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to substitute / to act on behalf of others / to replace / generation / dynasty / age / period / (historical) era / (geological) eon
Time, US weekly news magazine
age / era / epoch / period (in one's life) / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
Hyundai, South Korean company
modern times / modern age / modern era
HSK 5
to replace / to supersede / to supplant / (chemistry) substitution
a decade of a century (e.g. the Sixties) / age / era / period / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
generation
for many generations / generation / era / age
HSK 6
to substitute for / to replace / to supersede
ancient times / olden times
HSK 5
successive generations / successive dynasties / past dynasties
HSK 6
secondary / twice in the year (of generations of insects, harvests etc)
new age
the not-very-distant past / modern times, excluding recent decades / (in the context of Chinese history) the period from the Opium Wars until the May 4th Movement (mid-19th century to 1919) / capitalist times (pre-1949)
HSK 5
the present age / the contemporary era
HSK 6
to hand over / to explain / to make clear / to brief (sb) / to account for / to justify oneself / to confess / (coll.) to finish
HSK 6
children of entrepreneurs who became wealthy under Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms in the 1980s / see also 窮二代|穷二代
descendant / progeny / posterity / later ages / later generations
HSK 6
for many generations
irreplaceable
sundae (loanword)
new generation
former times / the olden days
Bandai toy company
Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), founded by the Jurchen 女真 people of North China, a precursor of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty
dynasty / reign (of a king)
HSK 6
Tang dynasty (618-907)
the Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
children of celebrities
(Tw) class representative / class president
the Warring States period (475-221 BC) / Japanese Warring States period (15th-17th century)
Five Dynasties, period of history between the fall of the Tang dynasty (907) and the founding of the Song dynasty (960), when five would-be dynasties were established in quick succession in North China
peerless / unmatched in his generation / incomparable (talent, beauty)
Stone Age
Song dynasty (960-1279)
magnificent style unmatched in his generation (idiom); peerless talent
golden age
the era of Japanese occupation
from generation to generation / generation after generation
epoch-marking
Neolithic Era
Heian period (794-1185), period of Japanese history
the seventies / the 1970s
final generation
the sixties / the 1960s
contemporary
Cenozoic (geological era covering the last 65m years)
new generation
the Spring and Autumn (770-476 BC) and Warring States (475-221 BC) periods / Eastern Zhou (770-221 BC)
metonymy
offspring / child's generation
throughout the ages
Archaeozoic (geological era before 2500m years ago)
Mesozoic (geological era 250-65m years ago, covering Triassic 三疊紀|三叠纪, Jurassic 侏羅紀|侏罗纪 and Cretaceous 白堊紀|白垩纪)
wealth never survives three generations (idiom)
parent's generation / previous generation
Qin dynasty (221-207 BC), founded by the first emperor Qin Shihuang 秦始皇, the first dynasty to rule the whole of China
information age
Proterozoic (geological era 2500-540m years ago)
three generations of a family / the three earliest dynasties (Xia, Shang and Zhou)
Jin Dynasty (265-420)
to carry on one's ancestral line
previous generation
ice age
Nara period (710-794) in early Japanese history
periodization (of history)
Paleolithic Era
reform and renewal / generational change
the Renaissance
Dark Ages
the next generation
to refer to / to be used in place of
Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC)
feudal times
unrivalled / without peer in this generation
Generation Y / Millennial Generation
Paleozoic, geological era 545-250m years ago, covering Cambrian 寒武紀|寒武纪, Ordovician 奧陶紀|奥陶纪, Silurian 志留紀|志留纪, Devonian 泥盆紀|泥盆纪, Carboniferous 石炭紀|石炭纪, Permian 二疊紀|二叠纪
those who did not benefit from the Chinese economic reforms of the 1980s / see also 富二代
a changeover of personnel / a new shift / (lit.) replacement for soldier on leave for the melon-picking season
second generation only child
Mesolithic Era
children of officials / word created by analogy with 富二代
Asuka Period in Japanese history (538-710 AD)
to pass to the next generation
the Bronze Age / also written 青銅時代|青铜时代
the Ch'ing or Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
the Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
to transition to a new dynasty or regime / to replace an older product with an upgraded, new-generation one
Sui dynasty (581-617)
the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368)
reign (of a king, emperor etc)
to transition to a new dynasty or regime
the Six Dynasties period (222-589) between Han and Tang
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English author
iteration (math.) / repeated substitution
Song of the Southern dynasties (420-479), with capital at Nanjing
substitution / replacing former general / change of leader
Zhou dynasty (1046-221 BC)
Xia or Hsia dynasty c. 2000 BC

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