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  *出* | 出* | *出
to go out / to come out / to occur / to produce / to go beyond / to rise / to put forth / to happen / (used after a verb to indicate an outward direction or a positive result) / classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc
  *去* | 去* | *去
to go / to go to (a place) / (of a time etc) last / just passed / to send / to remove / to get rid of / to reduce / to be apart from in space or time / to die (euphemism) / to play (a part) / (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do sth / (after a verb of motion indicates movement away from the speaker) / (used after certain verbs to indicate detachment or separation)
  *玩* | 玩* | *玩
to play / to have fun / to trifle with / toy / sth used for amusement / curio or antique (Taiwan pr. [wan4]) / to keep sth for entertainment
  *打* | 打* | *打
to beat / to strike / to hit / to break / to type / to mix up / to build / to fight / to fetch / to make / to tie up / to issue / to shoot / to calculate / to play (a game) / since / from
  *回* | 回* | *回
to circle / to go back / to turn around / to answer / to return / to revolve / Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims) / time / classifier for acts of a play / section or chapter (of a classic book)
  *片* | 片* | *片
thin piece / flake / a slice / film / TV play / to slice / to carve thin / partial / incomplete / one-sided / classifier for slices, tablets, tract of land, area of water / classifier for CDs, movies, DVDs etc / used with numeral : classifier for scenario, scene, feeling, atmosphere, sound etc
game / CL: 場|场 / to play
  *拉* | 拉* | *拉
to pull / to play (a bowed instrument) / to drag / to draw / to chat
  *裝* | 裝* | *裝
adornment / to adorn / dress / clothing / costume (of an actor in a play) / to play a role / to pretend / to install / to fix / to wrap (sth in a bag) / to load / to pack
  *彈* | 彈* | *彈
to pluck (a string) / to play (a string instrument) / to spring or leap / to shoot (e.g. with a catapult) / (of cotton) to fluff or tease / to flick / to flip / to accuse / to impeach / elastic (of materials)
play / show / performance / exhibition / to perform / to act / to demonstrate / CL: 場|场
  *飾* | 飾* | *飾
decoration / ornament / to decorate / to adorn / to hide / to conceal (a fault) / excuse (to hide a fault) / to play a role (in opera) / to impersonate
  *演* | 演* | *演
to develop / to evolve / to practice / to perform / to play / to act
  *弄* | 弄* | *弄
to do / to manage / to handle / to play with / to fool with / to mess with / to fix / to toy with
  *操* | 操* | *操
to grasp / to hold / to operate / to manage / to control / to steer / to exercise / to drill (practice) / to play / to speak (a language)
to play the role of / to act
to act on / to affect / action / function / activity / impact / result / effect / purpose / intent / to play a role / corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization / CL: 個|个
  *吹* | 吹* | *吹
to blow / to play a wind instrument / to blast / to puff / to boast / to brag / to end in failure / to fall through
  *踢* | 踢* | *踢
to kick / to play (e.g. soccer) / (slang) butch (in a lesbian relationship)
to play around / to disport oneself
to act (in a play) / to perform / to put on (a performance) / performance / concert / show / CL: 場|场,
  *扮* | 扮* | *扮
to disguise oneself as / to dress up / to play (a role) / to put on (an expression)
to act / to play a part
to write a play / scenario / dramatist / screenwriter
  *耍* | 耍* | *耍
to play with / to wield / to act (cool etc) / to display (a skill, one's temper etc)
  *逗* | 逗* | *逗
to stay / to stop / to tease (play with) / amusing / short pause in reading aloud, equivalent to comma (also written 讀|读)
to screen (a movie) / to stage (a play) / a screening / a staging
to play (as children do) / to amuse oneself
(of a story etc) to unfold / to play out / to develop (a technique etc) / to enact / (logic) to deduce / to infer
to act the leading role (in a movie or a play) / to star / lead actor
premiere (of a play or film) / opening night / first-run / to premiere (a film)
to play a joke / to make fun of / to joke
supporting role (in play, film etc) / minor role / to play a secondary role (in business etc) / to play second fiddle
  *奏* | 奏* | *奏
to play music / to achieve / to present a memorial to the emperor (old)
to appear (on stage, in a show, in a photo etc) / to play (for a team) / to enter (arena or stage) / to send sb out (e.g. off the field for a foul)
  *挨* | 挨* | *挨
to suffer / to endure / to pull through (hard times) / to delay / to stall / to play for time / to dawdle
to play with / to toy with / to dally with / to engage in / to resort to
to direct (a film, play etc)
to play (musical instrument, esp. string)
to dramatize historical events / novel or play on historical theme
to play house (Tw)
to put on a play / to perform / fig. to pretend / to feign
to water down / to play down / to trivialize / to weaken / to become dull with time / to desalinate / desalination
to beat a drum / to play a drum / (fig.) to feel nervous
to play truant / to cut classes
to pick up girls / to play around with girls / to chase after girls
to watch a play / to watch passively (i.e. from the sidelines, from the crowd)
to play mahjong or cards
to play or strum a lute or other stringed instrument
to play ball / to play with a ball
to serve as / to act as / to play the role of
to sing and play (plucked string instrument)
to play (a card) / to make a move in a game
(to play) one's part / one's role / one's duty / (to stay within) one's bounds / dutiful / keeping to one's role
to turn around in one's hands / to play with / to fiddle with
  *撚* | 撚* | *撚
to play tricks on or toy with / delicate / exquisite (Cantonese)
to make mischief / to play tricks
to play hide-and-seek
to write and direct (a play, film etc) / playwright-director / choreographer-director / scenarist-director
to toss from side to side (e.g. sleeplessly) / to repeat sth over and over again / to torment sb / to play crazy / to squander (time, money)
to play mahjong
(of a play, movie etc) to begin
to play the leading role
to play chess
to play golf
to perform music / to play a tune
  *頑* | 頑* | *頑
mischievous / obstinate / to play / stupid / stubborn / naughty
(Chinese opera) to play a role outside of one's specialty / (modern) to play a transvestite role / to masquerade as an opponent
to get hyped up in front of an audience / (of children) to play up in front of guests
to play tricks on / to make fun of / to tease
(of a meteor etc) to streak across (the sky) / (of a searchlight, lightning etc) to play across (the sky)
to play house (Tw)
(acknowledged) place / a role to play / niche
to sketch in light shades / to play down / to deemphasize (idiom)
to play with fire
to play a critical role (idiom) / influential
to belittle / to disparage / to play down / to demean / to degrade / to devalue
to play the xiao 簫|箫 (mouth organ) / to beg while playing pipes; cf politician Wu Zixu 伍子胥, c. 520 BC destitute refugee in Wu town, 吳市吹簫|吴市吹箫 / to busk / virtuoso piper wins a beauty, cf 玉人吹簫|玉人吹箫 / (slang) fellatio / blowjob
to leave a message / to leave some empty space in a work of art / to leave idle moments (in one's life, a theater play etc)
to act stupid / to play dumb / to pretend to not know
to play go, chess etc
to play (wind instruments)
hopscotch / to play hopscotch
to play matchmaker / to act as a middleman
to play dirty tricks / to be up to mischief
to play golf
to play truant / to cut classes
to follow the rules / to do as instructed / to play by the book / to comply with a request
to act in a play / to put on a play
to do as one sees fit / to play it by ear (according to the circumstances)
to play yabao (a gambling game) / (fig.) to gamble on / to take one's chance / to try one's luck
art of politics / political tricks (often derog.) / power play / to play at politics / underhand trickery
to record and play (audio, video)
lit. find a stage, put on a comedy (idiom); to join in the fun / to play along according to local conditions
to play house
to play / to have fun / to hang out
to amuse oneself / to play with / to tease
lit. to play the lute to a cow (idiom) / fig. offering a treat to an unappreciative audience / to cast pearls before swine / caviar to the general / to preach to deaf ears / to talk over sb's head
to tease / to play tricks on
to step down gracefully (humble expression) / to concede defeat / to play second fiddle

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