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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
purpose / aim / goal / target / objective / CL: 個|个
seems as if / rather like / Taiwan pr. [si4 de5]
really / indeed
  *的* | 的* | *的
see 的士
  *的* | 的* | *的
really and truly
  *的* | 的* | *的
aim / clear
to hit the target / to hit the nail on the head
if (coming after a conditional clause)
(old) wife
sometimes / at times
Midea (brand)
and so on / and what not
(there are) some (who are...) / some (exist)
really / after all / details / particulars
trivial (matters) / triviality / nonsense / rubbish
else / other
target / aim / objective / what one hopes to gain
small change
yes, that's right / variant of 似的
destination (location)
have plenty of / there's no lack of
(coll.) food
abbr. of 麵包車的士|面包车的士 / minivan taxi
the great majority
standard / norm / criterion
to tell the truth / honestly / in fact
Game of Thrones (TV series)
Goddam! / goddamn / wretched
generally speaking / to sum up / in summary / in short
(taboo curse) damn it! / fucking
bogus / ersatz / fake / mock / phony
drat / frick / (euphemistic variant of 媽的|妈的)
you're most welcome / sure thing! / I did what I was supposed to do
female taxi driver
for the sake of / for the purpose of
Really! (interj. of annoyance or frustration)
(my, your) own person / (to assert) one's own personality
damn it! / blast it!
object-oriented technology
lit. to have a target in mind when shooting one's arrows (idiom) / fig. to have a clear objective
don’t worry about (it, him etc) / doesn’t matter / whatever / anyway
Get along with you!
Baltic Sea
taxi (loanword)
Descendants of the Dragon (i.e. Han Chinese)
qualitative leap
white lie
sb who is easy to deal with
drat / frick / (euphemistic variant of 他媽的|他妈的)
male taxi driver / cabbie (slang)
(idiom) a good person, used to praise sb's moral integrity or courage
spirit world
ginger gets spicier as it gets older (idiom) / the older, the wiser
darkness comes before dawn / things can only get better (idiom)
couple who were made for each other
Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
Baltimore (place name, surname etc)
the brightest jewel in the crown
dacron (loanword)
Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia
Secret of the Magic Gourd (1958), prize-winning children's fairy tale by Zhang Tianyi 張天翼|张天翼
lit. target of a multitude of arrows (idiom); the butt of public criticism / attacked on all sides
homing / target-seeking (military)
desperate straits / impossible situation
weak and inept person / hopeless case
constructive criticism
to hit the mark with a comment (idiom) / to say sth spot on
Netherlands Antilles
How did it happen? / What's wrong? / What went wrong? / What's up?
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
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
what for / why / how
the Last Supper (in the Christian Passion story)
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
to move a stone and stub one's toe / to shoot oneself in the foot (idiom)
Cádiz, Spain
spilt water / (fig.) sth that can not be retrieved / spilt milk
(like) a cat on a hot tin roof / anxious / agitated
focus strategy
lit. the body is the revolution's capital / fig. good health is a prerequisite for work (Mao Zedong's saying)
nothing to pick on / really good / nothing to discuss / settled matter / no problem
what has (he) got up (his) sleeve? / what's going on?
reliable funds
all good things must come to an end (idiom)
lit. as if flying / very fast
Montevideo, capital of Uruguay
the Son of God
aimless / at random
lit. If the old doesn't go, the new will not come. / You can't make progress by clinging to old notions.
Tripoli, capital of Libya / Tripoli, city in north Lebanon

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