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  *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
on the eve of / to be about to / to be on the verge of
Chiangchun township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan
general / high-ranking military officer / to check or checkmate / fig. to embarrass / to challenge / to put sb on the spot
mahjong / CL:
auxiliary verb introducing future action: may (be able to) / will (cause) / should (enable) / going to
valiant general
will / shall / to be going to
in the future / future / the future / CL: 個|个
almost / nearly / close to
high-ranking military officer
general / admiral / air chief marshal
important general / generalissimo
to be about to arrive / to be around the corner
official gatekeeper / goalkeeper (soccer, hockey etc)
famous general
(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)
general / military leader / fierce man
lieutenant general / vice admiral / air marshal
female general / (fig.) woman who is a leading figure in her area of expertise
to accept (a bit reluctantly) / to put up with
lit. old general / commander-in-chief 將帥|将帅, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess / fig. old-timer / veteran
capable person
Jiangle county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
a general or admiral
major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal
ready to start on sth / about to act
Yang Saga, a popular fiction from the Northern Song, depicting the heroic Yang family 楊業|杨业 of warriors
officers and soldiers
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
mahjong tile
to put oneself in sb else's shoes (idiom)
to appoint a general (in theater) / fig. to appoint sb for a task
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
Jiangle county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
trusted lieutenant
commander-in-chief (military) / star player (sports) / key figure (in an organization)
to checkmate (in chess) / to be about to die
commander-in-chief, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess
to bite the hand that feeds one (idiom)
brigadier general / commodore
to beat sb at their own game (idiom)
deputy general
nickname of Han dynasty general Li Guang 李廣|李广
lit. to cross five passes and slay six generals (idiom) / fig. to surmount all difficulties (on the way to success)
to play mahjong
top general / commander-in-chief
talented field commander (military)
the enemy 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
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
(literary) to rest / to recuperate
to approach one's coffin (idiom); with one foot in the grave
Chiangchun township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县, Taiwan
veteran general
ruined army, defeated general (idiom); scattered remnants
indirect, psychological method of getting sb to do as one wishes (e.g. questioning whether they are up to the task)
to move an army and send a general (idiom); to deploy an army / to send a team on a task
to atone for one's crimes by meritorious acts
trump (suit of cards)
words of a man on his deathbed always come from the heart (proverb)
Than Shwe (1933-), Myanmar general and politician, president of Myanmar 1992-2011
driver (of a taxi etc) (loanword from Japanese) (Tw)
valiant general
approaching the end / about to conclude
to spur sb into action by making negative remarks
lit. General Iron is guarding the door (idiom) / fig. the door is padlocked — nobody inside
great mansion on the verge of collapse (idiom); hopeless situation
Japanese chess (shōgi)
Easy to raise an army of one thousand, but hard to find a good general. (idiom)
beer belly (complimentary)
deputy general
lit. choose a general from among the dwarfs / fig. choose the best person available (out of a mediocre bunch)
there are no poor soldiers under a good general (idiom)
(Tw) (sports) foreign player / import
surrendered enemy general
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
strategic experts and powerful generals (idiom)
strategic experts and powerful generals (idiom)
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action / to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation
(old) (military) a command / an order
to donate generously (idiom)
to observe the present to study the past
to ask for assistance
to checkmate (in chess)
assistance that one gets from another
no trumps (in card games)
half believing, half doubting / skeptical
to run short (idiom)
to compensate for lack of ability through hard work (idiom)
shrimp soldiers and crab generals (in mythology or popular fiction, the army of the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea) / useless troops (idiom)

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