Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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word (general term including monosyllables through to short phrases) / term (e.g. technical term) / expression
  *句* | 句* | *句
sentence / clause / phrase / classifier for phrases or lines of verse
  *得* | 得* | *得
structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
meaning (implicit in a phrase) / implied meaning / hidden meaning / hint / connotation
whether or not (at the end of a phrase)
HSK 7-9
(followed by a verb phrase, then – optionally – 不可, or 不行 etc) must
HSK 7-9
  *逗* | 逗* | *逗
to tease (playfully); to entice / (coll.) to joke / (coll.) funny; amusing / to stay; to sojourn / brief pause at the end of a phrase (variant of 讀|读)
HSK 7-9
lit. to pile up (bricks) / to pack / fig. to pad out (writing with fancy phrases) / ornate rhetoric
HSK 7-9
to apply (sth hitherto used in a different context) / to use (rules, systems, models etc copied from elsewhere) (often implying that they aren't suited to the new situation) / to borrow (a phrase) / (Tw) (computing) to apply (a style, formatting etc)
  *讀* | 讀* | *讀
comma / phrase marked by pause
Zen saying repeated as cant / (fig.) catchphrase; mantra; favorite expression; stock phrase
"Mr Science", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动 / abbr. for 賽因斯|赛因斯 / see also 德先生
restrain your grief, accept fate (condolence phrase)
commonly used phrase / idiom / colloquial usage
model or template character / written slogan or phrase / mention (e.g. "air mail" 航空 on a letter, "first draft" 初稿 on a document etc)
the meaning of sth / an explanation of the meaning of words or phrases / definition / an interpretation (of doctrine) / religious doctrine
word / phrase / (old) (grammar) function word / predicate
in duet / answering phrase / antiphonal answer
phrase (grammar)
polite phrase; conventional greetings / cliché / to try to worm facts out of sb
enumeration comma (、) (used to separate words or phrases in a list)
(adverbial phrase used with verbs such as 歸|归 or etc) traveling a great distance
it'd be a wonder if... (following a verb phrase that is usually negative)
(old) to bow and utter polite phrases / to open the way (for a dignitary etc)
wording / way of expressing something / turn of phrase / diction
pair of antithetical phrases / antithetical couplet
sweet words, beautiful phrases (idiom); hypocritical flattery
to supply the answering phrase
literal; word for word / word by word and phrase by phrase
teach in peace (polite phrase to end a letter to a teacher)
wording / way of expressing something / turn of phrase / diction
musical phrase
numerical answer (to a question in math.) / (Tw) (of troops) to shout numbers or phrases in unison (to keep in step or maintain morale)
pun / play on words / a phrase with a double meaning
compound phrase
popular piece of doggerel / common phrase repeated as a jingle
polite set phrases
pausing at the end of a phrase or sentence (in former times, before punctuation marks were used) / punctuation / periods and commas / sentences and phrases
form word / in Classical Chinese, the first character of phrase having auxiliary grammatical function
famous saying / celebrated phrase
answering phrase of duet / to sing antiphonal answer
to be fastidious about phrasing, diction, or choice of words
phrase (grammar)
pet phrase / regularly used expression / manner of speaking
dual / duality / antithesis / coupled phrases (as rhetorical device) / spouse
phrase (linguistics)
paired phrases (poetic device)
hackneyed / well-worn (phrase etc) / same old story / stereotypical fashion
exclamation / exclamatory phrase
ready-made phrase / unhelpful comment
officialese / official routine / (old) (conventional phrase used in response to one's superior) in view of the above, we therefore...
set phrase
to intentionally reinterpret a spoken expression as if one had misheard it, for the sake of humor (often, it is a phrase in a foreign language twisted into a similar-sounding phrase in one's native language with a completely different meaning) (orthographic borrowing from Japanese 空耳 "soramimi")
(idiom) to use literary phrases in one's writing to show off one's erudition
letters or words / words or phrase
usage (of a term) / wording / phrasing
(used to form an adverbial phrase X + 似地) like (X); as if (X) / Taiwan pr. [si4de5]
socialism with Chinese characteristics, phrase introduced by the CCP in 1986 to refer to its ideological model, embracing the economic reforms of the post-Mao era
the joy of matrimony (polite phrase referring to a young woman)
punctuation of a sentence (in former times, before punctuation marks were used) / period 句號|句号 and comma 逗號|逗号 / sentences and phrases
start of phrase or sentence
(idiom) just a word or two; a few isolated phrases
to give answering phrase (school exercise in memory or composition)
adjectival phrase
"Mr Democracy", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动 / abbr. for 德謨克拉西|德谟克拉西 / see also 賽先生|赛先生
mouth full of literary phrases / to spout the classics
fashionable word or phrase / abbr. for 潮流用語|潮流用语
(allusion to Tao Qian 陶潛|陶潜, who used this phrase when he resigned from government service rather than show subservience to a visiting inspector) to bow and scrape for five pecks of rice (that being a part of his salary as a local magistrate) / (fig.) to compromise one's principles for the sake of a salary
to polish a phrase
to use literary quotations; to use phrases taken from the classics
(of an audio device) to repeat a recorded phrase (e.g. for language learning)
(coll.) (of an actor with a bit part) to receive a boxed meal when one's job is done (phrase used e.g. by movie viewers when a character dies)

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