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to imagine / to make up / fictitious / theoretical / hypothetical / (computing) to emulate / virtual
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emptiness / void / abstract theory or guiding principles / empty or unoccupied / diffident or timid / false / humble or modest / (of health) weak / virtual / in vain
to make up / fabrication / fictional / imaginary
false / phony / pretense
HSK 6
virtual reality (Tw)
void / hollow / empty
weak / in poor health
false / hypocritical / artificial / sham
HSK 6
modest / self-effacing / to make modest remarks
HSK 5
hollow / emptiness / meaningless
HSK 6
virtual machine
what is true and what is false / (to get to know) the real situation
lit. name is not in vain (idiom); a fully justified reputation / enjoys a well-deserved reputation
imaginary / illusory
nothingness
dotted line
open-minded / humble
HSK 5
one's age, according to the traditional Chinese method of reckoning (i.e. the number of Chinese calendar years in which one has lived). In this system, a person's age is one year at birth, and increases by one year at the beginning of the first solar term 立春 each year, rather than on one's birthday. / as opposed to 足歲|足岁 / see also 實歲|实岁
vanity
HSK 6
lacking in confidence / diffident / to have a guilty conscience
deficiency of 氣|气 (TCM)
to misreport / fraudulent report
virtual reality
virtual environment
deficiency of yin 陰|阴 in TCM
fabricated
to fritter away (one's time)
to collapse (from dehydration or loss of blood) / heat exhaustion
Taixu (famed Buddhist monk, 1890-1947)
great emptiness / the void / heaven / the skies / universe / cosmos / original essence of the cosmos
lit. a banquet with no empty seats / full house / capacity crowd / standing room only
depletion of the spleen (Chinese medicine)
the trip has not been made in vain / the trip has been well worthwhile / it's been a worthwhile trip
vanity
(TCM) consumptive disease, chronic deficiency disorder due to impaired function of inner organs, deficiency of qi, blood, yin and yang / asthenia
virtual image
false alert
excess of internal heat due to poor general condition (TCM) / the prestige of another person, which one borrows for oneself
imaginary star (in astrology)
virtual network
to have an undeserved reputation (idiom)
to exist in name only / empty shell / useless (idiom)
(false) bravado / to bluff
to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom); to take advantage of a lapse
false reputation
to practice fraud (idiom); by trickery
deliberately mystifying / to make sth unnecessarily complicated
an excess of heat caused by a deficiency in Yin energy (idiom)
false friendship / hypocritical show of affection
unreal / illusory / imaginary / vague and with nothing in it
false alarm / panic rumor / CL: 場|场
(linguistics) function word
imaginary number
to feel guilty as a thief (idiom); to have sth on one's conscience
looks impressive but is worthless (idiom) / not as good as it looks / a reputation with no substance
to feel weak / to be diffident
empty words / false words
vain
to feign civility (idiom)
deceitful trick / mystery / unfathomable
hard to tell if it's real or sham
Akasagarbha Bodhisattva
background blurring (photography)
receptive as an echoing canyon (idiom); modest and open-minded
to waste time on worthless activities
to discuss guidelines / to discuss principles to be followed
nihilism
to miss the target (with a bullet or an arrow)
a person who is in poor health cannot handle sth so strong as a tonic
to take advantage of weakness
with an undeserved reputation (idiom); unwarranted fame / nowhere near as good as he's made out to be
false
Zhang Ruoxu (c. 660-720), Tang dynasty poet, author of yuefu poem River on a spring night 春江花月夜
to go through the motions
Take what you hear to be false, only believe it when you see it (idiom). Don't believe what people tell you until you see if for yourself. / It ain't necessarily so.
dead letter / rule no longer in force / empty formality
to boast / to brag / boastful / exaggerative / pompous / bombastic
to reserve a seat for sb (idiom)
null hypothesis (statistics)
to play tricks / to deceive
modest and studious (idiom)
fiction
(idiom) stay clear of the enemy's main force and strike at his weak points
virtual private network (VPN)
to let correct ideology guide practical work (idiom)
virtual private network (VPN)
imaginary reputation / empty fame
to believe what one sees, not what one hears (idiom). Don't believe what people tell you until you see if for yourself. / It ain't necessarily so.
tricky and hypocritical
virtual connection
subjunctive mood (grammar)
white square character ( □ ), used to represent a missing ideograph
empty wrist (method of painting)
virtual particle
Modesty leads to progress, arrogance makes you drop behind (favorite slogan of Mao Zedong)
to hide one's treasure away so that no-one knows about it (idiom); fig. modest about one's talents / to hide one's light under a bushel
light and airy / floating
facing a wall, an imaginary construction (idiom); baseless fabrication
virtual circuit / VC

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