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贪念
Simplified 贪念
Traditional 貪唸
Pin Yin
tan1 nian4
English
  • be avaricious of
Examples:
1. 引起羡慕、 爱慕、 贪念等.
Excite envy, admiration, greed, etc
2. 清教徒认为政府必须限制人民的贪婪,即使政府无法根绝人们心中的贪念
Government, they thought, must restrain the greed of man, even though it could not eradicate it from the human heart.
3. 自我入书店以后,对于书的贪念也已消除了不少了,可不免要故态复萌,想买这种,想买那种。
Likewise, ever since I began to work in a bookstore, my obsession with books has been very much on the decline. Nevertheless, I still cannot help slipping back into the same old rut, eager to buy this and that book.
4. 我的意欲,我的贪念,乃至每一个幻想,都可竭尽全体臣民的力量去实现,即使是无法实现的。
My will, my avaricious desires, or my wild fantasies, even if they were impossible to be carried out, would be carried out by my subjects with the greatest efforts they could ever make.
5. 投机商对利润的贪念使的几个小投资者身无分文。
The speculators' greed for profit has left several small investors penniless.