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  *之* | 之* | *之
(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ) / him / her / it
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
outside / excluding
and so on / and such
inside / among / in the midst of (doing sth) / during
(indicating a fraction)
during / at the time of
the reason why
to call it... / known as...
in a word / in short / in brief
apart from this / in addition to this
on the other hand... / conversely...
thereupon / subsequently / accordingly
the Silk Road
moreover / in addition to that
to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
a hundred percent / out and out / absolutely
fully deserving, without any reservations (idiom); entirely worthy (of a title, honor etc)
for this reason
to pursue unremittingly (idiom); to persevere
over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
unsolved mystery
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"
Wang Xizhi (303-361), famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin, known as the sage of calligraphy 書聖|书圣
before that / beforehand / previously
top priority job / matter of vital importance
of the utmost importance / of highest priority
in short / in a word / in brief
second (in a competition) / occupying second place
the way of maintaining good health
before then / up until that point
to be effective (idiom)
(acknowledged) place / a role to play / niche
in other words
knowing oneself (idiom) / self-knowledge
an up-and-coming youngster / new talent / a brilliant younger generation
troubled times / eventful period
Rosamund Kwan (1962-), Hong Kong actress
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
in the unseen world of spirits / mysteriously and inexorably
uninvited or unexpected guest
lit. as different as sky and earth (idiom) / fig. night and day difference / opposite extremes / a world of difference / a far cry from
to tell sb / to inform
to snort disdainfully / to scoff at / to turn up one's nose
the road one must follow or take / the only way / same as 必由之路
a person with knowledge and experience (idiom)
impossible to get rid of
Voice of America (VOA)
contrary to expectation / unexpected
nodding acquaintance
unhealthy tendency
Deutsche Welle, German publicly-operated international broadcaster
Ritz (cracker brand)
lit. the exertion of lifting one's hand (idiom) / fig. a very slight effort
ample scope for abilities / favorable position for the use of one's skills (idiom)
in a fit of pique / in a fury
(lit.) land of fish and rice / (fig.) fertile region / land of milk and honey
period of ... years
The Sound of Music, Broadway musical (1959) and Academy Award-winning movie (1965)
vice versa
to rush like ducks (idiom); the mob scrabbles madly for sth unobtainable / an unruly crowd on a wild goose chase
invincible position
to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled / to end up with nothing definite
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
priceless treasure
to miss narrowly / to let a great opportunity slip
to escape without trace (idiom); to make one's getaway (from the scene of a crime) / to show a clean pair of heels
a possible period of want or need
to lock one's door and refuse to see sb
a single spark (idiom); an insignificant cause can have a massive effect
pure and innocent like the heart of a newborn / sincere
seven-year itch
Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB), or Mother of All Bombs, a powerful American bomb
to pay no heed to (idiom) / to ignore / to brush aside
wherever one goes
proficiency in a particular field (idiom) / skill in a specialized area (idiom)
the road one must follow or take / the only way
very few / very little
to learn a lesson from the mistakes of one's predecessor (idiom)
in a moment of desperation
in simple terms / to put things simply / briefly
the Yellow Turbans Peasant Uprising at the end of later Han (from 184)
to do one's best / to shape up / to behave / to fend for oneself / you're on your own
Battle of Redcliff of 208 at Chibi in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 of Huanggang city 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
lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
An-Shi Rebellion (755-763) of 安祿山|安禄山 and 史思明, a catastrophic setback for Tang dynasty
lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom); fig. desperate situation / extreme emergency
the frog at the bottom of the well (idiom) / fig. a person of limited outlook and experience
family love and joy / domestic bliss
complete nonsense (idiom)
to show respect from a distance (idiom) / to remain at a respectful distance
after this / afterwards / next
aged thirty (see 三十而立)
under / beneath / less than

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