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in the future / future / the future / CL: 個|个
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
on the eve of / to be about to / to be on the verge of
  *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
(common place name)
mahjong / CL:
Japanese chess (shōgi)
will / shall / to be going to
general / admiral / air chief marshal
lieutenant general / vice admiral / air marshal
major general / rear admiral / air vice marshal
lit. old general / commander-in-chief 將帥|将帅, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess / fig. old-timer / veteran
high-ranking military officer
valiant general
fierce general / valiant military leader / fig. brave individual
officers and soldiers
(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)
a general or admiral
to appoint a general (in theater) / fig. to appoint sb for a task
ready to start on sth / about to act
capable person
to beat sb at their own game (idiom)
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
lit. to cross five passes and slay six generals (idiom) / fig. to surmount all difficulties (on the way to success)
half believing, half doubting / skeptical
commander-in-chief, the equivalent of king in Chinese chess
trusted lieutenant
brigadier general / commodore
to put oneself in sb else's shoes (idiom)
female general / (fig.) woman who is a leading figure in her area of expertise
to bite the hand that feeds one (idiom)
commander-in-chief (military) / star player (sports) / key figure (in an organization)
(old) (military) a command / an order
indirect, psychological method of getting sb to do as one wishes (e.g. questioning whether they are up to the task)
deputy general
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
celestial troops and generals (idiom) / fig. superior forces
talented field commander (military)
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action / to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation
great mansion on the verge of collapse (idiom); hopeless situation
to move an army and send a general (idiom); to deploy an army / to send a team on a task
shrimp soldiers and crab generals (in mythology or popular fiction, the army of the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea) / useless troops (idiom)
to approach one's coffin (idiom); with one foot in the grave
valiant general
there are no poor soldiers under a good general (idiom)
to make up for one's faults by doing good deeds (idiom)
ruined army, defeated general (idiom); scattered remnants
(literary) to rest / to recuperate
veteran general
to donate generously (idiom)
surrendered enemy general
famous general
general / military leader / fierce man
deputy general
to atone for one's crimes by meritorious acts
to observe the present to study the past
to be about to arrive / to be around the corner
Ba Jia Jiang, the eight generals that guard the godly realm in Taiwanese folklore, represented by troupes of dancers in temple processions / (slang) lowlife gangster or young hoodlum, often written as "8+9", [ba1 jia1 jiu3]
lit. one general, one order (idiom) / fig. every boss has their own rules / everyone has their own way of doing things
driver (of a taxi etc) (loanword from Japanese) (Tw)
the enemy general
to checkmate (in chess)
to spur sb into action by making negative remarks
official gatekeeper / goalkeeper (soccer, hockey etc)
words of a man on his deathbed always come from the heart (proverb)
will perhaps / may (in the future)
mahjong tile
top general / commander-in-chief
Than Shwe (1933-), Myanmar general and politician, president of Myanmar 1992-2011
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
counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action / to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation
Easy to raise an army of one thousand, but hard to find a good general. (idiom)
important general / generalissimo
to ask for assistance
assistance that one gets from another
to compensate for lack of ability through hard work (idiom)
auxiliary verb introducing future action: may (be able to) / will (cause) / should (enable) / going to
Jiangle county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
to checkmate (in chess) / to be about to die
trump (suit of cards)
beer belly (complimentary)
to play mahjong
(Tw) (sports) foreign player / import
no trumps (in card games)
lit. to choose a general among the dwarves (idiom) / fig. to pick the best out of a bad group
lit. choose a general from among the dwarfs / fig. choose the best person available (out of a mediocre bunch)
to run short (idiom)
approaching the end / about to conclude
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)

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