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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *借* | 借* | *借
to lend / to borrow / by means of / to take (an opportunity)
HSK 3
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *借* | 借* | *借
variant of
HSK 3
to use as an excuse / on the pretext / excuse / pretext
HSK 5
to rely on / to depend on / by means of / thanks to / sth that one relies on
to draw support from / with the help of
HSK 6
to lend money / to borrow money / loan
to draw on (others' experience) / to learn from (how others do things) / lesson to be learned (by observing others)
HSK 6
to borrow money / to lend money
to borrow or lend money / debit and credit items on a balance sheet
to rent / to lease
to debit
to borrow sth for another use / to borrow an idea for one's own use
to seize the opportunity
debit card
to lend / to put out a loan
to borrow books to read
the borrower
to look for a pretext
short-term loan
to lend to sb
to borrow sb's authority / to seize an opportunity
receipt for a loan / IOU
to make use of / to use sth as pretext / under false pretenses / under the guise of / masquerading as / lenient / tolerant / loan character (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / character acquiring meanings by phonetic association / also called phonetic loan
borrower / debit side (of a balance sheet)
so as to / for the purpose of / in order to
call loan / short-term loan within banking
lit. to use the eastern wind (idiom) / fig. to use sb's help
return what you borrowed on time, you may borrow again next time (idiom)
to attend school on a temporary basis
to temporarily transfer (personnel)
to live out a pointless existence
extended borrowing (e.g. library renewal)
to put to a different use / to borrow / (linguistics) borrowing
lit. using straw boats to borrow arrows (idiom, from 三國演義|三国演义) / fig. to use others' manpower and resources for one's own ends
IOU / receipt for a loan
receipt for a loan / written confirmation of a debt / IOU
to lend
to lend sb a knife to kill sb / to get sb else to do one's dirty work / to attack using the strength of another (idiom)
receipt for a loan
to find an excuse
(honorific) May I ask?
lit. reincarnated in sb else's body (idiom); fig. a discarded or discredited idea returns in another guise
library card
to borrow money
to refer to / metaphor
to use the current topic to put over one's own ideas / to use sth as a pretext to make a fuss
excuse me (i.e. let me through, please)
in arithmetic of subtraction, to borrow 10 and carry from the next place
see 有借有還再借不難|有借有还再借不难 [you3 jie4 you3 huan2 , zai4 jie4 bu4 nan2]
excuse me (i.e. let me through, please) / reflected glory / to benefit from sb else's prestige
to get an advance on one's pay
metonymy
to lodge
contract for a loan
to use the past to disparage the present (idiom)
to borrow
loanword / pretext
to drown one's sorrows (in alcohol)
lit. presenting the Buddha with borrowed flowers (idiom); fig. to win favor or influence using sb else's property / plagiarism
to borrow the past as a model for the present
(Tw) to draw on (others' experience) / to learn from (how others do things) / lesson to be learned (by observing others)
to borrow a light (for a cigarette)
surrogate pregnancy
debit balance (accountancy)
to stay with sb / to ask for lodging
receipt for a loan / written confirmation of a debt / IOU
the meaning of a phonetic loan character 假借字 acquired from a similar-sounding word (e.g. originally meant "beard" but acquired the meaning "and")
debtor / borrower
to make a last-ditch stand before the city wall (idiom); to fight to the last ditch / to put up a desperate struggle
to borrow money for a short time
using this as a pretext / thereby
book slip
to borrow money / to take a loan
lit. to borrow chopsticks / to make plans for sb else
reconstruction loan provided by Great Powers to Yuan Shikai in 1913
to rely on sb for support
to use as pretext
to make a lot of excuses
to use sth as a metaphor
concession (territory)
loan character (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / character acquiring meanings by phonetic association / also called phonetic loan
to borrow money
to remove sth that could be used as a pretext (idiom)
to make use of sth in order to make good the deficits in sth else (idiom)
borrower / debit side (of a balance sheet)


Tip: Pinyin can be entered with or without tone numbers, e.g. 'nihao' or 'ni3hao3'.
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