to select; to choose; to pick over; to pick out; to differentiate; to eliminate; also pr.

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别无选择 別無選擇 bie2 wu2 xuan3 ze2
to have no other choice

不加选择 不加選擇 bu4 jia1 xuan3 ze2

不择手段 不擇手段 bu4 ze2 shou3 duan4
by fair means or foul; by hook or by crook; unscrupulously

采择 採擇 cai3 ze2
to choose and use; to adopt (a decision)

反转选择 反轉選擇 fan3 zhuan3 xuan3 ze2
to invert the selection (on computer)

饥不择食 飢不擇食 ji1 bu4 ze2 shi2
when hungry, you can't pick what you eat (idiom); beggars can't be choosers; When matters are urgent, don't spend time choosing alternatives.

拣饮择食 揀飲擇食 jian3 yin3 ze2 shi2
to choose one's food carefully; to be picky

抉择 抉擇 jue2 ze2
to choose (literary)

可选择丢弃 可選擇丟棄 ke3 xuan3 ze2 diu1 qi4
discard eligible (Frame Relay); DE

口不择言 口不擇言 kou3 bu4 ze2 yan2
to speak incoherently; to ramble; to talk irresponsibly

口无择言 口無擇言 kou3 wu2 ze2 yan2
to say not a word that is not appropriate (idiom); wrongly used for 口不擇言|口不择言

良禽择木 良禽擇木 liang2 qin2 ze2 mu4
a fine bird chooses a tree to nest in (proverb); fig. a talented person chooses a patron of integrity

良禽择木而栖 良禽擇木而棲 liang2 qin2 ze2 mu4 er2 qi1
a fine bird chooses a tree to nest in (proverb); fig. a talented person chooses a patron of integrity

特异选择 特異選擇 te4 yi4 xuan3 ze2
special choice; special reserve

天择 天擇 tian1 ze2
natural selection

物竞天择 物競天擇 wu4 jing4 tian1 ze2
natural selection

选择 選擇 xuan3 ze2
to select; to pick; choice; option; alternative

选择题 選擇題 xuan3 ze2 ti2
multiple-choice question

选择性 選擇性 xuan3 ze2 xing4
selective; selectiveness; selectivity

择定 擇定 ze2 ding4
to select

择偶 擇偶 ze2 ou3
to choose a spouse

择日 擇日 ze2 ri4
to fix a date (for an event); to select an auspicious date

择善而从 擇善而從 ze2 shan4 er2 cong2
to choose the right course and follow it (idiom)

择善固执 擇善固執 ze2 shan4 gu4 zhi2
to choose what is good and hold fast to it (idiom)

择食 擇食 ze2 shi2
to be picky (food)

择不开 擇不開 zhai2 bu5 kai1
impossible to separate; impossible to disentangle; cannot take time out

择菜 擇菜 zhai2 cai4
to pick the edible part of vegetables

择刺 擇刺 zhai2 ci4
to pick out the bones in a fish

择日子 擇日子 zhai2 ri4 zi5
to pick an auspicious day

张择端 張擇端 zhang1 ze2 duan1
Zhang Zeduan (1085-1145), Song dynasty painter

自然选择 自然選擇 zi4 ran2 xuan3 ze2
natural selection

自由选择权 自由選擇權 zi4 you2 xuan3 ze2 quan2
free agency