mai3
to buy; to purchase

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radical
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百思买 百思買 bai3 si1 mai3
Best Buy (retailer)

博士买驴 博士買驢 bo2 shi4 mai3 lv2
lit. the scholar buys a donkey (idiom); fig. long-winded verbiage that never gets to the point; idiom mocking scholastic pomposity

采买 採買 cai3 mai3
purchase; buy

寸金难买寸光阴 寸金難買寸光陰 cun4 jin1 nan2 mai3 cun4 guang1 yin1
An ounce of gold can't buy you an interval of time (idiom); Money can't buy you time.; Time is precious.

代拿买特 代拿買特 dai4 na2 mai3 te4
dynamite (loanword)

倒买倒卖 倒買倒賣 dao3 mai3 dao3 mai4
to buy and sell at a profit; to speculate

公买公卖 公買公賣 gong1 mai3 gong1 mai4
buying and selling at fair prices

购买 購買 gou4 mai3
to purchase; to buy

购买力 購買力 gou4 mai3 li4
purchasing power

购买者 購買者 gou4 mai3 zhe3
purchaser

贿买 賄買 hui4 mai3
to bribe; bribery

金钱不能买来幸福 金錢不能買來幸福 jin1 qian2 bu4 neng2 mai3 lai2 xing4 fu2
money can't buy happiness

零买 零買 ling2 mai3
to buy detail; to buy one at a time

买办 買辦 mai3 ban4
comprador

买不起 買不起 mai3 bu5 qi3
cannot afford; can't afford buying

买春 買春 mai3 chun1
to buy wine or drinks

买单 買單 mai3 dan1
to pay the restaurant bill

买东西 買東西 mai3 dong1 xi5
to do one's shopping

买椟还珠 買櫝還珠 mai3 du2 huan2 zhu1
to buy a wooden box and return the pearls inside; to show poor judgement (idiom)

买断 買斷 mai3 duan4
to buy out; buyout; severance

买方 買方 mai3 fang1
buyer (in contracts)

买方市场 買方市場 mai3 fang1 shi4 chang3
buyer's market

买房 買房 mai3 fang2
to buy a house

买官 買官 mai3 guan1
to buy a title; to use wealth to acquire office

买关节 買關節 mai3 guan1 jie2
to offer a bribe

买官卖官 買官賣官 mai3 guan1 mai4 guan1
buying and selling of official positions

买好 買好 mai3 hao3
to ingratiate oneself

买回 買回 mai3 hui2
to buy back; to redeem; repurchase

买家 買家 mai3 jia1
buyer; client

买价 買價 mai3 jia4
buying price

买进 買進 mai3 jin4
to purchase; to buy in (goods)

买空 買空 mai3 kong1
to buy on margin (finance)

买空卖空 買空賣空 mai3 kong1 mai4 kong1
to speculate; to play the market; (fig.) to sell hot air; to swindle people by posing as a reputable operator

买路财 買路財 mai3 lu4 cai2
see 買路錢|买路钱

买路钱 買路錢 mai3 lu4 qian2
money extorted as a right of passage; illegal toll; (old) paper money thrown along the way of a funeral procession

买卖 買賣 mai3 mai4
buying and selling; business; business transactions

买面子 買面子 mai3 mian4 zi5
to allow sb to save face; to defer to

买票 買票 mai3 piao4
to buy tickets; (Tw) to buy votes (in an election)

买入 買入 mai3 ru4
to buy (finance)

买餸 買餸 mai3 song4
to buy groceries (Cantonese)

买通 買通 mai3 tong1
to bribe

买笑追欢 買笑追歡 mai3 xiao4 zhui1 huan1
lit. to buy smiles to seek happiness; abandon oneself to the pleasures of the flesh (idiom)

买帐 買帳 mai3 zhang4
to acknowledge sb as senior or superior (often in negative); to accept (a version of events); to buy it

买账 買賬 mai3 zhang4
variant of 買帳|买帐

买主 買主 mai3 zhu3
customer

孟买 孟買 meng4 mai3
Mumbai (formerly Bombay)

批量购买 批量購買 pi1 liang4 gou4 mai3
to buy in bulk; bulk buying

千金难买 千金難買 qian1 jin1 nan2 mai3
can't be bought for one thousand in gold (idiom)

强买强卖 強買強賣 qiang3 mai3 qiang3 mai4
to force sb to buy or sell; to trade using coercion

收买 收買 shou1 mai3
to purchase; to bribe

投机买卖 投機買賣 tou2 ji1 mai3 mai4
buying and selling on speculation

牙买加 牙買加 ya2 mai3 jia1
Jamaica

牙买加胡椒 牙買加胡椒 ya2 mai3 jia1 hu2 jiao1
Jamaican pepper; all-spice (Pimenta dioica)

要买人心 要買人心 yao1 mai3 ren2 xin1
variant of 邀買人心|邀买人心

邀买人心 邀買人心 yao1 mai3 ren2 xin1
to buy popular support; to court favor

一锤子买卖 一錘子買賣 yi1 chui2 zi5 mai3 mai4
lit. fly-by-night one-off business deal; fig. to act recklessly, throwing all caution to the wind

一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴 一寸光陰一寸金,寸金難買寸光陰 yi1 cun4 guang1 yin1 yi1 cun4 jin1 - cun4 jin1 nan2 mai3 cun4 guang1 yin1
lit. An interval of time is worth an ounce of gold, money cannot buy you time. (idiom); fig. Time is precious and must be treasured.

招兵买马 招兵買馬 zhao1 bing1 mai3 ma3
to recruit soldiers and buy horses (idiom); to raise a large army; fig. to expand business; to recruit new staff

证券柜台买卖中心 證券櫃檯買賣中心 zheng4 quan4 gui4 tai2 mai3 mai4 zhong1 xin1
GreTai Securities Market (GTSM)

置买 置買 zhi4 mai3
to purchase; to buy (usu. real estate)

做买卖 做買賣 zuo4 mai3 mai4
to buy and sell; to do business; to trade; to deal