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 zhǔ yào main / principal / major / primary
 zhuān yè specialty / specialized field / main field of study (at university) / major / CL:門|门[men2],個|个[ge4] / professional
 zhòng yào important / significant / major
 zhòng dà great / important / major / significant
 dà big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother
 gōng dú to major (in a field) / to study a specialty to obtain a higher degree
 shào xiào junior ranking officer in Chinese army / major / lieutenant commander
 chuàng yè to begin an undertaking / to start a major task / to initiate / to venture / venture / entrepreneurship
 sān xīng three major stars of the Three Stars 參宿|参宿[Shen1 xiu4] Chinese constellation / the belt of Orion / three spirits 福[fu2], 祿|禄[lu4], and 壽|寿[shou4] associated with the Three Stars 參宿|参宿[Shen1 xiu4] Chinese constellation
 dà shì major event / major political event (war or change of regime) / major social event (wedding or funeral) / (do sth) in a big way / CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1]
 Jiǔ zhōu division of China during earliest dynasties / fig. ancient China / Kyūshū, southernmost of Japan's four major islands
 dà xíng qǐ yè large scale industry / major industry
 shào jiàng major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal
 Hóng qiáo Hongqiao, the name of numerous entities, notably a major airport in Shanghai, and a district in Tianjin
 zhǔ gōng main assault / to focus on / to specialize in / to major in
 Bā lù jūn Eighth Route Army, the larger of the two major Chinese communist forces fighting the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
 Jī lóng Chilung or Keelung, city and major port in north Taiwan
 Fēng shén Bǎng Investiture of the Gods, major Ming dynasty vernacular novel of mythology and fantasy, very loosely based on King Wu of Zhou's 周武王[Zhou1 Wu3 wang2] overthrow of the Shang, subsequent material for opera, film, TV series, computer games etc
 zhǔ yào chéng fèn major constituent / major component
 zhǔ xiū to major in
 dà dū huì major city / metropolis / metropolitan
 dà è lit. big crocodile / fig. major figure / big shot / top boss (esp. criminal)
 yào dào major road / thoroughfare / main road
 dà guò serious mistake / major demerit
 zhuān gōng to specialize in / to major in
 hóng tú major undertaking / vast plan / grand prospect
 shuò guǒ major achievement / great work / triumphant success
 yào chōng road hub / major crossroad
绿 Lù lín place in Hubei, the starting point for a major rebellion at the end of Western Han / also pr. [Lu:4 lin2]
 dà dào li major principle / general truth / sermon (reproof) / bombastic talk
 dà diào major key (in music)
 zhòng chén important minister / major figure in government
 bì zhòng jiù qīng to avoid the important and dwell on the trivial / to keep silent about major charges while admitting minor ones
 yào fàn major criminal
 Shén hù Kōbe, major Japanese port near Ōsaka
 zhōng shēn dà shì major turning point of lifelong import (esp. marriage)
 Zhēn wǔ Lord of profound heaven, major Daoist deity / aka Black Tortoise 玄武 / or Black heavenly emperor 玄天上帝
 Fēng shén Yǎn yì Investiture of the Gods, major Ming dynasty vernacular novel of mythology and fantasy, very loosely based on King Wu of Zhou's 周武王[Zhou1 Wu3 wang2] overthrow of the Shang, subsequent material for opera, film, TV series, computer games etc
 dà qián tí major premise
  major planet
 Wáng Jiàn mín Chien-Ming Wang (1980-), Taiwanese starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals in Major League Baseball
 Lǐ Líng Li Ling (-74 BC), Han dynasty general whose defeat by the Xiongnu 匈奴 / in 104 BC led to a major scandal
 Huái hǎi Zhàn yì Huaihai Campaign (Nov 1948-Jan 1949), one of the three major campaigns by the People's Liberation Army near the end of the Chinese Civil War, considered the determining battle of the war
 xīn fù zhī huàn lit. calamity within one's bosom (idiom) / major trouble hidden within
 míng chóng boring insect / snout moth's larva (Aphomia gullaris or Plodia interpuncuella or Heliothus armigera etc), major agricultural pest
 míng boring insect / snout moth's larva (Aphomia gullaris or Plodia interpuncuella or Heliothus armigera etc), major agricultural pest
 diāo porgy / pagrus major
 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
 tiān bēng dì liè heaven falls and earth rends (idiom) / rocked by a major disaster / fig. violent revolution / major social upheaval
 dài pén wàng tiān lit. viewing the sky with a basin on one's head / it is hard to get a clear view of the sky while carrying a platter on one's head / fig. it is hard to get on in one's career while encumbered by family obligations / one can't perform a major task while bothered by other duties
线 fàng cháng xiàn diào dà yú use a long line to catch a big fish (idiom) / a long-term plan for major returns
 biàn shēng zhǒu yè lit. calamity in one's armpit (idiom) / a major coup happening on one's doorstep / trouble or danger in one's own backyard
 dà zhèng fāng zhēn major policy of the national government
 dá plantago major
 Tiān láng xīng Sirius, a double star in constellation Canis Major 大犬座
 dà chéng shì major city / metropolis
 Dà xióng zuò Ursa Major, the Great Bear (constellation)
 běi dǒu qī xīng Ursa Major / Great Bear / Big Dipper
 fóu Plantago major
 zhǔ kē required courses in the major subject
 Píng jīn Zhàn yì Pingjin Campaign (Nov 1948-Jan 1949), one of the three major campaigns by the People's Liberation Army near the end of the Chinese Civil War
 sān hé xián triad / musical chord of three notes, such as major triad do-mi-so
 Zhōng yuǎn Tài píng yáng COSCO Pacific Limited, major freight company
 zhōng yuǎn Tài píng yáng yǒu xiàn gōng sī COSCO Pacific Limited, major freight company
 yǐ xiǎo jǐ dà minor projects eclipse major ones (idiom)
 bā dà gōng yè guó zǔ zhī G8 (group of eight major industrialized nations)
 liù jí shì guān sergeant major
 Bó fú sī Bofors, Swedish arms company involved in major corruption case during 1980s
 Hé tián shì Hotan, a major oasis town in southwestern Xinjiang
 Jī lóng shì Chilung or Keelung, city and major port in north Taiwan
 dà sān hé xián major triad do-mi-so
 dà sān dù major third (musical interval)
 dà xiǎo sān dù major and minor third (musical interval)
 Dà quǎn zuò Canis Major (constellation)
 Qū Yuán Jì niàn guǎn Qu Yuan Memorial Hall in Zigui county 秭歸縣|秭归县[Zi3 gui1 Xian4], Hubei, built in 1982 and a major tourist attraction since then
 Běn yīn fāng Honinbo, major school of Go in Japan (1612-1940) / title held by the winner of the Honinbo Go tournament (1941-)
 Lǐ xī huò fēn Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905), German geologist and explorer who published a major foundational study of the geology of China in 1887 and first introduced the term Silk Road 絲綢之路|丝绸之路
 Héng bīn shì Yokohama, major port city in Kanagawa prefecture 神奈川縣|神奈川县[Shen2 nai4 chuan1 xian4], Japan
 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
 chǎn liáng dà shěng major agricultural province
 nián chóng army worm (e.g. Mythimna separata or Leucania separata etc, major cereal pests)
 cuì qīng shé Entechinus major (kind of snake)
 Shèng dé Tài zǐ Prince Shōtoku Taiji (574-621), major Japanese statesman and reformer of the Asuka period 飛鳥時代|飞鸟时代[Fei1 niao3 Shi2 dai4], proponent of state Buddhism, portrayed as Buddhist saint
 Shèng Suǒ fēi yà dà jiào táng Hagia Sophia (the main cathedral of Constantinople, subsequently the major mosque of Istanbul)
 xiōng dà jī pectoralis major muscle (across the top of the chest)
 wò hǔ crouching tiger / fig. major figure in hiding / concealed talent
 zhuǎn kē to change major (at college) / to take up a new specialist subject / to transfer to a different medical department
 Lǐ xī tè huò fēn Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905), German geologist and explorer who published a major foundational study of the geology of China in 1887 and first introduced the term Silk Road 絲綢之路|丝绸之路
 zhòng pàn major punishment (law)
 zhòng dà gòng xiàn important contribution / major role
 zhòng àn major case / serious crime
 zuān xīn chóng boring insect / snout moth's larva (Aphomia gullaris or Plodia interpuncuella or Heliothus armigera etc), major agricultural pest
 Léi zhá yē Hú Lake Urmia, northwest Iran, a major salt lake / formerly called lake Rezaiyeh
 Sūn Cè Sun Ce (175-200), general and major warlord of the Later Han Dynasty
 Bā guó Jí tuán G8 (group of eight major industrialized nations)
  business and industry major group
  Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate / Major Economies Forum
  farmers and small forest landowners major group
  workers and trade unions' major group
  women major group
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