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war / conflict / CL: 場|场,
HSK 5
to compete / competition
HSK 4
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to strive for / to vie for / to argue or debate / deficient or lacking (dialect) / how or what (literary)
to contend for hegemony / a power struggle
controversy / dispute / to dispute
HSK 6
competitive strength / competitiveness
a struggle / fight / battle
HSK 6
to fight over / to contest / to vie over
HSK 6
to fight for / to strive for / to win over
HSK 5
to work hard for / to do all one can / to contend strongly
HSK 6
market competition
rival / competitor
to dispute
competitive
(China's) War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945)
to argue / to debate / to contend / argument / contention / controversy / debate / CL: , 場|场
HSK 5
to quarrel / dispute
StarCraft (video game series)
to strive
unfair competition / illicit competition
to dispute / to disagree / to argue opinionatedly / to wrangle
struggle
dispute / controversy / conflict
HSK 6
to contend
struggle / war
fair competition
to fall over each other in their eagerness to...
competitor
to compete to be first / to contest first place
to win an honor / to strive to win a prize
to strive for mastery (idiom); aiming for the best result / to have high ambitions
the Opium Wars of 1840-1842 and 1860-1861
to fight over / to scramble for
War of Liberation (1945-49), after which the Communists 共產黨武裝|共产党武装 under Mao Zedong 毛澤東|毛泽东 took over from the Nationalists 國民政府|国民政府 under Chiang Kai-shek 蔣介石|蒋介石
to resist / to make a stand and fight (against)
to work hard for sth / to resolve on improvement / determined not to fall short
lit. fight minutes, snatch seconds (idiom); a race against time / making every second count
a hundred schools of thought contend (idiom); refers to the classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period 475-221 BC
a dispute / to wrangle
striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another
Korean War (1950-1953)
controversial
to be disappointing / to fail to live up to expectations
to strive for favor
First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)
War and Peace by Tolstoy 托爾斯泰|托尔斯泰
widely known / incontestable / undeniable / to not strive for / to not contend for
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
class struggle
American War of Independence (1775-1783)
Pacific War between Japan and the US, 1941-1945
to stand aloof from worldly affairs
to contend for supremacy
to seize every minute (idiom) / to make the best use of one's time
to vie against one another / to fight each other / mutual aggression
to fight openly and maneuver covertly (idiom)
(Persian) Gulf War
lit. the dragon wars, the tiger battles (idiom); fierce battle between giants
The Wars of the Roses (1455-1485)
war of aggression
war of independence
to rival sb for the affection of a man or woman / to be jealous of a rival in a love affair
contention
power struggle
seize every minute and second (idiom); not a minute to lose / every moment counts
lit. sandpiper and clam war together (and the fisherman catches both) (idiom); fig. neighbors who can't agree lose out to a third party
uncontroversial / accepted
war on terrorism
assertiveness / combative nature
competitive / ambitious and aggressive / to desire to beat others
to contend on strong grounds / to argue strongly for what is right
competitive product / competitor's product
a hundred flowers bloom, a hundred schools of thought contend (idiom); refers to the classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period 475-221 BC, but adopted for Mao's campaign of 1956
to act with urgency / to buy time
fight
to quarrel endlessly
to refuse to concede / not to give in
argument / debate / controversy
war crime
direct competitor / direct competition
Sino-French War (1883-1885) (concerning French seizure of Vietnam)
minister not afraid to give forthright criticism
internal power struggle
power struggle
the war of 1904-1905 between Russia and Japan
the Sino-Vietnamese War, fought between the PRC and Vietnam in 1979 / also known as the Third Indochina War
to settle a dispute
scramble for power and profit (idiom); power struggle
scrimmage line (American football)
Men of Zheng fighting over their respective ages (idiom) / a futile quarrel
lit. you fight, I snatch (idiom); to compete fiercely offering no quarter / fierce rivalry / tug-of-war
competition model
Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)
righteous struggle
to fight for fame, grab profit (idiom); scrambling for fame and wealth / only interested in personal gain
civil war / internal struggle
Chu-Han Contention (206-202 BC), power struggle between Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 of Han and Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu
lit. sandpiper and clam war together and the fisherman catches both (idiom); fig. neighbors who can't agree lose out to a third party
Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)

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