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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *就* | 就* | *就
at once / right away / only / just (emphasis) / as early as / already / as soon as / then / in that case / as many as / even if / to approach / to move towards / to undertake / to engage in / to suffer / subjected to / to accomplish / to take advantage of / to go with (of foods) / with regard to / concerning
HSK 2
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *便* | 便* | *便
plain / informal / suitable / convenient / opportune / to urinate or defecate / equivalent to : then / in that case / even if / soon afterwards
HSK 5
to get a job / employment
HSK 6
to go to school
will / shall / to be going to
accomplishment / success / achievement / CL: 個|个 / to achieve (a result) / to create / to bring about
HSK 5
that is / i.e.
to receive medical treatment
granted that / even if
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
already at an earlier time
in other words / that is
to attend school
employment opportunity / job opening
to bring up / to train / to contribute to / achievements (usually of young people)
equivalent to either or 就是
at this point / thus / from then on
immediately / at once
to take office / to assume a post
to take office / to assume a post
nearby / in a close neighborhood
HSK 6
then it's too late (colloquial)
certainly
to see a doctor / to seek medical advice
to draw on local resources / using materials at hand
to melt in one's mouth
(typically followed by ) apt to (lose one's temper, catch a cold etc) / at the drop of a hat
to be ready / to be in order
locally / on the spot
a hint is all that is needed / understanding each other without the need to explain
to dine
inauguration
to yield / to adapt to / to accommodate to (sth)
HSK 6
to go to sleep / to go to bed (literary)
employment rate
to accept (a bit reluctantly) / to put up with
HSK 6
to submit / to give in
to release for medical treatment (of a prisoner)
to discuss sth on its own merits / to judge the matter as it stands
to move to a better job
unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
to follow the prescribed order; to keep to the working routine (idiom)
to quit while one is ahead (idiom) / to know when to stop
to get there in one step (idiom); easily done / success at a stroke / to get results overnight
lit. an easy drive on a familiar path (idiom); fig. experience makes progress easy / a task that is so familiar one can do it with one's hand tied behind one's back
lit. if it's wrong, it's wrong (idiom); to make the best after a mistake / to accept an error and adapt to it / to muddle through
hands tied and waiting to be captured
to execute on the spot (idiom); summary execution / to carry out the law on the spot
(of the people in a group) to get into position (idiom) / (athletics) On your mark!
not to understand the situation / unaware of the ins and outs
inside story
equivalent to 就可以 / can then (do sth) / can immediately (do sth) / (do sth) and that will suffice
at sb's convenience / in passing / while doing it
follow the prescribed order / keep to conventional ways
full employment
better to be safe than sorry (proverb) / to be prepared just in case
everything in its place and ready (idiom)
to act as companion
to get a better job somewhere else (idiom) / to seek alternative employment
to be next to (colloquial)
to win success and recognition (idiom)
to avoid the important and dwell on the trivial / to keep silent about major charges while admitting minor ones
inaugural speech
to set off / to take to the road
to beat sb at their own game (idiom)
bedtime
half willing and half unwilling (idiom); to yield after making a show of resistance
to turn on one's heels / to walk away abruptly
to be killed for a righteous cause / to die a martyr
to be taken prisoner
to swear the oath of office
to be quick to take offence / to have a short fuse
a boneheaded teammate can do you more harm than the most formidable opponent (idiom)
to concede / to give up
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
serves you right for doing sth so stupid (Internet slang)
inaugural lecture
to finish (a letter, a painting) at a stroke
to deign / to condescend / to yield to (entreaties) / to submit to (sb) / (polite) to deign to accept (a post)
to approach one's coffin (idiom); with one foot in the grave
past this village, you won't find this shop (idiom) / this is your last chance
(of a price) to fluctuate according to the market / to sell at the market price
(idiom) stay clear of the enemy's main force and strike at his weak points
Employment Stability Fee (Taiwan), a minimum monthly fee for employing foreign workers
lit. don't worry about not knowing goods, but about comparing them (proverb) / fig. goods' (or person's) true value can only be determined through comparison
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
to be born with / to be gifted with
unaware of the inner workings / naive / unwitting
lit. to squeeze into every crack (idiom) / fig. to make the most of every opportunity
lit. on hearing wind, to say rain / to agree uncritically with whatever people say / to parrot other people's words / to chime in with others
to extend one's neck in preparation for execution (idiom)
to be placed in a coffin / to die
to condescend / condescending / patronizing
can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom); not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
hands tied and expecting the worst
it doesn't matter whether a cat is white or black; as long as it catches mice it's a good cat (variant of a Sichuanese saying used in a speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 in 1962, usually associated with his economic reforms starting in 1978, in which pragmatism was favored over ideological purity)
crude but simple methods (idiom); use whatever methods you can / to do things simply and thriftily / It's not pretty but it works.

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