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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
charactercopypronouncebaikeexampleCorrect
  *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 have bad luck / to be out of luck
HSK 5
to go bankrupt / to close down
HSK 6
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.)
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
reverse order / inverted order
to change buses, trains etc
to reverse (a vehicle) / to drive backwards
to flow backwards / reverse flow
to collapse / to topple over
to fall back / to go in reverse
to collapse (of building) / to topple over
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
phase reversal / phase inversion
to gasp (with amazement or shock etc) / to feel a chill run down one's spine / to have one's hairs stand on end
to lie down / to drop dead
variant of 倒霉
to make an about-turn / to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc / to turn things on their head
to lose money instead of being paid (i.e. sb should pay me, but is actually taking my money)
to lie down / to die
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 change sides in a war / turncoat
to reflect (producing an inverted image)
to resell at a profit / to speculate
to fall dead
backwards / in reverse / 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
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 flow backwards (of water, because of flood, tide, wind etc) / reverse flow / to back up (sewage)
to spoil one's appetite / fig. to get fed up with sth
to reverse a vehicle / to drive backwards
barb / barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to move / to shift / to exchange / to buy and sell / peddling
variant of 倒彩
a handstand / to turn upside down / to stand on one's head / upside down
to count down / countdown
(coll.) poor devil / unfortunate man
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
lit. to hang upside down / fig. in dire straits
to play the market / to speculate (on financial markets) / to profiteer
to empty (a bag) / to turn inside out / to turn out
to fall (from power) / in decline / unlucky
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
to gasp (in surprise, dismay, fright etc)
unrecoverable debt / bad debt / to evade debt
(of cereal crops) to collapse and lie flat
to flash back / flashback (in a novel, movie etc)
to move (things around) / to buy and sell at a profit (derog.)
to fall headlong / (fig.) to suffer an ignominious failure
mirror writing / upside down writing
(coll.) a profiteer / (business) wheeler-dealer
to turn upside down / to upend
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 sustain loss in trade
(med.) to be impotent
to pour out one's grievances
to reverse cause and effect / to put the horse before the cart
to take turns (responsibility) / to replace
dead loan / bad debts / to refuse to pay loan
rewind (media player)
to collapse (of building)
to invert
to marry and live with the bride's family (inverting traditional Chinese expectations)
instead / on the contrary / contrary (to expectations)
to shift from one hand to the other / to change hands (of merchandise)
trichiasis (ingrown eyelashes)
to overthrow / downfall / to fall from power / to go bankrupt
inversion (rhetoric device of inverting the word order for heightened effect) / anastrophe
locked in (with the door locked from the outside)
barb / bicycle kick, or overhead kick (football)
to have smoke billowing from a fireplace or stove (due to a blockage in the chimney)
to take turns / to rotate (responsibility)
to die out (of livestock)
to change shifts / to work in turns
to buy and sell at a profit / to speculate
erhua variant of 倒霉蛋
mischief / to make trouble
inverted image / reversed image (e.g. upside down)
to have rotten luck (stronger version of 倒霉)
to have bad luck
to transfer grain from a store (e.g. to sun it) / voice breaking (of male opera singer in puberty)
adverse audience reaction: boos and jeers, hissing, catcalls or deliberate applause after a mistake
to collapse (of building)
to ruminate (of cows)
(of a singer) to lose one's voice / (male opera singer's) voice change (at puberty)
to adjust to a different time zone
the north-facing room opposite the master's in a siheyuan 四合院
inversion
reverse gear
lit. the pain of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
jeering / booing / catcalls
to turn over manure / fig. to offend others by endlessly repeating unpleasant remarks
to shift holidays, taking a weekday off
Wrightia tinctoria (flowering plant in Apocynaceae family, common names dyer's oleander or pala indigo)
to fall to the ground
the wrong way round (back to front, inside out etc)

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