"Thought" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 jīng shén spirit / mind / consciousness / thought / mental / psychological / essence / gist / CL:個|个[ge4]
 sī xiǎng thought / thinking / idea / ideology / CL:個|个[ge4]
 guān niàn notion / thought / concept / sense / views / ideology / general impressions
 sī wéi (line of) thought / thinking
 niàn tou thought / idea / intention
 yì niàn idea / thought
 yì idea / meaning / thought / to think / wish / desire / intention / to expect / to anticipate
 fā huī to display / to exhibit / to bring out implicit or innate qualities / to express (a thought or moral) / to develop (an idea) / to elaborate (on a theme)
 sī lù train of thought / thinking / reason / reasoning
 xiǎng bu dào unexpected / hard to imagine / it had not occurred to me / who could have thought that
 shéi zhī lit. who knows / who would have thought / unexpectedly / unpredictably
 sī xù train of thought / emotional state / mood / feeling
 fā dāi to stare blankly / to be stunned / to be lost in thought
 zhuó xiǎng to give thought (to others) / to consider (other people's needs) / also pr. [zhao2 xiang3]
 yùn yù to be pregnant / to produce offspring / to nurture (a development, school of thought, artwork etc) / fig. replete with (culture etc)
 bǎi jiā many schools of thought / many people or households
 Máo Zé dōng Sī xiǎng Mao Zedong Thought / Maoism
 lǐ rén person from the same village, town or province / peasant (derog.) / (of a school of thought etc) follower
 chū shén spellbound / entranced / lost in thought
 sī cháo tide of thought / way of thinking characteristic of a historical period / Zeitgeist
 xué pài school of thought
 nài rén xún wèi thought-provoking / worth thinking over / to provide food for thought
 xīn lù scheme / artifice / tolerance / intention / motive / train of thought / brains / wit / ideas
 yáng cháng ér qù to swagger off / to walk off (or drive off etc) without a second thought for those left behind
 fèn bù gù shēn to dash on bravely with no thought of personal safety (idiom) / undaunted by dangers / regardless of perils
 pài bié denomination / group / school / faction / school of thought
 zhèng zhì sī xiǎng political thought / ideology
 bí zǔ the earliest ancestor / originator (of a tradition, school of thought etc)
 bǎi jiā zhēng míng a hundred schools of thought contend (idiom) / refers to the classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period 475-221 BC
 xié niàn wicked idea / evil thought / evil desire
 fā rén shēn xǐng to provide food for thought (idiom) / thought-provoking
 zhū zǐ various sages / refers to the classical schools of thought, e.g. Confucianism 儒[ru2] represented by Confucius 孔子[Kong3 zi3] and Mencius 孟子[Meng4 zi3], Daoism 道[dao4] by Laozi 老子[Lao3 zi3] and Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子[Zhuang1 zi3], Mohism 墨[mo4] by Mozi 墨子[Mo4 zi3], Legalism 法[fa3] by Sunzi 孫子|孙子[Sun1 zi3] and Han Feizi 韓非子|韩非子[Han2 Fei1 zi3], and numerous others
 wén sī the train of thought in writing
 shú liào who would have thought? / who could have imagined? / unexpectedly
 zhì zhī dù wài to give no thought to / to have no regard for / to disregard
 sī xiǎng tǐ xì system of thought / ideology
 fā rén shēn sī (idiom) thought-provoking / to give one food for thought
 wàng niàn wild fantasy / unwarranted thought
 chōu xiàng sī wéi abstract thought / logical thinking
 sān sī ér xíng think three times then go (idiom) / don't act before you've thought it through carefully
 fú xiǎng passing thought / an idea that comes into one's head / recollection
 shě shēng wàng sǐ bravery with no thought of personal safety (idiom) / risking life and limb / undaunted by perils
 xiǎn xué famous school / noted school of thought
 tè evil thought
 bǎi sī bù jiě to remain puzzled after pondering over sth a hundred times (idiom) / to remain perplexed despite much thought
 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)
 rén xīn rén shù benevolent heart and skillful execution (idiom, from Mencius) / charitable in thought and deed
 qiān lǐ jì é máo goose feather sent from afar (idiom) / a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it / also written 千里送鵝毛|千里送鹅毛
 qiān lǐ sòng é máo goose feather sent from afar (idiom) / a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it
 qiān lǐ é máo goose feather sent from afar (idiom) / a trifling gift with a weighty thought behind it / also written 千里送鵝毛|千里送鹅毛[qian1 li3 song4 e2 mao2]
 jí shí xíng lè to enjoy the present (idiom) / to live happily with no thought for the future / make merry while you can / carpe diem
 yòng xīn liáng kǔ to ponder earnestly / to give a lot of thought to sth
 zì lì mén hù to form one's own group or school of thought / to set up one's own business / to establish oneself
 liáng kǔ yòng xīn to ponder earnestly / to give a lot of thought to sth
 xīn yǎn dà magnanimous / considerate / thoughtful / able to think of everything that needs to be thought of
 qī qíng seven emotional states / seven affects of traditional Chinese medical theory and therapy, namely: joy 喜[xi3], anger 怒[nu4], anxiety 憂|忧[you1], thought 思[si1], grief 悲[bei1], fear 恐[kong3], fright 驚|惊[jing1] / seven relations
 jiǔ liú the nine schools of thought, philosophical schools of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-220 BC), viz Confucians 儒家[Ru2 jia1], Daoists 道家[Dao4 jia1], Yin and Yang 陰陽家|阴阳家[Yin1 yang2 jia1], Legalists 法家[Fa3 jia1], Logicians 名家[Ming2 jia1], Mohists 墨家[Mo4 jia1], Diplomats 縱橫家|纵横家[Zong4 heng2 jia1], Miscellaneous 雜家|杂家[Za2 jia1], and Agriculturalists 農家|农家[Nong2 jia1]
 rén wú yuǎn lu:4 , bì yǒu jìn yōu He who gives no thought to far-flung problems soon finds suffering nearby (idiom, from Analects). / Smug concentration on the here and now will lead to future sorrow.
 qiān lǐ sòng é máo , lǐ qīng rén yì zhòng goose feather sent from afar, a slight present but weighty meaning (idiom) / It's not the present the counts, it's the thought behind it.
 qiān lǐ sòng é máo , lǐ qīng qíng yì zhòng goose feather sent from afar, a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it (idiom) / It's not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it.
 Lu:3 shì Chūn qiū lit. “Mr. Lü's Spring and Autumn (Annals)”, compendium of the philosophies of the Hundred Schools of Thought 諸子百家|诸子百家[zhu1 zi3 bai3 jia1], compiled around 239 BC under the patronage of Qin Dynasty 秦代[Qin2 dai4] Chancellor Lü / Buwei 呂不韋|吕不韦[Lu:3 Bu4 wei2]
 zhēng shén r lost in thought / in a daze
 sī zhī xīn tòng a thought that causes heartache (idiom)
 sī xiǎng sù zhì quality of thought (in ideological education)
 shú lu:4 careful thought
 bǎi huā qí fàng , bǎi jiā zhēng míng a hundred flowers bloom, a hundred schools of thought contend (idiom) / refers to the classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period 475-221 BC, but adopted for Mao's campaign of 1956
 lǐ qīng rén yì zhòng slight present but weighty meaning (idiom) / It's not the present the counts, it's the thought behind it.
 lǐ qīng rén yì zhòng , qiān lǐ sòng é máo goose feather sent from afar, a slight present but weighty meaning (idiom) / It's not the present the counts, it's the thought behind it.
 lǐ qīng qíng yì zhòng goose feather sent from afar, a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it (idiom) / It's not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it.
 tū fā qí xiǎng suddenly have a thought (idiom) / suddenly be inspired to do something
 chá fàn bù sī no thought for tea or rice (idiom) / melancholic and suffering / to have no appetite
 Sà kè luò fū Jiǎng Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded by the European Parliament annually since 1988
 Sà hǎ luó fū jiǎng Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought (awarded by EU since 1988)
 zhū zǐ shí jiā various sages and ten schools of thought / refers to the classical schools of thought, e.g. Confucianism 儒[ru2] represented by Confucius 孔子[Kong3 zi3] and Mencius 孟子[Meng4 zi3], Daoism 道[dao4] by Laozi 老子[Lao3 zi3] and Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子[Zhuang1 zi3], Mohism 墨[mo4] by Mozi 墨子[Mo4 zi3], Legalism 法[fa3] by Sunzi 孫子|孙子[Sun1 zi3] and Han Feizi 韓非子|韩非子[Han2 Fei1 zi3], and numerous others
 Jīn dùn Gōng chéng Golden Shield Project, information system for censorship and surveillance, thought to include the Great Firewall of China 防火長城|防火长城[Fang2 huo3 Chang2 cheng2] as a component
 shǎn niàn sudden idea / flash of thought
  Emerging New Social Thought
 Máo Dèng Sān Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory & the Three Represents / abbr. for 毛澤東思想|毛泽东思想[Mao2 Ze2 dong1 Si1 xiang3], 鄧小平理論|邓小平理论[Deng4 Xiao3 ping2 Li3 lun4] and 三個代表|三个代表[San1 ge4 Dai4 biao3]
 Qiáo zhì · Bù ěr George Boole (1815-1864), English mathematician, philosopher and logician, author of The Laws of Thought and the inventor of Boolean logic
 Xiā yí Emishi or Ebisu, ethnic group of ancient Japan, thought to be related to modern Ainus
· Qiáo zhì · Bù ěr George Boole (1815-1864), English mathematician, philosopher and logician, author of The Laws of Thought and the inventor of Boolean logic
 qióng sī kǔ xiǎng to think hard (idiom) / to give sth much thought
 xiǎng yě méi xiǎng without a second thought
 jiā fǎ the rules and discipline that apply within a family / stick used for punishing children or servants / traditions of an artistic or academic school of thought, passed on from master to pupil
 qǐ liào who would have thought that / who would have expected that
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