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z

i

(noun suff.)


 
       

z

i

11 p.m.-1 a.m., 1st earthly branch, child


short

 
       

a

i

z

i

a short person, dwarf


 

 
       

a

n

z

i

long table, counter, case


hold / grasp

 
       

b

a

z

i

handle


to put / arrange

 
       

b

a

i

z

i

malaria


board / plank

 
       

b

a

n

z

i

board, plank, bamboo or birch for corporal punishment


upper arm / hefty

 
       

b

a

n

g

z

i

upper arm, arm, wing


stick / club / good

 
       

b

a

n

g

z

i

stick, club, cudgel


 

 
       

b

a

n

g

z

i

watchman's clapper, wooden clappers with bars of unequal length


help / assist

 
       

b

a

n

g

z

i

outer (of cabbage, etc), upper (of a shoe)


pull / turn

 
       

b

a

n

z

i

spanner, wrench


team / squad

 
       

b

a

n

z

i

organized group, theatrical troupe


leopard / panther

 
       

b

a

o

z

i

leopard


plane sth. down

 
       

b

a

o

z

i

plane


wrap / package

 
       

b

a

o

z

i

steamed stuffed bun


 

 
       

b

a

o

z

i

spore


hail (in storm)

 
       

b

a

o

z

i

hail, hailstone


quilt

 
       

b

e

i

z

i

quilt


generation

 
       

b

e

i

z

i

all one's life, lifetime


cup

 
       

b

e

i

z

i

cup, glass


plant root / origin

 
       

b

e

n

z

i

book, notebook, edition


stretch / bounce

 
       

b

e

n

g

z

i

embroidery frame, hoop, tambour


nose

 
       

b

i

z

i

nose


not plump (of grain)

 
       

b

i

z

i

blighted grain


two edged comb

 
       

b

i

z

i

a double-edged fine-toothed comb


braid / pigtail

 
       

b

i

a

n

z

i

plait, braid, pigtail


whip / lash

 
       

b

i

a

n

z

i

whip


 

 
       

b

i

a

o

z

i

prostitute, whore


round flat cake

 
       

b

i

n

g

z

i

maize or millet pancake


 

 
       

b

i

n

z

i

binzi, a species of apple which is slightly sour and astringent


lame / limp along

 
       

b

o

z

i

lame person, cripple


neck

 
       

b

o

z

i

neck


poke / set aside

 
       

b

o

z

i

plectrum


pace / step / walk

 
       

b

u

z

i

step, pace


book

 
       

b

u

z

i

notebook, book


ability / talent

 
       

c

a

i

z

i

gifted scholar


layer

 
       

c

e

n

g

z

i

stratum


shovel

 
       

c

h

a

n

z

i

shovel, spade


factory

 
       

c

h

a

n

g

z

i

yard, depot


fork

 
       

c

h

a

z

i

fork


pool / pond

 
       

c

h

i

z

i

pond


ruler / length

 
       

c

h

i

z

i

rule, ruler (measuring instrument)


insect / worm

 
       

c

h

o

n

g

z

i

worm, insect


silk fabric

 
       

c

h

o

u

z

i

(n) fabric made of silk


kitchen

 
       

c

h

u

z

i

cook


window

 
       

c

h

u

a

n

g

z

i

casement, window


beat / pound

 
       

c

h

u

i

z

i

hammer


village

 
       

c

u

n

z

i

village


belt / zone / take

 
       

d

a

i

z

i

band, belt


bag / sack

 
       

d

a

i

z

i

bag


slow witted / blank

 
       

d

a

i

z

i

fool, sucker


gallbladder / courage

 
       

d

a

n

z

i

courage, nerves


carry on shoulder

 
       

d

a

n

z

i

load, a carrying pole and the loads on it


bill / list / single

 
       

d

a

n

z

i

list of items


rice / paddy

 
       

d

a

o

z

i

(n) unhulled rice


knife / sword

 
       

d

a

o

z

i

knife


stool / bench

 
       

d

e

n

g

z

i

stool, small seat


bamboo flute

 
       

d

i

z

i

(n) bamboo flute


younger brother

 
       

d

i

z

i

disciple, follower


electricity

 
       

d

i

a

n

z

i

electronic, electron


to pad or cushion

 
       

d

i

a

n

z

i

cushion, mat


dot / o'clock

 
       

d

i

a

n

z

i

(n) spot, dot; speck, (n) droplet; drop (of a liquid)


transfer / move

 
       

d

i

a

o

z

i

tune


small dish

 
       

d

i

e

z

i

small dish


nail / tack

 
       

d

i

n

g

z

i

nail, snag


legumes / beans

 
       

d

o

u

z

i

bean, pea


stomach / abdomen

 
       

d

u

z

i

belly, abdomen, stomach


satin

 
       

d

u

a

n

z

i

(n) satin


carry on back

 
       

d

u

o

z

i

a pack-animal


child / youth

 
       

e

r

z

i

son


ear / on sides

 
       

e

r

z

i

handle (on a pot)


law / method

 
       

f

a

z

i

way, method


house / room

 
       

f

a

n

g

z

i

house


 

 
       

f

e

i

z

i

miliaria (type of skin disease)


cent / minute / divide

 
       

f

e

n

z

i

members of a class or group, political elements (such as intellectuals or extremists)


portion

 
       

f

e

n

z

i

one's share of a gift price


crazy / insane

 
       

f

e

n

g

z

i

madman, lunatic


cent / minute / divide

 
       

f

e

n

z

i

molecule, (math) numerator of a fraction


axe / hatchet

 
       

f

u

z

i

axe, hatchet


husband / man worker

 
       

f

u

z

i

Master, (old form of address for teachers, scholars), pedant


lid / cover / surpass

 
       

g

a

i

z

i

cover, lid, shell


straw / sketch

 
       

g

a

o

z

i

(n) draft of a document, (n) a mental plan, (n) precedent


 

 
       

g

e

z

i

height, stature, build


pigeon / dove

 
       

g

e

z

i

pigeon


hook

 
       

g

o

u

z

i

hook


valley

 
       

g

u

z

i

millet


tube / pipe / manage

 
       

g

u

a

n

z

i

(n) tube; pipe; drinking straw


used up / light / glory

 
       

g

u

a

n

g

z

i

(phys.) photon (particle or quantum of light)


put on hat / precede

 
       

g

u

a

n

z

i

crest, crown


melon

 
       

g

u

a

z

i

melon seeds


cupboard / cabinet

 
       

g

u

i

z

i

cupboard, cabinet


stick / rod / scoundrel

 
       

g

u

n

z

i

stick, rod


child

 
       

h

a

i

z

i

child


pit / nucleus

 
       

h

e

z

i

nuclear, nucleus


box / case

 
       

h

e

z

i

case


monkey / smart chap

 
       

h

o

u

z

i

monkey


recklessly / whiskers

 
       

h

u

z

i

beard, moustache or whiskers, facial hair


frame / rack / shelf

 
       

j

i

a

z

i

shelf, frame, stand


shuttlecock

 
       

j

i

a

n

z

i

jianzi (Asian shuttlecock game)


tendon

 
       

j

i

a

n

z

i

sinew


point / tip

 
       

j

i

a

n

z

i

best of its kind, cream of the crop


dumpling

 
       

j

i

a

o

z

i

dumpling


press from both sides

 
       

j

i

a

z

i

cramp


between

 
       

j

i

e

z

i

(phys.), meson, mesotron


guard against

 
       

j

i

e

z

i

ring


 

 
       

j

i

n

z

i

(informal) mother's brother's wife; maternal uncle's wife


mirror / lens

 
       

j

i

n

g

z

i

mirror


choice / perfect

 
       

j

i

n

g

z

i

sperm, spermatozoon


 

 
       

j

u

z

i

tangerine


tangerine

 
       

j

u

z

i

tangerine


sentence

 
       

j

u

z

i

sentence


monarch / sovereign

 
       

j

u

n

z

i

nobleman, person of noble character


hole / opening

 
       

k

o

n

g

z

i

Confucius


button up / buckle

 
       

k

o

u

z

i

button


pants / trousers

 
       

k

u

z

i

trousers, pants


chopsticks

 
       

k

u

a

i

z

i

chopsticks


basket (in sports)

 
       

l

a

n

z

i

basket


wave / unrestrained

 
       

l

a

n

g

z

i

loafer, wastrel, prodigal son


old / aged

 
       

L

a

o

z

i

Laozi (Chinese philosopher)


from / leave

 
       

l

i

z

i

ion


 

 
       

l

i

z

i

case, (for) instance, example


grain / pellet

 
       

l

i

z

i

grain (of rice), granule


chestnut / tremble

 
       

l

i

z

i

chestnut


plum

 
       

l

i

z

i

plum


pear

 
       

l

i

z

i

pear


grain / pellet

 
       

l

i

z

i

(elementary) particle (in physics)


lotus

 
       

l

i

a

n

z

i

(n) lotus seed


chain

 
       

l

i

a

n

z

i

chain


to measure

 
       

l

i

a

n

g

z

i

quantum


expect / predict

 
       

l

i

a

o

z

i

material


arrange / list

 
       

L

i

e

z

i

Lie Zi


to lead / neck / collar

 
       

l

i

n

g

z

i

(n) shirt collar


grand / prosperous

 
       

L

o

n

g

z

i

(N) Longzi (place in Tibet)


cage / container

 
       

l

o

n

g

z

i

cage, coop, basket


stove / furnace

 
       

l

u

z

i

stove, oven, furnace


road / way / path

 
       

l

u

z

i

(n) method; way, (n) approachway


donkey

 
       

l

u

z

i

ass, donkey


egg / ovum

 
       

l

u

a

n

z

i

ovum


wheel

 
       

l

u

n

z

i

wheel


mule

 
       

l

u

o

z

i

(n) mule


horse

 
       

m

a

z

i

commode


wheat / barley

 
       

m

a

i

z

i

wheat


curtain / screen

 
       

m

a

n

z

i

curtain, veil


hat / cap

 
       

m

a

o

z

i

hat, cap


first month of a season

 
       

m

e

n

g

z

i

Mencius


face / side / surface

 
       

m

i

a

n

z

i

(n) honor; reputation, (n) feelings; emotions, (n) outer portion of sth


vast / vague

 
       

m

i

a

o

z

i

muon


mould / matrix

 
       

m

o

z

i

mold


China ink / black

 
       

M

o

z

i

Mozi (Chinese philosopher)


rub / wear down

 
       

m

o

z

i

mill, millstones


milk / breasts

 
       

n

a

i

z

i

breast


male / man / son

 
       

n

a

n

z

i

a man, a male


brain

 
       

n

a

o

z

i

brains, mind


 

 
       

n

i

z

i

little girl


female / woman

 
       

n

u

z

i

woman, female


plate / tablet

 
       

p

a

i

z

i

sign, trademark


to clap / pat

 
       

p

a

i

z

i

(sport) bat, racket, (mus.) beat


tray / plate

 
       

p

a

n

z

i

tray, plate


fat / stout

 
       

p

a

n

g

z

i

fat person, fatty


join / mate / deserve

 
       

p

e

i

z

i

gamete


canopy / shed

 
       

p

e

n

g

z

i

shack, shed


deceive / cheat

 
       

p

i

a

n

z

i

swindler, cheater


bottle / vase / jar

 
       

p

i

n

g

z

i

bottle


simple / plain

 
       

P

o

z

i

(N) Putzu (city in Taiwan)


flag / banner

 
       

q

i

z

i

flag, banner


tongs / clamp

 
       

q

i

a

n

z

i

(n) pliers; forceps; clamp


 

 
       

q

i

e

z

i

(n) eggplant; aubergine; Guinea squash


light / gently

 
       

q

i

n

g

z

i

lepton


wife

 
       

q

i

z

i

wife


bent / crooked

 
       

q

u

z

i

(n) folk tune, (n) music


circle / ring

 
       

q

u

a

n

z

i

circle, ring


skirt

 
       

q

u

n

z

i

skirt


sun / day

 
       

r

i

z

i

a (calendar) date, day, livelihood


mattress

 
       

r

u

z

i

cotton-padded mattress


throat / voice

 
       

s

a

n

g

z

i

throat, voice


sister-in-law

 
       

s

a

o

z

i

(informal) older brother's wife; sister-in-law


stupid

 
       

s

h

a

z

i

(n) idiot; fool


sieve / sift

 
       

s

h

a

i

z

i

sieve


fan / leaf

 
       

s

h

a

n

z

i

fan


spoon / ladle

 
       

s

h

a

o

z

i

scoop, ladle


 

 
       

s

h

a

o

z

i

scoop


sand / powder

 
       

s

h

a

z

i

sand, grit


aunt

 
       

s

h

e

n

z

i

(informal) father's younger brother's wife; aunt


saint / holy

 
       

s

h

e

n

g

z

i

Son of God


rope / string

 
       

s

h

e

n

g

z

i

cord, string


body

 
       

s

h

e

n

z

i

body, pregnancy


persimmon

 
       

s

h

i

z

i

persimmon


lion

 
       

s

h

i

z

i

lion


tight / thin

 
       

s

h

o

u

z

i

(n) a thin person


twin / both / two

 
       

s

h

u

a

n

g

z

i

Gemini (star sign)


brush / scrub

 
       

s

h

u

a

z

i

brush, scrub


comb

 
       

s

h

u

z

i

comb


grandson

 
       

s

u

n

z

i

son's son; grandson


platform / stage

 
       

t

a

i

z

i

table, desk


too / excessively

 
       

t

a

i

z

i

prince


appearance / condition

 
       

t

a

i

z

i

state of matter (solid, liquid or gas)


blanket / rug

 
       

t

a

n

z

i

a blanket


paralysis

 
       

t

a

n

z

i

paralyzed person


spread out

 
       

t

a

n

z

i

booth


case / cover / set

 
       

t

a

o

z

i

cap


peach

 
       

t

a

o

z

i

peach


twig / item / orderly

 
       

t

i

a

o

z

i

a short note, a slip of paper


pavilion / kiosk

 
       

t

i

n

g

z

i

pavilion


ladder / stairs

 
       

t

i

z

i

ladder


head / hair / top / end

 
       

t

o

u

z

i

(n) boss, gang leader


rabbit / hare

 
       

t

u

z

i

hare, rabbit


circular / round

 
       

t

u

a

n

z

i

dango (Japanese dumpling)


socks / stockings

 
       

w

a

z

i

socks, stockings


king / grand

 
       

w

a

n

g

z

i

prince, son of a king


place / location

 
       

w

e

i

z

i

place, seat


house

 
       

w

u

z

i

house, room


small box / casket

 
       

x

i

a

z

i

small box


box / chest

 
       

x

i

a

n

g

z

i

(n) box, chest, trunk


 

 
       

x

i

a

n

g

z

i

suitcase


little / small

 
       

x

i

a

o

z

i

(n) boy, (n) an implolite term for a person; bloke


shoes

 
       

x

i

e

z

i

(vi) mold


 

 
       

x

i

e

z

i

wedge


scorpion

 
       

x

i

e

z

i

scorpion


disposition

 
       

x

i

n

g

z

i

temper


star

 
       

X

i

n

g

z

i

(N) Xingzi (place in Jiangxi)


sleeve

 
       

x

i

u

z

i

sleeve


boots

 
       

x

u

e

z

i

(n) boots; Wellingtons


 

 
       

X

u

n

z

i

xun zi (Chinese philosopher)


N. Hebei Province

 
       

y

a

n

z

i

swallow


appearance / shape

 
       

y

a

n

g

z

i

manner, air, looks


duck

 
       

y

a

z

i

duck


leaf / foliage

 
       

y

e

z

i

foliage, leaf


coconut tree

 
       

y

e

z

i

coconut


chair

 
       

y

i

z

i

chair


clothing

 
       

y

i

z

i

covering


stretch / to lead

 
       

y

i

n

z

i

primer


fly (bug)

 
       

y

i

n

g

z

i

(n) housefly


shadow / trace

 
       

y

i

n

g

z

i

shadow, reflection


follow / cause

 
       

y

i

n

z

i

factor


 

 
       

y

o

u

z

i

pomelo, shaddock


primary / raw

 
       

y

u

a

n

z

i

atom, atomic


courtyard

 
       

y

u

a

n

z

i

courtyard


to plant / grow

 
       

z

a

i

z

i

seedling, young plant


chisel

 
       

z

a

o

z

i

chisel


long / steadily

 
       

Z

h

a

n

g

z

i

(N) Zhangzi (place in Shanxi), firstborn son


rash (on skin)

 
       

z

h

e

n

z

i

rash


nephew

 
       

z

h

i

z

i

(n) brother's son or daughter, nephew


nature / character

 
       

z

h

i

z

i

proton (positively charged nuclear particle)


kind / type

 
       

z

h

o

n

g

z

i

seed


center / middle

 
       

z

h

o

n

g

z

i

neutron


bamboo

 
       

z

h

u

z

i

bamboo


owner / host / main

 
       

z

h

u

z

i

masters


pillar / column

 
       

z

h

u

z

i

pillar


claw / talon

 
       

z

h

u

a

z

i

(animal's) paw


village / manor

 
       

Z

h

u

a

n

g

z

i

Zhuangzi


awl / drill

 
       

z

h

u

i

z

i

(n) auger, awl


table / desk

 
       

z

h

u

o

z

i

table, desk


pearl / bead

 
       

z

h

u

z

i

bead


 

layer
       

z

i

c

e

n

g

sublayer


 

long / steadily
       

Z

i

c

h

a

n

g

(N) Zichang (place in Shaanxi)


 

pellet / bullet
       

z

i

d

a

n

bullet


 

younger brother
       

z

i

d

i

(n) children, (n) the younger generation


 

house / room
       

z

i

f

a

n

g

ovary


 

palace / womb
       

z

i

g

o

n

g

uterus, womb


 

gather / collect
       

z

i

j

i

subset


 

female / woman
       

z

i

n

u

children, sons and daughters


 

grandson
       

z

i

s

u

n

offspring, posterity


 

net
       

z

i

w

a

n

g

subnetwork


 

leaf / foliage
       

z

i

y

e

cotyledon


 

sound / news
       

z

i

y

i

n

consonant


 

continent
       

Z

i

z

h

o

u

(N) Zizhou (place in Shaanxi)


 

 
       

z

o

n

g

z

i

rice and choice of filling wrapped in leaves and boiled


love

face / side / surface

 
       

a

i

m

i

a

n

z

i

be concerned about face-saving, be sensitive about one's reputation


to pull / lift

jar / pot / coal tub

 
       

b

a

g

u

a

n

z

i

cupping technique used in traditional Chinese medicine


do obeisance

hold / grasp

 
       

b

a

i

b

a

z

i

become sworn brothers


to put / arrange

frame / rack / shelf

 
       

b

a

i

j

i

a

z

i

put on airs, assume great airs


lose / be defeated

family / household

 
       

b

a

i

j

i

a

z

i

spendthrift, wastrel, prodigal


to put / arrange

spread out

 
       

b

a

i

t

a

n

z

i

set up a stall, maintain a large staff and organization


to put / arrange

appearance / shape

 
       

b

a

i

y

a

n

g

z

i

do sth, for show


half / semi

generation

 
       

b

a

n

b

e

i

z

i

half of a lifetime


half / semi

hang / suspend

 
       

b

a

n

d

i

a

o

z

i

dabbler, smatterer, tactless and impulsive person


 

 

cavity / tune pitch
       

b

a

n

g

z

i

q

i

a

n

g

a general term for local operas in Shangxi, Henan, Hebei, Shandong, etc, the music of such operas


pen / write

 

 
       

b

i

g

a

n

z

i

pen, an effective writer


table / outside

cheat / senseless

 
       

b

i

a

o

m

e

n

g

z

i

watch glass, crystal


 

color

 
       

b

o

s

e

z

i

boson


 

 

high / esteem
       

C

e

n

g

z

i

c

h

o

n

g

Alfred Tsang


big / large

bag / sack

 
       

d

a

d

a

i

z

i

sack


big / large

stomach / abdomen

 
       

d

a

d

u

z

i

pregnant


big / large

cent / minute / divide

 
       

d

a

f

e

n

z

i

(chem.) macromolecule


big / large

uncle

 
       

d

a

j

i

u

z

i

(informal) wife's older brother


big / large

tray / plate

 
       

d

a

p

a

n

z

i

platter


electricity

 

to learn / study
       

d

i

a

n

z

i

x

u

e

electronics


ear / on sides

fall / drop / weight

 
       

e

r

z

h

u

i

z

i

(n) eardrop


turn over / in reverse

grain / pellet

 
       

f

a

n

l

i

z

i

(phys.) antiparticle


house / room

 

rent / hire
       

f

a

n

g

z

i

z

u

house rent


workshop

 

area / classify
       

F

a

n

g

z

i

q

u

(N) Fangzi (area in Shandong)


fee / dues / cost

rice / metre (meter)

 
       

f

e

i

m

i

z

i

fermion


wind

letter / mail / trust

 
       

f

e

n

g

x

i

n

z

i

hyacinth (flower)


cent / minute / divide

 

to measure
       

f

e

n

z

i

l

i

a

n

g

molecular mass


cent / minute / divide

 

sieve / sift
       

f

e

n

z

i

s

h

a

i

molecular sieve


high / tall

cent / minute / divide

 
       

g

a

o

f

e

n

z

i

macromolecule


used up / light / glory

electricity

 
       

g

u

a

n

g

d

i

a

n

z

i

photoelectronic


cut off / chop off

 

hand
       

g

u

i

z

i

s

h

o

u

executioner


fruit / result

 

freeze
       

g

u

o

z

i

d

o

n

g

jelly


country

 

supervise / inspect
       

g

u

o

z

i

j

i

a

n

guozijian


child

 

air / enrage
       

h

a

i

z

i

q

i

boyish, childish


black / wicked

types of berries

 
       

h

e

i

m

e

i

z

i

blackberry


black / wicked

small box / casket

 
       

h

e

i

x

i

a

z

i

(airplane) black box


emperor

too / excessively

 
       

h

u

a

n

g

t

a

i

z

i

(n) crown prince, prince royal


 

 

air / enrage
       

j

i

e

z

i

q

i

mustard gas


metals

tortoise / turtle

 
       

j

i

n

g

u

i

z

i

Scarabaeidae


metals

box / case

 
       

j

i

n

h

e

z

i

gold box


 

 

water
       

j

u

z

i

s

h

u

i

orange juice


monarch / sovereign

 

orchid
       

j

u

n

z

i

l

a

n

Clivia


see / look at / visit

appearance / shape

 
       

k

a

n

y

a

n

g

z

i

it seems, it looks as if


button up / buckle

hat / cap

 
       

k

o

u

m

a

o

z

i

power word


fast / quick / hurry

center / middle

 
       

k

u

a

i

z

h

o

n

g

z

i

fast neutrons


plants w/big flowers

flower / colored

 
       

k

u

i

h

u

a

z

i

sunflower seeds


to pull / drag

stomach / abdomen

 
       

l

a

d

u

z

i

(n) diarrhea


wave / unrestrained

block / check

 
       

L

a

n

g

k

a

z

i

(N) Langkazi (place in Tibet)


two / both sides

mouth / opening

 
       

l

i

a

n

g

k

o

u

z

i

(n) husband and wife


to measure

 

change / turn / melt
       

l

i

a

n

g

z

i

h

u

a

quantization


forest / woods

 

hearing
       

L

i

n

z

i

c

o

n

g

Lam Chi Chung


green

sleeve

 
       

L

u

x

i

u

z

i

Greensleeves


beautiful

wisdom / wit

 
       

M

e

i

z

h

i

z

i

Empress Michiko of Japan


dense / thick

indicate a number

 
       

m

i

m

a

z

i

codon


tree / wooden

 

beautiful
       

M

u

Z

i

m

e

i

Mu Zimei, Chinese celebrity


male / man / son

child

 
       

n

a

n

h

a

i

z

i

boy


male / man / son

 

Han (dynasty)
       

n

a

n

z

i

h

a

n

man (i.e. manly, masculine)


male / man / son

 

air / enrage
       

n

a

n

z

i

q

i

manly, masculine


touch / run into

nail / tack

 
       

p

e

n

g

d

i

n

g

z

i

meet with a rebuff


open / start

to act / change

 
       

q

i

d

o

n

g

z

i

promoter


heat / hot

center / middle

 
       

r

e

z

h

o

n

g

z

i

thermal neutron


stone / rock

river

 
       

S

h

i

h

e

z

i

(N) Shihezi (city in Xinjiang)


lion

 

village / rural area
       

S

h

i

z

i

x

i

a

n

g

(N) Shihtzu (village in Taiwan)


lion

 

seat / place / base
       

S

h

i

z

i

z

u

o

Leo (constellation)


twin / both / two