"Spring" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 chūn spring (season) / gay / joyful / youthful / love / lust / life
 chūn tiān spring (season) / CL:個|个[ge4]
 tán huáng spring
 zòng shēn to leap / to spring / to throw oneself
 tán lì elasticity / elastic force / spring / rebound / bounce
 fā tiáo spring / coil spring (spiral spring used to power clockwork)
 quán spring (small stream) / mouth of a spring / coin (archaic)
 bēng huáng spring
 Chūn jié Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
 chūn qiū spring and autumn / four seasons / year / a person's age / annals (used in book titles)
 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)
 sì jì four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 / and winter 冬
 wēn quán hot spring / spa / onsen
 xīn chūn the beginning of Spring / the 10 or 20 days following the lunar New Year's Day
 xīng qǐ to rise / to spring up / to burgeon / to be aroused / to come into vogue
 chūn fēng spring wind
 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]
 zhàn qǐ to get up on hind legs (esp. of horse) / to stand / to spring up
 chūn guāng scenes of springtime / the radiance of spring / (fig.) a sight of sth sexy or erotic / an indication of a love affair
 yǒng xiàn to emerge in large numbers / to spring up / to emerge prominently
 bà zhǔ a powerful chief of the princes of the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) / overlord / hegemon
 kuàng quán shuǐ mineral spring water / CL:瓶[ping2],杯[bei1]
 quán shuǐ spring water / CL:股[gu3]
 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
 sì qǐ to spring up everywhere / from all around
 chūn yǔ spring rain / gift from above
 chūn sè colors of spring / spring scenery
 dà cháo spring tide / (fig.) momentous social change
 qīng quán clear spring
 zǎo chūn early spring
 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
 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
 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
 yóu rán ér shēng arising involuntarily (idiom) / spontaneous / to spring up unbidden (of emotion)
 Bó Lè Bo Le (horse connoisseur during Spring and Autumn Period) / a good judge of talent / talent scout
 chūn gēng to plow a field in the spring
 chūn yóu spring outing / spring excursion
 sì shí the four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 / and winter 冬
 táo huā yuán the Peach Blossom Spring, a hidden land of peace and prosperity / utopia
 chūn mèng spring dream / short-lived illusion / erotic dream
 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
 juǎn zi steamed roll / spring roll
 Chūn qiū Zhàn guó the Spring and Autumn (770-476 BC) and Warring States (475-221 BC) periods
 chūn yì beginning of spring / thoughts of love
 yǔ hòu chūn sǔn lit. after rain, the spring bamboo (idiom) / fig. rapid new growth / many new things emerge in rapid succession
 niǎo yǔ huā xiāng lit. birdsong and fragrant flowers (idiom) / fig. the intoxication of a beautiful spring day
 huí chūn return of spring
 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)
 kāi chūn beginning of spring / the lunar New Year
 chūn huī lit. spring sunshine / fig. parental (often maternal) love
 yǒng quán gushing spring
 pào wēn quán to soak in a spa or hot spring
 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
 biàn dì kāi huā to blossom everywhere / to spring up all over the place / to flourish on a large scale
 kuàng quán mineral spring
 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
 chūn bō spring sowing
 xiǎo cōng shallot / spring onion / CL:把[ba3]
 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]
 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
 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]
 Chūn cán Silkworms in Spring (1933), Chinese silent movie in socialist realist style, based on novel by Mao Dun 茅盾[Mao2 Dun4]
 chūn juǎn egg roll / spring roll
 chūn guāng míng mèi lovely spring sunshine
 quán yǎn mouth of a spring or fountain
 chūn fēng huà yǔ lit. spring wind and rain (idiom) / fig. the long-term influence of a solid education
 huí tán (of sth that has been deformed) to spring back to original shape / (fig.) to rebound / to bounce back
 xún huā wèn liǔ lit. to enjoy the beautiful spring scenery (idiom) / fig. to frequent brothels / to sow one's wild oats
 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]
 liào qiào spring chill in the air / cold
 sān chūn the three spring months
 Xí mèng sī spring mattress (loanword from "Simmons" bedding company name)
 yǒng chūn Wing Chun / same as 詠春拳|咏春拳[yong3 chun1 quan2] / Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art)
 chūn jǐng spring scenery
 chūn jià spring break
 Wǔ bà the Five Hegemons of the Spring and Autumn Period 春秋[Chun1 qiu1]
 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
 chūn bǐng spring pancake, a Chinese flatbread wrap
 yǒng chūn quán Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art)
 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)
 tán huáng chèng spring balance
 chūn guàn spring irrigation
 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
 huáng metallic reed / spring of lock
 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
 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)
 chūn fēng hé qì (idiom) amiable as a spring breeze
 liǔ yān huā wù lit. willow scent and mist of blossom (idiom) / scene full of the delights of spring
绿 liǔ lu:4 huā hóng green willow and red flowers / all the colors of spring
绿 huā hóng liǔ lu:4 red flowers and green willow / all the colors of spring
 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
 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
 hǔ wěi chūn bīng lit. like stepping on a tiger's tail or spring ice (idiom) / fig. extremely dangerous situation
 tán huáng suǒ spring lock
 xiǎn xiàng huán shēng dangers spring up all around (idiom) / surrounded by perils
氿 guǐ mountain spring
 yuè spring imperial ancestral sacrifice
 Wén Zhǒng Wen Zhong (-467 BC), adviser to the state of Yue during Spring and Autumn period
 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?
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