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HSK
to have to / must / compulsory / necessarily
HSK 3
necessary / essential / indispensable / required
HSK 5
there is no need / why should
HSK 5
inevitable / certain / necessity
HSK 5
not necessarily / maybe not
HSK 5
must / to need to / to be sure to
HSK 6
to be bound to / undoubtedly will
HSK 6
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  *必* | 必* | *必
certainly / must / will / necessarily
essential
Bing (search engine)
inevitably
to be certain of victory / to be bound to prevail
required course / compulsory course
(of an academic course) required / compulsory
absolutely necessary / indispensable / essential
Pizza Hut
to need / to require / essential / indispensable
presumably / probably / in all likelihood / surely
to be bound to / to be sure to
must / have to
necessity
the road one must follow or take / the only way / same as 必由之路
to grant whatever is asked for / to accede to every plea
unavoidable / the only (road, entrance etc)
to not need dwell on (idiom)
requirement / necessary condition (math)
inessential
to be determined to win (idiom)
inessential / unnecessary
circumstances require action (idiom); absolutely necessary / imperative
necessity / essential (thing)
the road one must follow or take / the only way
life's necessities
inevitable outcome / inescapable consequence
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
lit. if three walk together, one can be my teacher (idiom, from the Analects of Confucius) / you have sth to learn from everyone
to haggle over every cent (idiom)
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
He who gives no thought to far-flung problems soon finds suffering nearby (idiom, from Analects). / Smug concentration on the here and now will lead to future sorrow.
when things reach an extreme, they can only move in the opposite direction (idiom)
one must be a man of his word and resolute in his work (proverb)
an army burning with righteous indignation is bound to win (idiom)
Khubilai Khan (1215-1294), grandson of Genghis Khan 成吉思汗, first Yuan dynasty emperor, reigned 1260-1294
if you say too much, you're bound to slip up at some point (idiom)
lit. that which is long divided must unify, and that which is long unified must divide (idiom, from 三國演義|三国演义) / fig. things are constantly changing
L'Hôpital's rule (math.)
Dong Biwu (1886-1975), one of the founders of the Chinese communist party
seize every minute and second (idiom); not a minute to lose / every moment counts
(we) will be very grateful (if ...)
persisting in evil brings about self-destruction (idiom)
to attend to everything personally
lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through. (idiom) / fig. Everything will turn out for the best. / Let's worry about it when it happens. / It will be all right on the night. / cf couplet 車到山前必有路船到橋頭自然直|车到山前必有路船到桥头自然直
As the teacher, so the pupil. (idiom)
lit. an arrogant army is bound to lose (idiom) / fig. pride goes before a fall
lit. a wise person reflecting a thousand times can still make a mistake (idiom); fig. nobody is infallible
one is bound for good fortune after surviving a great disaster (proverb)
If three walk together, one of them can teach me sth (Confucius)
BHP Billiton (Anglo-Australian mining corporation)
terminal illness / incurable condition (also fig.)
lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through and when the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current. (idiom) / fig. Everything will turn out for the best. / Let's worry about it when it happens. / It will be all right on the night.
if I (you, she, he...) had known it would come to this, I (you, she, he...) would not have acted thus (idiom) / to regret vainly one's past behavior
Lake Superior, one of the Great Lakes 五大湖
pride goes before a fall (idiom)
realm of necessity (philosophy)
if two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if you start a war, someone is bound to get hurt
being bright at an early age does not necessarily bring success upon growing up (proverb)
there is no gain without a loss (idiom) / there is no such thing as a free meal
not necessarily / that's not sure
wind does not come from an empty cave without reason / there's no smoke without fire (idiom)
when two tigers fight, one will get injured (idiom) / if it comes to a fight, someone will get hurt.
calamity will befall those who are lacking in virtue
L'Hôpital's rule (math.) (Tw)
absolute necessity / sine qua non
lit. when two tigers fight, one is sure to be wounded (idiom) / fig. if it comes to a fight, someone will get hurt
There is no need to boast about one's treasures. (idiom)
hidden merits will have visible rewards (idiom)
like father, like son (idiom)
need not / does not have to / not necessarily
needless / unnecessary
need not / unnecessary


Tip: Pinyin can be entered with or without tone numbers, e.g. 'nihao' or 'ni3hao3'.
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