(huī)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. ash
  2. gray (grey)
  3. dust
  4. lime

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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
灰心 huī xīn lose heart/be discouraged
灰尘 huīchén dust/dirt
暗灰鹃䴗 àn huī juān jú (bird species of China) black-winged cuckooshrike (Coracina melaschistos)
不费吹灰之力 bù fèi chuī huī zhī lì as easy as blowing off dust/effortless/with ease
草木灰 cǎo mù huī plant ash
草原灰伯劳 cǎo yuán huī bó láo (bird species of China) steppe grey shrike (Lanius pallidirostris)
吹灰 chuī huī to blow away dust
吹灰之力 chuī huī zhī lì as easy as pie
大灰狼 dà huī láng big bad wolf
大灰啄木鸟 dà huī zhuó mù niǎo (bird species of China) great slaty woodpecker (Mulleripicus pulverulentus)
淡灰眉岩鹀 dàn huī méi yán wú (bird species of China) rock bunting (Emberiza cia)
法网灰灰,疏而不漏 fǎ wǎng huī huī, shū ér bù lòu The net of justice is wide, but no-one escapes.
放射性落下灰 fàng shè xìng luò xià huī radioactive fallout
骨灰 gǔ huī bone ash/ashes of the dead
骨灰盒 gǔ huī hé box for bone ashes/funerary casket
骨灰龛 gǔ huī kān columbarium
硅灰石 guī huī shí wollastonite CaSiO3
褐灰雀 hè huī què (bird species of China) brown bullfinch (Pyrrhula nipalensis)
红腹灰雀 hóng fù huī què (bird species of China) Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
红头灰雀 hóng tóu huī què (bird species of China) red-headed bullfinch (Pyrrhula erythrocephala)
灰暗 huī àn dull gray/drab/murky
灰白 huī bái colored/ash-colored
灰白喉林莺 huī bái hóu lín yīng (bird species of China) common whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
灰白色 huī bái sè ash gray
灰斑鸻 huī bān héng (bird species of China) grey plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
灰斑鸠 huī bān jiū (bird species of China) Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
灰瓣蹼鹬 huī bàn pǔ yù (bird species of China) red phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)
灰斑鹟 huī bān wēng (bird species of China) grey-streaked flycatcher (Muscicapa griseisticta)
灰背伯劳 huī bèi bó láo (bird species of China) grey-backed shrike (Lanius tephronotus)
灰背鸫 huī bèi dōng (bird species of China) grey-backed thrush (Turdus hortulorum)
灰背椋鸟 huī bèi liáng niǎo (bird species of China) white-shouldered starling (Sturnia sinensis)
灰背鸥 huī bèi ōu (bird species of China) slaty-backed gull (Larus schistisagus)
灰背隼 huī bèi sǔn (bird species of China) merlin (Falco columbarius)
灰背燕尾 huī bèi yàn wěi (bird species of China) slaty-backed forktail (Enicurus schistaceus)
灰伯劳 huī bó láo (bird species of China) great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor)
灰不喇唧 huī bù lǎ jī dull gray/gray and loathsome
灰不溜丢 huī bu liū diū gloomy and dull (idiom)/boring and gray/unpleasantly murky
灰不溜秋 huī bu liū qiū see 灰不溜丟|灰不溜丢[huī bu liū diū]
灰菜 huī cài fat hen (Chenopodium album), edible annual plant
灰尘 huī chén dust
灰翅鸫 huī chì dōng (bird species of China) grey-winged blackbird (Turdus boulboul)
灰翅鸥 huī chì ōu (bird species of China) glaucous-winged gull (Larus glaucescens)
灰赤杨 huī chì yáng gray alder (Alnus incana)/speckled alder
灰翅噪鹛 huī chì zào méi (bird species of China) moustached laughingthrush (Garrulax cineraceus)
灰度 huī dù grayscale
灰短脚鹎 huī duǎn jiǎo bēi (bird species of China) ashy bulbul (Hemixos flavala)
灰飞烟灭 huī fēi yān miè lit. scattered ashes and dispersed smoke (idiom)/fig. to be annihilated/to vanish in a puff of smoke
灰腹地莺 huī fù dì yīng (bird species of China) grey-bellied tesia (Tesia cyaniventer)
灰腹角雉 huī fù jiǎo zhì (bird species of China) Blyth's tragopan (Tragopan blythii)
灰腹绣眼鸟 huī fù xiù yǎn niǎo (bird species of China) oriental white-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)
灰腹噪鹛 huī fù zào méi (bird species of China) brown-cheeked laughingthrush (Trochalopteron henrici)
灰姑娘 Huī gū niang Cinderella/a sudden rags-to-riches celebrity
灰冠鹟莺 huī guān wēng yīng (bird species of China) grey-crowned warbler (Seicercus tephrocephalus)
灰冠鸦雀 huī guān yā què (bird species of China) Przevalski's parrotbill (Sinosuthora przewalskii)
灰鹤 huī hè (bird species of China) common crane (Grus grus)
灰喉柳莺 huī hóu liǔ yīng (bird species of China) ashy-throated warbler (Phylloscopus maculipennis)
灰喉山椒鸟 huī hóu shān jiāo niǎo (bird species of China) grey-chinned minivet (Pericrocotus solaris)
灰喉鸦雀 huī hóu yā què (bird species of China) ashy-throated parrotbill (Sinosuthora alphonsiana)
灰喉针尾雨燕 huī hóu zhēn wěi yǔ yàn (bird species of China) silver-backed needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis)
灰鹱 huī hù (bird species of China) sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus)
灰鹡鸰 huī jí líng (bird species of China) grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
灰浆 huī jiāng mortar (for masonry)
灰脚柳莺 huī jiǎo liǔ yīng (bird species of China) pale-legged leaf warbler (Phylloscopus tenellipes)
灰烬 huī jìn ashes
灰颈鹀 huī jǐng wú (bird species of China) grey-necked bunting (Emberiza buchanani)
灰卷尾 huī juǎn wěi (bird species of China) ashy drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)
灰孔雀雉 huī kǒng què zhì (bird species of China) grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum)
灰眶雀鹛 huī kuàng què méi (bird species of China) David's fulvetta (Alcippe davidi)
灰蓝姬鹟 huī lán jī wēng (bird species of China) slaty-blue flycatcher (Ficedula tricolor)
灰蓝山雀 huī lán shān què (bird species of China) azure tit (Cyanistes cyanus)
灰脸?鹰 huī liǎn kuáng yīng (bird species of China) grey-faced buzzard (Butastur indicus)
灰脸鹟莺 huī liǎn wēng yīng (bird species of China) grey-cheeked warbler (Seicercus poliogenys)
灰椋鸟 huī liáng niǎo (bird species of China) white-cheeked starling (Spodiopsar cineraceus)
灰猎犬 huī liè quǎn greyhound
灰林鵖 huī lín bī (bird species of China) grey bush chat (Saxicola ferreus)
灰林鸽 huī lín gē (bird species of China) ashy wood pigeon (Columba pulchricollis)
灰林鸮 huī lín xiāo (bird species of China) Himalayan owl (Strix nivicolum)
灰领 huī lǐng gray collar/specialist/technical worker/engineer
灰溜溜 huī liū liū dull gray/gloomy/dejected/crestfallen/with one's tail between one's legs
灰柳莺 huī liǔ yīng (bird species of China) sulphur-bellied warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus)
灰霾 huī mái dust haze/dust storm
灰獴 huī měng gray mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii)
灰蒙蒙 huī mēng mēng dusky/overcast (of weather)
灰泥 huī ní plaster/mortar
灰皮诺 Huī pí nuò Pinot gris (grape type)/Pinot grigio
灰奇鹛 huī qí méi (bird species of China) grey sibia (Heterophasia gracilis)
灰色 huī sè gray/ash gray/grizzly/pessimistic/gloomy/dispirited/ambiguous
灰色地带 huī sè dì dài gray area
灰山鹑 huī shān chún (bird species of China) grey partridge (Perdix perdix)
灰山椒鸟 huī shān jiāo niǎo (bird species of China) ashy minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus)
灰树鹊 huī shù què (bird species of China) grey treepie (Dendrocitta formosae)
灰水 huī shuǐ gray water
灰头斑翅鹛 huī tóu bān chì méi (bird species of China) streaked barwing (Actinodura souliei)
灰头鸫 huī tóu dōng (bird species of China) chestnut thrush (Turdus rubrocanus)
灰头灰雀 huī tóu huī què (bird species of China) grey-headed bullfinch (Pyrrhula erythaca)
灰头椋鸟 huī tóu liáng niǎo (bird species of China) chestnut-tailed starling (Sturnia malabarica)
灰头柳莺 huī tóu liǔ yīng (bird species of China) grey-hooded warbler (Phylloscopus xanthoschistos)
灰头绿鸠 huī tóu lǜ jiū (bird species of China) ashy-headed green pigeon (Treron phayrei)
灰头麦鸡 huī tóu mài jī (bird species of China) grey-headed lapwing (Vanellus cinereus)
灰头雀鹛 huī tóu què méi (bird species of China) Yunnan fulvetta (Alcippe fratercula)
灰头薮鹛 huī tóu sǒu méi (bird species of China) red-faced liocichla (Liocichla phoenicea)
灰头土脸 huī tóu tǔ liǎn head and face filthy with grime (idiom)/covered in dirt/dejected and depressed
灰头鹀 huī tóu wú (bird species of China) black-faced bunting (Emberiza spodocephala)
灰头鸦雀 huī tóu yā què (bird species of China) grey-headed parrotbill (Psittiparus gularis)
灰头鹦鹉 huī tóu yīng wǔ (bird species of China) grey-headed parakeet (Psittacula finschii)
灰头啄木鸟 huī tóu zhuó mù niǎo (bird species of China) grey-headed woodpecker (Picus canus)
灰土 Huī tǔ Spodosols (Chinese Soil Taxonomy)
灰土 huī tǔ dust
灰尾漂鹬 huī wěi piāo yù (bird species of China) grey-tailed tattler (Tringa brevipes)
灰鹀 huī wú (bird species of China) grey bunting (Emberiza variabilis)
灰喜鹊 huī xǐ què (bird species of China) azure-winged magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)
灰胁噪鹛 huī xié zào méi (bird species of China) grey-sided laughingthrush (Garrulax caerulatus)
灰心 huī xīn to lose heart/to be discouraged
灰心丧气 huī xīn sàng qì downhearted/downcast/in despair
灰熊 huī xióng grizzly bear
灰胸薮鹛 huī xiōng sǒu méi (bird species of China) Emei Shan liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis)
灰胸竹鸡 huī xiōng zhú jī (bird species of China) Chinese bamboo partridge (Bambusicola thoracicus)
灰岩 huī yán limestone/CL:塊|块[kuài]
灰雁 huī yàn (bird species of China) greylag goose (Anser anser)
灰岩残丘 huī yán cán qiū mogote (steep-sided pointed hill in karst landform)
灰眼短脚鹎 huī yǎn duǎn jiǎo bēi (bird species of China) grey-eyed bulbul (Iole propinqua)
灰燕鸻 huī yàn héng (bird species of China) small pratincole (Glareola lactea)
灰岩鹪鹛 huī yán jiāo méi (bird species of China) limestone wren-babbler (Napothera crispifrons)
灰燕䴗 huī yàn jú (bird species of China) ashy woodswallow (Artamus fuscus)
灰岩柳莺 huī yán liǔ yīng (bird species of China) limestone leaf warbler (Phylloscopus calciatilis)
火山灰 huǒ shān huī volcanic ash
火山灰土 Huǒ shān Huī tǔ Andosols (Chinese Soil Taxonomy)
脊灰 jǐ huī polio/abbr. for 脊髓灰質炎|脊髓灰质炎[jǐ suǐ huī zhì yán]
脊髓灰质炎 jǐ suǐ huī zhì yán poliomyelitis
磷灰粉 lín huī fěn apatite (phosphatic lime)
磷灰石 lín huī shí apatite/phosphatic limestone
煤灰 méi huī soot
面如灰土 miàn rú huī tǔ ashen-faced (idiom)
抹灰 mǒ huī to plaster/to render (a wall)/(fig.) to bring shame on/also pr. [mò huī]
抹一鼻子灰 mǒ yī bí zi huī lit. to rub one's nose with dust/to suffer a snub/to meet with a rebuff
南灰伯劳 nán huī bó láo (bird species of China) southern grey shrike (Lanius meridionalis)
泥灰 ní huī lime plaster (construction)
爬灰 pá huī incest between father-in-law and daughter-in-law/also written 扒灰
扒灰 pá huī incest between father-in-law and daughter-in-law
炮灰 pào huī cannon fodder
碰一鼻子灰 pèng yī bí zi huī lit. to have one's nose rubbed in the dirt/fig. to meet with a sharp rebuff
羟基磷灰石 qiǎng jī lín huī shí hydroxy-apatite (phosphatic lime deposited in bone)
深灰色 shēn huī sè dark gray
圣灰节 shèng huī jié Ash Wednesday (first day of Lent)
圣灰瞻礼日 Shèng huī zhān lǐ rì Ash Wednesday
生石灰 shēng shí huī calcium oxide CaO/quicklime
石灰 shí huī lime (calcium oxide)
石灰华 shí huī huá travertine (geology)/tufa (a type of banded marble)
石灰石 shí huī shí limestone
石灰岩 shí huī yán limestone
熟石灰 shú shí huī slaked lime/hydrated lime
死灰复燃 sǐ huī fù rán lit. ashes burn once more (idiom)/fig. sb lost returns to have influence/sth malevolent returns to haunt one
万念俱灰 wàn niàn jù huī every hope turns to dust (idiom)/completely disheartened
乌灰鸫 wū huī dōng (bird species of China) Japanese thrush (Turdus cardis)
乌灰鹞 wū huī yào (bird species of China) Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus)
乌灰银鸥 wū huī yín ōu (bird species of China) lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus)
小灰山椒鸟 xiǎo huī shān jiāo niǎo (bird species of China) Swinhoe's minivet (Pericrocotus cantonensis)
消石灰 xiāo shí huī calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2/slaked lime
心灰意懒 xīn huī yì lǎn discouraged/downhearted
心灰意冷 xīn huī yì lěng discouraged/downhearted
烟灰 yān huī cigarette ash
烟灰缸 yān huī gāng ashtray
洋灰 yáng huī cement
油灰刀 yóu huī dāo putty knife
纸灰 zhǐ huī ash from burnt paper
珠灰 zhū huī pearl gray

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