English to Chinese Dictionary


Zhòu (bound form) Zhou, pejorative name given posthumously to the last king of the Shang dynasty 商紂王|商纣王[Shang1 Zhou4 wang2] (the name refers to a crupper 紂|纣[zhou4], the piece of horse tack most likely to be soiled by the horse)
助纣为虐 zhù Zhòu wéi nüè lit. helping tyrant Zhou 商紂王|商纣王[Shang1 Zhou4 wang2] in his oppression (idiom) / fig. to take the side of the evildoer / giving succor to the enemy
商纣王 Shāng Zhòu wáng King Zhou of Shang (11th century BC), notorious as a cruel tyrant
武王伐纣 wáng Zhòu King Wu of Zhou 周武王[Zhou1 Wu3 wang2] overthrows tyrant Zhou of Shang 商紂王|商纣王[Shang1 Zhou4 wang2]

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