"Different" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 bù tóng different / distinct / not the same / not alike
 yǒu bié different / distinct / unequal / variable
 xiāng yì different / dissimilar
 gè bié distinct / characteristic / in different ways / different
 yì different / other / hetero- / unusual / strange / surprising / to distinguish / to separate / to discriminate
 shū different / unique / special / very / (classical) to behead / to die / to cut off / to separate / to surpass
 fēn bié to part or leave each other / to distinguish / difference / in different ways / differently / separately or individually
 Nán jīng Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江蘇|江苏 / capital of China at different historical periods
 tóng qī the corresponding time period (in a different year etc) / concurrent / synchronous
 gè yàng many different types
 yì xìng the opposite sex / of the opposite sex / heterosexual / different in nature
 yì dì different place / abroad
 gè yì all different / each unto his own
 jié rán bù tóng entirely different / different as black and white
 fán duō many and varied / of many different kinds
 xuán shū widely different / large disparity
 bié yàng different kind of / another sort of / special / unusual
 yì kǒu tóng shēng different mouths, same voice / to speak in unison (idiom)
 fēn qīng to distinguish (between different things) / to make distinctions clear
 Běi píng Peiping or Beiping (name of Beijing at different periods, esp. 1928-1949)
 tè bié xíng zhèng qū special administrative region (SAR), of which there are two in the PRC: Hong Kong 香港 / and Macau 澳門|澳门 / refers to many different areas during late Qing, foreign occupation, warlord period and Nationalist government / refers to special zones in North Korea and Indonesia
 jiǒng yì totally different
 huì zhěn consultation (medical) / to meet for diagnosis / (by extension) consultation of different specialists
 biàn tōng pragmatic / flexible / to act differently in different situations / to accommodate to circumstances
 lìng xíng tōng zhī to notify at a different time / to notify later / to give prior notice
 yì zú different tribe
 yé men menfolk (collective term for men of different generations) / husbands and their fathers etc
 tiān rǎng zhī bié lit. as different as sky and earth (idiom) / fig. night and day difference / opposite extremes / a world of difference / a far cry from
 rú chū yī zhé to be precisely the same / to be no different
 liǎng qī amphibious / dual-talented / able to work in two different lines
 dà xiāng jìng tíng as different as can be (idiom) / poles apart
 yì qǔ tóng gōng different tunes played with equal skill (idiom) / different methods leading to the same result / different approach but equally satisfactory outcome
 biàn shēng voice change (at puberty) / to alter one's voice (deliberately) / to sound different (when angry etc)
 fēn pài to assign (a task to different people) / to allocate
 Yān jīng Yanjing, an old name for Beijing / capital of Yan at different periods
姿 qiān zī bǎi tài in different poses and with different expressions / in thousands of postures (idiom)
 lián yùn through transport / through traffic jointly organized by different enterprises
 bié lùn a different matter / another story / (old) objection
 Wú guó Wu state (in south China, in different historical periods) / Wu state 220-280, founded by Sun Quan 孫權|孙权 / the southernmost of the three Kingdoms
 fēn dào yáng biāo lit. to take different roads and urge the horses on (idiom) / fig. to part ways
 liǎng huí shì two quite different things / two unrelated matters
 pàn ruò liǎng rén to be a different person / not to be one's usual self
 jiǒng rán bù tóng widely different / utterly different
 diào zhuǎn to reassign sb to a different job / to turn around / to change direction / to make a U turn
 yì mǔ (of siblings) having the same father but different mothers
 jīn fēi xī bǐ things are very different now (idiom) / times have changed
 zhū bān various / many different kinds of
 chàng fǎn diào to express a different view / to take a different position
 yán bù yóu zhōng to say sth without meaning it (idiom) / to speak tongue in cheek / saying one thing but meaning sth different
 Shǔ guó Sichuan / the state of Shu in Sichuan at different periods / the Shu Han dynasty (214-263) of Liu Bei 劉備|刘备 / during the Three Kingdoms
 téng nuó to move / to shift / to move out of the way / to divert (money etc) to a different purpose
 fān àn to reverse a verdict / to present different views on a historical person or verdict
 yī gài ér lùn to lump different matters together (idiom)
 liǎng mǎ shì two quite different things / another kettle of fish
 shū tú tóng guī different routes to the same destination (idiom) / fig. different means of achieve the same end
 bié yǒu dòng tiān place of charm and beauty / scenery of exceptional charm / completely different world
 jiàn yì sī qiān to change at once on seeing sth different (idiom) / loving fads and novelty / never satisfied with what one has
 chī cuò yào (lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal
 huàn tāng bù huàn yào different broth but the same old medicine (idiom) / a change in name only / a change in form but not in substance
 zhuǎn yuàn to transfer (a patient) to a different hospital / to transfer to hospital (e.g. a prisoner)
 gé shān half-sibling relationship / brothers with different mother / step-
 bā yīn music / (used in advertising instrumental tuition) / (archaic) musical instruments made of eight different materials (metal 金, stone 石, clay 土, leather 革, silk 絲|丝, wood 木, gourd 匏, bamboo 竹)
 zhuǎn zhěn to transfer (a patient for treatment in a different hospital)
 biàn to change / to become different / to transform / to vary / rebellion
 páng xì collateral relative (descended from a common ancestor but through different lines)
 wǔ hóu cí memorial hall to Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮|诸葛亮 / (many of them in different town) / refers to tourist attraction in Chengdu 成都
 tóng chuáng yì mèng lit. to share the same bed with different dreams (idiom) / ostensible partners with different agendas / strange bedfellows / marital dissension
 zá jū cohabitation (of different populations or races) / to coexist
 yì fù with different father (e.g. of half-brother)
 láo yàn fēn fēi the shrike and the swallow fly in different directions (idiom) / (usually of a couple) to part from each other
 jiǎo tà liǎng tiáo chuán lit. to stand with each foot in a different boat (idiom) / fig. to have it both ways / to run after two hares / (especially) to have two lovers at the same time
 zá shuō scattered essays / various opinions / different manners of speaking
 xīn yì new and different / novelty
 èr yuán lùn dualism, belief that the universe is made of two different substance (e.g. mind and matter or good and evil)
 gǎi xián yì zhé change of string, move out of rut (idiom) / dramatic change of direction / to dance to a different tune
 tiáo tiáo dà lù tōng Luó mǎ all roads lead to Rome / use different means to obtain the same result (idiom)
 yì shuō different opinion / dissident view / absurd remark
 chà bù lí not much different / similar / ordinary / nearly
 dǎo shí chā to adjust to a different time zone
 dǎng tóng fá yì to be narrowly partisan / to unite with those of the same views but alienate those with different views
 Wú surname Wu / area comprising southern Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang and Shanghai / name of states in Southern China at different historical periods
 zá qī zá bā an assortment / a bit of everything / lots of different (skills)
 yīn rén ér yì varying from person to person (idiom) / different for each individual
 jìn mò zhě hēi proximity to pitch makes you black (idiom, from Ouyang Xiu 歐陽修|欧阳修) / different environments provide different influence. / Nurture determines a person's character.
 Jīng Wèi fēn míng as rivers Jing and Wei separate clearly (idiom) / to be entirely different
 biāo xīn jìng yì to start on sth new and different (idiom) / to display originality
 sān chá liù fàn lit. to offer three kinds of tea and six different dishes / to be extremely considerate towards guests (idiom)
 tiān yuān zhī bié a complete contrast / totally different
 zuǒ sī yòu xiǎng to turn over in one's mind (idiom) / to think through from different angles / to ponder
 xīn kǒu bù yī heart and mouth at variance (idiom) / keeping one's real intentions to oneself / saying one thing but meaning sth different
 fú gǔ xiāng yìng lit. the hammer fits the drum (idiom) / appropriate relation between the different parts / closely interrelated
 biāo xīn lǐng yì to bring in the new (idiom) / new directions, different creation
 hǎi nà bǎi chuān all rivers run into the sea / use different means to obtain the same result (idiom)
 fān kōng chū qí to overturn empty convention, and display originality (idiom) / new and different ideas
 dào bù tóng bù xiāng wéi móu lit. persons who walk different paths cannot make plans together / to go separate ways (idiom)
 gé háng rú gé shān different trades, worlds apart (idiom) / to sb outside the profession, it is a closed book
 suí fēng dǎo duò to trim one's sails with the wind / to adopt different attitude depending on the circumstances (idiom)
 sī cháo qǐ fú thoughts surging in one's mind (idiom) / different thoughts coming to mind
 tiān chā dì yuǎn poles apart (idiom) / entirely different
 nu:3 dà shí bā biàn lit. a girl changes eighteen times between childhood and womanhood (idiom) / fig. a young woman is very different from the little girl she once was
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