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  *必* | 必* | *必
certainly / must / will / necessarily
to have to / must / compulsory / necessarily
HSK 3
must / to need to / to be sure to
HSK 6
essential
necessary / essential / indispensable / required
HSK 5
not necessarily / maybe not
HSK 5
to need / to require / essential / indispensable
a required course
to be bound to / to be sure to
to be certain of victory / to be bound to prevail
there is no need / why should
HSK 5
required course / compulsory course
presumably / probably / in all likelihood / surely
to be bound to / undoubtedly will
HSK 6
inevitable / certain / necessity
HSK 5
unavoidable / the only (road, entrance etc)
inessential / unnecessary
inevitably
Pizza Hut
Bing (search engine)
need not / does not have to / not necessarily
requirement / necessary condition (math)
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential
necessity
must / have to
the road one must follow or take / the only way / same as 必由之路
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
inevitable outcome / inescapable consequence
the road one must follow or take / the only way
needless / unnecessary
Khubilai Khan (1215-1294), grandson of Genghis Khan 成吉思汗, first Yuan dynasty emperor, reigned 1260-1294
need not / unnecessary
seize every minute and second (idiom); not a minute to lose / every moment counts
to be determined to win (idiom)
circumstances require action (idiom); absolutely necessary / imperative
to not need dwell on (idiom)
lit. when the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current (proverb) / fig. everything will be all right / cf 車到山前必有路船到橋頭自然直|车到山前必有路船到桥头自然直
to haggle over every cent (idiom)
like father, like son (idiom)
necessity / essential (thing)
to attend to everything personally
one is bound for good fortune after surviving a great disaster (proverb)
lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through. (idiom) / fig. Everything will turn out for the best. / Let's worry about it when it happens. / It will be all right on the night. / cf couplet 車到山前必有路船到橋頭自然直|车到山前必有路船到桥头自然直
lit. an arrogant army is bound to lose (idiom) / fig. pride goes before a fall
He who gives no thought to far-flung problems soon finds suffering nearby (idiom, from Analects). / Smug concentration on the here and now will lead to future sorrow.
to grant whatever is asked for / to accede to every plea
inessential
if you say too much, you're bound to slip up at some point (idiom)
if I (you, she, he...) had known it would come to this, I (you, she, he...) would not have acted thus (idiom) / to regret vainly one's past behavior
being bright at an early age does not necessarily bring success upon growing up (proverb)
lit. if three walk together, one can be my teacher (idiom, from the Analects of Confucius) / you have sth to learn from everyone
(we) will be very grateful (if …)
when things reach an extreme, they can only move in the opposite direction (idiom)
pride goes before a fall (idiom)
an army burning with righteous indignation is bound to win (idiom)
wind does not come from an empty cave without reason / there's no smoke without fire (idiom)
life's necessities
Lake Superior, one of the Great Lakes 五大湖
L'Hôpital's rule (math.) (Tw)
If three walk together, one of them can teach me sth (Confucius)
if two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if you start a war, someone is bound to get hurt
L'Hôpital's rule (math.)
As the teacher, so the pupil. (idiom)
lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through and when the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current. (idiom) / fig. Everything will turn out for the best. / Let's worry about it when it happens. / It will be all right on the night.
realm of necessity (philosophy)
lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through. (idiom) / fig. Everything will turn out for the best. / Let's worry about it when it happens. / It will be all right on the night. / cf couplet 車到山前必有路船到橋頭自然直|车到山前必有路船到桥头自然直
when two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if it comes to a fight, someone will get hurt.
hidden merits will have visible rewards (idiom)
Dong Biwu (1886-1975), one of the founders of the Chinese communist party
absolute necessity / sine qua non
persisting in evil brings about self-destruction (idiom)
there is no gain without a loss (idiom) / there is no such thing as a free meal
There is no need to boast about one's treasures. (idiom)
Jamal al-Din ibn Muhammad al-Najjari (13th century), famous Persian astronomer and scholar who served Khubilai Khan 忽必烈 from c. 1260
not necessarily / that's not sure
terminal illness / incurable condition (also fig.)
one must be a man of his word and resolute in his work (proverb)
BHP Billiton (Anglo-Australian mining corporation)
lit. a wise person reflecting a thousand times can still make a mistake (idiom); fig. nobody is infallible
lit. that which is long divided must unify, and that which is long unified must divide (idiom, from 三國演義|三国演义) / fig. things are constantly changing


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