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 zhào piàn photograph / picture / CL:張|张[zhang1],套[tao4],幅[fu2]
 huà to draw / picture / painting / CL:幅[fu2],張|张[zhang1] / classifier for paintings etc / variant of 劃|划[hua4]
 tú piàn image / picture / photograph / CL:張|张[zhang1]
 zǔ tú picture / image / diagram / map
 huà miàn scene / tableau / picture / image / screen (displayed by a computer) / (motion picture) frame / field of view
 tú xiàng image / picture / graphic
 tú xíng picture / figure / diagram / graph / depiction / graphical
 tú huà drawing / picture
 huà tú to draw designs, maps etc / picture (e.g. of life in the city)
 huà zuò painting / picture
 huà fú painting / picture / dimension of a painting
 xiàng appearance / portrait / picture / government minister / (physics) phase / (literary) to appraise (esp. by scrutinizing physical features) / to read sb's fortune (by physiognomy, palmistry etc)
 huà r picture / drawing / painting
 yǐng picture / image / film / movie / photograph / reflection / shadow / trace
 tú diagram / picture / drawing / chart / map / CL:張|张[zhang1] / to plan / to scheme / to attempt / to pursue / to seek
 nián huà r New Year (Spring Festival) picture
 zì pāi to take a picture or video of oneself
 tōu pāi to take a picture of a person without permission or without their knowledge
 pāi zhào to take a picture
 dà tǐ in general / more or less / in rough terms / basically / on the whole / overall situation / the big picture / (Tw) remains (of a dead person)
 huà cè picture album
 huà juǎn picture scroll
 guà qǐ to hang up (a picture etc) / to hoist up (a flag) / (computing) to suspend (a process) / (of a system) to hang / pending (operation)
 shàng shǎi to color (a picture etc) / to dye (fabric etc) / to stain (furniture etc)
 xiǎn xiàng guǎn CRT used in TV or computer monitor / picture tube / kinescope
 quán mào complete picture / full view
 tóng qù qualities that delight children (e.g. bold colors in a picture, anthropomorphized characters in a TV show, the physical challenge of playground equipment)
 zhēn xiàng the whole elephant (i.e. not the small parts felt by the proverbial blind feelers) / fig. the whole picture / a realistic overall view of the whole situation
 shī shí to give a false picture of the situation
 jìng kuàng picture frame / spectacle frame
 huà kuàng picture frame
 gù quán dà jú to take the big picture into consideration (idiom) / to work for the benefits of all
 xiǎn xiàng to form a picture / to develop a photo / to visualize
 yán huà rock painting / picture or writing carved on rocks
 chūn gōng Crown Prince's chambers / by extension, the Crown Prince / erotic picture
 xiàng xíng pictogram / one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 / of forming Chinese characters / Chinese character derived from a picture / sometimes called hieroglyph
 xiǎo rén shū children's picture story book / CL:本[ben3]
 àn tú suǒ jì lit. looking for a fine horse using only a picture (idiom) / fig. to do things along rigid, conventional lines / to try and find sth with the help of a clue
 zhāo tiē huà picture poster (for advertising or propaganda)
 tiē huà pinup picture / poster
 yí róng body of the deceased (esp. in the context of paying one's respects) / picture of the deceased
 yàn zhào nude picture
 yí zhào picture of the deceased
 zhāng guà to hang up (a picture, banner, mosquito net etc)
 huà bǐng chōng jī lit. to allay one's hunger using a picture of a cake / to feed on illusions (idiom)
 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
 xiàng xíng zì pictogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 / of forming Chinese characters) / Chinese character derived from a picture / sometimes called hieroglyph
 bù shí dà tǐ to fail to see the larger issue (idiom) / to fail to grasp the big picture
 zhèng frame / one of a pair (scrolls) / picture
 yī yè zhàng mù lit. eyes obscured by a single leaf (idiom) / fig. not seeing the wider picture / can't see the wood for the trees
 dà chù zhuó yǎn View the big picture while handling the details (idiom).
 zhǐ jiàn shù mù bù jiàn sēn lín unable to see the wood for the trees / fig. only able to see isolated details, and not the bigger picture
 guǎn zhōng kuī bào lit. to see a leopard through a narrow tube (idiom) / fig. to miss the big picture
 lu:è jiàn yī bān lit. to glimpse just one spot (of the panther) (idiom) / fig. to get an inkling of the whole picture
 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
 lu:è tú sketch / sketch map / thumbnail picture
 guà hǎo to hang up properly (telephone, picture, clothes etc)
 xiàng jià picture frame
 zhǐ jiàn shù mù , bù jiàn sēn lín only see the trees, but not see the forest (idiom, from Mao Zedong, On contradictions 毛澤東|毛泽东, 矛盾論|矛盾论) / to concentrate on minutiae at the expense of the big picture
 jiǎo dīng corner bracket (for securing the corner of a picture frame etc) / brad
 quán bào the full picture (i.e. the whole situation) / panorama
 dān sè zhào piàn monochrome photo / black and white picture
 dān sè huà monochrome picture / black and white picture
 dà chù zhuó yǎn , xiǎo chù zhuó shǒu think of the big picture, start with the little things (idiom)
 fēi huà frontpage picture
 yìng xiàng guǎn CRT (cathode ray tube) used in a computer monitor or TV, aka picture tube (Tw) / kinescope
 gòu xiǎng tú notional diagram (i.e. made-up picture or artist's impression for news story)
 shā huà sand picture
 yín huà obscene picture
 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
 zǒng tǐ shàng shuō looking at the big picture / all in all / all things considered
 huì gū bù zhī chūn qiū lit. short-lived cicada does not know the seasons / fig. to see only a small piece of the big picture
 xuè xiàng hemogram / picture of blood used in medical research
 yǔ huà picture in words
 chūn huà erotic print / pornographic picture
  automatic picture transmission
  picture element / pixel
 qì wèi tú scent picture
  Picture a Drug-free World
 Jī mǐ Jimmy Liao (1958-), pen name of 廖福彬[Liao4 Fu2 bin1], Taiwanese illustrator and picture book writer
 biǎo bèi to mount a picture / also written 裱褙[biao3 bei4]
 biǎo bèi to mount a picture
P图 P tú (Internet slang) to photoshop a picture / photoshopped picture
 huì běn picture book
 jiè huà accurate depiction of architectural forms with the aid of a ruler (technique of Chinese art) / picture created using this technique
 zhào piàn (Internet slang) flattering photo (pun on 照片[zhao4 pian4]) / photoshopped picture
L照 L zhào nude picture (from 裸照[luo3 zhao4])
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