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(conjunction used to express contrast with a previous clause) but / then / standard / norm / principle / to imitate / to follow / classifier for written items
rule / regulation / rules and regulations
rules / regulations
principle / doctrine / CL: 個|个
if not / otherwise / else / or else
detailed rules and regulations / bylaws
norm / standard / criterion
law / rule / code
on the one hand
Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet
profile / general provision (law)
in principle / generally
Wu Zetian (624-705), Tang empress, reigned 690-705
penal provision / penalty
unspoken rules (usually ones that codify improper behaviors such as leveraging guanxi to get favorable treatment, or coercing employees for sexual favors)
fundamental doctrine / guiding principle / raison d'être
the Three Principles (in many contexts)
actually / in fact
general rule / general principle
general rule / simple principle
to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
code of conduct / standard of conduct
principle / logic
supplementary provision / bylaw / additional article (law)
general principle
that being the case / then / in that case
regular (figure in geometry)
moreover / besides
Lin Zexu or Lin Tse-hsu "Commissioner Lin" (1785-1850), Qing official whose anti-opium activities led to first Opium war with Britain 1840-1842
nevertheless / although
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / don't try to run before you can walk
to make a decision when it's time to decide
one who is successful in one's studies, can become an official (idiom)
(idiom) great plans can be ruined by just a touch of impatience
If one is industrious, one will not be in want. (idiom)
(old sentence-final expression used for emphasis)
like rowing a boat upstream, if you stop moving forward you fall back (idiom)
Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet, Chinese Rikaze
Since they have come, we should make them comfortable (idiom). Since we're here, take it easy. / Since this is so, we should accept it. / Now we have come, let's stay and take the rough with the smooth. / If you can't do anything to prevent it, you might as well sit back and enjoy it.
rules of calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) / algorithm / fig. to scheme / to calculate (i.e. plot)
a maxim / one's principles
One-China principle, the official doctrine that Taiwan is a province of China
To learn without thinking is confusing, to think without learning is dangerous (Confucius)
accounting standards council
Gerze county in Ngari prefecture, Tibet, Tibetan: Sger rtse rdzong
Zerah (name)
the Four Cardinal Principles enunciated by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 in 1979: to uphold the socialist road, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the leadership of the CPC, and Maoism and Marxism-Leninism
Gerze county in Ngari prefecture, Tibet, Tibetan: Sger rtse rdzong
a maxim / one's principles
Zhou Enlai's Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence / 1954 Panchsheel series of agreements between PRC and India
Study is like rowing upstream: no advance is to drop back
Shigatse or Xigaze prefecture in central Tibet, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse sa khul, Chinese Rikaze
when you hit bottom, you have to come up with a new approach (idiom)
happy on the one hand, but worried on the other (idiom)
to accept criticism gladly (humble expr.) / to be happy when one's errors are pointed out
Zabulon or Zebulun, biblical land between Jordan and Galilee (Matthew 4:15)
L'Hôpital's rule (math.) (Tw)
If three walk together, one of them can teach me sth (Confucius)
L'Hôpital's rule (math.)
joy depresses one's qi vital breath / an excess of joy may lead to sluggishness of vital energy (TCM)
scalene triangle (math.)
irregular quadrilateral / trapezium
lit. called a king if successful, called a bandit if defeated (idiom) / fig. losers are always in the wrong
where there is injustice, there will be an outcry / man will cry out against injustice
Rayleigh criterion (optics)
regular parametrization
regularity effect
wastage makes one destitute (idiom)
frugality prevents destitution (idiom)
correct any mistakes you made, but maintain your good record if you did not make them (idiom)
regular expression (computing)
Pareto principle
water that is too clear has no fish, and one who is too severe has no friends (idiom)

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