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  *必* | 必* | *必
certainly / must / will / necessarily
to have to / must / compulsory / necessarily
HSK 3
must / to need to / to be sure to
HSK 6
essential
need not / does not have to / not necessarily
necessary / essential / indispensable / required
HSK 5
not necessarily / maybe not
HSK 5
to be bound to / to be sure to
to need / to require / essential / indispensable
a required course
needless / unnecessary
inevitable / certain / necessity
HSK 5
there is no need / why should
HSK 5
presumably / probably / in all likelihood / surely
unavoidable / the only (road, entrance etc)
to be bound to / undoubtedly will
HSK 6
required course / compulsory course
life's necessities
necessity / essential (thing)
inevitably
Pizza Hut
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential
inevitable outcome / inescapable consequence
the road one must follow or take / the only way / same as 必由之路
requirement / necessary condition (math)
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
must / have to
circumstances require action (idiom); absolutely necessary / imperative
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
inessential / unnecessary
the road one must follow or take / the only way
to not need dwell on (idiom)
need not / unnecessary
Khubilai Khan (1215-1294), grandson of Genghis Khan 成吉思汗, first Yuan dynasty emperor, reigned 1260-1294
seize every minute and second (idiom); not a minute to lose / every moment counts
to be determined to win (idiom)
to grant whatever is asked for / to accede to every plea
to haggle over every cent (idiom)
inessential
to attend to everything personally
Bing (search engine)
one is bound for good fortune after surviving a great disaster (proverb)
pride goes before a fall (idiom)
if you say too much, you're bound to slip up at some point (idiom)
like father, like son (idiom)
He who gives no thought to far-flung problems soon finds suffering nearby (idiom, from Analects). / Smug concentration on the here and now will lead to future sorrow.
when things reach an extreme, they can only move in the opposite direction (idiom)
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. if three walk together, one can be my teacher (idiom, from the Analects of Confucius) / you have sth to learn from everyone
if I (you, she, he...) had known it would come to this, I (you, she, he...) would not have acted thus (idiom) / to regret vainly one's past behavior
being bright at an early age does not necessarily bring success upon growing up (proverb)
lit. an arrogant army is bound to lose (idiom) / fig. pride goes before a fall
(we) will be very grateful (if …)
an army burning with righteous indignation is bound to win (idiom)
L'Hôpital's rule (math.) (Tw)
If three walk together, one of them can teach me sth (Confucius)
L'Hôpital's rule (math.)
wind does not come from an empty cave without reason / there's no smoke without fire (idiom)
Lake Superior, one of the Great Lakes 五大湖
if two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if you start a war, someone is bound to get hurt
realm of necessity (philosophy)
As the teacher, so the pupil. (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.
when two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if it comes to a fight, someone will get hurt.
hidden merits will have visible rewards (idiom)
BHP Billiton (Anglo-Australian mining corporation)
Dong Biwu (1886-1975), one of the founders of the Chinese communist party
one must be a man of his word and resolute in his work (proverb)
persisting in evil brings about self-destruction (idiom)
lit. that which is long divided must unify, and that which is long unified must divide (idiom, from 三國演義|三国演义) / fig. things are constantly changing
There is no need to boast about one's treasures. (idiom)
absolute necessity / sine qua non
necessity
not necessarily / that's not sure
lit. a wise person reflecting a thousand times can still make a mistake (idiom); fig. nobody is infallible
terminal illness / incurable condition (also fig.)
there is no gain without a loss (idiom) / there is no such thing as a free meal


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