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at once / right away / only / just (emphasis) / as early as / already / as soon as / then / in that case / as many as / even if / to approach / to move towards / to undertake / to engage in / to suffer / subjected to / to accomplish / to take advantage of / to go with (of foods) / with regard to / concerning
HSK 2
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
to get a job / employment
HSK 6
accomplishment / success / achievement / CL: 個|个 / to achieve (a result) / to create / to bring about
HSK 5
that is / i.e.
granted that / even if
will / shall / to be going to
in other words / that is
immediately / at once
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to take office / to assume a post
to receive medical treatment
to go to school
at this point / thus / from then on
already at an earlier time
to bring up / to train / to contribute to / achievements (usually of young people)
to see a doctor / to seek medical advice
nearby / in a close neighborhood
HSK 6
to dine
locally / on the spot
to accept (a bit reluctantly) / to put up with
HSK 6
employment rate
to take office / to assume a post
to attend school
to be ready / to be in order
to yield / to adapt to / to accommodate to (sth)
HSK 6
unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
to follow the prescribed order; to keep to the working routine (idiom)
employment opportunity / job opening
to get there in one step (idiom); easily done / success at a stroke / to get results overnight
to move to a better job
to release for medical treatment (of a prisoner)
full employment
lit. an easy drive on a familiar path (idiom); fig. experience makes progress easy / a task that is so familiar one can do it with one's hand tied behind one's back
to be born with / to be gifted with
inauguration
to submit / to give in
to be killed for a righteous cause / to die a martyr
serves you right for doing sth so stupid (Internet slang)
to win success and recognition (idiom)
to swear the oath of office
inaugural speech
lit. speak of Cao Cao and Cao Cao arrives / fig. speak of the devil and he doth appear
to quit while one is ahead (idiom) / to know when to stop
then it's too late (colloquial)
(of a price) to fluctuate according to the market / to sell at the market price
inaugural lecture
to be next to (colloquial)
to discuss sth on its own merits / to judge the matter as it stands
(of the people in a group) to get into position (idiom) / (athletics) On your mark!
to beat sb at their own game (idiom)
to go to sleep / to go to bed (literary)
to set off / to take to the road
can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom); not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom); not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
Amoghasiddhi Buddha
to turn on one's heels / to walk away abruptly
not to understand the situation / unaware of the ins and outs
at sb's convenience / in passing / while doing it
everything in its place and ready (idiom)
to be taken prisoner
better to be safe than sorry (proverb) / to be prepared just in case
hands tied and waiting to be captured
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
to approach one's coffin (idiom); with one foot in the grave
to finish (a letter, a painting) at a stroke
(idiom) stay clear of the enemy's main force and strike at his weak points
follow the prescribed order / keep to conventional ways
inside story
to be quick to take offence / to have a short fuse
to act as companion
to draw on local resources / using materials at hand
lit. don't worry about not knowing goods, but about comparing them (proverb) / fig. goods' (or person's) true value can only be determined through comparison
to avoid the important and dwell on the trivial / to keep silent about major charges while admitting minor ones
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
half willing and half unwilling (idiom); to yield after making a show of resistance
unaware of the inner workings / naive / unwitting
to extend one's neck in preparation for execution (idiom)
a boneheaded teammate can do you more harm than the most formidable opponent (idiom)
it's better to make slow progress than no progress at all (proverb)
to get a better job somewhere else (idiom) / to seek alternative employment
a hint is all that is needed / understanding each other without the need to explain
crude but simple methods (idiom); use whatever methods you can / to do things simply and thriftily / It's not pretty but it works.
bedtime
Employment Stability Fee (Taiwan), a minimum monthly fee for employing foreign workers
to be placed in a coffin / to die
past this village, you won't find this shop (idiom) / this is your last chance
lit. on hearing wind, to say rain / to agree uncritically with whatever people say / to parrot other people's words / to chime in with others
to deign / to condescend / to yield to (entreaties) / to submit to (sb) / (polite) to deign to accept (a post)
lit. to squeeze into every crack (idiom) / fig. to make the most of every opportunity
all is grist that comes to the mill (idiom)
to concede / to give up
to condescend / condescending / patronizing
can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom); not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
Don't ask and you won't be told any lies. (idiom)
to execute on the spot (idiom); summary execution / to carry out the law on the spot
it doesn't matter whether a cat is white or black; as long as it catches mice it's a good cat (variant of a Sichuanese saying used in a speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 in 1962, usually associated with his economic reforms starting in 1978, in which pragmatism was favored over ideological purity)
hands tied and expecting the worst
to melt in one's mouth

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