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Chinese Vocabulary Term B

Vocabulary Term B

巴不得 巴不得 ba1bu4de2 bābùdé eagerly look forward to; earnestly wish; be only too anxious to

巴结 巴結 ba1jie bājie to fawn on; curry favor with

扒 扒 ba1 bā dig up; pull down; take off

疤 疤 ba1 bā scar

拔苗助长 拔苗助長 ba2miao2zhu4zhang3 bámiáozhùzhǎng (literally) help shoots grow by pulling them out; spoil things by excessive enthusiasm

把关 把關 ba3 guan1 bǎ guān guard a pass; check on

把手 把手 ba3shou bǎshou knob; handle; grip

罢工 罷工 ba4 gong1 bà gōng to strike; go on strike

霸道 霸道 ba4dao4 bàdào overbearing; despotic hegemony; rule by force; (of liquor, medicine, etc.) strong

掰 掰 bai1 bāi break with both hands

摆脱 擺脫 bai3tuo1 bǎituō break away; free oneself from; cast off

败坏 敗壞 bai4huai4 bàihuài ruin; corrupt; undermine

拜访 拜訪 bai4fang3 bàifǎng pay a visit; call on

拜年 拜年 bai4 nian2 bài nián congratulate the New Year; wish sb. a Happy New Year

拜托 拜托 bai4tuo1 bàituō ask a favor; request; please!

颁布 頒布 ban1bu4 bānbù promulgate; to issue; publish (e.g a decree)

颁发 頒發 ban1fa1 bānfā issue; promulgate; award

斑 斑 ban1 bān variety; speckled; spot; colored patch; stripe

版本 版本 ban3ben3 bǎnběn edition

半途而废 半途而廢 ban4 tu2 er2 fei4 bàn tú ér fèi give up halfway; leave sth. unfinished

扮演 扮演 ban4yan3 bànyǎn play the part of; act

伴侣 伴侶 ban4lü3 bànlǚ companion; partner; mate

伴随 伴隨 ban4sui2 bànsuí accompany; go with; follow

绑架 綁架 bang3jia4 bǎngjià kidnap; staking

榜样 榜樣 bang3yang4 bǎngyàng example; model

磅 磅 bang4 bàng pound; weigh; scale

包庇 包庇 bao1bi4 bāobì to shield; to harbor; cover up

包袱 包袱 bao1fu bāofu bundle wrapped in cloth; cloth-wrapper

包围 包圍 bao1wei2 bāowéi surround; encircle; hem in

包装 包裝 bao1zhuang1 bāozhuāng to pack; package; make up

饱和 飽和 bao3he2 bǎohé saturation

饱经沧桑 飽經滄桑 bao3jing1cang1sang1 bǎojīngcāngsāng experienced many changes

保管 保管 bao3guan3 bǎoguǎn assure; take care of; surely

保密 保密 bao3 mi4 bǎo mì keep secret/confidential

保姆 保姆 bao3mu3 bǎomǔ nanny; housekeeper

保守 保守 bao3shou3 bǎoshǒu conservative (ideas, estimates, politically, etc.); to guard; to keep

保卫 保衛 bao3wei4 bǎowèi defend; to safeguard

保养 保養 bao3yang3 bǎoyǎng take good care of (or conserve) one’s health; keep in good repair

保障 保障 bao3zhang4 bǎozhàng ensure; to guarantee; protect

保重 保重 bao3zhong4 bǎozhòng take care (of oneself)

报仇 報仇 bao4chou2 bàochóu retaliate; to revenge; avenge

报酬 報酬 bao4chou bàochou reward; remuneration

报答 報答 bao4da2 bàodá repay; requite

报复 報複 bao4fu bàofu retaliate; revenge

报警 報警 bao4jing3 bàojǐng report (an incident) to the police

报销 報銷 bao4xiao1 bàoxiāo submit an expense account; apply for reimbursement; write off

抱负 抱負 bao4fu4 bàofù aspiration; ambition

暴力 暴力 bao4li4 bàolì violence; (use) force

暴露 暴露 bao4lu4 bàolù expose; reveal; lay bare

曝光 曝光 bao4guang1 bàoguāng to expose; to make public

爆发 爆發 bao4fa1 bàofā break out; erupt; explode

爆炸 爆炸 bao4zha4 bàozhà explode; explosion; blow up

卑鄙 卑鄙 bei1bi3 bēibǐ base; mean; despicable; contemptible; unprincipled

悲哀 悲哀 bei1’ai1 bēi’āi grieved; sorrowful; sad

悲惨 悲慘 bei1can3 bēicǎn miserable; tragic

北极 北極 bei3ji2 běijí the North Pole

贝壳 貝殼 bei4ke2 bèiké shell; conch; cowry

备份 備份 bei4fen4 bèifèn to back up; a backup

备忘录 備忘錄 bei4wang4lu4 bèiwànglù memorandum; aide-memoire; diplomacy memorandum; memorandum book

背叛 背叛 bei4pan4 bèipàn betray; forsake

背诵 背誦 bei4song4 bèisòng recite

被动 被動 bei4dong4 bèidòng passive

被告 被告 bei4gao4 bèigào defendant

奔波 奔波 ben1bo1 bēnbō rush about; be busy running about

奔驰 奔馳 ben1chi2 bēnchí run quickly; speed; Mercedes-Benz (German vehicle manufacturer)

本能 本能 ben3neng2 běnnéng instinct

本钱 本錢 ben3qian2 běnqián capital (financial)

本人 本人 ben3ren2 běnrén I; me; myself; oneself; in person

本身 本身 ben3shen1 běnshēn itself; in itself; per se

本事 本事 ben3shi běnshi ability; skill; capability; (-shì: this matter; literary source)

笨拙 笨拙 ben4zhuo1 bènzhuō clumsy; awkward; stupid

崩溃 崩潰 beng1kui4 bēngkuì collapse; crumble; fall apart

甭 甭 beng2 béng need not; (contraction of 不 and 用)

迸发 迸發 beng4fa1 bèngfā burst forth; burst out

蹦 蹦 beng4 bèng jump; bounce; hop

逼迫 逼迫 bi1po4 bīpò to force; compel; coerce

鼻涕 鼻涕 bi2ti4 bítì nasal mucus; snivel

比方 比方 bi3fang bǐfang instance; analogy; example

比喻 比喻 bi3yu4 bǐyù metaphor; analogy; figure of speech

比重 比重 bi3zhong4 bǐzhòng proportion; specific gravity

鄙视 鄙視 bi3shi4 bǐshì despise; disdain; look down upon

闭塞 閉塞 bi4se4 bìsè stop up; shelter from; hard to get to; unenlightened

弊病 弊病 bi4bing4 bìbìng malady; evil; malpractice; drawback

弊端 弊端 bi4duan1 bìduān malpractice; abuse; corrupt practice

臂 臂 bi4 bì arm

边疆 邊疆 bian1jiang1 biānjiāng border area; borderland; frontier; frontier region

边界 邊界 bian1jie4 biānjiè boundary; border

边境 邊境 bian1jing4 biānjìng frontier

边缘 邊緣 bian1yuan2 biānyuán edge; fringe; verge; brink

编织 編織 bian1zhi1 biānzhī to weave; to knit; to plait; to braid; to crochet

鞭策 鞭策 bian1ce4 biāncè spur on; urge on

贬低 貶低 bian3di1 biǎndī to belittle; depreciate; disparage

贬义 貶義 bian3yi4 biǎnyì negative connotation; derogatory sense

扁 扁 bian3 biǎn flat

变故 變故 biang4u4 biàngù unforeseen event; accident

变迁 變遷 bian4qian1 biànqiān changes; vicissitude

变质 變質 bian4 zhi4 biàn zhì go bad; deteriorate; metamorphism

便利 便利 bian4li4 biànlì convenient; easy; facilitate

便条 便條 bian4tiao2 biàntiáo informal note

便于 便于 bian4yu2 biànyú be easy; be convenient for

遍布 遍布 bian4bu4 biànbù to cover the whole (area); found everywhere; spread all over

辨认 辨認 bian4ren4 biànrèn distinguish; identify; recognize

辩护 辯護 bian4hu4 biànhù speak in defense of; argue in favor of; defend

辩解 辯解 bian4jie3 biànjiě explain; justify; defend (a point of view, etc.)

辩证 辯證 bian4zheng4 biànzhèng investigate; dialectical

辫子 辮子 bian4zi biànzi plait; braid; pigtail

标本 標本 biao1ben3 biāoběn specimen; sample; the root cause and symptoms of a disease

标记 標記 biao1ji4 biāojì sign; mark; symbol

标题 標題 biao1ti2 biāotí title; header; headline; caption

表决 表決 biao3jue2 biǎojué decide by vote; vote

表态 表態 biao3tai4 biǎotài make known one’s position; declare where one stands

表彰 表彰 biao3zhang1 biǎozhāng cite (in dispatches); commend

憋 憋 bie1 biē hold in (urine); hold (breath); choke

别墅 別墅 bie2shu4 biéshù villa

别致 別致 bie2zhi4 biézhì unique; unconventional; fancy

别扭 別扭 bien4iu bièniu awkward; unnatural

濒临 瀕臨 bin1lin2 bīnlín on the verge of

冰雹 冰雹 bing1bao2 bīngbáo hail

丙 丙 bing3 bǐng bright; fire (3rd Heavenly Stem)

并非 並非 bing4fei1 bìngfēi really isn’t

并列 並列 bing4lie4 bìngliè stand side by side; be juxtaposed

拨 撥 bo1 bō to dial; move with a hand/foot; stir; poke; allocate (money)

波浪 波浪 bo1lang4 bōlàng wave

波涛 波濤 bo1tao1 bōtāo great waves; billows

剥削 剝削 bo1xue1 bōxuē to exploit

播种 播種 bo1zhong3 bōzhǒng sow seeds; sowing; seed

伯母 伯母 bo2mu3 bómǔ aunt; wife of father’s older brother

博大精深 博大精深 bo2da4jing1shen1 bódàjīngshēn broad and profound

博览会 博覽會 bo2lan3hui4 bólǎnhuì (international) exhibition

搏斗 搏鬥 bo2dou4 bódòu fight; struggle; wrestle

薄弱 薄弱 bo2ruo4 bóruò weak; frail

补偿 補償 bu3chang2 bǔcháng compensation; make up

补救 補救 bu3jiu4 bǔjiù remedy; repair

补贴 補貼 bu3tie1 bǔtiē subsidy; allowance

捕捉 捕捉 bu3zhuo1 bǔzhuō catch; to seize

哺乳 哺乳 bu3ru3 bǔrǔ breast-feeding; to suckle

不得已 不得已 bu4de2yi3 bùdéyǐ act against one’s will; have no alternative

不妨 不妨 bu4fang2 bùfáng there is no harm in; might as well

不敢当 不敢當 bu4 gan3dang1 bù gǎndāng (literally) I dare not accept the honor; you flatter me

不顾 不顧 bu2gu4 búgù in spite of; regardless of; to disregard

不禁 不禁 bu4jin1 bùjīn cannot help; can’t refrain from

不堪 不堪 bu4kan1 bùkān cannot bear/stand; utterly

不可思议 不可思議 bu4ke3si1yi4 bùkěsīyì unimaginable; inconceivable

不愧 不愧 bu2kui4 búkuì be worthy of; deserve to be called; prove oneself to be

不料 不料 bu2liao4 búliào unexpectedly; to one’s surprise

不免 不免 bu4mian3 bùmiǎn unavoidable

不时 不時 bu4shi2 bùshí frequently; often; at any time

不惜 不惜 bu4xi1 bùxī to not hesitate; not spare

不相上下 不相上下 bu4 xiang1 shang4 xia4 bù xiāng shàng xià equally matched; about the same

不像话 不像話 bu2xiang4hua4 búxiànghuà unreasonable; absurd; outrageous

不屑一顾 不屑一顧 bu2xie4yi2gu4 búxièyígù not worth seeing; disdain as beneath contempt

不言而喻 不言而喻 bu4yan2’er2yu4 bùyán’éryù it goes without saying; it is self-evident

不由得 不由得 bu4you2de bùyóude can’t help; cannot but

不择手段 不擇手段 bu4ze2shou3duan4 bùzéshǒuduàn by fair means or foul

不止 不止 bu4zhi3 bùzhǐ incessantly; more than

布告 布告 bu4gao4 bùgào notice; bulletin

布局 布局 bu4ju2 bùjú arrangement; composition; layout

布置 布置 bu4zhi4 bùzhì arrange; decorate; decoration

步伐 步伐 bu4fa2 bùfá pace; (measured) step; march

部署 部署 bu4shu3 bùshǔ dispose; deploy

部位 部位 bu4wei4 bùwèi position; place

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