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narrative / story / tale
deliberately / on purpose
malfunction / breakdown / defect / shortcoming / fault / failure / impediment / error / bug (in software)
home / homeland / native place / CL: 個|个
accident / CL: 樁|桩, ,
reason / cause
an unforeseen event / accident / misfortune
old practice / CL: 個|个
  *故* | 故* | *故
happening / instance / reason / cause / intentional / former / old / friend / therefore / hence / (of people) to die, dead
classical story or quote from the literature / the story behind sth
the late / deceased
historical or literary anecdote that gives rise to a saying
former residence
ghost story
no cause, no reason (idiom); completely uncalled for
the Forbidden City / abbr. for 故宮博物院|故宫博物院
former imperial palace
Palace Museum, in the Forbidden City, Beijing / National Palace Museum, Taipei
deliberately mystifying / to make sth unnecessarily complicated
without cause or reason
to review the old and know the new (idiom, from the Analects) / to recall the past to understand the future
to ask a question, already knowing the answer
... hence the name (used at the end of a sentence)
to die of an illness
to die
fault resolution / trouble clearing
native country / one's homeland
one's old self / one's original self / what one has always been
the ways of the world
sophisticated / worldly-wise
old estate / former empire / former occupation
fairy tale
fictional film / feature film
variant of 緣故|缘故
therefore / so / consequently
a close friend over many years
to die / death
former residence
country with an ancient history
mythological story / myth
to pretend / to feign
old friend / the deceased
anecdote / tales (esp. about historical figure)
folk story / folktale
In order to capture, one must let loose. / to loosen the reins only to grasp them better
old city
to put on an act
to find a pretext for refusing
worldly wisdom / the ways of the world / to know how to get on in the world
to revert to old ways
technical breakdown / malfunction
to leave one's homeland
as before / as usual / (to be) like old friends
familiarity at first sight
old friend / deceased friend
to die / to pass away
deliberate violation (idiom); intentional crime
what for? / what's the reason?
old site / site of sth (palace, ancient state etc) that no longer exists
to review the old and know the new (idiom, from the Analects) / to recall the past to understand the future
former capital / ancient capital
to find an excuse
old friends
stuck in the old ways (idiom); refusing to acknowledge new ideas / stagnating and conservative
meeting an old friend in a foreign place (idiom)
former acquaintance / old friend
old road / old way / old course (of a river)
back to where we were (idiom); absolutely no improvement / Things haven't changed at all.
to be one's old self (idiom) / to be unchanged / (derog.) to be stuck in one's ways
hometown / native place
one's hometown
to die / to pass away
former home
single point of failure
to repeat an old stratagem / up to one's old tricks
to return home with honor
(literary) former subordinate
to go through the motions
that's why it is called...
premeditated murder
once familiar places / former haunts
old friend / former acquaintance
Gucheng county in Hengshui 衡水, Hebei
accident occurring due to negligence
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang 張戎|张戎 and Jon Halliday
old and respected family / family whose members have been officials from generation to generation
lit. neither a relative nor a friend (idiom) / fig. unrelated to one another in any way
a shipwreck / a sinking
to play the profound thinker
Mukden Palace, aka Shenyang Imperial Palace, the main imperial palace during the early years of the Qing dynasty (1625-1644), a secondary palace in subsequent years, now a museum
old teaching (e.g. religious instruction)
to discard the old and introduce the new (idiom); to innovate
old classics / old customs / cause
accident causing injury or death
experienced in the ways of the world (idiom); worldly-wise / sophisticated
bedtime story
industrial accident / work-related injury

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