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tiger / CL: 隻|只
HSK 4
careless / sloppy / negligent / skimpy
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to wolf down one's food (idiom); to devour ravenously / to gorge oneself
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tiger / CL: 隻|只
Huwei town in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
slot machine
lit. lively dragon and animated tiger (idiom) / fig. vigorous and lively
valiant general
Huwei town in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
to glare like a tiger watching his prey (idiom) / to eye covetously
Liu Bei's five great generals in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, namely: Guan Yu 關羽|关羽, Zhang Fei 張飛|张飞, Zhao Yun 趙雲|赵云, Ma Chao 馬超|马超, Huang Zhong 黃忠|黄忠
stumbling block
paper tiger
the Bocca Tigris, a narrow strait in the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong / Humen Town 虎門鎮|虎门镇
(coll.) eye tooth (maxillary canine tooth)
Tang Bohu or Tang Yin 唐寅 (1470-1523), Ming painter and poet, one of Four great southern talents of the Ming 江南四大才子
White Tiger (the seven mansions of the west sky) / (slang) hairless female genitalia
Flying Tigers, US airmen in China during World War Two / Hong Kong nickname for police special duties unit
budgerigar
Hulin county level city in Jixi 雞西|鸡西, Heilongjiang
outstanding people / water and fire (in Daoist writing)
vise / pincer pliers
gecko / house lizard
Land Rover
lit. tiger's head, snake's tail (idiom); fig. a strong start but weak finish
careless / casual / vague / not so bad / so-so / tolerable / fair
Shi Hu (295-349), emperor of Later Zhao 後趙|后赵
leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) / sculpted stone tiger installed at the tomb of revered figures in ancient times to ward off evil spirits
vise
lit. the fox exploits the tiger's might (idiom); fig. to use powerful connections to intimidate people
lit. the dragon wars, the tiger battles (idiom); fierce battle between giants
lit. like wolves and tigers / ruthless
fight between powerful contenders
Tiger Brand (beer)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, movie by Ang Lee 李安
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
hornet
vigorous / formidable / strong
a deliberate show of strength as a warning
sit on the mountain and watch the tigers fight / watch in safety whilst others fight then reap the rewards when both sides are exhausted (idiom)
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods (1975-), American golfer
man with a big smile and evil intentions
fierce tiger
Year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)
three men talking makes a tiger (idiom); repeated rumor becomes a fact
Boston ivy or Japanese creeper (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
hot spell during autumn / Indian summer
(dialect) shrike / Taiwan pr. [hu3 bu5 la1]
tiger cub / brave young man
tiger's den / dangerous place / the web between the thumb and forefinger of a hand
tigress / (fig.) fierce woman / vixen
back of a tiger and waist of a bear / tough and stocky build
lit. dragon soaring and tiger leaping (idiom) / fig. prosperous and bustling / vigorous and active
if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfway
saber-toothed tiger
see 刈包
killer whale (Orcinus orca)
Huqiu district of Suzhou city 蘇州市|苏州市, Jiangsu
tiger tally (a two-piece object made in the shape of a tiger, used in ancient China as proof of authority. One half of a tally could be issued to a military officer and this would be matched with the other half when verification was required.)
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
slot machine
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
lit. to nurture a tiger invites calamity / fig. to indulge one's enemy is asking for trouble (idiom)
lit. newborn calves do not fear tigers (idiom) / fig. the young are fearless
to play dumb / to slack off (idiom)
crouching tiger / fig. major figure in hiding / concealed talent
jackals, wolves, tigers and panthers (idiom) / animals who are dangerous to man and cattle / fierce and cruel people
to turn pale at the mention of a tiger (idiom) / to be scared at the mere mention of
lit. a new-born calf has no fear of the tiger (idiom) / fig. the fearlessness of youth
liger, hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress
Yang Hucheng (1893-1949), Chinese warlord and Nationalist general
Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Jinsha River 金沙江 in Lijiang Naxi autonomous county 麗江納西族自治縣|丽江纳西族自治县, Yunnan
goby (flat fish, Gobiidae)
two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries / a battle of the giants
Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
to vanquish dragons and tigers (idiom)
to take a fierce look
lit. drawing a tiger using a cat as a model (idiom); fig. to follow a model and get things more or less right but without capturing the spirit of the subject / uninspired imitation
variant of 琥珀
Huqiu district of Suzhou city 蘇州市|苏州市, Jiangsu
Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia)
Humen Town, also known as Taiping 太平, a town within Dongguan prefecture-level city 東莞市|东莞市, Guangdong
tiger bone (used in TCM)
see 艾鼬
lit. to fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind (idiom) / fig. to be full of needless fears / reds under the beds
lit. to let the tiger return to the mountain; fig. to store up future calamities
Hulin county level city in Jixi 雞西|鸡西, Heilongjiang
lit. fight tigers with one's bare hands and wade across raging rivers (idiom) / fig. to display foolhardy courage
South China Tiger
Old Barag banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
"Tiger Vegetable Salad," Northeast China dish usually consisting of hot pepper, cucumber, cilantro and leek
in the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king
to escape from the tiger's mouth (idiom) / to have a narrow escape
lit. where tigers crouch and dragons coil (idiom); fig. forbidding terrain
Year 3, year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)
The Tiger tablet, Yuan dynasty play by Li Zhifu 李直夫
lit. to stroke the tiger's whiskers / to do sth very daring
New Barag left banner in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔, Inner Mongolia
Hei Hu Quan - "Black Tiger Fist" - Martial Art

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