"Feet" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zhàn lì to stand / standing / on one's feet
 shuāng jiǎo two legs / both feet
 zì lì independent / self-reliant / self-sustaining / to stand on one's own feet / to support oneself
 shǒu zú hands and feet / (fig.) brothers / retinue, henchmen, accomplices
 jiǎo dǐ soles of the feet
 quán jiǎo Chinese boxing / fist and feet / punching and kicking
 jiǎo tà shí dì to have one's feet firmly planted on the ground (idiom) / realistic without flights of fancy / steady and serious character
 fāng zhang square zhang (i.e. unit of area 10 feet square) / monastic room 10 feet square / Buddhist or Daoist abbot / abbot's chamber
 dà jiǎo naturally-formed feet (as opposed to bound feet 小腳|小脚[xiao3 jiao3]) / long kick (soccer) / Bigfoot (mythological animal)
 shǒu wǔ zú dǎo hands dance and feet trip (idiom) / dancing and gesticulating for joy
 shuāng zú both feet / two-legged
 xiǎo jiǎo bound feet (traditional)
 tuǐ jiǎo legs and feet / ability to walk / strides
 tiào jiǎo to stomp or hop about (in anxiety, anger etc) / to dance on one's feet / hopping mad (anxious, etc)
 guāng jiǎo bare feet
 zì shí qí lì lit. to eat off one's own strength (idiom) / fig. to stand on one's own feet / to earn one's own living
 yú wěi wén wrinkles of the skin / crow's feet
 zuǒ yòu kāi gōng lit. to shoot from both sides (idiom) / fig. to display ambidexterity / to slap with one hand and then the other, in quick succession / to use both feet equally (football)
 qíng tóng shǒu zú as close as one's hands and feet (idiom) / loving one another as brothers / deep friendship / closely attached to one another
 chuí xiōng dùn zú to beat one's chest and stamp one's feet (idiom)
 pǐn tóu lùn zú lit. to assess the head and discuss the feet (idiom) / minute criticism of a woman's appearance / fig. to find fault in minor details / nitpicking / overcritical
 lín shí bào fó jiǎo lit. to clasp the Buddha's feet when danger arises (idiom) / fig. to profess devotion only when in trouble / doing things at the last minute / making a hasty last-minute effort
 qīng jié light on one's feet / nimble / agile
 chāi tái (theater) to dismantle the stage / (fig.) to pull the rug out from under sb's feet / to undermine sb's plans
 yā zhǎng duck feet (claws)
 bào fó jiǎo lit. to clasp the Buddha's feet (without ever having burned incense) (idiom) / fig. to profess devotion only when in trouble / panic measures in place of timely preparation
 wǔ xíng imperial five punishments of feudal China, up to Han times: tattooing characters on the forehead 墨[mo4], cutting off the nose 劓[yi4], amputation of one or both feet 刖[yue4], castration 宮|宫[gong1], execution 大辟[da4 pi4] / Han dynasty onwards: whipping 笞[chi1], beating the legs and buttocks with rough thorns 杖[zhang4], forced labor 徒[tu2], exile or banishment 流[liu2], capital punishment 死[si3]
 xuē zú shì lu:3 to cut the feet to fit the shoes (idiom) / to force sth to fit (as to a Procrustean bed) / impractical or inelegant solution
 lǎo hǔ dèng tiger bench (torture method in which the victim sits with legs extended horizontally along a bench, upper legs held down with straps while bricks are inserted under the feet, forcing the knee joint to bend in reverse)
 zhàng measure of length, ten Chinese feet (3.3 m) / to measure / husband / polite appellation for an older male
 liàn chain / cable (unit of length: 100 fathoms, about 185 m) / chain (unit of length: 66 feet, about 20 m) / to chain / to enchain
 wù cut off the feet / rising to a height / towering / bald
 duò to stamp one's feet
 pǔ web (of feet of ducks, frogs etc)
 yuè to amputate one or both feet (punishment in imperial China) / see also 五刑[wu3 xing2]
 bì both feet crippled / lame
 qì to sit with feet hanging
 píng tóu lùn zú lit. to assess the head and discuss the feet (idiom) / minute criticism of a woman's appearance / fig. to find fault in minor details / to remark upon a person's appearance / nitpicking / overcritical / judgmental
 péng tóu xiǎn zú matted hair and bare feet / unkempt
 pián shǒu zhī zú with callouses on hands and feet (idiom) / to work one's fingers to the bone
 jiǎo bù zhān dì feet not touching the ground (idiom) / to run like the wind
 gēn jiǎo to feet the feet perfectly / to follow closely / hard on sb's heels
 fèng zhǎo chicken feet (cuisine)
 dīng zì bù T-step (basic dance position, with the feet forming a T shape)
 bā zì bù step with feet splayed outwards
 bīng dòng sān chǐ , fēi yī rì zhī hán three feet of ice does not form in a single day (idiom) / Rome wasn't built in a day
 hé jiǎo fitting one's feet (of shoes or socks)
 wài bā zì jiǎo splayed feet
 píng shí bù shāo xiāng , lín shí bào fó jiǎo lit. to clasp the Buddha's feet when danger arises (idiom) / fig. to profess devotion only when in trouble / doing things at the last minute / to make a hasty last-minute effort (often refers to cramming for exams)
 dǎ chì jiǎo to bare the feet
 tuō tuō tà tà dragging one's feet
 yǒu shǒu yǒu jiǎo lit. have hands have feet / to be able bodied (idiom) / to have the ability to work
 zhuó zú to wash one's feet
 shuǎi shǒu dùn jiǎo to fling one's arms and stamp one's feet (in anger or despair)
 jiǎn zú feet with calluses / fig. a long and hard march
 dié zú to stamp the feet (formal writing)
 niè gēn too large or small for the feet (of shoes)
 jī jiǎo chicken feet
 zhā zhā (onom.) crunch (of marching feet etc)
 kūn péng zhǎn chì lit. the giant Peng bird spreads its wings and begins to fly / displaying awesome power and momentum at the outset / to have the world at one's feet
退 lín zhèn tuì suō to shrink back as the time for battle approaches (idiom) / to get cold feet
 gōng zú bound feet
 sī zú feet and legs in silk stockings (especially in the massage context)
 gāo gōng zú high-arched feet
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