"Ability" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 néng lì capability / ability / CL:個|个[ge4]
 běn shi ability / skill
 běn lǐng skill / ability / capability / CL:項|项[xiang4],個|个[ge4]
 cái gàn ability / competence
 néng can / to be able to / might possibly / ability / (physics) energy
 cái néng talent / ability / capacity
 shǒu wàn wrist / trickery / finesse / ability / skill
 néng nài ability / capability
 dào héng skills acquired through religious practice / (fig.) ability / skill / Taiwan pr. [dao4 hang5]
 lì power / force / strength / ability / strenuously
 xiè shù talent / ability / capability / martial arts technique / Taiwan pr. [jie3 shu4]
 jù tool / device / utensil / equipment / instrument / talent / ability / to possess / to have / to provide / to furnish / to state / classifier for devices, coffins, dead bodies
 gàn cái ability / capable
 cái material / timber / ability / aptitude / a capable individual / coffin (old)
 gàn cái ability / capable
 cái fèn ability / talent / gift
 liǎng bǎ shuā zi ability / skill
 chu lai (after a verb, indicates coming out, completion of an action, or ability to discern or detect)
 jì néng technical ability / skill
 tīng lì hearing / listening ability
 tè cháng personal strength / one's special ability or strong points
 shēng chǎn néng lì manufacturing ability / production capacity
 zhuān cháng specialty / special knowledge or ability
寿 cháng shòu longevity / ability to live long / long lived
 cái lì financial resources / financial ability
 jì yì lì faculty of memory / ability to remember
 shuǐ xìng swimming ability / characteristics of a body of water (depth, currents etc) / aqueous / water-based (paint etc)
 shén tōng remarkable ability / magical power
 jìng zhēng néng lì competitive ability
 yǎn lì eyesight / strength of vision / the ability to make discerning judgments
 cái zhì ability and wisdom
 zì zhǔ quán ability to make one's own decisions
 lì suǒ néng jí as far as one's capabilities extend (idiom) / to the best of one's ability / within one's powers
 jiāo lóng legendary dragon with the ability to control rain and floods
 pàn duàn lì ability to judge / judgment
 láo dòng néng lì ability to work
 tuǐ jiǎo legs and feet / ability to walk / strides
 yīn cái shī jiào (idiom) to teach in line with the student's ability
 guǎn bu zháo to have no right or ability to interfere in sth / it's none of your business!
 gāo cái shēng student of great ability
 shēng yù néng lì fertility / ability to have children
 lǐ jiě lì ability to grasp ideas / understanding
 fēng máng bì lù to show off one's ability
 zhēn cái shí xué solid learning / real ability and learning / genuine talent
 bǐ tóu ability to write / writing skill / written / in written form
 gāo cái shēng student of great ability / talented student
 jiǔ lì capacity for alcohol / ability to hold drink
 chěng néng to show off one's ability / to boast one's merits
 chū lù fēng máng first sign of budding talent / to display one's ability for the first time
 gāo cái great talent / rare capability / person of outstanding ability
 dé cái ethics and ability / virtuous and talented
 ěr lì hearing ability
 cái shí ability and insight
 cái lu:è ability and sagacity
 rèn rén wéi xián to appoint people according to their merits (idiom) / appointment on the basis of ability and integrity
 shì cái ào wù to be inordinately proud of one's ability / to be conceited and contemptuous (idiom)
 jiāo a legendary dragon with the ability to control rain and floods / see also 蛟龍|蛟龙[jiao1 long2]
 xū (literary) ability and wisdom / scheme / stratagem
 làn yú chōng shù lit. to play the yu 竽 / mouth organ to make up numbers (idiom) / fig. to make up the numbers with inferior products / to masquerade as having an ability / token member of a group
 yǎn gāo shǒu dī to have high standards but little ability / to be fastidious but incompetent (idiom)
使 rèn xián shǐ néng to appoint the virtuous and use the able (idiom) / appointment on the basis of ability and integrity
 qiān lu:4 yī dé a thousand tries leads to one success (idiom, humble expr.) / Even without any notable ability on my part, I may still get it right sometimes by good luck.
使 zūn xián shǐ néng to respect talent and make use of ability (Mencius)
 gǎn yā zi shàng jià lit. to drive a duck onto a perch (idiom) / fig. to push sb to do sth way beyond their ability
 bǐ dǐ xià ability to write
 yǔ yán néng lì verbal ability
 yuán yǔ yán néng lì metalinguistic ability
 bù ràng xū méi (idiom) to compare favorably with men in terms of ability, bravery etc / to be a match for men / lit. not conceding to men (beard and eyebrows)
 rén jiān r outstanding individual / person of great ability
 chū lù cái huá first sign of budding talent / to display one's ability for the first time
 qí néng special ability
 jiāng qín bǔ chù to compensate for lack of ability through hard work (idiom)
 yǒu shǒu yǒu jiǎo lit. have hands have feet / to be able bodied (idiom) / to have the ability to work
 nài shòu lì tolerance / ability to survive / hardiness
 shí lì discernment / the ability to judge well
 mài běn shì to flaunt a skill / to give display to one's ability / to show off a feat / to vaunt one's tricks
 gāo fēn dī néng high in score but low in ability (as a result of teaching to the test)
 gāo cái great talent / rare capability / person of outstanding ability
 xī shōu néng lì absorbing ability
 néng lì wèn tí It's About Ability
  storage ability / storage capability.
 zhī jué lì ability to perceive / perceptivity / sentience
 shì cún dù fitness (evolution) / ability to survive and reproduce
 kě jìn vigorously / to the utmost / to the best of one's ability
 chàng shāng one's ability to give a convincing performance of a song
 Dà xué Xué kē Néng lì Cè yàn General Scholastic Ability Test (college entrance exam in Taiwan)
 cháng tài fēn bān (Tw) grouping of students into classes of mixed ability
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