"Master" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zhǎng wò to grasp (often fig.) / to control / to seize (initiative, opportunity, destiny) / to master / to know well / to understand sth well and know how to use it / fluency
 zhǔ rén master / host / owner / CL:個|个[ge4]
 shī fu master / qualified worker / respectful form of address for older men / CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]
 jīng tōng to be proficient in / to master (a subject)
 xué huì to learn / to master / institute / learned society / (scholarly) association
 dà shī great master / master
 shī fu used for 師傅|师傅 / (in Taiwan) / master / qualified worker
 míng jiā renowned expert / master (of an art or craft)
 lǎo ye (respectful) lord / master / (coll.) maternal grandfather
 shàng shǒu to obtain / to master / overhand (serve etc) / seat of honor
 zhǔ zǎi to dominate / to rule / to dictate / master
 jià yù to urge on (of horse) / to drive / to steer / to handle / to manage / to master / to dominate
 xiàng gong lord / master / young gentleman / male prostitute / catamite / mahjong player disqualified by unintentionally taking in the wrong number of dominoes / (old form of address for one's husband) husband
 dōng jiā master (i.e. employer) / landlord / boss
 shī zūn teacher / master
 zhǔ rén wēng master (of the house) / main character in a novel etc / hero or heroine
 zhǔ owner / master / host / individual or party concerned / God / Lord / main / to indicate or signify / trump card (in card games)
 shī teacher / master / expert / model / army division / (old) troops / to dispatch troops
 wò to hold / to grasp / to clench (one's fist) / to master / classifier: a handful
 bà hegemon / tyrant / lord / feudal chief / to rule by force / to usurp / (in modern advertising) master
 míng shǒu master / famous artist or sportsman
 zhǔ zi Master (term used by servant) / Your Majesty / operator (of machine)
 fū zǐ Master / (old form of address for teachers, scholars) / pedant
 gāo shǒu expert / past master / dab hand
 zhàn zhǎng station master
 huí shì (old) to report to one's master
 zhēn rén a real person / Daoist spiritual master
 shào ye son of the boss / young master of the house / your son (honorific)
 míng shī famous master / great teacher
 yuán jiàn the original / original document / master copy
 zǒng tǐ guī huà overall plan / master plan
 shī tú master and disciple
 bài shī to formally become an apprentice to a master
 shén tàn master sleuth / lit. miraculous detective / cf Sherlock Holmes 福爾摩斯|福尔摩斯[Fu2 er3 mo2 si1] or Di Renjie 狄仁傑|狄仁杰[Di2 Ren2 jie2]
 láng jūn my husband and master (archaic) / playboy of rich family / pimp
 sī yí master of ceremonies (MC)
 róng huì guàn tōng to master the subject via a comprehensive study of surrounding areas
 jiào tóu sporting coach / military drill master (in Song times)
 wàn néng yào shi master key / skeleton key / passkey
 jù jiàng great master (of literature, music etc)
 Zhū Xī Zhu Xi or Chu Hsi (1130-1200), also known as Master Zhu 朱子, Song dynasty Confucian writer and propagandist, founder of neo-Confucianism
 zhǔ pú master and servant
 Lǔ Bān Lu Ban, legendary master craftsman, called the father of Chinese carpentry
 shào nǎi nai young lady of the house / wife of the young master
 hòu lái jū shàng lit. late-comer lives above (idiom) / the up-and-coming youngster outstrips the older generation / the pupil surpasses the master
 gōng shāng guǎn lǐ shuò shì Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 zūn shī revered master
 dāng jiā zuò zhǔ to be in charge in one's own house (idiom) / to be the master of one's own affairs
 yī bō the cassock and alms bowl of a Buddhist master passed on to the favorite disciple (Buddhism) / legacy / mantle
 qīng chū yú lán lit. green is born of blue, but beats blue (idiom) / fig. the student becomes superior to the master / same as couplet 青出於藍,而勝於藍|青出于蓝,而胜于蓝
 shèng míng enlightened sage / brilliant master (flattering words applied to ruler)
 Zhū zi Master Zhu, another name for Zhu Xi 朱熹
 xiǎo kāi (dialect) boss's son / rich man's son / young master
 wàn jīn yóu Tiger Balm (medicine) / jack of all trades (and master of none)(slang)
 Tài shàng huáng Taishang Huang / Retired Emperor / father of the reigning emperor / fig. puppet master
 shào dōng boss's son / young master
 quán shī boxing coach / pugilist master
 Dí Rén jié Di Renjie (607-700), Tang dynasty politician, prime minister under Wu Zetian, subsequently hero of legends / master sleuth Judge Dee, aka Chinese Sherlock Holmes, in novel Three murder cases solved by Judge Dee 狄公案[Di2 gong1 an4] translated by Dutch sinologist R.H. van Gulik 高羅珮|高罗佩[Gao1 Luo2 pei4]
 bā gǔ wén eight-part essay one had to master to pass the imperial exams in Ming and Qing dynasties
 Mò lǐ āi Molière (1622-1673), French playwright and actor, master of comedy
 kāi shān zǔ shī founding master of a monastery / founder / originator
 Shū shèng great calligraphy master / the Sage of Calligraphy, traditional reference to Wang Xizhi 王羲之[Wang2 Xi1 zhi1] (303-361)
 qīng chū yú lán ér shèng yú lán lit. the color blue is made out of indigo but is more vivid than indigo (idiom) / fig. the student surpasses the master
 bó ér bù jīng extensive but not refined (idiom) / to know something about everything / jack-of-all-trades, master of none
 zūn shī guì dào to revere the master and his teaching
 wén wǔ shuāng quán well versed in letters and military technology (idiom) / fine scholar and soldier / master of pen and sword
 yè jīng yú qín mastery of study lies in diligence (idiom). You can only master a subject by assiduous study. / Excellence in work is only possible with diligence. / Practice makes perfect.
 háng háng chū zhuàng yuán lit. in every trade, a master appears (idiom) / fig. You can produce outstanding achievements in any task, provided you put it enough love and diligence
 yī zì zhī shī one who can correct a misread or misspelt character and thus be your master
 Chéng mén lì xuě lit. the snow piles up at Cheng Yi's door (idiom) / fig. deep reverence for one's master
 Méi Lán fāng Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), famous master of Beijing opera, specialist in female roles
 Sān xiá wǔ yì Sanxia wuyi (lit. Three knight-errants and five righteous one), novel edited from stories of late Qing dynasty pinghua 評話|评话 / master storyteller Shi Yukun 石玉昆
 wǔ jí shì guān master sergeant
 yǐ yī yù wàn to control a key point is to be master of the situation (idiom)
 qǐ yè guǎn lǐ shuò shì Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 qǐ guǎn shuò shì Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 chuán fǎ to pass on doctrines from master to disciple (Buddhism)
 yuán è arch-criminal / master criminal
 shòu yè to study / to learn from a master / (pupil's first person pronoun) I, your student
 tuò yú crumbs from the table of one's master / castoffs / bits of rubbish / idle talk / casual remarks
 Dà Táng Dí Gōng àn Three Murder Cases Solved by Judge Dee, 1949 novel by R.H. van Gulik, featuring Tang Dynasty politician Di Renjie 狄仁傑|狄仁杰[Di2 Ren2 jie2] as master sleuth
 zūn shī ài tú title of a Daoist priest / revered master
 shī fu lǐng jìn mén , xiū xíng zài gè rén the master leads you to the door, the rest is up to you / you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink
 wén xué jù jiàng literary master
 Dí Gōng An4 Dee Gong An (or Judge Dee's) Cases, 18th century fantasy featuring Tang dynasty politician Di Renjie 狄仁傑|狄仁杰[Di2 Ren2 jie2] as master sleuth, translated by R.H. van Gulik as Three Murder Cases Solved by Judge Dee
 lǐ xué shuò shì xué wèi Master of Science (MSc degree)
 Shí Yù kūn Shi Yukun (probably c. 1810-c. 1871), Qing pinghua 評話|评话 / master storyteller
 zǒng yùn dān master air waybill (MAWB) (transport)
 Yè Wèn Yip Man (1893-1972), martial arts practitioner, master of Bruce Lee
 qīng chū yú lán , ér shèng yú lán lit. the color blue is made out of indigo but is more vivid than indigo (idiom) / fig. the student becomes superior to the master
 fēng shuǐ xiān sheng feng shui master / geomancer / stock figure in folk tales, as a wise adviser or a charlatan
 Wǔ dǒu mǐ Dào Way of the Five Pecks of Rice (Taoist movement) / Way of the Celestial Master
 wǎng shī yuán Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou, Jiangsu
 yī jiā zhī zhǔ master of the house / family head
  master plan for forestry development
  Executive Director for the Capital Master Plan
  Office of the Capital Master Plan
  Assistant Secretary-General for the Capital Master Plan
  Industrial Master Plan
  master plan of operations
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