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surname Li; abbr. for 禮記|礼记, Classic of Rites

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gift; rite; ceremony; propriety; etiquette; courtesy

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按手礼 按手禮 an4 shou3 li3
ordination

卑辞厚礼 卑辭厚禮 bei1 ci2 hou4 li3
humble expression for generous gift

毕业典礼 畢業典禮 bi4 ye4 dian3 li3
graduation ceremony; commencement ceremony; commencement exercises

彬彬有礼 彬彬有禮 bin1 bin1 you3 li3
refined and courteous; urbane

薄礼 薄禮 bo2 li3
my meager gift (humble)

博文约礼 博文約禮 bo2 wen2 yue1 li3
vigorously pursuing knowledge, while scrupulously abiding by the rules of decorum (idiom)

厂礼拜 廠禮拜 chang3 li3 bai4
day off (work)

成人礼 成人禮 cheng2 ren2 li3
coming of age ceremony

崇礼 崇禮 chong2 li3
Chongli county in Zhangjiakou 張家口|张家口, Hebei

崇礼县 崇禮縣 chong2 li3 xian4
Chongli county in Zhangjiakou 張家口|张家口, Hebei

此致敬礼 此致敬禮 ci3 zhi4 jing4 li3
respectfully yours (at the end of a letter)

答礼 答禮 da2 li3
to return a courtesy; return gift

典礼 典禮 dian3 li3
celebration; ceremony

顶礼膜拜 頂禮膜拜 ding3 li3 mo2 bai4
to prostrate oneself in worship (idiom); (fig.) to worship; to bow down to

定礼 定禮 ding4 li3
betrothal gift; bride-price

多礼 多禮 duo1 li3
too polite; over-courteous

非礼 非禮 fei1 li3
rudeness; insolence; impropriety; harassment; molestation; indecent assault

分庭抗礼 分庭抗禮 fen1 ting2 kang4 li3
peer competition; to function as rivals; to make claims as an equal

割礼 割禮 ge1 li3
circumcision

观礼 觀禮 guan1 li3
to attend a ritual

贺礼 賀禮 he4 li3
congratulatory gift

厚礼 厚禮 hou4 li3
generous gifts

还礼 還禮 huan2 li3
to return a politeness; to present a gift in return

回礼 回禮 hui2 li3
to return a greeting; to send a gift in return

婚礼 婚禮 hun1 li3
wedding ceremony; wedding

祭礼 祭禮 ji4 li3
sacrificial offerings; worship; religious rite

坚信礼 堅信禮 jian1 xin4 li3
confirmation (Christian ceremony)

坚振礼 堅振禮 jian1 zhen4 li3
confirmation (Christian ceremony)

见面礼 見面禮 jian4 mian4 li3
gift given to sb when meeting them for the first time

浸礼会 浸禮會 jin4 li3 hui4
Baptists

浸礼教 浸禮教 jin4 li3 jiao4
Baptist (Christian sect)

敬礼 敬禮 jing4 li3
to salute; salute

敬贤礼士 敬賢禮士 jing4 xian2 li3 shi4
to revere people of virtue and honor scholarship (idiom)

就职典礼 就職典禮 jiu4 zhi2 dian3 li3
inauguration

居礼 居禮 ju1 li3
see 居里

拘礼 拘禮 ju1 li3
to stand on ceremony; punctilious

居礼夫人 居禮夫人 ju1 li3 fu1 ren5
Maria Skłodowska-Curie or Marie Curie (1867-1934), double Nobel prize-winner in Physics 1903 and Chemistry 1911

举行婚礼 舉行婚禮 ju3 xing2 hun1 li3
to celebrate a wedding

开幕典礼 開幕典禮 kai1 mu4 dian3 li3
opening ceremony

抗礼 抗禮 kang4 li3
to behave informally as equals; not to stand on ceremony

克己复礼 克己復禮 ke4 ji3 fu4 li3
restrain yourself and return to the rites (idiom, from Analects); to subdue self and observe proprieties; (any number of possible translations)

来而不往非礼也 來而不往非禮也 lai2 er2 bu4 wang3 fei1 li3 ye3
not to reciprocate is against etiquette (classical); to respond in kind

礼拜 禮拜 li3 bai4
week; religious service; worship

礼拜二 禮拜二 li3 bai4 er4
Tuesday

礼拜六 禮拜六 li3 bai4 liu4
Saturday

礼拜日 禮拜日 li3 bai4 ri4
Sunday

礼拜三 禮拜三 li3 bai4 san1
Wednesday

礼拜四 禮拜四 li3 bai4 si4
Thursday

礼拜堂 禮拜堂 li3 bai4 tang2
chapel; church (Protestant)

礼拜天 禮拜天 li3 bai4 tian1
Sunday

礼拜五 禮拜五 li3 bai4 wu3
Friday

礼拜一 禮拜一 li3 bai4 yi1
Monday

礼拜仪式 禮拜儀式 li3 bai4 yi2 shi4
liturgical

礼崩乐坏 禮崩樂壞 li3 beng1 yue4 huai4
rites and music are in ruins (idiom); fig. society in total disarray; cf. 禮樂|礼乐

礼宾 禮賓 li3 bin1
protocol; official etiquette

礼部 禮部 li3 bu4
Ministry of (Confucian) Rites (in imperial China)

礼部尚书 禮部尚書 li3 bu4 shang4 shu1
Director of Board of Rites (Confucian)

礼多人不怪 禮多人不怪 li3 duo1 ren2 bu4 guai4
nobody will find fault with extra courtesy (idiom); courtesy costs nothing

礼法 禮法 li3 fa3
etiquette; ceremonial rites

礼废乐崩 禮廢樂崩 li3 fei4 yue4 beng1
see 禮崩樂壞|礼崩乐坏

礼服 禮服 li3 fu2
ceremonial robe; formal attire (dinner suit, evening gown etc)

礼花 禮花 li3 hua1
fireworks

礼坏乐崩 禮壞樂崩 li3 huai4 yue4 beng1
see 禮崩樂壞|礼崩乐坏

礼记 禮記 li3 ji4
Classic of Rites

礼教 禮教 li3 jiao4
Confucian code of ethics

礼教吃人 禮教吃人 li3 jiao4 chi1 ren2
sufferings brought about by Confucian ethics

礼节 禮節 li3 jie2
etiquette

礼金 禮金 li3 jin1
monetary gift

礼经 禮經 li3 jing1
Classic of Rites (same as 禮記|礼记)

礼貌 禮貌 li3 mao4
courtesy; manners

礼帽 禮帽 li3 mao4
Western-style man's hat

礼炮 禮炮 li3 pao4
gun salute (e.g. 21-gun salute); salvo

礼炮号 禮炮號 li3 pao4 hao4
Salyut (salute), Russian spacecraft series

礼品 禮品 li3 pin3
gift; present

礼器 禮器 li3 qi4
ritual dishes; sacrificial vessels

礼轻情意重 禮輕情意重 li3 qing1 qing2 yi4 zhong4
goose feather sent from afar, a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it (idiom); It's not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it.

礼轻人意重 禮輕人意重 li3 qing1 ren2 yi4 zhong4
slight present but weighty meaning (idiom); It's not the present the counts, it's the thought behind it.

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

礼泉 禮泉 li3 quan2
Liquan County in Xianyang 咸陽|咸阳, Shaanxi

礼泉县 禮泉縣 li3 quan2 xian4
Liquan County in Xianyang 咸陽|咸阳, Shaanxi

礼券 禮券 li3 quan4
gift voucher; gift coupon

礼让 禮讓 li3 rang4
to show consideration for (others); to yield to (another vehicle etc); courtesy; comity

礼尚往来 禮尚往來 li3 shang4 wang3 lai2
lit. proper behavior is based on reciprocity (idiom); fig. to return politeness for politeness

礼数 禮數 li3 shu4
etiquette; (old) gradation of etiquette with social status

礼俗 禮俗 li3 su2
etiquette; custom

礼堂 禮堂 li3 tang2
assembly hall; auditorium

礼物 禮物 li3 wu4
gift; present

礼贤下士 禮賢下士 li3 xian2 xia4 shi4
respect for the wise

礼县 禮縣 li3 xian4
Li county in Longnan 隴南|陇南, Gansu

礼仪 禮儀 li3 yi2
etiquette; ceremony

礼义 禮義 li3 yi4
righteousness; justice

礼义廉耻 禮義廉恥 li3 yi4 lian2 chi3
sense of propriety, justice, integrity and honor (i.e. the four social bonds, 四維|四维)

礼遇 禮遇 li3 yu4
courtesy; deferential treatment; polite reception

礼乐 禮樂 li3 yue4
(Confucianism) rites and music (the means of regulating society)

礼乐崩坏 禮樂崩壞 li3 yue4 beng1 huai4
see 禮崩樂壞|礼崩乐坏

礼赞 禮讚 li3 zan4
to praise; well done, bravo!

礼制 禮制 li3 zhi4
etiquette; system of rites

赔礼 賠禮 pei2 li3
to offer an apology; to make amends

聘礼 聘禮 pin4 li3
betrothal gift

破土典礼 破土典禮 po4 tu3 dian3 li3
ground breaking ceremony

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

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

屈膝礼 屈膝禮 qu1 xi1 li3
curtsy

丧礼 喪禮 sang1 li3
funeral

圣灰瞻礼日 聖灰瞻禮日 sheng4 hui1 zhan1 li3 ri4
Ash Wednesday

圣礼 聖禮 sheng4 li3
Holy sacrament; Christian rite (esp. Protestant); also called 聖事|圣事 by Catholics

失礼 失禮 shi1 li3
lacking in manners

施礼 施禮 shi1 li3
to salute; to greet

诗礼 詩禮 shi1 li3
the Book of Songs 書經|书经 and Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记; a cultured well-read person

收礼 收禮 shou1 li3
to accept a gift; to receive presents

受礼 受禮 shou4 li3
to accept a gift; to acknowledge greetings

寿礼 壽禮 shou4 li3
birthday present (for an old person)

送礼 送禮 song4 li3
to give a present

送礼会 送禮會 song4 li3 hui4
shower (for bride, baby etc)

晚礼服 晚禮服 wan3 li3 fu2
evening dress

无礼 無禮 wu2 li3
rude; rudely

洗礼 洗禮 xi3 li3
baptism

下水礼 下水禮 xia4 shui3 li3
launching ceremony

先礼后兵 先禮後兵 xian1 li3 hou4 bing1
peaceful measures before using force (idiom); diplomacy before violence; jaw-jaw is better than war-war

谢礼 謝禮 xie4 li3
honorarium; gift as thanks

行军礼 行軍禮 xing2 jun1 li3
military salute

行礼 行禮 xing2 li3
to salute; to make one's salutations

行礼如仪 行禮如儀 xing2 li3 ru2 yi4
to perform the ritual bows; to follow the customary ceremonies

虚文浮礼 虛文浮禮 xu1 wen2 fu2 li3
empty formality

雅礼协会 雅禮協會 ya3 li3 xie2 hui4
Yale-China Association, independent organization founded in 1901

叶礼庭 葉禮庭 ye4 li3 ting2
Michael Grant Ignatieff (1947-), leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

仪礼 儀禮 yi2 li3
Rites and Ceremonies, part of the Confucian Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记

以礼相待 以禮相待 yi3 li3 xiang1 dai4
to treat sb with due respect (idiom)

有礼貌 有禮貌 you3 li3 mao4
courteous; polite

越礼 越禮 yue4 li3
to overstep etiquette; not to observe priorities

葬礼 葬禮 zang4 li3
burial; funeral

瞻礼日 瞻禮日 zhan1 li3 ri4
the Lord's Day; Sunday

证实礼 證實禮 zheng4 shi2 li3
confirmation

知礼 知禮 zhi1 li3
to be well-mannered

周礼 周禮 zhou1 li3
the Rites of Zhou (in Confucianism)

做礼拜 做禮拜 zuo4 li3 bai4
to go to church on Sunday (of Christians)