wu3
five; 5

strokes 4
radical
strokes after radical 2
八一五 八一五 ba1 yi1 wu3
15th August; refers to Japanese surrender in WWII on 15th August 1945

毕宿五 畢宿五 bi4 xiu4 wu3
Aldebaran or Alpha Tauri

禅门五宗 禪門五宗 chan2 men2 wu3 zong1
the five schools of Chan Buddhism (idiom)

重五 重五 chong2 wu3
Dragon Boat Festival (5th day of 5th lunar month)

春秋五霸 春秋五霸 chun1 qiu1 wu3 ba4
the Five Hegemons of the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC), namely: Duke Huan of Qi 齊桓公|齐桓公, Duke Wen of Jin 晉文公|晋文公, King Zhuang of Chu 楚莊王|楚庄王, and alternatively Duke Xiang of Song 宋襄公 and Duke Mu of Qin 秦穆公 or King Helu of Wu 吳王闔閭|吴王阖闾 and King Gou

刺五加 刺五加 ci4 wu3 jia1
manyprickle (Acanthopanax senticosus), root used in TCM

大五码 大五碼 da4 wu3 ma3
Big5 Chinese character coding (developed by Taiwanese companies from 1984)

大五趾跳鼠 大五趾跳鼠 da4 wu3 zhi3 tiao4 shu3
great jerboa (Allactaga major)

第五 第五 di4 wu3
fifth

第五个现代化 第五個現代化 di4 wu3 ge4 xian4 dai4 hua4
fifth modernization, i.e. democracy, cf Deng Xiaoping's Four Modernizations 鄧小平|邓小平, 四個現代化|四个现代化

第五类 第五類 di4 wu3 lei4
category 5; CAT 5 (cable)

第五纵队 第五縱隊 di4 wu3 zong4 dui4
fifth column (subversive group)

端五 端五 duan1 wu3
variant of 端午

二百五 二百五 er4 bai3 wu3
idiot; stupid person; a dope

二十五史 二十五史 er4 shi2 wu3 shi3
twenty four dynastic histories (or 25 or 26 in modern editions)

二一添作五 二一添作五 er4 yi1 tian1 zuo4 wu3
lit. one half equals zero point five (division rule in abacus reckoning); to share fairly between two parties; to go fifty-fifty

隔三差五 隔三差五 ge2 san1 cha4 wu3
every few days (idiom)

隔三岔五 隔三岔五 ge2 san3 cha4 wu3
see 隔三差五|隔三差五

过五关斩六将 過五關斬六將 guo4 wu3 guan1 zhan3 liu4 jiang4
lit. to cross five passes and slay six generals (idiom); fig. to surmount all difficulties (on the way to success)

哈拉尔五世 哈拉爾五世 ha1 la1 er3 wu3 shi4
Harald V of Norway

和平共处五项原则 和平共處五項原則 he2 ping2 gong4 chu3 wu3 xiang4 yuan2 ze2
Zhou Enlai's Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence; 1954 Panchsheel series of agreements between PRC and India

黑五类 黑五類 hei1 wu3 lei4
the "five black categories" (Cultural Revolution term), i.e. landlords, rich peasants, counter-revolutionaries, bad elements and rightists

亨利五世 亨利五世 heng1 li4 wu3 shi4
Henry V (1387-1422), English warrior king, victor of Agincourt; History of Henry V by William Shakespeare 莎士比亞|莎士比亚

红五星旗 紅五星旗 hong2 wu3 xing1 qi2
name of the flag of the People's Republic of China

旧五代史 舊五代史 jiu4 wu3 dai4 shi3
History of the Five Dynasties (between Tang and Song), eighteenth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, compiled under Xue Juzheng 薛居正 in 974 during Northern Song 北宋, 150 scrolls

军情五处 軍情五處 jun1 qing2 wu3 chu4
MI5 (British military intelligence agency)

礼拜五 禮拜五 li3 bai4 wu3
Friday

零点五 零點五 ling2 dian3 wu3
zero point five, 0.5; one half

六二五事变 六二五事變 liu4 er4 wu3 shi4 bian4
Korean war (dating from North Korean invasion on 25th Jun 1950)

六二五战争 六二五戰爭 liu4 er4 wu3 zhan4 zheng1
the Korean War (started June 25 1950)

麻雀虽小,五脏俱全 麻雀雖小,五臟俱全 ma2 que4 sui1 xiao3 - wu3 zang4 ju4 quan2
The sparrow may be small but all its vital organs are there (idiom).; small but complete in every detail

摩西五经 摩西五經 mo2 xi1 wu3 jing1
the Pentateuch; the five books of Moses in the Old Testament

目迷五色 目迷五色 mu4 mi2 wu3 se4
the eye is bewildered by five colors (idiom); a dazzling riot of colors

人五人六 人五人六 ren2 wu3 ren2 liu4
to make a show of being decent and proper; to display phony or hypocritical behavior

日月五星 日月五星 ri4 yue4 wu3 xing1
sun, moon and the five visible planets

如堕五里雾中 如墮五里霧中 ru2 duo4 wu3 li3 wu4 zhong1
as if lost in a thick fog (idiom); in a fog; muddled; completely unfamiliar with sth

三不五时 三不五時 san1 bu4 wu3 shi2
(Tw) from time to time; frequently

三番五次 三番五次 san1 fan1 wu3 ci4
over and over again (idiom)

三纲五常 三綱五常 san1 gang1 wu3 chang2
three principles and five virtues (idiom); the three rules (ruler guides subject, father guides son and husband guides wife) and five constant virtues of Confucianism (benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 and fidelity 信)

三皇五帝 三皇五帝 san1 huang2 wu3 di4
three sovereigns 三皇 and five emperors 五帝 of myth and legend; the earliest system of Chinese historiography

三令五申 三令五申 san1 ling4 wu3 shen1
to order again and again (idiom)

三五 三五 san1 wu3
several; three or five

三五成群 三五成群 san1 wu3 cheng2 qun2
in groups of three or four (idiom)

三侠五义 三俠五義 san1 xia2 wu3 yi4
Sanxia wuyi (lit. Three knight-errants and five righteous one), novel edited from stories of late Qing dynasty pinghua 評話|评话 master storyteller Shi Yukun 石玉昆

三下五除二 三下五除二 san1 xia4 wu3 chu2 er4
three, set five remove two (abacus rule); efficiently; quickly and easily

山本五十六 山本五十六 shan1 ben3 wu3 shi2 liu4
YAMAMOTO Isoroku (1884-1943), Japanese admiral

上下五千年 上下五千年 shang4 xia4 wu3 qian1 nian2
popular history of China in three volumes by Cao Yuzhang 曹余章

伸手不见五指 伸手不見五指 shen1 shou3 bu4 jian4 wu3 zhi3
pitch-dark (idiom)

十五 十五 shi2 wu3
fifteen; 15

四分五裂 四分五裂 si4 fen1 wu3 lie4
all split up and in pieces (idiom); disunity (in an organization); complete lack of unity; to disintegrate; falling apart; to be at sixes and sevens

四舍五入 四捨五入 si4 she3 wu3 ru4
to round up to the nearest integer; to discard four, but treat five as whole (of decimal points)

四体不勤,五谷不分 四體不勤,五穀不分 si4 ti3 bu4 qin2 - wu3 gu3 bu4 fen1
never move your four limbs, can't distinguish the five crops (idiom); living as a parasite

王老五 王老五 wang2 lao3 wu3
lit. fifth child of the Wangs; bachelor

王五 王五 wang2 wu3
Wang Wu, name for an unspecified person, third of a series of three: 張三|张三, 李四, 王五 Tom, Dick and Harry

五霸 五霸 wu3 ba4
the Five Hegemons of the Spring and Autumn Period 春秋

五百年前是一家 五百年前是一家 wu3 bai3 nian2 qian2 shi4 yi1 jia1
five hundred years ago we were the same family (idiom) (said of persons with the same surname)

五倍子树 五倍子樹 wu3 bei4 zi5 shu4
Chinese sumac (Rhus chinensis)

五笔 五筆 wu3 bi3
abbr. of 五筆字型|五笔字型, five stroke input method for Chinese characters by numbered strokes, invented by Wang Yongmin 王永民 in 1983

五笔编码 五筆編碼 wu3 bi3 bian1 ma3
five-stroke code, Chinese character input method

五笔输入法 五筆輸入法 wu3 bi3 shu1 ru4 fa3
five stroke input method for Chinese characters by numbered strokes, invented by Wang Yongmin 王永民 in 1983

五笔字型 五筆字型 wu3 bi3 zi4 xing2
five stroke input method for Chinese characters by numbered strokes, invented by Wang Yongmin 王永民 in 1983

五笔字形 五筆字形 wu3 bi3 zi4 xing2
Chinese character input method for entering characters by numbered strokes; variant of 五筆字型|五笔字型

五边形 五邊形 wu3 bian1 xing2
pentagon

五步蛇 五步蛇 wu3 bu4 she2
Deinagkistrodon, a venomous pit viper; also called five-paced viper (i.e. can grow to five paces)

五彩 五彩 wu3 cai3
five (main) colors (white, black, red, yellow, and blue); multicolored

五彩缤纷 五彩繽紛 wu3 cai3 bin1 fen1
all the colors in profusion (idiom); a garish display

五彩宾纷 五彩賓紛 wu3 cai3 bin1 fen1
colorful

五常 五常 wu3 chang2
Wuchang county level city in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨, Heilongjiang

五常 五常 wu3 chang2
five constant virtues of Confucianism, namely: benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 and fidelity 信; five cardinal relationships of Confucianism (between ruler and subject, father and son, husband and wife, brothers, friends); five pha

五常市 五常市 wu3 chang2 shi4
Wuchang county level city in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨, Heilongjiang

五打一 五打一 wu3 da3 yi1
to masturbate (slang)

五大湖 五大湖 wu3 da4 hu2
Great Lakes; the five north American Great Lakes

五大连池 五大連池 wu3 da4 lian2 chi2
Wudalianchi county level city in Heihe 黑河, Heilongjiang

五大连池市 五大連池市 wu3 da4 lian2 chi2 shi4
Wudalianchi county level city in Heihe 黑河, Heilongjiang

五大名山 五大名山 wu3 da4 ming2 shan1
Five Sacred Mountains of the Daoists, namely: Mt Tai 泰山 in Shandong, Mt Hua 華山|华山 in Shaanxi, Mt Heng 衡山 in Hunan, Mt Heng 恆山|恒山 in Shanxi, Mt Song 嵩山 in Henan

五大洲 五大洲 wu3 da4 zhou1
five continents; the whole world

五代 五代 wu3 dai4
Five Dynasties, period of history between the fall of the Tang dynasty (907) and the founding of the Song dynasty (960), when five would-be dynasties were established in quick succession in North China

五代十国 五代十國 wu3 dai4 shi2 guo2
Five Dynasties (907-960) and Ten Kingdoms (902-979), period of political turmoil in ancient China

五代史 五代史 wu3 dai4 shi3
History of the Five Dynasties, eighteenth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, compiled under Xue Juzheng 薛居正 in 974 during Northern Song 北宋, 150 scrolls

五道口 五道口 wu3 dao4 kou3
Wudaokou neighborhood of Beijing

五灯会元 五燈會元 wu3 deng1 hui4 yuan2
Song Dynasty History of Zen Buddhism in China (1252), 20 scrolls

五等爵位 五等爵位 wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4
five orders of feudal nobility, namely: Duke 公, Marquis 侯, Count 伯, Viscount 子, Baron 男

五帝 五帝 wu3 di4
Five Emperors from legendary times; possibly tribal leaders before the historiographers got working on them; usually taken to be Yellow Emperor 黃帝|黄帝 and four of his sons Zhuan Xu 顓頊|颛顼, Di Ku 帝嚳|帝喾, Tang Yao 唐堯|唐尧, Yu Shun 虞舜

五斗柜 五斗櫃 wu3 dou3 gui4
chest of drawers

五斗米道 五斗米道 wu3 dou3 mi3 dao4
Way of the Five Pecks of Rice (Taoist movement); Way of the Celestial Master

五度 五度 wu3 du4
five degrees; fifth (basic musical interval, doh to soh)

五短身材 五短身材 wu3 duan3 shen1 cai2
(of a person) short in stature

五方 五方 wu3 fang1
five directions, namely: east 東|东, south 南, west 西, north 北 and middle 中

五分美金 五分美金 wu3 fen1 mei3 jin1
nickel; five US cents

五分熟 五分熟 wu3 fen1 shu2
cooked five minutes; medium (of steak)

五分之一 五分之一 wu3 fen1 zhi1 yi1
one fifth

五峰 五峰 wu3 feng1
abbr. for 五峰土家族自治縣|五峰土家族自治县, Wufeng Tujiazu Autonomous County in Hubei; Wufeng township in Hsinchu County 新竹縣|新竹县, northwest Taiwan

五峰土家族自治县 五峰土家族自治縣 wu3 feng1 tu3 jia1 zu2 zi4 zhi4 xian4
Wufeng Tujiazu Autonomous County in Hubei

五峰县 五峰縣 wu3 feng1 xian4
abbr. for 五峰土家族自治縣|五峰土家族自治县, Wufeng Tujiazu Autonomous County in Hubei

五峰乡 五峰鄉 wu3 feng1 xiang1
Wufeng township in Hsinchu County 新竹縣|新竹县, northwest Taiwan

五福临门 五福臨門 wu3 fu2 lin2 men2
lit. (may the) five blessings descend upon this home (namely: longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and a natural death); (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)

五更 五更 wu3 geng1
fifth of the five night watch periods 03:00-05:00 (old)

五谷 五穀 wu3 gu3
five crops, e.g. millet 粟, soybean 豆, sesame 麻, barley 麥|麦, rice 稻 or other variants; all crops; all grains; oats, peas, beans and barley

五股 五股 wu3 gu3
Wugu township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan

五谷丰登 五穀豐登 wu3 gu3 feng1 deng1
abundant harvest of all food crops; bumper grain harvest

五股乡 五股鄉 wu3 gu3 xiang1
Wugu township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan

五官 五官 wu3 guan1
five sense organs of TCM (nose, eyes, lips, tongue, ears 鼻目口舌耳); facial features

五官端正 五官端正 wu3 guan1 duan1 zheng4
to have regular features

五光十色 五光十色 wu3 guang1 shi2 se4
brilliant colors

五鬼 五鬼 wu3 gui3
five chief demons of folklore personifying pestilence; also written 五瘟神

五鬼闹判 五鬼鬧判 wu3 gui3 nao4 pan4
Five ghosts mock the judge, or Five ghosts resist judgment (title of folk opera, idiom); important personage mobbed by a crowd of ne'er-do-wells

五行八作 五行八作 wu3 hang2 ba1 zuo1
all the trades; people of all trades and professions

五号 五號 wu3 hao4
the fifth; fifth day of a month

五号电池 五號電池 wu3 hao4 dian4 chi2
AA battery (PRC); Taiwan equivalent: 三號電池|三号电池

五河 五河 wu3 he2
Wuhe county in Bengbu 蚌埠, Anhui; Punjab, province of Pakistan

五河县 五河縣 wu3 he2 xian4
Wuhe county in Bengbu 蚌埠, Anhui

五胡 五胡 wu3 hu2
Five non-Han people, namely: Huns or Xiongnu 匈奴, Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑, Jie 羯, Di 氐, Qiang 羌, esp. in connection with the Sixteen Kingdoms 304-439 五胡十六國|五胡十六国

五胡十六国 五胡十六國 wu3 hu2 shi2 liu4 guo2
Sixteen Kingdoms of Five non-Han people (ruling most of China 304-439)

五湖四海 五湖四海 wu3 hu2 si4 hai3
all parts of the country

五虎将 五虎將 wu3 hu3 jiang4
Liu Bei's five great generals in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, namely: Guan Yu 關羽|关羽, Zhang Fei 張飛|张飞, Zhao Yun 趙雲|赵云, Ma Chao 馬超|马超, Huang Zhong 黃忠|黄忠

五花八门 五花八門 wu3 hua1 ba1 men2
myriad; all kinds of; all sorts of

五花大绑 五花大綁 wu3 hua1 da4 bang3
to bind a person's upper body, with arms tied behind the back and rope looped around the neck; to truss up

五花肉 五花肉 wu3 hua1 rou4
streaky pork

五花腌猪肉 五花醃豬肉 wu3 hua1 yan1 zhu1 rou4
streaky bacon

五华 五華 wu3 hua2
Wuhua county in Meizhou 梅州, Guangdong; Wuhua district of Kunming city 昆明市, Yunnan

五华区 五華區 wu3 hua2 qu1
Wuhua district of Kunming city 昆明市, Yunnan

五华县 五華縣 wu3 hua2 xian4
Wuhua county in Meizhou 梅州, Guangdong

五环 五環 wu3 huan2
five rings; pentacyclic (chemistry)

五环会徽 五環會徽 wu3 huan2 hui4 hui1
Olympic rings

五荤 五葷 wu3 hun1
(Buddhism etc) the five forbidden pungent vegetables: leek, scallion, garlic, rape and coriander

五级士官 五級士官 wu3 ji2 shi4 guan1
master sergeant

五加 五加 wu3 jia1
Acanthopanax gracilistylus

五家渠 五家渠 wu3 jia1 qu2
Wujyachü shehiri (Wujiaqu city) or Wǔjiāqú subprefecture level city in Ili Kazakh autonomous prefecture in north Xinjiang

五家渠市 五家渠市 wu3 jia1 qu2 shi4
Wujyachü shehiri (Wujiaqu city) or Wǔjiāqú subprefecture level city in Ili Kazakh autonomous prefecture in north Xinjiang

五角 五角 wu3 jiao3
pentagon

五角场 五角場 wu3 jiao3 chang3
Wujiaochang neighborhood of Shanghai, adjacent to Fudan University

五角大楼 五角大樓 wu3 jiao3 da4 lou2
the Pentagon

五角星 五角星 wu3 jiao3 xing1
pentagram

五角形 五角形 wu3 jiao3 xing2
pentagon

五结 五結 wu3 jie2
Wujie or Wuchieh township in Yilan county 宜蘭縣|宜兰县, Taiwan

五结乡 五結鄉 wu3 jie2 xiang1
Wujie or Wuchieh township in Yilan county 宜蘭縣|宜兰县, Taiwan

五金 五金 wu3 jin1
metal hardware (nuts and bolts); the five metals: gold, silver, copper, iron and tin 金銀銅鐵錫|金银铜铁锡

五金店 五金店 wu3 jin1 dian4
hardware store; ironmonger's store

五金店铺 五金店鋪 wu3 jin1 dian4 pu4
hardware store

五经 五經 wu3 jing1
the Five Classics of Confucianism, namely: the Book of Songs 詩經|诗经, the Book of History 書經|书经, the Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记, the Book of Changes 易經|易经, and the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋

五口通商 五口通商 wu3 kou3 tong1 shang1
the five treaty ports forced on Qing China by the 1842 treaty of Nanjing 南京條約|南京条约 that concluded the First Opium War, namely: Guangzhou 廣州|广州, Fuzhou 福州, Ningbo 寧波|宁波, Xiamen or Amoy 廈門|厦门 and Shanghai 上海

五劳七伤 五勞七傷 wu3 lao2 qi1 shang1
(TCM) "five strains and seven impairments", five referring to the five viscera 五臟|五脏, and seven to adverse effects on one's body as a result of: overeating (spleen), anger (liver), moisture (kidney), cold (lung), worry (heart), wind and rain (outer appear

五痨七伤 五癆七傷 wu3 lao2 qi1 shang1
variant of 五勞七傷|五劳七伤

五莲 五蓮 wu3 lian2
Wulian county in Rizhao 日照, Shandong

五莲县 五蓮縣 wu3 lian2 xian4
Wulian county in Rizhao 日照, Shandong

五凉 五涼 wu3 liang2
the five Liang of the Sixteen Kingdoms, namely: Former Liang 前涼|前凉 (314-376), Later Liang 後涼|後凉 (386-403), Northern Liang 北涼|北凉 (398-439), Southern Liang 南涼 (397-414), Western Liang 西涼|西凉 (400-421)

五粮液 五糧液 wu3 liang2 ye4
Wuliangye liquor; Five Grain liquor

五苓散 五苓散 wu3 ling2 san3
wuling powder (decoction of poria mushroom used in TCM); poria five powder; Hoelen five powder; five ling powder

五岭 五嶺 wu3 ling3
the five ranges separating Hunan and Jiangxi from south China, esp. Guangdong and Guangxi, namely: Dayu 大庾嶺|大庾岭, Dupang 都龐嶺|都庞岭, Qitian 騎田嶺|骑田岭, Mengzhu 萌渚嶺|萌渚岭 and Yuecheng 越城嶺|越城岭

五伦 五倫 wu3 lun2
the five Confucian relationships (ruler-subject, father-son, brother-brother, husband-wife, friend-friend)

五毛 五毛 wu3 mao2
see 五毛黨|五毛党

五毛党 五毛黨 wu3 mao2 dang3
fifty cents party (person supposed to relay government propaganda on Internet sites)

五年计划 五年計劃 wu3 nian2 ji4 hua4
Five-Year Plan

五七 五七 wu3 qi1
memorial activity 35 days after a person's death

五七干部学校 五七幹部學校 wu3 qi1 gan4 bu4 xue2 xiao4
May 7 Cadre School (forcing educated people into re-education and peasant labor during Cultural Revolution); abbr. to 五七幹校|五七干校

五七干校 五七幹校 wu3 qi1 gan4 xiao4
May 7 Cadre School (forcing educated people into re-education and peasant labor during Cultural Revolution); abbr. for 五七幹部學校|五七干部学校

五七一代 五七一代 wu3 qi1 yi1 dai4
generation of 1957; refers to Mao's anti-rightist purge of 1957

五权宪法 五權憲法 wu3 quan2 xian4 fa3
Sun Yat-sen's Five-power constitution of Republic of China, then of Taiwan; The five courts or 院 are 行政院 Executive yuan, 立法院 Legislative yuan, 司法院 Judicial yuan, 考試院|考试院 Examination yuan, 監察院|监察院 Control yuan

五人墓碑记 五人墓碑記 wu3 ren2 mu4 bei1 ji4
Five tombstone inscriptions (1628), written by Zhang Pu 張溥|张溥

五卅 五卅 wu3 sa4
abbr. for 五卅運動|五卅运动, The May Thirtieth Movement (1925)

五卅运动 五卅運動 wu3 sa4 yun4 dong4
anti-imperialist movement of 30th May 1925, involving general strike esp. in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong etc

五色 五色 wu3 se4
multi-colored; the rainbow; garish

五色缤纷 五色繽紛 wu3 se4 bin1 fen1
all the colors in profusion (idiom); a garish display

五声音阶 五聲音階 wu3 sheng1 yin1 jie1
pentatonic scale

五十 五十 wu3 shi2
fifty

五十步笑百步 五十步笑百步 wu3 shi2 bu4 xiao4 bai3 bu4
the one who has retreated 50 steps laughs at the one who has retreated 100 steps (idiom); the pot calls the kettle black

五十肩 五十肩 wu3 shi2 jian1
adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

五十铃 五十鈴 wu3 shi2 ling2
Isuzu

五世 五世 wu3 shi4
the fifth (of series of numbered kings)

五四 五四 wu3 si4
fourth of May, cf 五四運動|五四运动, national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles

五四爱国运动 五四愛國運動 wu3 si4 ai4 guo2 yun4 dong4
May Fourth Movement; Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles

五四运动 五四運動 wu3 si4 yun4 dong4
May Fourth Movement; Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles

五台 五臺 wu3 tai2
Wutai city and county in Xinzhou 忻州, Shanxi

五台山 五臺山 wu3 tai2 shan1
Mt Wutai in Shanxi 山西, one of the Four Sacred Mountains and home of the Bodhimanda of Manjushri 文殊

五台市 五臺市 wu3 tai2 shi4
Wutai city in Shanxi

五台县 五臺縣 wu3 tai2 xian4
Wutai county in Xinzhou 忻州, Shanxi

五碳糖 五碳糖 wu3 tan4 tang2
pentose (CH20)5, monosaccharide with five carbon atoms, such as ribose 核糖

五体投地 五體投地 wu3 ti3 tou2 di4
to prostrate oneself in admiration (idiom); to adulate sb

五通桥 五通橋 wu3 tong1 qiao2
Wutongqiao district of Leshan city 樂山市|乐山市, Sichuan

五通桥区 五通橋區 wu3 tong1 qiao2 qu1
Wutongqiao district of Leshan city 樂山市|乐山市, Sichuan

五味 五味 wu3 wei4
the five flavors, namely: sweet 甜, sour 酸, bitter 苦, spicy hot 辣, salty 鹹|咸; all kinds of flavors

五味俱全 五味俱全 wu3 wei4 ju4 quan2
a complete gamut of all five flavors (idiom); every flavor under the sun

五味杂陈 五味雜陳 wu3 wei4 za2 chen2
with complex feelings (idiom)

五味子 五味子 wu3 wei4 zi3
schizandra (Schisandra chinensis); Magnolia vine

五瘟 五瘟 wu3 wen1
five chief demons of folklore personifying pestilence

五瘟神 五瘟神 wu3 wen1 shen2
five chief demons of folklore personifying pestilence; cf four horsemen of the apocalypse

五五 五五 wu3 wu3
50-50; equal (share, partnership etc)

五线谱 五線譜 wu3 xian4 pu3
(music) staff; stave

五香 五香 wu3 xiang1
five spice seasoned; incorporating the five basic flavors of Chinese cooking (sweet, sour, bitter, savory, salty)

五香粉 五香粉 wu3 xiang1 fen3
five spices powder

五项全能 五項全能 wu3 xiang4 quan2 neng2
pentathlon

五辛 五辛 wu3 xin1
see 五葷|五荤

五星 五星 wu3 xing1
the five visible planets, namely: Mercury 水星, Venus 金星, Mars 火星, Jupiter 木星, Saturn 土星

五星红旗 五星紅旗 wu3 xing1 hong2 qi2
five-starred red flag (PRC national flag)

五星级 五星級 wu3 xing1 ji2
five-star (hotel)

五行 五行 wu3 xing2
five phases of Chinese philosophy: wood 木, fire 火, earth 土, metal 金, water 水

五刑 五刑 wu3 xing2
imperial five punishments of feudal China, up to Han times: tattooing characters on the forehead 墨, cutting off the nose 劓, amputation of one or both feet 刖, castration 宮|宫, execution 大辟; Han dynasty onwards: whipping 笞, beating the legs and buttocks with

五形 五形 wu3 xing2
Wuxing - "Five Animals" - Martial Art

五旬节 五旬節 wu3 xun2 jie2
Pentecost

五言绝句 五言絕句 wu3 yan2 jue2 ju4
poetic form consisting of four lines of five syllables, with rhymes on first, second and fourth line

五颜六色 五顏六色 wu3 yan2 liu4 se4
multi-colored; every color under the sun

五氧化二钒 五氧化二釩 wu3 yang3 hua4 er4 fan2
Vanadium pentoxide V2O5; vanadic anhydride

五一 五一 wu3 yi1
5-1 (May 1st)

五音 五音 wu3 yin1
five notes of pentatonic scale, roughly do, re, mi, sol, la; five classes of initial consonants of Chinese phonetics, namely: 喉音, 牙音, 舌音, 齒音|齿音, 唇音

五音不全 五音不全 wu3 yin1 bu4 quan2
tone deaf; unable to sing in tune

五音度 五音度 wu3 yin1 du4
fifth (musical interval)

五营 五營 wu3 ying2
Wuying district of Yichun city 伊春市, Heilongjiang

五营区 五營區 wu3 ying2 qu1
Wuying district of Yichun city 伊春市, Heilongjiang

五原 五原 wu3 yuan2
Wuyuan county in Bayan Nur 巴彥淖爾|巴彦淖尔, Inner Mongolia

五原县 五原縣 wu3 yuan2 xian4
Wuyuan county in Bayan Nur 巴彥淖爾|巴彦淖尔, Inner Mongolia

五院 五院 wu3 yuan4
Five yuan or courts that formed the government of the Republic of China under Sun Yat-sen's constitution, namely: 行政院 Executive yuan, 立法院 Legislative yuan, 司法院 Judicial yuan, 考試院|考试院 Examination yuan, 監察院|监察院 Control yuan

五月 五月 wu3 yue4
May; fifth month (of the lunar year)

五岳 五嶽 wu3 yue4
Five Sacred Mountains of the Daoists, namely: Mt Tai 泰山 in Shandong, Mt Hua 華山|华山 in Shaanxi, Mt Heng 衡山 in Hunan, Mt Heng 恆山|恒山 in Shanxi, Mt Song 嵩山 in Henan

五月份 五月份 wu3 yue4 fen4
May

五月节 五月節 wu3 yue4 jie2
Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month)

五蕴 五蘊 wu3 yun4
the Five Aggregates (from Sanskrit "skandha") (Buddhism)

五脏 五臟 wu3 zang4
five viscera of TCM, namely: heart 心, liver 肝, spleen 脾, lungs 肺 and kidneys 腎|肾

五脏六腑 五臟六腑 wu3 zang4 liu4 fu3
five viscera and six bowels (TCM)

五寨 五寨 wu3 zhai4
Wuzhai county in Xinzhou 忻州, Shanxi

五寨县 五寨縣 wu3 zhai4 xian4
Wuzhai county in Xinzhou 忻州, Shanxi

五指山 五指山 wu3 zhi3 shan1
Wuzhi or Mount Five Finger, Hainan; Wuzhishan City, Hainan

五指山市 五指山市 wu3 zhi3 shan1 shi4
Wuzhishan City, Hainan

五洲 五洲 wu3 zhou1
five continents; the world

五子棋 五子棋 wu3 zi3 qi2
five-in-a-row (game similar to tic-tac-toe); Japanese: gomoku; gobang

五祖拳 五祖拳 wu3 zu3 quan2
Wuzuquan - "Five Ancestors" - Martial Art

戊五醇 戊五醇 wu4 wu3 chun2
xylitol; also written 木糖醇

现代五项 現代五項 xian4 dai4 wu3 xiang4
modern pentathlon

新五代史 新五代史 xin1 wu3 dai4 shi3
Later History of the Five Dynasties (between Tang and Song), nineteenth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, compiled under Ouyang Xiu 歐陽修|欧阳修 in 1053 during Northern Song Dynasty, 74 scrolls

星期五 星期五 xing1 qi1 wu3
Friday

学富五车 學富五車 xue2 fu4 wu3 che1
of great erudition and scholarship (idiom)

吆五喝六 吆五喝六 yao1 wu3 he4 liu4
lit. to shout out hoping for fives and sixes when gambling with dice; a hubbub of gambling

一退六二五 一退六二五 yi1 tui4 liu4 er4 wu3
lit. 1 divided by 16 is 0.0625 (abacus rule); fig. to deny responsibility; to pass the buck; also written 一推六二五

一五一十 一五一十 yi1 wu3 yi1 shi2
lit. count by fives and tens (idiom); to narrate systematically and in full detail

张三,李四,王五,赵六 張三,李四,王五,趙六 zhang1 san1 - li3 si4 - wang2 wu3 - zhao4 liu4
four proverbial names; Tom, Dick and Harry

周五 週五 zhou1 wu3
Friday

钻石王老五 鑽石王老五 zuan4 shi2 wang2 lao3 wu3
highly eligible bachelor; desirable male partner