"Mistake" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 cuò wù error / mistake / CL:個|个[ge4] / mistaken / false / wrong
 wù huì to misunderstand / to mistake / misunderstanding / CL:個|个[ge4]
 shī wù lapse / mistake / to make a mistake / fault / service fault (in volleyball, tennis etc)
 cuò mistake / wrong / bad / interlocking / complex / to grind / to polish / to alternate / to stagger / to miss / to let slip / to evade / to inlay with gold or silver
 guò cuò mistake / fault / responsibility (for a fault)
 gǎo cuò mistake / to make a mistake / to blunder / mistaken
 chā cuò mistake / slip-up / fault / error (in data transmission) / accident / mishap
 kàn cuò to misinterpret what one sees or reads / to misjudge (sb) / to mistake (sb for sb else) / to misread (a document)
 cuò shī fault / mistake / to miss (a chance)
 zǒu yǎn a mistake / an oversight / an error of judgment
 shū shī to make a (careless) mistake / oversight
 chā chí mistake / error / mishap
 wù mistake / error / to miss / to harm / to delay / to neglect / mistakenly
 nǐng mistake / to twist
 quē used in place of 缺 / (old) / mistake
 diān inversion / mistake
 yóu fault / mistake
 shī cuò mistake / slip-up / by accident
 chā shī mistake / slip-up
 chā é error / mistake
 chā wù mistake
 pī miù error / mistake
 é miù error / mistake
 wù kàn a mistake / an oversight / an error of judgment
 wéi shī fault / mistake / shortcoming / error / misconduct
 chū cuò to make a mistake / error
 pò zhàn hole or tear in cloth / mistake or gap in a speech or theory
 rèn cuò to admit an error / to acknowledge one's mistake
 shī shǒu a slip / miscalculation / unwise move / accidentally / by mistake / to lose control / to be defeated
 fàn cuò to err / to make a mistake / to do the wrong thing
 biàn zi plait / braid / pigtail / a mistake or shortcoming that may be exploited by an opponent / handle / CL:根[gen1],條|条[tiao2]
 wū lóng black dragon / unexpected mistake or mishap / oolong (tea) / udon (loanword from Japanese)
 dà guò serious mistake / major demerit
 zuǐ yìng reluctant to admit a mistake
 pī lòu careless mistake / slip-up
 jiāng cuò jiù cuò lit. if it's wrong, it's wrong (idiom) / to make the best after a mistake / to accept an error and adapt to it / to muddle through
 bǔ guò to make up for an earlier mistake / to make amends
 xiǎo guò little mistake / minor offense / slightly too much
 máng rén mō xiàng blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[da4 ban1 Nie4 pan2 jing1]) / fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
 chā difference / discrepancy / to differ / error / to err / to make a mistake
 fàn to violate / to offend / to assault / criminal / crime / to make a mistake / recurrence (of mistake or sth bad)
 lòu to leak / to divulge / to leave out by mistake / waterclock or hourglass (old)
 qiān lu:4 yī shī reflect a thousand times and you can still make a mistake (idiom) / to err is human
 zhòng máng mō xiàng multitude of blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[da4 ban1 Nie4 pan2 jing1]) / fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
 zhù chéng dà cuò to make a serious mistake (idiom)
 dào cǎi adverse audience reaction: boos and jeers, hissing, catcalls or deliberate applause after a mistake
 fú ruǎn to admit defeat / to give in / to acknowledge a mistake / to apologize / to be amenable to persuasion
 qián chē zhī fù , hòu chē zhī jiàn lit. the cart in front overturns, a warning to the following cart (idiom) / fig. draw lesson from the failure of one's predecessor / learn from past mistake / once bitten twice shy
 shī zhī háo lí , miù yǐ qiān lǐ a tiny lapse can lead to a huge mistake (idiom) / a minor discrepancy leading to enormous losses
 shī zhī háo lí , chà zhī qiān lǐ a tiny lapse can lead to a huge mistake (idiom) / a minor discrepancy leading to enormous losses
 shī zhī háo lí , chà yǐ qiān lǐ a tiny lapse can lead to a huge mistake (idiom) / a minor discrepancy leading to enormous losses
 hòu chē zhī jiàn lit. warning to the following cart (idiom) / don't follow the track of an overturned cart / fig. draw lesson from the failure of one's predecessor / learn from past mistake / once bitten twice shy
 pīn xiě cuò wù spelling mistake / written error
 zhì zhě qiān lu:4 , bì yǒu yī shī lit. a wise person reflecting a thousand times can still make a mistake (idiom) / fig. nobody is infallible
 yǎn chà to mistake for sth else
 xiā zi mō xiàng blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[da4 ban1 Nie4 pan2 jing1]) / fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
 dú yīn cuò wù mistake of pronunciation
 guò ér néng gǎi , shàn mò dà yān If one can change after making a mistake, there is nothing better (idiom)
 hǎo xīn dào zuò le lu:2 gān fēi lit. to mistake good intentions for a donkey's liver and lungs (idiom) / fig. to mistake good intentions for ill intent
 shǒu huá to do sth by mistake (with one's hand) / to make a slip of the hand (e.g. click the wrong button)
 shì bù guò sān a thing should not be attempted more than three times (idiom) / don't repeat the same mistake again and again / bad things don't happen more than three times
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