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yǎn eye / small hole / crux (of a matter) / CL:隻|只[zhi1],雙|双[shuang1] / classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)
dòng cave / hole / zero (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers) / CL:個|个[ge4]
kǒng hole / CL:個|个[ge4] / classifier for cave dwellings
kēng hole / pit / tunnel / to defraud
kēng variant of 坑[keng1] / pit / hole
zuān to drill / to bore / to get into / to make one's way into / to enter (a hole) / to thread one's way through / to study intensively / to dig into / to curry favor for personal gain
漏洞 lòu dòng leak / hole / gap / loophole
dòu hole / aperture / (anatomy) cavity / sinus
kǎn old variant of 坎[kan3] / pit / hole
xué cave / cavity / hole / acupuncture point / Taiwan pr. [xue4]
黑洞 hēi dòng (astronomy) black hole
凹凸 āo concave or convex / bumps and holes / uneven (surface) / rugged
钻孔 zuān kǒng to bore a hole / to drill / drilled hole
qiào hole / opening / orifice (of the human body) / (fig.) key (to the solution of a problem)
口子 kǒu zi hole / opening / cut / gap / gash / my husband or wife / classifier for people (used for indicating the number of people in a family etc) / precedent
záo chisel / to bore a hole / to chisel or dig / certain / authentic / irrefutable / also pr. [zuo4]
cave / hole
破绽 zhàn hole or tear in cloth / mistake or gap in a speech or theory
窟窿 long hole / pocket / cavity / loophole / debt
穿孔 chuān kǒng to punch or bore a hole / to perforate / perforation
cave / hole
圆孔 yuán kǒng round hole
破洞 dòng a hole
水坑 shuǐ kēng puddle / water hole / sump
xūn ocarina / wind instrument consisting of an egg-shaped chamber with holes
打眼 yǎn to drill or bore a hole / to attract attention / conspicuous
柳琴 liǔ qín liuqin lute, smaller soprano version of the pipa 琵琶, with holes in the soundbox, and range equivalent to that of a violin
挖洞 dòng to dig a hole
虫洞 chóng dòng worm-hole (in cosmology and science fiction)
堵死 to block (a road) / to plug (a hole) / to stop up
龟缩 guī suō to withdraw / to hole up
空穴 kòng xué electron hole
自圆其说 yuán shuō to make a story or theory consistent / to give a plausible explanation / to plug the holes in one's story
钻空子 zuān kòng zi lit. to drill a hole / to take advantage of a loophole / to exploit an advantage / to seize the opportunity (esp. to do sth bad)
扩孔 kuò kǒng to widen a tube / to ream (i.e. widen a hole)
弹孔 dàn kǒng bullet hole
打孔器 kǒng hole puncher
hole, pit
引蛇出洞 yǐn shé chū dòng lit. to pull a snake from its hole / to expose a malefactor (idiom)
弹痕 dàn hén bullet hole / shell hole
打洞 dòng to punch a hole / to drill a hole / to dig a hole / to burrow
孔眼 kǒng yǎn hole (e.g. of sieve or colander)
一杆进洞 gān jìn dòng (golf) hole in one
chí bamboo flute with 7 or 8 holes
钻眼 zuān yǎn to drill a hole / drilling
老鼠洞 lǎo shǔ dòng mouse hole
一个萝卜一个坑 luó bo kēng lit. every turnip to its hole (idiom) / fig. each person has his own position / each to his own / horses for courses / every kettle has its lid
ǎn hole in the ground to plant seeds in / to make a hole for seeds / to dibble
龋洞 dòng hole due to dental caries
孔穴 kǒng xué aperture / hole / cavity
千里之堤,溃于蚁穴 qiān zhī , kuì xué An ant hole causing the collapse of a great dike. / Huge damage from a moment's negligence. (idiom)
穿凿 chuān záo to bore a hole / to give a forced interpretation
窿 lóng cavity / hole
to extinguish a burning object / to singe sth with a smoldering object (e.g. burn a hole in one's trousers with a cigarette) / to stir-fry / to pour a mixture of hot oil and flavorings over food
hole in a wall
窟窿眼 long yǎn small hole
狗窦 gǒu dòu dog hole / gap caused by missing teeth / fig. den of thieves
白洞 bái dòng white hole (cosmology)
niè to fill up or cover up a hole
狗窦大开 gǒu dòu kāi dog hole wide open (idiom); fig. gap caused by missing teeth (used mockingly)
百孔千疮 bǎi kǒng qiān chuāng heavily damaged / (fig.) full of holes / riddled with problems
shū the hole in the center of a wheel accommodating the axle (archaic)
chí bamboo flute with 8 holes
tián cave / hole
小洞不补大洞吃苦 xiǎo dòng dòng chī A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom); a stitch in time saves nine
zhú in a hole
方枘圆凿 fāng ruì yuán záo to put a square peg in a round hole / incompatible (idiom)
kēng old variant of 坑[keng1] / pit / hole
膜孔 kǒng hole in the body of a musical instrument, covered with a membrane which produces a buzzing tone
鼻儿 bír eye / a hole in an implement or utensil for insertion
cuì dig a hole
洞孔 dòng kǒng hole
槽孔 cáo kǒng slot / groove / slotted hole
多孔性 duō kǒng xìng porous / having many holes (e.g. filter gauze or sieve)
璧玉 jade disk with a hole in the center
山凹 shān āo mountain cave, hole, recess etc
吹孔 chuī kǒng (of a musical instrument) blow hole
孔径 kǒng jìng diameter of hole
无孔不钻 kǒng zuān lit. leave no hole undrilled (idiom); to latch on to every opportunity
坑洞 kēng dòng hole / pit / pothole
溢流孔 liú kǒng bleed hole / overflow pipe / spill vent
观衅伺隙 guān xìn lit. to look for holes, and observe gaps (idiom); to search out one's opponent's weak points / to look for the Achilles heel
锚链孔 máo liàn kǒng hawsehole (small hole for anchor cable or hawser in the side of ship)
冰洞 bīng dòng hole in ice / crevasse
荜门圭窦 mén guī dòu wicker door, hole window (idiom); fig. wretched hovel / living in poverty
拱璧 gǒng a flat round jade ornament with a hole at the center / fig. a treasure
筚门闺窦 mén guī dòu wicker door, hole window (idiom); fig. wretched hovel / living in poverty
充填 chōng tián to fill (gap, hole, area, blank) / to pad out / to complement / (dental) filling / filled
一击入洞 dòng hole in one (golf)
排水口 pái shuǐ kǒu plughole / drainage hole
小洞不堵,大洞难补 xiǎo dòng , dòng nán If you don't plug the small hole, the big hole will be hard to repair (idiom); A stitch in time saves nine.
小洞不堵,大洞受苦 xiǎo dòng , dòng shòu A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom); A stitch in time saves nine.
笛膜 membrane which covers a hole in a flute and produces a buzzing tone
小洞不堵,大洞吃苦 xiǎo dòng , dòng chī A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom); A stitch in time saves nine.
小洞不堵沉大船 xiǎo dòng chén chuán A small hole not plugged will sink a great ship.
排水孔 pái shuǐ kǒng plughole / drainage hole


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