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红绿灯
hóng lǜ dēng

红绿灯
traffic lights




Definitions

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红绿灯hónglǜdēng
     1. n. traffic light
Components
hóng
     1. red
           紅色 - red (color)
     2. (colloquial) popular; in vogue
           邁克爾·^傑克遜 沒有 以前 那麼 紅 了。 - Michael Jackson is not as popular as he used to be.
     3. (The red clothes and bunting used on festive occasions.)
           披紅 - to drape in red silk as a sign of honor or for festivity
           紅包 - red envelope / red packet
     4. revolutionary; Communist; Red
           紅軍 - Red army
     5. worldly
     6. women's
     7. bonus; dividend
           分紅 - distribute or draw dividends
     8. (Cantonese) blood tofu
           豬紅 - pig blood tofu
     9. Hong
           女紅gōng - the feminine arts (e.g. needlework, sewing, embroidery)
     10. (Placename in the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn Period in Chinese history, northeast of modern Tai'an, Shandong.)
绿
     1. green
           綠色 - green (color)
     2. to become green
     3. healthy; environmentally friendly
     4. green leaves
     5. green field
     6. (zh-original, *籙)
     7. (zh-alt-form, 菉, name of a plant)
     8. (symbolic) Islam(ic); Muslim
           綠教 - Islam
           鴨綠lù江 - Yalu River
           綠lù林 - forest outlaws
dēng
     1. lamp; light (for illumination)
     2. lamp (for heating)
     3. lantern
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