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desire / longing / appetite / craving
HSK 6
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  *欲* | 欲* | *欲
desire / appetite / passion / lust / greed
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  *欲* | 欲* | *欲
to wish for / to desire / variant of 慾|欲
want to stop but can't (idiom) / to be unable to stop oneself / to feel an urge to continue
In order to capture, one must let loose. / to loosen the reins only to grasp them better
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / don't try to run before you can walk
heartbroken / inconsolable
lust
to want to say sth but then hesitate
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / also written 欲速則不達|欲速则不达
desire
If you want to condemn sb, don't worry about the pretext (idiom, from Zuozhuan 左傳|左传); one can always trump up a charge against sb / Give a dog a bad name, then hang him.
(suffix) replete (with moisture) / glistening / plump and tender / lovely / alluring
burning with desire
to desire / wants / appetites
ocean of lust (Buddhist term) / worldly desires
to wish one were dead (idiom) / (fig.) to be in seventh heaven
trying to hide it makes it more conspicuous (idiom); A cover up only makes matters worse.
bottomless pit of desire (idiom); insatiable greed / carnal cravings are never satisfied and are a main obstruction on the path to enlightenment
sex-crazed woman
to try to rouse oneself but lack the strength (idiom)
Kama Sutra
wishing for profit, but causing loss (idiom); good intentions that lead to disaster / It all ends in tears.
to make concessions for the sake of future gains (idiom)
variant of 欲取姑與|欲取姑与 / to make concessions for the sake of future gains (idiom)


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