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  *之* | 之* | *之
(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ) / him / her / it
afterwards / following / later / after
one of (sth) / one out of a multitude / one (third, quarter, percent etc)
before / prior to / ago / previously / beforehand
between / among / inter-
outside / excluding
inside / among / in the midst of (doing sth) / during
and so on / and such
inside / within
during / at the time of
in a word / in short / in brief
the reason why
thereupon / subsequently / accordingly
(indicating a fraction)
on the other hand... / conversely...
to call it... / known as...
after this / afterwards / next
second (in a competition) / occupying second place
wherever one goes
in other words
Voice of America (VOA)
before then / up until that point
words from the bottom of one's heart
a hundred percent / out and out / absolutely
zigzag road / switchback
proficiency in a particular field (idiom) / skill in a specialized area (idiom)
for a long time
period of ... years
to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
to tell sb / to inform
over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
fully deserving, without any reservations (idiom); entirely worthy (of a title, honor etc)
in short / in a word / in brief
moreover / in addition to that
the way of maintaining good health
children's center / children's club
(lit. and fig.) overnight
the Silk Road
whereabouts unknown
the road one must follow or take / the only way / same as 必由之路
Eurostar (train line)
in other words
fears of trouble in the rear (idiom); family worries (obstructing freedom of action) / worries about the future consequences / often in negative expressions, meaning "no worries about anything"
Wang Xizhi (303-361), famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin, known as the sage of calligraphy 書聖|书圣
(acknowledged) place / a role to play / niche
to rush like ducks (idiom); the mob scrabbles madly for sth unobtainable / an unruly crowd on a wild goose chase
contrary to expectation / unexpected
to pursue unremittingly (idiom); to persevere
uninvited or unexpected guest
pure and innocent like the heart of a newborn / sincere
(has been) replaced with / (its) place has been taken by
impossible to get rid of
runaway (idiom); desperate criminal / fugitive
top priority job / matter of vital importance
an up-and-coming youngster / new talent / a brilliant younger generation
invincible position
lit. ready to appear at the call (idiom) / fig. on the verge of coming out into the open / (of a person's choice etc) on the point of being disclosed / (of an artistic depiction) vividly portrayed
the frog at the bottom of the well (idiom) / fig. a person of limited outlook and experience
to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled / to end up with nothing definite
in simple terms / to put things simply / briefly
family love and joy / domestic bliss
in a nutshell / to put it briefly
under / beneath / less than
very few / very little
one tenth
to be effective (idiom)
a snap of the fingers (idiom); in an instant / in a short moment / in a flash / in the twinkling of an eye
to pay no heed to (idiom) / to ignore / to brush aside
tied up in a bundle on a high shelf / to put sth on the back burner / no longer a high priority
to put to the torch (idiom) / to commit to the flames / to burn sth down deliberately
Battle of Redcliff of 208 at Chibi in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 of Huanggang city 黄冈, a decisive defeat of Cao Cao 曹操 at the hands of southern kingdom of Wu / famous episode in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义
Heaven never bars one's way (idiom); don't despair and you will find a way through. / Never give up hope. / Never say die.
Deutsche Welle, German publicly-operated international broadcaster
knowing oneself (idiom) / self-knowledge
to put into effect (idiom)
in a fit of pique / in a fury
to snort disdainfully / to scoff at / to turn up one's nose
Ritz (cracker brand)
lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom); fig. desperate situation / extreme emergency
Rosamund Kwan (1962-), Hong Kong actress
Midsummer night's dream, comedy by William Shakespeare 莎士比亞|莎士比亚
for this reason
The Sound of Music, Broadway musical (1959) and Academy Award-winning movie (1965)
lecher / womanizer / dirty old man
An-Shi Rebellion (755-763) of 安祿山|安禄山 and 史思明, a catastrophic setback for Tang dynasty
to show respect from a distance (idiom) / to remain at a respectful distance
the road one must follow or take / the only way
master of the house / family head
lit. the exertion of lifting one's hand (idiom) / fig. a very slight effort
trouble spot / sketchy area
priceless treasure
human nature (idiom) / a behavior that is only natural
to escape without trace (idiom); to make one's getaway (from the scene of a crime) / to show a clean pair of heels
Gu Kaizhi or Ku K'aichih (346-407), famous painter of Eastern Jin dynasty, one of the Four Great Painters of the Six Dynasties 六朝四大家
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
not to be inferior in any aspects (idiom) / to surpass / to outdo / (derog.) to be even worse
to lock one's door and refuse to see sb

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