主動

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Chinese[edit]

 
to own; to host; master; lord; primary
 
to use; to act; to move; to change
trad. (主動)
simp. (主动)

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主動

  1. principal; primary
  2. active
    被動主動掌握主控權 [MSC, trad.]
    被动主动掌握主控权 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ yào biàn bèidòng wèi zhǔdòng, zhǎngwò zhǔkòngquán. [Pinyin]
    You must change passive into active, and take the initiative.
  3. self-motivated, motivated, proactive, self-starting
    一個非常主動 [MSC, trad.]
    一个非常主动 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā shì yīge fēicháng zhǔdòng de rén. [Pinyin]
    He is a highly self-motivated person.
  4. (gay sex) active
  5. actively, voluntarily
    應該主動解釋清楚 [MSC, trad.]
    应该主动解释清楚 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ yìnggāi zhǔdòng qù gēn tā jiěshì qīngchǔ. [Pinyin]
    You should actively go and explain things clearly to him.
  6. to take the initiative to; to take it upon oneself to; to do something on one's own accord
  7. initiative
    採取主動 / 采取主动  ―  cǎiqǔ zhǔdòng  ―  to take the initiative

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