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  *千* | 千* | *千
thousand
HSK 2
ten million / countless / many / one must by all means
HSK 4
myriads / hundred billion
Chiba (Japanese surname and place name)
millennium
a thousand miles / a thousand li (i.e. 500 kilometers) / a long distance
great wide world / marvelously diverse world / (Buddhism) cosmos (abbr. for 三千大千世界)
myriad / multitudinous / multifarious
thousand jin (pounds) of gold / money and riches / (honorific) invaluable (support) / (honorific) daughter
kilometer
time is gold / every minute counts
Trinidad and Tobago (Tw)
lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers / innumerable / thousands upon thousands
a thousand years / your birthday (honorific)
lit. ten thousand mile horse / fine steed
swing (seat hung from a frame or branch)
several thousand
Chiba prefecture, Japan
kilogram
genuflection, a form of salutation in Qing times performed by men, going down on the right knee and reaching down with the right hand
cheat / swindler (in gambling)
kilocycle (KC), equals to 1,000 Hz
a promise worth one thousand in gold (idiom); a promise that must be kept
jack (for lifting weight)
absolutely true (idiom) / manifold / true from many points of view
countless changes / constant permutation
to swing (on a swing)
for all eternity / throughout all ages
kilopascal (kPa, unit of pressure)
the year 2000 / 2000 years
millennium
Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang, aka Xin'an River Reservoir, created as part of a large hydroelectric project in 1959
Thousand Character Classic, 6th century poem used as a traditional reading primer
thousands of words (idiom); having a lot of things to say / talking nonstop
square kilometer
to pay respects / to wish good health / in Qing times, a specific form of salutation (see also 打千)
thousand articles, same rule (idiom); stereotyped and repetitive / once you've seen one, you've seen them all
fantastic oddities of every description (idiom)
Chang Dai-chien or Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), one of the greatest Chinese artists of the 20th century
to suffer untold hardships (idiom); trials and tribulations / with difficulty / after some effort
to cheat (in gambling)
ten thousand crags and torrents (idiom); the trials and tribulations of a long journey / a long and difficult road
kilowatt (unit of electric power)
hydraulic jack
lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers / innumerable / thousands upon thousands
thousands (of sth)
kilojoule
one word worth a thousand in gold (idiom) / (in praise of a piece of writing or calligraphy) each character is perfect / each word is highly valued
each has its own merits (idiom)
from distant parts
kilocalorie (Kcal)
extremely rare (idiom) / once in a blue moon
in different poses and with different expressions / in thousands of postures (idiom)
linked in countless ways
magnificent army with thousands of men and horses (idiom); impressive display of manpower / all the King's horses and all the King's men
kiloton
lit. to drop a thousand zhang in one fall (idiom) / fig. (of business, popularity etc) to suffer a sudden, devastating decline / to take a dive
a thousand pounds hangs by a thread (idiom) / imminent peril / a matter of life or death
every family (idiom)
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  *瓩* | 瓩* | *瓩
kilowatt (old) / single-character equivalent of 千瓦
light-years (apart) / a million miles (apart) / (i.e. indicates a huge difference or a huge distance)
total annihilation
thousands of purples and reds (idiom); a blaze of color / fig. a profusion of flourishing trades
manifold diversity
Trinidad and Tobago
Sun Simiao (c. 581-682), doctor and herbalist of the Sui and Tang dynasty, author of Prescriptions Worth a Thousand in Gold 千金要方
Qianyang County in Baoji 寶雞|宝鸡, Shaanxi
make light of traveling a thousand li / go to the trouble of traveling a long distance
lit. stake a thousand pieces of gold on one throw (idiom); to throw away money recklessly / extravagant
sb condemned by history (idiom)
lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom) / fig. to achieve much with little effort
after hard work and numerous revisions (idiom) / the vicissitudes of life
to make mincemeat of sb / to hack sb to pieces (used while cursing)
lasagna
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  *韆* | 韆* | *韆
HSK 2
first line of the Thousand Character Classic 千字文
extremely difficult
thousand miles distant
throughout the ages
repeatedly urging / imploring over and over again
totally submissive (idiom)
clairvoyance
lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. old people may still cherish high aspirations
a lot of people (literary)
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  *兛* | 兛* | *兛
kilogram (old) / single-character equivalent of 千克
can't be bought for one thousand in gold (idiom)
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  *鞦* | 鞦* | *鞦
HSK 3
thousand island dressing
giga-
to select very carefully
approximate number / imprecise indication of quantity (e.g. 十幾|十几, 兩三百|两三百, 一千多)
(archaic) a state with a thousand chariots (to fight a war) – a powerful state
a general planning in the seclusion of his tent is able to determine the outcome of the distant battle (idiom)
kilohertz
Qianshan district of Anshan city 鞍山市, Liaoning
Qianyang County in Baoji 寶雞|宝鸡, Shaanxi
one word worth a thousand in gold (idiom); valuable advice / words of enormous weight

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