"Strong" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 qiáng liè intense / (violently) strong
 jiān qiáng staunch / strong
 zhā shi strong / solid / sturdy / firm / practical
 jiē shi rugged / sturdy / strong / durable / buff (physique)
 bà dào the Way of the Hegemon / abbr. for 霸王之道 / despotic rule / rule by might / evil as opposed to the Way of the King 王道 / overbearing / tyranny / (of liquor, medicine etc) strong / potent
 gāng hard / firm / strong / just / barely / exactly
 yìng hard / stiff / strong / firm / resolutely / doggedly / good (quality) / able (person)
 nóng concentrated / dense / strong (smell etc)
 bàng stick / club / cudgel / smart / capable / strong / wonderful / classifier for legs of a relay race
 qiáng dà large / formidable / powerful / strong
 qiáng jìng strong / powerful / robust
 qiáng shì strong / powerful / (linguistics) emphatic / intensive
 nóng yù rich / strong / heavy (fragrance) / dense / full-bodied / intense
 qiáng yǒu lì strong / forceful
 qiáng zhuàng strong / sturdy / robust
 nóng liè strong (taste, flavor, smell)
 hōng hōng liè liè strong / vigorous / large-scale
 jiān tǐng firm and upright / strong (of currency)
 nóng zhòng dense / thick / strong / rich (colors) / heavy (aroma) / deep (friendship) / profound (effect)
 qiáng gōng dominant / controlling / strong / opposite: weak, yielding 弱受 / to take by storm (military)
 hǔ hǔ vigorous / formidable / strong
 liè xìng strong / intense / spirited / virulent
 jiān láo strong / firm
 zhuàng accusation / suit / state / condition / strong / great / -shaped
 jiān strong / solid / firm / unyielding / resolute
 tiě iron (metal) / arms / weapons / hard / strong / violent / unshakeable / determined / close / tight (slang)
 gù hard / strong / solid / sure / assuredly / undoubtedly / of course / indeed / admittedly
 jìng stalwart / sturdy / strong / powerful
 zhuàng to strengthen / strong / robust
 pèn (of a smell) strong / peak season (of a crop) / (classifier for the ordinal number of a crop, in the context of multiple harvests)
 kù ruthless / strong (e.g. of wine) / (loanword) cool / hip
 jiǎo to correct / to rectify / to redress / strong / brave / to pretend / to feign / affectation
 xiāo brave / good horse / strong
 kàng spouse / big and tall / strong / robust / upright and outspoken
 qiú strong / vigorous / robust / to draw near / to come to an end
 yì strong / brave
 yàn strong (of tea)
 kuí (of a horse) powerful / strong
 jī qíng passion / fervor / enthusiasm / strong emotion
 yōu diǎn merit / benefit / strong point / advantage / CL:個|个[ge4],項|项[xiang4]
 xióng hòu robust / strong and solid
 tè cháng personal strength / one's special ability or strong points
 nóng hòu dense / thick (fog, clouds etc) / to have a strong interest in / deep / fully saturated (color)
 quán néng omnipotent / all-round / strong in every area
 hǎo hàn hero / strong and courageous person / CL:條|条[tiao2]
 dà pái strong card / honor card (card games) / very popular or successful person / self-important
 cháng chù good aspects / strong points
 jí fēng storm / gale / strong wind / flurry / blast
 qiáng ruò strong or weak / intensity / amount of force or pressure
 lì bù cóng xīn less capable than desirable (idiom) / not as strong as one would wish / the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
 zhuàng shì hero / fighter / brave strong guy / warrior (in armor)
 qiáng xiàng key strength / strong suit / specialty
 jìng fēng strong wind / gale
 zhuó zhuàng healthy and strong / sturdy / thriving / vigorous / robust / flourishing
 lì shì strong man / sumo wrestler
 jiǎo jiàn strong and healthy / vigorous
 jìng lu:3 strong contingent / elite squad
 liè jiǔ strong alcoholic drink
 róu rèn pliable and tough / supple and strong / flexible
 fāng xīng wèi ài flourishing and still in the ascendant (idiom) / rapidly expanding / still growing strong / on the up
 qīng tǔ to pour out (emotions) / to unburden oneself (of strong feelings) / to vomit comprehensively
 zhuàng shuò sturdy / thick and strong
 tiě dǎ made of iron / strong as iron
 qiáng fēng strong breeze (meteorology)
 cāng jìn bold / upright and strong / vigorous / forceful (brush strokes) / sureness of touch
 dà lì shì strong man / Hercules
 pù shài to expose to strong sunlight
 nóng xiāng strong fragrance / pungent
 jù lǐ lì zhēng to contend on strong grounds / to argue strongly for what is right
 hǔ tóu shé wěi lit. tiger's head, snake's tail (idiom) / fig. a strong start but weak finish
 qiáng rèn resilient / tough and strong
 yán cí forceful (criticism etc) / to use strong words
 gāng fēng in Daoism, astral wind on which immortals may ride / strong wind
 shēn qiáng lì zhuàng strong and vigorous / sturdy / robust
 rén gāo mǎ dà tall and strong
 liàn jiā home-loving / to feel a strong attachment to home life / to begrudge being away from home
 yī bǎn yī yǎn lit. one strong beat and one weak beats in a measure of music (two beats in the bar) (idiom) / fig. follow a prescribed pattern to the letter / scrupulous attention to detail
 tǔ háo local tyrant / local strong man / (slang) nouveau riche
 bā dòu croton (Croton tiglium), evergreen bush of Euphorbiaceae family 大戟科[da4 ji3 ke1] / croton seed, a strong purgative
 qiáng jiǎn strong alkali
 féi zhuàng stout and strong
 chú bào ān liáng to root out the strong and give people peace (idiom) / to rob the rich and give to the poor
 wài qiáng zhōng gān strong in appearance but weak in reality (idiom)
 bīng qiáng mǎ zhuàng lit. strong soldiers and sturdy horses (idiom) / fig. a well-trained and powerful army
 ne particle indicating that a previously asked question is to be applied to the preceding word ("What about ...?", "And ...?") / particle for inquiring about location ("Where is ...?") / particle signaling a pause, to emphasize the preceding words and allow the listener time to take them on board ("ok?", "are you with me?") / (at the end of a declarative sentence) particle indicating continuation of a state or action / particle indicating strong affirmation
 bǎng dà yāo yuán tall and strong / burly / beefy
 chú qiáng fú ruò to root out the strong and support the weak (idiom) / to rob the rich and give to the poor
 jù liú strong current / CL:股[gu3]
 hài xǐ to have morning sickness during pregnancy / to have a strong appetite for certain foods (during pregnancy)
 qiáng zhōng zì yǒu qiáng zhōng shǒu however strong you are, there is always someone stronger (idiom) / there is always sth more to learn / never be satisfied to rest on your laurels / there is no room for complacency
 jiàn healthy / to invigorate / to strengthen / to be good at / to be strong in
 hòu thick / deep or profound / kind / generous / rich or strong in flavor / to favor / to stress
 gān surname Qian / strong / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦 / representing sky / male principle
 méng to sprout / to bud / to have a strong affection for (slang) / adorable (loanword from Japanese 萌え / moe, slang describing affection for a cute character)
 rèn annealed / pliable but strong / tough / tenacious
 tiǎn make strong (as liquors) / virtuous
 zhòu strong wine
 nóng concentrated / strong wine
 ruò ròu qiáng shí lit. the weak are prey to the strong (idiom) / fig. predatory behavior / the law of the jungle
 biāo féi tǐ zhuàng (of a livestock animal) plump and strong / well-fed
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