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(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ) / him / her / it
between / among / inter-
one of (sth) / one out of a multitude / one (third, quarter, percent etc)
afterwards / following / later / after
before / prior to / ago / previously / beforehand
outside / excluding
and so on / and such
inside / among / in the midst of (doing sth) / during
inside / within
under / beneath / less than
during / at the time of
in a word / in short / in brief
the reason why
to call it... / known as...
over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
one third
on the other hand... / conversely...
second (in a competition) / occupying second place
(acknowledged) place / a role to play / niche
to tell sb / to inform
(indicating a fraction)
words from the bottom of one's heart
thereupon / subsequently / accordingly
to laugh away (instead of taking seriously)
in other words
to put into action / to transform into acts
a hundred percent / out and out / absolutely
a helping hand
one half
Ajinomoto, Japanese food and chemical corporation
Wang Xizhi (303-361), famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin, known as the sage of calligraphy 書聖|书圣
to show respect from a distance (idiom) / to remain at a respectful distance
Rosamund Kwan (1962-), Hong Kong actress
the road one must follow or take / the only way / same as 必由之路
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
by comparison
the frog at the bottom of the well (idiom) / fig. a person of limited outlook and experience
in short / in a word / in brief
to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
top priority job / matter of vital importance
family love and joy / domestic bliss
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"
Eurostar (train line)
state within a state
the Silk Road
for a long time
apart from this / in addition to this
one tenth
Midsummer night's dream, comedy by William Shakespeare 莎士比亞|莎士比亚
Voice of America (VOA)
Z-shaped / zigzag
proficiency in a particular field (idiom) / skill in a specialized area (idiom)
moreover / in addition to that
Langevin (name)
the way of maintaining good health
a match made in heaven (idiom)
complete nonsense (idiom)
before then / up until that point
fully deserving, without any reservations (idiom); entirely worthy (of a title, honor etc)
bilateral / between two countries
to pursue unremittingly (idiom); to persevere
pure and innocent like the heart of a newborn / sincere
Window on Sports
to punish according to the law / to bring to justice
to make known to the masses (idiom); to publicize widely / to let the world know
thousand miles distant
to be effective (idiom)
to rush like ducks (idiom); the mob scrabbles madly for sth unobtainable / an unruly crowd on a wild goose chase
impossible to get rid of
the Yellow Turbans Peasant Uprising at the end of later Han (from 184)
married man
the whole year must be planned for in the spring (idiom) / early planning is the key to success
period of ... years
lit. a horse that brings trouble to its herd (idiom) / fig. troublemaker / black sheep / rotten apple
Promised Land
Zhang Zhidong (1837-1909), prominent politician in late Qing
contrary to expectation / unexpected
to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled / to end up with nothing definite
to lend a helping hand (idiom)
An-Shi Rebellion (755-763) of 安祿山|安禄山 and 史思明, a catastrophic setback for Tang dynasty
Heaven never bars one's way (idiom); don't despair and you will find a way through. / Never give up hope. / Never say die.
brotherly affection
to snort disdainfully / to scoff at / to turn up one's nose
uninvited or unexpected guest
lit. , , and (four grammatical particles of Classical Chinese) (idiom); fig. archaic expressions
Xuanwu gate coup of June 626 in early Tang, in which Li Shimin 李世民 killed his brothers, seized the throne from his father as Emperor Taizong 唐太宗
a snap of the fingers (idiom); in an instant / in a short moment / in a flash / in the twinkling of an eye
in a nutshell / to put it briefly
Doll's House (1879), drama by Ibsen 易卜生
a hair's breadth apart / a fine line / a fine distinction
invincible position
to lock one's door and refuse to see sb
runaway (idiom); desperate criminal / fugitive
lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom); fig. desperate situation / extreme emergency
for this reason
in simple terms / to put things simply / briefly

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