desire; appetite; passion; lust; greed

to wish for; to desire; variant of 慾|欲

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饱暖思淫欲,饥寒起盗心 飽暖思淫欲,飢寒起盜心 bao3 nuan3 si1 yin2 yu4 - ji1 han2 qi3 dao4 xin1
lechery springs from warmth and nourishment, kleptomania springs from hunger and cold (idiom)

馋涎欲垂 饞涎欲垂 chan2 xian2 yu4 chui2
see 饞涎欲滴|馋涎欲滴

馋涎欲滴 饞涎欲滴 chan2 xian2 yu4 di1
lit. to drool with desire (idiom); fig. to hunger for; greedy

畅所欲言 暢所欲言 chang4 suo3 yu4 yan2
lit. fluently saying all one wants (idiom); to preach freely on one's favorite topic; to hold forth to one's heart's content

垂涎欲滴 垂涎欲滴 chui2 xian2 yu4 di1
to drool with desire (idiom); to envy; to hunger for

蠢蠢欲动 蠢蠢欲動 chun3 chun3 yu4 dong4
to begin to stir (idiom); to get restless; to become threatening

从心所欲 從心所欲 cong2 xin1 suo3 yu4
whatever you like; to do as one pleases

风雨欲来 風雨欲來 feng1 yu3 yu4 lai2
lit. storm clouds approach; troubles lie ahead (idiom)

肛欲期 肛欲期 gang1 yu4 qi1
anal stage (psychology)

工欲善其事,必先利其器 工欲善其事,必先利其器 gong1 yu4 shan4 qi2 shi4 - bi4 xian1 li4 qi2 qi4
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job

呼之欲出 呼之欲出 hu1 zhi1 yu4 chu1
lit. ready to appear at the call (idiom); fig. on the verge of coming out into the open; (of a person's choice etc) on the point of being disclosed; (of an artistic depiction) vividly portrayed

昏昏欲睡 昏昏欲睡 hun1 hun1 yu4 shui4
drowsy; sleepy (idiom)

几欲 幾欲 ji1 yu4
almost; nearly going to

己所不欲,勿施于人 己所不欲,勿施於人 ji3 suo3 bu4 yu4 - wu4 shi1 yu2 ren2
What you don't want done to you, don't do to others. (idiom, from the Confucian analects); Do as you would be done by.; Do not do to others what you would not have them do to you.

禁欲 禁慾 jin4 yu4
to suppress desire; self-restraint; asceticism

禁欲主义 禁慾主義 jin4 yu4 zhu3 yi4

口腹之欲 口腹之慾 kou3 fu4 zhi1 yu4
desire for good food

口欲期 口欲期 kou3 yu4 qi1
oral stage (psychology)

利欲 利慾 li4 yu4

利欲心 利慾心 li4 yu4 xin1

利欲熏心 利慾薰心 li4 yu4 xun1 xin1
blinded by greed (idiom)

喷薄欲出 噴薄欲出 pen1 bo2 yu4 chu1
to be on the verge of eruption (idiom); (of the sun) to emerge in all its brilliance

情欲 情慾 qing2 yu4
lust; desire; sensual

穷奢极欲 窮奢極欲 qiong2 she1 ji2 yu4
to indulge in a life of luxury (idiom); extreme extravagance

求知欲 求知慾 qiu2 zhi1 yu4
desire for knowledge

权欲熏心 權慾薰心 quan2 yu4 xun1 xin1
obsessed by a craving for power; power hungry

肉欲 肉慾 rou4 yu4
carnal desire

色欲 色慾 se4 yu4
sexual desire; lust

食欲 食慾 shi2 yu4

嗜欲 嗜慾 shi4 yu4

兽欲 獸慾 shou4 yu4
beastly desire

树欲静而风不止 樹欲靜而風不止 shu4 yu4 jing4 er2 feng1 bu4 zhi3
lit. the trees long for peace but the wind will never cease (idiom); fig. the world changes, whether you want it or not

私欲 私欲 si1 yu4
selfish desire

随心所欲 隨心所欲 sui2 xin1 suo3 yu4
to follow one's heart's desires; to do as one pleases (idiom)

贪欲 貪慾 tan1 yu4
greed; avarice; rapacious; avid

痛不欲生 痛不欲生 tong4 bu4 yu4 sheng1
to be so in pain as to not want to live; to be so grieved as to wish one were dead

头痛欲裂 頭痛欲裂 tou2 tong4 yu4 lie4
to have a splitting headache (idiom)

暾欲谷 暾欲穀 tun1 yu4 gu3
Tonyukuk (died c. 724 AD)

望眼欲穿 望眼欲穿 wang4 yan3 yu4 chuan1
to anxiously await

为所欲为 為所欲為 wei2 suo3 yu4 wei2
to do whatever one pleases

我醉欲眠 我醉欲眠 wo3 zui4 yu4 mian2
lit. I'm drunk and would like to sleep (idiom); (used to indicate one's sincere and straightforward nature)

物欲 物欲 wu4 yu4
material desire; craving for material things

物欲世界 物慾世界 wu4 yu4 shi4 jie4
the world of material desires (Buddhism)

泄欲 洩慾 xie4 yu4
to sate one's lust

泄欲工具 洩慾工具 xie4 yu4 gong1 ju4
sexual object

性欲 性慾 xing4 yu4
sexual desire; lust

性欲高潮 性慾高潮 xing4 yu4 gao1 chao2

摇摇欲坠 搖搖欲墜 yao2 yao2 yu4 zhui4
tottering; on the verge of collapse

一逞兽欲 一逞獸欲 yi1 cheng3 shou4 yu4
to give way to one's beastly lust

淫欲 淫慾 yin2 yu4

欲罢不能 欲罷不能 yu4 ba4 bu4 neng2
want to stop but can't (idiom); to be unable to stop oneself; to feel an urge to continue

欲滴 欲滴 yu4 di1
(suffix) replete (with moisture); glistening; plump and tender; lovely; alluring

欲盖弥彰 欲蓋彌彰 yu4 gai4 mi2 zhang1
trying to hide it makes it more conspicuous (idiom); A cover up only makes matters worse.

欲海 欲海 yu4 hai3
ocean of lust (Buddhist term); worldly desires

欲壑难填 慾壑難填 yu4 he4 nan2 tian2
bottomless pit of desire (idiom); insatiable greed; carnal cravings are never satisfied and are a main obstruction on the path to enlightenment

欲火 慾火 yu4 huo3

欲火焚身 慾火焚身 yu4 huo3 fen2 shen1
burning with desire

欲加之罪,何患无辞 欲加之罪,何患無辭 yu4 jia1 zhi1 zui4 - he2 huan4 wu2 ci2
If you want to condemn sb, don't worry about the pretext (idiom, from Zuozhuan 左傳|左传); one can always trump up a charge against sb; Give a dog a bad name, then hang him.

欲经 欲經 yu4 jing1
Kama Sutra

欲绝 欲絕 yu4 jue2
heartbroken; inconsolable

欲念 欲念 yu4 nian4

欲女 欲女 yu4 nv3
sex-crazed woman

欲擒故纵 欲擒故縱 yu4 qin2 gu4 zong4
In order to capture, one must let loose.; to loosen the reins only to grasp them better

欲求 欲求 yu4 qiu2
to desire; wants; appetites

欲取姑与 欲取姑與 yu4 qu3 gu1 yu3
to make concessions for the sake of future gains (idiom)

欲取姑予 欲取姑予 yu4 qu3 gu1 yu3
variant of 欲取姑與|欲取姑与; to make concessions for the sake of future gains (idiom)

欲善其事,必先利其器 欲善其事,必先利其器 yu4 shan4 qi2 shi4 - bi4 xian1 li4 qi2 qi4
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job

欲速而不达 欲速而不達 yu4 su4 er2 bu4 da2
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed; also written 慾速則不達|欲速则不达

欲速则不达 欲速則不達 yu4 su4 ze2 bu4 da2
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed; don't try to run before you can walk

欲望 慾望 yu4 wang4
desire; longing; appetite; craving

欲仙欲死 慾仙慾死 yu4 xian1 yu4 si3
to wish one were dead (idiom); (fig.) to be in seventh heaven

欲言又止 欲言又止 yu4 yan2 you4 zhi3
to want to say sth but then hesitate

欲益反损 欲益反損 yu4 yi4 fan3 sun3
wishing for profit, but causing loss (idiom); good intentions that lead to disaster; It all ends in tears.

欲振乏力 欲振乏力 yu4 zhen4 fa2 li4
to try to rouse oneself but lack the strength (idiom)

跃跃欲试 躍躍欲試 yue4 yue4 yu4 shi4
to be eager to give sth a try (idiom)

震耳欲聋 震耳欲聾 zhen4 er3 yu4 long2
ear-splitting (idiom); deafening

恣欲 恣欲 zi4 yu4
to follow lustful desires

纵欲 縱慾 zong4 yu4
to indulge in debauchery