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  *倒* | 倒* | *倒
to fall / to collapse / to lie horizontally / to overthrow / to fail / to go bankrupt / to change (trains or buses) / to move around / to resell at a profit
HSK 4
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *倒* | 倒* | *倒
to place upside down / to invert / to pour / to throw out / to move backwards / however / actually / as a matter of fact / contrary to expectation
HSK 4
to count down / countdown
reverse order / inverted order
(of a singer) to lose one's voice / (male opera singer's) voice change (at puberty)
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
to count backwards (from 10 down to 0) / to count down / from the bottom (lines on a page) / from the back (rows of seats)
inverse number / reciprocal (math.)
to change buses, trains etc
to reverse (a vehicle) / to drive backwards
to have bad luck / to be out of luck
HSK 5
to go bankrupt / to close down
HSK 6
to collapse (of building) / to topple over
to collapse / to topple over
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to flow backwards / reverse flow
lit. to hang upside down / fig. topsy-turvy and inequitable, e.g. manufacturing and trading costs exceed the sale price (of some goods) / to borrow more than one can ever repay
to fall back / to go in reverse
to fall to the ground
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
to resell at a profit / to speculate
a handstand / to turn upside down / to stand on one's head / upside down
to make an about-turn / to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc / to turn things on their head
to invert
to lose money instead of being paid (i.e. sb should pay me, but is actually taking my money)
barb / bicycle kick, or overhead kick (football)
to change sides in a war / turncoat
to change shifts / to work in turns
barb / barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
to flash back / flashback (in a novel, movie etc)
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
to overthrow / downfall / to fall from power / to go bankrupt
to reflect (producing an inverted image)
phase reversal / phase inversion
to move / to shift / to exchange / to buy and sell / peddling
(coll.) poor devil / unfortunate man
to take turns (responsibility) / to replace
cold snap during the spring
to gasp (with amazement or shock etc) / to feel a chill run down one's spine / to have one's hairs stand on end
lit. to hang upside down / fig. in dire straits
backwards / in reverse / upside down
to lie down / to die
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
mischief / to make trouble
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to go against the tide (idiom); to do things all wrong / to try to turn back history / a perverse way of doing things
to flow backwards (of water, because of flood, tide, wind etc) / reverse flow / to back up (sewage)
to adjust to a different time zone
to marry and live with the bride's family (inverting traditional Chinese expectations)
to take turns / to rotate (responsibility)
(med.) to be impotent
(of cereal crops) to collapse and lie flat
(coll.) a profiteer / (business) wheeler-dealer
to have bad luck
rewind (media player)
reverse gear
to turn over manure / fig. to offend others by endlessly repeating unpleasant remarks
Taiwan political movement aimed at forcing the resignation of President Chen Shui-bian 陳水扁|陈水扁 in 2006 over corruption allegations
to spoil one's appetite / fig. to get fed up with sth
to shift from one hand to the other / to change hands (of merchandise)
to gasp (in surprise, dismay, fright etc)
to pour out one's grievances
dead loan / bad debts / to refuse to pay loan
to sustain loss in trade
to shift holidays, taking a weekday off
to have rotten luck (stronger version of 倒霉)
to empty (a bag) / to turn inside out / to turn out
rotation of crops
adverse audience reaction: boos and jeers, hissing, catcalls or deliberate applause after a mistake
to buy and sell at a profit / to speculate
the north-facing room opposite the master's in a siheyuan 四合院
lit. to strike with a muckrake (idiom), cf Pigsy 豬八戒|猪八戒 in Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记; fig. to counterattack / to make bogus accusations (against one's victim)
to fall dead
unrecoverable debt / bad debt / to evade debt
erhua variant of 倒霉蛋
to transfer grain from a store (e.g. to sun it) / voice breaking (of male opera singer in puberty)
to ruminate (of cows)
to fall (from power) / in decline / unlucky
trichiasis (ingrown eyelashes)
the wrong way round (back to front, inside out etc)
to collapse (of building)
to reverse a vehicle / to drive backwards
to move (things around) / to buy and sell at a profit (derog.)
inversion
variant of 倒彩
to reverse cause and effect / to put the horse before the cart
to play the market / to speculate (on financial markets) / to profiteer
locked in (with the door locked from the outside)
to lie down / to drop dead
lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
lit. the pain of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
mirror writing / upside down writing
to have smoke billowing from a fireplace or stove (due to a blockage in the chimney)
instead / on the contrary / contrary (to expectations)
to lay down arms
jeering / booing / catcalls
to die out (of livestock)

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