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Pīnyīn
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to burn / to set on fire
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  *焚* | 焚* | *焚
to burn
to burn incense
to cremate
self-immolation
to burn the Confucian classics and bury alive the Confucian scholars (acts supposedly committed by the first emperor 秦始皇)
to cremate
to burn the midnight oil (idiom); to work continuously night and day
burning with desire
to burn both jade and common stone / to destroy indiscriminately (idiom)
to play with fire and get burnt (idiom); fig. to play with evil and suffer the consequences / to get one's fingers burnt
foehn wind (loanword)
lit. to burn zithers and cook cranes / fig. to waste valuable resources / to destroy wantonly beautiful things
crematorium / crematory oven
to destroy one's ink-slab / to write no more because others write so much better (idiom)
lit. to burn both fragrant orchids and stinking weeds (idiom); fig. to destroy indiscriminately the noble and common / the rain falls on the just and unjust alike
lit. when one grass burns the other grass sighs (idiom); fig. to have sympathy with a like-minded person in distress
lit. when one grass burns the other grass sighs (idiom); fig. to have sympathy with a like-minded person in distress
to burn down / to destroy with fire
to burn down / to destroy with fire / trad. also written 焚毀
add firewood to put out the flames (idiom); fig. ill-advised action that only makes the problem worse / to add fuel to the fire
to burn incense in prayer to a God


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