qian1
thousand

qian1
a swing

strokes 3
radical
strokes after radical 1
百卉千葩 百卉千葩 bai3 hui4 qian1 pa1
myriad plants and flowers (idiom); rich and colorful

百计千方 百計千方 bai3 ji4 qian1 fang1
to exhaust every means to achieve sth (idiom)

百孔千疮 百孔千瘡 bai3 kong3 qian1 chuang1
heavily damaged; (fig.) full of holes; riddled with problems

百姿千态 百姿千態 bai3 zi1 qian1 tai4
in different poses and with different expressions; in thousands of postures (idiom)

敝帚千金 敝帚千金 bi4 zhou3 qian1 jin1
lit. my worn-out broom, a thousand in gold (idiom); fig. sentimental value; I wouldn't be parted with it for anything.

彪炳千古 彪炳千古 biao1 bing3 qian1 gu3
to shine through the ages (idiom)

柏克里克千佛洞 柏克里克千佛洞 bo2 ke4 li3 ke4 qian1 fo2 dong4
Paziklike thousand-Buddha grotto in the Turpan basin, Xinjiang

不远千里 不遠千里 bu4 yuan3 qian1 li3
make light of traveling a thousand li; go to the trouble of traveling a long distance

差之毫厘,谬以千里 差之毫釐,謬以千里 cha1 zhi1 hao2 li2 - miu4 yi3 qian1 li3
the slightest difference leads to a huge error (idiom); a miss is as good as a mile

差之毫厘,失之千里 差之毫釐,失之千里 cha1 zhi1 hao2 li2 - shi1 zhi1 qian1 li3
the slightest difference leads to a huge loss (idiom); a miss is as good as a mile

成百上千 成百上千 cheng2 bai3 shang4 qian1
hundreds; a large number; lit. by the hundreds and thousands

成千 成千 cheng2 qian1
thousands

成千成万 成千成萬 cheng2 qian1 cheng2 wan4
lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers; innumerable; thousands upon thousands

成千累万 成千累萬 cheng2 qian1 lei3 wan4
lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers; innumerable; thousands upon thousands

成千上万 成千上萬 cheng2 qian1 shang4 wan4
lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers; innumerable; thousands upon thousands

秤砣虽小压千斤 秤砣雖小壓千斤 cheng4 tuo2 sui1 xiao3 ya1 qian1 jin1
although small, a steelyard weight may tip a hundred pounds (idiom); apparently insignificant details can have a large impact; for want of a nail the battle was lost

齿条千斤顶 齒條千斤頂 chi3 tiao2 qian1 jin1 ding3
rack and pinion jack

出老千 出老千 chu1 lao3 qian1
to cheat (in gambling)

出千 出千 chu1 qian1
see 出老千

打千 打千 da3 qian1
genuflection, a form of salutation in Qing times performed by men, going down on the right knee and reaching down with the right hand

荡秋千 盪鞦韆 dang4 qiu1 qian1
to swing (on a swing)

恶事传千里 惡事傳千里 e4 shi4 chuan2 qian1 li3
evil deeds spread a thousand miles (idiom); scandal spreads like wildfire

各有千秋 各有千秋 ge4 you3 qian1 qiu1
each has its own merits (idiom)

好事不出门,恶事传千里 好事不出門,惡事傳千里 hao3 shi4 bu4 chu1 men2 - e4 shi4 chuan2 qian1 li3
lit. good deeds do not go beyond the door, evil deeds spread a thousand miles; a good deed goes unnoticed, but scandal spreads fast (idiom)

横眉冷对千夫指 橫眉冷對千夫指 heng2 mei2 leng3 dui4 qian1 fu1 zhi3
to face a thousand pointing fingers with a cool scowl (citation from Lu Xun); to treat with disdain; to defy

横扫千军 橫掃千軍 heng2 sao3 qian1 jun1
total annihilation

几千 幾千 ji3 qian1
several thousand

家累千金,坐不垂堂 家累千金,坐不垂堂 jia1 lei3 qian1 jin1 - zuo4 bu4 chui2 tang2
rich person does not sit under the eaves (idiom); prudent not to place oneself in danger

决胜千里 決勝千里 jue2 sheng4 qian1 li3
to be able to plan victory from a thousand miles away (idiom)

克孜尔千佛洞 克孜爾千佛洞 ke4 zi1 er3 qian1 fo2 dong4
Kezil thousand-Buddha grotto in Baicheng 拜城, Aksu 阿克蘇地區|阿克苏地区, Xinjiang

库木吐拉千佛洞 庫木吐拉千佛洞 ku4 mu4 tu3 la1 qian1 fo2 dong4
Kumutula thousand-Buddha grotto in Kuqa, Xinjiang

老骥伏枥,志在千里 老驥伏櫪,志在千里 lao3 ji4 fu2 li4 - zhi4 zai4 qian1 li3
lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. old people may still cherish high aspirations

老千 老千 lao3 qian1
cheat; swindler (in gambling)

礼轻人意重,千里送鹅毛 禮輕人意重,千里送鵝毛 li3 qing1 ren2 yi4 zhong4 - qian1 li3 song4 e2 mao2
goose feather sent from afar, a slight present but weighty meaning (idiom); It's not the present the counts, it's the thought behind it.

两千年 兩千年 liang3 qian1 nian2
the year 2000; 2000 years

留芳千古 留芳千古 liu2 fang1 qian1 gu3
a good reputation to last down the generations

螺旋千斤顶 螺旋千斤頂 luo2 xuan2 qian1 jin1 ding3
screw jack

平方千米 平方千米 ping2 fang1 qian1 mi3
square kilometer

千变万化 千變萬化 qian1 bian4 wan4 hua4
countless changes; constant permutation

千变万轸 千變萬軫 qian1 bian4 wan4 zhen3
constantly changing, ever-varying (idiom)

千层面 千層麵 qian1 ceng2 mian4
lasagna

千差万别 千差萬別 qian1 cha1 wan4 bie2
manifold diversity

千疮百孔 千瘡百孔 qian1 chuang1 bai3 kong3
see 百孔千瘡|百孔千疮

千锤百炼 千錘百鍊 qian1 chui2 bai3 lian4
after hard work and numerous revisions (idiom); the vicissitudes of life

千刀万剐 千刀萬剮 qian1 dao1 wan4 gua3
to make mincemeat of sb; to hack sb to pieces (used while cursing)

千岛湖 千島湖 qian1 dao3 hu2
Qiandao Lake

千岛酱 千島醬 qian1 dao3 jiang4
thousand island dressing

千岛群岛 千島群島 qian1 dao3 qun2 dao3
Kuril Islands, archipelago in Sakhalin, far-eastern Russia

千叮万嘱 千叮萬囑 qian1 ding1 wan4 zhu3
repeatedly urging; imploring over and over again

千吨 千噸 qian1 dun1
kiloton

千吨级核武器 千噸級核武器 qian1 dun1 ji2 he2 wu3 qi4
kiloton weapon

千儿八百 千兒八百 qian1 er5 ba1 bai3
(coll.) one thousand or almost one thousand

千方百计 千方百計 qian1 fang1 bai3 ji4
lit. thousand ways, a hundred plans (idiom); by every possible means

千佛洞 千佛洞 qian1 fo2 dong4
Buddhist grottos

千夫 千夫 qian1 fu1
a lot of people (literary)

千伏 千伏 qian1 fu2
kilovolt

千古 千古 qian1 gu3
for all eternity; throughout all ages

千古遗恨 千古遺恨 qian1 gu3 yi2 hen4
to have eternal regrets (idiom)

千古罪人 千古罪人 qian1 gu3 zui4 ren2
sb condemned by history (idiom)

千赫 千赫 qian1 he4
kilohertz

千赫兹 千赫茲 qian1 he4 zi1
kilohertz; kHz

千家万户 千家萬戶 qian1 jia1 wan4 hu4
every family (idiom)

千碱基对 千鹼基對 qian1 jian3 ji1 dui4
thousand base pair (kbp)

千金 千金 qian1 jin1
thousand jin 斤 (pounds) of gold; money and riches; (honorific) invaluable (support); (honorific) daughter

千斤顶 千斤頂 qian1 jin1 ding3
jack (for lifting weight)

千金方 千金方 qian1 jin1 fang1
Prescriptions Worth a Thousand in Gold, early Tang compendium of herbal medicine by Sun Simiao 孫思邈|孙思邈

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

千金要方 千金要方 qian1 jin1 yao4 fang1
Prescriptions Worth a Thousand in Gold, early Tang compendium of herbal medicine by Sun Simiao 孫思邈|孙思邈

千金一诺 千金一諾 qian1 jin1 yi1 nuo4
a promise worth one thousand in gold (idiom); a promise that must be kept

千金一掷 千金一擲 qian1 jin1 yi1 zhi4
lit. stake a thousand pieces of gold on one throw (idiom); to throw away money recklessly; extravagant

千经万卷 千經萬卷 qian1 jing1 wan4 juan3
lit. a thousand sutras, ten thousand scrolls; fig. the vast Buddhist canon

千军万马 千軍萬馬 qian1 jun1 wan4 ma3
magnificent army with thousands of men and horses (idiom); impressive display of manpower; all the King's horses and all the King's men

千钧一发 千鈞一髮 qian1 jun1 yi1 fa4
a thousand pounds hangs by a thread (idiom); imminent peril; a matter of life or death

千军易得,一将难求 千軍易得,一將難求 qian1 jun1 yi4 de2 - yi1 jiang4 nan2 qiu2
Easy to raise an army of one thousand, but hard to find a good general. (idiom)

千卡 千卡 qian1 ka3
kilocalorie (Kcal)

千克 千克 qian1 ke4
kilogram

千里 千里 qian1 li3
a thousand miles; a thousand li (i.e. 500 kilometers); a long distance

千里搭长棚,没有不散的宴席 千里搭長棚,沒有不散的宴席 qian1 li3 da1 chang2 peng2 - mei2 you3 bu4 san4 de5 yan4 xi2
even if you build a thousand-league awning for it, every banquet must come to an end (idiom)

千里达和多巴哥 千里達和多巴哥 qian1 li3 da2 he2 duo1 ba1 ge1
Trinidad and Tobago

千里达及托巴哥 千里達及托巴哥 qian1 li3 da2 ji2 tuo1 ba1 ge1
Trinidad and Tobago (Tw)

千里鹅毛 千里鵝毛 qian1 li3 e2 mao2
goose feather sent from afar (idiom); a trifling gift with a weighty thought behind it; also written 千里送鵝毛|千里送鹅毛

千里寄鹅毛 千里寄鵝毛 qian1 li3 ji4 e2 mao2
goose feather sent from afar (idiom); a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it; also written 千里送鵝毛|千里送鹅毛

千里马 千里馬 qian1 li3 ma3
lit. ten thousand mile horse; fine steed

千里送鹅毛 千里送鵝毛 qian1 li3 song4 e2 mao2
goose feather sent from afar (idiom); a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it

千里送鹅毛,礼轻情意重 千里送鵝毛,禮輕情意重 qian1 li3 song4 e2 mao2 - li3 qing1 qing2 yi4 zhong4
goose feather sent from afar, a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it (idiom); It's not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it.

千里送鹅毛,礼轻人意重 千里送鵝毛,禮輕人意重 qian1 li3 song4 e2 mao2 - li3 qing1 ren2 yi4 zhong4
goose feather sent from afar, a slight present but weighty meaning (idiom); It's not the present the counts, it's the thought behind it.

千里迢迢 千里迢迢 qian1 li3 tiao2 tiao2
from distant parts

千里眼 千里眼 qian1 li3 yan3
clairvoyance

千里之堤,溃于蚁穴 千里之堤,潰於蟻穴 qian1 li3 zhi1 di1 - kui4 yu2 yi3 xue2
An ant hole causing the collapse of a great dike.; Huge damage from a moment's negligence. (idiom)

千里之外 千里之外 qian1 li3 zhi1 wai4
thousand miles distant

千里之行,始于足下 千里之行,始於足下 qian1 li3 zhi1 xing2 - shi3 yu2 zu2 xia4
lit. a thousand mile journey begins with the first step; fig. big accomplishments come from an accumulation of little achievements made one by one

千虑一得 千慮一得 qian1 lv4 yi1 de2
a thousand tries leads to one success (idiom, humble expr.); Even without any notable ability on my part, I may still get it right sometimes by good luck.

千虑一失 千慮一失 qian1 lv4 yi1 shi1
reflect a thousand times and you can still make a mistake (idiom); to err is human

千米 千米 qian1 mi3
kilometer

千难万难 千難萬難 qian1 nan2 wan4 nan2
extremely difficult

千年 千年 qian1 nian2
millennium

千鸟渊国家公墓 千鳥淵國家公墓 qian1 niao3 yuan1 guo2 jia1 gong1 mu4
Chidori ga fuchi, national war cemetery in Tokyo; also called Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

千帕 千帕 qian1 pa4
kilopascal (kPa, unit of pressure)

千篇一律 千篇一律 qian1 pian1 yi1 lv4
thousand articles, same rule (idiom); stereotyped and repetitive; once you've seen one, you've seen them all

千奇百怪 千奇百怪 qian1 qi2 bai3 guai4
fantastic oddities of every description (idiom)

千千万万 千千萬萬 qian1 qian1 wan4 wan4
lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers; innumerable; thousands upon thousands

千秋 千秋 qian1 qiu1
a thousand years; your birthday (honorific)

千秋万代 千秋萬代 qian1 qiu1 wan4 dai4
throughout the ages

千山区 千山區 qian1 shan1 qu1
Qianshan district of Anshan city 鞍山市, Liaoning

千丝万缕 千絲萬縷 qian1 si1 wan4 lv3
linked in countless ways

千挑万选 千挑萬選 qian1 tiao1 wan4 xuan3
to select very carefully

千头万绪 千頭萬緒 qian1 tou2 wan4 xu4
plethora of things to tackle; multitude of loose ends; very complicated; chaotic

千瓦 千瓦 qian1 wa3
kilowatt (unit of electric power)

千万 千萬 qian1 wan4
ten million; countless; many; one must by all means

千位 千位 qian1 wei4
the thousands place (or column) in the decimal system

千位元 千位元 qian1 wei4 yuan2
kilobit

千禧年 千禧年 qian1 xi3 nian2
millennium

千禧一代 千禧一代 qian1 xi3 yi1 dai4
Generation Y; Millennial Generation

千辛万苦 千辛萬苦 qian1 xin1 wan4 ku3
to suffer untold hardships (idiom); trials and tribulations; with difficulty; after some effort

千言万语 千言萬語 qian1 yan2 wan4 yu3
thousands of words (idiom); having a lot of things to say; talking nonstop

千阳 千陽 qian1 yang2
Qianyang County in Baoji 寶雞|宝鸡, Shaanxi

千阳县 千陽縣 qian1 yang2 xian4
Qianyang County in Baoji 寶雞|宝鸡, Shaanxi

千叶 千葉 qian1 ye4
Chiba (Japanese surname and place name)

千叶县 千葉縣 qian1 ye4 xian4
Chiba prefecture, Japan

千依百顺 千依百順 qian1 yi1 bai3 shun4
totally submissive (idiom)

千亿 千億 qian1 yi4
myriads; hundred billion

千载难逢 千載難逢 qian1 zai3 nan2 feng2
extremely rare (idiom); once in a blue moon

千兆 千兆 qian1 zhao4
giga-

千真万确 千真萬確 qian1 zhen1 wan4 que4
absolutely true (idiom); manifold; true from many points of view

千周 千周 qian1 zhou1
kilocycle (KC), equals to 1,000 Hz

千姿百态 千姿百態 qian1 zi1 bai3 tai4
in different poses and with different expressions; in thousands of postures (idiom)

千字节 千字節 qian1 zi4 jie2
kilobyte

千字文 千字文 qian1 zi4 wen2
Thousand Character Classic, 6th century poem used as a traditional reading primer

千足虫 千足蟲 qian1 zu2 chong2
millipede

秋千 鞦韆 qiu1 qian1
swing; seesaw; trapeze

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

失之毫厘,差以千里 失之毫釐,差以千里 shi1 zhi1 hao2 li2 - cha4 yi3 qian1 li3
a tiny lapse can lead to a huge mistake (idiom); a minor discrepancy leading to enormous losses

失之毫厘,差之千里 失之毫釐,差之千里 shi1 zhi1 hao2 li2 - cha4 zhi1 qian1 li3
a tiny lapse can lead to a huge mistake (idiom); a minor discrepancy leading to enormous losses

失之毫厘,谬以千里 失之毫厘,謬以千里 shi1 zhi1 hao2 li2 - miu4 yi3 qian1 li3
a tiny lapse can lead to a huge mistake (idiom); a minor discrepancy leading to enormous losses

树高千丈,落叶归根 樹高千丈,落葉歸根 shu4 gao1 qian1 zhang4 - luo4 ye4 gui1 gen1
see 樹高千丈,葉落歸根|树高千丈,叶落归根

树高千丈,叶落归根 樹高千丈,葉落歸根 shu4 gao1 qian1 zhang4 - ye4 luo4 gui1 gen1
fig. a tree may grow a thousand zhang high, but its leaves return to their roots (proverb); fig. everything has its ancestral home; in old age, an expatriate returns home

数以千计 數以千計 shu4 yi3 qian1 ji4
thousands (of sth)

万代千秋 萬代千秋 wan4 dai4 qian1 qiu1
after innumerable ages

万儿八千 萬兒八千 wan4 er5 ba1 qian1
ten thousand or almost ten thousand

万古千秋 萬古千秋 wan4 gu3 qian1 qiu1
for all eternity (idiom)

万千 萬千 wan4 qian1
myriad; multitudinous; multifarious

万水千山 萬水千山 wan4 shui3 qian1 shan1
ten thousand crags and torrents (idiom); the trials and tribulations of a long journey; a long and difficult road

万紫千红 萬紫千紅 wan4 zi3 qian1 hong2
thousands of purples and reds (idiom); a blaze of color; fig. a profusion of flourishing trades

行千里路,读万卷书 行千里路,讀萬卷書 xing2 qian1 li3 lu4 - du2 wan4 juan4 shu1
see 行萬里路,讀萬卷書|行万里路,读万卷书

养兵千日,用兵一时 養兵千日,用兵一時 yang3 bing1 qian1 ri4 - yong4 bing1 yi1 shi2
lit. Train an army for a thousand days to use it for an hour. (idiom); fig. extensive preparation eventually pays off

养兵千日,用在一时 養兵千日,用在一時 yang3 bing1 qian1 ri4 - yong4 zai4 yi1 shi2
see 養兵千日,用兵一時|养兵千日,用兵一时

养兵千日,用在一朝 養兵千日,用在一朝 yang3 bing1 qian1 ri4 - yong4 zai4 yi1 zhao1
lit. train an army for a thousand days to use it for one morning (idiom); fig. extensive preparation eventually pays off

液压千斤顶 液壓千斤頂 ye4 ya1 qian1 jin1 ding3
hydraulic jack

一刻千金 一刻千金 yi1 ke4 qian1 jin1
time is gold; every minute counts

一落千丈 一落千丈 yi1 luo4 qian1 zhang4
lit. to drop a thousand zhang in one fall (idiom); fig. (of business, popularity etc) to suffer a sudden, devastating decline; to take a dive

一诺千金 一諾千金 yi1 nuo4 qian1 jin1
a promise worth one thousand in gold (idiom); a promise that must be kept

一千零一夜 一千零一夜 yi1 qian1 ling2 yi1 ye4
The Book of One Thousand and One Nights

一日千里 一日千里 yi1 ri4 qian1 li3
lit. one day, a thousand miles (idiom); rapid progress

一失足成千古恨 一失足成千古恨 yi1 shi1 zu2 cheng2 qian1 gu3 hen4
a single slip may cause everlasting sorrow (idiom)

一言千金 一言千金 yi1 yan2 qian1 jin1
one word worth a thousand in gold (idiom); valuable advice; words of enormous weight

一掷千金 一擲千金 yi1 zhi4 qian1 jin1
lit. stake a thousand pieces of gold on one throw (idiom); to throw away money recklessly; extravagant

一字千金 一字千金 yi1 zi4 qian1 jin1
one word worth a thousand in gold (idiom); (in praise of a piece of writing or calligraphy) each character is perfect; each word is highly valued

远隔千里 遠隔千里 yuan3 ge2 qian1 li3
thousands of miles away; far away

运筹帷幄之中,决胜千里之外 運籌帷幄之中,決勝千里之外 yun4 chou2 wei2 wo4 zhi1 zhong1 - jue2 sheng4 qian1 li3 zhi1 wai4
a general planning in the seclusion of his tent is able to determine the outcome of the distant battle (idiom)

在家千日好,出门一时难 在家千日好,出門一時難 zai4 jia1 qian1 ri4 hao3 - chu1 men2 yi1 shi2 nan2
lit. at home, one can spend a thousand days in comfort, but spending a day away from home can be challenging (idiom); fig. there's no place like home

张大千 張大千 zhang1 da4 qian1
Chang Dai-chien or Zhang Daqian (1899-1983), one of the greatest Chinese artists of the 20th century

智者千虑,必有一失 智者千慮,必有一失 zhi4 zhe3 qian1 lv4 - bi4 you3 yi1 shi1
lit. a wise person reflecting a thousand times can still make a mistake (idiom); fig. nobody is infallible

转战千里 轉戰千里 zhuan3 zhan4 qian1 li3
fighting everywhere over a thousand miles (idiom); constant fighting across the country; never-ending struggle