Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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now / at present / at the moment / modern / current / nowadays
  *在* | 在* | *在
to exist; to be alive / (of sb or sth) to be (located) at / (used before a verb to indicate an action in progress)
just at (that time) / right in (that place) / right in the middle of (doing sth)
really / actually / indeed / true / real / honest / dependable / (philosophy) reality
to exist / to be / existence
to be in / to lie in / to consist in / to depend on / to rest with
to care about / equivalent of 在於|在于
inner / internal / intrinsic / innate
(included) in it / among them
place / location / (after a noun) place where it is located
to be at home / (at a workplace) to be in (as opposed to being away on official business 出差) / (Buddhism etc) to remain a layman (as opposed to becoming a monk or a nun 出家)
comfortable; at ease
hereto / here
outer / excluded
hidden / potential / latent
to have as its purpose / to be intended to / to aim to (do sth)
to be at one's post
under / myself (humble)
to be situated at / to find oneself at
luckily / fortunately
words still ringing in one's ears (idiom)
sitting (currently serving, e.g. board members)
to be employed / to be in post / on-the-job
to care about / to mind
vivid in one's mind (idiom)
reasonable / sensible
to be present / to be on the scene
near at hand / imminent / within sight
to be on the regular payroll / to be on the permanent staff
where? / what place?
set up on high (idiom); not in touch with reality / aloof and remote
external / extrinsic
to be present
to be almost within reach / to be close at hand
ahead / formerly / in the past
to be alive
on the throne / reigning (monarch)
to come first / previous / prior / beforehand / first / formerly
to be nothing difficult / to be a cinch
absent-minded / preoccupied / inattentive / with one's thoughts wandering
pressing in on one's eyelashes (idiom); imminent
as early as
free and easy (idiom); carefree / leisurely
to be a believer (in a religion, esp. Islam)
to be adept at sth / to be an expert in a trade or profession
to take pleasure in sth (idiom)
circumstances require action (idiom); absolutely necessary / imperative
to be out of (political) office / to be out of power
in imminent peril (idiom) / on the brink of crisis
(fig.) to hold in one's hands / to be within grasp
to be unavoidable (idiom)
right under one's nose / right in front of one's eyes / close at hand / imminent
not in the least concerned (idiom) / reckless / couldn't give a damn about it / unperturbed / couldn't care less / harum scarum
potential threat / potential menace
lit. kept inside a drum (idiom) / fig. completely in the dark
there are plenty of such people
the mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind (idiom, from Daoist classic Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子); to pursue a narrow gain while neglecting a greater danger
lit. as if having a fish bone stuck in one's throat (idiom) / fig. very upset and needing to express one's displeasure
in transit (of passengers, goods etc)
free and at leisure (idiom); unfettered / outside the reach of the law (of criminal) / at large
lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. old people may still cherish high aspirations
live in Cao camp but have the heart in Han camp (idiom) / to be somewhere while longing to be somewhere else
the matter depends on the individual (idiom); it is a matter for your own effort / With effort, one can achieve anything.
soul and spirit of the deceased
to be at death's door (idiom)
not to refuse to (idiom) / not to hesitate to
feeling brambles and thorns in one's back (idiom) / uneasy and nervous / to be on pins and needles
leave it to me (idiom) / I'll take care of it
to set up in (a particular location)
location / site
fish bone stuck in one's throat (idiom); fig. to feel obliged to speak out candidly / sth on one's mind
even now / until now / right up to the present
in Taiwan (used attributively)
at leisure
to care about / to take seriously / to take to heart
calm; unperturbed (from Taiwanese, Tai-lo pr. [lāu-sîn-tsāi-tsāi])
life is motion (popular saying with many possible interpretations) / Physical effort is vital for our bodies to function (Aristotle). / Life derives from physical exercise.
not to care
in my opinion
to aspire to travel far and make one's mark (idiom)
not to be present / to be out / (euphemism) to pass away / to be deceased
to be at large (of a criminal)
The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River, proletarian novel by Ding Ling, winner of 1951 Stalin prize
you can't always do as you like / one has to compromise in this world (idiom)
make your day's plan early in the morning (idiom) / early morning is the golden time of the day
present participle (in English grammar)
inner beauty
to keep saying (sth) over and over
Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa. / the opening sentence of Marx and Engels' "Communist Manifesto"
the whole year must be planned for in the spring (idiom) / early planning is the key to success
to be dead / to have passed away

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