(kǒu)

HSK 3

Meaning

  1. mouth (Kangxi radical 30)

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
入口 rùkǒu entrance
出口 chūkǒu exit/speak/export
借口 jièkǒu excuse
进口 jìn kǒu import/entrance/enter
口味 kǒuwèi a person's tastes or preferences
人口 rénkǒu population/the populace
胃口 wèikǒu appetite
港口 gǎngkǒu port/harbor
可口 kěkǒu tasty/taste good
口气 kǒuqì tone of voice/manner of speaking
口腔 kǒuqiāng space inside mouth (oral cavity)
口头 kǒutóu oral/verbal
口音 kǒuyīn accent
缺口 quēkǒu gap/breach/shortfall
碍口 ài kǒu to shy to speak out/tongue-tied/to hesitate/too embarrassing for words
隘口 ài kǒu narrow mountain pass/defile
碍口识羞 ài kǒu shí xiū tongue-tied for fear of embarrassment (idiom)
碍胃口 ài wèi kǒu to impair the appetite
拗口 ào kǒu hard to pronounce/awkward-sounding
拗口令 ào kǒu lìng tongue twister
白口铁 bái kǒu tiě white iron
搬口 bān kǒu to pass on stories (idiom)/to sow dissension/to blab/to tell tales
报户口 bào hù kǒu to apply for residence/to register a birth
笨口拙舌 bèn kǒu zhuō shé awkward in speech
闭口不谈 bì kǒu bù tán to refuse to say anything about (idiom)/to remain tight-lipped/to avoid mentioning
闭口不言 bì kǒu bù yán to keep silent (idiom)
飙口水 biāo kǒu shuǐ gossip/idle chat
病从口入 bìng cóng kǒu rù Illness enters by the mouth (idiom). Mind what you eat!/fig. A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
病从口入,祸从口出 bìng cóng kǒu rù, huò cóng kǒu chū Illness enters by the mouth, trouble comes out by the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
并口 bìng kǒu parallel port (computing)
并行口 bìng xíng kǒu parallel port (computing)
不冻港口 bù dòng gǎng kǒu ice-free port (refers to Vladivostok)
布囊其口 bù náng qí kǒu lit. to cover sb's mouth with cloth/to gag/fig. to silence
不蒸馒头争口气 bù zhēng mán tou zhēng kǒu qì not to be crushed (idiom)/to be determined to have one's revenge
岔口 chà kǒu junction/fork in road
插口 chā kǒu socket (for an electric plug)/to interrupt (sb speaking)/to butt in
茬口 chá kǒu harvested land left for rotation/an opportunity
敞口 chǎng kǒu open-mouthed (jar etc)/(of speech) freely/exposure (finance)
城口 Chéng kǒu Chengkou county in Wanzhou suburbs of north Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
城口县 Chéng kǒu xiàn Chengkou county in Wanzhou suburbs of north Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
逞其口舌 chěng qí kǒu shé to boast of one's quarrels to others (idiom)
赤口日 chì kǒu rì third day of the lunar year (inauspicious for visits because arguments happen easily on that day)
冲口而出 chōng kǒu ér chū to blurt out without thinking (idiom)
出风口 chū fēng kǒu air vent/air outlet
出口 chū kǒu an exit/CL:個|个[gè]/to speak/to export/(of a ship) to leave port
出口产品 chū kǒu chǎn pǐn export product
出口成章 chū kǒu chéng zhāng (idiom) (of one's speech) eloquent/articulate
出口调查 chū kǒu diào chá exit poll
出口额 chū kǒu é export amount
出口货 chū kǒu huò exports/goods for export
出口气 chū kǒu qì to take one's revenge/to score off sb
出口商 chū kǒu shāng exporter/export business
出口商品 chū kǒu shāng pǐn export product/export goods
出气口 chū qì kǒu gas or air outlet/emotional outlet
出入口 chū rù kǒu gateway
出水口 chū shuǐ kǒu water outlet/drainage outlet
串口 chuàn kǒu serial port (computing)
串行口 chuàn xíng kǒu serial port (computing)
窗口 chuāng kǒu window/opening providing restricted access (e.g. customer service window)/computer operating system window/fig. medium/intermediary/showpiece/testing ground
疮口 chuāng kǒu wound/open sore
创口 chuāng kǒu a wound/a cut
创口贴 chuāng kǒu tiē band-aid
吹口哨 chuī kǒu shào to whistle
雌性接口 cí xìng jiē kǒu female connector
粗口 cū kǒu swear words/obscene language/foul language
寸口 cùn kǒu location on wrist over the radial artery where pulse is taken in TCM
寸口脉 cùn kǒu mài pulse taken at the wrist (TCM)
大饱口福 dà bǎo kǒu fú to eat one's fill/to have a good meal
大渡口 Dà dù kǒu Dadukou district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
大渡口区 Dà dù kǒu qū Dadukou district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
大沽口炮台 Dà gū kǒu pào tái Taku Forts, maritime defense works in Tianjin dating back to the Ming dynasty, playing a prominent role during the Opium Wars (1839-1860)
打口 dǎ kǒu (of CDs, videos etc) surplus (or "cut-out") stock from Western countries, sometimes marked with a notch in the disc or its case, sold cheaply in China (beginning in the 1990s), as well as Eastern Europe etc
大口 dà kǒu big mouthful (of food, drink, smoke etc)/open mouth/gulping/gobbling/gaping
大口径 dà kǒu jìng large caliber
大汶口文化 Dà wèn kǒu wén huà Dawenkou culture (c. 4100-2600 BC), Neolithic culture based in today's Shandong area 山東|山东[Shān dōng]
大武口 Dà wǔ kǒu Dawukou district of Shizuishan city 石嘴山市[Shí zuǐ shān shì], Ningxia
大武口区 Dà wǔ kǒu qū Dawukou district of Shizuishan city 石嘴山市[Shí zuǐ shān shì], Ningxia
丹江口 Dān jiāng kǒu Danjiangkou county level city in Shiyan 十堰[Shí yàn], Hubei
丹江口市 Dān jiāng kǒu shì Danjiangkou county level city in Shiyan 十堰[Shí yàn], Hubei
单口相声 dān kǒu xiàng shēng comic monologue/one-person comic sketch
档口 dàng kǒu stall/booth
当口 dāng kǒu at that moment/just then
倒抽一口气 dào chōu yī kǒu qì to gasp (in surprise, dismay, fright etc)
刀口 dāo kǒu the edge of a knife/cut/incision
倒胃口 dǎo wèi kǒu to spoil one's appetite/fig. to get fed up with sth
倒吸一口凉气 dào xī yī kǒu liáng qì to gasp (with amazement or shock etc)/to feel a chill run down one's spine/to have one's hairs stand on end
登机口 dēng jī kǒu departure gate (aviation)
登机入口 dēng jī rù kǒu boarding gate
磴口 Dèng kǒu Dengkou county in Bayan Nur 巴彥淖爾|巴彦淖尔[Bā yàn nào ěr], Inner Mongolia
磴口县 Dèng kǒu xiàn Dengkou county in Bayan Nur 巴彥淖爾|巴彦淖尔[Bā yàn nào ěr], Inner Mongolia
低端人口 dī duān rén kǒu low-paid workers in industries that offer jobs for the unskilled/derogatory-sounding abbr. for 低端產業從業人口|低端产业从业人口
低领口 dī lǐng kǒu low-cut neckline
低平火山口 dī píng huǒ shān kǒu maar
吊胃口 diào wèi kǒu (coll.) to keep sb in suspense/to tantalize/to keep on tenterhooks
动口 dòng kǒu to use one's mouth (to say sth)
洞口 Dòng kǒu Dongkou county in Shaoyang 邵陽|邵阳[Shào yáng], Hunan
洞口 dòng kǒu cave mouth/tunnel entrance
洞口县 Dòng kǒu xiàn Dongkou county in Shaoyang 邵陽|邵阳[Shào yáng], Hunan
斗口齿 dòu kǒu chǐ to quarrel/to bicker/glib repartee
渡口 dù kǒu ferry crossing
杜口 dù kǒu to remain silent
杜口裹足 dù kǒu guǒ zú too frightened to move or speak
端口 duān kǒu interface/port
对口 duì kǒu (of two performers) to speak or sing alternately/to be fit for the purposes of a job or task/(of food) to suit sb's taste
对口词 duì kǒu cí dialogue (for stage performance)
对口径 duì kǒu jìng to arrange to give the same story
对口相声 duì kǒu xiàng shēng comic crosstalk/formalized comic dialogue between two stand-up comics: funny man 逗哏[dòu gén] and straight man 捧哏[pěng gén]
对口型 duì kǒu xíng lip synching
对胃口 duì wèi kǒu to one's taste/to one's liking
垛口 duǒ kǒu crenel
恶口 è kǒu bad language/foul mouth
工口 ēi luó erotic (loanword mimicking the shape of Japanese katakana エロ, pronounced "ero")
发脱口齿 fā tuō kǒu chǐ diction/enunciation
反口 fǎn kǒu to correct oneself/to renege/to break one's word
贩卖人口 fàn mài rén kǒu trafficking in human beings
反咬一口 fǎn yǎo yī kǒu to make a false countercharge
放焰口 fàng yàn kǒu to feed the starving ghosts (i.e. offer sacrifice to protect the departed spirit)
费口舌 fèi kǒu shé to argue needlessly/to waste time explaining
风口 fēng kǒu air vent/drafty place/wind gap (geology)/tuyere (furnace air nozzle)
封口 fēng kǒu to close up/to heal (of wound)/to keep one's lips sealed
封口费 fēng kǒu fèi hush money
风口浪尖 fēng kǒu làng jiān where the wind and the waves are the fiercest/at the heart of the struggle
佛口蛇心 fó kǒu shé xīn words of a Buddha, heart of a snake (idiom)/two-faced/malicious and duplicitous
改口 gǎi kǒu to change one's tune/to modify one's previous remark/to change the way one addresses sb (as when one marries and starts to call one's husband's parents 爸爸[bà ba] and 媽媽|妈妈[mā ma])
改口费 gǎi kǒu fèi a gift of money given by parents on both sides after a wedding, to their new daughter-in-law or son-in-law
港口 gǎng kǒu port/harbor
港口城市 gǎng kǒu chéng shì port city
港口区 Gǎng kǒu qū Gangkou district of Fangchenggang city 防城港市[Fáng chéng gǎng shì], Guangxi
谷口 Gǔ kǒu Taniguchi (Japanese surname)
关口 guān kǒu pass/gateway/(fig.) juncture
管理接口 guǎn lǐ jiē kǒu management interface
光纤分布式数据接口 guāng xiān fēn bù shì shù jù jiē kǒu Fiber Distributed Data Interface/FDDI
光纤分布数据接口 guāng xiān fēn bù shù jù jiē kǒu FDDI/Fiber Distributed Data Interface
光纤接口 guāng xiān jiē kǒu optical interface
归口 guī kǒu to return to one's original trade/to put (a business etc) under the administration of the relevant central authority/(the) relevant (department in charge of sth)
海口 Hǎi kǒu Haikou prefecture-level city and capital of Hainan Province 海南省[Hǎi nán Shěng]
海口 hǎi kǒu estuary/coastal inlet/river mouth/seaport/see also 誇海口|夸海口[kuā hǎi kǒu]
害口 hài kǒu morning sickness during pregnancy/to be pregnant
海口市 Hǎi kǒu Shì Haikou prefecture-level city and capital of Hainan Province 海南省[Hǎi nán Shěng]
汉口 Hàn kǒu Hankou, part of Wuhan 武漢|武汉 at the junction of Han river and Changjiang in Hubei
核出口控制 hé chū kǒu kòng zhì nuclear export control
河口 hé kǒu estuary/the mouth of a river
河口区 Hé kǒu qū Hekou district of Dongying city 東營市|东营市[Dōng yíng shì], Shandong
河口瑶族自治县 Hé kǒu Yáo zú Zì zhì xiàn Hekou Yaozu autonomous county in Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture 紅河哈尼族彞族自治州|红河哈尼族彝族自治州[Hóng hé Hā ní zú Yí zú Zì zhì zhōu], Yunnan
黑顶蛙口鸱 hēi dǐng wā kǒu chī (bird species of China) Hodgson's frogmouth (Batrachostomus hodgsoni)
虹口区 Hóng kǒu Qū Hongkou district, central Shanghai
糊口 hú kǒu variant of 糊口[hú kǒu]
虎口 hǔ kǒu tiger's den/dangerous place/the web between the thumb and forefinger of a hand
糊口 hú kǒu to scrape a meager living/to get by with difficulty
湖口 Hú kǒu Hukou County in Jiujiang 九江, Jiangxi/Hukou township in Hsinchu County 新竹縣|新竹县[Xīn zhú Xiàn], northwest Taiwan
户口 hù kǒu population (counted as number of households for census or taxation)/registered residence/residence permit/(in Hong Kong and Macau) bank account
户口本 hù kǒu běn household register/household registration booklet/residence certificate
户口簿 hù kǒu bù household register
户口名簿 hù kǒu míng bù (Tw) household registration certificate (identity document)
湖口县 Hú kǒu xiàn Hukou county in Jiujiang 九江, Jiangxi
湖口乡 Hú kǒu xiāng Hukou township in Hsinchu County 新竹縣|新竹县[Xīn zhú Xiàn], northwest Taiwan
虎口余生 hǔ kǒu yú shēng to escape from the tiger's mouth (idiom)/to have a narrow escape
户口制 hù kǒu zhì PRC system of compulsory registration of households
户口制度 hù kǒu zhì dù PRC system of compulsory registration
还口 huán kǒu to retort/to answer back
回口 huí kǒu to answer back
祸从口出 huò cóng kǒu chū Trouble issues from the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
火山口 huǒ shān kǒu volcanic crater
忌口 jì kǒu abstain from certain food (as when ill)/avoid certain foods/be on a diet
缄口不言 jiān kǒu bù yán lips sealed and not saying anything (idiom)/fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic)/to censor
江口 Jiāng kǒu Jiangkou county in Tongren prefecture 銅仁地區|铜仁地区[Tóng rén dì qū], Guizhou
江口县 Jiāng kǒu xiàn Jiangkou county in Tongren prefecture 銅仁地區|铜仁地区[Tóng rén dì qū], Guizhou
交叉口 jiāo chā kǒu (road) intersection
角口 jiǎo kǒu to quarrel
交口 Jiāo kǒu Jiaokou county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁[Lu:3 liáng], Shanxi 山西
交口称誉 jiāo kǒu chēng yù voices unanimous in praise (idiom)/with an extensive public reputation
交口县 Jiāo kǒu xiàn Jiaokou county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁[Lu:3 liáng], Shanxi 山西
藉口 jiè kǒu to use as an excuse/on the pretext/excuse/pretext/also written 借口[jiè kǒu]
借口 jiè kǒu to use as an excuse/on the pretext/excuse/pretext
接口 jiē kǒu interface/port/connector
接口模块 jiē kǒu mó kuài interface module
节奏口技 jié zòu kǒu jì beatboxing
进出口 jìn chū kǒu import and export
进口 jìn kǒu to import/imported/entrance/inlet (for the intake of air, water etc)
金口河 Jīn kǒu hé Jinkouhe district of Leshan city 樂山市|乐山市[Lè shān shì], Sichuan
金口河区 Jīn kǒu hé qū Jinkouhe district of Leshan city 樂山市|乐山市[Lè shān shì], Sichuan
进口商 jìn kǒu shāng importer/import business
进水口 jìn shuǐ kǒu water inlet
锦心绣口 jǐn xīn xiù kǒu (of writing) elegant and ornate
京口 Jīng kǒu Jingkou district of Zhenjiang city 鎮江市|镇江市[Zhèn jiāng shì], Jiangsu
井口 jǐng kǒu entrance to mine
京口区 Jīng kǒu qū Jingkou district of Zhenjiang city 鎮江市|镇江市[Zhèn jiāng shì], Jiangsu
决口 jué kǒu (of a watercourse) to breach its banks/(of a dam) to burst
绝口不提 jué kǒu bù tí lips sealed and not saying anything (idiom)/fig. to omit mention (of a non-person or embarrassing topic)/to censor
君子动口不动手 jūn zǐ dòng kǒu bù dòng shǒu a gentleman uses his mouth and not his fist
开伯尔山口 Kāi bó ěr shān kǒu Khyber pass (between Pakistand and Afghanistan)
开口 kāi kǒu to open one's mouth/to start to talk
开口成脏 kāi kǒu chéng zāng (Internet slang) to use foul language (pun on 出口成章[chū kǒu chéng zhāng])
开口子 kāi kǒu zi a dike breaks/fig. to provide facilities (for evil deeds)/to open the floodgates
可口 kě kǒu tasty/to taste good
可口可乐 Kě kǒu kě lè Coca-Cola
可口可乐公司 Kě kǒu Kě lè Gōng sī The Coca-Cola Company
坑口 Kēng kǒu Hang Hau (area in Hong Kong)
空口 kōng kǒu incomplete meal of a single dish/meat or vegetable dish without rice or wine/rice without meat or vegetables
空口白话 kōng kǒu bái huà empty promises
空口说白话 kōng kǒu shuō bái huà to make empty promises
空口无凭 kōng kǒu wú píng mere verbal statement cannot be taken as proof (idiom)
口岸 kǒu àn a port for external trade/a trading or transit post on border between countries
口白 kǒu bái narrator/spoken parts in an opera
口爆 kǒu bào (slang) to ejaculate inside sb's mouth
口北 kǒu běi the area north of the Great Wall
口碑 kǒu bēi public praise/public reputation/commonly held opinions/current idiom
口碑流传 kǒu bēi liú chuán widely praised (idiom)/with an extensive public reputation
口碑载道 kǒu bēi zài dào lit. praise fills the roads (idiom)/praise everywhere/universal approbation
口鼻 kǒu bí mouth and nose/(an animal's) snout
口播 kǒu bō (broadcasting) to speak to the audience/to advertise a product by speaking directly to the audience/endorsement (by a celebrity for a product, delivered orally)
口不应心 kǒu bù yìng xīn to say one thing but mean another/to dissimulate
口不择言 kǒu bù zé yán to speak incoherently/to ramble/to talk irresponsibly
口彩 kǒu cǎi complimentary remarks/well-wishing
口才 kǒu cái eloquence
口称 kǒu chēng to speak/to say
口吃 kǒu chī to stammer/to stutter/also pr. [kǒu jí]
口齿 kǒu chǐ mouth and teeth/enunciation/to articulate/diction/age (of cattle, horses etc)
口齿不清 kǒu chǐ bù qīng to lisp/unclear articulation/inarticulate
口齿伶俐 kǒu chǐ líng lì eloquent and fluent speaker (idiom)/grandiloquence/the gift of the gab
口齿清楚 kǒu chǐ qīng chu clear diction/clear articulation
口齿生香 kǒu chǐ shēng xiāng eloquence that generates perfume (idiom)/profound and significant text
口臭 kǒu chòu bad breath/halitosis
口出狂言 kǒu chū kuáng yán to speak conceited nonsense/to come out with arrogant claptrap
口传 kǒu chuán orally transmitted
口疮 kǒu chuāng mouth ulcer
口袋 kǒu dài pocket/bag/sack/CL:個|个[gè]
口袋妖怪 Kǒu dài Yāo guài Pokémon (Japanese media franchise)
口德 kǒu dé propriety in speech
口锋 kǒu fēng manner of speech/tone of voice
口风 kǒu fēng meaning behind the words/what sb really means to say/one's intentions as revealed in one's words/tone of speech
口风琴 kǒu fēng qín melodica
口服 kǒu fú to take medicine orally/oral (contraceptive etc)/to say that one is convinced
口福 kǒu fú happy knack for chancing upon fine food
口腹 kǒu fù (fig.) food
口腹之欲 kǒu fù zhī yù desire for good food
口感 kǒu gǎn taste/texture (of food)/how food feels in the mouth
口干舌燥 kǒu gān shé zào lit. dry mouth and tongue (idiom)/to talk too much
口供 kǒu gòng oral confession (as opposed to 筆供|笔供[bǐ gòng])/statement/deposition
口号 kǒu hào slogan/catchphrase/CL:個|个[gè]
口红 kǒu hóng lipstick
口湖 Kǒu hú Kouhu township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县[Yún lín xiàn], Taiwan
口湖乡 Kǒu hú xiāng Kouhu township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县[Yún lín xiàn], Taiwan
口簧 kǒu huáng Jew's harp
口簧琴 kǒu huáng qín Jew's harp
口活 kǒu huó oral sex
口技 kǒu jì beat boxing/vocal mimicry/ventriloquism
口技表演者 kǒu jì biǎo yǎn zhě ventriloquist
口交 kǒu jiāo oral sex
口角 kǒu jiǎo corner of the mouth
口角战 kǒu jiǎo zhàn war of words
口径 kǒu jìng caliber/diameter of opening
口角 kǒu jué altercation/wrangle/angry argument
口诀 kǒu jué mnemonic chant/rhyme for remembering (arithmetic tables, character stroke order etc)
口渴 kǒu kě thirsty
口口声声 kǒu kou shēng shēng to keep on saying (idiom)/to repeat over and over again
口快心直 kǒu kuài xīn zhí see 心直口快[xīn zhí kǒu kuài]
口粮 kǒu liáng ration
口令 kǒu lìng oral command/a word of command (used in drilling troops or gymnasts)/password (used by sentry)
口络 kǒu luò muzzle (over a dog's mouth)
口蜜腹剑 kǒu mì fù jiàn lit. honeyed words, a sword in the belly (idiom)/fig. hypocritical and murderous
口沫 kǒu mò spittle/saliva
口蘑 kǒu mó Saint George's mushroom (Tricholoma mongplicum)
口讷 kǒu nè (literary) inarticulate
口器 kǒu qì mouthparts (of animal or insect)
口气 kǒu qì tone of voice/the way one speaks/manner of expression/tone
口腔 kǒu qiāng oral cavity
口腔炎 kǒu qiāng yán stomatitis/ulceration of oral cavity/inflammation of the mucous lining of the mouth
口琴 kǒu qín harmonica
口若悬河 kǒu ruò xuán hé mouth like a torrent (idiom)/eloquent/glib/voluble/have the gift of the gab
口哨 kǒu shào whistle
口射 kǒu shè to ejaculate inside sb's mouth
口舌 kǒu shé dispute or misunderstanding caused by gossip/to talk sb round
口实 kǒu shí food/salary (old)/a pretext/a cause for gossip
口试 kǒu shì oral examination/oral test
口是心非 kǒu shì xīn fēi duplicity/hypocrisy (idiom)
口述 kǒu shù to dictate/to recount orally
口水 kǒu shuǐ saliva
口水歌 kǒu shuǐ gē bubblegum pop song/cover song
口水鸡 kǒu shuǐ jī steamed chicken with chili sauce
口水佬 kǒu shuǐ lǎo talkative person (Cantonese)
口水战 kǒu shuǐ zhàn war of words
口水仗 kǒu shuǐ zhàng dispute/spat/shouting match
口说无凭 kǒu shuō wú píng (idiom) you can't rely on a verbal agreement/just because sb says sth, doesn't mean it's true
口蹄疫 kǒu tí yì foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)/aphthous fever
口甜 kǒu tián soft-spoken/affable/full of honeyed words
口条 kǒu tiáo (ox etc) tongue (as food)/(Tw) elocution/articulation
口头 kǒu tóu oral/verbal
口头禅 kǒu tóu chán Zen saying repeated as cant/(fig.) catchphrase/mantra/favorite expression/stock phrase
口头语 kǒu tóu yǔ pet phrase/regularly used expression/manner of speaking
口吐毒焰 kǒu tǔ dú yàn lit. a mouth spitting with poisonous flames/to speak angrily to sb (idiom)
口味 kǒu wèi a person's preferences/tastes (in food)/flavor
口吻 kǒu wěn tone of voice/connotation in intonation/accent (regional etc)/snout/muzzle/lips/protruding portion of an animal's face
口无择言 kǒu wú zé yán to say not a word that is not appropriate (idiom)/wrongly used for 口不擇言|口不择言[kǒu bù zé yán]
口无遮拦 kǒu wú zhē lán to blab/to shoot one's mouth off/to commit a gaffe
口吸盘 kǒu xī pán oral sucker (e.g. on bloodsucking parasite)
口弦 kǒu xián Jew's harp
口香糖 kǒu xiāng táng chewing gum
口信 kǒu xìn oral message
口眼歪斜 kǒu yǎn wāi xié facial nerve paralysis
口译 kǒu yì interpreting
口译员 kǒu yì yuán interpreter/oral translator
口淫 kǒu yín oral sex/fellatio
口音 kǒu yīn oral speech sounds (linguistics)
口音 kǒu yin voice/accent
口语 kǒu yǔ colloquial speech/spoken language/vernacular language/slander/gossip/CL:門|门[mén]
口语沟通 kǒu yǔ gōu tōng oral communication (psychology)
口欲期 kǒu yù qī oral stage (psychology)
口罩 kǒu zhào mask (surgical etc)
口诛笔伐 kǒu zhū bǐ fá to condemn in speech and in writing (idiom)/to denounce by word and pen
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
口足目 kǒu zú mù Stomatopoda, order of marine crustaceans (whose members are called mantis shrimps)
裤口 kù kǒu trouser leg opening
苦口 kǔ kǒu lit. bitter taste (cf good medicine tastes bitter 良藥苦口|良药苦口)/fig. earnestly (of warning, advice)
苦口婆心 kǔ kǒu pó xīn earnest and well-meaning advice (idiom)/to persuade patiently
夸海口 kuā hǎi kǒu to boast/to talk big
夸口 kuā kǒu to boast
夸下海口 kuā xia hǎi kǒu see 誇海口|夸海口[kuā hǎi kǒu]
脍炙人口 kuài zhì rén kǒu appealing to the masses/universally appreciated (idiom)
宽口 kuān kǒu wide mouth
拉家带口 lā jiā dài kǒu to bear the burden of a household (idiom)/encumbered by a family/tied down by family obligations
朗朗上口 lǎng lǎng shàng kǒu to flow right off the tongue (of lyrics or poetry)/to recite with ease/catchy (of a song)
老河口 Lǎo hé kǒu Laohekou county level city in Xiangfan 襄樊[Xiāng fán], Hubei
老河口市 Lǎo hé kǒu shì Laohekou county level city in Xiangfan 襄樊[Xiāng fán], Hubei
老两口儿 lǎo liǎng kǒu er an old married couple
利口酒 lì kǒu jiǔ liquor (loanword)
两口儿 liǎng kǒu er husband and wife/couple
两口子 liǎng kǒu zi husband and wife
良药苦口 liáng yào kǔ kǒu good medicine tastes bitter (idiom)/fig. frank criticism is hard to swallow
裂口 liè kǒu breach/split/rift/vent (volcanic crater)
林口 Lín kǒu Linkou county in Mudanjiang 牡丹江, Heilongjiang/Linkou township in New Taipei City 新北市[Xīn běi shì], Taiwan
林口县 Lín kǒu xiàn Linkou county in Mudanjiang 牡丹江, Heilongjiang
林口乡 Lín kǒu xiāng Linkou township in New Taipei City 新北市[Xīn běi shì], Taiwan
领口 lǐng kǒu collar/neckband/neckline/the place where the two ends of a collar meet
流动人口 liú dòng rén kǒu transient population/floating population
龙口 Lóng kǒu Longkou county level city in Yantai 煙台|烟台, Shandong
龙口夺食 lóng kǒu duó shí to harvest hurriedly before rain comes
龙口市 Lóng kǒu shì Longkou county level city in Yantai 煙台|烟台, Shandong
楼梯口 lóu tī kǒu head of a flight of stairs
路口 lù kǒu crossing/intersection (of roads)
旅顺口 Lǚ shùn kǒu Lüshunkou district of Dalian city 大連市|大连市, Liaoning
旅顺口区 Lǚ shùn kǒu qū Lüshunkou district of Dalian city 大連市|大连市, Liaoning
罗口 luó kǒu rib collar/rib top of socks
骂不绝口 mà bù jué kǒu to scold without end (idiom)/incessant abuse
马口铁 mǎ kǒu tiě tinplate/tin (tin-coated steel)
马路口 mǎ lù kǒu intersection (of roads)
脉口 mài kǒu location on wrist over the radial artery where pulse is taken in TCM
满口 mǎn kǒu a full mouth of (sth physical)/to have the mouth exclusively filled with (a certain language, lies, promises, etc)/(to agree etc) unreservedly
满口称赞 mǎn kǒu chēng zàn to praise profusely
满口答应 mǎn kǒu dā ying to readily consent
满口胡柴 mǎn kǒu hú chái to spout nonsense/to bullshit endlessly
满口胡言 mǎn kǒu hú yán to spout nonsense/to bullshit endlessly
满口谎言 mǎn kǒu huǎng yán to pour out lies
满口应承 mǎn kǒu yìng chéng to promise readily
满口脏话 mǎn kǒu zāng huà to pour out obscenities/filthy mouthed
满口之乎者也 mǎn kǒu zhī hū zhě yě mouth full of literary phrases/to spout the classics
毛口 máo kǒu metal filings (e.g. from a drill or lathe)/burr
每端口价格 měi duān kǒu jià gé price per port
梅河口 Méi hé kǒu Meihekou county level city in Tonghua 通化, Jilin
梅河口市 Méi hé kǒu shì Meihekou county level city in Tonghua 通化, Jilin
没口 méi kǒu unreservedly/profusely
媒体接口连接器 méi tǐ jiē kǒu lián jiē qì medium interface connector
美味可口 měi wèi kě kǒu delicious/tasty
门口 mén kǒu doorway/gate/CL:個|个[gè]
免开尊口 miǎn kāi zūn kǒu keep your thoughts to yourself
庙口 Miào kǒu Miaokou, market district in Keelung, Taiwan
灭口 miè kǒu to kill sb to prevent them from divulging a secret/to silence sb
磨破口舌 mó pò kǒu shé incessant complaining
目瞪口呆 mù dèng kǒu dāi dumbstruck (idiom)/stupefied/stunned
目怔口呆 mù zhēng kǒu dāi lit. eye startled, mouth struck dumb (idiom)/stunned/stupefied
目睁口呆 mù zhēng kǒu dāi stunned/dumbstruck
乃堆拉山口 Nǎi duī lā shān kǒu Nathu La (Himalayan pass on Silk Road between Tibet and Indian Sikkim)
排风口 pái fēng kǒu exhaust vent
排水口 pái shuǐ kǒu plughole/drainage hole
泡泡口香糖 pào pào kǒu xiāng táng bubble-gum
破口 pò kǒu tear or rupture/to have a tear (e.g. in one's clothes)/without restraint (e.g. of swearing)
破口大骂 pò kǒu dà mà to abuse roundly
浦口 Pǔ kǒu Pukou district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏
浦口区 Pǔ kǒu qū Pukou district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏
气口 qì kǒu location on wrist over the radial artery where pulse is taken in TCM
枪口 qiāng kǒu muzzle of a gun
硚口 Qiáo kǒu Qiaokou district of Wuhan city 武漢市|武汉市[Wǔ hàn shì], Hubei
硚口区 Qiáo kǒu qū Qiaokou district of Wuhan city 武漢市|武汉市[Wǔ hàn shì], Hubei
切口 qiē kǒu incision/notch/slit/gash/margin of a page/trimmed edge (of a page in a book)
切口 qiè kǒu slang/argot/private language used as secret code
亲口 qīn kǒu one's own mouth/fig. in one's own words/to say sth personally
轻口薄舌 qīng kǒu bó shé lit. light mouth, thin tongue (idiom)/hasty and rude/caustic and sharp-tongued
缺口 quē kǒu nick/jag/gap/shortfall
髯口 rán kou artificial beard worn by Chinese opera actors
绕口令 rào kǒu lìng tongue-twister
人口 rén kǒu population/people
人口稠密 rén kǒu chóu mì populous
人口调查 rén kǒu diào chá census
人口贩运 rén kǒu fàn yùn trafficking in persons/human trafficking
人口密度 rén kǒu mì dù population density
人口普查 rén kǒu pǔ chá census
人口数 rén kǒu shù population
人口统计学 rén kǒu tǒng jì xué population studies/population statistics
人口学 rén kǒu xué demography
入风口 rù fēng kǒu air intake vent
入海口 rù hǎi kǒu estuary
入口 rù kǒu entrance/to import
入口就化 rù kǒu jiù huà to melt in one's mouth
入口网 rù kǒu wǎng Web portal/(enterprise) portal
入口页 rù kǒu yè web portal
软口盖 ruǎn kǒu gài soft palate/velum
三岔口 Sān chà kǒu At the Crossroads, famous opera, based on a story from 水滸傳|水浒传[Shuǐ hǔ Zhuàn]
三缄其口 sān jiān qí kǒu (idiom) reluctant to speak about it/tight-lipped
纱布口罩 shā bù kǒu zhào gauze mask
沙河口区 Shā hé kǒu qū Shahekou district of Dalian 大連市|大连市[Dà lián shì], Liaoning
沙井口 shā jǐng kǒu manhole
山口 Shān kǒu Yamaguchi (Japanese surname and place name)/Yamaguchi prefecture in southwest of Japan's main island Honshū 本州[Běn zhōu]
山口 shān kǒu mountain pass
山口县 Shān kǒu xiàn Yamaguchi prefecture in southwest of Japan's main island Honshū 本州[Běn zhōu]
山口洋 Shān kǒu yáng Singkawang city (Kalimantan, Indonesia)
上海振华港口机械 Shàng hǎi Zhèn huá Gǎng kǒu Jī xiè Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Company
上口 shàng kǒu to be able to read aloud fluently/to be suitable (easy enough) for reading aloud
伤口 shāng kǒu wound/cut
上口齿 shàng kǒu chǐ supraoral tooth
牲口 shēng kou animals used for their physical strength (mules, oxen etc)/beast of burden
失口 shī kǒu slip of the tongue/indiscretion/to blurt out a secret
矢口否认 shǐ kǒu fǒu rèn to deny flatly
十字路口 shí zì lù kǒu crossroads/intersection
收口 shōu kǒu to cast off (in knitting)/to sew a finishing hem/to close up (of wound)/to heal
守口如瓶 shǒu kǒu rú píng lit. to guard one's mouth like a closed bottle (idiom)/tight-lipped/reticent/not breathing a word
售票口 shòu piào kǒu ticket window
手足口病 shǒu zú kǒu bìng hand foot and mouth disease, HFMD, caused by a number of intestinal viruses, usually affecting young children
手足口症 shǒu zú kǒu zhèng human hand foot and mouth disease, a viral infection
数据接口 shù jù jiē kǒu data interface
漱口 shù kǒu to rinse one's mouth/to gargle
舒一口气 shū yī kǒu qì to heave a sigh of relief
爽口 shuǎng kǒu fresh and tasty
水道口 shuǐ dào kǒu mouth of sewer
顺口 shùn kǒu to read smoothly (of text)/to blurt out (without thinking)/to suit one's taste (of food)
顺口溜 shùn kǒu liū popular piece of doggerel/common phrase repeated as a jingle
松口 sōng kǒu to let go of sth held in one's mouth/(fig.) to relent/to yield
松口蘑 sōng kǒu mó matsutake (Tricholoma matsutake), edible mushroom considered a great delicacy in Japan
松一口气 sōng yī kǒu qì to heave a sigh of relief
俗谚口碑 sú yàn kǒu bēi common sayings (idiom)/widely circulated proverbs
随口 suí kǒu (speak) without thinking the matter through
随口胡诌 suí kǒu hú zhōu to talk random nonsense (idiom)/to say whatever comes into one's head
探口风 tàn kǒu fēng to sound out opinions/to get sb's views by polite or indirect questioning
探口气 tàn kǒu qì to sound out opinions/to get sb's views by polite or indirect questioning/also written 探口風|探口风[tàn kǒu fēng]
淌口水 tǎng kǒu shuǐ to let saliva dribble from the mouth/to slobber
套口供 tào kǒu gòng to trap a suspect into a confession
挑口板 tiāo kǒu bǎn fascia/eaves board
同步口译 tóng bù kǒu yì simultaneous interpretation (Tw)
通风口 tōng fēng kǒu air vent/opening for ventilation
桶口 tǒng kǒu bunghole/see 桶孔[tǒng kǒng]
通商口岸 tōng shāng kǒu àn treaty port, forced on Qing China by the 19th century Great Powers
统一口径 tǒng yī kǒu jìng lit. one-track path/fig. to adopt a unified approach to discussing an issue/to sing from the same hymn-sheet
投币口 tóu bì kǒu coin slot
吐口 tǔ kǒu to spit/fig. to spit out (a request, an agreement etc)
拖家带口 tuō jiā dài kǒu dragged down by having a family to feed
脱口 tuō kǒu to blurt out
脱口而出 tuō kǒu ér chū to blurt out/to let slip (an indiscreet remark)
脱口秀 tuō kǒu xiù (loanword) talk show/stand-up comedy
网管接口 wǎng guǎn jiē kǒu network management interface
胃口 wèi kǒu appetite/liking
五道口 Wǔ dào kǒu Wudaokou neighborhood of Beijing
五口通商 wǔ kǒu tōng shāng the five treaty ports forced on Qing China by the 1842 treaty of Nanjing 南京條約|南京条约 that concluded the First Opium War, namely: Guangzhou 廣州|广州, Fuzhou 福州, Ningbo 寧波|宁波, Xiamen or Amoy 廈門|厦门 and Shanghai 上海
溪口 Xī kǒu Xikou or Hsikou township in Chiayi county 嘉義縣|嘉义县[Jiā yì xiàn], west Taiwan
吸口 xī kǒu sucker mouth
溪口乡 Xī kǒu xiāng Xikou or Hsikou township in Chiayi county 嘉義縣|嘉义县[Jiā yì xiàn], west Taiwan
闲口 xián kǒu idle talk
香口胶 xiāng kǒu jiāo chewing gum
笑口弥勒 Xiào kǒu Mí lè laughing Maitreya
小两口 xiǎo liǎng kǒu (coll.) young married couple
小两口儿 xiǎo liǎng kǒu er erhua variant of 小兩口|小两口[xiǎo liǎng kǒu]
携家带口 xié jiā dài kǒu to take all one's family along (idiom)/encumbered by a family/tied down by family obligations
心服口服 xīn fú kǒu fú to accept wholeheartedly/to embrace/to be won over
信口 xìn kǒu to blurt sth out/to open one's mouth without thinking
心口 xīn kǒu pit of the stomach/solar plexus/words and thoughts
心口不一 xīn kǒu bù yī heart and mouth at variance (idiom)/keeping one's real intentions to oneself/saying one thing but meaning sth different
信口雌黄 xìn kǒu cí huáng to speak off the cuff/to casually opine
信口胡说 xìn kǒu hú shuō to speak without thinking/to blurt sth out
信口开合 xìn kǒu kāi hé variant of 信口開河|信口开河[xìn kǒu kāi hé]
信口开河 xìn kǒu kāi hé to speak without thinking (idiom)/to blurt sth out
心口如一 xīn kǒu rú yī lit. heart and mouth as one (idiom)/to say what you think/honest and straightforward
心直口快 xīn zhí kǒu kuài frank and outspoken (idiom)/straight speaking/to say what one thinks
心拙口夯 xīn zhuō kǒu bèn variant of 心拙口笨[xīn zhuō kǒu bèn]
心拙口笨 xīn zhuō kǒu bèn dull-witted and tongue-tied
胸口 xiōng kǒu pit of the stomach
袖口 xiù kǒu cuff
羞口难开 xiū kǒu nán kāi to be too embarrassed for words (idiom)
血口 xuè kǒu bloody mouth (from devouring freshly killed prey)
血口喷人 xuè kǒu pēn rén to spit blood (idiom)/venomous slander/malicious attacks
血盆大口 xuè pén dà kǒu bloody mouth wide open like a sacrificial bowl (idiom)/ferocious mouth of beast of prey/fig. greedy exploiter/rapacious aggressor
巡回分析端口 xún huí fēn xī duān kǒu Roving Analysis Port/RAP
哑口 yǎ kǒu as if dumb/speechless
垭口 yā kǒu (dialect) narrow mountain pass
哑口无言 yǎ kǒu wú yán dumbstruck and unable to reply (idiom)/left speechless/at a loss for words
觃口 Yàn kǒu Yankou, village in Zhejiang Province
养家糊口 yǎng jiā hú kǒu to support one's family (idiom)/to have difficulty feeding a family
养家活口 yǎng jiā huó kǒu to support one's family (idiom)
羊入虎口 yáng rù hǔ kǒu lit. a lamb in a tiger's den (idiom)/fig. to tread dangerous ground
野口 Yě kǒu Noguchi (Japanese surname)
叶口蝠科 yè kǒu fú kē Phyllostomatidae (zoology)
一口 yī kǒu readily/flatly (deny, admit and so on)/a mouthful/a bite
一口吃不成胖子 yī kǒu chī bù chéng pàng zi lit. you cannot get fat with only one mouthful (proverb)/fig. learn to walk before you run
一口吃个胖子 yī kǒu chī ge pàng zi lit. to want to get fat with only one mouthful (proverb)/fig. to try to achieve one's goal in the shortest time possible/to be impatient for success
一口气 yī kǒu qì one breath/in one breath/at a stretch
一口气儿 yī kǒu qì er erhua variant of 一口氣|一口气[yī kǒu qì]
异口同声 yì kǒu tóng shēng different mouths, same voice/to speak in unison (idiom)
一口咬定 yī kǒu yǎo dìng to arbitrarily assert/to allege/to stick to one's statement/to cling to one's view
以免借口 yǐ miǎn jiè kǒu to remove sth that could be used as a pretext (idiom)
贻人口实 yí rén kǒu shí to make oneself an object of ridicule
以太网络端口 yǐ tài wǎng luò duān kǒu Ethernet port
阴道口 yīn dào kǒu female external genitalia (anatomy)/vulva
营口 Yíng kǒu Yingkou prefecture level city in Liaoning province 遼寧省|辽宁省 in northeast China
营口市 Yíng kǒu shì Yingkou prefecture level city in Liaoning province 遼寧省|辽宁省 in northeast China
樱桃小口 yīng táo xiǎo kǒu see 櫻桃小嘴|樱桃小嘴[yīng táo xiǎo zuǐ]
用户到网络的接口 yòng hù dào wǎng luò de jiē kǒu User-Network Interface/UNI
用户到网络接口 yòng hù dào wǎng luò jiē kǒu user-network interface/UNI
有口皆碑 yǒu kǒu jiē bēi every voice gives praise (idiom)/with an extensive public reputation
有口无心 yǒu kǒu wú xīn to speak harshly but without any bad intent (idiom)
予人口实 yǔ rén kǒu shí to give cause for gossip
圆口纲脊椎动物 yuán kǒu gāng jǐ zhuī dòng wù cyclostome (marine biology)
在枪口 zài qiāng kǒu at gunpoint
赞不绝口 zàn bù jué kǒu to praise without cease (idiom)/praise sb to high heaven
赞不绝口 zàn bù jué kǒu to praise without cease (idiom)/praise sb to high heaven
闸口 Zhá kǒu area in the Shangcheng district of Hangzhou
闸口 zhá kǒu open sluice gate/(toll) station/boarding gate (airport etc)/(fig.) gateway (access point)
张家口 Zhāng jiā kǒu Zhangjiakou prefecture level city in Hebei
张家口地区 Zhāng jiā kǒu dì qū Zhangjiakou prefecture in Hebei
张家口市 Zhāng jiā kǒu shì Zhangjiakou prefecture level city in Hebei
张口 zhāng kǒu to open one's mouth (to eat, speak etc)/to gape/to start talking (esp. to make a request)
张口结舌 zhāng kǒu jié shé agape and tongue-tied (idiom)/at a loss for words/gaping and speechless
找借口 zhǎo jiè kǒu to look for a pretext
中国进出口银行 Zhōng guó Jìn chū kǒu Yín háng The Export-Import Bank of China (state-owned bank)
中国精密机械进出口公司 Zhōng guó Jīng mì Jī xiè Jìn Chū kǒu Gōng sī China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC)
中航技进出口有限责任公司 Zhōng háng jì Jìn chū kǒu Yǒu xiàn Zé rèn Gōng sī China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC)
众口皆碑 zhòng kǒu jiē bēi to be praised by everyone
众口难调 zhòng kǒu nán tiáo it's difficult to please everyone (idiom)
众口铄金 zhòng kǒu shuò jīn lit. public opinion is powerful enough to melt metal (idiom)/fig. public clamor can obscure the actual truth/mass spreading of rumors can confuse right and wrong
众口同声 zhòng kǒu tóng shēng (of people) to be of one voice (idiom)/unanimous
重口味 zhòng kǒu wèi (slang) intense/hardcore
众口一词 zhòng kǒu yī cí all of one voice/unanimous
周口 Zhōu kǒu prefecture level city in east Henan 河南
周口地区 Zhōu kǒu dì qū Zhoukou prefecture in Henan
周口店 Zhōu kǒu diàn Zhoukoudian prehistoric site in Fangshan district 房山區|房山区[Fáng shān qū], Beijing
周口市 Zhōu kǒu shì Zhoukou prefecture level city in east Henan 河南
住口 zhù kǒu shut up/shut your mouth/stop talking
转口 zhuǎn kǒu entrepot/transit (of goods)/(coll.) to deny/to go back on one's word
总人口 zǒng rén kǒu total population
左口鱼 zuǒ kǒu yú flounder

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