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 xiàn zài now / at present / at the moment / modern / current / nowadays
 dāng qián current / today's / modern / present / to be facing (us)
 cháo liú tide / current / trend
 xíng to walk / to go / to travel / a visit / temporary / makeshift / current / in circulation / to do / to perform / capable / competent / effective / all right / OK! / will do / behavior / conduct / Taiwan pr. [xing4] for the behavior-conduct sense
 běn root / stem / origin / source / this / the current / original / inherent / originally / classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
 dāng jīn current / present / now / nowadays
 xiàn xíng to be in effect / in force / current
 běn jiè current / this year
 xiàn shí current
 huó qī (banking) current (account) / checking (account) / demand (deposit etc)
 xiàn to appear / present / now / existing / current
 jiāng liú river / river flow / current
 jīn today / modern / present / current / this / now
 cháo tide / current / damp / moist / humid
 zhè cì present / now / current
 yǐ wéi to think (i.e. to take it to be true that ...) (Usually there is an implication that the notion is mistaken &ndash / except when expressing one's own current opinion.)
 háng qíng market price / quotation of market price / the current market situation
 běn yuè this month / the current month
 xiàn zhuàng current situation
 diàn liú electric current
 nián nèi during the current year
 gǎi bǎn to revise the current edition / revised edition
 běn qī the current period / this term (usually in finance)
 zhí liú to flow directly / direct current (D.C.)
 yīng jiè this year's / the current year's
 guó qíng current state of a country / national conditions / (US) State of the Union
 shí shì current trends / the present situation / how things are going
 shàng xíng (of trains) up (i.e. towards the capital) / (of river boats) to go against the current / to submit (a document) to higher authorities
 kǒu bēi public praise / public reputation / commonly held opinions / current idiom
 piāo liú to float on the current / to drift along or about / rafting
 shèng rén saint / sage / refers to Confucius 孔子[Kong3 zi3] / the current reigning Emperor
 yīng jiè bì yè shēng student graduating in the current year / recent graduate
 běn nián dù this year / the current year
 fēng shàng current custom / current way of doing things
 zhè gè yuè this month / the current month
 diàn liàng quantity of electric charge or current
 xiàn nián (a person's) current age
 xué jí registration as a current student
 jìn kuàng recent developments / current situation
 shí zhèng current politics / political situation of the time
 xiàn kuàng the current situation
 hóng liú a powerful current / a flood (often fig., e.g. a flood of ideas)
 diàn bō electric wave / alternating current
 nuǎn liú warm current / (fig.) warm feeling
 bēn liú to flow at great speed / to pour / racing current
 jī liú torrent / torrential current / whitewater
 nì liú against the stream / adverse current / a countercurrent / fig. reactionary tendency / to go against the trend
 dāng shì the present age / in office / the current office holder
 shèng shàng courtier's or minister's form of address for the current Emperor
 zhèng míng to replace the current name or title of sth with a new one that reflects its true nature / rectification of names (a tenet of Confucian philosophy)
 zhěng liú to rectify (alternating current to direct current)
 liú dòng zī chǎn current asset
 shí shì current situation / circumstances / current trend
 shí jú current political situation
 jiāo liú diàn alternating current
 shùn shuǐ with the current
 shí xùn news / current events
 zhí liú diàn direct current
 zhěng liú qì rectifier (transforming alternating electric current to direct current)
 shùn shuǐ tuī zhōu lit. to push the boat with the current / fig. to take advantage of the situation for one's own benefit
 běn cháo the current dynasty
 shí yí timely / at the right moment / appropriate to the occasion / opportune / to fit current fashion
 fú ān volt-ampere (measure of apparent power in alternating current circuits)
 nì shuǐ xíng zhōu lit. a boat going against the current (idiom) / fig. you must work harder
 shí jià current price
 nì shuǐ against the current / upstream
 liú shuǐ zhàng day-to-day account / current account
 bù shí shí wù to show no understanding of the times (idiom) / cannot adapt to current circumstances / not amenable to reason
 shí shí wù zhě wèi jùn jié Only an outstanding talent can recognize current trends (idiom). A wise man submits to circumstances.
 yáng liú ocean current
 biàn jià to appraise at the current rate
 jū zhù dì current address / place of residence
 Hēi cháo Kuroshio current
 jù liú strong current / CL:股[gu3]
 shāng rushing current
 yì to go (to visit a superior) / one's current attainment in learning or art
 huí eddying / whirling (of water) / to go against the current
 jiè tí fā huī to use the current topic to put over one's own ideas / to use sth as a pretext to make a fuss
 qiè zhòng shí bì to hit home on the evils of the day (idiom) / fig. to hit a current political target / to hit the nub of the matter
 yīn shí zhì yí (idiom) to use methods appropriate to the current situation
 wā ròu bǔ chuāng to cut one's flesh to cover a sore (idiom) / faced with a current crisis, to make it worse by a temporary expedient
 zhè shān wàng zhe nà shān gāo lit. the next mountain looks taller (idiom) / fig. not satisfied with one's current position / the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
 wéi shí jué sú to defy the times and reject custom (idiom) / in breach of current conventions
 shùn shuǐ tuī chuán lit. to push the boat with the current / fig. to take advantage of the situation for one's own benefit
 shùn fēng zhuǎn duò to act according to whatever is the current outlook / pragmatic / unprincipled
 guó cháo the current dynasty
 lí go with current / mucus / spittle
 xiàn shí qíng kuàng current state / current situation
 yù moat / swift current
 zhè cì wēi jī present crisis / current crisis
 liú dòng fù zhài current liability
 mì dù liú density current / geostrophic flow
 bù shí shí biàn to show no understanding of the times (idiom) / cannot adapt to current circumstances / not amenable to reason
 jiāo biàn liú diàn alternating current / same as 交流電|交流电
 jiāo biàn diàn liú alternating current (electricity)
 piān zhì diàn liú bias current (electronics)
 fǎn chì dào liú equatorial counter current
 hé yú shí yí timely / at the right moment / appropriate to the occasion / opportune / to fit current fashion
 hé shí yí timely / at the right moment / appropriate to the occasion / opportune / to fit current fashion
 dān xiàng diàn liú direct current (elec.) / also written 直流

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