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


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(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
that is / i.e.
in other words / that is
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
in other words / that is to say
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
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
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)
lit. either the fish dies or the net gets torn (idiom) / fig. it's a life-and-death struggle / it's either him or me
all is grist that comes to the mill (idiom)


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