"Wear" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 dài band / belt / girdle / ribbon / tire / area / zone / region / CL:條|条[tiao2] / to wear / to carry / to take along / to bear (i.e. to have) / to lead / to bring / to look after / to raise
穿 chuān to wear / to put on / to dress / to bore through / to pierce / to perforate / to penetrate / to pass through / to thread
 dēng to step on / to tread on / to wear (shoes) / (slang) to dump (sb) / Taiwan pr. [deng4]
穿 shēn chuān to wear / wearing (a uniform)
 shēn zhuó to wear
 miàn dài to wear (on one's face)
 pèi dài to wear (as accessories)
 pèi dài to wear (as accessories) / carry at the waist
 zhé to wear (clothes) / to contact / to use / to apply
 zhuó to wear (clothes) / to contact / to use / to apply
 pèi dài to put on / to wear (mouthguard, contact lenses, hearing aid etc)
 pī guà to put on a suit of armor / to put on dress / to wear
趿 tā la to wear (one's shoes) like babouche slippers / (onom.) shuffling sound
 yì to dress / to wear / to put on (clothes)
 guàn to fling / to fall / to wear
穿 chuān dài wear
 zhì fú to subdue / to check / to bring under control / (in former times) what one is allowed to wear depending on social status / uniform (army, party, school etc) / livery (for company employees) / CL:套[tao4]
 mó sǔn wear and tear / abrasion
 sǔn hào wear and tear
穿 chuān yī to wear clothes / clothing
 nài mó wear resistant
 xiāo mó to wear down / to sap / to whittle away / to while away / to idle away
 mó hé to break in / to wear in
 wēi fú (of a high-ranking official) to wear plain clothes in order to go about incognito
 dài mào zi to wear a hat / (fig.) to stigmatize / to be branded as
 shàng huán (coll.) to wear an intrauterine device (IUD)
 zhuàng shān to wear the same outfit as sb else (in public)
 mó hào wear and tear / wearing out by friction
 dài tào to wear a condom
 fáng hán fú overcoat / down jacket / winter wear
 fú clothes / dress / garment / to serve (in the military, a prison sentence etc) / to obey / to be convinced (by an argument) / to convince / to admire / to acclimatize / to take (medicine) / mourning clothes / to wear mourning clothes
 dài xiào to wear mourning garb / to be in mourning
 wéi to encircle / to surround / all around / to wear by wrapping around (scarf, shawl)
穿 chuān xiǎo xié lit. to make sb wear tight shoes (idiom) / to make life difficult for sb
 kào to lean against or on / to stand by the side of / to come near to / to depend on / to trust / to fuck (vulgar) / traditional military costume drama where the performers wear armor (old)
 dài to put on or wear (glasses, hat, gloves etc) / to respect / to bear / to support
 lèi tired / weary / to strain / to wear out / to work hard
 mó to rub / to grind / to polish / to sharpen / to wear down / to die out / to waste time / to pester / to insist
 kuǎ to collapse / to break or wear down / to defeat
 dèng to step on / to tread on / to wear
 sǎ children's shoe (old) / to wear one's shoes babouche style
 fǎn qiú fù chú lit. to wear one's coat inside out and carry firewood on one's back (idiom) / fig. to live a life of poverty and hard work / fig. to act stupidly
 mó dǐng fàng zhǒng to rub one's head and heels (idiom) / to slave for the benefit of others / to wear oneself out for the general good
 pī má dài xiào to wear mourning clothes / to be in mourning / also written 披麻戴孝
 pī má dài xiào to wear mourning clothes / to be in mourning / also written 披麻帶孝|披麻带孝
 dài biǎo to wear a watch / a homophone for 代表 / used to avoid Internet censorship in the PRC
 xiāo sǔn wear and tear / to wear away over time
穿 nài chuān durable / proof against wear and tear
 dài yǒu sè yǎn jìng to wear colored glasses / to have a prejudiced viewpoint
绿 dài lu:4 tóu jīn lit. to wear green headband (to visit a Yuan dynasty brothel) / cuckold
 mó zuǐ pí zi to wear out the skin of one's teeth (idiom) / pointlessly blather / to talk incessant nonsense / blah blah
 mó pò zuǐ pí zi to wear out one's lips (idiom) / to talk until one is blue in the face / to repeat again and again
 niè lu:3 to wear shoes
穿 chuān fǎn to wear inside out (clothes)
 xiè fú informal wear / home clothes (old) / women's underwear / lingerie
 tā pò mén kǎn to wear out the doorstep (idiom) / to crowd at sb's door
 tà pò tiě xié lit. to wear out one's iron shoes (idiom) / fig. to search high and low
穿 chuān dā (Tw) to wear selected items of clothing in combination to achieve a particular look / fashion styling
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