"Book" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zhù zuò to write / literary work / book / article / writings / CL:部[bu4]
 yù yuē booking / reservation / to book / to make an appointment
 yù shòu advance sale / to sell in advance / to book
 shū běn book / CL:本[ben3]
 běn zi book / notebook / edition / CL:本[ben3]
 cè zi a book / a volume
 běn wén this text / article / the main body of a book
 zhuān tí specific topic (addressed by a book, lecture, TV program etc) / article, report or program etc on a specific topic
 dú shū to read a book / to study / to attend school
 Guó yǔ Chinese language (Mandarin), emphasizing its national nature / Chinese as a primary or secondary school subject / Chinese in the context of the Nationalist Government / Guoyu, book of historical narrative c. 10th-5th century BC
 hǎo kàn good-looking / nice-looking / good (of a movie, book, TV show etc) / embarrassed / humiliated
 yù dìng to place an order / to book ahead
 shū míng name of a book / reputation as calligrapher
 quán shū entire book / unabridged book / entire multi-volume work / comprehensive volume
 Lǎo zǐ Laozi or Lao-tze (c. 500 BC), Chinese philosopher, the founder of Taoism / the sacred book of Daoism, 道德經|道德经 / by Laozi
 bǎo diǎn canonical text / treasury (i.e. book of treasured wisdom)
 chūn qiū spring and autumn / four seasons / year / a person's age / annals (used in book titles)
 diàn zi shū electronic book / e-book / e-book reader
 bā guà the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1] / gossip / gossipy
 shū píng book review / book notice
 xīn shū new book
 kāi běn book format, similar to in-4°, in-8° / etc (a 16-kai format 16開|16开[shi2 liu4 kai1] is roughly A4) / abbr. to 開|开[kai1]
 piàn duàn fragment (of speech etc) / extract (from book etc) / episode (of story etc)
 mì jí rare book / cheat code (video games)
 tōng xùn lù address book / directory
 shū yè page of a book
 yǔ lù quotation (from a book or existing source)
簿 liú yán bù visitor's book / CL:本[ben3]
 zhuāng zhēn binding and layout (of a book etc)
 dìng piào to book tickets / to issue tickets
 mì jí secret book or collection of books
 zhuǎn zhé shift in the trend of events / turnaround / plot shift in a book / turn in the conversation
 bǎn cì edition (of a book etc) / edition number
 dǎo dú guide (e.g. book or other printed material)
 bèi wàng lù memorandum / aide-memoire / memorandum book
 bǎo kù treasure-house / treasury / treasure-trove (often fig., book of treasured wisdom)
 Zhōu yì another name for Book of Changes (I Ching) 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1]
 cān kǎo shū reference book
 wén kù collection of documents / library / book series / sequence of data, esp. genome
 hā lì bō tè Harry Potter (children's book character)
 dú běn reader / an instructional book
 tiān shū imperial edict / heavenly book (superstition) / obscure or illegible writing / double dutch
 bái pí shū white paper (e.g. containing proposals for new legislation) / white book
 Zhī zhū xiá Spider-Man, comic book superhero
 wèi yǔ chóu móu lit. before it rains, bind around with silk (idiom, from Book of Songs 詩經|诗经) / fig. to plan ahead / to prepare for a rainy day
 Guǎn zǐ Guanzi or Guan Zhong 管仲 / (-645 BC), famous politician of Qi 齊國|齐国 / of Spring and Autumn period / Guanzi, classical book containing writings of Guan Zhong and his school
 Mèng zǐ Mencius (c. 372-c. 289 BC), Confucian philosopher second only to Confucius / book of the same name, one of the classics of Confucianism
 běn cǎo a book on Chinese (herbal) medicine / Chinese materia medica
 gōng jù shū reference book (such as dictionary, almanac, gazetteer etc)
 Yì jīng The Book of Changes ("I Ching")
 Shī jīng Shijing, the Book of Songs, early collection of Chinese poems and one of the Five Classics of Confucianism 五經|五经[Wu3 jing1]
 shī piān a poem / a composition in verse / fig. epic (compared with historical epic) / the biblical Book of Psalms
 chàng xiāo shū best-seller / best-selling book / blockbuster
 xiǎo yǎ one of the three main divisions of the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经
 shǐ shū history book
 zhēn yán admonition / exhortation / dictum / the biblical Book of Proverbs
 jiù shū second-hand book / old book / ancient book
 zǒng lùn (often used in book or chapter titles) general introduction / overview
 Lǎo jūn Laozi or Lao-tze (c. 500 BC), Chinese philosopher, the founder of Taoism / the sacred book of Daoism, 道德經|道德经 / by Laozi
 gǔ shū ancient book / old book
 Shī Shū the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1] and the Book of History 書經|书经[Shu1 jing1]
 zhào bàn to follow the rules / to do as instructed / to play by the book / to comply with a request
 A1 lā dīng Aladdin, character in one of the tales in the The Book of One Thousand and One Nights
 dú hòu gǎn impression of a book / opinion expressed in a book review
 sè qíng xiǎo shuō pornographic novel / dirty book
 Hǎi wáng Poseidon, Greek god of the sea / Neptune, Roman god of the sea / Aquaman, DC comic book superhero
 shā qīng to put the last hand to (a book, a film etc) / to finalize / to kill-green (a step in the processing of tea leaves)
 fēng dǐ the back cover of a book
 jiàn dàng book building
 Dào dé jīng the Book of Dao by Laozi or Lao-Tze, the sacred text of Daoism
簿 zhàng bù an account book / a ledger
 jīng classics / sacred book / scripture / to pass through / to undergo / to bear / to endure / warp (textile) / longitude / menstruation / channel (TCM) / abbr. for economics 經濟|经济[jing1 ji4]
簿 zhàng bù account book
 kāi juàn to open a book / open-book (exam)
 dìng wèi to reserve a seat / to book a table / reservation
 dà yǎ one of the three main divisions of the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经
稿 shū gǎo manuscript of a book
 zhù shū to write a book
 kāi to open / to start / to turn on / to boil / to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc) / to operate (a vehicle) / carat (gold) / abbr. for Kelvin, 開爾文|开尔文[Kai1 er3 wen2] / abbr. for 開本|开本[kai1 ben3], book format
 bīng shū a book on the art of war
 zhé zi folding notebook / accounts book
 zì xù author's preface / autobiographical notes as introduction to a book
 kěn shū lit. to gnaw a book / to study / to cram
 guó shū credentials (of a diplomat) / documents exchanged between nations / national or dynastic history book
 Bǎi jiā xìng The Book of Family Names, anonymous Song dynasty reading primer listing 438 surnames
 yī shū medical book
 jìn shū banned book
 Chǔ cí Chu Ci, the Songs of Chu (ancient book of poems, collected during Han but esp. from country of Chu c. 500 BC)
 Wǔ jīng the Five Classics of Confucianism, namely: the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], the Book of History 書經|书经[Shu1 jing1], the Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记[Li3 ji4], the Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], and the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋[Chun1 qiu1]
 Rěn zhě Shén guī Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, US comic book series, first appeared in 1984, also films, video games etc
 lǎo běn capital / assets / savings / nest egg / (fig.) reputation / laurels (to rest upon) / old edition of a book / (tree) trunk
 xiǎo rén shū children's picture story book / CL:本[ben3]
 shàn běn old book / good book / reliable book / rare book
 rén bù kě mào xiàng you can't judge a person by appearance (idiom) / you can't judge a book by its cover / often in combination 人不可貌相,海水不可斗量[ren2 bu4 ke3 mao4 xiang4 , hai3 shui3 bu4 ke3 dou3 liang2]
簿 jì shì bù a memo book (recording events)
 Hán Fēi zǐ Han Feizi, book of Legalist Philosophy authored by Han Fei 韓非|韩非[Han2 Fei1] during the Warring States Period (475-220 BC)
 shǒu chāo běn manuscript copy of a book (before the printing press)
 lèi shū reference book consisting of material quoted from many sources, arranged by category (about 600 of which were compiled between the 3rd and 18th centuries in China)
 bái wén the text of an annotated book / an unannotated edition of a book / intagliated characters (on a seal)
 Liù jīng Six Classics, namely: Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], Book of History 尚書|尚书[Shang4 shu1], Book of Rites 儀禮|仪礼[Yi2 li3], the lost Book of Music 樂經|乐经[Yue4 jing1], Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋[Chun1 qiu1]
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