"Plain" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 píng yuán field / plain / CL:個|个[ge4]
 pǔ shí plain / simple / guileless / down-to-earth / sincere and honest
 bái white / snowy / pure / bright / empty / blank / plain / clear / to make clear / in vain / gratuitous / free of charge / reactionary / anti-communist / funeral / to stare coldly / to write wrong character / to state / to explain / vernacular / spoken lines in opera
 míng liǎo to understand clearly / to be clear about / plain / clear
 píng dì to level the land / level ground / plain
 yuán yě plain / open country
 zhì pǔ simple / plain / unadorned / unaffected / unsophisticated / rustic / earthy
 píng shí simple and unadorned / plain / (of land) level / even
 jiǎn pǔ simple and unadorned / plain
 qiǎn xiǎn plain / clear / obvious
 wèi shuǐ Wei River in Shaanxi through the Guanzhong 關中|关中 / plain
便 biàn plain / informal / suitable / convenient / opportune / to urinate or defecate / equivalent to 就[jiu4]: then / in that case / even if / soon afterwards
 zhì character / nature / quality / plain / to pawn / pledge / hostage / to question / Taiwan pr. [zhi2]
 yě field / plain / open space / limit / boundary / rude / feral
 chuān river / creek / plain / an area of level country
 lòu low / humble / plain / ugly / mean / vulgar
 píng a plain / ping, unit of area equal to approx. 3.3058 square meters (used in Japan and Taiwan)
 Wèi the Wei River in Shaanxi through the Guanzhong 關中|关中 / plain
 chì luǒ luǒ bare / naked / (fig.) plain / undisguised / unadorned
 chún sù plain / ordinary / vegetarian
 zhōng yuán Central Plain, the middle and lower regions of the Yellow river, including Henan, western Shandong, southern Shanxi and Hebei
 pǔ sù plain and simple / unadorned / simple living / not frivolous
 bù yī plain cotton clothing / (literary) the common people
 yuán wèi authentic taste / plain cooked / natural flavor (without spices and seasonings)
 tǎn chéng candid / frank / plain dealing
 tái miàn tabletop / countertop / (fig.) public view / plain sight / (gambling) stake
 bái shuǐ plain water
 hé pàn riverside / river plain
 Guān zhōng Guanzhong plain in Shaanxi, valley of the Wei River 渭河
 yī fān fēng shùn propitious wind throughout the journey (idiom) / plain sailing / to go smoothly / have a nice trip!
 bái kāi shuǐ plain boiled water
 bái bù plain white cloth / calico
 Qín lǐng Qinling mountain range in Shaanxi forming natural barrier between Guanzhong plain 關中平原|关中平原[Guan1 zhong1 ping2 yuan2] and Han River 漢水|汉水[Han4 shui3] valley
 píng yì jìn rén amiable and approachable (idiom) / easy-going / modest and unassuming / (of writing) plain and simple / easy to understand
便 biàn yī civilian clothes / plain clothes / plainclothesman
 píng shùn smooth / smooth-going / plain sailing
 bái fàn plain cooked rice / rice with nothing to go with it
 wēi fú (of a high-ranking official) to wear plain clothes in order to go about incognito
 guāng miàn plain noodles in broth
 kāi chéng bù gōng lit. deal sincerely and fairly (idiom) / frank and open-minded / plain speaking / Let's talk frankly and openly between ourselves. / to put one's cards on the table
 Wèi Hé Wei River in Shaanxi through the Guanzhong 關中|关中[Guan1 zhong1] plain
 kě jū conspicuous / plain to see
 bái ròu plain boiled pork
 bái cù white vinegar / plain vinegar
 píng yì amiable (manner) / unassuming / written in plain language / easy to take in
 jiǎn pǔ plain and unadorned / thrifty and simple
 píng wén plain weave
 cū chá dàn fàn plain tea and simple food / (fig.) bread and water
 sù raw silk / white / plain, unadorned / vegetarian (food) / essence / nature / element / constituent / usually / always / ever
 pǔ plain and simple / Taiwan pr. [pu2]
 màn plain thin silk / slow / unadorned
 gǎo plain white silk
 ào plain in the middle of the mountains / used in place names, esp. in 浙江[Zhe4 jiang1] and 福建[Fu2 jian4]
 tǔ mù xíng hái earth and wood framework (idiom) / plain and undecorated body
鹿 zhú lù zhōng yuán lit. hunting deer in the Central Plain (idiom) / fig. to attempt to seize the throne
 jiān kǔ pǔ sù leading a plain, hardworking life (idiom)
 yáng chūn miàn plain noodles in broth
 zhèng tǐ standard form (of a Chinese character) / plain font style (as opposed to bold or italic) / printed style (as opposed to cursive) / (Tw) traditional (i.e. unsimplified) characters
 huá běi píng yuán North China Plain
 pǔ shí (adj) simple / unadorned / (adj) honest / plain speaking
 pǔ sù (adj) plain and simple / unadorned / (adj) simple living / not frivolous
 zhì pǔ simple and unadorned / downright / unpretentious / plain / unaffected
 chōng jī píng yuán alluvial plain
 Dōng Oū Píng yuán East European Plain
 Sān jiāng píng yuán Sanjiang or Three rivers plain in Heilongjiang, vast wetland watered by Heilongjiang 黑龍江|黑龙江[Hei1 long2 jiang1] or Amur, Songhua 松花江[Song1 hua1 jiang1], Ussuri 烏蘇里江|乌苏里江[Wu1 su1 li3 jiang1]
 jiǎn sù thrifty and plain
 qín jiǎn pǔ shí hardworking, thrifty, plain, and honest (idiom)
 qín jiǎn pǔ sù hardworking, thrifty, plain, and simple (idiom)
 Jiàn sān jiāng Jiansanjiang, large-scale agricultural development in Sanjiang river plain in Heilongjiang
 Sōng liáo píng yuán Songliao Plain of northeast China including Songhua River 松花江 / through the Liaoning Peninsula, also called the Northeast Plain 東北平原|东北平原[Dong1 bei3 Ping2 yuan2]
 Zhèng lán qí Plain Blue banner or Shuluun Höh khoshuu in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟[Xi1 lin2 guo1 le4 meng2], Inner Mongolia / also written 正蘭旗|正兰旗
 Zhèng lán qí Plain Blue banner or Shuluun Höh khoshuu in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟[Xi1 lin2 guo1 le4 meng2], Inner Mongolia
 Zhèng xiāng bái qí Plain and Bordered White banner or Shuluun Hövööt Chagaan khoshuu in Xilin Gol league 錫林郭勒盟|锡林郭勒盟[Xi1 lin2 guo1 le4 meng2], Inner Mongolia
 Wū lā tè Urat plain in Bayan Nur 巴彥淖爾|巴彦淖尔[Ba1 yan4 nao4 er3], Inner Mongolia / also Urat Front, Center and Rear banners
 Wū lā tè cǎo yuán Urat plain in Bayan Nur 巴彥淖爾|巴彦淖尔[Ba1 yan4 nao4 er3], Inner Mongolia
 Qín lǐng shān mài Qinling mountain range in Shaanxi forming natural barrier between Guanzhong plain 關中平原|关中平原 / and Han River 汉水 / valley
 Suǒ ěr zī bó lǐ píng yuán Salisbury plain
 Guān zhōng dì qū Guanzhong plain in Shaanxi, valley of the Wei River 渭河
 Guān zhōng píng yuán Guanzhong plain in Shaanxi, valley of the Wei River 渭河
 shēn hǎi píng yuán abyssal plain
 dōng běi píng yuán Northeast Plain, also called the Manchurian Plain
 pǔ tòng lǎo shì diàn huà yè wù plain old telephone service
  Argo abyssal plain / Argo plain
  plain fax
 rì chū ér zuò , rì rù ér xī lit. to get up at sunrise and work until sunset (proverb) / fig. to lead a plain and hardworking life
 bái zhōu plain rice congee
 shān zào méi (bird species of China) plain laughingthrush (Garrulax davidi)
 lín lǐng què (bird species of China) plain mountain finch (Leucosticte nemoricola)
 chún sè zhuó huā niǎo (bird species of China) plain flowerpecker (Dicaeum minullum)
 hè tóu jiāo yīng (bird species of China) plain prinia (Prinia inornata)
 lǎo sān sè the three plain colors used for clothing in the PRC in the 1960s: black, gray and blue
 chī bái fàn to eat plain rice / (fig.) to eat and not pay for it / to sponge off others / to freeload
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