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light / gentle / relaxed / effortless / uncomplicated / to relax / to take things less seriously
  *輕* | 輕* | *輕
light / easy / gentle / soft / reckless / unimportant / frivolous / small in number / unstressed / neutral / to disparage
easily / lightly / rashly
contempt / contemptuous / to despise / to scorn / scornful
to play a critical role (idiom) / influential
young people / youngster
lightly / softly
dexterous / deft / easy / light and easy to use / nimble / agile / lithe / graceful
to lighten / to ease / to alleviate
light (weight) / frivolous / a philanderer / to scorn / disrespectful
lightweight and portable / light and convenient
slight / light / trivial / to a small extent
graceful / lithe / light and graceful / lighthearted / relaxed
light (machinery, aircraft etc)
soft / gentle / pliable
light meal / snack
light industry
quietly / softly / neutral tone / light stress
light and quick / brisk / spry / lively / effortless / relaxed / agile / blithe
to make more youthful / to promote younger staff
mild (symptoms etc)
easy / with no difficulty
severity (of the case) / degree of seriousness / whether sth is slight or serious
a suicide / to commit suicide
to sketch in light shades / to play down / to deemphasize (idiom)
to contempt / to disdain / pejorative
to act blindly without thinking (idiom)
light as a feather
treat sth lightly / to lower one's guard
lightly wounded / minor injuries
to beat easily / to gain an easy victory
frivolous / careless / giddy
to value males and attach less importance to females (idiom)
to say, without careful consideration
to easily trust / gullible / naïve
to underestimate the enemy
lightweight (boxing etc)
to belittle / to scorn / to take sth lightly
frivolous / coquettish
(to move or do sth) softly and quietly (idiom)
cavalier / offhand / reckless
lit. to drive a lightweight chariot on a familiar road (idiom) / fig. to do sth routinely and with ease / a walk in the park
light music
light rail / transit system (underground, at street level or elevated) / streetcar / metro / abbr. for 輕型軌道交通|轻型轨道交通
light muslin / gauze
quick and skillful / agile
full of youthful vigor (idiom) / in the prime of youth
breeze / light wind
to avoid the important and dwell on the trivial / to keep silent about major charges while admitting minor ones
to speak softly / to whisper (idiom)
young and promising
light cavalry / light motorcycle / moped
to forgive easily / to let off lightly (often with negative: you won't get away with it)
lit. an easy drive on a familiar path (idiom); fig. experience makes progress easy / a task that is so familiar one can do it with one's hand tied behind one's back
Hong Kong LRT (Light Rail Transit) (abbr. for 輕便鐵路|轻便铁路)
slight or important, urgent or non-urgent (idiom); to deal with important matters first / sense of priority
to be lenient (in sentencing)
light engineering
top-heavy / fig. unbalance in organization or political structure
young and vigorous (idiom)
lit. not knowing what's important (idiom); no appreciation of the gravity of things / naive / doesn't know who's who / no sense of priorities
to nibble
paying more attention to a lover than friends (idiom) / to value sex over friendship
as lithe as a swallow (of athlete or beautiful girl)
real men do not easily cry (idiom)
light machine gun
relaxed / easy
(idiom) what lowly people think counts for little
light water (as opposed to heavy water) / see light water reactor 輕水反應堆|轻水反应堆
petty crime / misdemeanor
light weapon
to stroke lightly / to caress
very light
less serious case / in less severe cases
sharp and clear / crisp / melodious / ringing / tinkling / silvery (of sound) / fragile / frail / also written 清脆
goose feather sent from afar, a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it (idiom); It's not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it.
to look down upon
to speak softly
light on one's feet / nimble / agile
scholars tend to disparage one another (idiom)
light as a goose feather (idiom); trifling / unimportant
(of an official) to travel with little luggage and just a small escort / to travel without ostentation
heavy on form, light on substance / to stress form at the expense of content
not to forgive easily / not to let off / (You, He) won't get away with it!
to slight / to scorn
to belittle oneself / self-contempt
slight or important, urgent or non-urgent (idiom); to deal with important matters first / sense of priority / also written 輕重緩急|轻重缓急
light petroleum (product) / gasoline and diesel oil
lepton (particle physics)
frivolous / capricious / playful
tap / hit lightly
goose feather sent from afar, a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it (idiom); It's not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it.
Bren gun, British light machine gun first produced in 1937
light element (such as hydrogen)
lit. to inquire whether the tripods are light or heavy (idiom); a laughable attempt to seize power
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