"Books" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 shū jí books / works
 tú shū books (in a library or bookstore) / CL:本[ben3],冊|册[ce4],部[bu4]
 zǎi jí books (in Confucian education)
 guàn shuǐ to irrigate / to pour water into / to inject water into meat to increase its weight (plumping) / to cook the books / to post low-value messages (small talk etc) on Internet forums
 shū kù a store room for books / fig. an erudite person / the Bibliotheca and Epitome of pseudo-Apollodorus
 cóng shū a series of books / a collection of books
 shū kān books and publications
 jiè yuè to borrow books to read
 mì jí secret book or collection of books
 cáng shū to collect books / library collection
 gǔ jí ancient text / antique books
 jiè shū borrow books
 chū nà cashier / to receive and hand over payment / to lend and borrow books
 chū shū to publish books
 diǎn jí ancient books or records
 jīng shū classic books in Confucianism / scriptures / sutras
 shū bào papers and books
 Sì kù Quán shū Siku Quanshu (collection of books compiled during Qing dynasty)
 zhù chóng insect that eats into wood, books, clothes etc / fig. vermin
 běn root / stem / origin / source / this / the current / original / inherent / originally / classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
 yìn shù the amount of books etc printed at one impression / print run
 huán shū return books
 chá zhàng to audit accounts / to inspect accounting books
 Sì shū Four Books, namely: the Great Learning 大學|大学, the Doctrine of the Mean 中庸, the Analects of Confucius 論語|论语, and Mencius 孟子
 Yè Shèng táo Ye Shengtao (1894-1988), writer and editor, known esp. for children's books
 Er4 shí sì Shǐ the Twenty-Four Histories (25 or 26 in modern editions), collection of books on Chinese dynastic history from 3000 BC till 17th century / fig. a long and complicated story
 Yán Fù Yan Fu (1853-1921), influential Chinese writer and translator of Western books, esp. on social sciences
 qiū jǐn Qiu Jin (1875-1907), famous female martyr of the anti-Qing revolution, the subject of several books and films
 hàn niú chōng dòng lit. enough books to make a pack-ox sweat or to fill a house to the rafters (idiom) / fig. many books
 fén shū to burn the books (one of the crimes of the first Emperor in 212 BC)
 shū míng hào Chinese guillemet 《》(punct. used for names of books etc)
 juàn scroll / book / volume / chapter / examination paper / classifier for books, paintings: volume, scroll
 shèng four horse military chariot (archaic) / four (archaic) / generic term for history books
 cè book / booklet / classifier for books
 cóng cluster / collection / collection of books / thicket
 dù insect that eats into books, clothing etc / moth-eaten / worm-eaten
 bì used in transliterating Buddhist books
 juàn zhì hào fán a huge amount (of books and papers)
 zuān gù zhǐ duī to dig into piles of outdated writings (idiom) / to study old books and papers
 niú jiǎo guà shū lit. to hang one's books on cow horns (idiom) / fig. to be diligent in one's studies
 A1 mó sī shū Book of Amos, one of the books of the Nevi'im and of the Christian Old Testament
簿 bù jí account books / registers / records
 Yuè jīng Book of Music, said to be one of the Six Classics lost after Qin's burning of the books in 212 BC, but may simply refer to Book of Songs 詩經|诗经
 Chū kè Pāi àn Jīng qí Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part I), first of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初[Ling2 Meng2 chu1]
 Dà xiān zhī shū the biblical books of the prophets
西 Mó xī Wǔ jīng the Pentateuch / the five books of Moses in the Old Testament
 gù zhǐ duī a pile of old books
 fāng cè ancient books and volumes / classical writings
 lì archaic variant of 櫪|枥, oak / type of tree in ancient books / stable (for horses)
 Qín huǒ the Qin burning of the books in 212 BC
 qiè sì bamboo box for holding books, clothes etc
 dù jiǎn old worm-eaten books
 xíng wàn lǐ lù shèng dú wàn juǎn shū to travel a thousand miles beats reading a thousand books
 xíng wàn lǐ lù , dú wàn juǎn shū Knowledge comes from books and from experience of the world. (idiom)
 gōu jī to explore / to investigate / to audit (accounts, books etc)
  World Congress on Books
  Agreement on Recognition and Handover of Record Books
  Integrated catalogue of books for sale in Ibero-America
  International Board on Books for Young People
  Books in Print of the United Nations System
 Láng huán mythical place where the Celestial Emperor stores his books / (fig.) library
 tīng jūn yī xí huà , shèng dú shí nián shū listening to the words of a wise man can be superior to studying ten years of books (proverb)
 Er4 kè Pāi àn Jīng qí Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part II), second of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初[Ling2 Meng2 chu1]
 shū zhōng zì yǒu huáng jīn wū , shū zhōng zì yǒu yán rú yù lit. in books are sumptuous houses and graceful ladies (proverb) / fig. be diligent in your studies, success and glory will follow
 xíng wàn lǐ lù , dú wàn juàn shū Knowledge comes from books and from experience of the world. (idiom) / Learn as much as you can and do all you can.
 píng zhàng (accounting) to balance the books
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