Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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  *是* | 是* | *是
is / are / am / yes / to be
  *昰* | 昰* | *昰
variant of / (used in given names)
but / however
or / still / nevertheless / had better
but / however / (used for emphasis) indeed
(coll.) if
whether (or not) / if / is or isn't
thereupon / as a result / consequently / thus / hence
each and every / every / all / any
right and wrong / quarrel
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
considered to be / at last
or / either one or the other
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
yes, that's right / variant of 似的
nevertheless / actually / the fact is ...
therefore / thus / so
is or isn't / yes or no / whether or not
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
equivalent to either or 就是
is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that
in other words / that is
just / simply / stubbornly / really
indeed / truly / (coll.) (used to express disapproval, annoyance etc about sth)
(formal) this day / that day
probably / perhaps / could it be that...?
if it were not for / but for
that's just the way it is / exactly!
things have remained the same, but people have changed
to be full of / completely
extremely / very
to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
Really! (interj. of annoyance or frustration)
therefore / so / consequently
can be found everywhere
to apologize
solely / just
duplicity / hypocrisy (idiom)
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
to stir up trouble
Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
to be upset / to feel disgusted
not one good point / everything about it is wrong
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
unable to reach a decision (idiom); cannot agree on the right choice / no unanimous decision / still a matter of discussion
clear and logical
so I have heard (idiom) / the beginning clause of Buddha's quotations as recorded by his disciple, Ananda (Buddhism)
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
(classical) see 於是|于是
variant of 惹是生非
in other words / that is to say
The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore (idiom). Only Buddhist enlightenment can allow one to shed off the abyss of worldly suffering. / Repent and ye shall be saved!
to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
to follow blindly (idiom) / to take as one's only guide
people who don't belong together, don't get to live together (idiom) / marriages are predestined / people marry because they share common traits
to invert right and wrong
to act as one thinks fit / to have one's own way
to follow obediently
to seek nothing but profit (idiom); personal profit before everything / self-seeking
each one does what he thinks is right (idiom) / each goes his own way
lit. the body is the revolution's capital / fig. good health is a prerequisite for work (Mao Zedong's saying)
unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
what has (he) got up (his) sleeve? / what's going on?
(written) (at the end of a request in letters) I would be much obliged
there are no rivers to one who has crossed the ocean, and no clouds to one who has passed Mount Wu (idiom) / one who has seen the world doesn't stop at small things
silence is golden (idiom)
a woman's virtue is to have no talent (idiom)
Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
Failure is the mother of success.
to seek the truth
not the right flavor / not quite right / a bit off / fishy / queer / amiss / feel bad / be upset
isn't that so?
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
lit. whoever provides milk is your mother (idiom) / fig. to follow whoever is feeding you / to put one's loyalties where one's interests lie
a wrong repeated becomes right (idiom); a lie or an error passed on for a long time may be taken for the truth
probably / most likely
devoid of fear (idiom) / intrepid
to seek the truth from facts
have plenty of / there's no lack of
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
(of food) to have the right taste / (of people) to feel at ease
lit. to keep ding (the fourth heavenly stem) distinct from mao (the fourth earthly branch) (idiom) / fig. meticulous / conscientious / unambiguous
money isn't everything, but without money you can do nothing (idiom)
five hundred years ago we were the same family (idiom) (said of persons with the same surname)
lit. to see whether it's a mule or a horse, take it out for a walk (idiom) / fig. the proof of the pudding is in the eating / to show what one is made of

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