"Wise" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 míng zhì sensible / wise / judicious / sagacious
 yīng míng wise / brilliant
 míng bright / opposite: dark 暗[an4] / (of meaning) clear / to understand / next / public or open / wise / generic term for a sacrifice to the gods
 cōng quick at hearing / wise / clever / sharp-witted / intelligent / acute
 shū nu:3 wise and virtuous woman / lady
 zhōng gào to give sb a word of advice / advice / counsel / a wise word
 zhì zhě sage / wise man / clever and knowledgeable person
 gāo zhāo wise move / masterstroke / bright ideas
 ruì zhì wise and farsighted
 yǒu dào to have attained the Way / (of a government or a ruler) enlightened / wise and just
 gāo jiàn wise opinion / brilliant idea (honorific)
 shèng xián a sage / wise and holy man / virtuous ruler / Buddhist lama / wine
 zhé rén wise man
 rén jié outstanding talent / wise and able person / illustrious individual
 zhì lǐ míng yán wise saying / words of wisdom
 Zī zhì Tōng jiàn A Mirror for the Wise Ruler (or Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government), a vast chronological general history, written by 司馬光|司马光[Si1 ma3 Guang1] Sima Guang (1019-1089) and collaborators during the Northern Song in 1084, covering the period 403 BC-959 AD, 294 scrolls
 míng zhé bǎo shēn a wise man looks after his own hide (idiom) / to put one's own safety before matters of principle
 xián huì (of a wife) wise and kind / perfect in her traditional roles
 yì yǒu helpful friend / wise companion
 xián míng wise and capable / sagacious
 shí shí wù zhě wèi jùn jié Only an outstanding talent can recognize current trends (idiom). A wise man submits to circumstances.
 zhé rén qí wěi a wise man has passed away (idiom)
 dà zhì rú yú the wise may appear stupid (idiom) / a genius not appreciated in his own time
 jìng lǎo zūn xián to respect the wise and venerate the worthy (idiom) / to honor the great and the good
 bǎi niǎo cháo fèng lit. all birds paying looking up to the phoenix / fig. peace under a wise ruler
 lǐ xián xià shì respect for the wise
 lǎo chéng chí zhòng old and wise / experienced and knowledgeable
 wén yī zhī shí lit. to hear one and know ten (idiom) / fig. explain one thing and (he) understands everything / a word to the wise
 jiàn xián sī qí see a worthy, think to imitate (idiom, from Analects) / emulate the virtuous / Follow the example of a virtuous and wise teacher.
 hǎo hàn bù chī yǎn qián kuī a wise man knows better than to fight when the odds are against him (idiom)
 zhé a sage / wise / sagacious
 sān wèi bó shì the Magi / the Three Wise Kings from the East in the biblical nativity story
 shì hòu cōng ming wise after the event (idiom) / with hindsight, one should have predicted it
 rén zhě jiàn rén , zhì zhě jiàn zhì The benevolent sees benevolence, the wise sees wisdom. / Different views are admissible. (idiom)
 shàn cè wise policy / best policy
 dà yǒng ruò qiè , dà zhì ruò yú a great hero may appear timid, the wise may appear stupid (idiom) / the general public may not recognize great talent
 zūn xián ài wù to honor the wise and love the people / respecting noble talent while protecting the common people
 zhì zhě qiān lu:4 , bì yǒu yī shī lit. a wise person reflecting a thousand times can still make a mistake (idiom) / fig. nobody is infallible
 Dōng fāng sān Bó shì the Magi / the Three Wise Kings from the East in the biblical nativity story
 Wǔ Dīng Wu Ding (c. 14th century BC), legendary founder and wise ruler of Shang dynasty
 huà dào zuǐ biān liú sān fēn A still tongue makes a wise head. (idiom)
 fēng shuǐ xiān sheng feng shui master / geomancer / stock figure in folk tales, as a wise adviser or a charlatan
 zhì zhě xiǎo zǔ Panel of the Wise
  Committee of Wise Men
  International Committee of the Wise
 tīng jūn yī xí huà , shèng dú shí nián shū listening to the words of a wise man can be superior to studying ten years of books (proverb)
 yīng míng guǒ duàn wise and resolute
 bì shì attendant to the emperor / wise counselor
 zhī rén zhě zhì , zì zhī zhě míng those who understand others are clever, but those who know themselves are truly wise (idiom, from Laozi's 道德經|道德经[Dao4 de2 jing1]
 tān xiǎo shī dà penny wise and pound foolish (idiom)
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