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  *裝* | 裝* | *裝
adornment / to adorn / dress / clothing / costume (of an actor in a play) / to play a role / to pretend / to install / to fix / to wrap (sth in a bag) / to load / to pack
  *玩* | 玩* | *玩
to play / to have fun / to trifle with / toy / sth used for amusement / curio or antique (Taiwan pr. [wan4]) / to keep sth for entertainment
  *拉* | 拉* | *拉
to pull / to play (a bowed instrument) / to drag / to draw / to chat
  *出* | 出* | *出
to go out / to come out / to occur / to produce / to go beyond / to rise / to put forth / to happen / classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc
  *扮* | 扮* | *扮
to disguise oneself as / to dress up / to play (a role) / to put on (an expression)
play / show / performance / exhibition / to perform / to act / to demonstrate / CL: 場|场
to appear (on stage, in a show, in a photo etc) / to play (for a team) / to enter (arena or stage) / to send sb out (e.g. off the field for a foul)
  *弄* | 弄* | *弄
to do / to manage / to handle / to play with / to fool with / to mess with / to fix / to toy with
  *片* | 片* | *片
thin piece / flake / a slice / film / TV play / to slice / to carve thin / partial / incomplete / one-sided / classifier for slices, tablets, tract of land, area of water / classifier for CDs, movies, DVDs etc / used with numeral : classifier for scenario, scene, feeling, atmosphere, sound etc
to act on / to affect / action / function / activity / impact / result / effect / purpose / intent / to play a role / corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization / CL: 個|个
to dramatize historical events / novel or play on historical theme
drill (in sword play) / to thrash around / to demonstrate gymnastic skills / to solicit financial help (in an indirect way) / to show off
  *吹* | 吹* | *吹
to blow / to play a wind instrument / to blast / to puff / to boast / to brag / to end in failure / to fall through
to serve as / to act as / to play the role of
to leave a message / to leave some empty space in a work of art / to leave idle moments (in one's life, a theater play etc)
to transfer / to maneuver (troops etc) / movement of personnel / to mobilize / to bring into play
to pick up girls / to play around with girls / to chase after girls
to watch a play / to watch passively (i.e. from the sidelines, from the crowd)
to play (wind instruments)
to turn around in one's hands / to play with / to fiddle with
to play with / to toy with / to dally with / to engage in / to resort to
to direct (a film, play etc)
premiere (of a play or film) / opening night / first-run / to premiere (a film)
to play the role of the strict parent (or superior etc)
(to play) one's part / one's role / one's duty / (to stay within) one's bounds / dutiful / keeping to one's role
to play golf
to write a play / scenario / dramatist / screenwriter
to play a critical role (idiom) / influential
to do hard physical labor (as a job) / (fig.) to play mahjong
supporting role (in play, film etc) / minor role / to play a secondary role (in business etc) / to play second fiddle
to play tricks / to deceive
to step down gracefully (humble expression) / to concede defeat / to play second fiddle
to follow the rules / to do as instructed / to play by the book / to comply with a request
to water down / to play down / to trivialize / to weaken / to become dull with time / to desalinate / desalination
to play chess
the play of passions / carried away by passion (e.g. to commit a crime)
to play a small role
to record and play (audio, video)
to play with / to finger
to play or strum a lute or other stringed instrument
  *撚* | 撚* | *撚
to play tricks on or toy with / delicate / exquisite (Cantonese)
to play dirty / crafty / scheming
see the opportunity and act (idiom); to act according to circumstances / to play it by ear / to use one's discretion
to play house (Tw)
art of politics / political tricks (often derog.) / power play / to play at politics / underhand trickery
to play mahjong or cards
(Chinese opera) to play a role outside of one's specialty / (modern) to play a transvestite role / to masquerade as an opponent
lit. find a stage, put on a comedy (idiom); to join in the fun / to play along according to local conditions
to play mahjong
to play tricks / to cause mischief
to play hide-and-seek
(acknowledged) place / a role to play / niche
to write and direct (a play, film etc) / playwright-director / choreographer-director / scenarist-director
lit. to play the yu mouth organ to make up numbers (idiom); fig. to make up the numbers with inferior products / to masquerade as having an ability / token member of a group
  *逗* | 逗* | *逗
to stay / to stop / to tease (play with) / amusing / short pause in reading aloud, equivalent to comma (also written 讀|读)
to play golf
to play dirty tricks / to be up to mischief
to sing and play (plucked string instrument)
to sketch in light shades / to play down / to deemphasize (idiom)
to put on a play / to perform / fig. to pretend / to feign
to play tricks on / to make fun of / to tease
to belittle / to disparage / to play down / to demean / to degrade / to devalue
to act in a play / to put on a play
to play stupid / to act like an idiot
to play the xiao 簫|箫 (mouth organ) / to beg while playing pipes; cf politician Wu Zixu 伍子胥, c. 520 BC destitute refugee in Wu town, 吳市吹簫|吴市吹箫 / to busk / virtuoso piper wins a beauty, cf 玉人吹簫|玉人吹箫 / (slang) fellatio / blowjob
to play truant / to cut classes
to play a leading role / to bear a heavy responsibility
to play truant / to cut classes
  *頑* | 頑* | *頑
mischievous / obstinate / to play / stupid / stubborn / naughty
to be foolish / to play dumb / to gaze absentmindedly
to stop performing a play / to interrupt a stage run
to play with others and offend morals / wicked
to play go, chess etc
to amuse oneself / to play with / to tease
to play tricks / to cheat / to get up to mischief / to become a ghost / to give up the ghost
to play yabao (a gambling game) / (fig.) to gamble on / to take one's chance / to try one's luck
to play the role of / to act
lit. dress up as God, play the devil (idiom); fig. to mystify / to deceive people / to scam
to fiddle with / to play and move sth about / to show off (what one can do) / to parade (one's capabilities) / to cause trouble
to do as one sees fit / to play it by ear (according to the circumstances)
to play with stacking blocks
to play mahjong
pretense that turns into reality (idiom); to play at make-believe, but accidentally make it true
to play the zither / classical variant of 彈琴|弹琴
to play tricks / to cheat / to deceive
suspended animation / feigned death / to play dead
hopscotch / to play hopscotch
to play the fool (idiom) / to feign madness
  *嫐* | 嫐* | *嫐
to tease / to play around with
lit. to play the lute to a cow (idiom) / fig. offering a treat to an unappreciative audience / to cast pearls before swine / caviar to the general / to preach to deaf ears / to talk over sb's head
to play with / to engage in / to resort to / to dally with
to play tricks on sb
to act stupid / to play dumb / to pretend to not know
hard to play (of music for stringed instrument)
to appear on camera / to play a role in a film
to replay / to play back
to play house
lit. to sing a duet / fig. to collaborate with sb / also used satirically: to play second fiddle to
  *揶* | 揶* | *揶
to gesticulate / to play antics
  *豁* | 豁* | *豁
to play Chinese finger-guessing game

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