you (informal, as opposed to courteous 您
you (courteous, as opposed to informal 你
interjection or grunt of agreement / uhm / Ah, OK / expression of recognition / Oh, it's you!
particle indicating that a previously asked question is to be applied to the preceding word ("What about ...?", "And ...?") / particle for inquiring about location ("Where is ...?") / particle signaling a pause, to emphasize the preceding words and allow the listener time to take them on board ("ok?", "are you with me?") / (at the end of a declarative sentence) particle indicating continuation of a state or action / particle indicating strong affirmation
to thank / thanks / thank you
(classical) you (in letters) / platform
thus / so / like that / you / thou
best / (you) had better (do what we suggest)
Hello! / Hi! / How are you?
unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
you (female) /
variant of 你
we or us (including both the speaker and the person(s) spoken to) / I or me / you
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
goodbye / see you again later
what are you doing? / what's he up to?
according to the location / everywhere / any place / from any location / from wherever you like
you're too kind (humble) / with pleasure! (indicating agreement) / easy to handle
what are you doing? / whatever for? / why on earth?
lit. that person / fig. the person you have been looking for / Mr Right / the girl of one's dreams
straightforward / clear-cut / blunt (e.g. statement) / you might as well / simply
How are you getting by? /
How's life? /
contraction of 過得去｜过得去
, can get by /
tolerably well /
not too bad
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
(slang) come on, you can't deny it! /
don't you think so?! /
(melodramatic form of 有沒有｜有没有
archaic variant of 你 /
some years /
How many years? /
How old are you? (familiar, or to child, equivalent to 多大
for older person)
Chi You, legendary creator of metalworking and weapons / comet
you're welcome / impolite / rude / blunt / don't mention it
lit. inviting wealth /
We wish you success and riches (cf idiom 招財進寶｜招财进宝
you all (archaic) /
see also 你們｜你们
you might as well (do it) / simply / just
to guard against / to be vigilant / watch you don't (slip) / also pr. [ti2 fang2]
you (Wu dialect) / I, me (classical)
predecessor / forebears / the person facing you
special glory / distinction / rare honor / one's laurels / it's a privilege (to meet you)
to have one's wishes come true / wish you the best!
to bother / to press sb, usu. to do sth / it's a tough job / sorry to bother you (polite, used to thank sb for a favor)
expression of gratitude / to give thanks / a thank-you note / acknowledgement
it's yours exclusively (idiom) / you are the one / only you deserve it / only you can do it
won't work / will get (you) nowhere
you must not / Please don't... / be sure not to / on no account (do it)
lit. if one is fake, I shall compensate you for ten of them / fig. (of goods) 100% genuine
to suffer as a consequence of one's own actions / you asked for it / to bring it on oneself (sth unpleasant)
to perform one's job / attendant / job / duties / (respectful appellation for the addressee) you / your Excellency
Ge You (1957-), Chinese actor
to drink a toast / Cheers! (proposing a toast) / Here's to you! / Bottoms up! / lit. dry cup
you (used to a superior or between persons of the same generation) / below the foot
lit. when you drink water, think of its source (idiom); gratitude for blessings and their well-spring / Don't forget where your happiness come from. / Be grateful for all your blessings!
wish you all the best! (when signing off on a correspondence)
(lit.) Even if we don't see each other, don't give up and leave (idiom) / Be sure to wait! / See you there!
to take a lot of trouble (over sb or sth) / may I trouble you (to do sth)
you can't guard against it (idiom) / impossible to defend effectively / not much one can do about it / It can't be prevented.
thousand articles, same rule (idiom); stereotyped and repetitive / once you've seen one, you've seen them all
You count them on your fingers (idiom). tiny number / just a very few / just a handful / not many at all
as easy as lifting one's hand (idiom); no effort at all / you only have to lift a finger
just a very few (idiom); tiny number / not many at all / You count them on your fingers.
study hard and every day you will improve (idiom)
indeed / true! (I agree with you)
May you have a prosperous New Year! (New Year's greeting)
What can you have against it? (idiom) / We should do this. / Go for it!
much obliged / thank you / to ask advice / (ironically or humorously) to experience / to taste
lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius) / to use this in place of that / what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts
ushering in wealth and prosperity (idiom and traditional greeting, esp. at New Year); We wish you wealth and success!
lit. thin streams flow forever / fig. economy will get you a long way / to work steadily at something little by little
Thou (of deity) /
variant of 你
devil / You devil! (as joke or insult) / the departed
to give it your all / to go at it with all you've got / to throw your whole weight behind it / also pr. [hun2 shen1 jie3 shu4]
lit. you die, I live (idiom); irreconcilable adversaries / two parties cannot coexist
to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead
lit. to speak of two things on the same day (idiom); to mention things on equal terms (often with negatives: you can't mention X at the same time as Y)
As You Like It, comedy by Shakespeare
Lu You (1125-1210), widely regarded as the greatest of the Southern Song poets
water so clear you can see the bottom
there is nothing to pardon / you flatter me
You can't compare the present with the past. / Nothing is as good as in former times. / Things ain't what they used to be.
to regret not having met earlier (idiom); It is nice to meet you finally. / It feels like we have known each other all along.
nothing for nothing / you get what you pay for
You're welcome / Don't mention it
lit. I dare not (accept the honor); fig. I don't deserve your praise / you flatter me
I have troubled you
no end to learning (idiom); There's always something new to study. / You live and learn.
just as expected / told you so
with familiarity you learn the trick (idiom); practice makes perfect
livestock, or specifically the six farm animals cow, horse, sheep, cock, dog, pig 牛馬羊雞狗豬｜牛马羊鸡狗猪 /
an insult, You animal!
lit. you hoodwink me and I cheat you (idiom); fig. mutual deception / each tries to outwit the other / dog eats dog and devil take the hindmost
lit. you can sing or you can cry (idiom); fig. deeply moving / happy and sad / inspiring and tragic
(polite) thank you for your trouble (used when asking a favor or after having received one)
You county in Zhuzhou 株洲
lit. sing to accompany wine (idiom); fig. life is short, make merry while you can
lit. the more you touch things up, the darker they get / fig. to only make matters worse
When you enter a village, follow the local customs (idiom); do as the natives do / When in Rome, do as the Romans do
to pretend to understand when you don't
to follow your orders / to do as you bid
friend from whom you can seek advice
What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG)
drop dead! / go to hell! / fuck you! (Cantonese)
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / don't try to run before you can walk
lit. a boat going against the current (idiom); fig. you must work harder