"Wrong" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 cuò wù error / mistake / CL:個|个[ge4] / mistaken / false / wrong
 fēi to not be / not / wrong / incorrect / non- / un- / in- / to reproach or blame / (colloquial) to insist on / simply must
 cuò mistake / wrong / bad / interlocking / complex / to grind / to polish / to alternate / to stagger / to miss / to let slip / to evade / to inlay with gold or silver
 chà to differ from / to fall short of / lacking / wrong / inferior / Taiwan pr. [cha1]
 bù duì incorrect / wrong / amiss / abnormal / queer
 bù píng uneven / injustice / unfairness / wrong / grievance / indignant / dissatisfied
 bù duì jìn not in good condition / wrong / fishy
 zuǒ left / the Left (politics) / east / unorthodox / queer / wrong / differing / opposite / variant of 佐[zuo3]
  wrong
 méi cuò that's right / sure! / rest assured! / that's good / can't go wrong
 hēi bái black and white / right and wrong / monochrome
 shì fēi right and wrong / quarrel
 gāo dī height / altitude (aviation) / pitch (music) / ups and downs (success or failure) / whether sth is right or wrong / comparative strength, weight, depth, stature / (spoken interjection) anyway, whatever / eventually, in the end
 duì bù duì right or wrong? / Is it right? / OK, yes? (colloquial)
 cháng duǎn length / duration / accident / right and wrong / good and bad / long and short
 bèi miàn the back / the reverse side / the wrong side
 chū wèn tí to have sth go wrong / to have a problem arise / to give problems
 xiàng gong lord / master / young gentleman / male prostitute / catamite / mahjong player disqualified by unintentionally taking in the wrong number of dominoes / (old form of address for one's husband) husband
 fàn cuò to err / to make a mistake / to do the wrong thing
 liáng zhī innate sense of right and wrong / conscience / bosom friend
 nòng cuò to err / to get sth wrong / to miscalculate / to misunderstand
 zǒu cuò to go the wrong way / to take the wrong (road, exit etc)
 shī zú to lose one's footing / to slip / to take a wrong step in life
 yī wú shì chù not one good point / everything about it is wrong
 wān lù winding road / roundabout route / detour / (fig.) wrong way (of doing sth)
 láo lóng cage / trap (e.g. basket, pit or snare for catching animals) / fig. bonds (of wrong ideas) / shackles (of past misconceptions) / to trap / to shackle
 nì xíng to go the wrong way / to go against one-way traffic regulation
 sì shì ér fēi apparently right but actually wrong / specious (idiom)
 fān pán to make a comeback / (of a doctor's assessment of the gender of a fetus) to turn out to be wrong
 zhí mí bú wù to obstinately persist in going about things the wrong way (idiom)
 zhí mí bù wù to obstinately persist in going about things the wrong way (idiom)
 fú shū to concede / to admit defeat / to admit sth is wrong after insisting it is right
 lǐ kuī in the wrong
 qí tú fork in a road / wrong road
 bù tòng bù yǎng lit. doesn't hurt, doesn't tickle (idiom) / sth is wrong, but not quite sure what / fig. not getting to any matter of substance / scratching the surface / superficial / perfunctory
 wù rù qí tú to take a wrong step in life (idiom) / to go astray
 bù fēn qīng hóng zào bái not distinguishing red-green or black-white (idiom) / not to distinguish between right and wrong
 luàn diū to discard in the wrong place (cigarette butts etc) / to leave one's things lying around
 píng lǐ to judge between right and wrong / to reason things out
 chī cuò yào (lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal
 shēn xuě to right a wrong / to redress an injustice
 jiāng cuò jiù cuò lit. if it's wrong, it's wrong (idiom) / to make the best after a mistake / to accept an error and adapt to it / to muddle through
 hù duǎn to defend sb (a relative, friend or oneself) despite knowing that that person is in the wrong
 míng biàn shì fēi to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
 Zhāng guān Lǐ dài lit. to put Zhang's hat on Li's head / to attribute sth to the wrong person (idiom) / to confuse one thing with another
 qū zhí lit. crooked and straight / fig. right and wrong, good and evil
 chū luàn zi to go wrong / to get into trouble
 dào xíng nì shī to go against the tide (idiom) / to do things all wrong / to try to turn back history / a perverse way of doing things
 bù bái zhī yuān unrighted wrong / unredressed injustice
 qì àn tóu míng to renounce the dark and seek the light / to give up one's wrong way of life and turn to a better one
 bái white / snowy / pure / bright / empty / blank / plain / clear / to make clear / in vain / gratuitous / free of charge / reactionary / anti-communist / funeral / to stare coldly / to write wrong character / to state / to explain / vernacular / spoken lines in opera
 bù wèn qīng hóng zào bái not distinguishing red-green or black-white (idiom) / not to distinguish between right and wrong
 diān dǎo shì fēi to invert right and wrong
 xǐ yuān lit. to wash out a grievance / fig. to right a wrong / to redress an injustice
 chū chà zi to go wrong / to take a wrong turning
 qiāng to choke (because of swallowing the wrong way)
 diān dǎo hēi bái lit. to invert black and white (idiom) / to distort the truth deliberately / to misrepresent the facts / to invert right and wrong
 shì fēi qū zhí lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom) / fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons
 lè jí shēng bēi extreme joy turns to sorrow (idiom) / Don't celebrate too soon, things could still go wrong!
 hùn xiáo shì fēi to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
 hùn xiáo hēi bái to confuse black and white / to say that black is white / fig. not to distinguish right from wrong
 shēng bù féng shí born at the wrong time (idiom) / unlucky (esp. to complain about one's fate) / born under an unlucky star / ahead of his time
 bù fēn zào bái not distinguishing black or white (idiom) / not to distinguish between right and wrong
 shì fēi fēn míng to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
 shì fēi zì yǒu gōng lùn to determine right and wrong based on public opinion (idiom) / Public opinion will judge what's right and wrong.
 zhēng cháng lùn duǎn lit. to argue who is right and wrong (idiom) / to quibble / a storm in a teacup
 jī fēi chéng shì a wrong repeated becomes right (idiom) / a lie or an error passed on for a long time may be taken for the truth
 liáng zhī liáng néng instinctive understanding, esp. of ethical issues (idiom) / untrained, but with an inborn sense of right and wrong / innate moral sense
 nì xíng dǎo shī to go against the tide (idiom) / to do things all wrong / to try to turn back history / a perverse way of doing things
鹿 mǎ lù yì xíng to distinguish horse and deer easily / to know right from wrong
 zhòng kǒu shuò jīn lit. public opinion is powerful enough to melt metal (idiom) / fig. public clamor can obscure the actual truth / mass spreading of rumors can confuse right and wrong
 chū lòu zi to take a wrong turn / to go wrong
 bǎi wú yī shī no danger of anything going wrong / no risk at all
 dǎ cuò le "you have dialed the wrong number"
 bù fēn qīng hóng zào bái not distinguishing red-blue or black-white (idiom) / not to distinguish between right and wrong
 dào guò r the wrong way round (back to front, inside out etc)
 cì r a thorn / fig. to ridicule sb / fig. sth wrong
 fǎn zhèng yī yàng whether it's right or wrong doesn't make a lot of difference / six of one and half a dozen of the other / as broad as it is long
 shī fēng trouble / damage / setback / sth goes wrong
 yuān trad. variant of 冤 / injustice / grievance / wrong
 zěn me gǎo de How did it happen? / What's wrong? / What went wrong? / What's up?
 dǎ cuò to err / to dial a wrong number / to make a typo
 jiū cuò lit. to grab wrong / misconception / blunder / howler
 shì fēi bù fēn unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
 shì fēi mò biàn unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
 shēn lǐ to right a wrong / to seek justice
 gē bo zhǒu cháo wài guǎi the elbow turns the wrong way / to favor an outsider instead of someone on one's own side (idiom)
 zì zhī lǐ kuī to know that one is in the wrong (idiom)
 jiù è old wrong / past grievance / wickedness of former times
 wù xiě to unwittingly write the wrong thing
 dú pò jù incorrect break in reading Chinese, dividing text into clauses at wrong point
 hēi bái bù fēn can't tell black from white (idiom) / unable to distinguish wrong from right
 mín shì guò cuò civil wrong
 shū lǐ to be in the wrong
 yī jiàn zhī chóu a wrong suffered (idiom) / old grievance / previous defeat
 nán pà rù cuò háng , nu:3 pà jià cuò láng men fear getting into the wrong line of business, women fear marrying the wrong man (proverb)
 chéng zé wéi wáng , bài zé wéi kòu lit. called a king if successful, called a bandit if defeated (idiom) / fig. losers are always in the wrong
 yī fàn zài fàn to keep doing (the wrong thing)
 qiāng dào to choke on (food etc) / to swallow the wrong way
 shǒu huá to do sth by mistake (with one's hand) / to make a slip of the hand (e.g. click the wrong button)
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