Tuesday, June 8, 2021

"Take advantage of" 趁 (chèn)


趁 (chèn) is a commonly used Chinese preposition certainly meaning "to grab" or "to take advantage of" a favorable situation or a good opportunity to do something.

Translations of 趁

Verbs:

take advantage of 利用, 趁, 借, 乘, 欺负, 凑
avail oneself of 趁, 乘, 假
be possessed 鬼迷心窍, 趁, 发疯
be rich 富于, 趁

example sentence 例句, 例语
illustrative sentence 例句

我想趁下午没事去换驾照。 
wǒ xiǎng chèn xià wǔ méishì qù huàn jiàzhào 
I have no things to do in the afternoon. So I am going to take this opportunity to change my driving license. 

趁这个机会我讲几句话。 
chèn zhè ge jī huì wǒ jiǎng jǐ jù huà 
I would like to take this opportunity to say a few words.

钱以后可以挣,可是学业要趁年轻的时候学! 
qián yǐ hòu kě yǐ zhēng, kě shì xué yè yào chèn nián qīng de shí hòu xué
You can earn money later but take the opportunity to study when you are young. 

趁价钱比较低, 我们赶紧买这个东西。 
chèn jiàqián bǐjiào dī, wǒmen gǎnjǐn mǎi zhège dōng xī 
We grab the opportunity to buy this thing, while the price is relatively low.

趁 is also used in the following idioms:
趁热打铁  chèn rè dǎ tiě  strike while the iron is hot
趁火打劫  chèn huǒ dǎ jié  to profit from smb.’ misfortune

Similar Chinese Characters: 马 乌 鸟


马 and 鸟 Radicals:

马 is simplified from 馬 (meaning "horse"). It can appear on the right-hand or left-hand side of a character, as well as at the bottom. See the following examples:

驴  lǘ  donkey 
吗  ma  a particle used to make a general question 
骂  mà  to scold 

鸟 (niǎo) is simplified from 鳥. It means “bird”. The simplified version is based on the cursive script form. As a radical, 鸟 often appears in the names of birds’ species: 
鸡  jī  chicken 
鸭  yā  duck 
鹅  é  goose 

Other Examples of Usage:
 
这匹马  zhè pǐ mǎ  this horse 
骑马  qí mǎ  to ride a horse 
鸵鸟  tuó niǎo - ostrich 
布谷鸟  bù gǔ niǎo  cuckoo 
鸟笼  niǎo lóng  birdcage 
乌 is not so frequently used. It is a part of the following words: 
乌鸟  wū niǎo  crow (black bird) 
乌龟  wū guī  turtle

The character for bird neatly represents a perched bird 鸟, an ancient pictograph.

鷹 eagle, hawk, falcon
老鷹 eagle, hawk
鷹狀標飾 eagle

Clothes 衣服 yī fu


Nouns:

衣服 clothes
服裝 clothing, garment, clothes, costume, dress, attire
服 clothes, dress
衣 clothes, garment, coating, covering
衣裳 clothes, garment
衣著 clothes
衣裝 clothes, garment
件 item, clothes
西裝 clothes

Trousers 裤子 kù zi Jeans 牛仔裤 niú zǎi kù Shorts (lit. short trousers) 短裤 duǎn kù 牛仔 means cowboy, so jeans are literally "cowboy trousers." 牛仔布 niúzǎi bù is the word for denim, which again literally translates to "cowboy cloth." Dress 连衣裙 liányīqún Maxi dress 长连衣裙 cháng liányīqún T-shirt dress T恤连衣裙 T xù liányīqún Skirt 裙子 qún zi or 半身裙 bànshēn qún Miniskirt 迷你裙 mínǐ qún or 超短裙 chāoduǎnqún Denim skirt 牛仔裙 niúzǎi qún Culottes (shorts that look like a skirt) 裙裤 qún kù Playsuit 连身短裤 lián shēn duǎnkù Jumpsuit 连身长裤 lián shēn chángkù, 连衣裤 lián yī kù or 连体装 lián tǐ zhuāng T-shirt T恤 T xù (probably one of the easiest words on our list, this is just a direct transliteration of T-shirt) Jumper 毛衣 máo yī Knitted jumper 针织毛衣zhēn zhī máo yī Pullover 套头衫 tào tóu shān Shirt 衬衫 chèn shān Blouse 女衬衫 nǚ chèn shān Uniform 制服 zhì fú Overalls 连体服 lián tǐ fú Doctor’s coat 白大褂 báidàguà Scrubs 医院工作服 yīyuàn gōngzuòfú ( literally "hospital work clothes", that one is pretty easy to remember)

"But" and "However" In Chinese “但是”和“但是”的中文


Conjunctions:

但 but, however, yet
但是 but, however, yet
不過 but, however, only, no more than
而 and, while, but, yet, as well as
可是 but, however
然而 however, but, yet
卻 but, however, yet, while
可 but, yet
祇 but
然 however, but, nevertheless
祗是 but

Adverbs:

惟 but, only, alone

Noun:

答辯 but

Preposition:

除 ... 以外 but

Pronoun:

任何人
anybody, but, anyone

example sentence 例句, 例语
illustrative sentence 例句

这里的生活紧张是紧张, 可是很有意思。 
zhè lǐ de shēng huó jǐn zhāng shì jǐn zhāng kě shì hěn yǒu yì si 
Life here is full of tension, but it is very interesting. 

这条房子很不错, 但是租金太贵了。 
zhè tiáo fáng zi hěn bú cuò dàn shì zū jīn tài guì le 
The apartment is great, but the rent is too expensive. 

但是 and 可是 are often used in complex sentences where the first clause begins with 虽然: 

我虽然来北京好几年了, 可是很多地方都没去过。 
wǒ suī rán lái běi jīng hǎo jǐ nián le kě shì hěn duō dì fāng dōu méi qù guò 
Although I have been staying in Beijing for several years, I haven’t been to many places. 

这个孩子虽然不大, 但是知道的事可不少。 
zhè ge hái zi suī rán bú dà dàn shì zhī dào de shì kě bù shǎo
Although the child is very young, he knows a lot. 

他的事业很成功, 不过家庭很不幸福。 
tā de shì yè hěn chéng gōng bú guò jiā tíng hěn bù xìng fú 
His career is successful, but his family is not happy. 

她等了他很长时间 ,他却没来 。 
tā děng le tā hěn cháng shí jiān tā què méi lái 
She waited him for a long time, but he did not come.

Chinese Bench Photograph 中國板凳照片


caulking 填縫
carpentry siding 木工壁板
soffit 拱腹

Nouns:

身體素質 physical fitness, physical quality, fitness, physical attribute
合格 qualification, eligibility, fitness, suitability, aptitude, aptness

Verbs:

開花 blossom, bloom, flower, explode
盛開 bloom, flower
旺盛 flower
修復 repair, restore, renovate
修理 repair, fix, mend
修 repair, build, trim, mend, study, construct
修補 repair, mend, revamp, patch up
補 make up, supplement, patch, repair, mend, supply
葺 repair, thatch, mend, cover a roof with straw
繕 repair, copy, mend, write down
收拾 pack, tidy, settle, repair, mend, put in order
續借 renew, renovate, redecorate, rebuild, refurbish, repair

Noun:

花 flower, blossom, bloom, inflorescence, fancy pattern
開花 flowering, blossom, bloom, flower, efflorescence
花兒 flower
英 Britain, flower, hero, brave, outstanding person
華 China, flower, flora
脩理 repair

More:

保險 insurance, safety, safe, assurance
保 insurance, protection, warranty, maintenance, guard, guaranty
保險費 insurance, insurance premium
保險業 insurance, underwriting
窗簾 drapes
百葉窗 shutters
屋頂 Roof
修理 Repair
安心 Peace of mind
安順 Anshun
平頂 Flat top
斜頂 Inclined top
翻新 Refurbish
屋頂 roof, housetop

安心 Peace of mind

安順 Anshun

平頂 Flat top

斜頂 Inclined top

翻新 Refurbish

Chinese Roofing and Waterproofing Company 中國屋面防水公司

Chinese Construction Advertisement 中國建築廣告

Chinese Roofing Company 中國屋面公司

Chinese House Building Company 中國房屋建築公司

Chinese House Building Ad 中國房屋建築廣告

Interesting Chinese House Building Ad 有趣的中國房屋建築廣告

Chinese Roof and Renovation Company 中國屋面裝修公司

Chinese Roof Building 中國屋頂建築

Chinese Graphics and Printing 中國圖文印刷

Chinese Charred Threadfin 中國燒焦線鰭

Chinese Duck Breast 中國鴨胸

Chinese Oyster 中國牡蠣

Chinese Steak Tart 中式牛排撻

Chinese Razor Clams 中國蟶子

Chinese Breads 中國麵包

Chinese Repairs 中國維修

Chinese Newspaper Advertisement 中文報紙廣告

Chinese Newspaper Information 中文報刊資訊

Chinese Home Services 華人家庭服務

Yujia Roofing Engineering Company 愉家屋頂工程公司

Chinese Home Advertisement 中國家居廣告

Chinese Building Materials 中國建材

Nouns:

foot 脚, 足, 英尺, 尺, 步兵, 趾
feet 呎
art 艺术, 美术, 艺, 术, 功夫, 埶
skill 技能, 技术, 技巧, 技, 技艺, 身手

屋頂 roof, housetop
頂板 roof, apical plate
爐頂 roof, arch
硬木 hardwood
硬材 hardwood
軟木 softwood
樓梯 stairs, staircase, stair, stairway
梯 ladder, step, stairs
階 step, rank, stairs
地板 floor
樓 floor, storied building
樓層 floor
層 layer, level, floor, storey, stratum
地面 ground, floor, surface
樓面 floor
安全 security, safety
保衛 defense, security, protection, ward, defence
安全性 safety, security
運動 movement, motion, sports, sport, campaign, move
戲 play, drama, show, theatrical, performance, sport
嬉戲 sport
嬉 play, amusement, sport

Verbs:

炫耀 show off, flaunt, display, sport, peacock
誇耀 show off, brag, flaunt, sport

Verb:

打電話 phone, make a telephone call

Nouns:

電話 phone, telephone
音素 phoneme, phone
施工 construction
結構 structure, construction, architecture, fabric, composition, makeup
構造 structure, construction, configuration, constitution, formation, fabric
建立 creation, construction
解釋 explanation, interpretation, construction, understanding, exposition, rationale
建築 building, architecture, structure, edifice
大廈 building, mansion, edifice
建築物 building, structure, erection
房子 house, building
房 room, house, building, antrum
營造物 building
建築 building, architecture, structure, edifice
結構 structure, construction, architecture, fabric, composition, makeup
建築學 architecture
體系結構 architecture
房子 house, building
屋 house, room
住宅 housing, house, residence, dwelling, flat, tenement
房 room, house, building, antrum
屋子 room, house
館 shop, house, embassy, accommodation for guests, establishment, gloriette
舍 house, shed, residence, hut
居 residence, house
宅院 house
家務 housework, house, household duties
齋 house, lent diet, home
內 inside
裡面 inside, interior, seamy side
裡 inside, li, within, village, neighborhood, liner
表面 surface, face, appearance, exterior, external, outside
面 surface, face, side, aspect, top, outside
面子 face, reputation, prestige, outside, outer side
面兒 cover, face, outside, side, surface
地板 floor
樓 floor, storied building
樓層 floor
層 layer, level, floor, storey, stratum
地面 ground, floor, surface
樓面 floor

Verbs:

收容 house, accept
駐守 garrison, guard, defend, cover, fortify, house
駐防 garrison, guard, fortify, defend, house, protect
駐屯 garrison, house, quarter
駐紮 garrison, quarter, house
出租 rent, hire, lease, let
租 rent, hire, lease, charter, tenant, let out
租賃 lease, rent, hire
賃 rent, hire
包租 rent, rent land
僦 hire, rent
貰 borrow, rent, buy on credit

Adjectives:

內 inner, inside, internal, interior, innermost, inscribed
內部 internal, inside
裡面 inside
外 outer, outside, external, foreign, outward, extrinsic
以外 outside, external, outer
表面的 apparent, exterior, external, facial, obverse, outside

Chinese Decoration Photograph 中式裝修照


caulking 填縫
carpentry siding 木工壁板
soffit 拱腹

Nouns:

身體素質 physical fitness, physical quality, fitness, physical attribute
合格 qualification, eligibility, fitness, suitability, aptitude, aptness

Verbs:

開花 blossom, bloom, flower, explode
盛開 bloom, flower
旺盛 flower
修復 repair, restore, renovate
修理 repair, fix, mend
修 repair, build, trim, mend, study, construct
修補 repair, mend, revamp, patch up
補 make up, supplement, patch, repair, mend, supply
葺 repair, thatch, mend, cover a roof with straw
繕 repair, copy, mend, write down
收拾 pack, tidy, settle, repair, mend, put in order
續借 renew, renovate, redecorate, rebuild, refurbish, repair

Noun:

花 flower, blossom, bloom, inflorescence, fancy pattern
開花 flowering, blossom, bloom, flower, efflorescence
花兒 flower
英 Britain, flower, hero, brave, outstanding person
華 China, flower, flora
脩理 repair

More:

保險 insurance, safety, safe, assurance
保 insurance, protection, warranty, maintenance, guard, guaranty
保險費 insurance, insurance premium
保險業 insurance, underwriting
窗簾 drapes
百葉窗 shutters
屋頂 Roof
修理 Repair
安心 Peace of mind
安順 Anshun
平頂 Flat top
斜頂 Inclined top
翻新 Refurbish
屋頂 roof, housetop

安心 Peace of mind

安順 Anshun

平頂 Flat top

斜頂 Inclined top

翻新 Refurbish

Chinese Roofing and Waterproofing Company 中國屋面防水公司

Chinese Construction Advertisement 中國建築廣告

Chinese Roofing Company 中國屋面公司

Chinese House Building Company 中國房屋建築公司

Chinese House Building Ad 中國房屋建築廣告

Interesting Chinese House Building Ad 有趣的中國房屋建築廣告

Chinese Roof and Renovation Company 中國屋面裝修公司

Chinese Roof Building 中國屋頂建築

Chinese Graphics and Printing 中國圖文印刷

Chinese Charred Threadfin 中國燒焦線鰭

Chinese Duck Breast 中國鴨胸

Chinese Oyster 中國牡蠣

Chinese Steak Tart 中式牛排撻

Chinese Razor Clams 中國蟶子

Chinese Breads 中國麵包

Chinese Repairs 中國維修

Chinese Newspaper Advertisement 中文報紙廣告

Chinese Newspaper Information 中文報刊資訊

Chinese Home Services 華人家庭服務

Yujia Roofing Engineering Company 愉家屋頂工程公司

Chinese Home Advertisement 中國家居廣告

Chinese Building Materials 中國建材

Nouns:

foot 脚, 足, 英尺, 尺, 步兵, 趾
feet 呎
art 艺术, 美术, 艺, 术, 功夫, 埶
skill 技能, 技术, 技巧, 技, 技艺, 身手

屋頂 roof, housetop
頂板 roof, apical plate
爐頂 roof, arch
硬木 hardwood
硬材 hardwood
軟木 softwood
樓梯 stairs, staircase, stair, stairway
梯 ladder, step, stairs
階 step, rank, stairs
地板 floor
樓 floor, storied building
樓層 floor
層 layer, level, floor, storey, stratum
地面 ground, floor, surface
樓面 floor
安全 security, safety
保衛 defense, security, protection, ward, defence
安全性 safety, security
運動 movement, motion, sports, sport, campaign, move
戲 play, drama, show, theatrical, performance, sport
嬉戲 sport
嬉 play, amusement, sport

Verbs:

炫耀 show off, flaunt, display, sport, peacock
誇耀 show off, brag, flaunt, sport

Verb:

打電話 phone, make a telephone call

Nouns:

電話 phone, telephone
音素 phoneme, phone
施工 construction
結構 structure, construction, architecture, fabric, composition, makeup
構造 structure, construction, configuration, constitution, formation, fabric
建立 creation, construction
解釋 explanation, interpretation, construction, understanding, exposition, rationale
建築 building, architecture, structure, edifice
大廈 building, mansion, edifice
建築物 building, structure, erection
房子 house, building
房 room, house, building, antrum
營造物 building
建築 building, architecture, structure, edifice
結構 structure, construction, architecture, fabric, composition, makeup
建築學 architecture
體系結構 architecture
房子 house, building
屋 house, room
住宅 housing, house, residence, dwelling, flat, tenement
房 room, house, building, antrum
屋子 room, house
館 shop, house, embassy, accommodation for guests, establishment, gloriette
舍 house, shed, residence, hut
居 residence, house
宅院 house
家務 housework, house, household duties
齋 house, lent diet, home
內 inside
裡面 inside, interior, seamy side
裡 inside, li, within, village, neighborhood, liner
表面 surface, face, appearance, exterior, external, outside
面 surface, face, side, aspect, top, outside
面子 face, reputation, prestige, outside, outer side
面兒 cover, face, outside, side, surface
地板 floor
樓 floor, storied building
樓層 floor
層 layer, level, floor, storey, stratum
地面 ground, floor, surface
樓面 floor

Verbs:

收容 house, accept
駐守 garrison, guard, defend, cover, fortify, house
駐防 garrison, guard, fortify, defend, house, protect
駐屯 garrison, house, quarter
駐紮 garrison, quarter, house
出租 rent, hire, lease, let
租 rent, hire, lease, charter, tenant, let out
租賃 lease, rent, hire
賃 rent, hire
包租 rent, rent land
僦 hire, rent
貰 borrow, rent, buy on credit

Adjectives:

內 inner, inside, internal, interior, innermost, inscribed
內部 internal, inside
裡面 inside
外 outer, outside, external, foreign, outward, extrinsic
以外 outside, external, outer
表面的 apparent, exterior, external, facial, obverse, outside

Chinese Gate Photograph 中國門照片


caulking 填縫
carpentry siding 木工壁板
soffit 拱腹

Nouns:

身體素質 physical fitness, physical quality, fitness, physical attribute
合格 qualification, eligibility, fitness, suitability, aptitude, aptness

Verbs:

開花 blossom, bloom, flower, explode
盛開 bloom, flower
旺盛 flower
修復 repair, restore, renovate
修理 repair, fix, mend
修 repair, build, trim, mend, study, construct
修補 repair, mend, revamp, patch up
補 make up, supplement, patch, repair, mend, supply
葺 repair, thatch, mend, cover a roof with straw
繕 repair, copy, mend, write down
收拾 pack, tidy, settle, repair, mend, put in order
續借 renew, renovate, redecorate, rebuild, refurbish, repair

Noun:

花 flower, blossom, bloom, inflorescence, fancy pattern
開花 flowering, blossom, bloom, flower, efflorescence
花兒 flower
英 Britain, flower, hero, brave, outstanding person
華 China, flower, flora
脩理 repair

More:

保險 insurance, safety, safe, assurance
保 insurance, protection, warranty, maintenance, guard, guaranty
保險費 insurance, insurance premium
保險業 insurance, underwriting
窗簾 drapes
百葉窗 shutters
屋頂 Roof
修理 Repair
安心 Peace of mind
安順 Anshun
平頂 Flat top
斜頂 Inclined top
翻新 Refurbish
屋頂 roof, housetop

安心 Peace of mind

安順 Anshun

平頂 Flat top

斜頂 Inclined top

翻新 Refurbish

Chinese Roofing and Waterproofing Company 中國屋面防水公司

Chinese Construction Advertisement 中國建築廣告

Chinese Roofing Company 中國屋面公司

Chinese House Building Company 中國房屋建築公司

Chinese House Building Ad 中國房屋建築廣告

Interesting Chinese House Building Ad 有趣的中國房屋建築廣告

Chinese Roof and Renovation Company 中國屋面裝修公司

Chinese Roof Building 中國屋頂建築

Chinese Graphics and Printing 中國圖文印刷

Chinese Charred Threadfin 中國燒焦線鰭

Chinese Duck Breast 中國鴨胸

Chinese Oyster 中國牡蠣

Chinese Steak Tart 中式牛排撻

Chinese Razor Clams 中國蟶子

Chinese Breads 中國麵包

Chinese Repairs 中國維修

Chinese Newspaper Advertisement 中文報紙廣告

Chinese Newspaper Information 中文報刊資訊

Chinese Home Services 華人家庭服務

Yujia Roofing Engineering Company 愉家屋頂工程公司

Chinese Home Advertisement 中國家居廣告

Chinese Building Materials 中國建材

Nouns:

foot 脚, 足, 英尺, 尺, 步兵, 趾
feet 呎
art 艺术, 美术, 艺, 术, 功夫, 埶
skill 技能, 技术, 技巧, 技, 技艺, 身手

屋頂 roof, housetop
頂板 roof, apical plate
爐頂 roof, arch
硬木 hardwood
硬材 hardwood
軟木 softwood
樓梯 stairs, staircase, stair, stairway
梯 ladder, step, stairs
階 step, rank, stairs
地板 floor
樓 floor, storied building
樓層 floor
層 layer, level, floor, storey, stratum
地面 ground, floor, surface
樓面 floor
安全 security, safety
保衛 defense, security, protection, ward, defence
安全性 safety, security
運動 movement, motion, sports, sport, campaign, move
戲 play, drama, show, theatrical, performance, sport
嬉戲 sport
嬉 play, amusement, sport

Verbs:

炫耀 show off, flaunt, display, sport, peacock
誇耀 show off, brag, flaunt, sport

Verb:

打電話 phone, make a telephone call

Nouns:

電話 phone, telephone
音素 phoneme, phone
施工 construction
結構 structure, construction, architecture, fabric, composition, makeup
構造 structure, construction, configuration, constitution, formation, fabric
建立 creation, construction
解釋 explanation, interpretation, construction, understanding, exposition, rationale
建築 building, architecture, structure, edifice
大廈 building, mansion, edifice
建築物 building, structure, erection
房子 house, building
房 room, house, building, antrum
營造物 building
建築 building, architecture, structure, edifice
結構 structure, construction, architecture, fabric, composition, makeup
建築學 architecture
體系結構 architecture
房子 house, building
屋 house, room
住宅 housing, house, residence, dwelling, flat, tenement
房 room, house, building, antrum
屋子 room, house
館 shop, house, embassy, accommodation for guests, establishment, gloriette
舍 house, shed, residence, hut
居 residence, house
宅院 house
家務 housework, house, household duties
齋 house, lent diet, home
內 inside
裡面 inside, interior, seamy side
裡 inside, li, within, village, neighborhood, liner
表面 surface, face, appearance, exterior, external, outside
面 surface, face, side, aspect, top, outside
面子 face, reputation, prestige, outside, outer side
面兒 cover, face, outside, side, surface
地板 floor
樓 floor, storied building
樓層 floor
層 layer, level, floor, storey, stratum
地面 ground, floor, surface
樓面 floor

Verbs:

收容 house, accept
駐守 garrison, guard, defend, cover, fortify, house
駐防 garrison, guard, fortify, defend, house, protect
駐屯 garrison, house, quarter
駐紮 garrison, quarter, house
出租 rent, hire, lease, let
租 rent, hire, lease, charter, tenant, let out
租賃 lease, rent, hire
賃 rent, hire
包租 rent, rent land
僦 hire, rent
貰 borrow, rent, buy on credit

Adjectives:

內 inner, inside, internal, interior, innermost, inscribed
內部 internal, inside
裡面 inside
外 outer, outside, external, foreign, outward, extrinsic
以外 outside, external, outer
表面的 apparent, exterior, external, facial, obverse, outside