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to sell / to betray / to spare no effort / to show off or flaunt
HSK 2
to sell / to peddle / to traffic
HSK 6
to offer for sale / to sell / to sell out or betray
HSK 6
to sell strongly / to be in great demand
seller
buying and selling / business / business transactions / CL: 樁|桩,
to auction / auction sale / to sell at a reduced price
to have a sale / sale
monopoly / exclusive right to trade
(of a restaurant) to provide a takeout or home delivery meal / takeout (business) / takeout (meal)
to sell / to reach (a price in an auction)
specialty store
to sell
(slang) to act cute
to resell
selling point
market / store / mall (usually specializing in a particular product category such as furniture)
to sell off / to get rid of in a sale
auction / CL: 場|场
kiosk / snack counter / retail department or section inside a larger business
seller (in contracts)
butcher / meat merchant
to be sold out
to resell at a profit / to speculate
to sell off (one's property)
to work hard / to do one's very best / to throw oneself into the task at hand
to mark down (the price of goods) / to sell off cheap
prostitution / to prostitute oneself
to prostitute oneself / to sell oneself into slavery
jumble sale (for good cause) / charity bazaar
hypermarket / large warehouse-like self-service retail store
vending machine
to sell short (finance)
to hawk (one's wares) / to peddle
to show off / to make a display of
selling price
human trafficking / to abduct and sell / to kidnap and sell
furniture store / furniture mall
outward appearance / demeanor
shumai (shao mai) steamed dumpling / also written 燒麥|烧麦
to throw one's life in for / to haplessly give one's life for / to sacrifice oneself torturously working for another or for a group / to pour in one's utmost effort / to shed one's last ounce of strength for
to keep listeners in suspense (in storytelling) / to keep people on tenterhooks
to play the fool (idiom) / to feign madness
to sell cheaply / sacrifice / low price / discount sale
to be willing to sacrifice everything one has (idiom)
to buy and sell / to do business / to trade / to deal
to overbook (e.g. airline seats) / to oversell
promotional event / sale
to betray one's country
(of a movie, show etc) to attract large audiences
to force sb to buy or sell / to trade using coercion
The Old Charcoal Seller, poem by Tang poet Bai Juyi 白居易
to consign for sale
trafficking in human beings
lit. to hang a sheep's head while selling dog meat (idiom) / fig. to cheat / dishonest advertising / wicked deeds carried out under banner of virtue
seller
traitor
what has (he) got up (his) sleeve? / what's going on?
to be sold out / to be out of stock
a one-off, short-sighted deal / a one-shot, all-out attempt
to steal sth and sell it
to work as a good-time girl / to prostitute oneself
clearance sale / fire sale
(vulgar) your mom's a prostitute (from Sichuan pronunciation of 媽賣屄|妈卖屄)
to make a living doing manual labor / to give sth all one's got
to engage in prostitution
to sell illicitly / to bootleg / to sell privately
Yomiuri Shimbun (Japanese newspaper)
to feign an opening in order to hoodwink the opponent (in a fight, combat etc)
buying and selling of official positions
to press-gang sb and sell into slavery
hawking / street vending
lit. to fry and sell on the spot / fig. (of fresh graduates) to apply the still-fresh knowledge gained in school
bazaar
to make a hard living as unskilled laborer
to betray
to peddle / to hawk (pirate goods)
to sell at marked price / to sell by tender
to buy and sell at a profit / to speculate
to flaunt a skill / to give display to one's ability / to show off a feat / to vaunt one's tricks
every potter praises his own pot (idiom) / all one's geese are swans
to do trade as a fortune teller
to exert flirtatious allure / to entice coquettishly
to play stupid / to act like an idiot
to resell at a profit
to solicit a bribe / to accept a bribe
buying and selling on speculation
to speculate / to play the market / (fig.) to sell hot air / to swindle people by posing as a reputable operator
to show deference to sb by obliging them (or by obliging sb associated with them)
hot-selling property
auctioneer / auction house
to have benefited from sth but pretend otherwise / to claim to be hard done by, even though one has benefited
to sell at a big discount
to curry favor by showing obeisance (idiom)
Dutch auction / descending-price auction
if an official does not put the people first, he might as well go home and sell sweet potatoes
to sell while it's still hot (idiom); fig. in a great hurry to publish or sell (and no time to improve the product)
treason
lit. the child sells the father's farm without regret (idiom) / fig. to sell one's inheritance without a second thought for how hard one's forebears worked for it
monopoly
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