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surname Huan
  *還* | 還* | *還
still / still in progress / still more / yet / even more / in addition / fairly / passably (good) / as early as / even / also / else
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to pay back / to return
furthermore / in addition / still / also
or / still / nevertheless / had better
to restore to the original state / to reconstruct (an event) / reduction (chemistry)
not bad / tolerable / fortunately
to return (sth borrowed etc) / to send back / to refund / to rebate
to return sth to sb
to repay / to reimburse
repayment / to pay back money
to return sth / to revert
to redeem a vow (to a deity) / to fulfill a promise / votive
to be better off ... / might as well ...
to return alive / to survive
to repay a loan
to pay back in full / to redeem a debt
to return sth / to hand back
to repay capital
to set the record straight / to clarify the facts
a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
to hit back / to return fire
to haggle over price / to bargain
to return home / fig. to retire from public life
to recover one's youthful vigor / to feel rejuvenated (idiom)
reducing agent
lit. reincarnated in sb else's body (idiom); fig. a discarded or discredited idea returns in another guise
to return from the grave / (old) to recycle (waste products)
to return to normal life (leaving a monastic order)
return books
an eye for an eye (idiom); fig. to use the enemy's methods against him / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
to make a counteroffer when haggling / to bargain
to come back to one's hometown in silken robes (idiom); to return in glory
to retort / to answer back
lit. even harder than reaching the sky (idiom) / fig. extremely difficult / far from an easy task
to return with thanks / to give back (honorific)
to return a politeness / to present a gift in return
to retort / to answer back
ginger gets spicier as it gets older (idiom) / the older, the wiser
to settle a debt
to release (a hostage) / to put back in place
to ask for sth back / to recover
to recover (lost property or money) / to win back
an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth (idiom) / fig. to use the enemy's methods against him / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
restoring agricultural land to forest
lit. whoever hung the bell on the tiger's neck must untie it (idiom) / fig. whoever started the trouble should end it
How dare you! / This is an outrage! / Absolutely disgraceful!
(music notation) natural sign, ♮
to return
to buy a wooden box and return the pearls inside / to show poor judgment (idiom)
to return / to give back / to send back / to repatriate
the best part of the show is yet to come / (with ironic tone) the worst is yet to come / you ain't seen nothin' yet
if you live a life of crime, sooner or later you'll pay for it
lit. there is not even the first stroke of the character (idiom) / fig. things have not even begun to take shape / no sign of success yet
to settle and account
return what you borrowed on time, you may borrow again next time (idiom)
to hit back / to retaliate
to use an opponent's own methods to obtain retribution (idiom, from Song dynasty neo-Confucianist Zhu Xi 朱熹); to get revenge by playing sb back at his own game / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
contacts / dealings
restitution / return of something to its original owner / remittance
please return (an item sent in the mail)
see 有借有還再借不難|有借有还再借不难 [you3 jie4 you3 huan2 , zai4 jie4 bu4 nan2]
return (a borrowed object) with thanks / decline (a gift) with thanks
to offer a return banquet
recycled paper
A debt of blood must be paid in blood. / Blood calls for blood.
lit. there is not even the first stroke of the character (idiom) / fig. things have not even begun to take shape / no sign of success yet
(Korean term) women who returned to Korea after being abducted during the Manchu invasions of Korea in the 17th century, only to be regarded as defiled and therefore ostracized, even by their own families
that goes without saying
lit. when one beats a dog, one must answer to its master (idiom) / fig. before punishing sb, one should consider how that would affect others associated with him

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