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tiger / CL: 隻|只
HSK 4
careless / sloppy / negligent / skimpy
HSK 4
to wolf down one's food (idiom); to devour ravenously / to gorge oneself
HSK 6
(coll.) eye tooth (maxillary canine tooth)
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tiger / CL: 隻|只
Land Rover
White Tiger (the seven mansions of the west sky) / (slang) hairless female genitalia
Year of the Tiger (e.g. 2010)
Hulin, county-level city in Jixi 雞西|鸡西, Heilongjiang
outstanding people / water and fire (in Daoist writing)
Yahoo, Internet portal
the Bocca Tigris, a narrow strait in the Pearl River Delta, Guangdong / Humen Town 虎門鎮|虎门镇
slot machine
valiant general
tiger's den / dangerous place / the web between the thumb and forefinger of a hand
Huqiu district of Suzhou city 蘇州市|苏州市, Jiangsu
to glare like a tiger watching his prey (idiom) / to eye covetously
Boston ivy or Japanese creeper (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
gecko / house lizard
lit. the fox exploits the tiger's might (idiom); fig. to use powerful connections to intimidate people
fierce tiger
tiger cub / brave young man
lit. the dragon wars, the tiger battles (idiom); fierce battle between giants
stumbling block
careless / casual / vague / not so bad / so-so / tolerable / fair
lit. lively dragon and animated tiger (idiom) / fig. vigorous and lively
paper tiger
lit. tiger's head, snake's tail (idiom); fig. a strong start but weak finish
vigorous / formidable / strong
fight between powerful contenders
lit. like wolves and tigers / ruthless
to subdue a tiger / fig. to prevail over sinister forces
lit. newborn calves do not fear tigers (idiom) / fig. the young are fearless
vise
hot spell during autumn / Indian summer
back of a tiger and waist of a bear / tough and stocky build
if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfway
to act as accomplice to the tiger / to help a villain do evil (idiom)
lit. dragon soaring and tiger leaping (idiom) / fig. prosperous and bustling / vigorous and active
to lure the tiger from its domain in the mountains (idiom) / to lure an enemy away from his territory
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, movie by Ang Lee 李安
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
lit. dragon's pool and tiger's den (idiom) / fig. dangerous place / hostile territory
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries
lit. to nurture a tiger invites calamity / fig. to indulge one's enemy is asking for trouble (idiom)
budgerigar
lit. the mountain can't have two tigers (idiom) / fig. this town ain't big enough for the two of us / (of two rivals) to be fiercely competitive
Tang Bohu or Tang Yin 唐寅 (1470-1523), Ming painter and poet, one of Four great southern talents of the Ming 江南四大才子
to turn pale at the mention of a tiger (idiom) / to be scared at the mere mention of
tiger tally (a two-piece object made in the shape of a tiger, used in ancient China as proof of authority. One half of a tally could be issued to a military officer and this would be matched with the other half when verification was required.)
man with a big smile and evil intentions
lit. coiled dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
killer whale (Orcinus orca)
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom) / fig. talented individuals in hiding / concealed talent
White Tiger Hall, a Han dynasty palace hall in which the famous Virtuous Discussions Held in White Tiger Hall 白虎通德論|白虎通德论 were held under the aegis of Han Emperor Zhang 漢章帝|汉章帝
like a hungry tiger pouncing on its prey
a deliberate show of strength as a warning
three men talking makes a tiger (idiom); repeated rumor becomes a fact
two tigers fight (idiom); fig. a dispute between two powerful adversaries / a battle of the giants
Huwei town in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods (1975-), American golfer
jackals, wolves, tigers and panthers (idiom) / animals who are dangerous to man and cattle / fierce and cruel people
to vanquish dragons and tigers (idiom)
How do you catch the tiger cub without entering the tiger's lair? (idiom); Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
in the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king (idiom) / (depending on the source, the last word is either 大王 or 大王)
lit. where tigers crouch and dragons coil (idiom); fig. forbidding terrain
tyrannical government is fiercer than a tiger (idiom)
lit. drawing a tiger using a cat as a model (idiom); fig. to follow a model and get things more or less right but without capturing the spirit of the subject / uninspired imitation
lit. to escape from the tiger's mouth (idiom) / fig. to narrowly escape death
name of "tiger" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 141) / see also
lit. father a lion, son cannot be a dog (honorific); With a distinguished father such as you, the son is sure to do well. / like father, like son
to play dumb / to slack off (idiom)
lit. fight tigers with one's bare hands and wade across raging rivers (idiom) / fig. to display foolhardy courage
Rear a tiger and court disaster. (idiom); fig. if you're too lenient with sb, he will damage you later / to cherish a snake in one's bosom
(coll.) jumping spider
lit. to let the tiger return to the mountain; fig. to store up future calamities
lit. to stroke the tiger's whiskers / to do sth very daring
lit. like a tiger that has grown wings / with redoubled power (idiom)
to try to draw a tiger but end up with a likeness of a dog (idiom) / to try to do sth overambitious and end up botching it
crouching tiger / fig. major figure in hiding / concealed talent
if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfway
lit. where tigers crouch and dragons coil (idiom); fig. forbidding terrain
to beat a tiger from the front door, only to have a wolf come in at the back (idiom); fig. facing one problem after another
lit. the heart of a sheep in the skin of a tiger (idiom) / fig. impressive in appearance but lacking in substance / braggart
Tamil Tigers
(bird species of China) chestnut-headed bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti)
(bird species of China) blue-tailed bee-eater (Merops philippinus)
Huwei town in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
muddle-headed
cholera (loanword)
(dialect) shrike / Taiwan pr. [hu3 bu5 la1]
sit on the mountain and watch the tigers fight / watch in safety whilst others fight then reap the rewards when both sides are exhausted (idiom)
fierce animals
to beat a tiger from the front door, only to have a wolf come in at the back (idiom); fig. facing one problem after another
Hulin, county-level city in Jixi 雞西|鸡西, Heilongjiang
jumping spider (family Salticidae)
cholera (loanword)
if two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if you start a war, someone is bound to get hurt
slot machine
Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)

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