to strive for; to vie for; to argue or debate; deficient or lacking (dialect); how or what (literary)

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百花齐放,百家争鸣 百花齊放,百家爭鳴 bai3 hua1 qi2 fang4 - bai3 jia1 zheng1 ming2
a hundred flowers bloom, a hundred schools of thought contend (idiom); refers to the classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period 475-221 BC, but adopted for Mao's campaign of 1956

百家争鸣 百家爭鳴 bai3 jia1 zheng1 ming2
a hundred schools of thought contend (idiom); refers to the classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period 475-221 BC

辩争 辯爭 bian4 zheng1
to argue; to dispute

丙子战争 丙子戰爭 bing3 zi3 zhan4 zheng1
second Manchu invasion of Korea (1636)

布匿战争 布匿戰爭 bu4 ni4 zhan4 zheng1
the three Punic Wars (264-146 BC) between Rome and Carthage

不争 不爭 bu4 zheng1
widely known; incontestable; undeniable; to not strive for; to not contend for

不蒸馒头争口气 不蒸饅頭爭口氣 bu4 zheng1 man2 tou5 zheng1 kou3 qi4
not to be crushed (idiom); to be determined to have one's revenge

不争气 不爭氣 bu4 zheng1 qi4
to be disappointing; to fail to live up to expectations

不正当竞争 不正當競爭 bu4 zheng4 dang4 jing4 zheng1
unfair competition; illicit competition

朝鲜战争 朝鮮戰爭 chao2 xian3 zhan4 zheng1
Korean war (1950-1953)

楚汉相争 楚漢相爭 chu3 han4 xiang1 zheng1
see 楚漢戰爭|楚汉战争

楚汉战争 楚漢戰爭 chu3 han4 zhan4 zheng1
Chu-Han Contention (206-202 BC), power struggle between Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 of Han and Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu

触斗蛮争 觸鬥蠻爭 chu4 dou4 man2 zheng1
constant bickering and fighting (idiom); constantly at each other's throats; struggle for personal gain

丁卯战争 丁卯戰爭 ding1 mao3 zhan4 zheng1
first Manchu invasion of Korea (1627)

斗争 鬥爭 dou4 zheng1
a struggle; fight; battle

斗争性 鬥爭性 dou4 zheng1 xing4
assertiveness; combative nature

独立战争 獨立戰爭 du2 li4 zhan4 zheng1
war of independence

反恐战争 反恐戰爭 fan3 kong3 zhan4 zheng1
war on terrorism

反右派斗争 反右派鬥爭 fan3 you4 pai4 dou4 zheng1
Anti-Rightist Movement, Mao's purge of "rightists" after the Hundred Flowers Campaign ended in 1957

反袁斗争 反袁鬥爭 fan3 yuan2 dou4 zheng1
war of 1915 against Yuan Shikai and for the Republic

分秒必争 分秒必爭 fen1 miao3 bi4 zheng1
seize every minute and second (idiom); not a minute to lose; every moment counts

分争 分爭 fen1 zheng1
to dispute; to struggle for mastery

纷争 紛爭 fen1 zheng1
to dispute

公平竞争 公平競爭 gong1 ping2 jing4 zheng1
fair competition

国际战争罪法庭 國際戰爭罪法庭 guo2 ji4 zhan4 zheng1 zui4 fa3 ting2
International war crimes tribunal

国内战争 國內戰爭 guo2 nei4 zhan4 zheng1
civil war; internal struggle

海湾战争 海灣戰爭 hai3 wan1 zhan4 zheng1
(Persian) Gulf War

护法战争 護法戰爭 hu4 fa3 zhan4 zheng1
National protection war or Campaign to defend the republic (1915), a rebellion against the installation of Yuan Shikai as emperor

护国战争 護國戰爭 hu4 guo2 zhan4 zheng1
National Protection War or Campaign to Defend the Republic (1915), a rebellion against the installation of Yuan Shikai 袁世凱|袁世凯 as emperor

甲午战争 甲午戰爭 jia3 wu3 zhan4 zheng1
First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)

蒋桂战争 蔣桂戰爭 jiang3 gui4 zhan4 zheng1
confrontation of 1929 between Chiang Kaishek and the Guangxi warlord faction

阶级斗争 階級鬥爭 jie1 ji2 dou4 zheng1
the class struggle

解放战争 解放戰爭 jie3 fang4 zhan4 zheng1
War of Liberation (1945-49), after which the Communists 共產黨武裝|共产党武装 under Mao Zedong 毛澤東|毛泽东 took over from the Nationalists 國民政府|国民政府 under Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石|蒋介石

解决争端 解決爭端 jie3 jue2 zheng1 duan1
to settle a dispute

竞争 競爭 jing4 zheng1
to compete; competition

竞争产品 競爭產品 jing4 zheng1 chan3 pin3
competitive product; competitor's product

竞争对手 競爭對手 jing4 zheng1 dui4 shou3
rival; competitor

竞争力 競爭力 jing4 zheng1 li4
competitive strength; competitiveness

竞争模式 競爭模式 jing4 zheng1 mo2 shi4
competition model

竞争性 競爭性 jing4 zheng1 xing4

竞争者 競爭者 jing4 zheng1 zhe3

据理力争 據理力爭 ju4 li3 li4 zheng1
to contend on strong grounds; to argue strongly for what is right

抗日战争 抗日戰爭 kang4 ri4 zhan4 zheng1
(China's) War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945)

抗争 抗爭 kang4 zheng1
to resist; to make a stand and fight (against)

克里木战争 克里木戰爭 ke4 li3 mu4 zhan4 zheng1
the Crimean War (1853-1856)

力争 力爭 li4 zheng1
to work hard for; to do all one can; to contend strongly

力争上游 力爭上游 li4 zheng1 shang4 you2
to strive for mastery (idiom); aiming for the best result; to have high ambitions

两国相争,不斩来使 兩國相爭,不斬來使 liang3 guo2 xiang1 zheng1 - bu4 zhan3 lai2 shi3
when two kingdoms are at war, they don't execute envoys (idiom)

两虎相争 兩虎相爭 liang3 hu3 xiang1 zheng1
two tigers fighting (idiom); fierce contest between evenly matched adversaries

两虎相争,必有一伤 兩虎相爭,必有一傷 liang3 hu3 xiang1 zheng1 - bi4 you3 yi1 shang1
if two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom); if you start a war, someone is bound to get hurt

两伊战争 兩伊戰爭 liang3 yi1 zhan4 zheng1
Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)

六二五战争 六二五戰爭 liu4 er4 wu3 zhan4 zheng1
the Korean War (started June 25 1950)

六日战争 六日戰爭 liu4 ri4 zhan4 zheng1
the Six-Day War of June 1967 between Israel and its Arab neighbors

龙争虎斗 龍爭虎鬥 long2 zheng1 hu3 dou4
lit. the dragon wars, the tiger battles (idiom); fierce battle between giants

论争 論爭 lun4 zheng1
argument; debate; controversy

玫瑰战争 玫瑰戰爭 mei2 gui1 zhan4 zheng1
The Wars of the Roses (1455-1485)

美国独立战争 美國獨立戰爭 mei3 guo2 du2 li4 zhan4 zheng1
American War of Independence (1775-1783)

明争暗斗 明爭暗鬥 ming2 zheng1 an4 dou4
to fight openly and maneuver covertly (idiom)

内部斗争 內部鬥爭 nei4 bu4 dou4 zheng1
internal power struggle

你争我夺 你爭我奪 ni3 zheng1 wo3 duo2
lit. you fight, I snatch (idiom); to compete fiercely offering no quarter; fierce rivalry; tug-of-war

拼争 拼爭 pin1 zheng1
to fight desperately

普法战争 普法戰爭 pu3 fa3 zhan4 zheng1
Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)

权力斗争 權力鬥爭 quan2 li4 dou4 zheng1
power struggle

权力纷争 權力紛爭 quan2 li4 fen1 zheng1
power struggle

日俄战争 日俄戰爭 ri4 e2 zhan4 zheng1
the war of 1904-1905 between Russia and Japan

市场竞争 市場競爭 shi4 chang3 jing4 zheng1
market competition

世袭之争 世襲之爭 shi4 xi2 zhi1 zheng1
succession struggle; dispute over inheritance

赎罪日战争 贖罪日戰爭 shu2 zui4 ri4 zhan4 zheng1
the Yom Kippur war of October 1973 between Israel and her Arab neighbors

太平洋战争 太平洋戰爭 tai4 ping2 yang2 zhan4 zheng1
Pacific War between Japan and the US, 1941-1945

无争议 無爭議 wu2 zheng1 yi4
uncontroversial; accepted

息争 息爭 xi1 zheng1
to settle a dispute

相争 相爭 xiang1 zheng1
to vie against one another; to fight each other; mutual aggression

星海争霸 星海爭霸 xing1 hai3 zheng1 ba4
StarCraft (video game series) (Tw)

星际争霸 星際爭霸 xing1 ji4 zheng1 ba4
StarCraft (video game series)

鸦片战争 鴉片戰爭 ya1 pian4 zhan4 zheng1
the Opium Wars of 1840-1842 and 1860-1861

蚁斗蜗争 蟻鬥蝸爭 yi3 dou4 wo1 zheng1
lit. the ant fights, the snail contends (idiom); fig. petty squabbling

与世无争 與世無爭 yu3 shi4 wu2 zheng1
to stand aloof from worldly affairs

鹬蚌相争 鷸蚌相爭 yu4 bang4 xiang1 zheng1
lit. sandpiper and clam war together (and the fisherman catches both) (idiom); fig. neighbors who can't agree lose out to a third party

鹬蚌相争,渔翁得利 鷸蚌相爭,漁翁得利 yu4 bang4 xiang1 zheng1 - yu2 weng1 de2 li4
lit. sandpiper and clam war together and the fisherman catches both (idiom); fig. neighbors who can't agree lose out to a third party

越南战争 越南戰爭 yue4 nan2 zhan4 zheng1
Vietnam War; Vietnam Conflict

战争 戰爭 zhan4 zheng1
war; conflict

战争与和平 戰爭與和平 zhan4 zheng1 yu3 he2 ping2
War and Peace by Tolstoy 托爾斯泰|托尔斯泰

战争罪 戰爭罪 zhan4 zheng1 zui4
war crime

争霸 爭霸 zheng1 ba4
to contend for hegemony; a power struggle

争辩 爭辯 zheng1 bian4
a dispute; to wrangle

争长论短 爭長論短 zheng1 chang2 lun4 duan3
lit. to argue who is right and wrong (idiom); to quibble; a storm in a teacup

争吵 爭吵 zheng1 chao3
to quarrel; dispute

争臣 爭臣 zheng1 chen2
minister not afraid to give forthright criticism

争持 爭持 zheng1 chi2
to refuse to concede; not to give in

争宠 爭寵 zheng1 chong3
to strive for favor

争得 爭得 zheng1 de2
to obtain by an effort; to strive to get sth

争斗 爭鬥 zheng1 dou4
struggle; war

争端 爭端 zheng1 duan1
dispute; controversy; conflict

争夺 爭奪 zheng1 duo2
to fight over; to contest; to vie over

争夺战 爭奪戰 zheng1 duo2 zhan4

争分夺秒 爭分奪秒 zheng1 fen1 duo2 miao3
lit. fight minutes, snatch seconds (idiom); a race against time; making every second count

争锋 爭鋒 zheng1 feng1
to strive

争风吃醋 爭風吃醋 zheng1 feng1 chi1 cu4
to rival sb for the affection of a man or woman; to be jealous of a rival in a love affair

争购 爭購 zheng1 gou4
to compete; to fight for; to rush to purchase

争光 爭光 zheng1 guang1
to win an honor; to strive to win a prize

争衡 爭衡 zheng1 heng2
to struggle for mastery; to strive for supremacy

争论 爭論 zheng1 lun4
to argue; to debate; to contend; argument; contention; controversy; debate

争论点 爭論點 zheng1 lun4 dian3

争面子 爭面子 zheng1 mian4 zi5
to do (sb) proud; to be a credit to (one's school etc); to make oneself look good; to build up one's image

争鸣 爭鳴 zheng1 ming2
to contend

争名夺利 爭名奪利 zheng1 ming2 duo2 li4
to fight for fame, grab profit (idiom); scrambling for fame and wealth; only interested in personal gain

争气 爭氣 zheng1 qi4
to work hard for sth; to resolve on improvement; determined not to fall short

争强好胜 爭強好勝 zheng1 qiang2 hao4 sheng4
competitive; ambitious and aggressive; to desire to beat others

争抢 爭搶 zheng1 qiang3
to fight over; to scramble for

争球线 爭球線 zheng1 qiu2 xian4
scrimmage line (American football)

争取 爭取 zheng1 qu3
to fight for; to strive for; to win over

争权夺利 爭權奪利 zheng1 quan2 duo2 li4
scramble for power and profit (idiom); power struggle

争讼 爭訟 zheng1 song4
dispute involving litigation; legal dispute

争先 爭先 zheng1 xian1
to compete to be first; to contest first place

争先恐后 爭先恐後 zheng1 xian1 kong3 hou4
striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another

争相 爭相 zheng1 xiang1
to fall over each other in their eagerness to...

争雄 爭雄 zheng1 xiong2
to contend for supremacy

争妍斗艳 爭妍鬥艷 zheng1 yan2 dou4 yan4
contending for supreme beauty (esp. of flowers, scenery, painting etc); vying in beauty and glamor

争议 爭議 zheng1 yi4
controversy; dispute; to dispute

争议性 爭議性 zheng1 yi4 xing4

争战 爭戰 zheng1 zhan4

争执 爭執 zheng1 zhi2
to dispute; to disagree; to argue opinionatedly; to wrangle

争执不下 爭執不下 zheng1 zhi2 bu4 xia4
to quarrel endlessly

郑人争年 鄭人爭年 zheng4 ren2 zheng1 nian2
Men of Zheng fighting over their respective ages (idiom); a futile quarrel

正邪相争 正邪相爭 zheng4 xie2 xiang1 zheng1
term in TCM describing the progress of disease as an opposition between vital energy 正氣|正气 and pathogeny 邪氣|邪气

正义斗争 正義鬥爭 zheng4 yi4 dou4 zheng1
righteous struggle

直接竞争 直接競爭 zhi2 jie1 jing4 zheng1
direct competitor; direct competition

直皖战争 直皖戰爭 zhi2 wan3 zhan4 zheng1
war of 1920 between Northern Warlords, in which the Zhili faction beat the Anhui faction and took over the Beijing government

只争旦夕 只爭旦夕 zhi3 zheng1 dan4 xi1
see 只爭朝夕|只争朝夕

只争朝夕 只爭朝夕 zhi3 zheng1 zhao1 xi1
to seize every minute (idiom); to make the best use of one's time

中法战争 中法戰爭 zhong1 fa3 zhan4 zheng1
Sino-French War (1883-1885) (concerning French seizure of Vietnam)

中越战争 中越戰爭 zhong1 yue4 zhan4 zheng1
the Sino-Vietnamese War, fought between the PRC and Vietnam in 1979; also known as the Third Indochina War