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  *初* | 初* | *初
at first / (at the) beginning / first / junior / basic
junior high school / abbr. for 初級中學|初级中学
junior / primary
initial / starting (point)
initial / preliminary / tentative
third year in junior middle school
first day of lunar month / New Year's Day / first year in junior middle school
(computing) to initialize / initialization
2nd year in junior middle school / 2nd day of a lunar month / 2nd day of lunar New Year
for the first time / first (meeting, attempt etc)
first love
initial stage / beginning period
first / primary / initial / original / at first / initially / originally
junior high student
beginning of the year
junior high school / junior middle school
preliminary exam / qualifying exam / first try / preliminary testing
beginning student
preliminary trial
start of month / early in the month
at that time / originally
startup (company, phase etc) / newly established / in the early stages
original intention
originally / at first / at the outset
as before / as ever
to be a newcomer / just off the boat
preliminary contest / initial heats of a competition
first draft (of writing)
primary election
elementary (i.e. easy)
beginning of an age / beginning of a decade
early autumn / 7th month of the lunar calendar
early summer
new company / newly established enterprise
newborn / nascent / primary (biology)
venturing from one's thatched hut for the first time (idiom) / young and inexperienced / novice / greenhorn
early years
Zhang Jingchu (1980-), PRC actress
first founded
first sign of budding talent / to display one's ability for the first time
man at birth is fundamentally good in nature / the first two lines of Three Character Classic 三字經|三字经
New Year's Day in the lunar calendar
late Ming and early Qing / around the middle of the 17th century
rising (sun, moon etc)
early winter
first awakening of love (usually of a girl) (idiom)
the late Qing and early Republic, i.e. China around 1911
early evening when lanterns are first lit
Lotus (department store chain)
primary education / junior school education
the early Ming (i.e. from second half of 14th century)
lower elementary school / abbr. for 初级小学
early evening / wedding night / (fig.) first sexual encounter
first sign (of budding talent)
late Yuan and early Ming / mid 14th century
the absolute beginning
to bury the hatchet / to become reconciled
lit. newborn calves do not fear tigers (idiom) / fig. the young are fearless
the first meridian / the prime meridian
tentative idea
first offender / first offense
Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part I), first of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初
(one's) original intention, aspiration etc / (Buddhism) "beginner's mind" (i.e. having an attitude of openness when studying a subject just as a beginner in that subject would)
lower elementary school / abbr. to 初小
to make a preliminary estimate
early part (of a decade, century etc) / the first years
intact / untouched / as good as before
lit. to first show one's horns (idiom); fig. a first show of emerging talent / first sign of emerging talent / budding genius
middle ten days of July, the first of 三伏 sān fú, three hottest periods of the year
Four Great Calligraphers of early Tang / refers to Yu Shinan 虞世南, Ouyang Xun 歐陽詢|欧阳询, Chu Suiliang 褚遂良 and Xue Ji 薛稷
if I (you, she, he...) had known it would come to this, I (you, she, he...) would not have acted thus (idiom) / to regret vainly one's past behavior
almost everything has a start, but not many things have an end (idiom); don't start sth you can't handle
at the outset / at first / early
late Han and early Wei (roughly, first half of 3rd century AD)
feelings of first love
the Four Great Poets of the Early Tang, namely Wang Bo 王勃, Yang Jiong 楊炯|杨炯, Lu Zhaolin 盧照鄰|卢照邻, and Luo Binwang 駱賓王|骆宾王
to have a try / to try one's hand / initial foray
lit. you may go undetected during the new moon, but at full moon you'll be found out (idiom) / fig. you can't put it off forever / sooner or later you'll have to deal with it
lit. a new-born calf has no fear of the tiger (idiom) / fig. the fearlessness of youth
archaic (and simpler) form of a Chinese character
to regret one's past deeds (idiom)
Ling Mengchu (1580-1644), Ming dynasty novelist and dramatist / also written 凌蒙初
Ling Mengchu (1580-1644), Ming dynasty novelist and dramatist / also written 凌濛初
elementary algebra
first sign of budding talent / to display one's ability for the first time
(literary) former times / in olden days
initial (i.e. initial consonant of a syllable in Asian phonetics)
the Greenwich meridian
first of the five night watch periods 19:00-21:00 (old)
erroneous variant of 阿閦佛, Aksobhya, the imperturbable ruler of Eastern Paradise, Abhirati

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