"Nature" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zì rán nature / natural / naturally
 xìng zhì nature / characteristic / CL:個|个[ge4]
 xìng gé nature / disposition / temperament / character / CL:個|个[ge4]
 tiān shēng nature / disposition / innate / natural
 běn zhì essence / nature / innate character / intrinsic quality
 dà zì rán nature (the natural world)
 běn xìng natural instincts / nature / inherent quality
 xìng qíng nature / temperament
 tiān xìng nature / innate tendency
 zì rán jiè nature / the natural world
 xìng zhuàng nature (i.e. properties of sth) / character
 pǐn xìng nature / characteristic / moral character
 xìng nature / character / property / quality / attribute / sexuality / sex / gender / suffix forming adjective from verb / suffix forming noun from adjective, corresponding to -ness or -ity / essence / CL:個|个[ge4]
 pǐn article / commodity / product / goods / kind / grade / rank / character / disposition / nature / temperament / variety / to taste sth / to sample / to criticize / to comment / to judge / to size up / fret (on a guitar or lute)
 zhì character / nature / quality / plain / to pawn / pledge / hostage / to question / Taiwan pr. [zhi2]
 sù raw silk / white / plain, unadorned / vegetarian (food) / essence / nature / element / constituent / usually / always / ever
 zì rán yī xué nature
 zào huà good luck / Nature (as the mother of all things)
 Guó yǔ Chinese language (Mandarin), emphasizing its national nature / Chinese as a primary or secondary school subject / Chinese in the context of the Nationalist Government / Guoyu, book of historical narrative c. 10th-5th century BC
 rén xìng human nature / humanity / human / the totality of human attributes
 yì xìng the opposite sex / of the opposite sex / heterosexual / different in nature
 tiān lài sounds of nature
 yě xìng wild nature / unruliness
 zì rán bǎo hù qū nature reserve
 dìng xìng to determine the nature (usually of error or crime) / to determine chemical composition / qualitative / fixed
 tóng xìng same nature / homosexual
 líng xìng spiritual nature / spirituality / intelligence (esp. in animals)
 zhé shè to refract / refraction / to reflect (in the figurative sense: to show the nature of)
 dé tiān dú hòu blessed by heaven (idiom) / enjoying exceptional advantages / favored by nature
 wàn xiàng every manifestation of nature
 xīn xìng one's nature / temperament
 zhì qì childish nature / infantile / juvenile / puerile
 zì rán fēng guāng nature and scenery
 chéng xìng to become second nature / by nature
 xiě shēng to sketch from nature / to do a still life drawing
 zhèng míng to replace the current name or title of sth with a new one that reflects its true nature / rectification of names (a tenet of Confucian philosophy)
 zuì zhuàng charges or facts about a crime / the nature of the offense
 pǐn xué conduct and learning (of an individual) / moral nature and skill
 xiàn xíng to become visible / to appear / to manifest one's true nature
 shēng tài píng héng balance of nature / biological balance / ecological balance
 Fó xìng Buddha nature
 cān wù to comprehend (the nature of things etc) / to achieve enlightenment
 nèi jí to need to answer the call of nature
 zhēn xìng real / the nature of sth
 xiǎn xíng to show one's true nature (derog.) / to betray oneself
 yuán xìng original nature
 cù tán zi vinegar jar / (fig.) person of a jealous nature
 zì rán lì elements of nature
 Sān jiāng yuán Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, high plateau region of Qinghai containing the headwaters of Changjiang or Yangtze, Huanghe or Yellow River and Lancang or Mekong River
 tí hú refined cream cheese / fig. crème de la crème / nirvana / Buddha nature / Buddhist truth / broth / flawless personal character
 xìng shàn the theory of Mencius that people are by nature good
 lòu mǎ jiǎo to reveal the cloven foot (idiom) / to unmask one's true nature / to give the game away
 Jiǔ gōng shān Jiugongshan nature reserve in Tongshan county, Xianning prefecture 咸宁, Hubei
 èr chóng xìng dualism / two sided / double nature
 wù hòu natural phenomena of a seasonal nature
 jī tāi freak of nature / mutant / abnormality
 dòu zhēng xìng assertiveness / combative nature
 hūn xiào huà dirty jokes / jokes of a visceral nature
 yí ancient wine vessel / ancient sacrificial vessel / Yi ethnic group / normal nature of man / laws and rules
 rén zhī cháng qíng human nature (idiom) / a behavior that is only natural
 hú li wěi ba lit. fox's tail (idiom) / visible sign of evil intentions / to reveal one's evil nature / evidence that reveals the villain
 hún rán tiān chéng to resemble nature itself / of the highest quality (idiom)
 rén dìng shèng tiān man can conquer nature (idiom) / human wisdom can prevail over nature
 rèn qí zì rán to let things take their course (idiom) / to leave it to nature / laissez-faire
 rén shēng rú zhāo lù human life as the morning dew (idiom) / fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
 rén shēng zhāo lù human life as the morning dew (idiom) / fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
 wēi rú zhāo lù precarious as the morning dew (idiom) / fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
 zhēng míng zé shí to seek out the real nature based on the name (idiom) / to judge sth at face value
 zhāo lù kè zhì the morning dew will swiftly dissipate (idiom) / fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
 běn xìng nán yí It is hard to change one's essential nature (idiom). You can't change who you are. / Can the leopard change his spots? (Jeremiah 13:23)
 fú yún zhāo lù floating clouds, morning dew (idiom) / fig. ephemeral nature of human existence
 kè xiān zhāo lù the morning dew will swiftly dissipate (idiom) / fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
 xūn táo chéng xìng (idiom) nurture makes second nature / good habits come by long assimilation
 xí guàn chéng zì rán habit becomes nature (idiom) / get used to something and it seems inevitable / second nature
 shēn xiān zhāo lù body will go with the morning dew (idiom) / fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence
鸿 xuě ní hóng zhǎo a goose's footprint in the snow / vestiges of the past (idiom) / the fleeting nature of human life (idiom)
 zhī rén zhī miàn bù zhī xīn one may know a person for a long time without understanding his true nature (idiom)
 yí shān dǎo hǎi lit. to move mountains and drain seas / to transform nature
 wàn xiàng gēng xīn (in the spring) nature takes on a new look (idiom)
 shēng lái from birth / by one's nature
 Wǔ yí shān Mt Wuyi in Fujian / Wuyishan nature reserve / Wuyishan county level city in Nanping 南平[Nan2 ping2] Fujian
 rén zhī chū , xìng běn shàn man at birth is fundamentally good in nature / the first two lines of Three Character Classic 三字經|三字经[San1 zi4 Jing1]
 Yī tōng zì rán bǎo hù qū Yitong nature reserve in Yitong Manchurian autonomous county 伊通滿族自治縣|伊通满族自治县, Siping, Jilin
 dà běn Niè pán jīng the great Nirvana sutra: every living thing has Buddha nature.
 dà yǎng bā source of oxygen (of forests and nature reserves) / (cliché) lungs of the planet
 tiān rén hé yī oneness of heaven and humanity / the theory that man is an integral part of nature
 jì xiàng characteristic nature of some season
湿 Lā lǔ shī dì guó jiā zì rán bǎo hù qū Lhalu Wetland National Nature Reserve in Lhasa
 Niè pán Jīng the Nirvana sutra: every living thing has Buddha nature.
 qīng xīn zì rán as fresh and clean as nature (idiom)
 Bái shuǐ jiāng Zì rán Bǎo hù qū Baishuijiang Nature Reserve, Gansu
 bái shí lá zi national nature reserve at Kuandian 寬甸|宽甸 / in Liaoning
 zuì xìng sinful nature
 xí guàn zì rán habit becomes nature (idiom) / get used to something and it seems inevitable / second nature / same as 習慣成自然|习惯成自然
 xí guàn ruò zì rán habit becomes nature (idiom) / get used to something and it seems inevitable / second nature / same as 習慣成自然|习惯成自然
 wò lóng dà xióng māo bǎo hù qū Wolong giant panda nature reserve in Wenchuan county, northwest Sichuan
 Wò lóng zì rán bǎo hù qū Wolong nature reserve in Wenchuan county, northwest Sichuan, home of the giant panda 大熊貓|大熊猫
 Zì rán zhī Yǒu Friends of Nature (Chinese environmental NGO)
 shuāi zhī yǐ shǔ to treat a debility according to its nature
 Chuǎng Wáng líng mausoleum to late Ming peasant rebel leader Li Zicheng 李自成 / (who styled himself Chuang Wang): one in Jiugongshan 九宫山 / nature reserve, Tongshan county, Xianning prefecture, Hubei, and another in Shimen 石门, Changde 常德, Hunan, built starting in 1980
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