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  *王* | 王* | *王
king or monarch / best or strongest of its type / grand / great
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  *強* | 強* | *強
strong / powerful / better / slightly more than / vigorous / violent / best in their category, e.g. see 百強|百强
optimum / optimal / peak / best (athlete, movie etc)
carefully chosen / handpicked / best of the bunch / choice (product) / concentration (mining) / to concentrate / to winnow
best / (you) had better (do what we suggest)
HSK 4
best feature / most important part of an object / quintessence / essence / soul
HSK 6
best quality / item of the highest quality / (slang) outrageous / annoying in the extreme / gross / person with these qualities
peak / apex / world best / number one / finest (competitors) / top (figures in a certain field)
best of the best / collection of the best (of sth)
to sell well / best seller / chart-topping
HSK 6
to call for entries and select the best / to solicit (entries, submissions, applications etc) / to select (the best candidate) / contest / competition
to select the best
HSK 6
sharp pointed end / the tip / the cusp / tip-top / most advanced and sophisticated / highest peak / the best
HSK 6
to make every effort to / striving to do one's best
HSK 6
first-class / best quality / also pr. [shang4 sheng4]
at most / at best
best-seller / best-selling book / blockbuster
elite (e.g. troops) / crack / best quality personnel
to congratulate respectfully / to wish good luck and success (esp. to a superior) / with best wishes (in writing)
to congratulate beforehand / to offer best wishes for
wish you all the best! (when signing off on a correspondence)
employ one's talent to the fullest / everyone gives of their best
splendid clothes / rich attire / one's Sunday best
to send one's greetings / to send best regards / to devote attention to
to have all one's wishes (idiom) / best wishes / all the best / may all your hopes be fulfilled
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
date of use (on foodstuffs) / best before date
Few words are best. / Brevity is the soul of wit.
to work hard / to do one's very best / to throw oneself into the task at hand
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
best man
reckoned to be first or second best (idiom) / one of the very best / to list one by one
to rank among the best
Lu Xun (1881-1936), one of the earliest and best-known modern Chinese writers
best interests
best friend
best friends / inseparable sidekick / diehard followers
as far as I know / to the best of my knowledge
to strive for mastery (idiom); aiming for the best result / to have high ambitions
to select the best (for a job)
the charts (of best-sellers) / table of ranking
to bring out the best in each other (idiom) / to complement one another well
best of its kind / cream of the crop
sth one wishes to keep secret / ulterior motive / a subject best avoided
perfect (idiom); perfection / the best of all possible worlds / as good as it gets
at most / at best
lit. to hope one's son becomes a dragon (idiom); fig. to long for one' s child to succeed in life / to have great hopes for one's offspring / to give one's child the best education as a career investment
a best-seller / a hot property
as far as one's capabilities extend (idiom); to the best of one's ability / within one's powers
HSK 6
to satisfy rival demands (idiom) / to get the best of both worlds / to have it both ways / to have one's cake and eat it too
to use sth to the full / to make the best use of everything
to scoop the best camera shots / to grab the limelight
first class / top / world best
to compete against / to measure oneself against / to go head to head (see who is best)
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
select the best people for promotion
best friend
to do one's best / to shape up / to behave / to fend for oneself / you're on your own
to close down a business for good and put the best face on it (idiom)
congratulations on house-moving or promotion (idiom); Best wishes for your new home!
chief / first / brightest and best
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  *儐* | 儐* | *儐
best man / to entertain
Best Buy (retailer)
to take advantage of the new situation (idiom) / to make the best of new opportunities
to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom) / to reason with sb in every way possible
lit. for a nobleman to take revenge, ten years is not too long (idiom) / fig. revenge is a dish best served cold
the person who drinks it knows best whether the water is hot or cold (Zen proverb); self-awareness comes from within / to know best by personal experience
vigorously / to the utmost / to the best of one's ability
to act cleverly to get what one desires / to get the best at least expense
second best person / second-rate person
to seize every minute (idiom) / to make the best use of one's time
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
give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime / knowledge is the best charity
(slang) (Tw) close friend / best pal / to get along well / to be tight / congenial
to come first in triennial palace examinations (idiom, refers to the carved stone turtle head in front of the imperial palace, next to which the most successful candidate in the imperial examinations was entitled to stand) / to be the champion / to be the very best in any field
to demand the highest standards of sb (or oneself) (idiom) / to strive to achieve the best possible results / to be a perfectionist
He laughs best who laughs last.
lit. not aiming to achieve the best possible result, but rather trying to avoid making mistakes (idiom) / fig. to take a risk-averse approach
lit. the mountain dweller lives off the mountain, the shore dweller lives off the sea (idiom) / fig. to make the best use of local resources / to exploit one's position to advance oneself / to find one's niche / to live off the land
He laughs best who laughs last.
the best part of the show is yet to come / (with ironic tone) the worst is yet to come / you ain't seen nothin' yet
to take the best / to absorb the essence
lit. the best wine is at the bottom of the jug (idiom) / fig. the best is saved for last
to use one's best efforts to do sth (idiom)
best not to mention it / drop it / never mind / let's not talk about it
the palest ink is better than the best memory (idiom)
Of the Thirty-Six Stratagems, fleeing is best. / see also 三十六計|三十六计
brightest and best / chief / first among peers
a secret / sth best not told to anyone / confidential information
to have one's wishes come true / wish you the best!
to plan and consider / to reflect on one's best strategy
wise policy / best policy
the best policy / the best thing one can do in the circumstances
to ponder a solution / to consider (the best move, how to find a way etc)
optimal / the best
to try one's best to do sth (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.
best man (in a marriage)
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. the old man lost his horse, but it all turned out for the best (idiom) / fig. a blessing in disguise / it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good

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