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HSK
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *是* | 是* | *是
is / are / am / yes / to be
HSK 1
fault / blame
no / is not / not
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
or / still / nevertheless / had better
HSK 3
whether (or not) / if / is or isn't
HSK 4
but / however
HSK 2
or / either one or the other
always
HSK 3
rather
but / however / (used for emphasis) indeed
HSK 4
that is / i.e.
considered to be / at last
especially / most of all / above all / in particular
indeed / truly / (coll.) (used to express disapproval, annoyance etc about sth)
if
nevertheless / actually / the fact is ...
solely / just
yes, that's right / variant of 似的
is or isn't / yes or no / whether or not
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
in other words / that is
(coll.) of course / naturally / indeed
(coll.) if
HSK 4
right and wrong / quarrel
HSK 6
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
equivalent to either or 就是
have plenty of / there's no lack of
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
always
although / even though / even if
thus
isn't that so?
each and every / every / all / any
HSK 6
is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that
just / simply / stubbornly / really
Science and technology is the number one productive force (from 1978 speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 introducing the Four Modernizations 四個現代化|四个现代化).
to seek the truth
for the sake of / for the purpose of
if it were not for / but for
to be upset / to feel disgusted
see 利事
that's just the way it is / exactly!
Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
to be full of / completely
to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
extremely / very
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
Silence is golden. (idiom)
therefore / thus / so
not one good point / everything about it is wrong
there's no shortage / there are plenty
probably / perhaps / could it be that...?
things have remained the same, but people have changed
unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
Really! (interj. of annoyance or frustration)
clear and logical
to follow blindly (idiom) / to take as one's only guide
certainly
unable to reach a decision (idiom); cannot agree on the right choice / no unanimous decision / still a matter of discussion
to invert right and wrong
(derog.) to be a good-for-nothing / worthless nobody / no-good
therefore
can be found everywhere
to stir up trouble
each one does what he thinks is right (idiom) / each goes his own way
so I have heard (idiom) / the beginning clause of Buddha's quotations as recorded by his disciple, Ananda (Buddhism)
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
to follow obediently
ginger gets spicier as it gets older (idiom) / the older, the wiser
duplicity / hypocrisy (idiom)
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons
to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *昰* | 昰* | *昰
variant of / (used in given names)
HSK 1
Keysight Technologies (instrumentation company)
a woman's virtue is to have no talent (idiom)
Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
not the right flavor / not quite right / a bit off / fishy / queer / amiss / feel bad / be upset
(formal) this day / that day
Failure is the mother of success.
thereupon / as a result / consequently / thus / hence
HSK 4
merely / simply / only / but
to seek nothing but profit (idiom); personal profit before everything / self-seeking
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
to seek the truth from facts
to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
to apologize
devoid of fear (idiom) / intrepid
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore (idiom). Only Buddhist enlightenment can allow one to shed off the abyss of worldly suffering. / Repent and ye shall be saved!
to act as one thinks fit / to have one's own way

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