"Cold" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 gǎn mào to catch cold / (common) cold / CL:場|场[chang2],次[ci4] / (coll.) to be interested in (often used in the negative) / (Tw) to detest / can't stand
 lěng dàn cold / indifferent
 lěng cold
 hán lěng cold (climate) / frigid / very cold
 mò rán indifferent / apathetic / cold
 liào qiào spring chill in the air / cold
 hán cold / poor / to tremble
 liáng cool / cold
 lǐn cold / to shiver with cold / to tremble with fear / afraid / apprehensive / strict / stern / severe / austere / awe-inspiring / imposing / majestic
 cāng blue-green or azure (of water) / vast (of water) / cold
 cāng cold
 liǎo clear / intelligible / severe / cold
 lín cold / frigid
 lěng mò cold and detached towards sb / lack of regard / indifference / neglect
 lěng hàn cold sweat
 hán fēng cold wind
 lěng shuǐ cold water / unboiled water / fig. not yet ready (of plans)
 lěng luò desolate / unfrequented / to treat sb coldly / to snub / to cold shoulder
 lěng qīng cold and cheerless / fig. lonely / unfrequented
 lěng zhàn cold war / (fig.) strained relationship / to be barely on speaking terms
 bǎo nuǎn to stay warm / to protect against the cold
 hán qì cold air
 dòng bu dòng (typically followed by 就[jiu4]) apt to (lose one's temper, catch a cold etc) / at the drop of a hat
 máo gǔ sǒng rán to have one's hair stand on end (idiom) / to feel one's blood run cold
 yīn lěng gloomy and cold
 yán hán bitter cold / severe winter
 liáng fēng cold wind / cool breeze
 lěng cáng refrigeration / cold storage / to keep (food, medicine) in cold environment
 lěng yǐn cold drink
 bù hán ér lì shiver all over though not cold / tremble with fear / shudder
 hán liú cold air current / cold ocean current / cold stream
 lǐn liè biting cold
 fēng hán wind chill / cold weather / common cold (medicine)
 tiān lěng cold weather
 liáng kuai nice and cold / pleasantly cool
 lěng miàn naengmyeon (Korean dish based on cold noodles in soup)
 fā lěng to feel a chill (as an emotional response) / to feel cold (as a clinical symptom)
 zháo liáng to catch cold / Taiwan pr. [zhao1 liang2]
 nài hán coldproof / resistant to cold
 yù hán to defend against the cold / to keep warm
 liáng bàn salad with dressing / cold vegetables dressed with sauce (e.g. coleslaw)
 qī qī cold and dismal
 lěng yù a cold reception / to cold-shoulder sb
 dòng jiāng frozen stiff / numb with cold
 gāo hán high and cold (mountain area)
 Xiǎo hán Lesser Cold, 23rd of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 / 6th-19th January
 shāng fēng to catch cold
 shòu cháo damp / affected by damp and cold
 jī hán jiāo pò beset by hunger and cold (idiom) / starving and freezing / in desperate poverty
 chū ěr fǎn ěr old: to reap the consequences of one's words (idiom, from Mencius) / modern: to go back on one's word / to blow hot and cold / to contradict oneself / inconsistent
 tiān hán dì dòng cold weather, frozen ground (idiom) / bitterly cold
 shēng lěng (of food) raw or cold
 pō lěng shuǐ lit. to pour cold water on / fig. to dampen one's enthusiasm
 shòu liáng to catch cold
 Bō ēn Bonn, a small town on the Rhine, Cold War capital of West Germany 1949-1990
 mēn sāo (coll.) outwardly cold or retiring but deep and passionate inside
 kǔ hán bitter cold
 Dà hán Great Cold, 24th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 / 20th January-3rd February
 hán cháo cold wave / CL:股[gu3]
 zhāo sān mù sì lit. say three in the morning but four in the evening (idiom) / to change sth that is already settled upon / indecisive / to blow hot and cold
 lěng jì cold and desolate / lonely
 Hán lù Hanlu or Cold Dew, 17th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 / 8th-22nd October
 hán shí cold food (i.e. to abstain from cooked food for 3 days around the Qingming festival 清明節|清明节) / the Qingming festival
 lěng fū cold compress
 liáng miàn cold noodles
 lěng cài cold dish / cold food
 shòu hán affected by cold / to catch cold
 bì hán to escape the cold by going on a winter holiday
 lěng fēng cold front (meteorology)
 lěng pán cold plate / cold meats
 lěng liàn cold chain
 wèi hán stomach cold (TCM)
齿 chún wáng chǐ hán lit. without the lips, the teeth feel the cold (idiom) / fig. intimately interdependent
 xuě huā gāo vanishing cream / cold cream (makeup)
 zuò lěng bǎn dèng to hold an inconsequential job / to receive a cold reception / to be kept waiting for an assignment or audience / to be out in the cold / to be sidelined / to warm the bench / to cool one's heels
 lěng cān cold meal / cold food
 chuī lěng fēng to blow cold / damping expectations by discouraging or realistic words
 báo thin / cold in manner / indifferent / weak / light / infertile
 dòng to freeze / to feel very cold / aspic or jelly
 qī intense cold / frigid / dismal / grim / bleak / sad / mournful
 shài (of the sun) to shine on / to bask in (the sunshine) / to dry (clothes, grain etc) in the sun / (fig.) to expose and share (one's experiences and thoughts) on the Web (loanword from "share") / (coll.) to give the cold shoulder to
 liè cold and raw
 liù to steam / to cook in a steamer / to reheat cold food by steaming it
 lěng ruò bīng shuāng as cold as ice and frost (idiom, usually of woman) / icy manner / frigid
 wú qíng wú yì completely lacking any feeling or sense of justice (idiom) / cold and ruthless
西 hē xī běi fēng lit. drink the northwest wind (idiom) / cold and hungry
 mò rán zhì zhī to set to one side and ignore (idiom) / quite indifferent / cold and uncaring
 zhěn lěng qīn hán cold pillow and lonely bed (idiom) / fig. cold and solitary existence
 wǔ láo qī shāng (TCM) "five strains and seven impairments", five referring to the five viscera 五臟|五脏[wu3 zang4], and seven to adverse effects on one's body as a result of: overeating (spleen), anger (liver), moisture (kidney), cold (lung), worry (heart), wind and rain (outer appearance) and fear (mind)
 niē yī bǎ hàn to break out into a cold sweat (idiom)
 lěng tiān cold weather / cold season
 dòng ròu cold or frozen meat
 ài lǐ bù lǐ to look cold and indifferent / standoffish
 lěng lěng qīng qīng deserted / desolate / unfrequented / cold and cheerless / lonely / in quiet isolation
 líng jīng (literary) icy cold / to shiver
 lěng dàn guān xì cold relations (e.g. between countries)
 nóng cold in the head catarrh of the nose
 bù jīng yī fān fēng shuāng kǔ , nán dé là méi tǔ qīng xiāng Without once passing through the winter's cold and wind, where would the sweet spring fragrance come from?
 dào chūn hán cold snap during the spring
 liù yín (TCM) six excesses causing illness, namely: excessive wind 風|风[feng1], cold 寒[han2], heat 暑[shu3], damp 濕|湿[shi1], dryness 燥[zao4], fire 火[huo3]
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