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Sougou (searching dog) search engine, www.sogou.com
(Internet slang) person who is neither married nor in a relationship (used self-deprecatingly)
pup / puppy
dog food / (Internet slang) public display of affection (term used by singles 單身狗|单身狗 forced to "eat" it)
Year of the Dog (e.g. 2006)
wolfdog
dog meat
(Internet slang) to go away / to slink off / (transliteration of "go die", possibly from 去死)
hot dog (loanword)
to walk a dog
melodramatic / contrived
canine excrement / dog poo / bullshit
black bear / coward
radar detector (slang)
wild dog / feral dog / stray dog
bullshit / nonsense
doghouse / kennel
(Internet slang) to be dog-tired
Pekingese / Pekinese
to act like a snob
hunting dog / hound / (fig.) running dog / lackey
to imitate the dog and steal chicken (idiom) / to pilfer / to dally with women / to have affairs
fur seal
hunting dog
paparazzi
pig-dog (intended as insult) / Schweinhund
hyena
dog paddle (swimming style) / doggy style (sex position)
Formosan mountain dog, a breed native to Taiwan
Chinese shar-pei (dog breed)
pekingese (dog) / (fig.) sycophant / lackey
unexpected success / Lucky bastard! (slang)
Dalmatian (dog breed)
lit. to hang a sheep's head while selling dog meat (idiom) / fig. to cheat / dishonest advertising / wicked deeds carried out under banner of virtue
lackey / henchman / to kiss up to
(insult) brigand / swindler
(bird species of China) crested kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris)
Year 11, year of the Dog (e.g. 2006)
dog hole / gap caused by missing teeth / fig. den of thieves
paparazzi
any Tom, Dick or Harry / anyone (contemptuous)
dog hole wide open (idiom); fig. gap caused by missing teeth (used mockingly)
a cornered dog will jump over the wall (idiom) / to be driven to desperate action
golden retriever (dog breed) / Cibotium barometz, Asian tropical tree fern with hairy fronds (used in TCM)
to take a dog for a walk
a pack of rogues (idiom); a gang of scoundrels
worse than a dog or pig / lower than low
kingfisher
dog's leg / fig. one who follows a villain / henchman / hired thug
lit. to pour dog's blood on (idiom) / fig. torrent of abuse
lit. fucked or spawned by a dog / contemptible / lousy, fucking
lit. heart of wolf and lungs of dog (idiom) / cruel and unscrupulous
lit. to beat a drowning dog (idiom) / fig. to pulverize an (already defeated) enemy / to hit sb when he's down
kennel
dogskin plaster, used in TCM for treating contusions, rheumatism etc / quack medicine / sham goods
lit. to use a dog's tail as a substitute for sable fur (idiom) / fig. a worthless sequel to a masterpiece
beast (derog.)
(coll.) puppy / (derog.) son of a bitch
a couple engaged in an illicit love affair / a cheating couple
(idiom) to pose / to put on airs
lit. a dog can't stop himself from eating shit (idiom) / fig. bad habits are hard to change
incoherent (writing or speech) / nonsensical / a load of crap
a dog threatens based on master's power (idiom); to use one's position to bully others
son of a bitch / damn bastard
crowing like a cock and stealing like a dog (idiom) / bag of tricks / useful talents
lit. a dog who catches mice / to be meddlesome (idiom)
son of a bitch
lit. to boil the hound once it caught the rabbit (idiom) / fig. to get rid of sb once he has served his purpose
in pieces
if you marry a chicken follow the chicken, if you marry a dog follow the dog (idiom)
torrent of abuse (idiom)
Pekingese (dog breed)
(derog.) inept advisor / a good-for-nothing adviser / one who offers bad advice
piece of shit / scumbag
stray dog
extremely daring (idiom) / foolhardy
lit. (cloud shapes) changing from a white shirt to a gray dog (idiom) / fig. the impermanence of all things
badger / CL: 隻|只
a dog biting Lü Dongbin (idiom) / to ill reward a person's kindness
bark / CL: 聲|声 / to bark
to overreact / melodramatic
there's no place like home (idiom)
a skulk of foxes, a pack of dogs (idiom) / a gang of rogues
no ivory comes from the mouth of a dog (idiom) / no good words are to be expected from a scoundrel
dog-eat-dog / dogfight
to lead the dog into the village (idiom) / to introduce a potential source of trouble
native dog / mole cricket (colloquial word for agricultural pest Gryllotalpa 螻蛄|蝼蛄)
(bird species of China) pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
Gou Quan - "Dog Fist" - Martial Art
a son won't abandon his mother for being ugly, just as a dog won't abandon its owner for being poor (proverb)
pug (breed of dog)
lit. to point at the chicken while scolding the dog (idiom) / fig. to make indirect criticisms
dissolute companions / disreputable comrades
lit. a dog who catches mice (idiom) / fig. to be meddlesome
lit. the dog that bites does not show its fangs (idiom) / fig. You can't tell the really dangerous enemy from his external appearance.

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