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inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable / unfathomable
HSK 6
impossible / cannot / not able
necessary / must have
not a single one is dispensable / can't do without either
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential
inextricably linked (idiom) / inseparable
nothing is impossible / there's nothing impossible about it
unpredictable eventuality / unpreventable / unavoidable / impossible to overcome / nothing can be done about it / act of God / force majeure
unavoidably
indispensable
act of God / force majeure (law) / irresistible (idiom)
irremediable / unmanageable / out of hand / hopeless
to be awfully (busy etc)
unreliable
hard to come by / rare
uncountable noun (in grammar of European languages)
unable to wait
to be impervious to reason (idiom) / unreasonable
irreversible
overjoyed (idiom); as pleased as punch
one's contributions cannot go unnoticed (idiom)
to consider oneself unexcelled in the world / to be insufferably arrogant
inestimable / incalculable / beyond measure
once it gets started there's no stopping it
hidden / kept secret / not to be divulged
too wonderful for words
indelible
cannot / should not / must not
can be discovered but not sought (idiom) / one can only come across such things serendipitously
deep and unmeasurable (idiom); unfathomable depths / incomprehensible / enigmatic and impossible to predict
unbelievable / incredible
invulnerable, indestructible, impregnable
No time to lose! (idiom)
unattainable / far-fetched / out of reach / exceedingly remote or distant
impassable / insurmountable / insuperable
nonrenewable resource
uncountable
inseparable
indescribable / beyond description
not differentiable (function in calculus)
refrain from hurting others, yet guard against those trying to hurt you (proverb)
too high to reach (idiom); eminent and unapproachable
unable to restrain one's anger (idiom); in a towering rage
agnosticism, the philosophical doctrine that some questions about the universe are in principle unanswerable
lit. mustn't speak of two things on the same day (idiom); not to be mentioned in the same breath / incomparable
uncountable set (math.)
you can't judge a person by appearance, just as you can't measure the sea with a pint pot (idiom)
irrevocable letter of credit
neither for nor against sth / indifferent
sacred / inviolable
you can't judge a person by appearance (idiom) / you can't judge a book by its cover / often in combination 人不可貌相海水不可斗量
in sight but unattainable (idiom) / inaccessible
incurable / incorrigible / beyond cure / hopeless
intolerably vulgar
unstoppable / hard to hold back
to be unable to carry on even for a single day / to be in a desperate situation
opportunity knocks but once (idiom)
can be understood, but not described (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子); mysterious and subtle
impatient / eager to / anxious to
to be impossible to stop once started
inexpressible (idiom)
countless / innumerable
if this can be tolerated, what cannot? (idiom) / enough is enough
Opportunity knocks but once. (idiom)
lit. family shames must not be spread abroad (idiom) / fig. don't wash your dirty linen in public
impossible to resist (idiom); an irresistible force
impossibly stupid
lit. the fish and the bear's paw, you can't have both at the same time (idiom, from Mencius); fig. you must choose one or the other / you can't always get everything you want / you can't have your cake and eat it
to keep going resolutely despite knowing the task is impossible (idiom)
lit. mysteries of heaven must not be revealed (idiom); must not be revealed / I am not at liberty to inform you.
innumerable (idiom)
unbearable stink / fig. notorious
you should not covet your friend's wife (idiom)
a summer insect cannot discuss ice (idiom)
having no common measure / incommensurable / incommensurate
unavoidable
inexpressible (idiom) / beyond description
may be done once and once only / just this once
lit. mysteries of heaven must not be revealed (idiom); must not be revealed / I am not at liberty to inform you.
impossible to put into words / inexpressible
may not
impossible to get even an outline (idiom) / unfathomable / not a clue
absolute necessity / sine qua non
inviolability
irreversible
unable to refuse because of affection
to laugh irrepressibly
can be understood, but not described (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子); mysterious and subtle
to be so thirsty as to no longer be able to tolerate it
inviolable / inviolability
lit. family shames must not be spread abroad (idiom); fig. don't wash your dirty linen in public
irreversible
Don't spread abroad the shame of the family, don't believe rumors lightly. (idiom) / Don't wash your dirty linen in public, don't listen to others' gossip.
Facebook (Internet slang, pun reading "you must die")
insoluble (i.e. impossible to solve)
in sight but unattainable (idiom) / inaccessible / also written 可望而不可及
to double up with laughter (idiom)

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