"Famous" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zhù míng famous / noted / well-known / celebrated
 yǒu míng famous / well-known
 zhī míng well-known / famous
 wén míng well-known / famous / renowned / eminent
 chí míng famous
 dà míng dǐng dǐng grand reputation / renowned / famous
 xiǎng dāng dāng resounding / loud / well known / famous
 míng wén famous / of good reputation
 míng yáng sì hǎi to become known far and wide (idiom) / famous
 míng name / noun (part of speech) / place (e.g. among winners) / famous / classifier for people
 míng pái famous brand / nameplate / name tag
 dà míng famous name / your distinguished name / one's formal personal name
 nu:3 xīng female star / famous actress
 chéng míng to make one's name / to become famous
 míng shī famous master / great teacher
 míng shèng a place famous for its scenery or historical relics / scenic spot / CL:處|处[chu4]
 míng yán saying / famous remark
 míng xiào famous school
 míng jiàng famous general
 gē xīng singing star / famous singer
 Lǐ Bái Li Bai (701-762), famous Tang Dynasty poet
 míng chéng famous city
 míng guì famous and valuable / rare / precious
 Lú shān Lushan district of Jiujiang city 九江市, Jiangxi / Mt Lushan in Jiujiang, famous as summer holiday spot
 míng yī famous doctor
 Guān Yǔ Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty / posthumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama
 Zhāng Fēi Zhang Fei (168-221), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, famous as fearsome fighter and lover of wine
 míng mén famous family / prestigious house
西 Xī shī Xishi (c. 450 BC), famous Chinese beauty, foremost of the four legendary beauties 四大美女[si4 da4 mei3 nu:3], given by King Gou Jian 勾踐|勾践[Gou1 Jian4] of Yue as concubine to King of Wu as part of a successful plan to destroy Wu
 měi yù fame / good reputation / famous for sth
 shèng míng famous reputation
 míng qǔ famous song / well-known piece of music
 Míng shān famous mountain / Mingshan county in Ya'an 雅安[Ya3 an1], Sichuan
 míng yōu excellent quality / outstanding (product) / abbr. for 名牌優質|名牌优质 / (old) famous actor or actress
 Guǎn zǐ Guanzi or Guan Zhong 管仲 / (-645 BC), famous politician of Qi 齊國|齐国 / of Spring and Autumn period / Guanzi, classical book containing writings of Guan Zhong and his school
 nán xīng male star / famous actor
 míng zuò masterpiece / famous work
 Qū Yuán Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), famous Warring States statesman and poet, author of Sorrow at Parting 離騷|离骚 / Lisao in Songs of Chu 楚辭|楚辞
 Zhōu Yú Zhou Yu or Chou Yü / (175-210), famous general of the southern Wu kingdom and victor of the battle of Redcliff / in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, absolutely no match for Zhuge Liang
 yáng míng to become famous / to become notorious
 Zhāng Aì líng Eileen Chang (1920-1995), famous Chinese-American novelist
 Zhèng Hé Zheng He (1371-1433), famous early Ming dynasty admiral and explorer
 shì jiè zhī míng world famous
 míng huà famous painting
 míng biǎo famous watch (i.e. expensive brand of wristwatch)
 mù míng to admire sb's reputation / to seek out famous person or location
 qí míng equally famous
 míng shì famous scholar / worthy / celebrity, esp. distinguished literary person having no official post
 míng jù famous saying / celebrated phrase
 míng cài famous dishes / specialty dishes
 Hán Xìn Han Xin (-196 BC), famous general of first Han emperor Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang1]
 Huà Tuó Hua Tuo (?-208), famous doctor at the end of Han Dynasty
 míng jì famous courtesan
 míng piān famous piece of writing
 míng jiǔ a famous wine
 Zuǒ Zhuàn Zuo Zhuan or Tsochuan, Mr Zuo's Annals or Mr Zuo's commentary on 春秋[Chun1 qiu1], early history c. 400 BC attributed to famous blind historian Zuo Qiuming 左丘明[Zuo3 Qiu1 ming2]
 Diāo Chán Diaochan (-192), one of the four legendary beauties 四大美女[si4 da4 mei3 nu:3], in fiction a famous beauty at the break-up of Han dynasty, given as concubine to usurping warlord Dong Zhuo 董卓[Dong3 Zhuo2] to ensure his overthrow by fighting hero Lü / Bu 呂布|吕布[Lu:3 Bu4]
 dēng lín to visit places famous for their scenery
 mò jì ink marks / original calligraphy or painting of famous person
 Wáng Xī zhī Wang Xizhi (303-361), famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin, known as the sage of calligraphy 書聖|书圣
 zhēn jì authentic (painting or calligraphy) / genuine work (of famous artist)
 Qí Bái shí Qi Baishi (1864-1957), famous Chinese painter
 mén shēng disciple / student (of a famous master)
 guài jié monstre sacré / (i.e. artist famous for being deliberately preposterous)
 Yàn dàng shān Yandang mountains, famous scenic area in southeast Zhejiang
 shāo jiǔ name of a famous Tang dynasty wine / same as 白酒[bai2 jiu3]
 Chì bì zhī zhàn Battle of Redcliff of 208 at Chibi in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 / of Huanggang city 黄冈, a decisive defeat of Cao Cao 曹操 / at the hands of southern kingdom of Wu / famous episode in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义
 huā kuí the queen of flowers (refers esp. to plum blossom) / (fig.) nickname for a famous beauty or courtesan
 Yáng Yù huán Yang Yuhuan or Yang Guifei 楊貴妃|杨贵妃[Yang2 Gui4 fei1] (719-756), famous Tang beauty, consort of Emperor Xuanzhong 唐玄宗[Tang2 Xuan2 zong1], blamed for extravagance and killed as a scapegoat during the An-Shi Rebellion 安史之亂|安史之乱[An1 Shi3 zhi1 Luan4]
 fēi shēng to make a name / to become famous
 Lián Pō Lian Po (327-243 BC), famous general of Zhao 趙國|赵国, repeatedly victorious over Qin 秦國|秦国 / and Qi 齊國|齐国
 wén rén famous person
 yì shì anecdote / lost or apocryphal story about famous person
 Sān chà kǒu At the Crossroads, famous opera, based on a story from 水滸傳|水浒传[Shui3 hu3 Zhuan4]
 An1 Lù shān An Lushan (703-757), famous general and favorite of Tang emperor Xuanzong, eventually precipitated catastrophic An Shi rebellion (755-763)
 zhāo pái cài signature dish / a restaurant’s most famous dish
鸿 Hóng mén Yàn Feast at Hongmen / (fig.) banquet set up with the aim of murdering a guest / refers to a famous episode in 206 BC when future Han emperor Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang1] escaped attempted murder by his rival Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽[Xiang4 Yu3]
 Wǔ Zǐ xū Wu Zixu (-484 BC), powerful politician in Wu / famous as destitute refugee begging in Wu town, cf 吳市吹簫|吴市吹箫
 Yàn dàng Yandang mountains, famous scenic area in southeast Zhejiang
 Wáng Zhāo jūn Wang Zhaojun (52-19 BC), famous beauty at the court of Han emperor Yuan 漢元帝|汉元帝[Han4 Yuan2 di4], one of the four legendary beauties 四大美女[si4 da4 mei3 nu:3]
 xìng huā cūn village of blossoming apricot trees where one can find a wineshop (reference to the famous poem 清明 / by 杜牧[Du4 Mu4])
 Qiū yè yuán Akihabara, region of downtown Tokyo famous for electronics stores
 Míng shān dà chuān famous mountains and great rivers
 míng rén lù record of famous men / anthology of biographies
 Pān Yuè Pan Yue (247-300), later known as 潘安[Pan1 An1], famous handsome and elegant writer from the Western Jin dynasty
 Liú Yì Liu Yi (-285), famous incorruptible official of Western Jin dynasty the Western Jin dynasty 西晉|西晋[Xi1 Jin4] (265-316) / Liu Yi (-412), general of Eastern Jin dynasty 東晉|东晋[Dong1 Jin4] (317-420)
 xiān zhé distinguished precursor / famous thinker of antiquity
 sān gù máo lú lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage / cf famous episode in the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义 / in which Liu Bei 劉備|刘备 / recruits Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮|诸葛亮 / (the Hidden Dragon 臥龍|卧龙) to his cause by visiting him three times
 Píng xíng guān Pingxing pass on the Great Wall near Datong, famous for victory over the Japanese in Sep 1937
 míng jué famous actor
 Yuè lù Shān Mt Yuelu in Changsha 長沙|长沙[Chang2 sha1], famous for scenery, temples and tombs
 Yàn zǐ Yanzi (-c 500 BC), famous statesman from Qi of the Warring States, also known as 晏婴, hero of book 晏子春秋
 Bāo sì Baosi, concubine of King You of Zhou 周幽王[Zhou1 You1 wang2] and one of the famous Chinese beauties
 Qì hē fū Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian writer famous for his short stories and plays
 qiū jǐn Qiu Jin (1875-1907), famous female martyr of the anti-Qing revolution, the subject of several books and films
 Lìn Xiāng rú Ling Xiangru (dates unknown, 3rd century BC), famous statesman of Zhao 趙國|赵国
 míng líng famous actor or actress (Chinese opera)
 Cháo zhōu Chaozhou or Teochew, a town near Guangdong, with famous cuisine / Chaozhou, variant of Minnan dialect 閩南語|闽南语[Min3 nan2 yu3] spoken in east Guangdong
 Yuán Méi Yuan Mei (1716-1798), famous Qing poet and critic, one of Three great poets of the Qianlong era 乾嘉三大家
 Shé dǎo Shedao or Snake island in Bohai sea 渤海 / off Lüshun 旅順|旅顺 / on the tip of the Liaoning peninsula, small rocky island famous for snakes
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