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in the future / future / the future / CL: 個|个
on the eve of / to be about to / to be on the verge of
general / high-ranking military officer / to check or checkmate / fig. to embarrass / to challenge / to put sb on the spot
almost / nearly / close to
to accept (a bit reluctantly) / to put up with
  *将* | 将* | *将
will / shall / to use / to take / to checkmate / just a short while ago / (introduces object of main verb, used in the same way as )
  *将* | 将* | *将
general / commander-in-chief (military) / king (chess piece) / to command / to lead
  *将* | 将* | *将
to desire / to invite / to request
Chiangchun township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan
mahjong / CL:
will / shall / to be going to
auxiliary verb introducing future action: may (be able to) / will (cause) / should (enable) / going to
general / admiral / air chief marshal
official gatekeeper / goalkeeper (soccer, hockey etc)
to be about to arrive / to be around the corner
will perhaps / may (in the future)
lieutenant general / vice admiral / air marshal
high-ranking military officer
officers and soldiers
important general / generalissimo
famous general
lit. old general / commander-in-chief 將帥|将帅, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess / fig. old-timer / veteran
valiant general
general / military leader / fierce man
a general or admiral
to put oneself in sb else's shoes (idiom)
capable person
to checkmate (in chess) / to be about to die
ready to start on sth / about to act
the enemy general
driver (of a taxi etc) (loanword from Japanese) (Tw)
Liu Bei's five great generals in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, namely: Guan Yu 關羽|关羽, Zhang Fei 張飛|张飞, Zhao Yun 趙雲|赵云, Ma Chao 馬超|马超, Huang Zhong 黃忠|黄忠
commander-in-chief, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess
top general / commander-in-chief
nickname of Han dynasty general Li Guang 李廣|李广
to appoint a general (in theater) / fig. to appoint sb for a task
to bite the hand that feeds one (idiom)
major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal
fierce general / valiant military leader / fig. brave individual
to surmount all difficulties (on the way to success) (idiom) / abbr. for 過五關斬六將|过五关斩六将
(literary) to rest / to recuperate
lit. if it's wrong, it's wrong (idiom); to make the best after a mistake / to accept an error and adapt to it / to muddle through
Jiangle county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
to move an army and send a general (idiom); to deploy an army / to send a team on a task
Yang Saga, a popular fiction from the Northern Song, depicting the heroic Yang family 楊業|杨业 of warriors
Jiangle county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
(in classical literature) young military officer of high rank for his age / (during the Cultural Revolution) young militant in the Red Guard / (in modern usage) rising star (in sport, politics etc)
female general / (fig.) woman who is a leading figure in her area of expertise
indirect, psychological method of getting sb to do as one wishes (e.g. questioning whether they are up to the task)
to beat sb at their own game (idiom)
trusted lieutenant
deputy general
to spur sb into action by making negative remarks
lit. to cross five passes and slay six generals (idiom) / fig. to surmount all difficulties (on the way to success)
valiant general
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action / to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation
celestial troops and generals (idiom) / fig. superior forces
talented field commander (military)
to make up for one's faults by doing good deeds (idiom)
commander-in-chief (military) / star player (sports) / key figure (in an organization)
approaching the end / about to conclude
no trumps (in card games)
to approach one's coffin (idiom); with one foot in the grave
half believing, half doubting / skeptical
mahjong tile
ruined army, defeated general (idiom); scattered remnants
Easy to raise an army of one thousand, but hard to find a good general. (idiom)
lit. one general, one order (idiom) / fig. every boss has their own rules / everyone has their own way of doing things
to play mahjong
deputy general
(Tw) (sports) foreign player / import
to observe the present to study the past
words of a man on his deathbed always come from the heart (proverb)
Japanese chess (shōgi)
brigadier general / commodore
lit. General Iron is guarding the door (idiom) / fig. the door is padlocked — nobody inside
lit. to dispatch a general is not as effective as to excite a general / fig. inciting people to action is more effective than dispatching orders
lit. choose a general from among the dwarfs / fig. choose the best person available (out of a mediocre bunch)
veteran general
to atone for one's crimes by meritorious acts
Chiangchun township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan
there are no poor soldiers under a good general (idiom)
great mansion on the verge of collapse (idiom); hopeless situation
surrendered enemy general
strategic experts and powerful generals (idiom)
trump (suit of cards)
strategic experts and powerful generals (idiom)
beer belly (complimentary)
lit. to choose a general among the dwarves (idiom) / fig. to pick the best out of a bad group
to ask for assistance
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action / to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation
to checkmate (in chess)
to donate generously (idiom)
Than Shwe (1933-), Myanmar general and politician, president of Myanmar 1992-2011
assistance that one gets from another
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