(main) hall; large room for a specific purpose; relationship between cousins etc on the paternal side of a family; of the same clan; classifier for classes, lectures etc; classifier for sets of furniture

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庵堂 庵堂 an1 tang2
Buddhist nunnery

拜堂 拜堂 bai4 tang2
ritual kneeling to heaven and earth by bride and groom in a old-fashioned wedding ceremony; same as 拜天地

不登大雅之堂 不登大雅之堂 bu4 deng1 da4 ya3 zhi1 tang2
lit. not fit for elegant hall (of artwork); not presentable; coarse; unrefined

禅堂 禪堂 chan2 tang2
meditation room (in Buddhist monastery)

处堂燕雀 處堂燕雀 chu4 tang2 yan4 que4
lit. a caged bird in a pavilion (idiom); fig. to lose vigilance by comfortable living; unaware of the disasters ahead; a fool's paradise

穿堂风 穿堂風 chuan1 tang2 feng1

船政学堂 船政學堂 chuan2 zheng4 xue2 tang2
Fuzhou Naval College, a.k.a. Foochow Naval Dockyard School, set up in 1866 by the Qing dynasty

闯出名堂 闖出名堂 chuang3 chu1 ming2 tang5
to make a name for oneself

祠堂 祠堂 ci2 tang2
ancestral hall; memorial hall

打退堂鼓 打退堂鼓 da2 tui4 tang2 gu3
lit. to beat the return drum (idiom); fig. to give up; to turn tail

大教堂 大教堂 da4 jiao4 tang2

大堂 大堂 da4 tang2

登堂入室 登堂入室 deng1 tang2 ru4 shi4
from the main room, enter the inner chamber (idiom); to go to the next level; to attain a higher level

店堂 店堂 dian4 tang2
customer area of a store; showroom; dining area of a restaurant

殿堂 殿堂 dian4 tang2
palace; hall; temple buildings

杜甫草堂 杜甫草堂 du4 fu3 cao3 tang2
Du Fu's Thatched Cottage (park and museum in Chengdu)

对簿公堂 對簿公堂 dui4 bu4 gong1 tang2
public courtroom accusation (idiom); legal confrontation; to take sb to court; to sue

饭堂 飯堂 fan4 tang2
dining hall; canteen; cafeteria

富丽堂皇 富麗堂皇 fu4 li4 tang2 huang2
sumptuous mansions (idiom); splendorous and majestic

高堂 高堂 gao1 tang2
main hall; honorific for one's parents (old)

公堂 公堂 gong1 tang2
law court; hall (in castle)

冠冕堂皇 冠冕堂皇 guan1 mian3 tang2 huang2
high-sounding; dignified; pompous (idiom)

鬼名堂 鬼名堂 gui3 ming2 tang5
dirty trick; monkey business

过堂 過堂 guo4 tang2
to appear in court for trial (old); (of Buddhist monks) to have a meal together in the temple hall

哄堂大笑 哄堂大笑 hong1 tang2 da4 xiao4
the whole room roaring with laughter (idiom)

花地玛堂区 花地瑪堂區 hua1 di4 ma3 tang2 qu1
Parish of Our Lady of Fatima (Macau); Freguesia de Nossa Senhora de Fátima

欢聚一堂 歡聚一堂 huan1 ju4 yi1 tang2
to gather happily under one roof

会堂 會堂 hui4 tang2
meeting hall; assembly hall

混出名堂 混出名堂 hun4 chu1 ming2 tang5
to make it; to be somebody

济济一堂 濟濟一堂 ji3 ji3 yi1 tang2
to congregate in one hall (idiom); to gather under one roof

纪念堂 紀念堂 ji4 nian4 tang2
memorial hall; mausoleum

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

讲堂 講堂 jiang3 tang2
lecture hall

教堂 教堂 jiao4 tang2
church; chapel

教堂墓地 教堂墓地 jiao4 tang2 mu4 di4

教堂山 教堂山 jiao4 tang2 shan1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

金堂 金堂 jin1 tang2
Jintang county in Chengdu 成都, Sichuan

金堂县 金堂縣 jin1 tang2 xian4
Jintang county in Chengdu 成都, Sichuan

金玉满堂 金玉滿堂 jin1 yu4 man3 tang2
lit. gold and jade fill the hall (idiom); fig. abundant wealth; abundance of knowledge

进了天堂 進了天堂 jin4 le5 tian1 tang2
to die; to enter the hall of heaven

经堂 經堂 jing1 tang2
scripture hall (Buddhism)

开堂 開堂 kai1 tang2
to open a law court; to set up a mourning hall

客堂 客堂 ke4 tang2
room to meet guests; parlor

课堂 課堂 ke4 tang2

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

礼堂 禮堂 li3 tang2
assembly hall; auditorium

亮堂 亮堂 liang4 tang2
bright; clear

亮堂堂 亮堂堂 liang4 tang2 tang2
very bright; well-lit

灵堂 靈堂 ling2 tang2
mourning hall; funeral hall

令堂 令堂 ling4 tang2
(honorific) your mother

令尊令堂 令尊令堂 ling4 zun1 ling4 tang2
(honorific) your parents

留堂 留堂 liu2 tang2
to stay behind (after class); to be given detention; detention

弄堂 弄堂 long4 tang2
(dialect) alley; lane

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

满堂 滿堂 man3 tang2
whole audience; a sellout (capacity audience); jam-packed

满堂彩 滿堂彩 man3 tang2 cai3
everyone present applauds; universal acclaim; a standing ovation; to bring the house down

满堂灌 滿堂灌 man3 tang2 guan4
cramming (as a teaching method); rote learning

满堂红 滿堂紅 man3 tang2 hong2
success across the board; victory in everything one touches

庙堂 廟堂 miao4 tang2
imperial ancestral temple; imperial court; temple

名堂 名堂 ming2 tang5
item (in a program of entertainments); trick (act of mischief); worthwhile result; accomplishment; sth significant but not immediately apparent; sth more than meets the eye

跑堂 跑堂 pao3 tang2
waiter (old)

跑堂儿的 跑堂兒的 pao3 tang2 er5 de5

齐聚一堂 齊聚一堂 qi2 ju4 yi1 tang2
to get together all at once

青堂瓦舍 青堂瓦舍 qing1 tang2 wa3 she4
brick house with a tiled roof

人间天堂 人間天堂 ren2 jian1 tian1 tang2
heaven on Earth; nickname for the city Suzhou

人民大会堂 人民大會堂 ren2 min2 da4 hui4 tang2
the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

任天堂 任天堂 ren4 tian1 tang2

三代同堂 三代同堂 san1 dai4 tong2 tang2
three generations under one roof

上有天堂,下有苏杭 上有天堂,下有蘇杭 shang4 you3 tian1 tang2 - xia4 you3 su1 hang2
lit. there is heaven above, and there is 蘇杭|苏杭 below (idiom); fig. the beauty and affluence of Suzhou and Hangzhou is comparable with heaven

升堂入室 升堂入室 sheng1 tang2 ru4 shi4
lit. to reach the main room and enter the chamber (idiom); fig. to gradually attain proficiency; to attain a higher level

圣安多尼堂区 聖安多尼堂區 sheng4 an1 duo1 ni2 tang2 qu1
St Anthony Parish (Macau); Freguesia de Santo António

圣母教堂 聖母教堂 sheng4 mu3 jiao4 tang2
Church of Our Lady; Frauenkirche

圣索非亚大教堂 聖索非亞大教堂 sheng4 suo3 fei1 ya4 da4 jiao4 tang2
Hagia Sophia (the main cathedral of Constantinople, subsequently the major mosque of Istanbul)

食堂 食堂 shi2 tang2
dining hall

寿堂 壽堂 shou4 tang2
mourning hall; a hall for a birthday celebration

四世同堂 四世同堂 si4 shi4 tong2 tang2
Four Generations Under One Roof, novel by Lao She 老舍

四世同堂 四世同堂 si4 shi4 tong2 tang2
four generations under one roof (idiom)

随堂测验 隨堂測驗 sui2 tang2 ce4 yan4
quiz (student assessment)

堂弟 堂弟 tang2 di4
younger male patrilineal cousin

堂而皇之 堂而皇之 tang2 er2 huang2 zhi1
overt; to make no secret (of one's presence); grandiose; with great scope

堂房 堂房 tang2 fang2
remote relatives (with the same family name)

堂哥 堂哥 tang2 ge1
older male patrilineal cousin

堂倌 堂倌 tang2 guan1
(old) waiter; attendant

堂皇 堂皇 tang2 huang2
imposing; grand

堂吉诃德 堂吉訶德 tang2 ji2 he1 de2
Don Quixote

堂姐 堂姐 tang2 jie3
older female patrilineal cousin

堂妹 堂妹 tang2 mei4
younger female patrilineal cousin

堂堂 堂堂 tang2 tang2
grand; magnificent; stately; majestic appearance

堂堂正正 堂堂正正 tang2 tang2 zheng4 zheng4
displaying strength and discipline; impressive; upright and frank; square

堂屋 堂屋 tang2 wu1
central room of a traditional Chinese house

堂庑 堂廡 tang2 wu3
side room of a hall

堂兄 堂兄 tang2 xiong1
older male patrilineal cousin

堂兄弟 堂兄弟 tang2 xiong1 di4
father's brother's sons; paternal male cousin

堂侄 堂姪 tang2 zhi2
nephew by the male line

堂姊妹 堂姊妹 tang2 zi3 mei4
father's brother's daughters; paternal female cousin

逃税天堂 逃稅天堂 tao2 shui4 tian1 tang2
tax haven

天堂 天堂 tian1 tang2
paradise; heaven

厅堂 廳堂 ting1 tang2

庭堂 庭堂 ting2 tang2
courtyard in front of a palace

同仁堂 同仁堂 tong2 ren2 tang2
Tongrentang, Chinese pharmaceutical company (TCM)

同堂 同堂 tong2 tang2
to live under the same roof (of different generations)

拖堂 拖堂 tuo1 tang2
to drag out a lesson; to insist on extending class after the bell

威斯敏斯特教堂 威斯敏斯特教堂 wei1 si1 min3 si1 te4 jiao4 tang2
Westminster Abbey, London

刑堂 刑堂 xing2 tang2
torture chamber

萱堂 萱堂 xuan1 tang2
mother (honorific designation)

学堂 學堂 xue2 tang2
college; school (old)

燕雀处堂 燕雀處堂 yan4 que4 chu4 tang2
lit. a caged bird in a pavilion (idiom); fig. to lose vigilance by comfortable living; unaware of the disasters ahead; a fool's paradise

洋务学堂 洋務學堂 yang2 wu4 xue2 tang2
college of Western learning in late Qing

犹太会堂 猶太會堂 you2 tai4 hui4 tang2
synagogue; Jewish temple

犹太教堂 猶太教堂 you2 tai4 jiao4 tang2

有不少名堂 有不少名堂 you3 bu4 shao3 ming2 tang5
there is a lot to it; not a straightforward matter

阅微草堂笔记 閱微草堂筆記 yue4 wei1 cao3 tang2 bi3 ji4
Notes on a Minutely Observed Thatched Hut by Ji Yun 紀昀|纪昀, novel of the supernatural; The Thatched Study of Close Scrutiny

澡堂 澡堂 zao3 tang2
public baths

斋堂 齋堂 zhai1 tang2
dining hall in a Buddhist temple

中正纪念堂 中正紀念堂 zhong1 zheng4 ji4 nian4 tang2
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei

主教座堂 主教座堂 zhu3 jiao4 zuo4 tang2

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

尊堂 尊堂 zun1 tang2
(honorific) your mother

坐不垂堂 坐不垂堂 zuo4 bu4 chui2 tang2
lit. don't sit under overhanging eaves (idiom); fig. don't stay in danger area

座堂 座堂 zuo4 tang2