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cow's milk / CL: ,
HSK 2
jeans / CL: 條|条
HSK 5
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  *牛* | 牛* | *牛
surname Niu
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  *牛* | 牛* | *牛
ox / cow / bull / CL: 條|条, 頭|头 / newton (abbr. for 牛頓|牛顿) / (slang) awesome
cowboy
steak
Newton (name) / Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), British mathematician and physicist
newton (SI unit of force)
butter
(coll.) leading light / true expert / badass
bull market
kraft paper
psoriasis
avocado (Persea americana)
beef
variant of 牛屄
brisket (esp. Cantonese) / belly beef / spongy meat from cow's underside and neighboring ribs / erroneously translated as sirloin
Oxford (city in England)
Ox-Head, one of the two guardians of the underworld in Chinese mythology
ox head / ox-head shaped wine vessel
Cowherd of the folk tale Cowherd and Weaving maid 牛郎織女|牛郎织女 / Altair (star)
cowherd boy / (slang) male prostitute
variant of 牛屄
cattle pen
(coll.) haughty / overbearing / (economics) bullish
bullfrog
cowhide / leather / fig. flexible and tough / boasting / big talk
calf
newton meter (Nm)
Gyuumao
beef noodle soup
University of Oxford
Cowherd and Weaving maid (characters in folk story) / separated lovers / Altair and Vega (stars)
cow horn
Oxbridge / Cambridge and Oxford
dried beef / jerky / charqui
cattle and sheep / livestock
ox hair (used as a metaphor for sth very numerous or sth fine and delicate)
porcino (Boletus edulis)
oxen and horses / beasts of burden / CL: 隻|只
steakhouse
taurine
bezoar
key point / crux / (old) Daoist (facetious)
(beef) tenderloin
Newtonian mechanics
cowpox
Year of the Ox or Bull (e.g. 2009)
evil monsters / (fig.) bad characters / (political) bad elements
Niu'e Reef, disputed territory in the South China Sea, claimed by China, Vietnam and the Philippines, aka Whitsun Reef or Julian Felipe Reef
gadfly (Tabanus bovinus)
beef meatballs
omasum / beef tripe
bull terrier
ox tongue
bullheadedness / stubborn
burdock
newton meter, unit of torque (symbol: N⋅m)
yoke
mulishness / obstinacy
croissant
lit. to hang one's books on cow horns (idiom) / fig. to be diligent in one's studies
wire grass (Eleusine indica)
gulp
Achyranthes bidentata (root used in Chinese medicine)
buff (color)
bulldog
Cinnamomum kanehirae / small-leaf camphor / stout camphor (indigenous to Taiwan)
Oxfordshire (English county)
cow / cattle
Cayenne pepper / red pepper / chili
oregano (Origanum vulgare) / marjoram
bovine spongiform encephalopathy, BSE / mad cow disease
sirloin (beef joint)
cow's piss, horse's ulcer (idiom); worthless nonsense / insignificant
(bird species of China) eastern cattle egret (Bubulcus coromandus)
pizzle / bull's penis (served as food)
see 牛性
couple living in destitute misery (idiom)
mulishness / obstinacy
chard (Beta vulgaris), a foliage beet
lit. to try to make an ox drink by forcing its head down to the water (idiom) / fig. to try to impose one's will on sb
awesome / capable (vulgar) / arrogant / cocky / bastard (vulgar)
hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
cow and famous steed at the same trough (idiom); fig. the common and the great are treated alike
cow and famous steed at the same trough (idiom); fig. the common and the great are treated alike / also written 牛驥同皂|牛骥同皂
(bird species of China) bull-headed shrike (Lanius bucephalus)
cow pox
ox tongue pastry, oval Guangdong pastry made of fried dough, resembling an ox tongue
pound cake
(idiom) you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink
croissant
steakhouse / chophouse
treeless hills (idiom)
denim
(coll.) bullheaded / obstinate


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