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to imagine / to make up / fictitious / theoretical / hypothetical / (computing) to emulate / virtual
  *虛* | 虛* | *虛
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
virtual reality (Tw)
void / hollow / empty
false / phony / pretense
virtual environment
hollow / emptiness / meaningless
virtual machine
what is true and what is false / (to get to know) the real situation
virtual reality
weak / in poor health
false / hypocritical / artificial / sham
dotted line
modest / self-effacing / to make modest remarks
lit. name is not in vain (idiom); a fully justified reputation / enjoys a well-deserved reputation
lacking in confidence / diffident / to have a guilty conscience
deficiency of 氣|气 (TCM)
to misreport / fraudulent report
deficiency of yin 陰|阴 in TCM
to collapse (from dehydration or loss of blood) / heat exhaustion
imaginary / illusory
lit. a banquet with no empty seats / full house / capacity crowd / standing room only
depletion of the spleen (Chinese medicine)
(TCM) consumptive disease, chronic deficiency disorder due to impaired function of inner organs, deficiency of qi, blood, yin and yang / asthenia
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
open-minded / humble
to practice fraud (idiom); by trickery
(false) bravado / to bluff
to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom); to take advantage of a lapse
false reputation
false friendship / hypocritical show of affection
unreal / illusory / imaginary / vague and with nothing in it
false alarm / panic rumor / CL: 場|场
to feel weak / to be diffident
empty words / false words
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
hard to tell if it's real or sham
Akasagarbha Bodhisattva
background blurring (photography)
to discuss guidelines / to discuss principles to be followed
to miss the target (with a bullet or an arrow)
imaginary number
to take advantage of weakness
to exist in name only / empty shell / useless (idiom)
with an undeserved reputation (idiom); unwarranted fame / nowhere near as good as he's made out to be
to fritter away (one's time)
to have an undeserved reputation (idiom)
Taixu (famed Buddhist monk, 1890-1947)
great emptiness / the void / heaven / the skies / universe / cosmos / original essence of the cosmos
the trip has not been made in vain / the trip has been well worthwhile / it's been a worthwhile trip
(linguistics) function word
deliberately mystifying / to make sth unnecessarily complicated
an excess of heat caused by a deficiency in Yin energy (idiom)
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 feign civility (idiom)
deceitful trick / mystery / unfathomable
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.
virtual image
receptive as an echoing canyon (idiom); modest and open-minded
to waste time on worthless activities
to reserve a seat for sb (idiom)
a person who is in poor health cannot handle sth so strong as a tonic
(idiom) stay clear of the enemy's main force and strike at his weak points
virtual private network (VPN)
virtual private network (VPN)
dead letter / rule no longer in force / empty formality
imaginary reputation / empty fame
null hypothesis (statistics)
Zhang Ruoxu (c. 660-720), Tang dynasty poet, author of yuefu poem River on a spring night 春江花月夜
to let correct ideology guide practical work (idiom)
virtual connection
subjunctive mood (grammar)
Modesty leads to progress, arrogance makes you drop behind (favorite slogan of Mao Zedong)
light and airy / floating
to boast / to brag / boastful / exaggerative / pompous / bombastic
modest and studious (idiom)
to play tricks / to deceive
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 particle
to possess an undeserved reputation (idiom)
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
to listen to the ideas of others with an open mind (idiom)
virtual circuit / VC
facing a wall, an imaginary construction (idiom); baseless fabrication

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