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to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student

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爱迪生 愛迪生 ai4 di2 sheng1
Edison (name); Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), American inventor and businessman

艾迪生 艾迪生 ai4 di2 sheng1
Addison (name); Addison, city in United States

爱国卫生运动委员会 愛國衛生運動委員會 ai4 guo2 wei4 sheng1 yun4 dong4 wei3 yuan2 hui4
Patriotic Health Committee

爱普生 愛普生 ai4 pu3 sheng1
Epson, Japanese electronics company

安生 安生 an1 sheng1
peaceful; restful; quiet; still

安徒生 安徒生 an1 tu2 sheng1
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)

巴生 巴生 ba1 sheng1
Klang (city in Malaysia)

白面书生 白面書生 bai2 mian4 shu1 sheng1
lit. pale-faced scholar (idiom); young and inexperienced person without practical experience; still wet behind the ears

百弊丛生 百弊叢生 bai3 bi4 cong2 sheng1
All the ill effects appear. (idiom)

半生 半生 ban4 sheng1
half a lifetime

半生不熟 半生不熟 ban4 sheng1 bu4 shou2
underripe; half-cooked; (fig.) not mastered (of a technique); clumsy; halting

伴生气 伴生氣 ban4 sheng1 qi4
associated gas

宝生佛 寶生佛 bao3 sheng1 fo2
Ratnasambhava Buddha

本科生 本科生 ben3 ke1 sheng1
undergraduate student

本生灯 本生燈 ben3 sheng1 deng1
Bunsen burner

笔下生花 筆下生花 bi3 xia4 sheng1 hua1
to write elegantly

毕生 畢生 bi4 sheng1
all one's life; lifetime

毕业生 畢業生 bi4 ye4 sheng1
graduate

变生肘腋 變生肘腋 bian4 sheng1 zhou3 ye4
lit. calamity in one's armpit (idiom); a major coup happening on one's doorstep; trouble or danger in one's own backyard

别开生面 別開生面 bie2 kai1 sheng1 mian4
to start sth new or original (idiom); to break a new path; to break fresh ground

濒危野生动植物种国际贸易公约 瀕危野生動植物種國際貿易公約 bin1 wei1 ye3 sheng1 dong4 zhi2 wu4 zhong3 guo2 ji4 mao4 yi4 gong1 yue1
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; CITES

不可再生资源 不可再生資源 bu4 ke3 zai4 sheng1 zi1 yuan2
nonrenewable resource

不事生产 不事生產 bu4 shi4 sheng1 chan3
not to do anything productive; to idle away one's time

苍生 蒼生 cang1 sheng1
(area where) vegetation grows; the common people

苍生涂炭 蒼生塗炭 cang1 sheng1 tu2 tan4
the common people in a miserable state

侧生动物 側生動物 ce4 sheng1 dong4 wu4
parazoan (animal of the subkingdom Parazoa, mostly sponges)

差生 差生 cha4 sheng1
weak student

缠夹二先生 纏夾二先生 chan2 jia1 er4 xian1 sheng5
annoying muddle-headed person who gabbles unintelligibly

产生 產生 chan3 sheng1
to arise; to come into being; to come about; to give rise to; to bring into being; to bring about; to produce; to engender; to generate; to appear; appearance; emergence; generation; production; yield

长生 長生 chang2 sheng1
long life

长生不老 長生不老 chang2 sheng1 bu4 lao3
immortality

长生不死 長生不死 chang2 sheng1 bu4 si3
immortality

长生果 長生果 chang2 sheng1 guo3
peanut; groundnut (slang)

长生久视 長生久視 chang2 sheng1 jiu3 shi4
to grow old with unfailing eyes and ears (idiom)

长生禄位 長生祿位 chang2 sheng1 lu4 wei4
tablet and altar honoring a great benefactor (idiom)

超生 超生 chao1 sheng1
to exceed the stipulated limit of a birth-control policy; to be reincarnated; to be lenient

陈方安生 陳方安生 chen2 fang1 an1 sheng1
Anson Chan (1940-), chief secretary for administration, Hong Kong (1997-2001)

齿颊生香 齒頰生香 chi3 jia2 sheng1 xiang1
lit. to feel the taste in one's mouth (idiom); fig. to water at the mouth; to drool in anticipation

赤脚医生 赤腳醫生 chi4 jiao3 yi1 sheng1
barefoot doctor; farmer with paramedical training (PRC)

重生 重生 chong2 sheng1
rebirth

出生 出生 chu1 sheng1
to be born

初生 初生 chu1 sheng1
newborn; nascent; primary (biology)

出生地 出生地 chu1 sheng1 di4
birthplace

出生地点 出生地點 chu1 sheng1 di4 dian3
place of birth

出生率 出生率 chu1 sheng1 lv4
birthrate

出生缺陷 出生缺陷 chu1 sheng1 que1 xian4
birth defect

出生日期 出生日期 chu1 sheng1 ri4 qi1
date of birth

出生入死 出生入死 chu1 sheng1 ru4 si3
from the cradle to the grave (idiom); to go through fire and water; brave; willing to risk life and limb

出生证 出生證 chu1 sheng1 zheng4
birth certificate

出生证明 出生證明 chu1 sheng1 zheng4 ming2
birth certificate

出生证明书 出生證明書 chu1 sheng1 zheng4 ming2 shu1
birth certificate

初生之犊不怕虎 初生之犢不怕虎 chu1 sheng1 zhi1 du2 bu4 pa4 hu3
see 初生之犢不畏虎|初生之犊不畏虎

初生之犊不畏虎 初生之犢不畏虎 chu1 sheng1 zhi1 du2 bu4 wei4 hu3
lit. a new-born calf has no fear of the tiger (idiom); fig. the fearlessness of youth

初中生 初中生 chu1 zhong1 sheng1
junior high student

触景生情 觸景生情 chu4 jing3 sheng1 qing2
scene which recalls past memories (idiom); evocative of the past; reminiscent; to arouse deep feelings

畜生 畜生 chu4 sheng5
domestic animal; brute; bastard

春生,夏长,秋收,冬藏 春生,夏長,秋收,冬藏 chun1 sheng1 - xia4 zhang3 - qiu1 shou1 - dong1 cang2
sow in spring, develop in summer, harvest in autumn, store in winter (idiom)

次生 次生 ci4 sheng1
derivative; secondary; sub-

次生林 次生林 ci4 sheng1 lin2
secondary growth of forest

次生灾害 次生災害 ci4 sheng1 zai1 hai4
secondary disaster (e.g. epidemic following floods)

丛生 叢生 cong2 sheng1
growing as a thicket; overgrown; breaking out everywhere (of disease, social disorder etc)

醋海生波 醋海生波 cu4 hai3 sheng1 bo1
lit. waves on a sea of vinegar; trouble caused by a jealous woman (idiom)

催生 催生 cui1 sheng1
to induce labor; to expedite childbirth

催生婆 催生婆 cui1 sheng1 po2
midwife who induces labor

催生素 催生素 cui1 sheng1 su4
oxytocin

寸草不生 寸草不生 cun4 cao3 bu4 sheng1
lit. not even a blade of grass grows (idiom); fig. barren

大量生产 大量生產 da4 liang4 sheng1 chan3
to manufacture in bulk; mass production

大生 大生 da4 sheng1
university student, abbr. for 大學生|大学生

大学生 大學生 da4 xue2 sheng1
university student; college student

大中学生 大中學生 da4 zhong1 xue2 sheng5
university and high school students

单词产生器模型 單詞產生器模型 dan1 ci2 chan3 sheng1 qi4 mo2 xing2
logogen model

单细胞生物 單細胞生物 dan1 xi4 bao1 sheng1 wu4
single-celled organism

但尼生 但尼生 dan4 ni2 sheng1
Tennyson (name); Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892), English poet

诞生 誕生 dan4 sheng1
to be born

德先生 德先生 de2 xian1 sheng5
"Mr Democracy", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动; abbr. for 德謨克拉西|德谟克拉西; see also 賽先生|赛先生

得意门生 得意門生 de2 yi4 men2 sheng1
favorite pupil

底栖生物 底棲生物 di3 qi1 sheng1 wu4
benthos

独生 獨生 du2 sheng1
only (child); to be the sole survivor

独生女 獨生女 du2 sheng1 nv3
an only daughter

独生子 獨生子 du2 sheng1 zi3
only son

独生子女 獨生子女 du2 sheng1 zi3 nv3
an only child

独生子女政策 獨生子女政策 du2 sheng1 zi3 nv3 zheng4 ce4
one-child policy

对生 對生 dui4 sheng1
opposite (botany)

多年生 多年生 duo1 nian2 sheng1
perennial (of plants)

多细胞生物 多細胞生物 duo1 xi4 bao1 sheng1 wu4
multicellular life form

多种维生素 多種維生素 duo1 zhong3 wei2 sheng1 su4
multivitamin

二年生 二年生 er4 nian2 sheng1
biennial (botany)

发生 發生 fa1 sheng1
to happen; to occur; to take place; to break out

发生率 發生率 fa1 sheng1 lv4
rate of occurrence

发育生物学 發育生物學 fa1 yu4 sheng1 wu4 xue2
developmental biology

反生物战 反生物戰 fan3 sheng1 wu4 zhan4
biological (warfare) defense

仿生学 仿生學 fang3 sheng1 xue2
bionics; bionicist

放射生成物 放射生成物 fang4 she4 sheng1 cheng2 wu4
radiogenic material

非婚生 非婚生 fei1 hun1 sheng1
born out of wedlock; illegitimate

非婚生子女 非婚生子女 fei1 hun1 sheng1 zi3 nv3
an illegitimate child

分生组织 分生組織 fen1 sheng1 zu3 zhi1
meristem

分子生物学 分子生物學 fen1 zi3 sheng1 wu4 xue2
molecular biology

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

浮生六记 浮生六記 fu2 sheng1 liu4 ji4
Six records of a floating life, autobiographical novel and description of Qing dynasty life by 沈復|沈复, published 1808

服务生 服務生 fu2 wu4 sheng1
server (at a restaurant)

浮游生物 浮游生物 fu2 you2 sheng1 wu4
plankton

腐生兰 腐生蘭 fu3 sheng1 lan2
Cymbidium macrorrhizum Lindl.

复读生 復讀生 fu4 du2 sheng1
student who repeats (a course, grade etc) at school

复生 復生 fu4 sheng1
to be reborn; to recover; to come back to life; to regenerate

高才生 高才生 gao1 cai2 sheng1
student of great ability; talented student

高材生 高材生 gao1 cai2 sheng1
student of great ability

高年级生 高年級生 gao1 nian2 ji2 sheng1
senior student

高中生 高中生 gao1 zhong1 sheng1
senior high school student

高中学生 高中學生 gao1 zhong1 xue2 sheng1
student of a senior high school

更生 更生 geng1 sheng1
resurrection; rebirth; reinvigorated; rejuvenated; a new lease of life

工读生 工讀生 gong1 du2 sheng1
student who also works part-time; (old) reform-school student

公共卫生 公共衛生 gong1 gong4 wei4 sheng1
public health

共生 共生 gong4 sheng1
symbiosis

贡生 貢生 gong4 sheng1
candidate for the Imperial Examination proposed by a tributary state

苟且偷生 苟且偷生 gou3 qie3 tou1 sheng1
to drift and live without purpose (idiom); to drag out an ignoble existence

孤雌生殖 孤雌生殖 gu1 ci2 sheng1 zhi2
parthenogenesis (biol. a female reproducing without fertilization)

古生代 古生代 gu3 sheng1 dai4
Paleozoic, geological era 545-250m years ago, covering Cambrian 寒武紀|寒武纪, Ordovician 奧陶紀|奥陶纪, Silurian 志留紀|志留纪, Devonian 泥盆紀|泥盆纪, Carboniferous 石炭紀|石炭纪, Permian 二疊紀|二叠纪

古生物 古生物 gu3 sheng1 wu4
paleo-organism

古生物学 古生物學 gu3 sheng1 wu4 xue2
palaeontology

古生物学家 古生物學家 gu3 sheng1 wu4 xue2 jia1
palaeontologist; paleobiologist

鬼由心生 鬼由心生 gui3 you2 xin1 sheng1
devils are born in the heart (idiom); fears originate in the mind

国民生产总值 國民生產總值 guo2 min2 sheng1 chan3 zong3 zhi2
gross national product (GNP)

国内生产总值 國內生產總值 guo2 nei4 sheng1 chan3 zong3 zhi2
gross domestic product (GDP)

憨豆先生 憨豆先生 han1 dou4 xian1 sheng5
Mr. Bean (TV)

寒武纪生命大爆发 寒武紀生命大爆發 han2 wu3 ji4 sheng1 ming4 da4 bao4 fa1
the Cambrian explosion

好好先生 好好先生 hao3 hao3 xian1 sheng5
Mr Goody-goody; yes-man (sb who agrees with anything)

和气生财 和氣生財 he2 qi4 sheng1 cai2
(idiom) amiability makes you rich

恒生 恆生 heng2 sheng1
Hang Seng (name)

横生 橫生 heng2 sheng1
to grow without restraint; overflowing with; to happen unexpectedly

恒生银行 恒生銀行 heng2 sheng1 yin2 hang2
Hang Seng Bank, Hong Kong

横生枝节 橫生枝節 heng2 sheng1 zhi1 jie2
to deliberately complicate an issue (idiom)

恒生指数 恒生指數 heng2 sheng1 zhi3 shu4
Hang Seng index (of Hong Kong stock market)

恒生中资企业指数 恆生中資企業指數 heng2 sheng1 zhong1 zi1 qi3 ye4 zhi3 shu4
Hang Seng China affiliated index

红血球生成素 紅血球生成素 hong2 xue4 qiu2 sheng1 cheng2 su4
erythropoietin (EPO)

后生 後生 hou4 sheng1
young generation; youth; young man

后生动物 後生動物 hou4 sheng1 dong4 wu4
metazoa; the animal kingdom

后生可畏 後生可畏 hou4 sheng1 ke3 wei4
the young will be redoubtable in the years to come (idiom); the younger generations will surpass us in time

厚生劳动省 厚生勞動省 hou4 sheng1 lao2 dong4 sheng3
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Japan)

厚生省 厚生省 hou4 sheng1 sheng3
Ministry of Health and Welfare (Japan) (replaced in 2001 by 厚生勞動省|厚生劳动省)

厚生相 厚生相 hou4 sheng1 xiang4
minister of health (of Japan, UK etc)

厚死薄生 厚死薄生 hou4 si3 bo2 sheng1
lit. to praise the dead and revile the living; fig. to live in the past (idiom)

槲寄生 槲寄生 hu2 ji4 sheng1
mistletoe

虎口余生 虎口餘生 hu3 kou3 yu2 sheng1
to escape from the tiger's mouth (idiom); to have a narrow escape

互生 互生 hu4 sheng1
alternate phyllotaxy (leaf pattern)

互生叶 互生葉 hu4 sheng1 ye4
alternate phyllotaxy (leaf pattern)

花生 花生 hua1 sheng1
peanut; groundnut

花生浆 花生漿 hua1 sheng1 jiang4
peanut butter; also written 花生醬|花生酱

花生酱 花生醬 hua1 sheng1 jiang4
peanut butter

花生米 花生米 hua1 sheng1 mi3
shelled peanuts

花生秀 花生秀 hua1 sheng1 xiu4
fashion show

环境卫生 環境衛生 huan2 jing4 wei4 sheng1
environmental sanitation; abbr. to 環衛|环卫

活生生 活生生 huo2 sheng1 sheng1
real (people); living (artist); while still alive (e.g. skinned alive)

急中生智 急中生智 ji2 zhong1 sheng1 zhi4
quick witted in an emergency; able to react resourcefully

脊椎指压治疗医生 脊椎指壓治療醫生 ji3 zhui1 zhi3 ya1 zhi4 liao2 yi1 sheng1
chiropractor

计划生育 計劃生育 ji4 hua4 sheng1 yu4
family planning

寄生 寄生 ji4 sheng1
to live in or on another organism as a parasite; to live by taking advantage of others; parasitism; parasitic

计生 計生 ji4 sheng1
planned childbirth; birth control; family planning; abbr. for 計劃生育|计划生育

寄生虫 寄生蟲 ji4 sheng1 chong2
parasite; drone

寄生生活 寄生生活 ji4 sheng1 sheng1 huo2
parasitism; parasitic life-style

寄生物 寄生物 ji4 sheng1 wu4
parasite

寄生者 寄生者 ji4 sheng1 zhe3
parasite (human)

寄宿生 寄宿生 ji4 su4 sheng1
boarder

夹生 夾生 jia1 sheng1
half-cooked; (fig.) not completely done, solved, developed etc; Taiwan pr.

夹生饭 夾生飯 jia1 sheng1 fan4
half cooked rice; (fig.) half-finished job that is difficult to complete because it was not done properly in the first instance; Taiwan pr.

尖子生 尖子生 jian1 zi5 sheng1
top student

见景生情 見景生情 jian4 jing3 sheng1 qing2
to be touched by a scene; to adapt to the situation

见习生 見習生 jian4 xi2 sheng1
apprentice; probationer; cadet

见习医生 見習醫生 jian4 xi2 yi1 sheng1
medical intern

江湖医生 江湖醫生 jiang1 hu2 yi1 sheng1
quack; charlatan; itinerant doctor and swindler

降生 降生 jiang4 sheng1
to be born; arrival of newborn; birth (of a savior or religious leader)

娇生惯养 嬌生慣養 jiao1 sheng1 guan4 yang3
pampered and spoiled since childhood

矫形医生 矯形醫生 jiao3 xing2 yi1 sheng1
orthopedic doctor

接生 接生 jie1 sheng1
to deliver (a newborn child)

接生婆 接生婆 jie1 sheng1 po2
midwife

接线生 接線生 jie1 xian4 sheng1
switchboard operator; phone operator

劫后余生 劫後餘生 jie2 hou4 yu2 sheng1
after the calamity, renewed life (idiom); new lease of life

节上生枝 節上生枝 jie2 shang4 sheng1 zhi1
a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom); fig. side issues keep arising

节外生枝 節外生枝 jie2 wai4 sheng1 zhi1
a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom); fig. side issues keep arising

孑遗生物 孑遺生物 jie2 yi2 sheng1 wu4
living fossil

借腹生子 借腹生子 jie4 fu4 sheng1 zi3
surrogate pregnancy

金融衍生产品 金融衍生產品 jin1 rong2 yan3 sheng1 chan3 pin3
financial derivative

金融衍生工具 金融衍生工具 jin1 rong2 yan3 sheng1 gong1 ju4
derivatives (finance)

今生 今生 jin1 sheng1
this life

精神生活 精神生活 jing1 shen2 sheng1 huo2
spiritual or moral life

境由心生 境由心生 jing4 you2 xin1 sheng1
our mindset frames how we view the world

九死一生 九死一生 jiu3 si3 yi1 sheng1
nine deaths and still alive (idiom); a narrow escape; new lease of life

救生 救生 jiu4 sheng1
to save a life; life-saving

救生船 救生船 jiu4 sheng1 chuan2
lifeboat

救生袋 救生袋 jiu4 sheng1 dai4
safety chute

救生队 救生隊 jiu4 sheng1 dui4
rescue team

救生筏 救生筏 jiu4 sheng1 fa2
a life raft

救生圈 救生圈 jiu4 sheng1 quan1
life buoy; life belt; (jocularly) flab; spare tire

救生艇 救生艇 jiu4 sheng1 ting3
lifeboat

救生艇甲板 救生艇甲板 jiu4 sheng1 ting3 jia3 ban3
boat deck (upper deck on which lifeboats are stored)

救生衣 救生衣 jiu4 sheng1 yi1
life jacket; life vest

救生员 救生員 jiu4 sheng1 yuan2
lifeguard

捐生 捐生 juan1 sheng1
to sacrifice one's life

绝处逢生 絕處逢生 jue2 chu3 feng2 sheng1
to come back from death's door (idiom); unexpected rescue from danger; fig. to recover from a seemingly impossible situation; to find a way out of a predicament

慷慨捐生 慷慨捐生 kang1 kai3 juan1 sheng1
sacrificing one's life generously (idiom); to sacrifice oneself fervently to the cause

康生 康生 kang1 sheng1
Kang Sheng (1896-1975), Chinese communist leader, a politburo member during the Cultural Revolution and posthumously blamed for some of its excesses

抗抗生素 抗抗生素 kang4 kang4 sheng1 su4
antibiotic resistance

抗生素 抗生素 kang4 sheng1 su4
antibiotic

考生 考生 kao3 sheng1
exam candidate; student whose name has been put forward for an exam

科学技术是第一生产力 科學技術是第一生產力 ke1 xue2 ji4 shu4 shi4 di4 yi1 sheng1 chan3 li4
Science and technology is the number one productive force (from 1978 speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 introducing the Four Modernizations 四個現代化|四个现代化).

可再生 可再生 ke3 zai4 sheng1
renewable (resource)

可再生原 可再生原 ke3 zai4 sheng1 yuan2
renewable resource

口齿生香 口齒生香 kou3 chi3 sheng1 xiang1
eloquence that generates perfume (idiom); profound and significant text

扩大再生产 擴大再生產 kuo4 da4 zai4 sheng1 chan3
to expand production; to reproduce on an extended scale

拉生意 拉生意 la1 sheng1 yi4
to tout; to solicit customers

来生 來生 lai2 sheng1
next life

兰陵笑笑生 蘭陵笑笑生 lan2 ling2 xiao4 xiao4 sheng1
Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, pseudonym of the Ming dynasty writer and author of the Golden Lotus 金瓶梅

老蚌生珠 老蚌生珠 lao3 bang4 sheng1 zhu1
lit. an old oyster producing a pearl (idiom); fig. birthing a son at an advanced age

老生 老生 lao3 sheng1
venerable middle-aged or elderly man, usually wearing an artificial beard (in Chinese opera)

乐极生悲 樂極生悲 le4 ji2 sheng1 bei1
extreme joy turns to sorrow (idiom); Don't celebrate too soon, things could still go wrong!

两颊生津 兩頰生津 liang3 jia2 sheng1 jin1
mouth-watering; to whet one's appetite

两生类 兩生類 liang3 sheng1 lei4
class Amphibia; also written 兩棲類|两栖类

聊生 聊生 liao2 sheng1
to earn a living (esp. with negative)

撩是生非 撩是生非 liao2 shi4 sheng1 fei1
to stir up trouble; to provoke angry exchange

了却此生 了卻此生 liao3 que4 ci3 sheng1
to die; to be done with this world

留学生 留學生 liu2 xue2 sheng1
student studying abroad; (foreign) exchange student

龙生九子 龍生九子 long2 sheng1 jiu3 zi3
lit. the dragon has nine sons (idiom); fig. all kinds of characters; good and bad intermingled; It takes all sorts to make a world.

陆生 陸生 lu4 sheng1
terrestrial (animal, species)

孪生 孿生 luan2 sheng1
twin

罗生门 羅生門 luo2 sheng1 men2
Rashomon, Japanese novel and movie; (fig.) situation where conflicting interpretations of the same event obscure the truth; unsolvable case

落地生根 落地生根 luo4 di4 sheng1 gen1
air plant (Bryophyllum pinnatum); to put down roots

落花生 落花生 luo4 hua1 sheng1
peanut

麻生 麻生 ma2 sheng1
Asō (name); ASŌ Tarō (1940-), Japanese entrepreneur and LDP politician, prime minister 2008-2009

麻生太郎 麻生太郎 ma2 sheng1 tai4 lang2
ASŌ Tarō (1940-), Japanese entrepreneur and LDP politician, prime minister from 2008

满脸生花 滿臉生花 man3 lian3 sheng1 hua1
all smiles; beaming from ear to ear

蔓生 蔓生 man4 sheng1
trailing plant; liana; creeper; overgrown

蔓生植物 蔓生植物 man4 sheng1 zhi2 wu4
creeper; climbing plant; twiner

冒生命危险 冒生命危險 mao4 sheng1 ming4 wei1 xian3
to risk one's life

冒着生命危险 冒著生命危險 mao4 zhe5 sheng1 ming4 wei1 xian3
at the risk of one's life

没有生育能力 沒有生育能力 mei2 you3 sheng1 yu4 neng2 li4
infertile; unable to have children

门生 門生 men2 sheng1
disciple; student (of a famous master)

萌生 萌生 meng2 sheng1
to burgeon; to produce; to conceive; to be in the initial stage

妙笔生花 妙筆生花 miao4 bi3 sheng1 hua1
gifted or skillful writing

妙趣横生 妙趣橫生 miao4 qu4 heng2 sheng1
endlessly interesting (idiom); very witty

妙语横生 妙語橫生 miao4 yu3 heng2 sheng1
to be full of wit and humor

民不聊生 民不聊生 min2 bu4 liao2 sheng1
The people have no way to make a living (idiom, from Record of the Grand Historian 史記|史记); no way of getting by

民生 民生 min2 sheng1
people's livelihood; people's welfare

民生凋敝 民生凋敝 min2 sheng1 diao1 bi4
the people's livelihood is reduced to destitution (idiom); a time of famine and impoverishment

民生主义 民生主義 min2 sheng1 zhu3 yi4
principle of people's livelihood, the third of Dr Sun Yat-sen's 孫中山|孙中山 Three principles of the people 三民主義|三民主义 (at the time, meaning redistribution of wealth, self-sufficiency and internal trade)

陌生 陌生 mo4 sheng1
strange; unfamiliar

陌生人 陌生人 mo4 sheng1 ren2
stranger

谋生 謀生 mou2 sheng1
to seek one's livelihood; to work to support oneself; to earn a living

奶油小生 奶油小生 nai3 you2 xiao3 sheng1
handsome but effeminate man; pretty boy

男生 男生 nan2 sheng1
schoolboy; male student; boy; guy (young adult male)

脑子生锈 腦子生銹 nao3 zi5 sheng1 xiu4
lit. brains rusty; ossified thinking

内科医生 內科醫生 nei4 ke1 yi1 sheng1
medical doctor; physician who works primarily by administering drugs, as opposed to surgeon 外科醫生|外科医生

内生的 內生的 nei4 sheng1 de5
endogenous

逆生长 逆生長 ni4 sheng1 zhang3
to seem to grow younger; to regain one's youthful looks

鸟不拉屎,鸡不生蛋 鳥不拉屎,雞不生蛋 niao3 bu4 la1 shi3 - ji1 bu4 sheng1 dan4
lit. (a place where) birds don't defecate and hens don't lay eggs (idiom); fig. god-forsaken; remote and desolate

鸟不生蛋 鳥不生蛋 niao3 bu4 sheng1 dan4
deserted (of a place)

鸟不生蛋,狗不拉屎 鳥不生蛋,狗不拉屎 niao3 bu4 sheng1 dan4 - gou3 bu4 la1 shi3
lit. (a place where) birds don't lay eggs and dogs don't defecate (idiom); fig. god-forsaken; remote and desolate

尿生殖管道 尿生殖管道 niao4 sheng1 zhi2 guan3 dao4
urinogenital tract

农业生产合作社 農業生產合作社 nong2 ye4 sheng1 chan3 he2 zuo4 she4
agricultural producers' cooperative

农业生技 農業生技 nong2 ye4 sheng1 ji4
agri-biotechnology

女生 女生 nv3 sheng1
schoolgirl; female student; girl

女生外向 女生外向 nv3 sheng1 wai4 xiang4
a woman is born to leave her family (idiom); a woman's heart is with her husband

怕生 怕生 pa4 sheng1
fear of strangers; to be afraid of strangers (of small children)

派生 派生 pai4 sheng1
to produce (from sth else); to derive (from raw material); derivative

派生词 派生詞 pai4 sheng1 ci2
derivative word

抛生耦 拋生耦 pao1 sheng1 ou3
to entice an inexperienced man

胚胎发生 胚胎發生 pei1 tai1 fa1 sheng1
embryogenesis

蓬筚生光 蓬篳生光 peng2 bi4 sheng1 guang1
Your presence brings light to my humble dwelling

蓬荜生光 蓬蓽生光 peng2 bi4 sheng1 guang1
Your presence brings light to my humble dwelling

蓬荜生辉 蓬蓽生輝 peng2 bi4 sheng1 hui1
Your presence brings light to my humble dwelling; see also 蓬蓽生光|蓬荜生光

批量生产 批量生產 pi1 liang4 sheng1 chan3
to mass produce

品味生活 品味生活 pin3 wei4 sheng1 huo2
to appreciate life

平生 平生 ping2 sheng1
all one's life

平生不做亏心事,半夜敲门心不惊 平生不做虧心事,半夜敲門心不驚 ping2 sheng1 bu4 zuo4 kui1 xin1 shi4 - ban4 ye4 qiao1 men2 xin1 bu4 jing1
He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night.; Rest with a clear conscience.

普度众生 普度眾生 pu3 du4 zhong4 sheng1
(Buddhism) to deliver all living creatures from suffering (idiom)

普济众生 普濟眾生 pu3 ji4 zhong4 sheng1
universal mercy and succor (idiom); the Buddha's infinite power and mercy

普通高等学校招生全国统一考试 普通高等學校招生全國統一考試 pu3 tong1 gao1 deng3 xue2 xiao4 zhao1 sheng1 quan2 guo2 tong3 yi1 kao3 shi4
NCEE, National College Entrance Examination (college entrance exam in PRC); usually abbr. to 高考

七窍生烟 七竅生煙 qi1 qiao4 sheng1 yan1
lit. spouting smoke through the seven orifices (idiom); fig. to seethe with anger

欺生 欺生 qi1 sheng1
to cheat strangers; to bully strangers; (of domesticated animals) to be rebellious with unfamiliar people

起死回生 起死回生 qi3 si3 hui2 sheng1
to rise from the dead (idiom); fig. an unexpected recovery

前生 前生 qian2 sheng1
previous life; previous incarnation

前生冤孽 前生冤孽 qian2 sheng1 yuan1 nie4
predestined relationship

前生召唤 前生召喚 qian2 sheng1 zhao4 huan4
foreordination

强生 強生 qiang2 sheng1
Johnson (surname); Johnson & Johnson (company)

强生公司 強生公司 qiang2 sheng1 gong1 si1
Johnson & Johnson

抢生意 搶生意 qiang3 sheng1 yi5
to undercut competitors; to hustle; to compete for business

怯生 怯生 qie4 sheng1
shy

怯生生 怯生生 qie4 sheng1 sheng1
shy

亲生 親生 qin1 sheng1
one's own (child) (i.e. one's child by birth); biological (parents); birth (parents)

亲生骨肉 親生骨肉 qin1 sheng1 gu3 rou4
one's own flesh and blood

亲生子女 親生子女 qin1 sheng1 zi3 nv3
natural child

轻生 輕生 qing1 sheng1
a suicide; to commit suicide

情急智生 情急智生 qing2 ji2 zhi4 sheng1
inspiration in a moment of desperation (idiom); also written 情急之下

庆生 慶生 qing4 sheng1
to celebrate a birthday

求生 求生 qiu2 sheng1
to seek survival; to possess the will to live

求生意志 求生意志 qiu2 sheng1 yi4 zhi4
the will to live

惹事生非 惹事生非 re3 shi4 sheng1 fei1
variant of 惹是生非

惹是生非 惹是生非 re3 shi4 sheng1 fei1
to stir up trouble

人非生而知之者,熟能无惑 人非生而知之者,熟能無惑 ren2 fei1 sheng1 er2 zhi1 zhi1 zhe3 - shu2 neng2 wu2 huo4
Knowledge is not innate to man, how can we overcome doubt?; We are not born with knowledge, how does one achieve maturity? (i.e. without guidance from a teacher - Tang dynasty essayist Han Yu 韓愈|韩愈)

人生 人生 ren2 sheng1
life (one's time on earth)

人生短暂,学术无涯 人生短暫,學術無涯 ren2 sheng1 duan3 zan4 - xue2 shu4 wu2 ya2
Life is short, learning is limitless; Ars longa, vita brevis

人生何处不相逢 人生何處不相逢 ren2 sheng1 he2 chu4 bu4 xiang1 feng2
it's a small world (idiom)

人生路不熟 人生路不熟 ren2 sheng1 lu4 bu4 shu2
everything is unfamiliar

人生如梦 人生如夢 ren2 sheng1 ru2 meng4
life is but a dream (idiom)

人生如朝露 人生如朝露 ren2 sheng1 ru2 zhao1 lu4
human life as the morning dew (idiom); fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence

人生盛衰 人生盛衰 ren2 sheng1 sheng4 shuai1
life has its ups and downs (idiom)

人生一世,草木一春 人生一世,草木一春 ren2 sheng1 yi1 shi4 - cao3 mu4 yi1 chun1
Man has but one life, grass but one spring (idiom). fig. the brevity of human existence

人生朝露 人生朝露 ren2 sheng1 zhao1 lu4
human life as the morning dew (idiom); fig. ephemeral and precarious nature of human existence

忍垢偷生 忍垢偷生 ren3 gou4 tou1 sheng1
to bear humiliation to save one's skin (idiom)

忍辱偷生 忍辱偷生 ren3 ru3 tou1 sheng1
to bear humiliation to save one's skin (idiom)

认生 認生 ren4 sheng1
shy with strangers

日久生情 日久生情 ri4 jiu3 sheng1 qing2
familiarity breeds fondness (idiom)

日落风生 日落風生 ri4 luo4 feng1 sheng1
a gentle breeze comes with sunset (idiom)

戎马生涯 戎馬生涯 rong2 ma3 sheng1 ya2
army life (idiom); the experience of war

儒生 儒生 ru2 sheng1
Confucian scholar (old)

入伍生 入伍生 ru4 wu3 sheng1
newly enlisted officer student; cadet

赛先生 賽先生 sai4 xian1 sheng5
"Mr Science", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动; abbr. for 賽因斯|赛因斯; see also 德先生

三江生态旅游区 三江生態旅遊區 san1 jiang1 sheng1 tai4 lv3 you2 qu1
Sanjiang ecological tourist area in Wenchuan county 汶川县, northwest Sichuan

三生有幸 三生有幸 san1 sheng1 you3 xing4
the blessing of three lifetimes (idiom); (courteous language) it's my good fortune...

丧生 喪生 sang4 sheng1
to die; to lose one's life

杀生 殺生 sha1 sheng1
to take the life of a living creature

舍生取义 捨生取義 she3 sheng1 qu3 yi4
to give up life for righteousness (idiom, from Mencius); to choose honor over life; would rather sacrifice one's life than one's principles

舍生忘死 捨生忘死 she3 sheng1 wang4 si3
bravery with no thought of personal safety (idiom); risking life and limb; undaunted by perils

神经生物学 神經生物學 shen2 jing1 sheng1 wu4 xue2
neurobiology

生病 生病 sheng1 bing4
to fall ill

生不逢时 生不逢時 sheng1 bu4 feng2 shi2
born at the wrong time (idiom); unlucky (esp. to complain about one's fate); born under an unlucky star; ahead of his time

生财 生財 sheng1 cai2
to make money

生财有道 生財有道 sheng1 cai2 you3 dao4
lit. there are principles behind making money (idiom); fig. to have a knack for good business; knowing how to accumulate wealth; good at feathering one's own nest

生菜 生菜 sheng1 cai4
lettuce; raw fresh vegetables; greens

生产 生產 sheng1 chan3
to produce; to manufacture; to give birth to a child

生产成本 生產成本 sheng1 chan3 cheng2 ben3
production costs

生产单位 生產單位 sheng1 chan3 dan1 wei4
production unit

生产队 生產隊 sheng1 chan3 dui4
production team

生产反应堆 生產反應堆 sheng1 chan3 fan3 ying4 dui1
production reactor

生产关系 生產關係 sheng1 chan3 guan1 xi4
relations between levels of production; socio-economic relations

生产劳动 生產勞動 sheng1 chan3 lao2 dong4
productive labor

生产力 生產力 sheng1 chan3 li4
production capability; productive force; productivity

生产率 生產率 sheng1 chan3 lv4
productivity; efficiency of production

生产能力 生產能力 sheng1 chan3 neng2 li4
manufacturing ability; production capacity

生产企业 生產企業 sheng1 chan3 qi3 ye4
manufacturer

生产设施 生產設施 sheng1 chan3 she4 shi1
production facility

生产线 生產線 sheng1 chan3 xian4
assembly line; production line

生产要素 生產要素 sheng1 chan3 yao4 su4
factors of production

生产者 生產者 sheng1 chan3 zhe3
producer (of goods, commodities or farm produce etc); manufacturer; (biology) autotroph

生产资料 生產資料 sheng1 chan3 zi1 liao4
means of production

生产自救 生產自救 sheng1 chan3 zi4 jiu4
self-help (idiom)

生产总值 生產總值 sheng1 chan3 zong3 zhi2
gross domestic production (GDP); total output value

生炒热卖 生炒熱賣 sheng1 chao3 re4 mai4
to sell while it's still hot (idiom); fig. in a great hurry to publish or sell (and no time to improve the product)

生辰 生辰 sheng1 chen2
birthday

生辰八字 生辰八字 sheng1 chen2 ba1 zi4
one's birth data for astrological purposes, combined from year, month, day, hour, heavenly trunk and earthly branch

生成 生成 sheng1 cheng2
to generate; to produce; generated; produced

生成树 生成樹 sheng1 cheng2 shu4
spanning tree (in graph theory)

生抽 生抽 sheng1 chou1
light soy sauce

生出 生出 sheng1 chu1
to give birth; to grow (whiskers etc); to generate; to produce

生词 生詞 sheng1 ci2
new word (in textbook); word that is unfamiliar or not yet studied

生词本 生詞本 sheng1 ci2 ben3
vocabulary notebook

生词语 生詞語 sheng1 ci2 yu3
vocabulary words (in language-learning books); new or unfamiliar words

生存 生存 sheng1 cun2
to exist; to survive

生存环境 生存環境 sheng1 cun2 huan2 jing4
habitat; living environment

生存农业 生存農業 sheng1 cun2 nong2 ye4
subsistence farming; subsistence agriculture

生达 生達 sheng1 da2
Sinda, name of former county 1983-1999 in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet

生达县 生達縣 sheng1 da2 xian4
Sinda county, name of former county 1983-1999 in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet

生达乡 生達鄉 sheng1 da2 xiang1
Sinda village in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet

生动 生動 sheng1 dong4
vivid; lively

生儿育女 生兒育女 sheng1 er2 yu4 nv3
to bear and raise children

生发 生發 sheng1 fa1
to emerge and grow; to develop

生发剂 生髮劑 sheng1 fa4 ji4
hair restorer; hair regrowth tonic

生番 生番 sheng1 fan1
barbarian; aboriginal savage

生粉 生粉 sheng1 fen3
cornflour; starch powder (cooking)

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

生父 生父 sheng1 fu4
biological father

生父母 生父母 sheng1 fu4 mu3
biological parents; natural parents

生光 生光 sheng1 guang1
to emit light

生耗氧量 生耗氧量 sheng1 hao4 yang3 liang4
biological oxygen demand (BOD)

生花妙笔 生花妙筆 sheng1 hua1 miao4 bi3
beautiful or talented writing

生化 生化 sheng1 hua4
biochemistry

生化武器 生化武器 sheng1 hua4 wu3 qi4
biological weapon

生化学 生化學 sheng1 hua4 xue2
biochemistry

生还 生還 sheng1 huan2
to return alive; to survive

生还者 生還者 sheng1 huan2 zhe3
survivor

生辉 生輝 sheng1 hui1
to dazzle; to brighten up (a room etc)

生活 生活 sheng1 huo2
life; activity; to live; livelihood

生活必需品 生活必需品 sheng1 huo2 bi4 xu1 pin3
life's necessities

生活方式 生活方式 sheng1 huo2 fang1 shi4
way of life; lifestyle

生活费 生活費 sheng1 huo2 fei4
cost of living; living expenses; alimony

生活馆 生活館 sheng1 huo2 guan3
living museum

生活阔绰 生活闊綽 sheng1 huo2 kuo4 chuo4
a flashy lifestyle; to live it up

生活垃圾 生活垃圾 sheng1 huo2 la1 ji1
domestic garbage

生活美学 生活美學 sheng1 huo2 mei3 xue2
appreciation of the finer things in life

生活设施 生活設施 sheng1 huo2 she4 shi1
living facilities

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

生活质料 生活質料 sheng1 huo2 zhi4 liao4
consumer goods

生活资料 生活資料 sheng1 huo2 zi1 liao4
consumer goods; means of livelihood; means of subsistence; documents relating to sb's life

生活作风 生活作風 sheng1 huo2 zuo4 feng1
behavior; conduct

生火 生火 sheng1 huo3
to make a fire; to light a fire

生机 生機 sheng1 ji1
opportunity to live; to reprieve from death; life force; vitality

生机盎然 生機盎然 sheng1 ji1 ang4 ran2
full of life; exuberant

生机勃勃 生機勃勃 sheng1 ji1 bo2 bo2
full of vitality

生技 生技 sheng1 ji4
biotechnology; abbr. for 生物技術|生物技术; (Tw) abbr. for 生物科技

生计 生計 sheng1 ji4
livelihood

生技医药 生技醫藥 sheng1 ji4 yi1 yao4
biopharmaceutical; drug produced by biotechnology

生煎 生煎 sheng1 jian1
shengjian, a pan-fried bun filled with meat and juices, a Shanghai specialty

生煎包 生煎包 sheng1 jian1 bao1
pan-fried dumpling

生姜 生薑 sheng1 jiang1
fresh ginger

生姜丝 生薑絲 sheng1 jiang1 si1
shredded ginger

生境 生境 sheng1 jing4
habitat

生就 生就 sheng1 jiu4
to be born with; to be gifted with

生拉活扯 生拉活扯 sheng1 la1 huo2 che3
to wildly exaggerate the meaning of sth (idiom)

生拉硬拽 生拉硬拽 sheng1 la1 ying4 zhuai4
to drag sb along against his will; to draw a forced analogy

生来 生來 sheng1 lai2
from birth; by one's nature

生老病死 生老病死 sheng1 lao3 bing4 si3
lit. to be born, to grow old, to get sick and to die; fig. the fate of humankind (i.e. mortality)

生冷 生冷 sheng1 leng3
uncooked or cold food

生离死别 生離死別 sheng1 li2 si3 bie2
separated in life and death; to part for ever

生理 生理 sheng1 li3
physiology

生理假 生理假 sheng1 li3 jia4
menstrual leave (Tw)

生理性 生理性 sheng1 li3 xing4
physiological

生理学 生理學 sheng1 li3 xue2
physiology

生理学家 生理學家 sheng1 li3 xue2 jia1
physiologist

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

生灵 生靈 sheng1 ling2
(literary) the people; living thing; creature

生灵涂炭 生靈塗炭 sheng1 ling2 tu2 tan4
people are in a terrible situation (idiom)

生龙活虎 生龍活虎 sheng1 long2 huo2 hu3
lit. lively dragon and animated tiger (idiom); fig. vigorous and lively

生路 生路 sheng1 lu4
a way to make a living; a way to survive; a way out of a predicament

生闷气 生悶氣 sheng1 men4 qi4
to seethe; to sulk; to be pissed off (vulgar)

生猛 生猛 sheng1 meng3
full of life; violent; brave; fresh (of seafood)

生米 生米 sheng1 mi3
coarse rice; uncooked rice

生米熟饭 生米熟飯 sheng1 mi3 shu2 fan4
abbr. for 生米煮成熟飯|生米煮成熟饭, lit. the raw rice is now cooked (idiom); fig. it is done and can't be changed; It's too late to change anything now.

生米煮成熟饭 生米煮成熟飯 sheng1 mi3 zhu3 cheng2 shu2 fan4
the rice is cooked; what's done is done; it's too late to change anything now (idiom)

生米做成熟饭 生米做成熟飯 sheng1 mi3 zuo4 cheng2 shu2 fan4
lit. the raw rice is now cooked (idiom); fig. it is done and can't be changed; It's too late to change anything now.; also written 生米煮成熟飯|生米煮成熟饭

生面团 生麵糰 sheng1 mian4 tuan2
dough

生灭 生滅 sheng1 mie4
life and death

生命 生命 sheng1 ming4
life; living; biological

生命不息,战斗不止 生命不息,戰鬥不止 sheng1 ming4 bu4 xi1 - zhan4 dou4 bu4 zhi3
while there is life, the fight continues (idiom); to fight to the last

生命多样性 生命多樣性 sheng1 ming4 duo1 yang4 xing4
biodiversity

生命吠陀 生命吠陀 sheng1 ming4 fei4 tuo2
Ayurveda (ancient Indian system and health care philosophy); also written 阿育吠陀

生命迹象 生命跡象 sheng1 ming4 ji4 xiang4
sign of life

生命科学 生命科學 sheng1 ming4 ke1 xue2
life sciences

生命力 生命力 sheng1 ming4 li4
vitality

生命线 生命線 sheng1 ming4 xian4
lifeline

生命在于运动 生命在於運動 sheng1 ming4 zai4 yu2 yun4 dong4
life is motion (popular saying with many possible interpretations); Physical effort is vital for our bodies to function (Aristotle).; Life derives from physical exercise.

生命征象 生命徵象 sheng1 ming4 zheng1 xiang4
vital signs

生命周期 生命週期 sheng1 ming4 zhou1 qi1
life cycle

生母 生母 sheng1 mu3
natural mother; birth mother

生奶油 生奶油 sheng1 nai3 you2
cream; whipped cream

生怕 生怕 sheng1 pa4
to fear; afraid; extremely nervous; for fear that; to avoid; so as not to

生啤 生啤 sheng1 pi2
draft beer; unpasteurized beer

生皮 生皮 sheng1 pi2
pelt; raw hide

生啤酒 生啤酒 sheng1 pi2 jiu3
draft beer; unpasteurized beer

生僻 生僻 sheng1 pi4
unfamiliar; rarely seen

生平 生平 sheng1 ping2
life (a person's whole life); in one's entire life

生平简介 生平簡介 sheng1 ping2 jian3 jie4
biographic sketch

生平事迹 生平事跡 sheng1 ping2 shi4 ji4
lifetime achievements

生漆 生漆 sheng1 qi1
raw lacquer

生气 生氣 sheng1 qi4
to get angry; to take offense; angry; vitality; liveliness

生气盎然 生氣盎然 sheng1 qi4 ang4 ran2
see 生機盎然|生机盎然

生气勃勃 生氣勃勃 sheng1 qi4 bo2 bo2
full of vitality

生前 生前 sheng1 qian2
(of a deceased) during one's life; while living

生擒 生擒 sheng1 qin2
to capture alive

生热 生熱 sheng1 re4
to generate heat

生人 生人 sheng1 ren2
stranger; living person; to give birth; to be born (in a certain time or place)

生日 生日 sheng1 ri4
birthday

生日贺卡 生日賀卡 sheng1 ri4 he4 ka3
birthday card

生日卡 生日卡 sheng1 ri4 ka3
birthday card

生日快乐 生日快樂 sheng1 ri4 kuai4 le4
Happy birthday

生荣死哀 生榮死哀 sheng1 rong2 si3 ai1
to be respected in life and lamented in death (idiom)

生肉 生肉 sheng1 rou4
raw meat

生涩 生澀 sheng1 se4
unripe; tart; not fully proficient; somewhat shaky

生杀大权 生殺大權 sheng1 sha1 da4 quan2
life-and-death power; ultimate power

生生不息 生生不息 sheng1 sheng1 bu4 xi1
to grow and multiply without end

生石膏 生石膏 sheng1 shi2 gao1
gypsum CaSO4·2(H2O); plaster

生石灰 生石灰 sheng1 shi2 hui1
calcium oxide CaO; quicklime

生手 生手 sheng1 shou3
novice; new hand; sb new to a job

生疏 生疏 sheng1 shu1
unfamiliar; strange; out of practice; not accustomed

生水 生水 sheng1 shui3
unboiled water

生丝 生絲 sheng1 si1
raw silk

生死 生死 sheng1 si3
life or death

生死存亡 生死存亡 sheng1 si3 cun2 wang2
matter of life and death

生死关头 生死關頭 sheng1 si3 guan1 tou2
the critical moment; life and death crisis

生死肉骨 生死肉骨 sheng1 si3 rou4 gu3
lit. the dead returning to life; a miracle (idiom)

生死攸关 生死攸關 sheng1 si3 you1 guan1
matter of life and death

生死有命 生死有命 sheng1 si3 you3 ming4
life and death are ruled by fate (idiom)

生苔 生苔 sheng1 tai2
mossy

生态 生態 sheng1 tai4
ecology

生态孤岛 生態孤島 sheng1 tai4 gu1 dao3
insularization (as a threat to biodiversity)

生态环境游 生態環境游 sheng1 tai4 huan2 jing4 you2
ecotourism

生态旅游 生態旅遊 sheng1 tai4 lv3 you2
ecotourism

生态圈 生態圈 sheng1 tai4 quan1
ecosphere

生态系统 生態系統 sheng1 tai4 xi4 tong3
ecosystem

生态学 生態學 sheng1 tai4 xue2
ecology

生态学家 生態學家 sheng1 tai4 xue2 jia1
ecologist

生态友好型 生態友好型 sheng1 tai4 you3 hao3 xing2
eco-friendly; ecologically sustainable

生态足迹 生態足迹 sheng1 tai4 zu2 ji4
ecological footprint

生疼 生疼 sheng1 teng2
extremely painful

生铁 生鐵 sheng1 tie3
pig iron

生土 生土 sheng1 tu3
(agr.) immature soil; virgin soil

生吞活剥 生吞活剝 sheng1 tun1 huo2 bo1
to swallow whole (idiom); fig. to apply uncritically

生畏 生畏 sheng1 wei4
to feel intimidated

生物 生物 sheng1 wu4
organism; living creature; life form; biological

生物材料 生物材料 sheng1 wu4 cai2 liao4
bio-materials

生物测定 生物測定 sheng1 wu4 ce4 ding4
bioassay

生物柴油 生物柴油 sheng1 wu4 chai2 you2
biodiesel

生物传感器 生物傳感器 sheng1 wu4 chuan2 gan3 qi4
biosensor

生物大灭绝 生物大滅絕 sheng1 wu4 da4 mie4 jue2
great extinction of species

生物弹药 生物彈藥 sheng1 wu4 dan4 yao4
biological ammunition

生物多样性 生物多樣性 sheng1 wu4 duo1 yang4 xing4
biodiversity

生物多元化 生物多元化 sheng1 wu4 duo1 yuan2 hua4
biodiversity

生物反应器 生物反應器 sheng1 wu4 fan3 ying4 qi4
bioreactor

生物分析法 生物分析法 sheng1 wu4 fen1 xi1 fa3
bioanalytical method

生物高分子 生物高分子 sheng1 wu4 gao1 fen1 zi3
biopolymers

生物工程 生物工程 sheng1 wu4 gong1 cheng2
bioengineering; genetic engineering

生物工程学 生物工程學 sheng1 wu4 gong1 cheng2 xue2
biotechnology

生物化学 生物化學 sheng1 wu4 hua4 xue2
biochemistry

生物化学家 生物化學家 sheng1 wu4 hua4 xue2 jia1
biochemist

生物化学站剂 生物化學站劑 sheng1 wu4 hua4 xue2 zhan4 ji4
biological-chemical warfare agent

生物活化性 生物活化性 sheng1 wu4 huo2 hua4 xing4
bioactivity

生物剂量仪 生物劑量儀 sheng1 wu4 ji4 liang4 yi2
biological dosimeter

生物技术 生物技術 sheng1 wu4 ji4 shu4
biotechnology; abbr. to 生技

生物碱 生物鹼 sheng1 wu4 jian3
alkaloid

生物降解 生物降解 sheng1 wu4 jiang4 jie3
biodegradation

生物界 生物界 sheng1 wu4 jie4
biosphere; natural world

生物晶片 生物晶片 sheng1 wu4 jing1 pian4
biochip

生物科技 生物科技 sheng1 wu4 ke1 ji4
biotechnology

生物恐怖主义 生物恐怖主義 sheng1 wu4 kong3 bu4 zhu3 yi4
bioterrorism

生物力学 生物力學 sheng1 wu4 li4 xue2
biomechanics

生物链 生物鏈 sheng1 wu4 lian4
food chain

生物量 生物量 sheng1 wu4 liang4
biomass

生物媒介 生物媒介 sheng1 wu4 mei2 jie4
biological vector

生物能 生物能 sheng1 wu4 neng2
bio-energy

生物气体 生物氣體 sheng1 wu4 qi4 ti3
bio-gas

生物圈 生物圈 sheng1 wu4 quan1
biosphere; ecosphere

生物群 生物群 sheng1 wu4 qun2
biota; ecological community; fossil assemblage

生物燃料 生物燃料 sheng1 wu4 ran2 liao4
biofuel

生物体 生物體 sheng1 wu4 ti3
organism

生物武器 生物武器 sheng1 wu4 wu3 qi4
biological weapon

生物性 生物性 sheng1 wu4 xing4
biological

生物学 生物學 sheng1 wu4 xue2
biology

生物学家 生物學家 sheng1 wu4 xue2 jia1
biologist

生物医学工程 生物醫學工程 sheng1 wu4 yi1 xue2 gong1 cheng2
biomedical engineering

生物战 生物戰 sheng1 wu4 zhan4
germ warfare; biological warfare

生物战剂 生物戰劑 sheng1 wu4 zhan4 ji4
biological agent; biological warfare agent

生物质 生物質 sheng1 wu4 zhi4
biomass

生物制剂 生物製劑 sheng1 wu4 zhi4 ji4
biological product

生物质能 生物質能 sheng1 wu4 zhi4 neng2
biomass

生物制品 生物製品 sheng1 wu4 zhi4 pin3
biological product

生物钟 生物鐘 sheng1 wu4 zhong1
biological clock

生物专一性 生物專一性 sheng1 wu4 zhuan1 yi1 xing4
biospecificity

生息 生息 sheng1 xi1
to inhabit; to live (in a habitat)

生下 生下 sheng1 xia4
to give birth to

生效 生效 sheng1 xiao4
to take effect; to go into effect

生肖 生肖 sheng1 xiao4
one of the twelve animals symbolic of the earthly branches 地支; animal from the Chinese zodiac

生肖属相 生肖屬相 sheng1 xiao4 shu3 xiang4
birth year as designated by animal symbols (mouse, ox, tiger etc)

生性 生性 sheng1 xing4
natural disposition

生锈 生銹 sheng1 xiu4
to rust; to grow rusty; to corrode; oxidization

生涯 生涯 sheng1 ya2
career; life (way in which sb lives); period of one's life

生厌 生厭 sheng1 yan4
to disgust; to pall; fed up; tedious; cloying; boring; irritating

生养 生養 sheng1 yang3
to bring up (children); to raise; to bear

生药 生藥 sheng1 yao4
unprocessed medicinal herb

生意 生意 sheng1 yi4
life force; vitality

生意盎然 生意盎然 sheng1 yi4 ang4 ran2
see 生機盎然|生机盎然

生意兴隆 生意興隆 sheng1 yi4 xing1 long2
thriving and prosperous business or trade

生意 生意 sheng1 yi5
business

生意经 生意經 sheng1 yi5 jing1
knack of doing business; business sense

生硬 生硬 sheng1 ying4
stiff; harsh

生有权 生有權 sheng1 you3 quan2
birthright

生鱼片 生魚片 sheng1 yu2 pian4
sashimi

生于忧患,死于安乐 生於憂患,死於安樂 sheng1 yu2 you1 huan4 - si3 yu2 an1 le4
to thrive in calamity and perish in soft living (idiom); life springs from sorrow and calamity, death comes from ease and pleasure

生育 生育 sheng1 yu4
to bear; to give birth; to grow; to rear; to bring up (children)

生育率 生育率 sheng1 yu4 lv4
birth rate

生育能力 生育能力 sheng1 yu4 neng2 li4
fertility; ability to have children

生源 生源 sheng1 yuan2
supply of students; source of students

生员 生員 sheng1 yuan2
scholar preparing for imperial examinations (in former times)

生愿 生願 sheng1 yuan4
desire to exist (in Buddhism, tanhā); craving for rebirth

生造 生造 sheng1 zao4
to coin (words or expressions)

生长 生長 sheng1 zhang3
to grow

生长激素 生長激素 sheng1 zhang3 ji1 su4
growth hormone

生长率 生長率 sheng1 zhang3 lv4
growth rate

生长素 生長素 sheng1 zhang3 su4
auxin (plant growth hormone)

生殖 生殖 sheng1 zhi2
to reproduce; to flourish

生殖力 生殖力 sheng1 zhi2 li4
fertility

生殖轮 生殖輪 sheng1 zhi2 lun2
svādhisthāna or svadhisthana, the navel or libido chakra 查克拉, residing in the genitals

生殖器 生殖器 sheng1 zhi2 qi4
reproductive organ; genitals

生殖器官 生殖器官 sheng1 zhi2 qi4 guan1
reproductive organ

生殖细胞 生殖細胞 sheng1 zhi2 xi4 bao1
gamete

生殖系统 生殖系統 sheng1 zhi2 xi4 tong3
reproductive system

生殖腺 生殖腺 sheng1 zhi2 xian4
reproductive gland; gonad; sex organ

生子 生子 sheng1 zi3
to give birth to a child or children

生字 生字 sheng1 zi4
new character (in textbook); character that is unfamiliar or not yet studied

生卒年 生卒年 sheng1 zu2 nian2
dates of birth and death (of historical figure)

生卒年月 生卒年月 sheng1 zu2 nian2 yue4
dates of birth and death (of historical figure)

师生 師生 shi1 sheng1
teachers and students

实习生 實習生 shi2 xi2 sheng5
intern (student)

使生气 使生氣 shi3 sheng1 qi4
to displease

世界卫生大会 世界衛生大會 shi4 jie4 wei4 sheng1 da4 hui4
World Health Assembly

世界卫生组织 世界衛生組織 shi4 jie4 wei4 sheng1 zu3 zhi1
World Health Organization (WHO)

世界野生生物基金会 世界野生生物基金會 shi4 jie4 ye3 sheng1 sheng1 wu4 ji1 jin1 hui4
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

适者生存 適者生存 shi4 zhe3 sheng1 cun2
survival of the fittest

收生婆 收生婆 shou1 sheng1 po2
midwife

书生 書生 shu1 sheng1
scholar; intellectual; egghead

孰能生巧 孰能生巧 shu2 neng2 sheng1 qiao3
practice makes perfect

熟能生巧 熟能生巧 shu2 neng2 sheng1 qiao3
with familiarity you learn the trick (idiom); practice makes perfect

双生 雙生 shuang1 sheng1
twin (attributive); twins

双生兄弟 雙生兄弟 shuang1 sheng1 xiong1 di4
twin brothers

水生 水生 shui3 sheng1
aquatic (plant, animal)

硕士生 碩士生 shuo4 shi4 sheng1
Master's degree student

私生子 私生子 si1 sheng1 zi3
illegitimate child (male); bastard; love child

私生子女 私生子女 si1 sheng1 zi3 nv3
illegitimate child; bastard; love child

死里逃生 死裡逃生 si3 li3 tao2 sheng1
mortal danger, escape alive (idiom); a narrow escape; to survive by the skin of one's teeth

死生 死生 si3 sheng1
life or death; critical (event)

死中求生 死中求生 si3 zhong1 qiu2 sheng1
to seek life in death (idiom); to fight for one's life

四大须生 四大鬚生 si4 da4 xu1 sheng1
Four great beards of Beijing opera, namely: Ma Lianliang 馬連良|马连良, Tan Fuying 譚富英|谭富英, Yang Baosen 楊寶森|杨宝森, Xi Xiaobo 奚嘯伯|奚啸伯

素昧平生 素昧平生 su4 mei4 ping2 sheng1
to have never met sb before (idiom); entirely unacquainted; a complete stranger; not to know sb from Adam

算命先生 算命先生 suan4 ming4 xian1 sheng5
fortune-teller

虽死犹生 雖死猶生 sui1 si3 you2 sheng1
lit. although dead, as if still alive (idiom); still with us in spirit

所生 所生 suo3 sheng1
parents (father and mother)

胎生 胎生 tai1 sheng1
viviparity; zoogony

贪生怕死 貪生怕死 tan1 sheng1 pa4 si3
greedy for life, afraid of death (idiom); craven and cowardly; clinging abjectly to life; only interested in saving one's neck

谈笑风生 談笑風生 tan2 xiao4 feng1 sheng1
to talk cheerfully and wittily; to joke together

逃生 逃生 tao2 sheng1
to flee for one's life

讨生活 討生活 tao3 sheng1 huo2
to eke out a living; to live from hand to mouth; to drift aimlessly

藤野先生 藤野先生 teng2 ye3 xian1 sheng5
Yoshino-Sensei, Japanese friend of Lu Xun 魯迅|鲁迅

天生 天生 tian1 sheng1
nature; disposition; innate; natural

天生的一对 天生的一對 tian1 sheng1 de5 yi1 dui4
couple who were made for each other

跳级生 跳級生 tiao4 ji2 sheng1
student who jumps a year

贴生 貼生 tie1 sheng1
male supporting actor in a Chinese opera

铁窗生活 鐵窗生活 tie3 chuang1 sheng1 huo2
time served in prison; prison life

同配生殖 同配生殖 tong2 pei4 sheng1 zhi2
isogamy

童生 童生 tong2 sheng1
candidate who has not yet passed the county level imperial exam

统一招生 統一招生 tong3 yi1 zhao1 sheng1
national unified entrance exam

痛不欲生 痛不欲生 tong4 bu4 yu4 sheng1
to be so in pain as to not want to live; to be so grieved as to wish one were dead

偷生 偷生 tou1 sheng1
to live without purpose

投生 投生 tou2 sheng1
reborn (of departed spirit); to be reincarnated; to leave home for a new life

荼毒生灵 荼毒生靈 tu2 du2 sheng1 ling2
to torment the people (idiom)

土生土长 土生土長 tu3 sheng1 tu3 zhang3
locally born and bred; indigenous; home-grown

娃娃生 娃娃生 wa2 wa5 sheng1
infant's part in opera, usually played by child actor

外科医生 外科醫生 wai4 ke1 yi1 sheng1
surgeon; as opposed to physician 內科醫生|内科医生, who works primarily by administering drugs

晚生 晚生 wan3 sheng1
I (self-deprecatory, in front of elders) (old)

往生 往生 wang3 sheng1
to be reborn; to live in paradise (Buddhism); to die; (after) one's death

望而生畏 望而生畏 wang4 er2 sheng1 wei4
intimidate at the first glance (idiom); awe-inspiring; terrifying; overwhelming

妄生穿凿 妄生穿鑿 wang4 sheng1 chuan1 zao2
a forced analogy (idiom); to jump to an unwarranted conclusion

望文生义 望文生義 wang4 wen2 sheng1 yi4
lit. view a text and interpret (idiom); to interpret word-by-word without understanding the meaning; a far-fetched interpretation

微生物 微生物 wei1 sheng1 wu4
microorganism

微生物学 微生物學 wei1 sheng1 wu4 xue2
microbiology

微生物学家 微生物學家 wei1 sheng1 wu4 xue2 jia1
microbiologist

维持生活 維持生活 wei2 chi2 sheng1 huo2
to subsist; to eke out a living; to keep body and soul together

维生 維生 wei2 sheng1
abbr. for 維持生活|维持生活

为生 為生 wei2 sheng1
to make a living

维生素 維生素 wei2 sheng1 su4
vitamin

尾生 尾生 wei3 sheng1
Wei Sheng (legendary character who waited for his love under a bridge until he was drowned in the surging waters); sb who keeps to their word no matter what

魏京生 魏京生 wei4 jing1 sheng1
Wei Jingsheng (1950-), Beijing-based Chinese dissident, imprisoned 1978-1993 and 1995-1997, released to the US in 1997

卫生 衛生 wei4 sheng1
health; hygiene; sanitation

卫生部 衛生部 wei4 sheng1 bu4
Ministry of Health

卫生防疫 衛生防疫 wei4 sheng1 fang2 yi4
epidemic-prevention

卫生官员 衛生官員 wei4 sheng1 guan1 yuan2
health official

卫生间 衛生間 wei4 sheng1 jian1
bathroom; toilet; WC

卫生巾 衛生巾 wei4 sheng1 jin1
sanitary towel

卫生局 衛生局 wei4 sheng1 ju2
health office; bureau of hygiene

卫生裤 衛生褲 wei4 sheng1 ku4
long underwear pants

卫生棉 衛生棉 wei4 sheng1 mian2
sterilized absorbent cotton wool (used for dressings or cleansing wounds); sanitary napkin; tampon

卫生棉条 衛生棉條 wei4 sheng1 mian2 tiao2
tampon

卫生球 衛生球 wei4 sheng1 qiu2
mothball

卫生设备 衛生設備 wei4 sheng1 she4 bei4
sanitary equipment

卫生署 衛生署 wei4 sheng1 shu3
health bureau (or office, or department, or agency)

卫生陶瓷 衛生陶瓷 wei4 sheng1 tao2 ci2
chamber pot; commode

卫生套 衛生套 wei4 sheng1 tao4
condom

卫生厅 衛生廳 wei4 sheng1 ting1
(provincial) health department

卫生丸 衛生丸 wei4 sheng1 wan2
mothball; (jocular term) bullet

卫生用纸 衛生用紙 wei4 sheng1 yong4 zhi3
toilet paper

卫生纸 衛生紙 wei4 sheng1 zhi3
toilet paper; bathroom tissue

无国界医生 無國界醫生 wu2 guo2 jie4 yi1 sheng1
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF charity); Doctors Without Borders

无生命 無生命 wu2 sheng1 ming4
inert; lifeless

吾生也有涯,而知也无涯 吾生也有涯,而知也無涯 wu2 sheng1 ye3 you3 ya2 - er2 zhi1 ye3 wu2 ya2
Life is short, learning is limitless; Ars longa, vita brevis

无事生非 無事生非 wu2 shi4 sheng1 fei1
to make trouble out of nothing

无以为生 無以為生 wu2 yi3 wei2 sheng1
no way to get by

无中生有 無中生有 wu2 zhong1 sheng1 you3
to create something from nothing (idiom)

武生 武生 wu3 sheng1
male military role in a Chinese opera

细胞生物学 細胞生物學 xi4 bao1 sheng1 wu4 xue2
cell biology

先生 先生 xian1 sheng5
Mister (Mr.)

先生 先生 xian1 sheng5
teacher; husband; doctor (dialect)

显生代 顯生代 xian3 sheng1 dai4
Phanerozoic, geological eon lasting since the Cambrian 寒武紀|寒武纪, c. 540m year ago

显生宙 顯生宙 xian3 sheng1 zhou4
Phanerozoic, geological eon lasting since the Cambrian 寒武紀|寒武纪, c. 540m year ago

险象环生 險象環生 xian3 xiang4 huan2 sheng1
dangers spring up all around (idiom); surrounded by perils

乡村医生 鄉村醫生 xiang1 cun1 yi1 sheng1
village doctor (Chinese health care system)

相生 相生 xiang1 sheng1
to engender one another

小学生 小學生 xiao3 xue2 sheng1
primary school student; schoolchild

写生 寫生 xie3 sheng1
to sketch from nature; to do a still life drawing

新出生 新出生 xin1 chu1 sheng1
newly born

新生 新生 xin1 sheng1
new; newborn; emerging; nascent; rebirth; regeneration; new life; new student

新生代 新生代 xin1 sheng1 dai4
Cenozoic (geological era covering the last 65m years)

新生儿 新生兒 xin1 sheng1 er2
newborn baby; neonate

信贷衍生产品 信貸衍生產品 xin4 dai4 yan3 sheng1 chan3 pin3
credit derivative (in finance)

形态发生素 形態發生素 xing2 tai4 fa1 sheng1 su4
morphogen

性生活 性生活 xing4 sheng1 huo2
sex life

休养生息 休養生息 xiu1 yang3 sheng1 xi1
to recover; to recuperate

须生 鬚生 xu1 sheng1
see 老生

栩栩如生 栩栩如生 xu3 xu3 ru2 sheng1
vivid and lifelike (idiom); true to life; realistic

栩栩生辉 栩栩生輝 xu3 xu3 sheng1 hui1
resplendent

学生 學生 xue2 sheng5
student; schoolchild

学生会 學生會 xue2 sheng5 hui4
student union

学生运动 學生運動 xue2 sheng5 yun4 dong4
student movement

学生证 學生證 xue2 sheng5 zheng4
student identity card

寻事生非 尋事生非 xun2 shi4 sheng1 fei1
to look for trouble

牙科医生 牙科醫生 ya2 ke1 yi1 sheng1
dentist

哑然无生 啞然無生 ya3 ran2 wu2 sheng1
silence reigns (idiom)

研究生 研究生 yan2 jiu1 sheng1
graduate student; postgraduate student; research student

研究生院 研究生院 yan2 jiu1 sheng1 yuan4
graduate school

眼科医生 眼科醫生 yan3 ke1 yi1 sheng1
ophthalmologist

眼生 眼生 yan3 sheng1
unfamiliar; strange-looking

衍生 衍生 yan3 sheng1
to give rise to; to derive; derivative; derivation

衍生产品 衍生產品 yan3 sheng1 chan3 pin3
derivative product; derivative (in finance)

衍生物 衍生物 yan3 sheng1 wu4
a derivative (complex product derived from simpler source material)

养生 養生 yang3 sheng1
to maintain good health; to raise a child or animal; curing (of concrete etc)

养生法 養生法 yang3 sheng1 fa3
regime (diet)

养生送死 養生送死 yang3 sheng1 song4 si3
to be looked after in life and given a proper burial thereafter (idiom)

养生之道 養生之道 yang3 sheng1 zhi1 dao4
the way of maintaining good health

野火烧不尽,春风吹又生 野火燒不盡,春風吹又生 ye3 huo3 shao1 bu4 jin4 - chun1 feng1 chui1 you4 sheng1
lit. even a prairie fire cannot destroy the grass - it grows again when the breeze blows (proverb); fig. cannot be easily eliminated; abbr. to 野火春風|野火春风

野生 野生 ye3 sheng1
wild; undomesticated

野生动物 野生動物 ye3 sheng1 dong4 wu4
wild animal

野生动植物园 野生動植物園 ye3 sheng1 dong4 zhi2 wu4 yuan2
wildlife park; safari park

野生猫 野生貓 ye3 sheng1 mao1
wild cat

野生生物 野生生物 ye3 sheng1 sheng1 wu4
wildlife; creatures in the wild; wild organism

野生生物基金会 野生生物基金會 ye3 sheng1 sheng1 wu4 ji1 jin1 hui4
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

野生植物 野生植物 ye3 sheng1 zhi2 wu4
plants in the wild

腋生 腋生 ye4 sheng1
axillary (botany); budding in the angle between branch and stem

夜生活 夜生活 ye4 sheng1 huo2
night life

一次生,两次熟 一次生,兩次熟 yi1 ci4 sheng1 - liang3 ci4 shu2
unfamiliar at first but you get used to it; strangers are first meeting, but soon friends; an acquired taste

一回生二回熟 一回生二回熟 yi1 hui2 sheng1 er4 hui2 shu2
unfamiliar at first, but well accustomed soon enough (idiom)

一年生 一年生 yi1 nian2 sheng1
annual (botany)

一生 一生 yi1 sheng1
all one's life; throughout one's life

医生 醫生 yi1 sheng1
doctor

一生一世 一生一世 yi1 sheng1 yi1 shi4
a whole lifetime (idiom); all my life

易卜生 易卜生 yi4 bu3 sheng1
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist, author of Doll's House 玩偶之家

益胃生津 益胃生津 yi4 wei4 sheng1 jin1
to benefit the stomach and increase fluids (idiom)

肄业生 肄業生 yi4 ye4 sheng1
dropout student

隐生宙 隱生宙 yin3 sheng1 zhou4
Cryptozoic; geological eon before the appearance of abundant fossils; hidden life, as opposed to Phanerozoic

应届毕业生 應屆畢業生 ying1 jie4 bi4 ye4 sheng1
student graduating in the current year; recent graduate

营生 營生 ying2 sheng1
to earn a living; a livelihood

硬生生 硬生生 ying4 sheng1 sheng1
stiff; rigid; inflexible; forcibly

应运而生 應運而生 ying4 yun4 er2 sheng1
to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom); to arise at an opportune time; able to take advantage of an opportunity; to rise to the occasion

永生 永生 yong3 sheng1
to live forever; eternal life; all one's life

优生 優生 you1 sheng1
eugenics; outstanding student

优生学 優生學 you1 sheng1 xue2
eugenics

由怜生爱 由憐生愛 you2 lian2 sheng1 ai4
to develop love for sb out of pity for them

油然而生 油然而生 you2 ran2 er2 sheng1
arising involuntarily (idiom); spontaneous; to spring up unbidden (of emotion)

有生以来 有生以來 you3 sheng1 yi3 lai2
since birth; for one's whole life

有性生殖 有性生殖 you3 xing4 sheng1 zhi2
sexual reproduction

鱼生火,肉生痰,青菜豆腐保平安 魚生火,肉生痰,青菜豆腐保平安 yu2 sheng1 huo3 - rou4 sheng1 tan2 - qing1 cai4 dou4 fu5 bao3 ping2 an1
fish brings heat, meat brings phlegm, vegetables and tofu keep you healthy

与生俱来 與生俱來 yu3 sheng1 ju4 lai2
inherent; innate

语言产生 語言產生 yu3 yan2 chan3 sheng1
production of speech

宇宙生成论 宇宙生成論 yu3 zhou4 sheng1 cheng2 lun4
cosmology

遇事生风 遇事生風 yu4 shi4 sheng1 feng1
to stir up trouble at every opportunity (idiom)

原核生物 原核生物 yuan2 he2 sheng1 wu4
prokaryote

原核生物界 原核生物界 yuan2 he2 sheng1 wu4 jie4
Kingdom Monera; prokaryote

原核细胞型微生物 原核細胞型微生物 yuan2 he2 xi4 bao1 xing2 wei1 sheng1 wu4
prokaryotic cell type microorganism

原生 原生 yuan2 sheng1
original; primary; native; indigenous; proto-; stock (firmware)

原生动物 原生動物 yuan2 sheng1 dong4 wu4
protozoan (bacteria)

原生橄榄油 原生橄欖油 yuan2 sheng1 gan3 lan3 you2
virgin olive oil

原生生物 原生生物 yuan2 sheng1 sheng1 wu4
protist; primitive organism

原生质 原生質 yuan2 sheng1 zhi4
protoplasm

芸芸众生 蕓蕓眾生 yun2 yun2 zhong4 sheng1
every living being (Buddhism); the mass of common people

再发生 再發生 zai4 fa1 sheng1
to reoccur

再生 再生 zai4 sheng1
to be reborn; to regenerate; to be a second so-and-so (famous dead person); recycling; regeneration

再生不良性贫血 再生不良性貧血 zai4 sheng1 bu4 liang2 xing4 pin2 xue4
aplastic anemia

再生产 再生產 zai4 sheng1 chan3
producing a copy; to reproduce

再生父母 再生父母 zai4 sheng1 fu4 mu3
like a second parent (idiom); one's great benefactor

再生能源 再生能源 zai4 sheng1 neng2 yuan2
renewable energy source

再生燃料 再生燃料 zai4 sheng1 ran2 liao4
renewable fuel

再生医学 再生醫學 zai4 sheng1 yi1 xue2
regenerative medicine

再生制动 再生制動 zai4 sheng1 zhi4 dong4
regenerative braking

早生贵子 早生貴子 zao3 sheng1 gui4 zi3
give birth to a son soon (propitiatory compliment to the newly-weds)

造谣生事 造謠生事 zao4 yao2 sheng1 shi4
to start rumours and create trouble

怎生 怎生 zen3 sheng1
how; why

增生 增生 zeng1 sheng1
growth (of organism); proliferation; supernumerary candidate (in imperial examation system)

账房先生 賬房先生 zhang4 fang2 xian1 sheng5
bookkeeper (old)

招揽生意 招攬生意 zhao1 lan3 sheng1 yi5
to advertise; to solicit business

招生 招生 zhao1 sheng1
to enroll new students; to get students

真后生动物 真後生動物 zhen1 hou4 sheng1 dong4 wu4
eumetazoa; subkingdom of animals excluding sponges

整形外科医生 整形外科醫生 zheng3 xing2 wai4 ke1 yi1 sheng1
plastic surgeon

正生 正生 zheng4 sheng1
starring male role in a Chinese opera

政治生活 政治生活 zheng4 zhi4 sheng1 huo2
political life

枝节横生 枝節橫生 zhi1 jie2 heng2 sheng1
side issues keep arising (idiom)

值日生 值日生 zhi2 ri4 sheng1
student on duty; prefect

置之死地而后生 置之死地而後生 zhi4 zhi1 si3 di4 er2 hou4 sheng1
place sb on a field of death and he will fight to live (idiom based on Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孫子兵法|孙子兵法); to fight desperately when confronting mortal danger; fig. to find a way out of an impasse

终生 終生 zhong1 sheng1
throughout one's life; lifetime; lifelong

终生伴侣 終生伴侶 zhong1 sheng1 ban4 lv3
lifelong partner or companion

中生代 中生代 zhong1 sheng1 dai4
Mesozoic (geological era 250-65m years ago, covering Triassic 三疊紀|三叠纪, Jurassic 侏羅紀|侏罗纪 and Cretaceous 白堊紀|白垩纪)

中学生 中學生 zhong1 xue2 sheng1
middle-school student; high school student

肿瘤病医生 腫瘤病醫生 zhong3 liu2 bing4 yi1 sheng1
oncologist (medicine)

众生 眾生 zhong4 sheng1
all living things

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

诸生 諸生 zhu1 sheng1
Imperial scholar from the Ming Dynasty onwards

转生 轉生 zhuan3 sheng1
reincarnation (Buddhism)

转学生 轉學生 zhuan3 xue2 sheng5
student who changes school

赘生 贅生 zhui4 sheng1
excrescence; abnormal superfluous growth

准生证 准生證 zhun3 sheng1 zheng4
birth permit

孳生 孳生 zi1 sheng1
to multiply; to breed

滋生 滋生 zi1 sheng1
to breed; to flourish; to cause; to provoke; to create

资生堂 資生堂 zi1 sheng1 tang2
Shiseidō (Japanese cosmetics company)

资优生 資優生 zi1 you1 sheng1
brilliant student

自力更生 自力更生 zi4 li4 geng1 sheng1
regeneration through one's own effort (idiom); self-reliance

自生自灭 自生自滅 zi4 sheng1 zi4 mie4
to emerge and perish on its own; to run its course (idiom)

自养生物 自養生物 zi4 yang3 sheng1 wu4
(biology) autotroph

醉生梦死 醉生夢死 zui4 sheng1 meng4 si3
as if drunk or entranced (idiom); leading a befuddled existence; in a drunken stupor

做生活 做生活 zuo4 sheng1 huo2
to work; to do manual labor

做生日 做生日 zuo4 sheng1 ri4
to celebrate a birthday; to give a birthday party

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

做生意 做生意 zuo4 sheng1 yi4
to do business