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  *渴* | 渴* | *渴
thirsty
HSK 3
thirsty
hungry and thirsty / (fig.) to crave (knowledge, love etc)
to quench
condition characterized by thirst, hunger, frequent urination and weight loss, identified in TCM with type 2 diabetes
to hunger for sth (idiom); eagerly / to long for sth
lit. drinking poison in the hope of quenching one's thirst (idiom) / fig. a supposed remedy that only makes matters worse
lit. to quench one's thirst by thinking of plums (idiom) / fig. to console oneself with illusions
parched / dry mouth
lit. distant water does not cure present thirst; fig. urgent need / a slow remedy does not address immediate needs
to allay one's hunger and slake one's thirst (idiom)


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