Chinese Symbols and Meanings P

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter P.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

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Pa

Pace, pace back and forth, indecisive, irresolute, hesitate
Pace, pace back and forwards
Padded, lined with cotton wadding, cotton, wooly, fluffy,
Paddle, oar, scull, row
Page, sheet, leaf, radical 181
Pail, can, tin, bucket, barrel
aching, Painful, pain, ache, soreness, sore, feel hurt
Painful, sorrow, sad, poignant, satisfying, bitter, remorseful, full of regret
Palace, temple
Palace Gate, gate of heaven
Palace Hall, temple, rear guard
Palate, roof of mouth
Palm, slap, clap, wield, manage, manager, in charge of
Pan, baking pan for cakes
Pan Pipes, flute, bamboo flute
Pant, gasp, out of breath, asthma
Panting Sound, sound cow or ox makes, grunting sound
Paper, tissue, tissue paper
Paralysis, palsy, numness
Paralysis, numbness
Parched, dry, quick tempered, imatient
Pardon, forgive, remit
Park, field, open space, recreation area, open space, courtyard, market place
Park, stop, halt, pause, suspend, delay
Park, pen, limit, constrain
Part, portion
Particle, particle following 著 indicating now, woolen material
Particle, perfect tense
Particular, certain, some
Partner, companion, accompany, associate
Pass, passage, defile, narrow, confined
Passionate, cruel, violent
Past, formerly
Pasture, park, garden, mansion
Pat, slap, tap, cup handle
Path, direction, way, skill, method, principle, spiritual path
Path, diameter, trail, deal directly, at own discretion, narrow passage, direct
Patient, earnest, repeatedly give advice
Patrol, make rounds, circuit, cruis
Pattern, standard, frame, form, rule, guideline, correct
Pay, give, deliver
Pay, surrender, give up, hand in, hand over, (zhuo2), raw silk string attached to an arrow
Pay Attention, notice, care for

Pe

Peace, serene, quiet, tranquil, would rather…
Peaceful, harmonious, balanced
Peaceful, soothe, stabilize
Peaceful, calm, harmonious
Peaceful, calm, serene
Peach, walnut, third month in lunar calendar
Peak, summit, hump
Peak, mountain peak
Peak, lofty peak, lofty
Peal Of Thunder, sudden, violent, given to attacks of violence, break dance
Pear Tree, wild plum
Pearls, gems placed in corpse mouth
Pebbles, submerged rocks, jetty
Peck, beak
Pelvis, hip, illium, hip joint
Pen, writing implement, calligraphy brush, pencil
Pen, brush, pencil
Pen, chisel
Penalty, punish, fine, penalize
Penalty, punishment, punish
Penetrate, pass through, pierce, let out, appear, show, thorough, complete
Penguin, goose
Pennant, flag, banner
People, population, T shape, male adult, age of adulthood, heavenly stem (4th)
Perch, sea bass
Percieve, feel, conscious, aware, (jiao4), sleep, nap
Percussion Instrument, large bell used as a musical instrument
Percussion Instrument, musical instrument, cymbals
Perilous, high, steep, lofty peak
Perish, lose, subjugated, conquered, dead, destroyed, die
Perish, die, vanish, fall
Permanent, immovable, constant, regular, lasting, continual, continuous
Person/people, man, someone else, radical 9
Personal, private, selfish
Personal Pronoun, hers, his, its, chisel, engrave
Personally, love, kiss, relatives, close family, in person, intimately, (qing4), relative(s) by marriage
Personally, ones self, body, person
Pervade, penetrate, pass through, clear
Perverse, obstinate, disorderly
Pestle, baton, stick, poke

Ph

Phlegm, spittle
Phoenix, male phoenix, symbol of joy
Phoenix, female phoenix

Pi

Pick, pluck, mine, extract, gather, collect, select, pick, choose
Pick, draw lots
Pick Flowers, hold, gather, pinch, choke
Pick Up, retrieve, gather
Picture, image, shadow, reflection
Picture, map, drawing, diagram, chart
Picture Frame, frame, scroll, one of a pair of scrolls
Pierce, insert, plant, plug in, stick in, cut in, receptacle, socket, butt in, take part in, join, interpose, interfere
Pierce, stab, thrust, stimulate, irritate, tattoo, brand, embroider, assassinate, kill, murder
Pierce, link, string together
Pig, hog
Pigeon, dove
Pigeon, partridge
Pigeon, mynah
Pigeon, wood pigeon
Pile, mass, heap, stack
Piles, hemorrhoids
Pillar, post, support
Pillar, pier, mound
Pillow, head rest, cushion
Pilot, sail, fly, drive, fast
Pimple, goose bump
Pimple, sore, boil
Pinch, knead, mold
Pine, fir, tree
Pine, fir tree
Ping, as in ping pong
bamboo Pipe
Pit, hole, snare, trap, threshold, crisis
Pity, mercy, sympathy
Pity, sympathize with, grieve for
Pity, feel sorry for, self esteem, self control
Pivot, axis, splindle, rod

Pl

Place, region, side, square, aspect, direction, power
Place, lay out, set aside, put, install
Place Name, alternate name for Jiangxi province
Place Name, old name for Guizhou (贵州) province
Plague, pestillence, epidemic
Plague, sickness, illness, epidemic
Plain, field, flat piece of land, japanese measure of area
Plan, design, scheme, plot
Plan, plot, scheme
Plan, way, program, scheme, draw, paint, like, similar to
Plan, plot, design, scheme
Plane, carpenter's plane
Plane, carpenter's plane
Plank, board, slab, metal plate, boss
Plant, Chinese Mugwort
Plant, stick in, use force
Plant, plants
Plant, the act of planting or transplanting, dill
Plant Type, tree with white flowers
Plaster, act of plastering
Plate, coat, gild
Plateau, flat bank
Play/toy(s), have fun, amuse, curios, antiques
Play, drama, theatrical performance, show
Play, drama, opera, theater, show, plot, strong, intense, fierce, severe, with abandon
Play, amuse oneself
Playful, carefree, legendary archer
Pleasant, relax, relaxed, comfortable
Pleased, delighted, content, happy
Pleased, pottery, ceramics, Tao (now Dingtao in Shandong)
Pleased, delighted, happy
Pleat, crease
Pleat, fold, crease
Plentiful, abudant
Pliers, pincers, tongs, claw
Pliers, pincers, tweezers, tongs, clamp
Plow, hoe, weed, get rid of
Plow, plough
Pluck, take hold of
Plum, judge, surname
Plum, plum blossom
Plume, long tailed pheasant
Plump, fat, obese, fertile, loose
Plunder, rob, seize, steel, overview, summarize, rough, slight, brief, omit, leave out
Plunder, take by force
Plunder, rob, steal
Pluralizer, indicates more than one person or animal

Po

Pocket, pouch, bag, back pack, sack, container
Point, sharp, keen, shrewd, pointed
Poison, venom, drug, narcotic
Poison, venom
Poisonous Snake, sick, lacking ambition
Pole, stick, MW for weapons
Pole, rod, shaft, peg, rod, fence, balustrade
Pole, beat
Police, watch, warn, alert, alarm
Polish, sharpen, rub, grind, hardship, suffering, wear down, wear out
Polish, buff, scrutinize
Polish, whetstone
Polish, gold
Politics, government
Polygonum, luxuriant growth
Pomello, grapefruit
Pond, moat, pool, resevoir, battery
Pond, pool, wash, sweep, shake, dissolve
Pond, tank, dike, embankment
Pond, lake, swamp
Poor, impoverished, needy
Popular, widespread, general, global, universal, everywhere
Porcelain, chinaware
Porcupine, badger, animal
Port, market, arena
Portion, section, part, share, stock, dividend, rump, thigh, haunches, hps, buttocks
Position, location, residence, live, dwell, stay, handle
Positionedlocated, in, at, on, by, alive, present, now
Post, mail, post office
Post, bamboo post, pole, penis
Post, stake, stump, affair, matter
Post, peg
Posture, disposition, appearance, shape, look, beauty
Pot, pan, boiling vessel
Pot, sacuespan
Potato, french fries
Pour, concentrate, focus, direct
Pour Out, decat, ladle
Pour Wine, consider, deiliberate
Power, authority, right

Pr

Practice, drill, train, exercise
Practice, study, habit, flap wings
Praise, commend, approve, help, aid, back, support, patronize
Praise, commend, admire, good quality, delicacies, excellent
Praise, commend, honor, cite
Prance, gallop, raise head
Pray, entreat, plead, prayer
Precedent, example, standard, instance, case
Precious, gem, jewel, treasure
Precious, treasure, valuable, rare, pearls, rare delicacies
Precious, rare, valuable
Precipitous, high mountain
Preface, prelude, prologue, forward, introduction, notes, rank, order, ordinal number, series, sequence
Prefecture, city, capital
Prepare, get ready, provide, provision, equip
Prepare, equip, complete, tool, utensil, device, instrument
Prepare, get ready, before hand, in advance
Prescription, dose of medicicne, medicinal dose
Presence, sacred, holy, sage
Present, offer, accept, receive, have a good time, enjoy
Present, offer, display, show, contribute
Press, push down, oppress, crush
Press, push, control, restrain, manipulate
Press Down Firmly, character stroke concave downwards right
Prevent, restrict, plug, fabricate, adjust the truth, make up a story, russet pear, azalea, cuckooo, juniper, gin, DuDu (famous for his Cursive Calligraphy)
Prevent, guard against
Price, value, great, good, valence (atomic physics)
Price, value
Prick, poke, pierce, stamp, wood or rubber stamp, seal, chop
Prime, principle, chief, host, leader, master
Princess, queen, empress, after, behind (or backing the emperor)
Principal, rule, general, constant, always, long lasting, frequent, long standing, common, constant, regular, ordinary, use often, rule, proverb
Principle, correct, justified, straight, upright, first month of the year
Principle, law, statute, regulation, odd pitched pipe (6 tones)
Print, publish, hew, cut, engrave
Prison, jail, prisoner
Prison, wild dog
Prisoner, convict, confine
Probe, scout, find, search, explore, seek out, investigate
Procedure, sudden, suddenly, gallop
Procrastinate, put off, dawdle
Produce, live, give life, birth, create
Produce, reproduce, birth, product, resource, property, estate
Produce, nurse, rear, bring up, raise, cultivate, educate
Produce, make, create, compose, manufacture
Product, article, commodity, item, thing
Profession, post, job, duty, office
Profound, mystery, mysterious, mystical, magical, deep
Profound, brilliant, outstanding, distinguished, lofty, high, upright
Progress, make progress
Prohibit, no, not, radical 80
Promise, give assent, pledge, say yes, (translit.)
Promote, rise, ascend
Promote, advance, mount, elevate, ascend
Prone, lie down, rest, sleep
Prop, support, brace, push off, pole
Prop, prop up
Property, endowment
Prosper, flourish
Prosper, blossom, flourish, sudden, quick
Prosperous, flourishing, brisk (business), abundant, peak of a seasons temperature
Prosperous, flourishing, abundant, proper words, straight talk
Prosperous, flourishing, dark red, roll of thunder
Prosperous, bright, splendid, glorous
Prostrate, fall, lower, low, servant, lay prone
Protect, defend, guard, hold, maintain, keep, guarantee, insure
Protect, guard, look after, defend, shelter
Protect, cover, hide, shield, harbor
Proud, violent, excessive, overbearing
Province, state, prefecture, administrative division, islet, sand bar
Provisions, food, grain
Provisions, meals, food
Provisions, rations, soldiers pay, entertain, host a feast

Pu

Public, common, fair, equitable, duke, official, male of a species
Public Office, official residence
Pucker Up, purse (lips), press together
Pull, lead, guide, attract, entice, introduce
Pull, drag, draw, solicit, play an instrument
Pull, lead by pulling, drag, tug, haul, restrain, control, influence, affect
Pull, pull out
Pull, obstruct, hinder, draw
Pull, drag
Pull Onto Foot, push through heel, kick through heel
Pull Out, take out
Pull Out, select, draw up
Pulley, windlass, capstan, wheel
Pump, squirt, whisper, murmr, buzzing sound
Punish, warn, reprimand, discipline
Punish, scold
Punish, cut of feet as punishment
Punish, cut off nose as punishment
Pure, clean, simple
Pure, clean, cleanse, purify, unspoiled, net (income, weight or profit), castrate, completely
Pure, virtuous, chaste
Pure, unadulterated, umixed, essence
Pure, spotless, jade like stone, tinkling or jangling sound
Pure, clear, lucid, glossy
Pure, clean, purify
Purple, violet
Purpose, aim, imperial decree
cat Purring
Push, press, shove
Push In, poke out
Put, place, release, free, let out, let go
Put, place, lay down, delay
Put Away, collect oneself

Py

Python, boa constrictor

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