"Wish" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 yì si idea / opinion / meaning / wish / desire / interest / fun / token of appreciation, affection etc / CL:個|个[ge4] / to give as a small token / to do sth as a gesture of goodwill etc
 yuàn yì to wish / to want / ready / willing (to do sth)
 yuàn wàng desire / wish
 xiǎng to think / to believe / to suppose / to wish / to want / to miss (feel wistful about the absence of sb or sth)
 xīn yuàn cherished desire / dream / craving / wish / aspiration
 yì yuàn aspiration / wish (for) / desire
 zhù yuàn to wish
 yì idea / meaning / thought / to think / wish / desire / intention / to expect / to anticipate
 bā to long for / to wish / to cling to / to stick to / sth that sticks / close to / next to / spread open / informal abbr. for bus 巴士[ba1 shi4] / bar (unit of pressure) / nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴[wei3 ba5], tail
 yuàn to hope / to wish / to desire / hoped-for / ready / willing
 zhù to wish / to express good wishes / to pray / (old) wizard
 sòng ode / eulogy / to praise in writing / to wish (in letters)
 qí wàng to hope / to wish / hope / wish / (old) name of an official post
 yuàn xīn a wish / a request (to a deity)
 qī jì (literary) to hope for / to wish
 xī wàng to wish for / to desire / hope / CL:個|个[ge4]
 zhù fú blessings / to wish sb well
 dàn yuàn if only (sth were possible) / I wish (that)
 xǔ yuàn to make a wish / to make a vow / to promise a reward
 yī liàn to be fondly attached to / to not wish to part with / to cling to
 bài nián to pay a New Year call / to wish sb a Happy New Year
 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
 rú yuàn yǐ cháng to have one's wish fulfilled
 tòng bù yù shēng to be so in pain as to not want to live / to be so grieved as to wish one were dead
 xīn xiǎng shì chéng to have one's wishes come true / wish you the best!
 qǐng ān to pay respects / to wish good health / in Qing times, a specific form of salutation (see also 打千[da3 qian1])
 sù yuàn long-cherished wish
 chèn xīn rú yì after one's heart (idiom) / gratifying and satisfactory / everything one could wish
 gōng zhù to congratulate respectfully / to wish good luck and success (esp. to a superior) / with best wishes (in writing)
便 qǐng biàn Please do as you wish! / You are welcome to do whatever you like! / Please make yourself at home.
 wéi kǒng tiān xià bù luàn to wish for the whole world to be in chaos (idiom)
 xiǎng dé měi in your dreams! / as if! / You wish! / I wish that were so
宿 sù yuàn long-cherished wish
 yù to wish for / to desire / variant of 慾|欲[yu4]
 bā gāo wàng shàng to wish for higher status (idiom) / to curry favor in the hope of promotion
 cháng mìng fù guì We wish you long life and riches! (idiom, conventional greeting)
 yì yóu wèi jìn to wish to continue sth / to have not fully expressed oneself
 suì yuàn to have one's wish fulfilled
 bǎo hú lu magic gourd, granting your every wish
 yǐ suǒ bù yù , wù shī yú rén Do not do to others what you do not wish others to do to you (Confucius)
 yì zhōng according with one's wish or expectation
 zhāo cái lit. inviting wealth / We wish you success and riches (cf idiom 招財進寶|招财进宝[zhao1 cai2 jin4 bao3])
 zhāo cái jìn bǎo ushering in wealth and prosperity (idiom and traditional greeting, esp. at New Year) / We wish you wealth and success!
 qiú sǐ yuàn wàng death wish (translated from English) / Death wish, movie series with Charles Bronson is translated as 猛龍怪客|猛龙怪客[Meng3 long2 guai4 ke4]
 Měng lóng guài kè Death wish, movie series with Charles Bronson
 pàn xīng xīng pàn yuè liàng to wish for the stars and the moon / to have unreal expectations
 zhù hǎo wish you all the best! (when signing off on a correspondence)
便 wěn biàn reliable / at one's convenience / as you wish
 xǔ xià yuàn xīn to express a wish (to a deity)
 xiá xīn the wish to abandon or keep aloof / the desire to live in retirement
 sù yuàn dé cháng to have a long-cherished wish realized
 xīn yuàn dān wish list
 yù xiān yù sǐ to wish one were dead (idiom) / (fig.) to be in seventh heaven
 shì dé qí suǒ exactly what one would wish / to find one's niche
 shāo xián more than one would wish / somewhat / a bit too (old, contrived, distracting etc)
 yǐn huì hào cross symbol (×), used to replace a character one does not wish to display
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