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  *的* | 的* | *的
of / ~'s (possessive particle) / (used after an attribute) / (used to form a nominal expression) / (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) / also pr. [di4] or [di5] in poetry and songs
  *之* | 之* | *之
(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ) / him / her / it
purpose / aim / goal / target / objective / CL: 個|个
really / indeed
identity / aspect of one's identity (i.e. sth that one is – mayor, father, permanent resident etc) / role / capacity (as in "in his capacity as a ..." 的身份) / status (social, legal etc) / position / rank
seems as if / rather like / Taiwan pr. [si4 de5]
to withdraw the mandate of heaven (and transition to a new dynasty) (original meaning) / revolution / revolutionary / to revolt (against sb or sth) / to revolutionize (sth) / (separable verb sometimes used in the pattern noun的命) / CL:
  *的* | 的* | *的
see 的士
  *的* | 的* | *的
really and truly
  *的* | 的* | *的
aim / clear
my (Internet slang variant of 我的)
  *底* | 底* | *底
(equivalent to as possessive particle)
yes, that's right / variant of 似的
destination (location)
if (coming after a conditional clause)
(coll.) to take a taxi / to go by taxi
I (when talking to a superior)
standard / norm / criterion
really / after all / details / particulars
taxi (loanword)
  *似* | 似* | *似
see 似的
and so on / and what not
(taboo curse) damn it! / fucking
what for / why / how
Minecraft (video game)
target / aim / objective / what one hopes to gain
damn it! / blast it!
next-door neighbor / neighboring household / adjacent country (short for 鄰接的國家|邻接的国家)
darlings / fans / followers / short form of 親愛的們|亲爱的们
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short
Baltic Sea
(neologism c. 2009) don't worry, it's all taken care of
trivial (matters) / triviality / nonsense / rubbish
Really! (interj. of annoyance or frustration)
Baltimore (place name, surname etc)
female taxi driver
to hit the target / (fig.) to hit the nail on the head
(coll.) food
nothing to pick on / really good / nothing to discuss / settled matter / no problem
sometimes / at times
(like) a cat on a hot tin roof / anxious / agitated
aimless / at random
Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia
(slang, originally northeast dialect) excellent / great
lit. even a scrawny camel is bigger than a horse (idiom) / fig. even after suffering a loss, a rich person is still better off than ordinary people / a cultured person may come down in the world, but he is still superior to the common people
(dialect) not that great / not up to much / nothing special
the Last Supper (in the Christian Passion story)
darkness comes before dawn / things can only get better (idiom)
to hit the mark with a comment (idiom) / to say sth spot on
couple who were made for each other
lit. if you have to use force to break a melon off the vine, it won't taste sweet (because it's only when the melon is ripe that it can be removed with just a slight twist) (idiom) / fig. if sth is not meant to be, it's no use trying to force it to happen
bogus / ersatz / fake / mock / phony
euphemistic equivalent of 他媽的|他妈的
(idiom) a good person, used to praise sb's moral integrity or courage
lit. to have a target in mind when shooting one's arrows (idiom) / fig. to have a clear objective
(idiom) no secret can be kept forever
son of a bitch
How did it happen? / What's wrong? / What went wrong? / What's up?
homing / target-seeking (military)
white lie
the cooked duck flew away (proverb) / (fig.) to let a sure thing slip through one's fingers
lit. the body is the revolution's capital / fig. good health is a prerequisite for work (Mao Zedong's saying)
Goddam! / goddamn / wretched
to move a stone and stub one's toe / to shoot oneself in the foot (idiom)
You're really quite something! / You're just amazing!
every family has its problems (idiom)
motorcycle taxi / abbr. for 摩托車的士|摩托车的士
what has (he) got up (his) sleeve? / what's going on?
disco (loanword) / also written 迪斯科
Tripoli, capital of Libya / Tripoli, city in north Lebanon
to play dirty / crafty / scheming
lit. grasshoppers tied together with a piece of string (idiom) / fig. people who are in it together for better or worse / people who will sink or swim together
Montevideo, capital of Uruguay
else / other
lit. as if flying / very fast
Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
(coll.) not at all (humble expression denying compliment) / don't mention it
Zhang Tianyi (1906-1985), children's writer, author of prize-winning fairy tale Secret of the Magic Gourd 寶葫蘆的秘密|宝葫芦的秘密
constructive criticism
utmost effort
qualitative leap
to tell the truth / honestly / in fact
all good things must come to an end (idiom)
Jung Chang (1952-), British-Chinese writer, name at birth Zhang Erhong 張二鴻|张二鸿, author of Wild Swans 野天鵝|野天鹅 and Mao: The Unknown Story 毛澤東·鮮為人知的故事|毛泽东·鲜为人知的故事
dacron (loanword)
bull's-eye / target / objective
lit. target of a multitude of arrows (idiom); the butt of public criticism / attacked on all sides
ultimatum (loanword)
drat / frick / (euphemistic variant of 媽的|妈的)
Descendants of the Dragon (i.e. Han Chinese)
have plenty of / there's no lack of

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