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  *蛇* | 蛇* | *蛇
variant of
HSK 5
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  *蛇* | 蛇* | *蛇
snake / serpent / CL: 條|条
HSK 5
lit. draw legs on a snake (idiom); fig. to ruin the effect by adding sth superfluous / to overdo it
HSK 6
python / boa
head of a snake / human smuggler
Tale of the White Snake / Madame White Snake
Year of the Snake (e.g. 2001)
viper
snake skin
forest or meadow viper (Vipera russelii siamensis or similar)
cobra
lit. tiger's head, snake's tail (idiom); fig. a strong start but weak finish
S-shaped / serpentine / coiled like a snake
long-nosed pit viper (agkistrodon acutus)
snake venom
local bully / tyrant / regional mafia boss
lit. to pull a snake from its hole / to expose a malefactor (idiom)
single-line formation (army) / fig. long line
(slang) (pun on 神經病|神经病) crazy person / nutjob
rattlesnake
evil monsters / (fig.) bad characters / (political) bad elements
Shedao or Snake island in Bohai sea 渤海 off Lüshun 旅順|旅顺 on the tip of the Liaoning peninsula, small rocky island famous for snakes
Siberian pit viper (Gloydius halys) / pit viper
lit. dragons and snakes mingle (idiom) / fig. a mix of good people and scumbags
lit. beat the grass to scare the snake (idiom) / fig. to inadvertently alert an enemy / to punish sb as a warning to others
flexible hose
once bitten by a snake, ten years in fear of a well rope / once bitten, twice shy (idiom)
human head, snake's body / cf Nüwa 女媧氏|女娲氏 and Fuxi 伏羲氏 in some versions of mythology
water snake
water snake / colubrid / racer
slender and supple waist / lithe body / feminine pose
lit. strong dragon cannot repress a snake (idiom); fig. a local gangster who is above the law
(slang) loser (loanword) (Tw)
to feign civility (idiom)
snake gall (used in TCM)
Red Delicious (a sort of apple)
human smuggling syndicate / snakehead gang
lit. to see a bow reflected in a cup as a snake (idiom); fig. unnecessary suspicions / overly fearful
Year 6, year of the Snake (e.g. 2001)
hops (Humulus lupulus)
serpentine (geology)
Hedyotis diffusa
ophiolite (geology)
salak (Salacca zalacca) (fruit)
Deinagkistrodon, a venomous pit viper / also called five-paced viper (i.e. can grow to five paces)
Hydra (constellation)
Cabernet Gernischt (grape type)
illegal immigrant
to creep / to zigzag / to meander / to weave
Ophiuchus (constellation)
lizard / common spoken equivalent of 蜥蜴
Trimeresurus stejnegeri (poisonous snake)
(bird species of China) crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela)
(dialect) gecko
ancient spear-like weapon 18 Chinese feet in length, with a wavy spearhead like a snake's body
serpentine (geology)
Serpens (constellation)
Indian cobra (Naja naja)
lit. legs on a snake / sth superfluous
boa
hop (Humulus lupulus), climbing plant whose flower cones are used in brewing beer
words of a Buddha, heart of a snake (idiom); two-faced / malicious and duplicitous
ophiolite melange (geology)
bitten by a snake in one year, fears the well rope for ten years (idiom); once bitten twice shy
ophiolite belt (geology)
Hydrus (constellation)
lit. dragon's head, snake's tail (idiom); fig. a strong start but weak finish
Entechinus major (kind of snake)
Oriental ratsnake (Ptyas mucosus)
ophiolite (geology)
snake toxin
copperhead race (Elaphe radiata), kind of snake
if you beat the snake without killing it, endless evils will ensue (idiom)
tarragon
adder (zoology)
(bird species of China) oriental darter (Anhinga melanogaster)
Yamata no Orochi, serpent with eight heads and eight tails from mythological section of Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan)
ancient spear-like weapon with a wavy spearhead like a snake's body
Snake island viper (Gloydius shedaoensis), feeding on migrating birds
Snake island viper (Gloydius shedaoensis), feeding on migrating birds
Orochimaru, Japanese folktale hero / Orochimaru, character in the Naruto manga series
a man who is never content is like a snake trying to swallow an elephant (idiom)
serpens cauda


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