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


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