"Figure" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 shù zì numeral / digit / number / figure / amount / digital (electronics etc) / CL:個|个[ge4]
 xíng xiàng image / form / figure / CL:個|个[ge4] / visualization / vivid
 rén shì person / figure / public figure
 shēn cái stature / build (height and weight) / figure
 tú xíng picture / figure / diagram / graph / depiction / graphical
 shēn yǐng silhouette / figure
 wài xíng figure / shape / external form / contour
 shēn xíng figure (esp. a woman's)
 xíng tǐ figure / physique / form and structure
 tǐ xíng figure / bodily form
 shēn duàn a woman's physique / figure / posture on stage
 tǐ tài figure / physique / posture
 wén shì decorative motif / figure
 shèng xiàng icon / iconic / religious image / figure (of Confucius, Buddha, Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary etc) / CL:張|张[zhang1]
 shù number / figure / several / CL:個|个[ge4]
 suàn to regard as / to figure / to calculate / to compute
 chuǎi to estimate / to guess / to figure / to surmise
 suàn to regard as / to figure
 bèi yǐng rear view / figure seen from behind / view of the back (of a person or object)
 hé jì to add up the total / to figure what sth amounts to / to consider
 sǐ shén mythological figure (such as the Grim Reaper) in charge of taking the souls of those who die / (fig.) death
 xiāo shòu é sales figure / total income from sales / turnover
 huā yàng pattern / way of doing sth / trick / (sports) fancy-style (as figure skating etc)
 xiǎng chū to figure out / to work out (a solution etc) / to think up / to come up with (an idea etc)
 bǐ yù to compare / to liken to / metaphor / analogy / figure of speech / figuratively
 jiào zhǔ founder or leader of a religion or sect / (fig.) revered figure
 láng bèi in a difficult situation / to cut a sorry figure / scoundrel! (derog.)
 háo jié hero / towering figure
 yuán lǎo senior figure / elder / doyen
 dà guān strategic pass / barrier or mark (i.e. a level considered impressive, usually a round figure such as 10,000) / instrument of torture used to break limbs
 zhěng shù whole number / integer (math.) / round figure
 jiǎo jiǎo zhě well-known figure / excellent (person, company etc)
 wán ǒu toy figurine / action figure / stuffed animal / doll / (fig.) sb's plaything
 fēng wō bee's nest / honeycomb / fig. honeycomb figure
 fēng yún rén wù the man (or woman) of the moment (idiom) / influential figure
姿 fēng zī good looks / good figure / graceful bearing / charm
 chuǎi mó to analyze / to try to figure out / to try to fathom
 xiān tǐ to get a slender figure / slimming
 zhǔ jiàng commander-in-chief (military) / star player (sports) / key figure (in an organization)
 xiǎo shù small figure / small amount / the part of a number to the right of the decimal point (or radix point) / fractional part of a number / number between 0 and 1 / decimal fraction
 píng miàn tú a plan / a planar graph / a plane figure
 zhì shǒu kě rè lit. burn your hand, feel the heat (idiom) / fig. arrogance of the powerful / a mighty figure no-one dares approach / hot (exciting or in favor)
 dà è lit. big crocodile / fig. major figure / big shot / top boss (esp. criminal)
 xiǎng bu kāi cannot figure out / to be unable to take a lighter view / to take things too hard / to be depressed / to fret over trifles
 cāi zhòng to guess correctly / to figure out the right answer
 Mù hǎn mò dé Mohammed (c. 570-632), central figure of Islam and prophet of God
 zhī míng rén shì public figure / celebrity
 tǔ rén native / aborigine / clay figure
 nòng dǒng to make sense of / to grasp the meaning of / to figure out
 zhòng chén important minister / major figure in government
 shǒu bàn garage kit / action figure / model figure
 Yà bó Abe (short form for Abraham) / Abel, a figure of Jewish, Christian and Muslim mythologies
 nu:3 jiàng female general / (fig.) woman who is a leading figure in her area of expertise
 fēng cháo beehive / wasp's nest / honeycomb / fig. honeycomb figure
 huā yàng huá bīng figure skating
 zhèng zhì rén wù political figure / politician / statesman
 Gāi yǐn Cain (name) / Cain (biblical character), a figure of Judeo-Christian-Muslim mythology
 xiǎo zú foot soldier / minor figure / a nobody / (chess) pawn
 jí xiān fēng daring vanguard / pioneer / leading figure
 Zhōng Kuí Zhong Kui (mythological figure, supposed to drive away evil spirits) / (fig.) a person with the courage to fight against evil
 lì tǐ tú three-dimensional figure / hologram / stereogram
 shè huì míng liú celebrity / public figure
 Wáng Zhèn Wang Zhen (1908-1993), Chinese political figure
 Péng Zǔ Peng Zu (legendary figure of Taoism who lived 800 years)
 cǎi sù painted clay figure
线 zhé xiàn broken line (continuous figure made up of straight line segments) / polygonal line / dog leg
 tóu miàn rén wù leading figure / bigwig
 liù miàn tǐ six-sided figure (such as a cube or parallelepiped)
 Kuí one-legged mountain demon of Chinese mythology / Chinese mythical figure who invented music and dancing / Chinese rain god / surname Kui
 dà qì wǎn chéng lit. it takes a long time to make a big pot (idiom) / fig. a great talent matures slowly / in the fullness of time a major figure will develop into a pillar of the state / Rome wasn't built in a day
 zhòng xīng pěng yuè lit. all the stars cup themselves around the moon (idiom, from Analects) / fig. to view sb as core figure / to group around a revered leader / to revolve around sb
 kāi guó yuán xūn founding figure (of a country or dynasty) / founding father / fig. also used of company or school etc
 Guān Yǐng shān Michelle Kwan (1980-), former American figure skater, Olympic medalist
 Yà hā Ahab (9th c. BC), King of Israel, son of Omri and husband of Jezebel, prominent figure in 1 Kings 16-22
 A1 duō ní sī Adonis, figure in Greek mythology
 Mò hǎn mò dé Mohammed (c. 570-632), central figure of Islam and prophet of God / also written 穆罕默德
 Chén Lù Lu Chen (1976-), PRC figure skater, 1995 world champion
 Lǐ Chéng jiāng Li Chengjiang (1979-), Chinese figure skater
 Zhāng Dān Zhang Dan (1985-), Chinese figure skater
 jiǔ miàn tǐ enneahedron (solid figure having nine plane faces)
 xiān gōng deceased father / deceased senior male figure
 quán děng tú xíng congruent figure (geometry)
 quán děng xíng congruent figure
 bā zì xíng shape resembling the character 八 / or 8 / V-shape / splayed / figure of eight
 gōng zhòng rén wù public figure / famous person
 shì yào influential figure / powerful person
 Zhōu Wén wáng King Wen of Zhou state (c. 1152-1056 BC), reigned c. 1099-1056 BC as king of Zhou state, leading figure in building the subsequent Western Zhou dynasty, father of King Wu of Zhou 周武王[Zhou1 Wu3 wang2] the first Zhou dynasty king
 píng miàn tú xíng a plane figure
 nòng bu qīng unable to figure out
 nòng míng bai to figure out how to do something
 Zhāng Yī Zhang Yi (c. 3rd century), literary figure from Wei of the Three Kingdoms, other name 稚讓|稚让[Zhi4 rang4], named as compiler of earliest extant Chinese encyclopedia 廣雅|广雅[Guang3 ya3] and several lost works
 hòu yǐng rear view / figure seen from behind / view of the back (of a person or object)
 xiǎng tōng to figure out / to realize / to become convinced / to come round (to an idea) / to get over it
 shě jū bǎo shuài rook sacrifice to save the king (in Chinese chess) / fig. to protect a senior figure by blaming an underling / to pass the buck
 zhé xiàn variant of 折線|折线, broken line (continuous figure made up of straight line segments) / polygonal line / dog leg
 Mù zha Muzha, a figure in Chinese mythology
 Lǐ Shū tóng Liu Shutong (1880-1942), painter, Buddhist monk and distinguished figure in New Culture Movement 新文化運動|新文化运动[Xin1 Wen2 hua4 Yun4 dong4] after the Xinhai Revolution 辛亥革命[Xin1 hai4 Ge2 ming4] of 1911
 zhuāng jiǎo pier foundation (architecture) / (Tw) politically influential figure enlisted to support one side in an election
 Pí yē suō Vyasa, Indian sage and scribe, supposed author of epic 摩訶婆羅多|摩诃婆罗多[Mo2 he1 po2 luo2 duo1] and a major figure in it
 Wáng Yǔ chēng Wang Yucheng (954-1001) Song dynasty literary figure
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