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dream / CL: 場|场, 個|个 / (bound form) to dream
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an ideal / a dream / ideal / perfect
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circle / round / circular / spherical / (of the moon) full / unit of Chinese currency (yuan) / tactful / to make consistent and whole (the narrative of a dream or a lie)
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(fig.) to dream of / dream
HSK 5
to weave / to knit / to plait / to braid / (fig.) to create (sth abstract, e.g. a dream, a lie etc)
HSK 6
dream / illusion / reverie
cherished desire / dream / craving / wish / aspiration
Duke of Zhou (11th c. BC), son of King Wen of Zhou 周文王, played an important role as regent in founding the Western Zhou 西周, and is also known as the "God of Dreams"
to dream / to have a dream / fig. illusion / fantasy / pipe dream
Chinese Dream (i.e. the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation), term associated with Xi Jinping 習近平|习近平
in a dream
to fulfill one's dream / (divination) to predict the future by interpreting a dream / oneiromancy
lit. that person / fig. the person you have been looking for / Mr Right / the girl of one's dreams
A Dream of Red Mansions (first completed edition 1791) by Cao Xueqin 曹雪芹, one of the four great novels
to dream about (sth or sb) / to see in a dream
to sleepwalk / to journey in a dream
to dream / to sleep
to yearn for sth even in one's dreams (idiom) / to long for sth day and night
old dreams
Prospect Garden / Grand View Garden, a garden in Dream of the Red Chamber
to accomplish one's ambition / a dream come true / to enjoy success
Lin Daiyu, female character in The Dream of Red Mansions, cousin and thwarted lover of Jia Baoyu 賈寶玉|贾宝玉
spring dream / short-lived illusion / erotic dream
fantasy / illusion / dream
nocturnal emission / wet dream
fast asleep / dreaming
the land of dreams / slumberland
a dream come true
to be fascinated / to be rapt / to long for / to dream of
to awaken from a dream
Dream Pool Essays by Shen Kuo 沈括, book on various fields of knowledge, the first to describe the magnetic needle compass
(of dreams, hopes etc) to vanish / to evaporate / (of a person) to become disillusioned / disillusionment
Jia Baoyu, male character in The Dream of Red Mansions, in love with his cousin Lin Daiyu 林黛玉 but obliged to marry Xue Baochai 薛寶釵|薛宝钗
pleasant and romantic dream
lunatic ravings / nonsense / pipe dream
fantasy / illusion / vain dream
lit. to share the same bed with different dreams (idiom); ostensible partners with different agendas / strange bedfellows / marital dissension
Midsummer night's dream, comedy by William Shakespeare 莎士比亞|莎士比亚
horse race / to ride a horse at a fast pace / (dialect) wet dream
The Story of the Stone, another name for A Dream of Red Mansions 紅樓夢|红楼梦
the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature, namely: A Dream of Red Mansions 紅樓夢|红楼梦, Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义, Water Margin 水滸傳|水浒传, Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记
life is but a dream (idiom)
grand dreams / unrealistic ideas (idiom)
(coll.) the girl of your dreams
"Redology", academic field devoted to the study of A Dream of Red Mansions
Xue Baochai, female character in Dream of Red Mansions, married to Jia Baoyu 賈寶玉|贾宝玉
lit. a dream of Nanke / fig. dreams of grandeur
dream of golden millet / fig. illusions of wealth and power / pipe dream
illusion (Buddhism) / pipe dream
wet dream / nocturnal emission (ejaculation)
One world - one dream, motto of 2008 Beijing Olympic games
Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子 dreams of a butterfly (or is it the butterfly dreaming of Zhuangzi?)
lucid dream
sweet dream / sleeping soundly
to revive old dreams (idiom); to relive past experiences
to daydream / wishful thinking / pipe dream
(Tw) to dream of having (sth one cannot possibly have) / to covet (sth beyond one's grasp) / (from Taiwanese 數想, Tai-lo pr. [siàu-siūnn])
a beautiful dream is hard to realize (idiom)
to analyze dreams (for fortune-telling)
if one is too calculating, it will be the cause of one's own undoing (famous line in "A Dream of Red Mansions" 紅樓夢|红楼梦)
to dream of / to dream about
lit. the fairy is willing, but King Xiang doesn't dream (idiom) / (said of a woman's unrequited love)
to concoct / to dream up
Shen Kuo (1031-1095), Chinese polymath, scientist and statesman of Song dynasty, author of Dream Pool Essays 夢溪筆談|梦溪笔谈
in your dreams! / as if! / You wish! / I wish that were so
Cao Xueqin (c. 1715-c. 1764), accepted author of A Dream of Red Mansions 紅樓夢|红楼梦
dream of golden millet / fig. illusions of wealth and glory / pipe dream


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