"Falling" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 bù fú hé discrepant / falling short (of expectations) / not matching up / not conforming / (figures) disagree / unbecoming
 fēn fēi to swirl in the air (of thickly falling snowflakes, flower petals etc) / to flutter about
 pū tōng (onom.) sound of object falling into water / plop
 dì jiǎn progressively decreasing / gradually falling / in descending order
 nào fān to have a falling out / to have a big argument
 sì fēn wǔ liè all split up and in pieces (idiom) / disunity (in an organization) / complete lack of unity / to disintegrate / falling apart / to be at sixes and sevens
 gū dōng splash / (onom.) for heavy things falling down
 lèi rú yǔ xià tears falling like rain (idiom)
 Qǐ rén yōu tiān man of Qǐ / fears the sky falling (idiom) / groundless fears
 fēn bēng lí xī to collapse and fall apart (idiom) / to break up / falling to pieces
 sōu sōu sound of the wind blowing or rain falling
 nào máo dùn to be at loggerheads / to have a falling out
 xī li huā lā (onom.) rustling sound / sound of rain or of sth falling down / in disorder / completely smashed / badly battered / broken to pieces
 luò shí falling stone
 yǔn xīng meteorite / falling star
 diē dǎ sǔn shāng injury such as contusion, sprain or fracture from falling, blow etc
 qù shēng falling tone / fourth tone in modern Mandarin
 yì yáng modulation (rising and falling pitch) / intonation / a cadence / to rise and fall (of a body floating in water)
 shǎng shēng falling and rising tone / third tone in modern Mandarin
 yè luò guī gēn a falling leaf returns to the roots (idiom) / everything has its ancestral home / In old age, an expatriate longs to return home.
 huáng hūn liàn fig. romantic relationship between an elderly couple / falling in love in the autumn of one's life
 chuí tiáo falling hair of a child / (fig.) child
 Qǐ rén zhī yōu man of Qǐ / fears the sky falling (idiom) / groundless fears
 Qǐ guó zhī yōu man of Qǐ / fears the sky falling (idiom) / groundless fears
 Qǐ guó yōu tiān man of Qǐ / fears the sky falling (idiom) / groundless fears
 Qǐ tiān zhī lu:4 man of Qǐ / fears the sky falling (idiom) / groundless fears
 luò yè guī gēn lit. a falling leaf returns to the roots (idiom) / fig. all things go back to their source eventually / in old age, an expatriate returns home
 yī yè zhī qiū lit. the falling of one leaf heralds the coming of autumn (idiom) / fig. a small sign can indicate a great trend / a straw in the wind
 yī mù nán zhī lit. a single post cannot prop up a falling house (idiom) / fig. one is helpless alone
 jiàng diào falling intonation (linguistics) / to lower the key of a tune / to demote
 bìng bāo r a person who is always falling ill / chronic invalid
 pū diē to fall flat on one's face / (martial arts) pouncing and falling (i.e. all kinds of moves)
 pā dā (onom.) sound of object falling into water / plop
 shuāi duàn to fall and break / to break (bones) by falling
 dì sì shēng fourth tone in Mandarin / falling tone
 diē shì falling stock prices / bear market
 diē fēng falling prices / bear market
 shà shà (onom.) falling rain / chilly air / cold wind
 dì èr chūn (lit.) second spring / (fig.) falling in love for the second time / a new lease of life / rebirth
 luò huā yǒu yì , liú shuǐ wú qíng lit. the falling flowers are yearning for love, but the heartless brook ripples on (idiom) / fig. one side is willing, yet the other one remains indifferent (usually of unrequited love)
 bó (onom.) sound of sth splitting or breaking apart / sound of an object falling to the ground / a cry of rage / Taiwan pr. [bo1]
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