chen1
see 黑沉沉

chen2
to submerge; to immerse; to sink; to keep down; to lower; to drop; deep; profound; heavy

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沉不住气 沉不住氣 chen2 bu4 zhu4 qi4
to lose one's cool; to get impatient; unable to remain calm

沉沉 沉沉 chen2 chen2
deeply; heavily

沉船 沉船 chen2 chuan2
shipwreck; sunken boat; sinking ship

沉船事故 沉船事故 chen2 chuan2 shi4 gu4
a shipwreck; a sinking

沉得住气 沉得住氣 chen2 de5 zhu4 qi4
to stay calm; to keep one's composure

沉淀 沉澱 chen2 dian4
to settle; to precipitate (solid sediment out of a solution)

沉甸甸 沉甸甸 chen2 dian4 dian4
heavy

沉淀物 沉澱物 chen2 dian4 wu4
precipitate; solid sediment

沉浮 沉浮 chen2 fu2
lit. sinking and floating; to bob up and down on water; ebb and flow; fig. rise and fall; ups and downs of fortune; vicissitudes

沉痼 沉痼 chen2 gu4
chronic illness; fig. deeply entrenched problem

沉缓 沉緩 chen2 huan3
unhurried; deliberate

沉积 沉積 chen2 ji1
sediment; deposit; sedimentation (geology)

沉积带 沉積帶 chen2 ji1 dai4
sedimentary belt (geology)

沉积物 沉積物 chen2 ji1 wu4
sediment

沉积岩 沉積岩 chen2 ji1 yan2
sedimentary rock (geology)

沉积作用 沉積作用 chen2 ji1 zuo4 yong4
sedimentation (geology)

沉寂 沉寂 chen2 ji4
silence; stillness

沉降 沉降 chen2 jiang4
to subside; to cave in; subsidence

沉浸 沉浸 chen2 jin4
to soak; to permeate; to immerse

沉静 沉靜 chen2 jing4
peaceful; quiet; calm; gentle

沉静寡言 沉靜寡言 chen2 jing4 gua3 yan2
see 沉默寡言

沉疴 沉痾 chen2 ke1
grave disease

沉雷 沉雷 chen2 lei2
deep growling thunder

沉沦 沉淪 chen2 lun2
to sink into (vice, depravity etc); to pass into oblivion; downfall; passing

沉落 沉落 chen2 luo4
to sink; to fall

沉闷 沉悶 chen2 men4
oppressive (of weather); heavy; depressed; not happy; (of sound) dull; muffled

沉迷 沉迷 chen2 mi2
to be engrossed; to be absorbed with; to lose oneself in; to be addicted to

沉湎 沉湎 chen2 mian3
deeply immersed; fig. wallowing in; deeply engrossed in

沉湎酒色 沉湎酒色 chen2 mian3 jiu3 se4
to wallow in alcohol and sex (idiom); over-indulgence in wine and women; an incorrigible drunkard and lecher

沉没 沉沒 chen2 mo4
to sink

沉默 沉默 chen2 mo4
taciturn; uncommunicative; silent

沉没成本 沉沒成本 chen2 mo4 cheng2 ben3
sunk cost (economics)

沉默寡言 沉默寡言 chen2 mo4 gua3 yan2
habitually silent (idiom); reticent; uncommunicative

沉默是金 沉默是金 chen2 mo4 shi4 jin1
Silence is golden. (idiom)

沉溺 沉溺 chen2 ni4
to indulge in; to wallow; absorbed in; deeply engrossed; addicted

沉凝 沉凝 chen2 ning2
stagnant; congealed; fig. grave in manner; low (of voice)

沉潜 沉潛 chen2 qian2
to lurk under water; to immerse oneself in (study etc); to lie low; to keep a low profile; quiet; reserved; self-possessed

沉睡 沉睡 chen2 shui4
to be fast asleep; (fig.) to lie dormant; to lie undiscovered

沉思 沉思 chen2 si1
to contemplate; to ponder; contemplation; meditation

沉邃 沉邃 chen2 sui4
deep and profound

沉潭 沉潭 chen2 tan2
drowning sb tied to a rock (as a form of torture)

沉痛 沉痛 chen2 tong4
grief; remorse; deep in sorrow; bitter (anguish); profound (condolences)

沉稳 沉穩 chen2 wen3
steady; calm; unflustered

沉陷 沉陷 chen2 xian4
subsidence; caving in; fig. stranded; lost (in contemplation, daydreams etc)

沉箱 沉箱 chen2 xiang1
caisson; sink box

沉香 沉香 chen2 xiang1
Chinese eaglewood; agarwood tree (Aquilaria agallocha); lignum aloes

沉吟 沉吟 chen2 yin2
to mutter to oneself irresolutely

沉鱼落雁 沉魚落雁 chen2 yu2 luo4 yan4
lit. fish sink, goose alights (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子); fig. female beauty captivating even the birds and beasts

沉重 沉重 chen2 zhong4
heavy; hard; serious; critical

沉重打击 沉重打擊 chen2 zhong4 da3 ji1
to hit hard

沉住气 沉住氣 chen2 zhu4 qi4
to keep cool; to stay calm

沉着 沉著 chen2 zhuo2
steady; calm and collected; not nervous

沉着应战 沉著應戰 chen2 zhuo2 ying4 zhan4
to remain calm in the face of adversity (idiom)

沉醉 沉醉 chen2 zui4
to become intoxicated

低沉 低沉 di1 chen2
overcast; gloomy; downcast; deep and low (of sound); muffled

翻沉 翻沉 fan1 chen2
to capsize and sink

浮沉 浮沉 fu2 chen2
ups and downs (of life etc); to drift along; to sink and emerge

故作深沉 故作深沉 gu4 zuo4 shen1 chen2
to play the profound thinker

海相沉积物 海相沉積物 hai3 xiang1 chen2 ji1 wu4
oceanic sediment (geology)

好酒沉瓮底 好酒沉甕底 hao3 jiu3 chen2 weng4 di3
lit. the best wine is at the bottom of the jug (idiom); fig. the best is saved for last

黑沉沉 黑沉沉 hei1 chen1 chen1
pitch-black

红细胞沉降率 紅細胞沉降率 hong2 xi4 bao1 shen2 jiang4 lv4
erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

昏沉 昏沉 hun1 chen2
murky; dazed; befuddled; dizzy

昏昏沉沉 昏昏沉沉 hun1 hun1 chen2 chen2
dizzy

击沉 擊沉 ji1 chen2
to attack and sink (a ship)

浸沉 浸沉 jin4 chen2
to soak; to steep

破釜沉舟 破釜沉舟 po4 fu3 chen2 zhou1
lit. to break the cauldrons and sink the boats (idiom); fig. to cut off one's means of retreat; to burn one's boats

深沉 深沉 shen1 chen2
deep; profound; (of a person) reserved; undemonstrative; (of a voice, sound etc) deep; low-pitched

石沉大海 石沉大海 shi2 chen2 da4 hai3
lit. to throw a stone and see it sink without trace in the sea (idiom); fig. to elicit no response

石末沉着病 石末沉著病 shi2 mo4 chen2 zhuo2 bing4
silicosis (occupational disease of miners); grinder's disease; also written 矽末病

死气沉沉 死氣沉沉 si3 qi4 chen2 chen2
dead atmosphere; lifeless; spiritless

碎屑沉积物 碎屑沉積物 sui4 xie4 chen2 ji1 wu4
clastic sediment

西沉 西沉 xi1 chen2
(of the sun) to set

下沉 下沉 xia4 chen2
to sink down

消沉 消沉 xiao1 chen2
depressed; bad mood; low spirit

小洞不堵沉大船 小洞不堵沉大船 xiao3 dong4 bu4 du3 chen2 da4 chuan2
A small hole not plugged will sink a great ship.

血沉 血沉 xue4 chen2
erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

血色素沉积症 血色素沉積症 xue4 se4 su4 chen2 ji1 zheng4
hemochromatosis

雁杳鱼沉 雁杳魚沈 yan4 yao3 yu2 chen2
without news from sb (idiom)

阴沉 陰沉 yin1 chen2
gloomy

阴沉沉 陰沉沉 yin1 chen2 chen2
dark (weather, mood)

有沉有浮 有沉有浮 you3 chen2 you3 fu2
to have one's ups and downs

鱼沉雁杳 魚沉雁杳 yu2 chen2 yan4 yao3
lit. the fish sinks, the goose vanishes into the distance (idiom); a letter does not arrive; lost in transmission