county
 tōng jiǎ phonetic loan character / using one character interchangeably for phonetically related characters
 Tōng jiāng Tongjiang county in Panzhihua 攀枝花[Pan1 zhi1 hua1], south Sichuan
 Tōng liáo Tongliao prefecture level city in Inner Mongolia
 tōng lùn well-rounded argument / general survey
 tōng míng common noun / generic term / to introduce oneself
 tōng pán across the board / comprehensive / overall / global
 tōng pàn local magistrate
 Tōng shān Tongshan county in Xianning 咸寧|咸宁[Xian2 ning2], Hubei
 Tōng shí Tongshi, Hainan
 tōng shí general knowledge / overall knowledge / common knowledge / widely known / erudition
 tōng tóng to collude / to gang up on
 Tōng wèi Tongwei county in Dingxi 定西[Ding4 xi1], Gansu
 tōng wèn to mutually send greetings / to communicate / to exchange news
 Tōng xiàn Tong county in Beijing
 Tōng xiāo Tongxiao or Tunghsiao town in Miaoli county 苗栗縣|苗栗县[Miao2 li4 xian4], northwest Taiwan
 Tōng xǔ Tongxu county in Kaifeng 開封|开封[Kai1 feng1], Henan
 tōng xué to attend school as a day student
 tōng yè all through the night / overnight
 Tōng yú Tongyu county in Baicheng 白城, Jilin
 tōng yuē common measure
 Tōng zhōu Tongzhou district east of Beijing, formerly Tong county / Tongzhou county level city in Nantong 南通[Nan2 tong1], Jiangsu
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 tōng xùn lù address book / directory
 tōng xùn yuán correspondent / reporter / messenger boy
 tōng zhī shū letter of convocation
 tōng xíng zhèng a pass (authority to enter) / a laissez-passer or safe conduct
 tōng diàn huà to phone sb up
 tōng xùn shè a news service (e.g. Xinhua)
 tōng zhī dān notification / notice / ticket / receipt
 tōng jī lìng order for arrest / wanted circular / wanted poster
 tōng yòng xìng universality
 tōng jī fàn wanted criminal / fugitive (from the law)
 tōng pèi fú wildcard character (computing)
 tōng fēng kǒu air vent / opening for ventilation
 tōng qì huì briefing
 tōng xùn chù contact address
 tòng xìn jú Office of Communications
 tōng xīn fěn macaroni
 Tōng gǔ sī Tungus
 tōng qì kǒng an airvent / a louvre / airflow orifice
 tōng fēng guǎn ventilation duct
  Communications Office
  trafficability
  communications truck
  advising bank
  communications module
  Communication Division
线  all-purpose single boundary / all-purpose line
  right of passage
  signals unit / signal unit
 Tōng bù tú Timbuctoo (town and historical cultural center in Mali, a World Heritage site)
 Tōng chéng xiàn Tongcheng county in Xianning 咸寧|咸宁[Xian2 ning2], Hubei
 Tōng chuān qū Tongchuan district of Dazhou city 達州市|达州市[Da2 zhou1 shi4], Sichuan
 Tōng dào xiàn Tongdao Dong autonomous county in Huaihua 懷化|怀化[Huai2 hua4], Hunan
 tōng fēng kǒng air vent / louvre
 tōng guān jié to facilitate by means of bribery
 tòng guò diǎn passage point
 Tōng hǎi xiàn Tonghai county in Yuxi 玉溪[Yu4 xi1], Yunnan
 Tōng hé xiàn Tonghe county in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1], Heilongjiang
 Tōng huà shì Tonghua prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 / in northeast China
 Tōng huà xiàn Tonghua county in Tonghua 通化, Jilin
 Tōng jiāng xiàn Tongjiang county in Panzhihua 攀枝花[Pan1 zhi1 hua1], south Sichuan
 tōng jiǎ zì phonetic loan character / using one character interchangeably for phonetically related characters
 tòng kǒu hé Tongkou River
 Tōng liáo shì Tongliao prefecture level city in Inner Mongolia
 tōng líng bǎn Ouija board
 tòng qì céng non-saturated zone / zone of aeration / vadose zone
 Tōng shān xiàn Tongshan county in Xianning 咸寧|咸宁[Xian2 ning2], Hubei
 tōng tuō mù rice-paper plant (Tetrapanax papyriferus)
 Tōng wèi xiàn Tongwei county in Dingxi 定西[Ding4 xi1], Gansu
 Tōng xiāo zhèn Tongxiao or Tunghsiao town in Miaoli county 苗栗縣|苗栗县[Miao2 li4 xian4], northwest Taiwan
 tōng xīn cài see 蕹菜[weng4 cai4]
 tōng xíng shuì toll
 tòng xìn gǔ Communications Unit
 tòng xìn kē Communications Section
 tōng xìn liàng communications volume
 tōng xīn miàn macaroni
线 tōng xìn xiàn communication line / hot line
 tòng xìn xīng COMSTAR
 tòng xìn yíng signals battalion / signal battalion
 tòng xùn bù Communications
 Tōng xǔ xiàn Tongxu county in Kaifeng 開封|开封[Kai1 feng1], Henan
 tōng yòng mǎ common coding / same as 通用漢字標準交換碼|通用汉字标准交换码[tong1 yong4 Han4 zi4 biao1 zhun3 jiao1 huan4 ma3]
 tōng yòng yǔ common language / lingua franca
 Tōng yú xiàn Tongyu county in Baicheng 白城, Jilin
 tōng zhàng lu:4 inflation rate
 pǔ tōng common / ordinary / general / average
 jiāo tōng to be connected / traffic / transportation / communications / liaison
 wǎng tōng China Netcom (CNC), former telecommunication service provider in PRC
 gōu tōng to join / to connect / to link up / to communicate
 kāi tong open-minded
 kāi tōng to open up (windows for air, ideas for discussion, transportation routes etc)
 lián tōng connection / link / to link together
 liú tōng to circulate / to distribute / circulation / distribution
 kǎ tōng cartoon (loanword)
 jīng tōng to be proficient in / to master (a subject)
 Nán tōng Nantong prefecture level city in Jiangsu
 bù tōng to be obstructed / to be blocked up / to be impassable / to make no sense / to be illogical
 chàng tōng unimpeded / free-flowing / straight path / unclogged / move without obstruction
 yī tòng one time / once
 hù tōng to intercommunicate / to interoperate
 xiāng tōng interlinked / connected / communicating / in communication / accommodating
 dǎ tōng to open access / to establish contact / to remove a block / to put through (a phone connection)
 jiē tōng to connect / to put through
 líng tōng fast and abundant (news) / clever / effective
 pū tōng (onom.) sound of object falling into water / plop
 shén tōng remarkable ability / magical power
 guàn tōng to link up / to thread together
 shū tōng to unblock / to dredge / to clear the way / to get things flowing / to facilitate / to mediate / to lobby / to explicate (a text)
 zhí tōng to lead directly to
 sān tōng T-joint / T-piece / T-pipe / three links
 biàn tōng pragmatic / flexible / to act differently in different situations / to accommodate to circumstances
 lián tōng to connect / to communicate / to relate / (math.) connected
 chuàn tōng to collude / to collaborate / to gang up
 gòng tōng in common / universal
 róng tōng to circulate / to flow (esp. capital) / to intermingle / to merge / to become assimilated
 hēng tōng to go smoothly / prosperous / going well
 mǎi tōng to bribe
 sī tōng to have secret ties with / to be in covert communication with (the enemy etc) / to engage in an illicit sexual relationship / adultery
 yuán tōng flexible / accommodating
 nòng tōng to get a good grasp of
 Dà tōng Datong district of Huainan city 淮南市[Huai2 nan2 shi4], Anhui / Datong Hui and Tu autonomous county in Xining 西寧|西宁[Xi1 ning2], Qinghai
 Dèng Tōng Deng Tong (2nd c. BC), one of the wealthiest Former Han Dynasty 前漢|前汉[Qian2 Han4] officials
 gǎo tōng to make sense of sth
 hóng tōng (Interpol) red notice / abbr. for 紅色通緝令|红色通缉令
 kě tōng passable / possible to reach
 Mù tōng Mouton (name) / Gabriel Mouton (1618-1694), French clergyman and scientist, pioneer of the metric system
 Pān tōng Pantone color system
 qiǎng tōng to rush through urgently (e.g. emergency supplies)
 Shēn tōng STO Express, courier service headquartered in Shanghai, founded in 1993
 shuō tōng to get sb to understand / to persuade
 tǒng tōng everything
 wǔ tōng bottom bracket shell (in a bicycle frame) / (Buddhism) the five supernatural powers (abbr. for 五神通)
 xiǎng tōng to figure out / to realize / to become convinced / to come round (to an idea) / to get over it
 xuǎn tòng gating
 Yī tōng Yitong Manchurian autonomous county in Siping 四平, Jilin
 Zhāo tōng Zhaotong prefecture level city in Yunnan
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AG8通  Proclamation AG8
 xiǎo líng tōng Personal Handy-phone System (PHS), mobile network system operating in China 1998-2013, branded "Little Smart"
 pǔ tōng huà Mandarin (common language) / Putonghua (common speech of the Chinese language) / ordinary speech
 pǔ tōng rén ordinary person / private citizen / people / the person in the street
 xiǎng bu tōng unable to understand / unable to get over
 Jiāo tōng bù Ministry of Transport / Transport Department
 Fù shì tōng Fujitsu
 zhí tōng chē "through train" (refers to the idea of retaining previous legislature after transition to Chinese rule in Hong Kong or Macao)
 quán qiú tōng Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) (telecommunications)
 xíng bu tōng won't work / will get (you) nowhere
 lián tōng xìng connectivity
 pǔ tōng gǔ common stock
 wàn shì tōng jack-of-all-trades / know-it-all
 jiāo tōng fèi transport costs
线 jiāo tòng xiàn line of communication
 dǎ bu tōng cannot get through (on phone)
 xíng de tōng practicable / realizable / will work
 bǎi shì tōng knowledgeable person / know all
 hóng tōng tōng variant of 紅彤彤|红彤彤[hong2 tong1 tong1]
 pǔ tōng fǎ common law
 Zhōng guó tōng China watcher / an expert on China / an old China hand
 jiāo tōng kǎ public transportation card / prepaid transit card / subway pass
 Bèi nà tōng Benetton, clothes company
 Bā dá tōng Octopus card (Hong Kong smart card for electronic payments)
 guāng tōng liàng luminous flux (physics)
 jiāo tōng jǐng traffic police
 cí tōng liàng magnetic flux
  all-channel network / full-matrix network
  rank-and-file
 bù yuán tōng inflexible / unaccommodating
 cí tōng mén fluxgate (electrical engineering)
 Dà tōng qū Datong district of Huainan city 淮南市[Huai2 nan2 shi4], Anhui
 Dà tōng xiàn Datong Hui and Tu autonomous county in Xining 西寧|西宁[Xi1 ning2], Qinghai
 dǎ tōng xiāo to spend the whole night
 Fán shì tōng Firestone (Tire and Rubber Company)
 fèi tōng qì pulmonary ventilation (medicine)
 Fèi Xiào tōng Fei Xiaotong (1910-2005), Chinese sociologist
 gòng tōng xìng commonality / universality
 guō shèng tōng Empress
 hù tōng xìng interoperability (of communications equipment)
 jiǎng bù tōng it does not make sense
 jiāo tōng chē shuttle bus
 jiāo tōng zhuī traffic cone
 jiē tōng fèi connection charge
 kè lā tōng craton (loanword)
 kě tōng yuē commensurable / having a common measure
 lián tōng qì communicating vessels (in scientific experiment)
 Lì tōng qū Litong district of Wuzhong city 吳忠市|吴忠市[Wu2 zhong1 shi4], Ningxia
 mián ér tòng Miltown
 mù tōng kē Lardizabalaceae
 Nán tōng shì Nantong prefecture level city in Jiangsu
 pǔ tōng chē local train / ordinary vehicle
 pǔ tōng kuáng (bird species of China) eastern buzzard (Buteo japonicus)
 pǔ tōng shī (bird species of China) Eurasian nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
 Shù mǎ tōng SmarTone-Vodafone (Hong Kong and Macau company)
 shuō bù tōng it does not make sense
 shū tōng fèi facilitation payment / bribe
 tí tōng jiē Tithonian
 tòu tōng xìng transparency (networking)
 Wǔ tōng qiáo Wutongqiao district of Leshan city 樂山市|乐山市[Le4 shan1 shi4], Sichuan
 Xiè tōng mén Xaitongmoin county, Tibetan: Bzhad mthong smon rdzong, in Shigatse prefecture, Tibet
 Yī kǎ tōng Yikatong (Beijing public transport smart card)
 Yī tōng Hé Yitong River in Siping 四平[Si4 ping2], Jilin
 Yī tōng xiàn Yitong Manchurian autonomous county in Siping 四平, Jilin
 Yī tōng zhèn Yitong township, capital of Yitong Manchurian autonomous county in Siping 四平, Jilin
 Zhāo tōng shì Zhaotong prefecture level city in Yunnan
 Zhèng zì tōng Zhengzitong, Chinese character dictionary with 33,549 entries, edited by Ming scholar Zhang Zilie 張自烈|张自烈[Zhang1 Zi4 lie4] in 17th century
𫛭 pǔ tōng kuáng (bird species of China) eastern buzzard (Buteo japonicus)
TIR通  TIR carnet
 jiāo tōng yùn shū transport
 Jiāo tōng Dà xué abbr. for 上海交通大學|上海交通大学 / Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 西安交通大學|西安交通大学 / Xia'an Jiaotong University, 國立交通大學|国立交通大学 / National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) etc
 jiāo tōng gōng jù means of transportation / vehicle
 jiāo tōng ān quán road-traffic
 jí shí tōng xùn instant messaging (IM) / instant message
 Jiāo tōng Yín háng Bank of Communications
 guǐ dào jiāo tōng metro / rapid transit / subway
 lìng xíng tōng zhī to notify at a different time / to notify later / to give prior notice
 gōng gòng jiāo tōng public transport / mass transit
 shù jù tōng xìn data communication
 róng huì guàn tōng to master the subject via a comprehensive study of surrounding areas
线 wú xiàn tōng xìn wireless communication
 yī qiào bù tōng lit. doesn't (even) enter a single aperture (of one's head) / I don't understand a word (idiom) / it's all Greek to me
 sì tōng bā dá roads open in all directions (idiom) / accessible from all sides
 jí shí tōng xìn instant messaging
广 shén tōng guǎng dà to possess great magical power / to possess remarkable abilities
 jiāo tōng jǐng chá traffic police / abbr. to 交警
 zuì hòu tōng dié ultimatum
 Zī zhì Tōng jiàn A Mirror for the Wise Ruler (or Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government), a vast chronological general history, written by 司馬光|司马光[Si1 ma3 Guang1] Sima Guang (1019-1089) and collaborators during the Northern Song in 1084, covering the period 403 BC-959 AD, 294 scrolls
 jiāo tōng dǔ sè road congestion / traffic jam
 jiāo tōng biāo zhì traffic sign
  fibre optic communications / optical fibre communications
  electronic messaging
 hù tōng yǒu wú mutual exchange of assistance (idiom) / to benefit from each other's strengths and make up each other's shortfalls / to reciprocate with material assistance / scratch each other's back
 pǔ lì sī tōng Bridgestone tire company
 chù lèi páng tōng to comprehend (new things) by analogy
 pǔ tōng jiào yù general education
 shù zì tōng xìn digital communications
 guān yùn hēng tōng (of a political career) everything is going smoothly (idiom)
 chuàn tōng yī qì to act in collusion (idiom)
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