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HSK
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 draw support from / with the help of
HSK 6
to draw on (others' experience) / to learn from (how others do things) / lesson to be learned (by observing others)
HSK 6
to rely on / to depend on / by means of / thanks to / sth that one relies on
to lend money / to borrow money / loan
to borrow or lend money / debit and credit items on a balance sheet
to borrow money / to lend money
to borrow books to read
to rent / to lease
to debit
receipt for a loan / IOU
to lend / to put out a loan
the borrower
debit card
short-term loan
to lend to sb
to borrow sth for another use / to borrow an idea for one's own use
to seize the opportunity
to borrow sb's authority / to seize an opportunity
to look for a pretext
so as to / for the purpose of / in order to
library card
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
call loan / short-term loan within banking
to temporarily transfer (personnel)
lit. reincarnated in sb else's body (idiom); fig. a discarded or discredited idea returns in another guise
receipt for a loan
lit. to use the eastern wind (idiom) / fig. to use sb's help
(honorific) May I ask?
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)
to find an excuse
to use the current topic to put over one's own ideas / to use sth as a pretext to make a fuss
to attend school on a temporary basis
excuse me (i.e. let me through, please)
lit. presenting the Buddha with borrowed flowers (idiom); fig. to win favor or influence using sb else's property / plagiarism
to borrow money
extended borrowing (e.g. library renewal)
to drown one's sorrows (in alcohol)
to lend (sth other than money) / to borrow
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
to use as pretext
in arithmetic of subtraction, to borrow 10 and carry from the next place
metonymy
to borrow
borrower / debit side (of a balance sheet)
to use the past to disparage the present (idiom)
to lend
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
to refer to / metaphor
to borrow a light (for a cigarette)
to stay with sb / to ask for lodging
to lodge
IOU / receipt for a loan
to borrow the past as a model for the present
loanword / pretext
surrogate pregnancy
(Tw) to draw on (others' experience) / to learn from (how others do things) / lesson to be learned (by observing others)
loan translation / to calque
to live out a pointless existence
return what you borrowed on time, you may borrow again next time (idiom)
contract for a loan
debit balance (accountancy)
to make a last-ditch stand before the city wall (idiom); to fight to the last ditch / to put up a desperate struggle
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")
to borrow money for a short time
receipt for a loan / written confirmation of a debt / IOU
debtor / borrower
calque
to borrow money / to take a loan
reconstruction loan provided by Great Powers to Yuan Shikai in 1913
book slip
to rely on sb for support
lit. to borrow chopsticks / to make plans for sb else
using this as a pretext / thereby
to put to a different use / to borrow / (linguistics) borrowing
receipt for a loan / written confirmation of a debt / IOU
to make a lot of excuses
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)
to borrow money
borrower / debit side (of a balance sheet)
concession (territory)
to use sth as a metaphor
could I have a word with you? (in private)
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


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