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Mandarin pronunciation:  pin1yin1 | pīn​yīn​ | ㄅㄆㄇㄈ
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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *您* | 您* | *您
you (courteous, as opposed to informal )
HSK 2
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *你* | 你* | *你
you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
HSK 1
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *呢* | 呢* | *呢
particle indicating that a previously asked question is to be applied to the preceding word ("What about ...?", "And ...?") / particle for inquiring about location ("Where is ...?") / particle signaling a pause, to emphasize the preceding words and allow the listener time to take them on board ("ok?", "are you with me?") / (at the end of a declarative sentence) particle indicating continuation of a state or action / particle indicating strong affirmation
HSK 1
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *尔* | 尔* | *尔
thus / so / like that / you / thou
to thank / thanks / thank you
HSK 1
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *啊* | 啊* | *啊
interjection or grunt of agreement / uhm / Ah, OK / expression of recognition / Oh, it's you!
HSK 3
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *台* | 台* | *台
(classical) you (in letters) / variant of 臺|台
HSK 4
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *游* | 游* | *游
surname You
best / (you) had better (do what we suggest)
HSK 4
that one / that thing / that (as opposed to this) / (used before a verb or adjective for emphasis) / (used to humorously or indirectly refer to sth embarrassing, funny etc, or when one can't think of the right word) / (used in speech as a filler, similar to "umm", "you know" etc) / (euph.) menstruation / sex / also pr. [nei4 ge5]
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *伊* | 伊* | *伊
(old) third person singular pronoun ("he" or "she") / second person singular pronoun ("you") / (May 4th period) third person singular feminine pronoun ("she") / (Classical Chinese) introductory particle with no specific meaning / that (preceding a noun)
(before a noun) Do (you, they etc) have ...? / Is there a ...? / (before a verb) Did (you, they etc) (verb, infinitive)? / Have (you, they etc) (verb, past participle)?
everybody / all (guests, colleagues etc) / all of you
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *尤* | 尤* | *尤
surname You
you (plural)
what are you doing? / what's he up to?
you and I / everyone / all of us (in society) / we (people in general)
dried food (including dried fruits, mushrooms and seafoods such as shrimp and abalone) / (fig.) (coll.) knowledge presented in readily assimilable form / just what you want to know: no more, no less (no 水分)
unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
HSK 1
we or us (including both the speaker and the person(s) spoken to) / (dialect) I or me / (dialect) (in a coaxing or familiar way) you / also pr. [za2 men5]
HSK 4
goodbye / see you again later
HSK 1
expression of gratitude / to give thanks / a thank-you note / acknowledgement
straightforward / clear-cut / blunt (e.g. statement) / you might as well / simply
HSK 5
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
How are you getting by? / How's life? / contraction of 過得去|过得去, can get by / tolerably well / not too bad
what are you doing? / whatever for? / why on earth?
you're welcome / don't mention it / impolite / rude / blunt
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
HSK 5
special glory / distinction / rare honor / one's laurels / it's a privilege (to meet you)
to entrust (to sb) / to place (one's hope, energy etc) in / a thing in which you invest (your hope, energy etc)
HSK 6
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
predecessor / forebears / the person facing you
my (you etc) old father / polite appellation for an elderly male
you all (archaic) / see also 你們|你们
how old are you? (familiar, or to a child)
lit. Even if we don't see each other, don't give up and leave (idiom) / fig. Be sure to wait! / See you there!
lit. that person / fig. the person you have been looking for / Mr Right / the girl of one's dreams
study hard and every day you will improve (idiom)
lit. if one is fake, I shall compensate you for ten of them / fig. (of goods) 100% genuine
splitcharactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *3Q* | 3Q* | *3Q
(Internet slang) thank you (loanword)
lit. inviting wealth / We wish you success and riches (cf idiom 招財進寶|招财进宝)
lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius) / to use this in place of that / what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts
you might as well (do it) / simply / just
HSK 6
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *妳* | 妳* | *妳
you (female) / variant of
(slang) come on, you can't deny it! / don't you think so?! / (melodramatic form of 有沒有|有没有)
(old) perfect wife / you, my beloved wife
to take a lot of trouble (over sb or sth) / may I trouble you (to do sth)
(in business etc) your side / you
to bother / to press sb, usu. to do sth / it's a tough job / sorry to bother you (polite, used to thank sb for a favor)
to regret not having met earlier (idiom); It is nice to meet you finally. / It feels like we have known each other all along.
to guard against / to be vigilant / watch you don't (slip) / also pr. [ti2 fang2]
lit. can pass through (an opening) / fig. can get by (in life) / tolerably well / not too bad / How are you getting by? / How's life?
You're welcome / Don't mention it
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *侬* | 侬* | *侬
you (Wu dialect) / I, me (classical)
just a very few (idiom); tiny number / not many at all / You count them on your fingers.
lit. if three walk together, one can be my teacher (idiom, from the Analects of Confucius) / you have sth to learn from everyone
to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead
to perform one's job / attendant / job / duties / (respectful appellation for the addressee) you / your Excellency / (Church) deacon
devil / You devil! (as joke or insult) / the departed
Ge You (1957-), Chinese actor
water so clear you can see the bottom
to suffer as a consequence of one's own actions / you asked for it / to bring it on oneself (sth unpleasant)
won't work / will get (you) nowhere
with familiarity you learn the trick (idiom); practice makes perfect
indeed / true! (I agree with you)
What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG)
just as expected / told you so
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *伱* | 伱* | *伱
archaic variant of / you
nothing for nothing / you get what you pay for
You county in Zhuzhou 株洲, Hunan
Lu You (1125-1210), widely regarded as the greatest of the Southern Song poets
lit. you hoodwink me and I cheat you (idiom); fig. mutual deception / each tries to outwit the other / dog eats dog and devil take the hindmost
to give it your all / to go at it with all you've got / to throw your whole weight behind it / also pr. [hun2 shen1 jie3 shu4]
when you teach someone, both teacher and student will benefit
lit. a boat going against the current (idiom); fig. you must work harder
to drink a toast / Cheers! (proposing a toast) / Here's to you! / Bottoms up! / lit. dry cup
stop-loss point, a point at which you make a small loss to limit your losses
you can't guard against it (idiom) / impossible to defend effectively / not much one can do about it / It can't be prevented.
thousand articles, same rule (idiom); stereotyped and repetitive / once you've seen one, you've seen them all
never put off until tomorrow what you can do today (idiom)
lit. you die, I live (idiom); irreconcilable adversaries / two parties cannot coexist
to calculate / to estimate / in total / all told / (fig.) if you think about it
you must not / Please don't... / be sure not to / on no account (do it)
friend from whom you can seek advice
Get along with you!
As You Like It, comedy by Shakespeare
all-you-can-eat (buffet) (Tw)
according to the location / everywhere / any place / from any location / from wherever you like
you're most welcome / sure thing! / I did what I was supposed to do
lit. when you drink water, think of its source (idiom); gratitude for blessings and their well-spring / Don't forget where your happiness come from. / Be grateful for all your blessings!
much obliged / thank you / to ask advice / (ironically or humorously) to experience / to taste
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom); constant perseverance yields success / You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up. / Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.
May you have a prosperous New Year! (New Year's greeting)
Thank you for your congratulations! / The same to you! (returning a compliment)
(slang, jocular, neologism c. 2006, used esp. in relation to public figures) the things you and your friends get up to (misbehavior, scandals etc) leave me shaking my head
know yourself and know your enemy, and you will never be defeated (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孫子兵法|孙子兵法)
you (used to a superior or between persons of the same generation) / below the foot
I'm sure we'll meet again some day. (idiom) / Hope to see you again.
if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfway

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