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  *做* | 做* | *做
to do / to make / to produce / to write / to compose / to act as / to engage in / to hold (a party) / to be / to become / to function (in some capacity) / to serve as / to be used for / to form (a bond or relationship) / to pretend / to feign / to act a part / to put on appearance
see 作主
to put out / to issue
to work / to do manual labor
way of handling sth / method for making / work method / recipe / practice / CL: 個|个
to accomplish / to achieve
to prepare a meal / to cook
to be called / to be known as
to work / to handle matters / to have a job
to conduct oneself / to behave with integrity
to have something made to order
to act as / used erroneously for 作為|作为
to treat as / to regard as / to look upon as
to finish / to complete the task
to make an error
to dream / to have a dream / fig. illusion / fantasy / pipe dream
to be oneself
to work with one's hands / manual work / workmanship
to cook / cooking
arrogant / to put on airs / (business etc) to expand / to enlarge / to do sth on a big scale
to be a guest or visitor
to do business
to do one's work / to work on sb / to try to persuade sb
to make to order / to have sth made to order
to become a concubine
to make love
to regard as / to look upon as
affected / artificial
to tailor-make / tailor-made / tailored to / customized
market maker
to sell short (finance)
(slang) (of a woman) to work as a prostitute
to make an issue of sth / to fuss / to make a song and dance
to buy and sell / to do business / to trade / to deal
to try doing (sth) to see how well it turns out / to experiment
to do exercises / to do gymnastics
to act (in opera) / stage business
to make preparations
to do as instructed / to comply
to be as good as one's word (idiom) / to keep one's promise
to be called / to be known as
to act in a play / to put on a play
(slang) (of a man) to work as a prostitute
to study / to engage in scholarship
to take an official post / to become a government employee
to make a big fuss over a minor issue (idiom)
to put one's hand to sth / to set about / skillful hands / worker / writer
to manipulate dishonestly / to tamper with sth
to set up a teammate (with an opportunity to score) / to throw a game
to make (food) on the spot / freshly-made
way of doing sth / behavior / to act in an affected manner / mannerism / gestures in opera
to start a new life / to make a fresh start
happy to partake but not prepared to do any work (idiom) / all take and no give
to liken to / to compare to
to work for a living (esp. of woman needleworker) / life of a group of stones in Go 圍棋|围棋
to speak / to emit sound
to play tricks / to cheat / to get up to mischief / to become a ghost / to give up the ghost
to be called / to be referred to as
to do needlework
to feel guilty as a thief (idiom); to have sth on one's conscience
keep silent / not say a word
to act as host
to daydream / to indulge in wishful thinking
to turn into
to have nothing to do / to have time on one's hands
lit. to work like an ox, to work like a horse; fig. to work extremely hard
to go to extremes / to leave no room for maneuver
to pull a face / to grimace / to scowl
to work as spy / to act as a guide
to become related by marriage / to marry
to act as go-between (between prospective marriage partners etc)
to go to church on Sunday (of Christians)
afford / able to
to practice (work skills)
He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night. / Rest with a clear conscience.
all talk and no action (idiom) / to preach what one does not practice
to celebrate a child reaching the age of one month
to celebrate a birthday (of an elderly person)
to keep sb company / to accompany
lit. as a monk for today, toll today's bell (idiom) / fig. to do one's job mechanically / to hold a position passively
daring to act and courageous enough to take responsibility for it / a true man has the courage to accept the consequences of his actions / the buck stops here
to win honor / to put on a stern face / to have a facial (beauty treatment)
to be all talk and no action
to pray
to practice (work skills)
(jocularly) to sleep on the couch / to sleep in the living room
erhua variant of 做活
an honest person does not act surreptitiously (idiom)
lit. the raw rice is now cooked (idiom); fig. it is done and can't be changed / It's too late to change anything now. / also written 生米煮成熟飯|生米煮成熟饭
unaffected (i.e. behaving naturally)
to frown
to prepare a crib sheet / to crib / to cheat by copying
lit. would rather be a chicken's head than a phoenix's tail (idiom) / fig. to prefer to be a big fish in a small pond rather than a small fish in a big pond
if an official does not put the people first, he might as well go home and sell sweet potatoes
Saying is one thing, doing quite another (idiom)
daring to act and courageous enough to take responsibility for it (idiom) / a true man has the courage to accept the consequences of his actions / the buck stops here
to persuade using all possible arguments (idiom); to act good cop and bad cop in turn
erhua variant of 做伴
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