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  *欲* | 欲* | *欲
to wish for / to desire / variant of 慾|欲
desire / longing / appetite / craving
HSK 6
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  *慾* | 慾* | *慾
desire / appetite / passion / lust / greed
lust / desire / sensual
appetite
to follow one's heart's desires / to do as one pleases (idiom)
sexual desire / lust
want to stop but can't (idiom) / to be unable to stop oneself / to feel an urge to continue
to begin to stir (idiom) / to get restless / to become threatening
lust
sex-crazed woman
carnal desire
to do whatever one pleases
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
to suppress desire / self-restraint / asceticism
to be eager to give sth a try (idiom)
heartbroken / inconsolable
lit. ready to appear at the call (idiom) / fig. on the verge of coming out into the open / (of a person's choice etc) on the point of being disclosed / (of an artistic depiction) vividly portrayed
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
to be so in pain as to not want to live / to be so grieved as to wish one were dead
to want to say sth but then hesitate
drowsy / sleepy (idiom)
to drool with desire (idiom); to envy / to hunger for
lust
almost / nearly going to
to desire / wants / appetites
In order to capture, one must let loose. / to loosen the reins only to grasp them better
desire
trying to hide it makes it more conspicuous (idiom); A cover up only makes matters worse.
sexual desire / lust
desire for good food
ocean of lust (Buddhist term) / worldly desires
lit. the trees long for peace but the wind will never cease (idiom) / fig. the world changes, whether you want it or not
to anxiously await
greed / avarice / rapacious / avid
lit. fluently saying all one wants (idiom); to preach freely on one's favorite topic / to hold forth to one's heart's content
What you don't want done to you, don't do to others. (idiom, from the Confucian analects) / Do as you would be done by. / Do not do to others what you would not have them do to you.
Kama Sutra
to indulge in debauchery
tottering / on the verge of collapse
desire for knowledge
to be keen to ... / to be anxious to ...
(suffix) replete (with moisture) / glistening / plump and tender / lovely / alluring
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / don't try to run before you can walk
burning with desire
cupidity
beastly desire
to sate one's lust
whatever you like / to do as one pleases
oral stage (psychology)
If you want to condemn sb, don't worry about the pretext (idiom, from Zuozhuan 左傳|左传); one can always trump up a charge against sb / Give a dog a bad name, then hang him.
lust
to have a splitting headache (idiom)
material desire / craving for material things
selfish desire
asceticism
blinded by greed (idiom)
bottomless pit of desire (idiom); insatiable greed / carnal cravings are never satisfied and are a main obstruction on the path to enlightenment
orgasm
to indulge in a life of luxury (idiom); extreme extravagance
lit. storm clouds approach / troubles lie ahead (idiom)
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / also written 慾速則不達|欲速则不达
anal stage (psychology)
sexual object
to be on the verge of eruption (idiom) / (of the sun) to emerge in all its brilliance
to follow lustful desires
to wish one were dead (idiom) / (fig.) to be in seventh heaven
lit. I'm drunk and would like to sleep (idiom) / (used to indicate one's sincere and straightforward nature)
to give way to one's beastly lust
obsessed by a craving for power / power-hungry
the world of material desires (Buddhism)
variant of 欲取姑與|欲取姑与 / to make concessions for the sake of future gains (idiom)
wishing for profit, but causing loss (idiom); good intentions that lead to disaster / It all ends in tears.
cupidity
ear-splitting (idiom); deafening
to try to rouse oneself but lack the strength (idiom)
Tonyukuk (died c. 724 AD)
to make concessions for the sake of future gains (idiom)
lit. to drool with desire (idiom) / fig. to hunger for / greedy
lechery springs from warmth and nourishment, kleptomania springs from hunger and cold (idiom)


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