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cow's milk / CL: ,
HSK 2
jeans / CL: 條|条
HSK 5
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  *牛* | 牛* | *牛
surname Niu
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  *牛* | 牛* | *牛
ox / cow / bull / CL: 條|条, 頭|头 / newton (abbr. for 牛頓|牛顿) / (slang) awesome
cowboy
steak
calf / (coll.) lower-priced model of Lamborghini
Newton (name) / Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), British mathematician and physicist
newton (SI unit of force)
butter
milk cow / dairy cow
(coll.) leading light / true expert / badass
snail / Taiwan pr. [gua1 niu2]
bull market
kraft paper
psoriasis
avocado (Persea americana)
to talk big / to shoot off one's mouth / to chat (dialect)
beef
Taurus (star sign) / Jinniu district of Chengdu city 成都市, Sichuan
variant of 牛屄
ox / cattle / scalper of tickets etc / to fail to show up / to break a promise
brisket (esp. Cantonese) / belly beef / spongy meat from cow's underside and neighboring ribs / erroneously translated as sirloin
rhinoceros
Oxford (city in England)
Ox-Head, one of the two guardians of the underworld in Chinese mythology
ox head / ox-head shaped wine vessel
Cowherd of the folk tale Cowherd and Weaving maid 牛郎織女|牛郎织女 / Altair (star)
cowherd boy / (slang) male prostitute
Red Bull (energy drink)
variant of 牛屄
cattle pen
pure milk
(coll.) haughty / overbearing / (economics) bullish
bull
yak (Bos grunniens)
Altair (star) / Cowherd of the folk tale Cowherd and Weaving maid 牛郎織女|牛郎织女
morning glory (Pharbitis nil)
bullfrog
(coll.) leading light / superstar / badass / (coll.) higher-priced model of Lamborghini
Jinniu district of Chengdu city 成都市, Sichuan
cowhide / leather / fig. flexible and tough / boasting / big talk
calf
newton meter (Nm)
Gyuumao
tremendous strength (idiom)
(slang) really cool, awesome
beef noodle soup
University of Oxford
Cowherd and Weaving maid (characters in folk story) / separated lovers / Altair and Vega (stars)
Ongniud banner or Ongnuud khoshuu in Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
cow horn
Oxbridge / Cambridge and Oxford
dried beef / jerky / charqui
water buffalo
white-edged morning glory
cattle and sheep / livestock
ox hair (used as a metaphor for sth very numerous or sth fine and delicate)
to give a small demonstration of one's impressive skills (idiom)
aurochs (Bos primigenius), extinct wild ox
lit. an old cow eats young grass (idiom) / fig. a May-December relationship / a romance where the man is significantly older than the woman
porcino (Boletus edulis)
dairy farm
oxen and horses / beasts of burden / CL: 隻|只
lit. to penetrate into a bull's horn (idiom); fig. to waste time on an insoluble or insignificant problem / to bash one's head against a brick wall / a wild goose chase / a blind alley / to split hairs
steakhouse
lit. a clay ox enters the sea (idiom); fig. to disappear with no hope of returning
bison
lit. enough books to make a pack-ox sweat or to fill a house to the rafters (idiom); fig. many books
taurine
to be completely unrelated to one another (idiom) / irrelevant
bezoar
key point / crux / (old) Daoist (facetious)
(beef) tenderloin
Newtonian mechanics
Big Dipper and Altair (astronomy)
bullfighting
cowpox
without milk / black (of tea, coffee etc)
lit. newborn calves do not fear tigers (idiom) / fig. the young are fearless
lit. one hair from nine oxen (idiom) / fig. a drop in the ocean
Year of the Ox or Bull (e.g. 2009)
Ongniud banner or Ongnuud khoshuu in Chifeng 赤峰, Inner Mongolia
Funiu mountain range in southwest Henan, an eastern extension of Qinling range 秦嶺山脈|秦岭山脉, Shaanxi
lit. to work like an ox, to work like a horse; fig. to work extremely hard
to breathe heavily like an ox (idiom) / to huff and puff
lit. a bunch of flowers poked into a pile of manure / fig. a terrible shame (as when a lovely woman marries an odious man)
evil monsters / (fig.) bad characters / (political) bad elements
Niu'e Reef, disputed territory in the South China Sea, claimed by China, Vietnam and the Philippines, aka Whitsun Reef or Julian Felipe Reef
with milk / white (of tea, coffee etc)
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
gadfly (Tabanus bovinus)
to resort to bragging and flattering
don't use a sledgehammer on a nut / aquila non capit muscam
beef meatballs
as numerous as the hairs of an ox (idiom) / innumerable / countless
Longhorn beetle
manatee
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