shui3
surname Shui

shui3
water; river; liquid; beverage; additional charges or income; (of clothes) classifier for number of washes

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radical
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阿摩尼亚水 阿摩尼亞水 a1 mo2 ni2 ya4 shui3
ammonia solution

氨水 氨水 an1 shui3
ammonia solution

巴山蜀水 巴山蜀水 ba1 shan1 shu3 shui3
mountains and rivers of Sichuan (idiom)

跋山涉水 跋山涉水 ba2 shan1 she4 shui3
to travel over land and water (idiom)

白开水 白開水 bai2 kai1 shui3
plain boiled water

白水 白水 bai2 shui3
Baishui county in Weinan 渭南, Shaanxi

白水 白水 bai2 shui3
plain water

白水江自然保护区 白水江自然保護區 bai2 shui3 jiang1 zi4 ran2 bao3 hu4 qu1
Baishuijiang Nature Reserve, Gansu

白水晶 白水晶 bai2 shui3 jing1
rock crystal (mineral)

白水泥 白水泥 bai2 shui3 ni2
white cement

白水县 白水縣 bai2 shui3 xian4
Baishui County in Weinan 渭南, Shaanxi

半瓶水响叮当 半瓶水響叮噹 ban4 ping2 shui3 xiang3 ding1 dang1
lit. if you tap a half-empty bottle it makes a sound (idiom); fig. empty vessels make the most noise; one who has a little knowledge likes to show off, but one who is truly knowledgeable is modest

半桶水 半桶水 ban4 tong3 shui3
(coll.) (of one's skills, knowledge etc) limited; superficial; half-baked; sb with a smattering of knowledge (of sth); dabbler

杯水车薪 杯水車薪 bei1 shui3 che1 xin1
lit. a cup of water on a burning cart of firewood (idiom); fig. an utterly inadequate measure

北洋水师 北洋水師 bei3 yang2 shui3 shi1
north China navy (esp. the ill-fated Chinese navy in the 1895 war with Japan)

背山临水 背山臨水 bei4 shan1 lin2 shui3
with back to the mountain and facing the water (favored location)

背水一战 背水一戰 bei4 shui3 yi1 zhan4
lit. fight with one's back to the river (idiom); fig. to fight to win or die

鼻水 鼻水 bi2 shui3
nasal mucus; snivel

飙口水 飆口水 biao1 kou3 shui3
gossip; idle chat

兵来将挡,水来土掩 兵來將擋,水來土掩 bing1 lai2 jiang4 dang3 - shui3 lai2 tu3 yan3
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action; to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation

兵来将敌,水来土堰 兵來將敵,水來土堰 bing1 lai2 jiang4 di2 - shui3 lai2 tu3 yan4
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action; to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation

冰水 冰水 bing1 shui3
iced water

不服水土 不服水土 bu4 fu2 shui3 tu3
(of a stranger) not accustomed to the climate of a new place; not acclimatized

不透水 不透水 bu4 tou4 shui3
waterproof; watertight; impermeable

不显山不露水 不顯山不露水 bu4 xian3 shan1 bu4 lu4 shui3
lit. to not show the mountain and to not reveal the water (idiom); fig. to hide the key facts

踩水 踩水 cai3 shui3
to tread water; to paddle or tramp in shallow water

曾经沧海难为水,除却巫山不是云 曾經滄海難為水,除卻巫山不是雲 ceng2 jing1 cang1 hai3 nan2 wei2 shui3 - chu2 que4 wu1 shan1 bu4 shi4 yun2
there are no rivers to one who has crossed the ocean, and no clouds to one who has passed Mount Wu (idiom); one who has seen the world doesn't stop at small things

查水表 查水表 cha2 shui3 biao3
(Internet slang) (of the police) to ask to be let in on the pretext of checking the water meter; to barge into people's home on false pretences

掺水 摻水 chan1 shui3
to dilute; to water down; watered down

瀍水 瀍水 chan2 shui3
the Chanshui river in Henan

羼水 羼水 chan4 shui3
to mix with water (wine); to adulterate

长流水,不断线 長流水,不斷線 chang2 liu2 shui3 - bu4 duan4 xian4
continuous and patient effort (idiom)

潮水 潮水 chao2 shui3
tide

车水马龙 車水馬龍 che1 shui3 ma3 long2
endless stream of horse and carriages (idiom); heavy traffic

陈水扁 陳水扁 chen2 shui3 bian3
Chen Shui-Bian (1950-), Taiwanese DPP 民進黨|民进党 politician, President of the Republic of China 2000-2008

城镇化水平 城鎮化水平 cheng2 zhen4 hua4 shui3 ping2
urbanization level (of a city or town)

吃水 吃水 chi1 shui3
drinking water; to obtain water (for daily needs); to absorb water; draft (of ship)

吃水不忘掘井人 吃水不忘掘井人 chi1 shui3 bu4 wang4 jue2 jing3 ren2
Drinking the water of a well, one should never forget who dug it. (idiom)

吃水不忘挖井人 吃水不忘挖井人 chi1 shui3 bu4 wang4 wa1 jing3 ren2
see 吃水不忘掘井人

赤水 赤水 chi4 shui3
Chishui county level city in Zun'yi 遵義|遵义, Guizhou

赤水河 赤水河 chi4 shui3 he2
Chishui River, tributary of Wei in Shaanxi

赤水市 赤水市 chi4 shui3 shi4
Chishui county level city in Zun'yi 遵義|遵义, Guizhou

抽水泵 抽水泵 chou1 shui3 beng4
water pump

抽水机 抽水機 chou1 shui3 ji1
water pump

抽水马桶 抽水馬桶 chou1 shui3 ma3 tong3
flush toilet

抽水站 抽水站 chou1 shui3 zhan4
water pumping station

椆水 椆水 chou2 shui3
old name of an unidentified river in Henan Province, mentioned by 莊子|庄子

出水 出水 chu1 shui3
to discharge water; to appear out of the water; to break the surface

出水芙蓉 出水芙蓉 chu1 shui3 fu2 rong2
as a lotus flower breaking the surface (idiom); surpassingly beautiful (of young lady's face or old gentleman's calligraphy)

出水口 出水口 chu1 shui3 kou3
water outlet; drainage outlet

储水 儲水 chu3 shui3
to store water

储水管 儲水管 chu3 shui3 guan3
standpipe (firefighting water storage system for a building)

储水箱 儲水箱 chu3 shui3 xiang1
water-storage tank

春江水暖鸭先知 春江水暖鴨先知 chun1 jiang1 shui3 nuan3 ya1 xian1 zhi1
lit. the duck is the first to know if the spring water is warm (idiom); fig. an expert in the field knows which way the wind blows

打落水狗 打落水狗 da3 luo4 shui3 gou3
lit. to beat a drowning dog (idiom); fig. to pulverize an (already defeated) enemy; to hit sb when he's down

打水 打水 da3 shui3
to draw water; to splash water

打水漂 打水漂 da3 shui3 piao1
to skim stones; to squander; to spend but get nothing in return

大地水准面 大地水準面 da4 di4 shui3 zhun3 mian4
geoid

大力水手 大力水手 da4 li4 shui3 shou3
Popeye (the Sailor)

大水 大水 da4 shui3
flood

大水冲了龙王庙 大水沖了龍王廟 da4 shui3 chong1 le5 long2 wang2 miao4
lit. surging waters flooded the Dragon King temple (idiom); fig. to fail to recognize a familiar person; a dispute between close people who fail to recognize each other

淡水 淡水 dan4 shui3
Danshui or Tanshui town in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan

淡水 淡水 dan4 shui3
potable water (water with low salt content); fresh water

淡水湖 淡水湖 dan4 shui3 hu2
fresh water lake

淡水鱼 淡水魚 dan4 shui3 yu2
freshwater fish

淡水镇 淡水鎮 dan4 shui3 zhen4
Danshui or Tanshui town in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan

倒苦水 倒苦水 dao4 ku3 shui3
to pour out one's grievances

灯塔水母 燈塔水母 deng1 ta3 shui3 mu3
immortal jellyfish; Turritopsis dohrnii

滴水 滴水 di1 shui3
water drop; dripping water

滴水不羼 滴水不羼 di1 shui3 bu4 chan4
not diluted by one drop; hundred percent

滴水不漏 滴水不漏 di1 shui3 bu4 lou4
lit. not one drop of water can leak out; watertight; rigorous (argument)

滴水穿石 滴水穿石 di1 shui3 chuan1 shi2
dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom); constant perseverance yields success; You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up.; Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.

滴水石穿 滴水石穿 di1 shui3 shi2 chuan1
dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom); constant perseverance yields success; You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up.; Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.

地表水 地表水 di4 biao3 shui3
surface water

地面水 地面水 di4 mian4 shui3
surface water

地下水 地下水 di4 xia4 shui3
groundwater

点水 點水 dian3 shui3
to skim; lightly touching the water (as the dragonfly in the idiom 蜻蜓點水|蜻蜓点水); skin deep

点水不漏 點水不漏 dian3 shui3 bu4 lou4
not one drop of water leaks (idiom); fig. thoughtful and completely rigorous; watertight

跌水 跌水 die1 shui3
drop of height in waterway; staircase of waterfalls

定型水 定型水 ding4 xing2 shui3
hairspray

多水分 多水分 duo1 shui3 fen4
juicy

恶水 惡水 e4 shui3
dirty water; water that is unfit to drink; slops

二水 二水 er4 shui3
Erhshui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县, Taiwan

二水货 二水貨 er4 shui3 huo4
used goods; second hand goods

二水乡 二水鄉 er4 shui3 xiang1
Erhshui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县, Taiwan

反水 反水 fan3 shui3
turncoat; traitor

防水 防水 fang2 shui3
waterproof

放水 放水 fang4 shui3
to turn on the water; to let water out; to throw a game (sports)

肥水不流外人田 肥水不流外人田 fei2 shui3 bu4 liu2 wai4 ren2 tian2
lit. don't let one's own fertile water flow into others' field; fig. keep the goodies within the family (proverb)

废水 廢水 fei4 shui3
waste water; drain water; effluent

沸水 沸水 fei4 shui3
boiling water

肺水肿 肺水腫 fei4 shui3 zhong3
pulmonary edema

分水岭 分水嶺 fen1 shui3 ling3
dividing range; drainage divide; (fig.) dividing line; watershed

分水线 分水線 fen1 shui3 xian4
watershed

风力水车 風力水車 feng1 li4 shui3 che1
wind-powered waterwheel

丰水 豐水 feng1 shui3
abundant water; high water level

风水 風水 feng1 shui3
feng shui; geomancy

沣水 灃水 feng1 shui3
Feng River in Shaanxi 陝西|陕西, tributary of Wei River 渭水

风水轮流 風水輪流 feng1 shui3 lun2 liu2
The wheel of fortune turns.

风水轮流转 風水輪流轉 feng1 shui3 lun2 liu2 zhuan4
Reversal of the wheel of fortune.; Every dog has his day.

风水先生 風水先生 feng1 shui3 xian1 sheng5
fengshui master; geomancer; stock figure in folk tales, as wise adviser or as charlatan

浮出水面 浮出水面 fu2 chu1 shui3 mian4
to float up (idiom); to become evident; to surface; to appear

芙蓉出水 芙蓉出水 fu2 rong2 chu1 shui3
lit. lotus rises from the water (idiom); fig. to blossom (of poem or art)

腹水 腹水 fu4 shui3
ascites; ascitic fluid; hydroperitoneum (medicine)

覆水难收 覆水難收 fu4 shui3 nan2 shou1
spilt water is difficult to retrieve (idiom); it's no use crying over spilt milk; what's done is done and can't be reversed; the damage is done; once divorced, there's no reuniting

泔水 泔水 gan1 shui3
slop; swill

钢骨水泥 鋼骨水泥 gang1 gu3 shui3 ni2
reinforced concrete

钢筋水泥 鋼筋水泥 gang1 jin1 shui3 ni2
reinforced concrete

高山流水 高山流水 gao1 shan1 liu2 shui3
fig. intimate and understanding friend; sublime musical composition

根汁汽水 根汁汽水 gen1 zhi1 qi4 shui3
root beer

供水 供水 gong1 shui3
to supply water

官厅水库 官廳水庫 guan1 ting1 shui3 ku4
Guanting or Kuan-ting reservoir in Hebei, one of the main water reservoirs serving Beijing

灌水 灌水 guan4 shui3
lit. to irrigate; to artificially increase weight; to cook the books; to leave a tasteless message

广水 廣水 guang3 shui3
Guangshui county level city in Suizhou 隨州|随州, Hubei

广水市 廣水市 guang3 shui3 shi4
Guangshui county level city in Suizhou 隨州|随州, Hubei

硅酸盐水泥 硅酸鹽水泥 gui1 suan1 yan2 shui3 ni2
Portland cement

癸水 癸水 gui3 shui3
menstruation; woman's period

滚水 滾水 gun3 shui3
boiling water

海水 海水 hai3 shui3
seawater

海水不可斗量 海水不可斗量 hai3 shui3 bu4 ke3 dou3 liang2
see 人不可貌相,海水不可斗量

海水倒灌 海水倒灌 hai3 shui3 dao4 guan4
saltwater intrusion

海水养殖 海水養殖 hai3 shui3 yang3 zhi2
aquaculture

含水 含水 han2 shui3
watery

汉水 漢水 han4 shui3
Han River (Hanshui)

汗水 汗水 han4 shui3
sweat; perspiration

汉语水平考试 漢語水平考試 han4 yu3 shui3 ping2 kao3 shi4
HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test)

毫米水银柱 毫米水銀柱 hao2 mi3 shui3 yin2 zhu4
millibar (unit of pressure)

喝凉水都塞牙 喝涼水都塞牙 he1 liang2 shui3 dou1 sai1 ya2
(coll.) to be out of luck

合水 合水 he2 shui3
Heshui county in Qingyang 慶陽|庆阳, Gansu

河水 河水 he2 shui3
river water

河水不犯井水 河水不犯井水 he2 shui3 bu4 fan4 jing3 shui3
lit. river water does not interfere with well water (idiom); Do not interfere with one another.; Mind your own business.

合水县 合水縣 he2 shui3 xian4
Heshui county in Qingyang 慶陽|庆阳, Gansu

黑水 黑水 hei1 shui3
Heishui county (Tibetan: khro chu rdzong) in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture 阿壩藏族羌族自治州|阿坝藏族羌族自治州, northwest Sichuan

黑水城 黑水城 hei1 shui3 cheng2
ruins of Heishui Town of Xixia 西夏 people, in Ejin Banner 額濟納旗|额济纳旗, Alxa League 阿拉善盟, Inner Mongolia

黑水鸡 黑水雞 hei1 shui3 ji1
(bird species of China) common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

黑水县 黑水縣 hei1 shui3 xian4
Heishui county (Tibetan: khro chu rdzong) in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture 阿壩藏族羌族自治州|阿坝藏族羌族自治州, northwest Sichuan

衡水 衡水 heng2 shui3
Hengshui prefecture level city in Hebei

衡水地区 衡水地區 heng2 shui3 di4 qu1
Hengshui county (old name)

衡水市 衡水市 heng2 shui3 shi4
Hengshui prefecture level city in Hebei

洪水 洪水 hong2 shui3
deluge; flood

洪水猛兽 洪水猛獸 hong2 shui3 meng3 shou4
lit. severe floods and fierce beasts (idiom); fig. great scourges; extremely dangerous or threatening things

洪水期 洪水期 hong2 shui3 qi1
flood season

洪水滔滔 洪水滔滔 hong2 shui3 tao1 tao1
widespread flooding (idiom)

红尾水鸲 紅尾水鴝 hong2 wei3 shui3 qu2
(bird species of China) plumbeous water redstart (Phoenicurus fuliginosus)

红颜祸水 紅顏禍水 hong2 yan2 huo4 shui3
femme fatale

戽水 戽水 hu4 shui3
to bail (i.e. scoop water)

花露水 花露水 hua1 lu4 shui3
perfumed toilet water; eau de cologne; floral water; hydrosol

滑水 滑水 hua2 shui3
water skiing; to water-ski

坏水 壞水 huai4 shui3
evil tricks

湟水 湟水 huang2 shui3
Huangshui River, upper reaches of the Yellow River 黃河|黄河, flowing through Qinghai and Gansu

黄水 黃水 huang2 shui3
citrine (orange or yellow quartz SiO2); yellow water; name of river in Henan

黄水晶 黃水晶 huang2 shui3 jing1
citrine (orange or yellow quartz SiO2 as a semiprecious stone)

灰水 灰水 hui1 shui3
gray water

惠水 惠水 hui4 shui3
Huishui county in Qiannan Buyei and Miao autonomous prefecture 黔南州, Guizhou

汇水 匯水 hui4 shui3
remittance fee

惠水县 惠水縣 hui4 shui3 xian4
Huishui county in Qiannan Buyei and Miao autonomous prefecture 黔南州, Guizhou

浑水摸鱼 渾水摸魚 hun2 shui3 mo1 yu2
to fish in troubled water (idiom); to take advantage of a crisis for personal gain

混水摸鱼 混水摸魚 hun2 shui3 mo1 yu2
to fish in troubled water (idiom); to take advantage of a crisis for personal gain; also written 渾水摸魚|浑水摸鱼

混水墙 混水牆 hun2 shui3 qiang2
plastered masonry wall

祸水 禍水 huo4 shui3
source of calamity (esp. of women)

积水 積水 ji1 shui3
to collect water; to be covered with water; to pond; accumulated water; ponding

吉水 吉水 ji2 shui3
Jishui county in Ji'an 吉安, Jiangxi

汲水 汲水 ji2 shui3
to draw water

吉水县 吉水縣 ji2 shui3 xian4
Jishui county in Ji'an 吉安, Jiangxi

技术潜水 技術潛水 ji4 shu4 qian2 shui3
technical diving

建水 建水 jian4 shui3
Jianshui county in Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture, Yunnan

涧水 澗水 jian4 shui3
mountain stream

建水县 建水縣 jian4 shui3 xian4
Jianshui county in Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture, Yunnan

江南水乡 江南水鄉 jiang1 nan2 shui3 xiang1
patchwork of waterways, esp. in Jiangsu

江水 江水 jiang1 shui3
river water

降水 降水 jiang4 shui3
rain and snow; precipitation (meteorology)

降水量 降水量 jiang4 shui3 liang4
precipitation (meteorology); measured quantity of rain

浇冷水 澆冷水 jiao1 leng3 shui3
to pour cold water; fig. to discourage

胶水 膠水 jiao1 shui3
glue

浇水 澆水 jiao1 shui3
to water (plants etc)

结晶水 結晶水 jie2 jing1 shui3
water of crystallization

节水 節水 jie2 shui3
to save water

栉水母 櫛水母 jie2 shui3 mu3
comb jellies (Ctenophora)

金水 金水 jin1 shui3
Jinshui District of Zhengzhou City 鄭州市|郑州市, Henan

金水区 金水區 jin1 shui3 qu1
Jinshui District of Zhengzhou City 鄭州市|郑州市, Henan

进水 進水 jin4 shui3
to have water get in (one's ear, shoes etc); to get flooded; inflow of water

进水口 進水口 jin4 shui3 kou3
water inlet

近水楼台 近水樓臺 jin4 shui3 lou2 tai2
lit. a pavilion near the water (idiom); fig. using one's proximity to the powerful to obtain favor

近水楼台先得月 近水樓臺先得月 jin4 shui3 lou2 tai2 xian1 de2 yue4
the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom); to benefit from intimacy with an influential person

进水闸 進水閘 jin4 shui3 zha2
water intake; inlet sluice

井水不犯河水 井水不犯河水 jing3 shui3 bu4 fan4 he2 shui3
everyone minds their own business

镜花水月 鏡花水月 jing4 hua1 shui3 yue4
lit. flowers in a mirror and the moon reflected in the lake (idiom); fig. an unrealistic rosy view; viewing things through rose-tinted spectacles; also written 水月鏡花|水月镜花

净水 淨水 jing4 shui3
clean water; purified water

净水器 淨水器 jing4 shui3 qi4
water purifier

酒水 酒水 jiu3 shui3
beverage; a drink

酒水饮料 酒水飲料 jiu3 shui3 yin3 liao4
drink (on a menu)

掬水 掬水 ju1 shui3
to scoop up water

橘子水 橘子水 ju2 zi5 shui3
orangeade; orange squash

君子之交淡如水 君子之交淡如水 jun1 zi3 zhi1 jiao1 dan4 ru2 shui3
a gentleman's friendship, insipid as water (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子)

开水 開水 kai1 shui3
boiled water; boiling water

抗水 抗水 kang4 shui3
waterproof; water resistant

靠山吃山,靠水吃水 靠山吃山,靠水吃水 kao4 shan1 chi1 shan1 - kao4 shui3 chi1 shui3
lit. the mountain dweller lives off the mountain, the shore dweller lives off the sea (idiom); fig. to make the best use of local resources; to exploit one's position to advance oneself; to find one's niche; to live off the land

恐水病 恐水病 kong3 shui3 bing4
rabies

恐水症 恐水症 kong3 shui3 zheng4
rabies; hydrophobia

口水 口水 kou3 shui3
saliva

口水歌 口水歌 kou3 shui3 ge1
bubblegum pop song; cover song

口水鸡 口水雞 kou3 shui3 ji1
steamed chicken with chili sauce

口水仗 口水仗 kou3 shui3 zhang4
dispute; spat; shouting match

枯水 枯水 ku1 shui3
scarce water; low water level

枯水期 枯水期 ku1 shui3 qi1
period of low water level (winter in north China)

苦水 苦水 ku3 shui3
bitter water (e.g. mineral water containing sulfates); suffering; digestive fluids rising from stomach to the mouth; fig. bitter complaint

矿泉水 礦泉水 kuang4 quan2 shui3
mineral spring water

矿水 礦水 kuang4 shui3
mineral water

奎宁水 奎寧水 kui2 ning2 shui3
tonic water; quinine water

喇叭水仙 喇叭水仙 la1 ba1 shui3 xian1
daffodil

涞水 淶水 lai2 shui3
Laishui county in Baoding 保定, Hebei

涞水县 淶水縣 lai2 shui3 xian4
Laishui county in Baoding 保定, Hebei

捞油水 撈油水 lao1 you2 shui3
(coll.) to gain profit (usu. by underhand means)

泪水 淚水 lei4 shui3
teardrop; tears

泪水涟涟 淚水漣漣 lei4 shui3 lian2 lian2
in floods of tears (idiom)

冷却水 冷卻水 leng3 que4 shui3
cooling water (in a reactor)

冷水 冷水 leng3 shui3
cold water; unboiled water; fig. not yet ready (of plans)

冷水机组 冷水機組 leng3 shui3 ji1 zu3
chiller

冷水江 冷水江 leng3 shui3 jiang1
Lengshuijiang county level city in Loudi 婁底|娄底, Hunan

冷水江市 冷水江市 leng3 shui3 jiang1 shi4
Lengshuijiang county level city in Loudi 婁底|娄底, Hunan

冷水滩 冷水灘 leng3 shui3 tan1
Lengshuitan district of Yongzhou city 永州市, Hunan

冷水滩区 冷水灘區 leng3 shui3 tan1 qu1
Lengshuitan district of Yongzhou city 永州市, Hunan

丽水 麗水 li2 shui3
Lishui prefecture level city in Zhejiang; Yeosu city in South Jeolla province, Korea, the site of World Expo 2012

丽水市 麗水市 li2 shui3 shi4
Lishui prefecture level city in Zhejiang; Yeosu city in South Jeolla province, Korea, the site of World Expo 2012

澧水 澧水 li3 shui3
Lishui river in north Hunan, flowing into Lake Dongting 洞庭湖

溧水 溧水 li4 shui3
Lishui county in Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu

丽水地区 麗水地區 li4 shui3 di4 qu1
Lishui prefecture, Zhejiang

溧水县 溧水縣 li4 shui3 xian4
Lishui county in Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu

涟水 漣水 lian2 shui3
Lianshui county in Huai'an 淮安, Jiangsu

涟水县 漣水縣 lian2 shui3 xian4
Lianshui county in Huai'an 淮安, Jiangsu

凉水 涼水 liang2 shui3
cool water; unboiled water

两点水 兩點水 liang3 dian3 shui3
name of "ice" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 15); see also 冫

两手不沾阳春水 兩手不沾陽春水 liang3 shou3 bu4 zhan1 yang2 chun1 shui3
see 十指不沾陽春水|十指不沾阳春水

临海水土志 臨海水土誌 lin2 hai3 shui3 tu3 zhi4
Seaboard geographic gazetteer (c. 275) by Shen Ying 沈瑩|沈莹

临水 臨水 lin2 shui3
facing the water (favored location)

邻水 鄰水 lin2 shui3
Linshui county in Guang'an 廣安|广安, Sichuan

邻水县 鄰水縣 lin2 shui3 xian4
Linshui county in Guang'an 廣安|广安, Sichuan

陵水 陵水 ling2 shui3
Lingshui Lizu Autonomous County, Hainan; abbr. for 陵水黎族自治縣|陵水黎族自治县

陵水黎族自治县 陵水黎族自治縣 ling2 shui3 li2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 xian4
Lingshui Lizu Autonomous County, Hainan

陵水县 陵水縣 ling2 shui3 xian4
Lingshui Lizu Autonomous County, Hainan; abbr. for 陵水黎族自治縣|陵水黎族自治县

流水 流水 liu2 shui3
running water

流水不腐 流水不腐 liu2 shui3 bu4 fu3
flowing water does not rot

流水不腐,户枢不蠹 流水不腐,戶樞不蠹 liu2 shui3 bu4 fu3 - hu4 shu1 bu4 du4
Flowing water does not rot, nor a door-hinge rust (idiom); constant activity prevents decay

流水席 流水席 liu2 shui3 xi2
banquet where guests arrive at various times and are served with food as they arrive

流水帐 流水帳 liu2 shui3 zhang4
variant of 流水賬|流水账

流水账 流水賬 liu2 shui3 zhang4
day-to-day account; current account

六盘水 六盤水 liu4 pan2 shui3
Liupanshui prefecture level city in west Guizhou 貴州|贵州

六盘水市 六盤水市 liu4 pan2 shui3 shi4
Liupanshui prefecture level city in Guizhou 貴州|贵州

漏水 漏水 lou4 shui3
to leak (of water)

漏水转浑天仪 漏水轉渾天儀 lou4 shui3 zhuan4 hun2 tian1 yi2
water-driven armillary sphere (Zhang Heng's famous astronomical apparatus)

泸水 瀘水 lu2 shui3
Lushui county in Nujiang Lisu autonomous prefecture 怒江傈僳族自治州 in northwest Yunnan

泸水县 瀘水縣 lu2 shui3 xian4
Lushui county in Nujiang Lisu autonomous prefecture 怒江傈僳族自治州 in northwest Yunnan

卤水 鹵水 lu3 shui3
brine; bittern; marinade

露水 露水 lu4 shui3
dew; fig. short-lasting; ephemeral

露水夫妻 露水夫妻 lu4 shui3 fu1 qi1
a couple in a short-lived, improper relationship

露水姻缘 露水姻緣 lu4 shui3 yin1 yuan2
casual romance; short-lived relationship

罗水 羅水 luo2 shui3
name of a river, the northern tributary of Miluo river 汨羅江|汨罗江

落花流水 落花流水 luo4 hua1 liu2 shui3
to be in a sorry state; to be utterly defeated

落花有意,流水无情 落花有意,流水無情 luo4 hua1 you3 yi4 - liu2 shui3 wu2 qing2
lit. the falling flowers are yearning for love, but the heartless brook ripples on (idiom); fig. one side is willing, yet the other one remains indifferent (usually of unrequited love)

落水 落水 luo4 shui3
to fall into water; to sink; overboard; fig. to degenerate; to sink (into depravity); to go to the dogs

落水狗上岸 落水狗上岸 luo4 shui3 gou3 shang4 an4
like a dog who fell in the river and climbs out—shaking all over

落水管 落水管 luo4 shui3 guan3
drainpipe; water spout

绿水 綠水 lv4 shui3
green water; crystal-clear water

马尾水 馬尾水 ma3 wei3 shui3
Mawei river through Fuzhou city

马尾水师学堂 馬尾水師學堂 ma3 wei3 shui3 shi1 xue2 tang2
Mawei River naval college, alternative name for Fuzhou naval college 福州船政學堂|福州船政学堂, set up in 1866 by the Qing dynasty

没水平 沒水平 mei2 shui3 ping2
disgraceful; poor quality; sub-standard

没水准 沒水準 mei2 shui3 zhun3
lacking class; boorish; poor quality; sub-standard

洣水 洣水 mi3 shui3
Mi river in Hunan, tributary of Xiangjiang 湘江

密闭式循环再呼吸水肺系统 密閉式循環再呼吸水肺系統 mi4 bi4 shi4 xun2 huan2 zai4 hu1 xi1 shui3 fei4 xi4 tong3
closed-circuit rebreather scuba (diving)

汨水 汨水 mi4 shui3
name of a river, the southern tributary of Miluo river 汨羅江|汨罗江

明水 明水 ming2 shui3
Mingshui county in Suihua 綏化|绥化, Heilongjiang

明水县 明水縣 ming2 shui3 xian4
Mingshui county in Suihua 綏化|绥化, Heilongjiang

墨水 墨水 mo4 shui3
ink

墨水儿 墨水兒 mo4 shui3 er5
erhua variant of 墨水

墨水瓶架 墨水瓶架 mo4 shui3 ping2 jia4
inkstand

奶水 奶水 nai3 shui3
mother's milk

耐水 耐水 nai4 shui3
waterproof

耐水性 耐水性 nai4 shui3 xing4
waterproof

脑水肿 腦水腫 nao3 shui3 zhong3
cerebral edema

脑子进水 腦子進水 nao3 zi5 jin4 shui3
to have lost one's mind; crazy; soft in the head

泥水 泥水 ni2 shui3
muddy water; mud; masonry (craft)

泥水匠 泥水匠 ni2 shui3 jiang4
mason

尼斯湖水怪 尼斯湖水怪 ni2 si1 hu2 shui3 guai4
Loch Ness Monster

溺水 溺水 ni4 shui3
to drown

逆水 逆水 ni4 shui3
against the current; upstream

逆水行舟 逆水行舟 ni4 shui3 xing2 zhou1
lit. a boat going against the current (idiom); fig. you must work harder

逆水行舟,不进则退 逆水行舟,不進則退 ni4 shui3 xing2 zhou1 - bu4 jin4 ze2 tui4
like rowing a boat upstream, if you stop moving forward you fall back (idiom)

柠檬水 檸檬水 ning2 meng2 shui3
lemonade

农林水产省 農林水產省 nong2 lin2 shui3 chan3 sheng3
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Japan)

暖水瓶 暖水瓶 nuan3 shui3 ping2
thermos flask or bottle

爬山涉水 爬山涉水 pa2 shan1 she4 shui3
to climb mountains and wade rivers (idiom); fig. to make a long and difficult journey

排水 排水 pai2 shui3
to drain

排水沟 排水溝 pai2 shui3 gou1
gutter

排水管 排水管 pai2 shui3 guan3
drainpipe; waste pipe

排水孔 排水孔 pai2 shui3 kong3
plughole; drainage hole

排水口 排水口 pai2 shui3 kou3
plughole; drainage hole

排水量 排水量 pai2 shui3 liang4
displacement

排水渠 排水渠 pai2 shui3 qu2
drainage

泡水 泡水 pao4 shui3
to infuse; to soak in water

喷水池 噴水池 pen1 shui3 chi2
a fountain

喷水壶 噴水壺 pen1 shui3 hu2
watering can; sprinkling can

彭水苗族土家族自治县 彭水苗族土家族自治縣 peng2 shui3 miao2 zu2 tu3 jia1 zu2 zi4 zhi4 xian4
Pengshui Miao and Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality

彭水县 彭水縣 peng2 shui3 xian4
Pengshui Miao and Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality

皮划艇静水 皮劃艇靜水 pi2 hua2 ting3 jing4 shui3
canoe-kayak flatwater

漂白水 漂白水 piao3 bai2 shui3
bleach

萍水相逢 萍水相逢 ping2 shui3 xiang1 feng2
strangers coming together by chance (idiom)

泼出去的水 潑出去的水 po1 chu1 qu4 de5 shui3
spilt water; (fig.) sth that can not be retrieved; spilt milk

泼冷水 潑冷水 po1 leng3 shui3
lit. to pour cold water on; fig. to dampen one's enthusiasm

泼水 潑水 po1 shui3
to sprinkle; to spill water

泼水节 潑水節 po1 shui3 jie2
Songkran (Thai New Year)

泼水难收 潑水難收 po1 shui3 nan2 shou1
water once spilt cannot be retrieved (idiom); irreversible change

汽水 汽水 qi4 shui3
soda; pop

牵马到河易,强马饮水难 牽馬到河易,強馬飲水難 qian1 ma3 dao4 he2 yi4 - qiang3 ma3 yin3 shui3 nan2
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. (idiom)

潜水 潛水 qian2 shui3
to dive; to go under water; lurker (Internet slang for sb who reads forum posts but never replies)

潜水刀 潛水刀 qian2 shui3 dao1
dive knife

潜水夫病 潛水夫病 qian2 shui3 fu1 bing4
bends

潜水夫症 潛水夫症 qian2 shui3 fu1 zheng4
bends

潜水服 潛水服 qian2 shui3 fu2
diving suit; wetsuit

潜水艇 潛水艇 qian2 shui3 ting3
submarine

潜水衣 潛水衣 qian2 shui3 yi1
diving suit

潜水员 潛水員 qian2 shui3 yuan2
diver; frogman

潜水者 潛水者 qian2 shui3 zhe3
a diver

潜水装备拖轮箱 潛水裝備拖輪箱 qian2 shui3 zhuang1 bei4 tuo1 lun2 xiang1
diving bag; diving suitcase

浅水 淺水 qian3 shui3
shallow water

镪水 鏹水 qiang1 shui3
(coll.) strong acid

亲水长廊 親水長廊 qin1 shui3 chang2 lang2
waterside promenade

亲水性 親水性 qin1 shui3 xing4
hydrophilicity; hydrophilic

沁水 沁水 qin4 shui3
Qinshui county in Jincheng 晉城|晋城, Shanxi

沁水县 沁水縣 qin4 shui3 xian4
Qinshui county in Jincheng 晉城|晋城, Shanxi

青山绿水 青山綠水 qing1 shan1 lv4 shui3
lit. green hills and clear waters; pleasant country scene (idiom)

轻水 輕水 qing1 shui3
light water (as opposed to heavy water); see light water reactor 輕水反應堆|轻水反应堆

清水 清水 qing1 shui3
Qingshui (place name); Shimizu (Japanese surname and place name)

清水 清水 qing1 shui3
fresh water; drinking water; clear water

轻水反应堆 輕水反應堆 qing1 shui3 fan3 ying4 dui1
light water reactor (LWR)

清水河 清水河 qing1 shui3 he2
Qingshuihe county in Hohhot 呼和浩特, Inner Mongolia

清水河县 清水河縣 qing1 shui3 he2 xian4
Qingshuihe county in Hohhot 呼和浩特, Inner Mongolia

清水墙 清水牆 qing1 shui3 qiang2
unplastered masonry wall

清水寺 清水寺 qing1 shui3 si4
Kiyomizu temple in east Kyōto 京都, Japan

清水县 清水縣 qing1 shui3 xian4
Qingshui county in Tianshui 天水, Gansu

清水镇 清水鎮 qing1 shui3 zhen4
Chingshui town in Taichung county 臺中縣|台中县, Taiwan

清汤寡水 清湯寡水 qing1 tang1 gua3 shui3
meager fare; (fig.) insipid; colorless

蜻蜓点水 蜻蜓點水 qing1 ting2 dian3 shui3
lit. the dragonfly touches the water lightly; superficial contact (idiom)

穷山恶水 窮山惡水 qiong2 shan1 e4 shui3
lit. barren hills and wild rivers (idiom); fig. inhospitable natural environment

秋水 秋水 qiu1 shui3
limpid autumn waters (trad. description of girl's beautiful eyes)

秋水仙 秋水仙 qiu1 shui3 xian1
autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale); meadow saffron

秋水仙素 秋水仙素 qiu1 shui3 xian1 su4
colchicine (pharmacy)

取水 取水 qu3 shui3
water intake; to obtain water (from a well etc)

曲水 曲水 qu3 shui3
Qüxü county, Tibetan: Chu shur rdzong in Lhasa 拉薩|拉萨, Tibet

曲水县 曲水縣 qu3 shui3 xian4
Qüxü county, Tibetan: Chu shur rdzong in Lhasa 拉薩|拉萨, Tibet

去光水 去光水 qu4 guang1 shui3
nail polish remover

泉水 泉水 quan2 shui3
spring water

缺水 缺水 que1 shui3
water shortage; dehydration

热水 熱水 re4 shui3
hot water

热水袋 熱水袋 re4 shui3 dai4
hot water bottle; hot-water bag

热水瓶 熱水瓶 re4 shui3 ping2
thermos bottle; vacuum bottle; hot water dispenser (appliance)

热水器 熱水器 re4 shui3 qi4
water heater

热水澡 熱水澡 re4 shui3 zao3
hot bath or shower

人不可貌相,海水不可斗量 人不可貌相,海水不可斗量 ren2 bu4 ke3 mao4 xiang4 - hai3 shui3 bu4 ke3 dou3 liang2
you can't judge a person by appearance, just as you can't measure the sea with a pint pot (idiom)

人往高处爬,水往低处流 人往高處爬,水往低處流 ren2 wang3 gao1 chu4 pa2 - shui3 wang3 di1 chu4 liu2
see 人往高處走,水往低處流|人往高处走,水往低处流

人往高处走,水往低处流 人往高處走,水往低處流 ren2 wang3 gao1 chu4 zou3 - shui3 wang3 di1 chu4 liu2
man seeks his way up just as water seeks its way down (idiom); one should constantly strive to make progress

融水苗族自治县 融水苗族自治縣 rong2 shui3 miao2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 xian4
Rongshui Miao Autonomous County in Liuzhou 柳州, Guangxi

柔肤水 柔膚水 rou2 fu1 shui3
balancing lotion

柔情似水 柔情似水 rou2 qing2 si4 shui3
tender and soft as water; deeply attached to sb

如人饮水,冷暖自知 如人飲水,冷暖自知 ru2 ren2 yin3 shui3 - leng3 nuan3 zi4 zhi1
the person who drinks it knows best whether the water is hot or cold (Zen proverb); self-awareness comes from within; to know best by personal experience

如鱼得水 如魚得水 ru2 yu2 de2 shui3
like a fish back in water (idiom); glad to be back in one's proper surroundings

洒水 灑水 sa3 shui3
to sprinkle

洒水车 灑水車 sa3 shui3 che1
sprinkler truck

洒水机 灑水機 sa3 shui3 ji1
sprinkler

三点水 三點水 san1 dian3 shui3
name of "water" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 85); see also 氵

三都水族自治县 三都水族自治縣 san1 du1 shui3 zu2 zi4 zhi4 xian4
Sandu Shuizu autonomous county in Qiannan Buyei and Miao autonomous prefecture 黔南州, Guizhou

三水 三水 san1 shui3
Sanshui district of Foshan city 佛山市, Guangdong

三水区 三水區 san1 shui3 qu1
Sanshui district of Foshan city 佛山市, Guangdong

三水县 三水縣 san1 shui3 xian4
Sanshui county in Guangdong

三峡水库 三峽水庫 san1 xia2 shui3 ku4
Three gorges reservoir on the Changjiang or Yangtze

散水 散水 san4 shui3
apron (sloping brickwork to disperse water)

山不转水转 山不轉水轉 shan1 bu4 zhuan4 shui3 zhuan4
it's a small world; only mountains never meet

山高水长 山高水長 shan1 gao1 shui3 chang2
high as the mountain and long as the river (idiom); fig. noble and far-reaching

山高水险 山高水險 shan1 gao1 shui3 xian3
lit. the mountains are high and the torrents swift; to undertake an arduous task or journey (idiom)

山明水秀 山明水秀 shan1 ming2 shui3 xiu4
lit. verdant hills and limpid water (idiom); fig. enchanting scenery

山清水秀 山清水秀 shan1 qing1 shui3 xiu4
lit. verdant hills and limpid water (idiom); fig. enchanting scenery

山穷水尽 山窮水盡 shan1 qiong2 shui3 jin4
mountain and river exhausted (idiom); at the end of the line; nowhere to go

山水 山水 shan1 shui3
Sansui, Japanese company

山水 山水 shan1 shui3
water from a mountain; mountains and rivers; scenery; landscape

山水画 山水畫 shan1 shui3 hua4
landscape painting

山水诗 山水詩 shan1 shui3 shi1
shanshui poetry, genre of Classical Chinese poetry

商水 商水 shang1 shui3
Shangshui county in Zhoukou 周口, Henan

商水县 商水縣 shang1 shui3 xian4
Shangshui county in Zhoukou 周口, Henan

上水 上水 shang4 shui3
Sheung Shui (area in Hong Kong)

上水 上水 shang4 shui3
upper reaches (of a river); to go upstream; to add some water; to water (a crop etc)

烧水 燒水 shao1 shui3
to heat water; to boil water

涉水鸟 涉水鳥 she4 shui3 niao3
a wading bird

涉水靴 涉水靴 she4 shui3 xue1
wading boots; high-topped waterproof boots

深水埗 深水埗 shen1 shui3 bu4
Sham Shui Po district of Kowloon, Hong Kong

深水炸弹 深水炸彈 shen1 shui3 zha4 dan4
depth charge

渗水 滲水 shen4 shui3
water seepage

生粉水 生粉水 sheng1 fen3 shui3
starch solution (cooking)

生活水平 生活水平 sheng1 huo2 shui3 ping2
living standards

生活污水 生活污水 sheng1 huo2 wu1 shui3
domestic sewage

生理盐水 生理鹽水 sheng1 li3 yan2 shui3
saline (medicine)

生水 生水 sheng1 shui3
unboiled water

圣水 聖水 sheng4 shui3
holy water

施华洛世奇水晶 施華洛世奇水晶 shi1 hua2 luo4 shi4 qi2 shui3 jing1
Swarovski crystal

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

疏水箪瓢 疏水簞瓢 shu1 shui3 dan1 piao2
little water and few utensils; to live a frugal life (idiom)

输水管 輸水管 shu1 shui3 guan3
pipe; pipeline

泷水 瀧水 shuang1 shui3
Shuang river in Hunan and Guangdong (modern Wu river 武水)

双瞳剪水 雙瞳翦水 shuang1 tong2 jian3 shui3
clear, bright eyes (idiom)

双氧水 雙氧水 shuang1 yang3 shui3
hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) solution

爽肤水 爽膚水 shuang3 fu1 shui3
toner (cosmetics)

水坝 水壩 shui3 ba4
dam; dike

水泵 水泵 shui3 beng4
water pump

水边 水邊 shui3 bian1
edge of the water; waterside; shore (of sea, lake or river)

水表 水表 shui3 biao3
water meter; indicator of water level

水兵 水兵 shui3 bing1
enlisted sailor in navy

水冰 水冰 shui3 bing1
water ice (i.e. frozen H2O)

水波 水波 shui3 bo1
wave; (water) ripple

水彩 水彩 shui3 cai3
watercolor

水彩画 水彩畫 shui3 cai3 hua4
watercolor; aquarelle

水槽 水槽 shui3 cao2
sink

水草 水草 shui3 cao3
water plants; habitat with water source and grass

水产 水產 shui3 chan3
aquatic; produced in sea, rivers or lakes

水产养殖 水產養殖 shui3 chan3 yang3 zhi2
aquaculture

水产业 水產業 shui3 chan3 ye4
aquaculture

水产展 水產展 shui3 chan3 zhan3
seafood show (trade fair)

水菖蒲 水菖蒲 shui3 chang1 pu2
Acorus calamus; sweet sedge or sweet flag

水城 水城 shui3 cheng2
Shuicheng county in Liupanshui 六盤水|六盘水, Guizhou

水城县 水城縣 shui3 cheng2 xian4
Shuicheng county in Liupanshui 六盤水|六盘水, Guizhou

水池 水池 shui3 chi2
pond; pool; sink; washbasin

水处理 水處理 shui3 chu3 li3
water treatment

水凼 水凼 shui3 dang4
pond

水稻 水稻 shui3 dao4
rice; paddy

水道 水道 shui3 dao4
aqueduct; sewer

水道口 水道口 shui3 dao4 kou3
mouth of sewer

水到渠成 水到渠成 shui3 dao4 qu2 cheng2
lit. where water flows, a canal is formed (idiom); fig. when conditions are right, success will follow naturally

水滴 水滴 shui3 di1
drop

水滴石穿 水滴石穿 shui3 di1 shi2 chuan1
dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom); constant perseverance yields success; You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up.; Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.

水底 水底 shui3 di3
underwater

水底相机 水底相機 shui3 di3 xiang4 ji1
underwater camera

水底写字板 水底寫字板 shui3 di3 xie3 zi4 ban3
underwater writing tablet

水电 水電 shui3 dian4
hydroelectric power; plumbing and electricity

水电工 水電工 shui3 dian4 gong1
plumbing and electrical work; tradesman who does both plumbing and electrical work

水电站 水電站 shui3 dian4 zhan4
hydroelectric power plant

水貂 水貂 shui3 diao1
mink (Mustela lutreola, M. vison)

水痘 水痘 shui3 dou4
chickenpox; Varicella zoster (med.)

水肺 水肺 shui3 fei4
SCUBA (diving)

水费 水費 shui3 fei4
water bill

水分 水分 shui3 fen4
moisture content; (fig.) overstatement; padding

水富 水富 shui3 fu4
Shuifu county in Zhaotong 昭通, Yunnan

水富县 水富縣 shui3 fu4 xian4
Shuifu county in Zhaotong 昭通, Yunnan

水缸 水缸 shui3 gang1
water jar

水耕法 水耕法 shui3 geng1 fa3
hydroponics

水沟 水溝 shui3 gou1
gutter; sewer

水垢 水垢 shui3 gou4
limescale

水管 水管 shui3 guan3
water pipe

水管工 水管工 shui3 guan3 gong1
plumber

水管工人 水管工人 shui3 guan3 gong1 ren2
plumber

水管面 水管麵 shui3 guan3 mian4
tube pasta (e.g. penne, rigatoni, ziti); macaroni

水果 水果 shui3 guo3
fruit

水果刀 水果刀 shui3 guo3 dao1
paring knife; fruit knife

水果酒 水果酒 shui3 guo3 jiu3
wine

水害 水害 shui3 hai4
flood damage

水合 水合 shui3 he2
hydration reaction

水合物 水合物 shui3 he2 wu4
hydrate; hydrated compound

水横枝 水橫枝 shui3 heng2 zhi1
cape jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides), esp. grown as bonsai

水壶 水壺 shui3 hu2
kettle; canteen; watering can

水浒 水滸 shui3 hu3
edge of the water; shore or sea, lake or river; seashore

水浒后传 水滸後傳 shui3 hu3 hou4 zhuan4
Water Margin Sequel, by Chen Chen 陳忱|陈忱

水浒全传 水滸全傳 shui3 hu3 quan2 zhuan4
Water Margin or Outlaws of the Marsh by Shi Nai'an 施耐庵, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature; also written 水滸傳|水浒传

水虎鱼 水虎魚 shui3 hu3 yu2
piranha (fish)

水浒传 水滸傳 shui3 hu3 zhuan4
Water Margin or Outlaws of the Marsh by Shi Nai'an 施耐庵, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature

水户市 水戶市 shui3 hu4 shi4
Mito City, capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

水花 水花 shui3 hua1
splash; algal bloom; chickenpox (dialect)

水患 水患 shui3 huan4
flooding; water disaster

水火不容 水火不容 shui3 huo3 bu4 rong2
completely incompatible; lit. incompatible as fire and water

水火无情 水火無情 shui3 huo3 wu2 qing2
fire and flood have no mercy (idiom)

水货 水貨 shui3 huo4
smuggled goods; unauthorized goods

水鸡 水雞 shui3 ji1
moorhen (genus Gallinula); gallinule; frog

水饺 水餃 shui3 jiao3
boiled dumpling

水饺儿 水餃兒 shui3 jiao3 er5
erhua variant of 水餃|水饺

水解 水解 shui3 jie3
hydrolysis (chemical reaction with water)

水晶 水晶 shui3 jing1
crystal

水晶宫 水晶宮 shui3 jing1 gong1
The Crystal Palace

水晶球 水晶球 shui3 jing1 qiu2
crystal ball (in Western magic)

水井 水井 shui3 jing3
(water) well

水军 水軍 shui3 jun1
navy (archaic)

水客 水客 shui3 ke4
smuggler, esp. of electronic goods from Macao or Hong Kong to Guangdong; boatman; fisherman; itinerant trader

水坑 水坑 shui3 keng1
puddle; water hole; sump

水库 水庫 shui3 ku4
reservoir

水牢 水牢 shui3 lao2
prison cell containing water, in which prisoners are forced to be partly immersed

水老鸦 水老鴉 shui3 lao3 ya1
common name for cormorant

水雷 水雷 shui3 lei2
naval mine

水里 水里 shui3 li3
Shuili township in Nantou county 南投縣|南投县, central Taiwan

水里乡 水里鄉 shui3 li3 xiang1
Shuili township in Nantou county 南投縣|南投县, central Taiwan

水利 水利 shui3 li4
water conservancy; irrigation works

水力 水力 shui3 li4
water power; hydraulic; water conservancy; irrigation works

水栗 水栗 shui3 li4
see 荸薺|荸荠

水力发电 水力發電 shui3 li4 fa1 dian4
hydroelectricity

水力发电站 水力發電站 shui3 li4 fa1 dian4 zhan4
hydroelectric power plant

水立方 水立方 shui3 li4 fang1
Water Cube, nickname of Beijing national aquatics center 北京國家游泳中心|北京国家游泳中心, swimming venue of Beijing 2008 Olympic games

水利工程 水利工程 shui3 li4 gong1 cheng2
hydraulic engineering

水力鼓风 水力鼓風 shui3 li4 gu3 feng1
hydraulic bellows; water-driven ventilation (for metal smelting furnace)

水利家 水利家 shui3 li4 jia1
water manager; hydraulic engineer

水力学 水力學 shui3 li4 xue2
hydraulics

水帘洞 水簾洞 shui3 lian2 dong4
cave with a waterfall at its mouth

水量 水量 shui3 liang4
volume of water; quantity of flow

水亮 水亮 shui3 liang4
moist and glossy; wet look (of lipstick)

水疗 水療 shui3 liao2
hydrotherapy; aquatherapy

水林 水林 shui3 lin2
Shuilin township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan

水淋淋 水淋淋 shui3 lin2 lin2
dripping wet

水林乡 水林鄉 shui3 lin2 xiang1
Shuilin township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan

水灵 水靈 shui3 ling2
vivid; full of life; fresh

水灵灵 水靈靈 shui3 ling2 ling2
vivid; full of life; fresh

水流 水流 shui3 liu2
river; stream

水鹨 水鷚 shui3 liu4
(bird species of China) water pipit (Anthus spinoletta)

水龙 水龍 shui3 long2
hose; pipe; fire hose; (botany) water primrose (Jussiaea repens)

水龙带 水龍帶 shui3 long2 dai4
layflat industrial hose; fire hose

水龙卷 水龍卷 shui3 long2 juan3
waterspout (meteorology)

水龙头 水龍頭 shui3 long2 tou2
faucet; tap

水陆 水陸 shui3 lu4
water and land; by water and land (transport); amphibian; delicacies from land and sea

水鹿 水鹿 shui3 lu4
sambar (Cervus unicolor)

水路 水路 shui3 lu4
waterway

水陆交通 水陸交通 shui3 lu4 jiao1 tong1
water and land transport

水陆两用 水陸兩用 shui3 lu4 liang3 yong4
amphibious (vehicle)

水漉漉 水漉漉 shui3 lu4 lu4
dripping wet

水陆师 水陸師 shui3 lu4 shi1
army and navy (in Qing times)

水轮 水輪 shui3 lun2
waterwheel; millwheel

水萝卜 水蘿蔔 shui3 luo2 bo5
summer radish (the small red kind)

水落归槽 水落歸槽 shui3 luo4 gui1 cao2
spilt water returns to the trough (idiom); fig. people remember where they belong

水落石出 水落石出 shui3 luo4 shi2 chu1
as the water recedes, the rocks appear (idiom); the truth comes to light

水绿 水綠 shui3 lv4
light green

水马 水馬 shui3 ma3
water-filled barrier

水门事件 水門事件 shui3 men2 shi4 jian4
Watergate scandal

水门汀 水門汀 shui3 men2 ting1
cement (Shanghainese) (loanword)

水蜜桃 水蜜桃 shui3 mi4 tao2
honey peach; juicy peach

水面 水面 shui3 mian4
water surface

水磨石 水磨石 shui3 mo2 shi2
terrazzo

水墨 水墨 shui3 mo4
ink (used in painting)

水磨沟 水磨溝 shui3 mo4 gou1
Shuimogou district (Uighur: Shuymogu Rayoni) of Urumqi city 烏魯木齊市|乌鲁木齐市, Xinjiang

水磨沟区 水磨溝區 shui3 mo4 gou1 qu1
Shuimogou district (Uighur: Shuymogu Rayoni) of Urumqi city 烏魯木齊市|乌鲁木齐市, Xinjiang

水墨画 水墨畫 shui3 mo4 hua4
ink and wash painting

水母 水母 shui3 mu3
jellyfish; medusa

水母体 水母體 shui3 mu3 ti3
jellyfish; medusa

水幕 水幕 shui3 mu4
water screen (screen formed of sprayed water droplets, used for displaying projected images, for temperature control, or for air purification)

水能 水能 shui3 neng2
hydroelectric power

水能源 水能源 shui3 neng2 yuan2
hydroelectric power

水能载舟,亦能覆舟 水能載舟,亦能覆舟 shui3 neng2 zai4 zhou1 - yi4 neng2 fu4 zhou1
lit. water may keep the boat afloat but may also sink it (proverb); fig. the people can support a regime or overturn it; if sth is used properly, one can benefit from it, otherwise it can do harm; things can be double-edged

水泥 水泥 shui3 ni2
cement

水碾 水碾 shui3 nian3
water mill

水鸟 水鳥 shui3 niao3
water bird

水牛 水牛 shui3 niu2
water buffalo

水牛儿 水牛兒 shui3 niu2 er5
(dialect) snail

水暖工 水暖工 shui3 nuan3 gong1
plumber; heating engineer

水泡 水泡 shui3 pao4
bubble; blister

水疱 水皰 shui3 pao4
blister

水盆 水盆 shui3 pen2
basin

水平 水平 shui3 ping2
level (of achievement etc); standard; horizontal

水平尺 水平尺 shui3 ping2 chi3
spirit level

水平面 水平面 shui3 ping2 mian4
horizontal plane; level surface; water level

水平仪 水平儀 shui3 ping2 yi2
level (device to determine horizontal); spirit level; surveyor's level

水平轴 水平軸 shui3 ping2 zhou2
horizontal shaft; horizontal axis (math.)

水瓶座 水瓶座 shui3 ping2 zuo4
Aquarius (constellation and sign of the zodiac)

水蒲苇莺 水蒲葦鶯 shui3 pu2 wei3 ying1
(bird species of China) sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)

水栖 水棲 shui3 qi1
aquatic; living in water

水汽 水汽 shui3 qi4
water vapor; steam; moisture

水气 水氣 shui3 qi4
water vapor; steam

水枪 水槍 shui3 qiang1
water pistol (toy); water gun; sprinkler; water cannon

水禽 水禽 shui3 qin2
waterfowl

水清无鱼 水清無魚 shui3 qing1 wu2 yu2
clear water, so few fish (idiom); You cannot expect everyone to be squeaky clean.; Don't be too picky!

水球 水球 shui3 qiu2
water polo

水球场 水球場 shui3 qiu2 chang3
water polo pool

水渠 水渠 shui3 qu2
canal

水圈 水圈 shui3 quan1
the earth's ocean; the hydrosphere (geology)

水溶 水溶 shui3 rong2
water soluble

水溶性 水溶性 shui3 rong2 xing4
soluble (in water); solubility

水杉 水杉 shui3 shan1
metasequoia

水上 水上 shui3 shang4
Shuishang township in Chiayi county 嘉義縣|嘉义县, west Taiwan

水上 水上 shui3 shang4
on water; aquatic

水上芭蕾 水上芭蕾 shui3 shang4 ba1 lei3
synchronized swimming

水上电单车 水上電單車 shui3 shang4 dian4 dan1 che1
see 水上摩托車|水上摩托车

水上飞机 水上飛機 shui3 shang4 fei1 ji1
seaplane

水上摩托 水上摩托 shui3 shang4 mo2 tuo1
jet ski

水上摩托车 水上摩托車 shui3 shang4 mo2 tuo1 che1
jet ski

水上乡 水上鄉 shui3 shang4 xiang1
Shuishang township in Chiayi county 嘉義縣|嘉义县, west Taiwan

水上运动 水上運動 shui3 shang4 yun4 dong4
water sports; aquatic motion; movement over water

水筲 水筲 shui3 shao1
well bucket; pail made of bamboo strips

水蛇 水蛇 shui3 she2
water snake

水蛇腰 水蛇腰 shui3 she2 yao1
slender and supple waist; lithe body; feminine pose

水蛇座 水蛇座 shui3 she2 zuo4
Hydrus (constellation)

水深 水深 shui3 shen1
depth (of waterway); sounding

水深火热 水深火熱 shui3 shen1 huo3 re4
deep water and scorching fire; abyss of suffering (idiom)

水神 水神 shui3 shen2
river God

水生 水生 shui3 sheng1
aquatic (plant, animal)

水师 水師 shui3 shi1
navy (in Qing times)

水手 水手 shui3 shou3
mariner; sailor; seaman

水丝 水絲 shui3 si1
(silver) of low purity; low grade

水獭 水獺 shui3 ta3
otter

水潭 水潭 shui3 tan2
puddle; pool

水塘 水塘 shui3 tang2
pool

水体 水體 shui3 ti3
body of water

水天一色 水天一色 shui3 tian1 yi1 se4
water and sky merge in one color (idiom)

水田 水田 shui3 tian2
paddy field; rice paddy

水田芥 水田芥 shui3 tian2 jie4
watercress

水汀 水汀 shui3 ting1
steam (Shanghainese)

水桶 水桶 shui3 tong3
bucket

水土 水土 shui3 tu3
water and soil; surface water; natural environment (extended meaning); climate

水土保持 水土保持 shui3 tu3 bao3 chi2
soil conservation

水土不服 水土不服 shui3 tu3 bu4 fu2
not acclimatized

水洼 水窪 shui3 wa1
puddle

水汪汪 水汪汪 shui3 wang1 wang1
watery; waterlogged (soil); limpid; bright and intelligent (eyes)

水位 水位 shui3 wei4
water level

水温 水溫 shui3 wen1
water temperature

水温表 水溫表 shui3 wen1 biao3
engine temperature gauge; coolant temperature gauge

水纹 水紋 shui3 wen2
ripples

水文 水文 shui3 wen2
hydrology

水蕹菜 水蕹菜 shui3 weng4 cai4
water spinach or ong choy (Ipomoea aquatica), used as a vegetable in south China and southeast Asia

水污染 水污染 shui3 wu1 ran3
water pollution

水螅 水螅 shui3 xi1
Hydra (freshwater polyp)

水螅体 水螅體 shui3 xi1 ti3
sessile polyp; sea anemone

水系 水系 shui3 xi4
drainage system

水下 水下 shui3 xia4
under the water; submarine

水下核爆炸 水下核爆炸 shui3 xia4 he2 bao4 zha4
nuclear underwater burst; underwater nuclear explosion

水下核试验 水下核試驗 shui3 xia4 he2 shi4 yan4
underwater nuclear test

水仙 水仙 shui3 xian1
narcissus; daffodil; legendary aquatic immortal; refers to those buried at sea; person who wanders abroad and does not return

水仙花 水仙花 shui3 xian1 hua1
daffodil; narcissus

水乡 水鄉 shui3 xiang1
patchwork of waterways, esp. in Jiangsu; same as 江南水鄉|江南水乡

水箱 水箱 shui3 xiang1
water tank; radiator (automobile); cistern; lavabo

水相 水相 shui3 xiang4
aqueous solution

水泄不通 水洩不通 shui3 xie4 bu4 tong1
lit. not one drop can trickle through (idiom); fig. impenetrable (crowd, traffic)

水星 水星 shui3 xing1
Mercury (planet)

水刑 水刑 shui3 xing2
water-boarding (torture)

水刑逼供 水刑逼供 shui3 xing2 bi1 gong4
water-boarding, interrogation technique used by CIA

水性 水性 shui3 xing4
swimming ability; characteristics of a body of water (depth, currents etc); aqueous; water-based (paint etc)

水性杨花 水性楊花 shui3 xing4 yang2 hua1
fickle (woman)

水袖 水袖 shui3 xiu4
flowing sleeves (part of theatrical costume)

水压 水壓 shui3 ya1
water pressure

水烟 水煙 shui3 yan1
shredded tobacco for water pipes

水烟袋 水煙袋 shui3 yan1 dai4
water bong; water pipe; hookah

水杨酸 水楊酸 shui3 yang2 suan1
salicylic acid

水曜日 水曜日 shui3 yao4 ri4
Wednesday (used in ancient Chinese astronomy)

水翼船 水翼船 shui3 yi4 chuan2
hydrofoil

水银 水銀 shui3 yin2
mercury; quicksilver

水银灯 水銀燈 shui3 yin2 deng1
mercury-vapor lamp

水印 水印 shui3 yin4
watermark

水盂 水盂 shui3 yu2
water pot or goblet (for Chinese calligraphy)

水俣病 水俁病 shui3 yu3 bing4
Minamata disease (mercury poisoning found in Southern Japan in 1956)

水俣市 水俁市 shui3 yu3 shi4
Mizumata City in Kumamoto prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan

水玉 水玉 shui3 yu4
crystal; old word for 水晶

水域 水域 shui3 yu4
waters; body of water

水源 水源 shui3 yuan2
water source; water supply; headwaters of a river

水原 水原 shui3 yuan2
Suweon City, capital of Gyeonggi province 京畿道, South Korea

水原市 水原市 shui3 yuan2 shi4
Suweon City, capital of Gyeonggi province 京畿道, South Korea

水运 水運 shui3 yun4
waterborne transport

水灾 水災 shui3 zai1
flood; flood damage

水闸 水閘 shui3 zha2
sluice; water gate; waterlocks; floodgate; lock; dam

水涨船高 水漲船高 shui3 zhang3 chuan2 gao1
the tide rises, the boat floats (idiom); fig. to change with the overall trend; to develop according to the situation

水障碍 水障礙 shui3 zhang4 ai4
water hazard (golf)

水蒸气 水蒸氣 shui3 zheng1 qi4
vapor

水雉 水雉 shui3 zhi4
(bird species of China) pheasant-tailed jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)

水蛭 水蛭 shui3 zhi4
leech

水质 水質 shui3 zhi4
water quality

水至清则无鱼 水至清則無魚 shui3 zhi4 qing1 ze2 wu2 yu2
Water that is too clear has few fish, and one who is too critical has few friends (idiom); You cannot expect everyone to be squeaky clean.; Don't be too picky!

水蛭素 水蛭素 shui3 zhi4 su4
hirudin

水质污染 水質污染 shui3 zhi4 wu1 ran3
water pollution

水中捞月 水中撈月 shui3 zhong1 lao1 yue4
to fetch the moon out of the sea (idiom); a hopeless illusion

水肿 水腫 shui3 zhong3
(med.) edema; dropsy

水珠 水珠 shui3 zhu1
droplet; dewdrop

水煮蛋 水煮蛋 shui3 zhu3 dan4
boiled egg; soft-boiled egg

水煮鱼 水煮魚 shui3 zhu3 yu2
Sichuan poached sliced fish in hot chili oil

水柱 水柱 shui3 zhu4
stream or column of water

水准 水準 shui3 zhun3
level (of achievement etc); standard; level (surveying)

水准仪 水準儀 shui3 zhun3 yi2
level (device to determine horizontal); spirit level; surveyor's level

水渍 水漬 shui3 zi4
water spot; water stain; wet spot; damp patch; water damage

水族 水族 shui3 zu2
Shui ethnic group of Guangxi

水族 水族 shui3 zu2
collective term for aquatic animals

水族馆 水族館 shui3 zu2 guan3
aquarium (building or park)

水族箱 水族箱 shui3 zu2 xiang1
aquarium; fish tank

顺水 順水 shun4 shui3
with the current

顺水人情 順水人情 shun4 shui3 ren2 qing2
to do sb a favor at little cost

顺水推船 順水推船 shun4 shui3 tui1 chuan2
lit. to push the boat with the current; fig. to take advantage of the situation for one's own benefit

顺水推舟 順水推舟 shun4 shui3 tui1 zhou1
lit. to push the boat with the current; fig. to take advantage of the situation for one's own benefit

死水 死水 si3 shui3
stagnant water; backwater

泗水 泗水 si4 shui3
Sishui County in Jining 濟寧|济宁, Shandong; Surabaya, capital of East Java province of Indonesia

似水年华 似水年華 si4 shui3 nian2 hua2
fleeting years (idiom)

泗水县 泗水縣 si4 shui3 xian4
Sishui County in Jining 濟寧|济宁, Shandong

苏打水 蘇打水 su1 da2 shui3
soda drink (loanword)

缩水 縮水 suo1 shui3
to shrink (in the wash); fig. to shrink (of profits etc)

潭水 潭水 tan2 shui3
deep water

碳水化合物 碳水化合物 tan4 shui3 hua4 he2 wu4
carbohydrate

汤力水 湯力水 tang1 li4 shui3
tonic water

糖水 糖水 tang2 shui3
syrup; sweetened water; tong sui (sweet soup)

淌口水 淌口水 tang3 kou3 shui3
to let saliva dribble from the mouth; to slobber

桃花水母 桃花水母 tao2 hua1 shui3 mu3
freshwater jellyfish (Craspedacusta)

提水工程 提水工程 ti2 shui3 gong1 cheng2
project to raise low-lying water for irrigation purposes

天那水 天那水 tian1 na4 shui3
paint thinner

天水 天水 tian1 shui3
Tianshui prefecture level city in Gansu

天水地区 天水地區 tian1 shui3 di4 qu1
Tianshui prefecture in Gansu

天水市 天水市 tian1 shui3 shi4
Tianshui prefecture level city in Gansu

跳水 跳水 tiao4 shui3
to dive; diving (sport, a Chinese specialty)

贴水 貼水 tie1 shui3
agio (charge for changing currency); premium

铁打的衙门,流水的官 鐵打的衙門,流水的官 tie3 da3 de5 ya2 men5 - liu2 shui3 de5 guan1
lit. the yamen is strong as iron, the officials flow like water (idiom); fig. government officials come and go

铁水 鐵水 tie3 shui3
molten iron

通水 通水 tong1 shui3
to have running water (in a house etc)

铜翅水雉 銅翅水雉 tong2 chi4 shui3 zhi4
(bird species of China) bronze-winged jacana (Metopidius indicus)

透水 透水 tou4 shui3
permeable; percolation; water leak

透水性 透水性 tou4 shui3 xing4
permeability

吐苦水 吐苦水 tu3 ku3 shui3
to have bitter digestive fluids rising to the mouth; fig. to complain bitterly; to pour out one's sufferings

退水 退水 tui4 shui3
to divert water; to drain

拖泥带水 拖泥帶水 tuo1 ni2 dai4 shui3
lit. wading in mud and water; a slovenly job; sloppy

拖人下水 拖人下水 tuo1 ren2 xia4 shui3
lit. to pull sb into the water; fig. to involve sb in a messy business; to get sb into trouble

脱水 脫水 tuo1 shui3
to dry out; to extract water; dehydration; dehydrated; desiccation

脱水机 脫水機 tuo1 shui3 ji1
a device for extracting water (such as a centrifuge)

拖下水 拖下水 tuo1 xia4 shui3
lit. to pull sb into the water; to involve sb in a messy business; to get sb into trouble

外水 外水 wai4 shui3
extra income

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

王水 王水 wang2 shui3
Aqua regia

洧水 洧水 wei3 shui3
river in Henan

尾水 尾水 wei3 shui3
tailwater; outflow (from mill or power plant)

尾水渠道 尾水渠道 wei3 shui3 qu2 dao4
outflow channel

渭水 渭水 wei4 shui3
Wei River in Shaanxi through the Guanzhong 關中|关中 plain

文化水平 文化水平 wen2 hua4 shui3 ping2
educational level

文水 文水 wen2 shui3
Wenshui county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁, Shanxi 山西

文水县 文水縣 wen2 shui3 xian4
Wenshui county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁, Shanxi 山西

沃水 沃水 wo4 shui3
Wo river in Shanxi

污水 污水 wu1 shui3
sewage

污水处理厂 污水處理廠 wu1 shui3 chu3 li3 chang3
water treatment plant

污水坑 污水坑 wu1 shui3 keng1
cesspit

无水 無水 wu2 shui3
anhydrous (chemistry); waterless; dehydrated

武水 武水 wu3 shui3
the Wu river in Hunan and Guangdong; formerly Shuang river 瀧水|泷水

舞水端里 舞水端里 wu3 shui3 duan1 li3
Musudan-ri, North Korean rocket launch site in North Hamgyeong Province 咸鏡北道|咸镜北道

吸水 吸水 xi1 shui3
absorbent

浠水 浠水 xi1 shui3
Xishui county in Huanggang 黃岡|黄冈, Hubei

浠水县 浠水縣 xi1 shui3 xian4
Xishui county in Huanggang 黃岡|黄冈, Hubei

习水 習水 xi2 shui3
Xishui county in Zun'yi 遵義|遵义, Guizhou

习水县 習水縣 xi2 shui3 xian4
Xishui county in Zun'yi 遵義|遵义, Guizhou

洗发水 洗髮水 xi3 fa4 shui3
shampoo (liquid)

洗发水儿 洗髮水兒 xi3 fa4 shui3 er5
shampoo

洗甲水 洗甲水 xi3 jia3 shui3
nail polish remover

细水长流 細水長流 xi4 shui3 chang2 liu2
lit. thin streams flow forever; fig. economy will get you a long way; to work steadily at something little by little

下水 下水 xia4 shui3
downstream; to go into the water; to put into water; to launch (a ship); fig. to fall into bad ways; to lead astray; to go to pot

下水道 下水道 xia4 shui3 dao4
sewer

下水管 下水管 xia4 shui3 guan3
drainpipe

下水礼 下水禮 xia4 shui3 li3
launching ceremony

下水 下水 xia4 shui5
offal; viscera; tripe

先进水平 先進水平 xian1 jin4 shui3 ping2
advanced level

涎水 涎水 xian2 shui3
saliva

咸水 鹹水 xian2 shui3
salt water; brine

咸水湖 鹹水湖 xian2 shui3 hu2
salt lake

咸水妹 鹹水妹 xian2 shui3 mei4
(dialect) prostitute from Guangdong (esp. one in Shanghai before the Revolution) (loanword from "handsome maid")

显山露水 顯山露水 xian3 shan1 lu4 shui3
to reveal one's talent (idiom)

香水 香水 xiang1 shui3
perfume; cologne

响水 響水 xiang3 shui3
Xiangshui county in Yancheng 鹽城|盐城, Jiangsu

响水县 響水縣 xiang3 shui3 xian4
Xiangshui county in Yancheng 鹽城|盐城, Jiangsu

蟹黄水 蟹黃水 xie4 huang2 shui3
crab roe; crab spawn; (used for crab meat in general)

心如止水 心如止水 xin1 ru2 zhi3 shui3
to be at peace with oneself

薪水 薪水 xin1 shui3
salary; wage

行云流水 行雲流水 xing2 yun2 liu2 shui3
lit. moving clouds and flowing water (idiom); fig. very natural and flowing style of calligraphy, writing, etc; natural and unforced

修水 修水 xiu1 shui3
Xiushui county in Jiujiang 九江, Jiangxi

修水利 修水利 xiu1 shui3 li4
water conservancy; irrigation works

修水县 修水縣 xiu1 shui3 xian4
Xiushui county in Jiujiang 九江, Jiangxi

秀水 秀水 xiu4 shui3
Hsiushui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县, Taiwan

秀水乡 秀水鄉 xiu4 shui3 xiang1
Hsiushui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县, Taiwan

须后水 須後水 xu1 hou4 shui3
aftershave

徐水 徐水 xu2 shui3
Xushui county in Baoding 保定, Hebei

徐水县 徐水縣 xu2 shui3 xian4
Xushui county in Baoding 保定, Hebei

蓄水 蓄水 xu4 shui3
water storage

蓄水池 蓄水池 xu4 shui3 chi2
water reservoir

学如逆水行舟,不进则退 學如逆水行舟,不進則退 xue2 ru2 ni4 shui3 xing2 zhou1 - bu4 jin4 ze2 tui4
Study is like rowing upstream: no advance is to drop back

学术水平 學術水平 xue2 shu4 shui3 ping2
academic level

血浓于水 血濃於水 xue4 nong2 yu2 shui3
blood is thicker than water; fig. family ties are closer than social relations

血水 血水 xue4 shui3
thin blood; watery blood

寻水术 尋水術 xun2 shui3 shu4
dowsing

淹水 淹水 yan1 shui3
to be flooded

盐水 鹽水 yan2 shui3
Yanshui town in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan

盐水镇 鹽水鎮 yan2 shui3 zhen4
Yanshui town in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan

眼房水 眼房水 yan3 fang2 shui3
aqueous humor

眼药水 眼藥水 yan3 yao4 shui3
eye drops; eye lotion

砚水壶儿 硯水壺兒 yan4 shui3 hu2 er5
water container for an ink slab

洋山深水港 洋山深水港 yang2 shan1 shen1 shui3 gang3
Yangshan Deep-Water Port (near Shanghai)

羊水 羊水 yang2 shui3
amniotic fluid

羊水穿刺 羊水穿刺 yang2 shui3 chuan1 ci4
amniocentesis (used in Taiwan)

舀水 舀水 yao3 shui3
to bail (i.e. scoop water)

药水 藥水 yao4 shui3
Yaksu in North Korea, near the border with Liaoning and Jiling province

药水 藥水 yao4 shui3
medicine in liquid form; bottled medicine; lotion

药水儿 藥水兒 yao4 shui3 er5
erhua variant of 藥水|药水

液态水 液態水 ye4 tai4 shui3
liquid water (as opposed to steam or ice, e.g.)

一点水一个泡 一點水一個泡 yi1 dian3 shui3 yi1 ge4 pao4
honest and trustworthy (idiom)

一清如水 一清如水 yi1 qing1 ru2 shui3
lit. as clear as water (idiom); fig. (of officials etc) honest and incorruptible

依山傍水 依山傍水 yi1 shan1 bang4 shui3
mountains on one side and water on the other

伊水 伊水 yi1 shui3
Yi river in west Henan, tributary of North Luo river 洛河|洛河

一水儿 一水兒 yi1 shui3 er5
(coll.) of the same type; identical

一潭死水 一潭死水 yi1 tan2 si3 shui3
a pool of stagnant water; stagnant or listless condition

一头雾水 一頭霧水 yi1 tou2 wu4 shui3
to be confused; to be baffled

一夜露水 一夜露水 yi1 ye4 lu4 shui5
one-night stand; ephemeral

一衣带水 一衣帶水 yi1 yi1 dai4 shui3
(separated only by) a narrow strip of water

沂水 沂水 yi2 shui3
Yishui county in Linyi 臨沂|临沂, Shandong

沂水县 沂水縣 yi2 shui3 xian4
Yishui county in Linyi 臨沂|临沂, Shandong

淫水 淫水 yin2 shui3
sexual secretions

引水 引水 yin3 shui3
to pilot a ship; to channel water; to draw water (for irrigation)

饮水 飲水 yin3 shui3
drinking water

引水工程 引水工程 yin3 shui3 gong1 cheng2
water-induction engineering; irrigation engineering

饮水机 飲水機 yin3 shui3 ji1
water dispenser; water cooler; drinking fountain

饮水器 飲水器 yin3 shui3 qi4
water dispenser

引水入墙 引水入牆 yin3 shui3 ru4 qiang2
lit. to lead the water through the wall; to ask for trouble (idiom)

饮水思源 飲水思源 yin3 shui3 si1 yuan2
lit. when you drink water, think of its source (idiom); gratitude for blessings and their well-spring; Don't forget where your happiness come from.; Be grateful for all your blessings!

饮用水 飲用水 yin3 yong4 shui3
drinking water; potable water

硬水 硬水 ying4 shui3
hard water

油光水滑 油光水滑 you2 guang1 shui3 hua2
sleek; shiny and smooth

游山玩水 遊山玩水 you2 shan1 wan2 shui3
to go on a scenic tour

油水 油水 you2 shui3
grease; profit; ill-gotten gains

游水 游水 you2 shui3
to swim

有水 有水 you3 shui3
supplied with water (of a house)

盂方水方 盂方水方 yu2 fang1 shui3 fang1
If the basin is square, the water in it will also be square. (idiom)

渝水 渝水 yu2 shui3
old name of Jialing River 嘉陵江 in Sichuan through Chongqing; Yushui district of Xinyu city 新餘市 新余市, Jiangxi

鱼水 魚水 yu2 shui3
fish and water (metaphor for an intimate relationship or inseparability)

鱼水情 魚水情 yu2 shui3 qing2
close relationship as between fish and water

渝水区 渝水區 yu2 shui3 qu1
Yushui district of Xinyu city 新餘市 新余市, Jiangxi

鱼水之欢 魚水之歡 yu2 shui3 zhi1 huan1
the pleasure of close intimacy in a couple (idiom); sexual intercourse

雨水 雨水 yu3 shui3
Yushui or Rain Water, 2nd of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 19th February-5th March

育水 育水 yu4 shui3
name of river; old name of Baihe 白河 in Henan

淯水 淯水 yu4 shui3
name of river; old name of Baihe 白河 in Henan; same as 育水

鸳鸯戏水 鴛鴦戲水 yuan1 yang1 xi4 shui3
lit. mandarin ducks playing in the water; fig. to make love

原水 原水 yuan2 shui3
raw water; unpurified water

沅水 沅水 yuan2 shui3
Yuan River

远水不解近渴 遠水不解近渴 yuan3 shui3 bu4 jie3 jin4 ke3
lit. distant water does not cure present thirst; fig. urgent need; a slow remedy does not address immediate needs

远水不救近火 遠水不救近火 yuan3 shui3 bu4 jiu4 jin4 huo3
see 遠水救不了近火|远水救不了近火

远水救不了近火 遠水救不了近火 yuan3 shui3 jiu4 bu5 liao3 jin4 huo3
lit. water from afar quenches not fire; fig. urgent need; a slow remedy does not address the current emergency

脏水 髒水 zang1 shui3
dirty water; sewage

柞水 柞水 zha4 shui3
Zhashui County in Shangluo 商洛, Shaanxi

柞水县 柞水縣 zha4 shui3 xian4
Zhashui County in Shangluo 商洛, Shaanxi

涨水 漲水 zhang3 shui3
rise of water level

蒸馏水 蒸餾水 zheng1 liu2 shui3
distilled water

汁水 汁水 zhi1 shui3
(dialect) juice

置信水平 置信水平 zhi4 xin4 shui3 ping2
confidence level (math.)

中度性肺水肿 中度性肺水腫 zhong1 du4 xing4 fei4 shui3 zhong3
toxic pulmonary edema

中水 中水 zhong1 shui3
reclaimed water; recycled water

重水 重水 zhong4 shui3
heavy water (chemistry)

重水反应堆 重水反應堆 zhong4 shui3 fan3 ying4 dui1
heavy water reactor (HWR)

重水生产 重水生產 zhong4 shui3 sheng1 chan3
heavy water production

猪水泡病 豬水泡病 zhu1 shui3 pao4 bing4
swine vesicular disease (SVD)

猪下水 豬下水 zhu1 xia4 shui3
pig offal

竹篮打水 竹籃打水 zhu2 lan2 da3 shui3
using a wicker basket to draw water (idiom); wasted effort

竹篮打水,一场空 竹籃打水,一場空 zhu2 lan2 da3 shui3 - yi1 chang2 kong1
using a wicker basket to draw water (idiom); wasted effort

逐水 逐水 zhu2 shui3
to relieve oedema through purging or diuresis (Chinese medicine)

注水 注水 zhu4 shui3
to pour water into; to inject water into

贮水处 貯水處 zhu4 shui3 chu4
reservoir

紫坪铺水库 紫坪鋪水庫 zi3 ping2 pu1 shui3 ku4
Zipingpu reservoir, Sichuan

紫水鸡 紫水雞 zi3 shui3 ji1
(bird species of China) purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

紫水晶 紫水晶 zi3 shui3 jing1
amethyst

自来水 自來水 zi4 lai2 shui3
running water; tap water

自来水管 自來水管 zi4 lai2 shui3 guan3
water mains; service pipe; tap-water pipe

走水 走水 zou3 shui3
to leak; to flow; to catch on fire

座生水母 座生水母 zuo4 sheng1 shui3 mu3
sessile medusa; sea anemone