"Anything" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 shén me what? / something / anything
 wú lùn hé shì anything / whatever
 méi bàn fǎ there is nothing to be done / one can't do anything about it
 méi fǎ at a loss / unable to do anything about it / to have no choice
 méi yǒu bàn fǎ there is nothing to be done / one can't do anything about it
 zài na r (adverbial expression indicating that the attention of the subject of the verb is focused on what they are doing, not distracted by anything else) / just ...ing (and nothing else)
 bù miào (of a turn of events) not too encouraging / far from good / anything but reassuring
 yǒu qī tú xíng limited term of imprisonment (i.e. anything less than life imprisonment)
 yī wú suǒ yǒu not having anything at all (idiom) / utterly lacking / without two sticks to rub together
 yī wú suǒ zhī not knowing anything at all (idiom) / completely ignorant / without an inkling
 èr huà bù shuō not saying anything further (idiom) / not raising any objection / without demur
 shù shǒu wú cè lit. to have one's hands bound and be unable to do anything about it (idiom) / fig. helpless in the face of a crisis
 tán tiān shuō dì to talk endlessly / talking of anything under the sun
 kōng kōng rú yě as empty as anything (idiom) / completely bereft / to have nothing / vacuous / hollow / empty (argument, head etc)
 suàn bù liǎo does not count for anything / of no account
 bù zhōng yòng unfit for anything / no good / useless
 bù huì without concealing anything / to pass away / to die
 shù shǒu to have one's hands tied / helpless / unable to do anything about it
 wú suǒ bù bāo not excluding anything / all-inclusive
 chī bu shàng unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
 wú suǒ bù wéi not stopping at anything / all manner of evil
 shān mountain / hill / anything that resembles a mountain / CL:座[zuo4] / bundled straw in which silkworms spin cocoons / gable
 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn the rice is cooked / what's done is done / it's too late to change anything now (idiom)
 liǎng shǒu kōng kōng empty-handed (idiom) / fig. not receiving anything
 gū zhǎng nán míng It's hard to clap with only one hand. / It takes two to tango / It's difficult to achieve anything without support.
 shì zài rén wéi the matter depends on the individual (idiom) / it is a matter for your own effort / With effort, one can achieve anything.
 gǎn zuò gǎn wéi to stop at nothing (idiom) / to dare to do anything
 bǎi wú jìn jì all taboos are off (idiom) / anything goes / nothing is taboo
 xiōng wú chéng fǔ open and candid (idiom) / not hiding anything / ingenuous
 bìng jí luàn tóu yī lit. to turn to any doctor one can find when critically ill (idiom) / fig. to try anyone or anything in a crisis
 dòng zhé dé jiù faulted at every turn (idiom) / can't get anything right
使 yǒu qián néng shǐ guǐ tuī mò lit. money will make the Devil turn millstones (idiom) / fig. with money, you can do anything you like
 wú suǒ yòng xīn not paying attention to anything (idiom) / to idle time away
 guā tián bù nà lu:3 lit. don't tie your shoe-laces in a melon-patch / fig. don't do anything that might arouse suspicion / innocent acts may be misconstrued
 shēng mǐ zuò chéng shú fàn lit. the raw rice is now cooked (idiom) / fig. it is done and can't be changed / It's too late to change anything now. / also written 生米煮成熟飯|生米煮成熟饭
 jīng chéng suǒ zhì with a will, you can achieve anything (idiom) / cf 精誠所至,金石為開|精诚所至,金石为开[jing1 cheng2 suo3 zhi4 , jin1 shi2 wei4 kai1]
宿 xiōng wú sù wù open and candid (idiom) / not hiding anything / ingenuous
怀 jīn huái tǎn bái open and candid (idiom) / not hiding anything / ingenuous / openhearted / unselfish / magnanimous / broad-minded
 bá qián zhì hòu to trip forwards or stumble back (idiom, from Book of Songs) / can't get anything right
 jiān kǒu bù yán lips sealed and not saying anything (idiom) / fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic) / to censor
 yī ge bā zhǎng pāi bù xiǎng lit. one palm alone cannot clap (proverb) / fig. it takes two persons to start a dispute / it takes two to tango / it's difficult to achieve anything without support
 qián kě tōng shén with money, you can do anything (idiom) / money talks
齿 mǎ chǐ tú zēng (self-deprecating) to have grown old without accomplishing anything (idiom)
 xì dà bù juān not to discard anything, whether small or big (idiom) / all-embracing
 bǎi wú yī shī no danger of anything going wrong / no risk at all
 wú suǒ bù mài to sell anything / to sell everything
 tù zi bù chī wō biān cǎo A rabbit doesn't eat the grass by its own burrow (idiom) / One shouldn't do anything to harm one's neighbors.
 bié lǐ don't get involved / ignore it! / don't have anything to do with (him, her etc) / don't speak to
 zuò chī xiǎng fú vegetative existence / to consume passively without doing anything useful
 dé bó néng xiǎn little virtue and meager abilities (idiom) / I'm a humble person and not much use at anything (Song writer Ouyang Xiu 欧阳修)
 bì zhǒu qiān jīn lit. my worn-out broom, a thousand in gold (idiom) / fig. sentimental value / I wouldn't be parted with it for anything.
 jì lái zhī , zé ān zhī Since they have come, we should make them comfortable (idiom). Since we're here, take it easy. / Since this is so, we should accept it. / Now we have come, let's stay and take the rough with the smooth. / If you can't do anything to prevent it, you might as well sit back and enjoy it.
 méi yǒu fǎ at a loss / unable to do anything about it / to have no choice
 méi yǒu guī jǔ , hé yǐ chéng fāng yuán without rules, how can anything be done (idiom) / one must follow some rules
 wú bǎo liú without reservation / not holding anything back / unconditional
绿 mǔ dan suī hǎo , quán zhàng lu:4 yè fú Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.
绿 mǔ dan suī hǎo , quán píng lu:4 yè fú chí Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.
 shēng mǐ shú fàn abbr. for 生米煮成熟飯|生米煮成熟饭, lit. the raw rice is now cooked (idiom) / fig. it is done and can't be changed / It's too late to change anything now.
 kōng shǒu ér guī to return empty-handed / to fail to win anything
 jīng chéng suǒ jiā , jīn shí wèi kāi lit. sincerity splits open metal and metal (idiom) / if you put your heart to it, you can break up metal and rocks / With a will, you can achieve anything.
 jīng chéng suǒ zhì , jīn shí wèi kāi lit. sincerity splits open metal and metal (idiom) / if you put your heart to it, you can break up metal and rocks / With a will, you can achieve anything.
怀 xiōng huái tǎn dàng open and candid (idiom) / not hiding anything / ingenuous / openhearted / unselfish / magnanimous / broad-minded
 jīn qián wàn néng money is omnipotent (idiom) / with money, you can do anything / money talks
 bì kǒu bù tán to refuse to say anything about (idiom) / to remain tight-lipped / to avoid mentioning
 jué kǒu bù tí lips sealed and not saying anything (idiom) / fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic) / to censor
 guā tián bù nà lu:3 , lǐ xià bù zhěng guān lit. don't tie your shoelaces in a melon patch, and don't adjust your hat under a plum tree (idiom) / fig. don't do anything that might arouse suspicion / innocent acts may be misconstrued
 chéng shì bù zú , bài shì yǒu yú unable to accomplish anything but liable to spoil everything (idiom) / unable to do anything right / never make, but always mar
 bù shì shēng chǎn not to do anything productive / to idle away one's time
 rén wèi cái sǐ , niǎo wèi shí wáng lit. human beings will die for riches, just as birds will for food (idiom) / fig. man will do anything in his means to become rich
 wú huà bù tán not to hold anything back (idiom) / (of close friends etc) to tell each other everything
绿 mǔ dan suī hǎo , quán zhàng lu:4 yè fú chí Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.
绿 mǔ dan suī hǎo , zhōng xū lu:4 yè fú chí Although the peony is beautiful, it depends entirely on help from the green leaves (idiom). However brilliant you may be, you can't do anything without support from others.
 bù zhòng yòng unfit for anything / no good / useless / (of a sick person) beyond hope
 zhī wú bù yán , yán wú bù jìn not hiding anything he knows, not stopping before he has said it through (idiom) / frank / outspoken
 méi yǒu guī ju , hé yǐ chéng fāng yuán without rules, how can anything be done (idiom) / one must follow some rules
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