power; influence; potential; momentum; tendency; trend; situation; conditions; outward appearance; sign; gesture; male genitals

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病势 病勢 bing4 shi4
degree of seriousness of an illness; patient's condition

财势 財勢 cai2 shi4
wealth and influence

趁势 趁勢 chen4 shi4
to take advantage of a favorable situation; to seize an opportunity

乘势 乘勢 cheng2 shi4
to seize the opportunity; to strike while the iron is hot

磁动势 磁動勢 ci2 dong4 shi4
magnetomotive force

打把势 打把勢 da3 ba3 shi5
drill (in sword play); to thrash around; to demonstrate gymnastic skills; to solicit financial help (in an indirect way); to show off

大势所趋 大勢所趨 da4 shi4 suo3 qu1
general trend; irresistible trend

大势至菩萨 大勢至菩薩 da4 shi4 zhi4 pu2 sa4
Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva, the Great Strength Bodhisattva

大张声势 大張聲勢 da4 zhang1 sheng1 shi4
to spread one's voice wide (idiom); wide publicity

歹势 歹勢 dai3 shi4
excuse me; to be sorry; (Taiwanese, POJ pr. )

道高益安,势高益危 道高益安,勢高益危 dao4 gao1 yi4 an1 - shi4 gao1 yi4 wei1
More moral strength increases one's safety, more power and influence increases one's danger (idiom, from Records of the Historian 史記|史记). cf Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it (William Pitt the Elder, 1770).

得势 得勢 de2 shi4
to win power; to get authority; to become dominant

地势 地勢 di4 shi4
terrain; topography relief

电动势 電動勢 dian4 dong4 shi4
electromotive force

鼎足之势 鼎足之勢 ding3 zu2 zhi1 shi4
competition between three rivals; tripartite confrontation

定势 定勢 ding4 shi4
attitude; mindset; prejudice

东势 東勢 dong1 shi4
Dongshi or Tungshih township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan

东势乡 東勢鄉 dong1 shi4 xiang1
Dongshi or Tungshih township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan

东势镇 東勢鎮 dong1 shi4 zhen4
Tungshih town in Taichung county 臺中縣|台中县, Taiwan

恶势力 惡勢力 e4 shi4 li4
evil forces; criminal elements

反动势力 反動勢力 fan3 dong4 shi4 li5
reactionary forces (esp. in Marxist rhetoric)

反时势 反時勢 fan3 shi2 shi4

攻势 攻勢 gong1 shi4
(military) offensive

狗仗人势 狗仗人勢 gou3 zhang4 ren2 shi4
a dog threatens based on master's power (idiom); to use one's position to bully others

国势 國勢 guo2 shi4
national strength; situation in a state

国势日衰 國勢日衰 guo2 shi4 ri4 shuai1
national decline

核均势 核均勢 he2 jun1 shi4
nuclear parity

核势 核勢 he2 shi4
nuclear potential

花把势 花把勢 hua1 ba3 shi4
expert flower grower

欢势 歡勢 huan1 shi5
lively; full of vigor; vibrant; spirited

火势 火勢 huo3 shi4
intensity of a fire; lively; flourishing

架势 架勢 jia4 shi5
attitude; position (on an issue etc)

借势 借勢 jie4 shi4
to borrow sb's authority; to seize an opportunity

局势 局勢 ju2 shi4
situation; state (of affairs)

均势 均勢 jun1 shi4
equilibrium of forces; balance of power

军势 軍勢 jun1 shi4
army strength; military prowess or potential

拉开架势 拉開架勢 la1 kai1 jia4 shi5
to assume a fighting stance; (fig.) to take the offensive

来势 來勢 lai2 shi4
momentum of sth approaching

劣势 劣勢 lie4 shi4
inferior; disadvantaged

派势 派勢 pai4 shi4
style; manner

破竹之势 破竹之勢 po4 zhu2 zhi1 shi4
lit. a force to smash bamboo (idiom); fig. irresistible force

气势 氣勢 qi4 shi4
imposing manner; loftiness; grandeur; energetic looks; vigor

气势宏伟 氣勢宏偉 qi4 shi4 hong2 wei3
imposing; majestic

气势凌人 氣勢凌人 qi4 shi4 ling2 ren2
arrogant and overbearing

气势汹汹 氣勢洶洶 qi4 shi4 xiong1 xiong1
aggressive; truculent; overbearing

强势 強勢 qiang2 shi4
strong; powerful; (linguistics) emphatic; intensive

情势 情勢 qing2 shi4
situation; circumstance

趋势 趨勢 qu1 shi4
trend; tendency

趋炎附势 趨炎附勢 qu1 yan2 fu4 shi4
to curry favor (idiom); playing up to those in power; social climbing

去势 去勢 qu4 shi4
to neuter; neutered

权势 權勢 quan2 shi4
power; influence

人多势众 人多勢眾 ren2 duo1 shi4 zhong4
many men, a great force (idiom); many hands provide great strength; There is safety in numbers.

人势 人勢 ren2 shi4
(human) penis (TCM)

弱势 弱勢 ruo4 shi4
vulnerable; weak

弱势群体 弱勢群體 ruo4 shi4 qun2 ti3
disadvantaged social groups (e.g. the handicapped); the economically and politically marginalized; the dispossessed

山势 山勢 shan1 shi4
topography of a mountain; features of a mountain

伤势 傷勢 shang1 shi4
condition of an injury

上升趋势 上升趨勢 shang4 sheng1 qu1 shi4
an upturn; an upward trend

上扬趋势 上揚趨勢 shang4 yang2 qu1 shi4
upward trend; rising tendency

审度时势 審度時勢 shen3 duo2 shi2 shi4
to examine and judge the situation

审时度势 審時度勢 shen3 shi2 duo2 shi4
to judge the hour and size up the situation; to take stock

声势 聲勢 sheng1 shi4
fame and power; prestige; influence; impetus; momentum

时势 時勢 shi2 shi4
current situation; circumstances; current trend

时势造英雄 時勢造英雄 shi2 shi4 zao4 ying1 xiong2
Time makes the man (idiom). The trend of events brings forth the hero.

势必 勢必 shi4 bi4
to be bound to; undoubtedly will

势不可当 勢不可當 shi4 bu4 ke3 dang1
impossible to resist (idiom); an irresistible force

势不可挡 勢不可擋 shi4 bu4 ke3 dang3
see 勢不可當|势不可当

势不两立 勢不兩立 shi4 bu4 liang3 li4
the two cannot exist together (idiom); irreconcilable differences; incompatible standpoints

势成骑虎 勢成騎虎 shi4 cheng2 qi2 hu3
if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfway

势降 勢降 shi4 jiang4
potential drop (elec.)

势阱 勢阱 shi4 jing3
potential well (physics)

势均力敌 勢均力敵 shi4 jun1 li4 di2
evenly matched (idiom)

势利 勢利 shi4 li4

势利眼 勢利眼 shi4 li4 yan3
to be self-interested

势力 勢力 shi4 li5
power; (ability to) influence

势利小人 勢利小人 shi4 li5 xiao3 ren2

势能 勢能 shi4 neng2
potential energy

势如破竹 勢如破竹 shi4 ru2 po4 zhu2
like a hot knife through butter (idiom); with irresistible force

事势 事勢 shi4 shi4
state of affairs

势态 勢態 shi4 tai4
situation; state

势头 勢頭 shi4 tou2
power; momentum; tendency; impetus; situation; the look of things

势要 勢要 shi4 yao4
influential figure; powerful person

势在必得 勢在必得 shi4 zai4 bi4 de2
to be determined to win (idiom)

势在必行 勢在必行 shi4 zai4 bi4 xing2
circumstances require action (idiom); absolutely necessary; imperative

势子 勢子 shi4 zi5
gesture; posture

势族 勢族 shi4 zu2
influential family; powerful clan

手势 手勢 shou3 shi4
gesture; sign; signal

守势 守勢 shou3 shi4
defensive position; guard

顺势 順勢 shun4 shi4
to take advantage; to seize an opportunity; in passing; without taking extra trouble; conveniently

顺势疗法 順勢療法 shun4 shi4 liao2 fa3
homeopathy (alternative medicine)

态势 態勢 tai4 shi4
posture; situation

体势 體勢 ti3 shi4

颓势 頹勢 tui2 shi4
decline (in fortune)

威势 威勢 wei1 shi4
might; power and influence

销势 銷勢 xiao1 shi4

星座运势 星座運勢 xing1 zuo4 yun4 shi4
(Western-style) horoscope

形势 形勢 xing2 shi4
circumstances; situation; terrain

形势严峻 形勢嚴峻 xing2 shi4 yan2 jun4
in grave difficulties; the situation is grim

虚张声势 虛張聲勢 xu1 zhang1 sheng1 shi4
(false) bravado; to bluff

蓄势待发 蓄勢待發 xu4 shi4 dai4 fa1
to wait for action after having accumulated power, energy etc

宣传攻势 宣傳攻勢 xuan1 chuan2 gong1 shi4
marketing campaign

伊势丹 伊勢丹 yi1 shi4 dan1
Isetan, Japanese department store

因势利导 因勢利導 yin1 shi4 li4 dao3
to take advantage of the new situation (idiom); to make the best of new opportunities

优势 優勢 you1 shi4
superiority; dominance; advantage

有钱有势 有錢有勢 you3 qian2 you3 shi4
rich and powerful (idiom)

有权势者 有權勢者 you3 quan2 shi4 zhe3
person in power; the one with authority; the guy in charge

运势 運勢 yun4 shi4
horoscope; one's fortune

造势 造勢 zao4 shi4
to boost support or interest; to campaign; to promote

占优势 佔優勢 zhan4 you1 shi4
to predominate; to occupy a dominant position

长势 長勢 zhang3 shi4
how well a crop (or plant) is growing; growth

涨势 漲勢 zhang3 shi4
rising trend; upward momentum (e.g. in prices)

涨姿势 漲姿勢 zhang3 zi1 shi4
Internet slang for 長知識|长知识

仗势 仗勢 zhang4 shi4
to rely on power

仗势欺人 仗勢欺人 zhang4 shi4 qi1 ren2
to take advantage of one's position to bully people (idiom); to kick people around

阵势 陣勢 zhen4 shi4
battle array; disposition of forces; situation; circumstance

装腔作势 裝腔作勢 zhuang1 qiang1 zuo4 shi4
posturing; pretentious; affected

姿势 姿勢 zi1 shi4
posture; position

走势 走勢 zou3 shi4
tendency; trend; path

作势 作勢 zuo4 shi4
to adopt an attitude; to strike a posture

做张做势 做張做勢 zuo4 zhang1 zuo4 shi4
to put on an act (idiom); to pose; to show theatrical affectation; to indulge in histrionics