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  *之* | 之* | *之
(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ) / him / her / it
HSK 4
percent
HSK 4
in a word / in short / in brief
HSK 5
during / at the time of
HSK 6
on the other hand... / conversely...
HSK 6
in short / in a word / in brief
HSK 6
fears of trouble in the rear (idiom); family worries (obstructing freedom of action) / worries about the future consequences / often in negative expressions, meaning "no worries about anything"
HSK 6
top priority job / matter of vital importance
HSK 6
family love and joy / domestic bliss
HSK 6
afterwards / following / later / after
one of (sth) / one out of a multitude / one (third, quarter, percent etc)
between / among / inter-
before / prior to / ago / previously / beforehand
under / beneath / less than
outside / excluding
(after a noun N and before a predicate P) the reason why N P / Example: 我之所以討厭他|我之所以讨厌他 "the reason why I dislike him (is ...)"
inside / among / in the midst of (doing sth) / during
inside / within
(indicating a fraction)
above
and so on / and such
apart from this / in addition to this
to call it... / known as...
thereupon / subsequently / accordingly
moreover / in addition to that
to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
a hundred percent / out and out / absolutely
to pursue unremittingly (idiom); to persevere
contrary to expectation / unexpected
a possible period of want or need
to be effective (idiom)
(acknowledged) place / a role to play / niche
(lit. and fig.) overnight
an up-and-coming youngster / new talent / a brilliant younger generation
fully deserving, without any reservations (idiom); entirely worthy (of a title, honor etc)
to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled / to end up with nothing definite
the road one must follow or take / the only way / same as 必由之路
uninvited or unexpected guest
a match made in heaven (idiom)
in other words
ample scope for abilities / favorable position for the use of one's skills (idiom)
second (in a competition) / occupying second place
overtone (music) / (fig.) connotation / implied meaning
lit. as different as sky and earth (idiom) / fig. night and day difference / opposite extremes / a world of difference / a far cry from
Wang Xizhi (303-361), famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin, known as the sage of calligraphy 書聖|书圣
knowing oneself (idiom) / self-knowledge
lit. ready to appear at the call (idiom) / fig. on the verge of coming out into the open / (of a person's choice etc) on the point of being disclosed / (of an artistic depiction) vividly portrayed
invincible position
to pay no heed to (idiom) / to ignore / to brush aside
to learn a lesson from the mistakes of one's predecessor (idiom)
the way of maintaining good health
lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom); fig. desperate situation / extreme emergency
proficiency in a particular field (idiom) / skill in a specialized area (idiom)
to lock one's door and refuse to see sb
a person with knowledge and experience (idiom)
implication
pure and innocent like the heart of a newborn / sincere
lit. target of a multitude of arrows (idiom); the butt of public criticism / attacked on all sides
unspoken implication (idiom) / the actual meaning of what was said
overt / to make no secret (of one's presence) / grandiose / with great scope
to rush like ducks (idiom); the mob scrabbles madly for sth unobtainable / an unruly crowd on a wild goose chase
wherever one goes
to hate sb to the bone (idiom)
Rosamund Kwan (1962-), Hong Kong actress
a hidden trouble hard to mention (idiom) / sth too embarrassing to mention / an embarrassing illness
for this reason
to miss narrowly / to let a great opportunity slip
as easy as blowing off dust / effortless / with ease
lit. the exertion of lifting one's hand (idiom) / fig. a very slight effort
An-Shi Rebellion (755-763) of 安祿山|安禄山 and 史思明, a catastrophic setback for Tang dynasty
priceless treasure
aged thirty (see 三十而立)
the brush stroke that dots in the eyes (idiom); fig. to add the vital finishing touch / the crucial point that brings the subject to life / a few words to clinch the point
a slight effort
Midsummer night's dream, comedy by William Shakespeare 莎士比亞|莎士比亚
lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
to do one's best / to shape up / to behave / to fend for oneself / you're on your own
period of ... years
land of plenty / Heavenly province (epithet of Sichuan, esp. area around Chengdu)
words from the bottom of one's heart
Quake (video game series)
a fish that escaped the net (idiom) / (fig.) sb or sth that slips through the net
to act with undue haste (idiom); eager and impatient / overhasty
troubled times / eventful period
lit. an arrow at the end of its flight (idiom) / fig. spent force
sensible act
way of life / attitude / modus operandi
the frog at the bottom of the well (idiom) / fig. a person of limited outlook and experience
Battle of Redcliff of 208 at Chibi in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 of Huanggang city 黃岡|黄冈, a decisive defeat of Cao Cao 曹操 at the hands of southern kingdom of Wu / famous episode in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义
an opportunity that someone (usually a villain or adversary) can exploit
plan of convenience (idiom); stop-gap measure / makeshift stratagem / interim step
to escape without trace (idiom); to make one's getaway (from the scene of a crime) / to show a clean pair of heels
lit. a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow (idiom) / fig. sb who frightens easily, due to past experiences
(lit.) land of fish and rice / (fig.) fertile region / land of milk and honey
unhealthy tendency
to astonish people (with a miraculous feat)
master of the house / family head
Gu Kaizhi or Ku K'aichih (346-407), famous painter of Eastern Jin dynasty, one of the Four Great Painters of the Six Dynasties 六朝四大家
bilateral / between two countries

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