春 chūn spring (season) / gay / joyful / youthful / love / lust / life 春 天 chūn tiān spring (season) / CL:個|个[ge4] 弹 簧 tán huáng spring 纵 身 zòng shēn to leap / to spring / to throw oneself 弹 力 tán lì elasticity / elastic force / spring / rebound / bounce 发 条 fā tiáo spring / coil spring (spiral spring used to power clockwork) 泉 quán spring (small stream) / mouth of a spring / coin (archaic) 绷 簧 bēng huáng spring 春 节 Chūn jié Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) 春 秋 chūn qiū spring and autumn / four seasons / year / a person's age / annals (used in book titles) 崛 起 jué qǐ to rise abruptly (to a towering position) / to tower over / to spring up / to emerge suddenly / the emergence (e.g. of a power) 四 季 sì jì four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 / and winter 冬 温 泉 wēn quán hot spring / spa / onsen 新 春 xīn chūn the beginning of Spring / the 10 or 20 days following the lunar New Year's Day 兴 起 xīng qǐ to rise / to spring up / to burgeon / to be aroused / to come into vogue 春 风 chūn fēng spring wind 孙 子 Sūn zǐ Sun Tzu, also known as Sun Wu 孫武|孙武[Sun1 Wu3] (c. 500 BC, dates of birth and death uncertain), general, strategist and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period (700-475 BC), believed to be the author of the “Art of War&rdquo / 孫子兵法|孙子兵法[Sun1 zi3 Bing1 fa3], one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书[Wu3 jing1 Qi1 shu1] 站 起 zhàn qǐ to get up on hind legs (esp. of horse) / to stand / to spring up 春 光 chūn guāng scenes of springtime / the radiance of spring / (fig.) a sight of sth sexy or erotic / an indication of a love affair 涌 现 yǒng xiàn to emerge in large numbers / to spring up / to emerge prominently 霸 主 bà zhǔ a powerful chief of the princes of the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) / overlord / hegemon 矿 泉 水 kuàng quán shuǐ mineral spring water / CL:瓶[ping2],杯[bei1] 泉 水 quán shuǐ spring water / CL:股[gu3] 诸 侯 zhū hóu feudal vassal / feudal princes, esp. the monarchs (dukes or princes) of the several vassal states 諸侯國|诸侯国 / of Zhou during Western Zhou and Spring and Autumn periods 11th-5th century BC / subordinate warlord / local official 四 起 sì qǐ to spring up everywhere / from all around 春 雨 chūn yǔ spring rain / gift from above 春 色 chūn sè colors of spring / spring scenery 大 潮 dà cháo spring tide / (fig.) momentous social change 清 泉 qīng quán clear spring 早 春 zǎo chūn early spring 管 子 Guǎn zǐ Guanzi or Guan Zhong 管仲 / (-645 BC), famous politician of Qi 齊國|齐国 / of Spring and Autumn period / Guanzi, classical book containing writings of Guan Zhong and his school 元 宵 节 Yuán xiāo jié Lantern Festival, the final event of the Spring Festival 春節|春节, on 15th of first month of the lunar calendar 泡 汤 pào tāng to dawdle / to go slow deliberately / to fizzle out / to have all one's hopes dashed / (Tw) to have a soak in a hot spring 油 然 而 生 yóu rán ér shēng arising involuntarily (idiom) / spontaneous / to spring up unbidden (of emotion) 伯 乐 Bó Lè Bo Le (horse connoisseur during Spring and Autumn Period) / a good judge of talent / talent scout 春 耕 chūn gēng to plow a field in the spring 春 游 chūn yóu spring outing / spring excursion 四 时 sì shí the four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 / and winter 冬 桃 花 源 táo huā yuán the Peach Blossom Spring, a hidden land of peace and prosperity / utopia 春 梦 chūn mèng spring dream / short-lived illusion / erotic dream 踏 青 tà qīng lit. tread the green / go for a walk in the spring (when the grass has turned green) / spring hike season around Qingming festival 清明, 4th-6th April 卷 子 juǎn zi steamed roll / spring roll 春 秋 战 国 Chūn qiū Zhàn guó the Spring and Autumn (770-476 BC) and Warring States (475-221 BC) periods 春 意 chūn yì beginning of spring / thoughts of love 雨 后 春 笋 yǔ hòu chūn sǔn lit. after rain, the spring bamboo (idiom) / fig. rapid new growth / many new things emerge in rapid succession 鸟 语 花 香 niǎo yǔ huā xiāng lit. birdsong and fragrant flowers (idiom) / fig. the intoxication of a beautiful spring day 回 春 huí chūn return of spring 春 联 chūn lián Spring Festival couplet (the first line of which is pasted on the right side of a doorway at New Year, and the second on the left side) 开 春 kāi chūn beginning of spring / the lunar New Year 春 晖 chūn huī lit. spring sunshine / fig. parental (often maternal) love 涌 泉 yǒng quán gushing spring 泡 温 泉 pào wēn quán to soak in a spa or hot spring 立 春 Lì chūn Lichun or Beginning of Spring, 1st of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气[er4 shi2 si4 jie2 qi5] 4th-18th February 遍 地 开 花 biàn dì kāi huā to blossom everywhere / to spring up all over the place / to flourish on a large scale 矿 泉 kuàng quán mineral spring 春 分 Chūn fēn Chunfen or Spring Equinox, 4th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 / 21st March-4th April 春 播 chūn bō spring sowing 小 葱 xiǎo cōng shallot / spring onion / CL:把[ba3] 五 经 Wǔ jīng the Five Classics of Confucianism, namely: the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], the Book of History 書經|书经[Shu1 jing1], the Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记[Li3 ji4], the Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], and the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋[Chun1 qiu1] 青 黄 不 接 qīng huáng bù jiē lit. yellow does not reach green (idiom) / the yellow autumn crop does not last until the green spring crop / temporary deficit in manpower or resources / unable to make ends meet 孙 武 Sūn Wǔ Sun Wu, also known as Sun Tzu 孫子|孙子[Sun1 zi3] (c. 500 BC, dates of birth and death uncertain), general, strategist and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period (700-475 BC), believed to be the author of the “Art of War&rdquo / 孫子兵法|孙子兵法[Sun1 zi3 Bing1 fa3], one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书[Wu3 jing1 Qi1 shu1] 春 蚕 Chūn cán Silkworms in Spring (1933), Chinese silent movie in socialist realist style, based on novel by Mao Dun 茅盾[Mao2 Dun4] 春 卷 chūn juǎn egg roll / spring roll 春 光 明 媚 chūn guāng míng mèi lovely spring sunshine 泉 眼 quán yǎn mouth of a spring or fountain 春 风 化 雨 chūn fēng huà yǔ lit. spring wind and rain (idiom) / fig. the long-term influence of a solid education 回 弹 huí tán (of sth that has been deformed) to spring back to original shape / (fig.) to rebound / to bounce back 寻 花 问 柳 xún huā wèn liǔ lit. to enjoy the beautiful spring scenery (idiom) / fig. to frequent brothels / to sow one's wild oats 六 经 Liù jīng Six Classics, namely: Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], Book of History 尚書|尚书[Shang4 shu1], Book of Rites 儀禮|仪礼[Yi2 li3], the lost Book of Music 樂經|乐经[Yue4 jing1], Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋[Chun1 qiu1] 料 峭 liào qiào spring chill in the air / cold 三 春 sān chūn the three spring months 席 梦 思 Xí mèng sī spring mattress (loanword from "Simmons" bedding company name) 咏 春 yǒng chūn Wing Chun / same as 詠春拳|咏春拳[yong3 chun1 quan2] / Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art) 春 景 chūn jǐng spring scenery 春 假 chūn jià spring break 五 霸 Wǔ bà the Five Hegemons of the Spring and Autumn Period 春秋[Chun1 qiu1] 枯 木 逢 春 kū mù féng chūn lit. the spring comes upon a withered tree (idiom) / fig. to get a new lease on life / to be revived / (of a difficult situation) to suddenly improve 春 饼 chūn bǐng spring pancake, a Chinese flatbread wrap 咏 春 拳 yǒng chūn quán Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art) 弹 tán to pluck (a string) / to play (a string instrument) / to spring or leap / to shoot (e.g. with a catapult) / (of cotton) to fluff or tease / to flick / to flip / to accuse / to impeach / elastic (of materials) 弹 簧 秤 tán huáng chèng spring balance 春 灌 chūn guàn spring irrigation 张 若 虚 Zhāng Ruò xū Zhang Ruoxu (c. 660-720), Tang dynasty poet, author of yuefu poem River on a spring night 春江花月夜 簧 huáng metallic reed / spring of lock 絃 xián variant of 弦 / bow string / string of musical instrument / watch spring / chord (straight line joining two points on a curve) / hypotenuse 礿 yuè spring imperial ancestral sacrifice 诸 子 百 家 zhū zǐ bǎi jiā the Hundred Schools of Thought, the various schools of thought and their exponents during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-220 BC) 春 风 和 气 chūn fēng hé qì (idiom) amiable as a spring breeze 柳 烟 花 雾 liǔ yān huā wù lit. willow scent and mist of blossom (idiom) / scene full of the delights of spring 柳 绿 花 红 liǔ lu:4 huā hóng green willow and red flowers / all the colors of spring 花 红 柳 绿 huā hóng liǔ lu:4 red flowers and green willow / all the colors of spring 着 手 成 春 zhuó shǒu chéng chūn lit. set out and it becomes spring (idiom) / to effect a miracle cure (of medical operation) / to bring back the dead / once it starts, everything goes well 一 年 之 计 在 于 春 yī nián zhī jì zài yú chūn the whole year must be planned for in the spring (idiom) / early planning is the key to success 虎 尾 春 冰 hǔ wěi chūn bīng lit. like stepping on a tiger's tail or spring ice (idiom) / fig. extremely dangerous situation 弹 簧 锁 tán huáng suǒ spring lock 险 象 环 生 xiǎn xiàng huán shēng dangers spring up all around (idiom) / surrounded by perils 氿 guǐ mountain spring 禴 yuè spring imperial ancestral sacrifice 文 种 Wén Zhǒng Wen Zhong (-467 BC), adviser to the state of Yue during Spring and Autumn period 不 经 一 番 风 霜 苦 ， 难 得 腊 梅 吐 清 香 bù jīng yī fān fēng shuāng kǔ , nán dé là méi tǔ qīng xiāng Without once passing through the winter's cold and wind, where would the sweet spring fragrance come from?