shi2
ten; 10

strokes 2
radical
strokes after radical 0
八九不离十 八九不離十 ba1 jiu3 bu4 li2 shi2
pretty close; very near; about right

八十 八十 ba1 shi2
eighty; 80

八十天环游地球 八十天環遊地球 ba1 shi2 tian1 huan2 you2 di4 qiu2
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 儒勒·凡爾納|儒勒·凡尔纳

百儿八十 百兒八十 bai3 er2 ba1 shi2
about a hundred; a hundred or so

百十 百十 bai3 shi2
a hundred or so

板板六十四 板板六十四 ban3 ban3 liu4 shi2 si4
unaccommodating; rigid

本笃·十六世 本篤·十六世 ben3 du3 - shi2 liu4 shi4
Pope Benedict XVI; Joseph Alois Ratzinger (1927-), pope 2005-2013

不管三七二十一 不管三七二十一 bu4 guan3 san1 qi1 er4 shi2 yi1
regardless of the consequences; recklessly relying on a hopelessly optimistic forecast

大年三十 大年三十 da4 nian2 san1 shi2
last day of the lunar year; Chinese New Year's Eve

第三十 第三十 di4 san1 shi2
thirtieth

二十 二十 er4 shi2
twenty; 20

二十八宿 二十八宿 er4 shi2 ba1 xiu4
the twenty-eight constellations

二十多 二十多 er4 shi2 duo1
over 20

二十六岁 二十六歲 er4 shi2 liu4 sui4
26 years old

二十面体 二十面體 er4 shi2 mian4 ti3
icosahedron

二十年目睹之怪现状 二十年目睹之怪現狀 er4 shi2 nian2 mu4 du3 zhi1 guai4 xian4 zhuang4
The Strange State of the World Witnessed Over 20 Years, novel by late Qing novelist Wu Jianren 吳趼人|吴趼人

二十世纪 二十世紀 er4 shi2 shi4 ji4
20th century

二十四节气 二十四節氣 er4 shi2 si4 jie2 qi5
the 24 solar terms, calculated from the position of the sun on the ecliptic, that divide the year into 24 equal periods

二十四史 二十四史 er4 shi2 si4 shi3
the Twenty-Four Histories (25 or 26 in modern editions), collection of books on Chinese dynastic history from 3000 BC till 17th century; fig. a long and complicated story

二十四孝 二十四孝 er4 shi2 si4 xiao4
the Twenty-four Filial Exemplars, classic Confucian text on filial piety from Yuan dynasty

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

二十一点 二十一點 er4 shi2 yi1 dian3
blackjack (card game)

二十一世纪 二十一世紀 er4 shi2 yi1 shi4 ji4
21st century

二十一条 二十一條 er4 shi2 yi1 tiao2
the Japanese Twenty-One Demands of 1915

饭后百步走,活到九十九 飯後百步走,活到九十九 fan4 hou4 bai3 bu4 zou3 - huo2 dao4 jiu3 shi2 jiu3
walk a hundred steps after each meal and you will live a long life (proverb)

瓜无滚圆,人无十全 瓜無滾圓,人無十全 gua1 wu2 gun3 yuan2 - ren2 wu2 shi2 quan2
no gourd is perfectly round, just as no man is perfect (proverb)

管他三七二十一 管他三七二十一 guan3 ta1 san1 qi1 er4 shi2 yi1
who cares; no matter what; regardless of the consequences

合十 合十 he2 shi2
to put one's palms together (in prayer or greeting)

红十字 紅十字 hong2 shi2 zi4
Red Cross

划十字 劃十字 hua4 shi2 zi4
variant of 畫十字|画十字

画十字 畫十字 hua4 shi2 zi4
to make the sign of the cross; to make a cross (on paper)

黄道十二宫 黃道十二宮 huang2 dao4 shi2 er4 gong1
see 十二宮|十二宫

黄帝八十一难经 黃帝八十一難經 huang2 di4 ba1 shi2 yi1 nan4 jing1
Yellow Emperor's Classic of Eighty-one Difficulties, medical text, c. 1st century AD

黄花岗七十二烈士 黃花崗七十二烈士 huang2 hua1 gang1 qi1 shi2 er4 lie4 shi4
the seventy two martyrs of the Huanghuagang uprising of 23rd April 1911

几十亿 幾十億 ji3 shi2 yi4
several billion

假一赔十 假一賠十 jia3 yi1 pei2 shi2
lit. if one is fake, I shall compensate you for ten of them; fig. (of goods) 100% genuine

九十 九十 jiu3 shi2
ninety

君子报仇,十年不晚 君子報仇,十年不晚 jun1 zi5 bao4 chou2 - shi2 nian2 bu4 wan3
lit. for a nobleman to take revenge, ten years is not too long (idiom); fig. revenge is a dish best served cold

猎杀红色十月号 獵殺紅色十月號 lie4 sha1 hong2 se4 shi2 yue4 hao4
"The Hunt for Red October", a novel by Tom Clancy

六十 六十 liu4 shi2
sixty; 60

六十年代 六十年代 liu4 shi2 nian2 dai4
the sixties; the 1960s

六十四卦 六十四卦 liu4 shi2 si4 gua4
the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes (I Ching or Yi Jing) 易經|易经

六十四位元 六十四位元 liu4 shi2 si4 wei4 yuan2
64-bit (computing)

明十三陵 明十三陵 ming2 shi2 san1 ling2
the Ming tombs (mausoleum park of the Ming emperors in Changping district of Beijing)

目下十行 目下十行 mu4 xia4 shi2 hang2
see 一目十行

南十字座 南十字座 nan2 shi2 zi4 zuo4
Crux (constellation); Southern Cross

年三十 年三十 nian2 san1 shi2
last day of the lunar year; Chinese New Year's Eve

宁拆十座庙,不毁一桩婚 寧拆十座廟,不毀一樁婚 ning2 chai1 shi2 zuo4 miao4 - bu4 hui4 yi1 zhuang1 hun1
rather destroy ten temples than a single marriage (idiom)

女大十八变 女大十八變 nv3 da4 shi2 ba1 bian4
lit. a girl changes eighteen times between childhood and womanhood (idiom); fig. a young woman is very different from the little girl she once was

七老八十 七老八十 qi1 lao3 ba1 shi2
in one's seventies (age); very old (of people)

七十 七十 qi1 shi2
seventy; 70

七十年代 七十年代 qi1 shi2 nian2 dai4
the seventies; the 1970s

七十七国集团 七十七國集團 qi1 shi2 qi1 guo2 ji2 tuan2
Group of 77, loose alliance of developing countries, founded in 1964

蔷薇十字团 薔薇十字團 qiang2 wei1 shi2 zi4 tuan2
the Rosicrucian order (masonic order)

茄二十八星瓢虫 茄二十八星瓢蟲 qie2 er4 shi2 ba1 xing1 piao2 chong2
28-spotted ladybird; hadda beetle; Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata

三百六十行 三百六十行 san1 bai3 liu4 shi2 hang2
all walks of life (idiom); every trade

三七二十一 三七二十一 san1 qi1 er4 shi2 yi1
three sevens are twenty-one (idiom); the facts of the matter; the actual situation

三十 三十 san1 shi2
thirty; 30

三十八度线 三十八度線 san1 shi2 ba1 du4 xian4
thirty eighth parallel; dividing line agreed at Yalta between US and Soviet zones of influence in Korea, now the DMZ between North and South Korea

三十而立 三十而立 san1 shi2 er2 li4
thirty years old and therefore independent (idiom, from Confucius)

三十二位元 三十二位元 san1 shi2 er4 wei4 yuan2
32-bit (computing)

三十二相 三十二相 san1 shi2 er4 xiang4
the thirty-two physical characteristics of Buddha

三十六计 三十六計 san1 shi2 liu4 ji4
The Thirty-Six Stratagems, a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, and in civil interaction; all the possible schemes and stratagems

三十六计,走为上策 三十六計,走為上策 san1 shi2 liu4 ji4 - zou3 wei2 shang4 ce4
Of the Thirty-Six Stratagems, fleeing is best.; see also 三十六計|三十六计

三十六字母 三十六字母 san1 shi2 liu4 zi4 mu3
thirty six initial consonants of Song phonetic theory

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

十·一 十·一 shi2 - yi1
first of October; PRC National Day; same as 國慶|国庆

十八 十八 shi2 ba1
eighteen; 18

十倍 十倍 shi2 bei4
tenfold; ten times (sth)

十边形 十邊形 shi2 bian1 xing2
decagon

十常侍 十常侍 shi2 chang2 shi4
Ten Permanent Functionaries at the end of Han, a byword for corruption

十成 十成 shi2 cheng2
completely

十成九稳 十成九穩 shi2 cheng2 jiu3 wen3
to be 90 percent sure (idiom)

十大神兽 十大神獸 shi2 da4 shen2 shou4
the Baidu 10 mythical creatures (a set of hoax animals and puns linked to PRC Internet censorship)

十动然拒 十動然拒 shi2 dong4 ran2 ju4
to reject sb after being deeply touched by them (Internet slang)

十多亿 十多億 shi2 duo1 yi4
over one billion; more than a billion

十恶不赦 十惡不赦 shi2 e4 bu4 she4
wicked beyond redemption (idiom); heinous

十二 十二 shi2 er4
twelve; 12

十二边形 十二邊形 shi2 er4 bian1 xing2
dodecagon

十二地支 十二地支 shi2 er4 di4 zhi1
the 12 earthly branches 子, 丑, 寅, 卯, 辰, 巳, 午, 未, 申, 酉, 戌, 亥 (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal numbers)

十二分 十二分 shi2 er4 fen1
exceedingly; hundred percent; everything and more

十二宫 十二宮 shi2 er4 gong1
the twelve equatorial constellations or signs of the zodiac in Western astronomy and astrology, namely: Aries 白羊, Taurus 金牛, Gemini 雙子|双子, Cancer 巨蟹, Leo 獅子|狮子, Virgo 室女, Libra 天秤, Scorpio 天蠍|天蝎, Sagittarius 人馬|人马, Capricorn 摩羯, Aquarius 寶瓶|宝瓶, Pisces 雙魚|

十二角形 十二角形 shi2 er4 jiao3 xing2
dodecagon

十二经 十二經 shi2 er4 jing1
twelve channels of TCM

十二经脉 十二經脈 shi2 er4 jing1 mai4
twelve channels of TCM

十二码 十二碼 shi2 er4 ma3
12-yard (sports); penalty kick

十二面体 十二面體 shi2 er4 mian4 ti3
dodecahedron

十二平均律 十二平均律 shi2 er4 ping2 jun1 lv4
equal temperament

十二时辰 十二時辰 shi2 er4 shi2 chen5
twelve divisions of the day of early Chinese and Babylonian time-keeping and astronomy

十二星座 十二星座 shi2 er4 xing1 zuo4
the twelve constellations on the ecliptic plane; the signs of the zodiac

十二月 十二月 shi2 er4 yue4
December; twelfth month (of the lunar year)

十二月份 十二月份 shi2 er4 yue4 fen4
December

十二支 十二支 shi2 er4 zhi1
the 12 earthly branches 子, 丑, 寅, 卯, 辰, 巳, 午, 未, 申, 酉, 戌, 亥 (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal number)

十二指肠 十二指腸 shi2 er4 zhi3 chang2
duodenum

十分 十分 shi2 fen1
very; completely; utterly; extremely; absolutely; hundred percent; to divide into ten equal parts

十分之一 十分之一 shi2 fen1 zhi1 yi1
one tenth

十干 十干 shi2 gan1
same as 天干; the 10 heavenly stems 甲, 乙, 丙, 丁, 戊, 己, 庚, 辛, 壬, 癸 (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal number like Roman I, II, III)

十国春秋 十國春秋 shi2 guo2 chun1 qiu1
History of Ten States of South China (1669) by Wu Renchen 吳任臣|吴任臣, 77 scrolls

十几 十幾 shi2 ji3
more than ten; a dozen or more

十几个月 十幾個月 shi2 ji3 ge4 yue4
ten months or so; about ten months

十角形 十角形 shi2 jiao3 xing2
decagon

十戒 十戒 shi2 jie4
the ten commandments (religion)

十诫 十誡 shi2 jie4
ten commandments

十锦 十錦 shi2 jin3
variant of 什錦|什锦

十进 十進 shi2 jin4
decimal; calculations to base 10

十进算术 十進算術 shi2 jin4 suan4 shu4
decimal calculation

十进位 十進位 shi2 jin4 wei4
decimal system

十进位法 十進位法 shi2 jin4 wei4 fa3
decimal system

十进制 十進制 shi2 jin4 zhi4
decimal

十九 十九 shi2 jiu3
nineteen; 19

十克 十克 shi2 ke4
decagram

十里洋场 十里洋場 shi2 li3 yang2 chang3
the Shanghai of old, with its foreign settlements; (fig.) a bustling, cosmopolitan city

十六 十六 shi2 liu4
sixteen; 16

十六国 十六國 shi2 liu4 guo2
Sixteen Kingdoms of Five non-Han people (ruling most of China 304-439); also written 五胡十六國|五胡十六国

十六国春秋 十六國春秋 shi2 liu4 guo2 chun1 qiu1
history of the Sixteen Kingdoms 304-439 by Cui Hong 崔鴻|崔鸿, written towards the end of Wei of the Northern Dynasties 北魏, 100 scrolls

十六进制 十六進制 shi2 liu4 jin4 zhi4
hexadecimal

十六烷值 十六烷值 shi2 liu4 wan2 zhi2
cetane number (quality of light diesel fuel, measured by its ignition delay)

十六位元 十六位元 shi2 liu4 wei4 yuan2
16-bit (computing)

十面埋伏 十面埋伏 shi2 mian4 mai2 fu2
Ambush from ten sides (pipa solo piece); House of Flying Daggers (2004 movie by Zhang Yimou 張藝謀|张艺谋)

十拿九稳 十拿九穩 shi2 na2 jiu3 wen3
extremely certain; ninety percent sure

十年树木,百年树人 十年樹木,百年樹人 shi2 nian2 shu4 mu4 - bai3 nian2 shu4 ren2
It takes ten years to nurture a tree, but a hundred years to train a man (idiom). A good education program takes a long time to develop.

十七 十七 shi2 qi1
seventeen; 17

十七孔桥 十七孔橋 shi2 qi1 kong3 qiao2
Seventeen arch bridge in the Summer Palace 頤和園|颐和园, Beijing

十全 十全 shi2 quan2
perfect; complete

十全十美 十全十美 shi2 quan2 shi2 mei3
complete and beautiful; to be perfect (idiom)

十日谈 十日談 shi2 ri4 tan2
Decameron, collection of 100 tales of love supposedly told by ten young people in ten days, written by Giovanni Boccaccio 薄伽丘

十三 十三 shi2 san1
thirteen; 13

十三点 十三點 shi2 san1 dian3
half-witted; nitwit

十三经 十三經 shi2 san1 jing1
the Thirteen Confucian Classics, namely: Book of Songs 詩經|诗经, Book of History 尚書|尚书, Rites of Zhou 周禮|周礼, Rites and Ceremonies 儀禮|仪礼, Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记, Book of Changes 易經|易经, Mr Zuo's Annals 左傳|左传, Mr Gongyang's Annals 公羊傳|公羊传, Mr Guliang's Annals 穀

十三日 十三日 shi2 san1 ri4
thirteenth day of a month

十数 十數 shi2 shu4
more than ten; a dozen or more

十四 十四 shi2 si4
fourteen; 14

十四行诗 十四行詩 shi2 si4 hang2 shi1
sonnet

十天干 十天干 shi2 tian1 gan1
the ten Heavenly Stems 甲, 乙, 丙, 丁, 戊, 己, 庚, 辛, 壬, 癸 (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal number like Roman I, II, III)

十万 十萬 shi2 wan4
hundred thousand

十万火急 十萬火急 shi2 wan4 huo3 ji2
most urgent; post-haste; express

十万位 十萬位 shi2 wan4 wei4
the hundred thousands place (or column) in the decimal system

十位 十位 shi2 wei4
the tens place (or column) in the decimal system

十五 十五 shi2 wu3
fifteen; 15

十项 十項 shi2 xiang4
ten items; decathlon (athletics)

十项全能 十項全能 shi2 xiang4 quan2 neng2
decathlon

十堰 十堰 shi2 yan4
Shiyan prefecture level city in Hubei

十堰市 十堰市 shi2 yan4 shi4
Shiyan prefecture level city in Hubei

十一 十一 shi2 yi1
eleven; 11

十一路 十一路 shi2 yi1 lu4
(coll.) going on foot

十一月 十一月 shi2 yi1 yue4
November; eleventh month (of the lunar year)

十一月份 十一月份 shi2 yi1 yue4 fen4
November

十亿 十億 shi2 yi4
one billion; giga-

十亿位元 十億位元 shi2 yi4 wei4 yuan2
gigabit

十有八九 十有八九 shi2 you3 ba1 jiu3
most likely; mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10); vast majority

十月 十月 shi2 yue4
October; tenth month (of the lunar year)

十月份 十月份 shi2 yue4 fen4
October

十月革命 十月革命 shi2 yue4 ge2 ming4
October Revolution

十之八九 十之八九 shi2 zhi1 ba1 jiu3
most likely; mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10); vast majority

十指不沾阳春水 十指不沾陽春水 shi2 zhi3 bu4 zhan1 yang2 chun1 shui3
to have no need to fend for oneself (idiom); to lead a pampered life

十字 十字 shi2 zi4
cross road; cross-shaped; crucifix; the character ten

十字镐 十字鎬 shi2 zi4 gao3
pickaxe

十字花科 十字花科 shi2 zi4 hua1 ke1
Cruciferae or Brassicaceae (taxonomic family including Brassica etc whose flowers have a cross of 4 petals)

十字架 十字架 shi2 zi4 jia4
cross; crucifix; yoke one has to endure

十字架刑 十字架刑 shi2 zi4 jia4 xing2
crucifiction

十字军 十字軍 shi2 zi4 jun1
crusaders; army of crusaders; the Crusades

十字军东征 十字軍東征 shi2 zi4 jun1 dong1 zheng1
the Crusades; crusaders' eastern expedition

十字军远征 十字軍遠征 shi2 zi4 jun1 yuan3 zheng1
the Crusades

十字路口 十字路口 shi2 zi4 lu4 kou3
crossroads; intersection

十字丝 十字絲 shi2 zi4 si1
crosshairs

十字头螺刀 十字頭螺刀 shi2 zi4 tou2 luo2 dao1
Phillips screwdriver (i.e. with cross slit)

十字形 十字形 shi2 zi4 xing2
cruciform; cross shape

十字绣 十字繡 shi2 zi4 xiu4
cross-stitch

十字转门 十字轉門 shi2 zi4 zhuan4 men2
turnstile

十足 十足 shi2 zu2
ample; complete; hundred percent; a pure shade (of some color)

数十亿 數十億 shu4 shi2 yi4
several billion

双十节 雙十節 shuang1 shi2 jie2
Double Tenth, the anniversary of the Wuchang Uprising 武昌起義|武昌起义 of October 10th, 1911; (Taiwan) National Day

四十 四十 si4 shi2
forty; 40

四十二章经 四十二章經 si4 shi2 er4 zhang1 jing1
The Sutra in Forty-two Sections Spoken by the Buddha, the first Chinese Buddhist text, translated in 67 by Kasyapa-Matanga 迦葉摩騰 and Gobharana 竺法蘭 (Dharmaraksha)

台上一分钟,台下十年功 臺上一分鐘,臺下十年功 tai2 shang4 yi1 fen1 zhong1 - tai2 xia4 shi2 nian2 gong1
ten years of practice for one minute on the stage (idiom)

太子十三峰 太子十三峰 tai4 zi3 shi2 san1 feng1
thirteen peaks of Meri snow mountains in Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture 迪慶藏族自治州|迪庆藏族自治州, Yunnan; also written 梅里雪山

听君一席话,胜读十年书 聽君一席話,勝讀十年書 ting1 jun1 yi1 xi2 hua4 - sheng4 du2 shi2 nian2 shu1
listening to the words of a wise man can be superior to studying ten years of books (proverb)

闻一知十 聞一知十 wen2 yi1 zhi1 shi2
lit. to hear one and know ten (idiom); fig. explain one thing and (he) understands everything; a word to the wise

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

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

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

香港红十字会 香港紅十字會 xiang1 gang3 hong2 shi2 zi4 hui4
Hong Kong Red Cross

星相十足 星相十足 xing1 xiang1 shi2 zu2
(coll.) to look every bit the big star

行百里者半九十 行百里者半九十 xing2 bai3 li3 zhe3 ban4 jiu3 shi2
lit. ninety li is merely a half of a hundred li journey (idiom); fig. the closer one is to completing a task, the tougher it gets; a task is not done until it's done

轩辕十四 軒轅十四 xuan1 yuan2 shi2 si4
Regulus (constellation)

一部二十四史,不知从何说起 一部二十四史,不知從何說起 yi1 bu4 er4 shi2 si4 shi3 - bu4 zhi1 cong2 he2 shuo1 qi3
It's a long and intricate story, I hardly know where to start.

一传十,十传百 一傳十,十傳百 yi1 chuan2 shi2 - shi2 chuan2 bai3
news pass quickly from mouth to mouth (idiom); an infectious disease spreads quickly (old meaning)

一目十行 一目十行 yi1 mu4 shi2 hang2
ten lines at a glance (idiom); to read very rapidly

一年被蛇咬十年怕井绳 一年被蛇咬十年怕井繩 yi1 nian2 bei4 she2 yao3 shi2 nian2 pa4 jing3 sheng2
bitten by a snake in one year, fears the well rope for ten years (idiom); once bitten twice shy

一暴十寒 一暴十寒 yi1 pu4 shi2 han2
one day's sun, ten days' frost (idiom, from Mencius); fig. to work for a bit then skimp; sporadic effort; short attention span

一曝十寒 一曝十寒 yi1 pu4 shi2 han2
one day's sun, ten days' frost (idiom, from Mencius); fig. to work for a bit then skimp; sporadic effort; lack of sticking power; short attention span

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

一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井繩 yi1 zhao1 bei4 she2 yao3 - shi2 nian2 pa4 jing3 sheng2
once bitten by a snake, ten years in fear of a well rope; once bitten, twice shy (idiom)

运十 運十 yun4 shi2
Shanghai Y-10; Yun-10 commercial jet aircraft

诸子十家 諸子十家 zhu1 zi3 shi2 jia1
various sages and ten schools of thought; refers to the classical schools of thought, e.g. Confucianism 儒 represented by Confucius 孔子 and Mencius 孟子, Daoism 道 by Laozi 老子 and Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子, Mohism 墨 by Mozi 墨子, Legalism 法 by Sunzi 孫子|孙子 and Han Feizi 韓非子