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  *干* | 干* | *干
surname Gan
  *干* | 干* | *干
dry / clean / in vain / dried food / foster / adoptive / to ignore
clean / neat
to dry (of weather, paint, cement etc) / desiccation / dull / uninteresting / arid
dry goods / dried fruit, nuts etc
  *乾* | 乾* | *乾
old variant of
  *乾* | 乾* | *乾
surname Qian
  *乾* | 乾* | *乾
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing heaven / male principle // ancient Chinese compass point: 315° (northwest)
  *乾* | 乾* | *乾
variant of
Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799), sixth Qing emperor, princely title 寶親王|宝亲王, personal name 弘曆|弘历, reigned 1735-1799
dried vegetable
to dry over a stove
biscuit / cracker / cookie / CL: , 塊|块
yin and yang / heaven and earth / the universe
straightforward / clear-cut / blunt (e.g. statement) / you might as well / simply
to dry in the sun
clothes dryer
drought / arid / dry
dried fruit / dry fruits (nuts etc)
to dry clean / dry cleaning
Jianggan district of Hangzhou city 杭州市, Zhejiang
dry powder
Qian County in Xianyang 咸陽|咸阳, Shaanxi
a drier
Qian'an county in Songyuan 松原, Jilin
rations (to take on expedition)
dried beef / jerky / charqui
drysuit (diving)
smoked bean curd
Jianggan district of Hangzhou city 杭州市, Zhejiang
withered / dried up
to air-dry / to season (timber etc) / air-dried / air-drying
to dry by the sun
adoptive mother (traditional adoption, i.e. without legal ramifications)
to stir-fry with oil only (no addition of water)
sandwich cookie / (jocularly) sb who is caught between two opposing parties / sb who is between the hammer and the anvil
dry and rough (skin) / hoarse (voice) / dry and heavy (style)
adoptive father (traditional adoption, i.e. without legal ramifications)
dry ice (i.e. frozen CO2) / CL: 塊|块
dried ginger
dry and clean / clear and fresh
to drink a toast / Cheers! (proposing a toast) / Here's to you! / Bottoms up! / lit. dry cup
hot dry noodles
lit. dry mouth and tongue (idiom); to talk too much
lit. to upend heaven and earth (idiom) / fig. to change the course of events / to turn things around
(of dry soil, skin etc) to crack / to chap
to dry up
to worry helplessly
squeaky clean / neat and tidy / efficient
conpoy / dried scallop
adopted daughter (traditional adoption, i.e. without legal ramifications)
soda biscuit / cracker
dried shrimps
to blow-dry
to retch
raisin / dried grape
wafer / wafer cookie
to wipe dry
mummy / dried corpse
thoroughly (idiom) / completely / one and all / very clean
dry eye / xerophthalmia (drying of the tear glands, often due to lack of vitamin A)
dried out / wizened / shriveled
to dry in the shade
a system of payment partly in kind and partly in cash
Xiao Qian (1910-1999), Mongolian-born, Cambridge-educated journalist active during Second World War in Europe, subsequently famous author and translator
dry / parched / dull / insipid
to watch helplessly
(of speech or actions) direct and efficient / without fooling around
Qianling at Xianyang 咸陽市|咸阳市 in Shaanxi, burial site of third Tang emperor 高宗 and empress Wuzetian 武則天|武则天
to give a hollow laugh / to force a smile / forced laugh / CL: 聲|声
to wait in vain / to sit around waiting
Qian'an county in Songyuan 松原, Jilin
to dry out / to dry completely
thieving / light-fingered / prone to stealing
to carbonize / dry distillation / carbonization
parched / dry mouth
to dry over a fire / to roast
adopted son (traditional adoption, i.e. without legal ramifications)
cooked and dried rice
booming and golden age of Qing dynasty (from Kang Xi to Qian Long emperors)
Aridosols (Chinese Soil Taxonomy)
strong in appearance but weak in reality (idiom)
smell of mother's milk not yet dried (idiom); immature and inexperienced / still wet behind the ears
(coll.) to be incompetent / useless / good-for-nothing
unclean / filthy / foul-mouthed
fried beans, Sichuan style
dry-fried potato slices (Chinese dish)
to drain / to run dry
to cry out loud without tears
adoptive mother (traditional adoption, i.e. without legal ramifications)
lit. overturning heaven and earth (idiom); earth-shattering / a radical change
clean and efficient / neat and tidy

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