worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation

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妒能害贤 妒能害賢 du4 neng2 hai4 xian2
jealous of the able, envious of the clever (idiom)

妒贤忌能 妒賢忌能 du4 xian2 ji4 neng2
to envy the virtuous and talented (idiom)

奉贤 奉賢 feng4 xian2
Fengxian suburban district of Shanghai

奉贤区 奉賢區 feng4 xian2 qu1
Fengxian suburban district of Shanghai

集贤 集賢 ji2 xian2
Jixian county in Shuangyashan 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang

集贤县 集賢縣 ji2 xian2 xian4
Jixian county in Shuangyashan 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang

见贤思齐 見賢思齊 jian4 xian2 si1 qi2
see a worthy, think to imitate (idiom, from Analects); emulate the virtuous; Follow the example of a virtuous and wise teacher.

进贤 進賢 jin4 xian2
Jinxian county in Nanchang 南昌, Jiangxi

进贤县 進賢縣 jin4 xian2 xian4
Jinxian county in Nanchang 南昌, Jiangxi

敬老尊贤 敬老尊賢 jing4 lao3 zun1 xian2
to respect the wise and venerate the worthy (idiom); to honor the great and the good

敬贤礼士 敬賢禮士 jing4 xian2 li3 shi4
to revere people of virtue and honor scholarship (idiom)

举贤良对策 舉賢良對策 ju3 xian2 liang2 dui4 ce4
Treatise 134 BC by Han dynasty philosopher Dong Zhongshu 董仲舒

礼贤下士 禮賢下士 li3 xian2 xia4 shi4
respect for the wise

李修贤 李修賢 li3 xiu1 xian2
Danny Lee Sau-Yin (1953-), Hong Kong actor and director

普贤 普賢 pu3 xian2
Samantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth

普贤菩萨 普賢菩薩 pu3 xian2 pu2 sa4
Samantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth

让贤与能 讓賢與能 rang4 xian2 yu3 neng2
to step aside and give a more worthy person a chance (idiom)

任人唯贤 任人唯賢 ren4 ren2 wei2 xian2
to appoint people according to their merits (idiom); appointment on the basis of ability and integrity

任贤使能 任賢使能 ren4 xian2 shi3 neng2
to appoint the virtuous and use the able (idiom); appointment on the basis of ability and integrity

圣经贤传 聖經賢傳 sheng4 jing1 xian2 zhuan4
lit. holy scripture and biography of sage (idiom); refers to Confucian canonical texts

圣贤 聖賢 sheng4 xian2
a sage; wise and holy man; virtuous ruler; Buddhist lama; wine

圣贤孔子鸟 聖賢孔子鳥 sheng4 xian2 kong3 zi3 niao3
Confuciusornis sanctus (Jurassic fossil bird)

圣贤书 聖賢書 sheng4 xian2 shu1
holy book

识才尊贤 識才尊賢 shi2 cai2 zun1 xian2
to recognize talent and have great respect for it

推贤让能 推賢讓能 tui1 xian2 rang4 neng2
to cede to the virtuous and yield to the talented (idiom)

王祖贤 王祖賢 wang2 zu3 xian2
Joey Wong (1967-), Taiwanese actress

魏忠贤 魏忠賢 wei4 zhong1 xian2
Wei Zhongxian (1568-1627), infamous eunuch politician of late Ming

先贤 先賢 xian1 xian2
worthy predecessor; distinguished person of the past; former sage

贤才 賢才 xian2 cai2
a genius; a talented person

贤达 賢達 xian2 da2
prominent and worthy personage

贤弟 賢弟 xian2 di4
worthy little brother

贤惠 賢惠 xian2 hui4
variant of 賢慧|贤慧

贤慧 賢慧 xian2 hui4
(of a wife) wise and kind; perfect in her traditional roles

贤劳 賢勞 xian2 lao2

贤良 賢良 xian2 liang2
(of a man) able and virtuous

贤明 賢明 xian2 ming2
wise and capable; sagacious

贤内助 賢內助 xian2 nei4 zhu4
(said of sb else's wife) a good wife

贤能 賢能 xian2 neng2

贤妻 賢妻 xian2 qi1
(old) perfect wife; you, my beloved wife

贤妻良母 賢妻良母 xian2 qi1 liang2 mu3
a good wife and loving mother

贤人 賢人 xian2 ren2
great person of the past; venerable forebear; the great and the good

贤士 賢士 xian2 shi4
virtuous person; a man of merit

贤淑 賢淑 xian2 shu1
(of a woman) virtuous

贤淑仁慈 賢淑仁慈 xian2 shu1 ren2 ci2
a virtuous and benevolent woman (idiom)

贤王 賢王 xian2 wang2
sage kings

贤相 賢相 xian2 xiang4
sagacious prime minister (in feudal China)

招贤纳士 招賢納士 zhao1 xian2 na4 shi4
invite the talented and call the valorous (idiom); to recruit talent

尊贤爱物 尊賢愛物 zun1 xian2 ai4 wu4
to honor the wise and love the people; respecting noble talent while protecting the common people

尊贤使能 尊賢使能 zun1 xian2 shi3 neng2
to respect talent and make use of ability (Mencius)