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(conjunction used to express contrast with a previous clause) but / then / standard / norm / principle / to imitate / to follow / classifier for written items
rule / regulation / rules and regulations
principle / doctrine / CL: 個|个
norm / standard / criterion
detailed rules and regulations / bylaws
if not / otherwise / else / or else
law / rule / code
fundamental doctrine / guiding principle / raison d'être
Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet
rules / regulations
regular (figure in geometry)
unspoken rules (usually ones that codify improper behaviors such as leveraging guanxi to get favorable treatment, or coercing employees for sexual favors)
on the one hand
code of conduct / standard of conduct
in principle / generally
profile / general provision (law)
Wu Zetian (624-705), Tang empress, reigned 690-705
actually / in fact
rules of calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) / algorithm / fig. to scheme / to calculate (i.e. plot)
regular expression (computing)
to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
scalene triangle (math.)
Gerze county in Ngari prefecture, Tibet, Tibetan: Sger rtse rdzong
the Four Cardinal Principles enunciated by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 in 1979: to uphold the socialist road, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the leadership of the CPC, and Maoism and Marxism-Leninism
general rule / general principle
supplementary provision / bylaw / additional article (law)
the Three Principles (in many contexts)
general principle
to make a decision when it's time to decide
Lin Zexu or Lin Tse-hsu "Commissioner Lin" (1785-1850), Qing official whose anti-opium activities led to first Opium war with Britain 1840-1842
Gerze county in Ngari prefecture, Tibet, Tibetan: Sger rtse rdzong
To learn without thinking is confusing, to think without learning is dangerous (Confucius)
Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet, Chinese Rikaze
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / don't try to run before you can walk
regularity effect
Since they have come, we should make them comfortable (idiom). Since we're here, take it easy. / Since this is so, we should accept it. / Now we have come, let's stay and take the rough with the smooth. / If you can't do anything to prevent it, you might as well sit back and enjoy it.
general rule / simple principle
irregular quadrilateral / trapezium
correct any mistakes you made, but maintain your good record if you did not make them (idiom)
Zerah (name)
that being the case / then / in that case
Shigatse or Xigaze prefecture in central Tibet, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse sa khul, Chinese Rikaze
If three walk together, one of them can teach me sth (Confucius)
penal provision / penalty
Zabulon or Zebulun, biblical land between Jordan and Galilee (Matthew 4:15)
nevertheless / although
(idiom) great plans can be ruined by just a touch of impatience
L'Hôpital's rule (math.)
to accept criticism gladly (humble expr.) / to be happy when one's errors are pointed out
Zhou Enlai's Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence / 1954 Panchsheel series of agreements between PRC and India
like rowing a boat upstream, if you stop moving forward you fall back (idiom)
moreover / besides
a maxim / one's principles
where there is injustice, there will be an outcry / man will cry out against injustice
a maxim / one's principles
happy on the one hand, but worried on the other (idiom)
one who is successful in one's studies, can become an official (idiom)
lit. called a king if successful, called a bandit if defeated (idiom) / fig. losers are always in the wrong
principle / logic
accounting standards council
(old sentence-final expression used for emphasis)
Study is like rowing upstream: no advance is to drop back
when you hit bottom, you have to come up with a new approach (idiom)
One-China principle, the official doctrine that Taiwan is a province of China
water that is too clear has no fish, and one who is too severe has no friends (idiom)
joy depresses one's qi vital breath / an excess of joy may lead to sluggishness of vital energy (TCM)
If one is industrious, one will not be in want. (idiom)
Rayleigh criterion (optics)
regular parametrization
L'Hôpital's rule (math.) (Tw)
Pareto principle
wastage makes one destitute (idiom)
frugality prevents destitution (idiom)

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