"Direction" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 fāng xiàng direction / orientation / path to follow / CL:個|个[ge4]
 fāng wèi direction / points of the compass / bearing / position / azimuth
 fāng square / power or involution (math.) / upright / honest / fair and square / direction / side / party (to a contract, dispute etc) / place / method / prescription (medicine) / just when / only or just / classifier for square things / abbr. for square or cubic meter
 xiàng variant of 向[xiang4] / direction / orientation / to face / to turn toward / to / towards / shortly before / formerly
 zǒu xiàng direction / strike (i.e. angle of inclination in geology) / inclination / trend / to move towards / to head for
 zhēn duì xìng focus / direction / purpose / relevance
 qǔ xiàng orientation / direction
 qū xiàng direction / trend / to incline
 háng xiàng course / direction (a ship or plane is heading in)
 lù xiàng road direction / (fig.) direction / path
 yī lù the whole journey / all the way / going the same way / going in the same direction / of the same kind
 fēng qíng mien / bearing / grace / amorous feelings / flirtatious expressions / local conditions and customs / wind force, direction etc
 zhuǎn xiàng to change direction / fig. to change one's stance
 zhǐ xiàng to point towards / aimed at / facing / the direction indicated
 zhuǎn tóu to turn one's head / to change direction / U-turn / volte face / to repent
 fǎn guo lái conversely / in reverse order / in an opposite direction
 fēng tóu wind direction / the way the wind blows / fig. trend / direction of events / how things develop (esp. how they affect oneself) / public opinion (concerning one's actions) / publicity (usually derog.) / limelight
 fǎn xiàng opposite direction / reverse
 nì xiàng backwards / reverse direction
 fēng xiàng wind direction / the way the wind is blowing / fig. trends (esp. unpredictable ones) / how things are developing / course of events
 guǎi wān to go round a curve / to turn a corner / fig. a new direction
 dào zhuǎn to make an about-turn / to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc / to turn things on their head
 bèi dào ér chí to run in the opposite direction (idiom) / to run counter to
 duì kāi running in opposite direction (buses, trains, ferries etc)
 yuán liú (of watercourses) source and direction of flow / origin and development
 diào zhuǎn to reassign sb to a different job / to turn around / to change direction / to make a U turn
 fāng xiàng gǎn sense of direction
 zhuǎn to turn / to change direction / to transfer / to forward (mail)
 gǎi xián yì zhé change of string, move out of rut (idiom) / dramatic change of direction / to dance to a different tune
 wù jí bì fǎn when things reach an extreme, they can only move in the opposite direction (idiom)
 bǎi chuān guī hǎi all things tend in one direction (idiom)
 yī gǎi gù zhé complete change from the old rut (idiom) / dramatic change of direction / a volte-face / to change old practices
 xiàng variant of 向, direction / orientation / to face / to turn toward / to / towards / shortly before / formerly / to side with / to be partial to / all along (previously)
 yīn to restrain / to dam a stream and change its direction / a mound
 chuán bō sì fāng to disseminate in every direction (idiom)
 qiē xiàng tangent direction
 sì fāng xiǎng yìng a response from every direction (idiom)
 diào xiàng to turn / to adjust one's direction / to lose one's bearings
 xiāng xiàng tū jī sudden attack from the opposite direction (idiom)
 jiě lǐ fāng xiàng direction of cleavage (e.g. of slate)
 yū huí bēn xí to attack from an unexpected direction
 zì dòng cè xiàng qì automatic direction finder
  executive direction and management
 chéng xù zhǐ shì Practice Direction
  attitude direction indicator
线  radio direction finder
 shè jī zhǐ huī fire direction
 gāo jí guān yuán ān bǎo jú Direction de la protection rapprochée des hautes personnalités
 háng jì chuí zhí fāng xiàng across-track direction
  Direction de la surveillance du territoire
  Direction de l'administration pénitentiaire
  gradient direction
线  line direction / sounding line direction / direction of sounding lines
  Direction générale des migrations
  along-track direction
  direction of attack
 lù chī person with a poor sense of direction
 dǎo zhèng (Tw) to guide sb in the right direction / to correct (behavior etc)
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