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HSK
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
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  *是* | 是* | *是
is / are / am / yes / to be
HSK 1
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  *是* | 是* | *是
variant of / (used in given names)
HSK 1
or / still / nevertheless / had better
HSK 3
fault / blame
no / is not / not
whether (or not) / if / is or isn't
HSK 4
but / however
HSK 2
that is / i.e.
but / however / (used for emphasis) indeed
HSK 4
rather
always
HSK 3
in other words / that is
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
thereupon / as a result / consequently / thus / hence
HSK 4
indeed / truly / (coll.) (used to express disapproval, annoyance etc about sth)
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
especially / most of all / above all / in particular
or / either one or the other
considered to be / at last
(coll.) if
HSK 4
always
have plenty of / there's no lack of
yes, that's right / variant of 似的
each and every / every / all / any
HSK 6
is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that
(coll.) of course / naturally / indeed
nevertheless / actually / the fact is ...
if
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
to seek the truth
solely / just
isn't that so?
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
right and wrong / quarrel
HSK 6
thus
equivalent to either or 就是
therefore
although / even though / even if
for the sake of / for the purpose of
merely / simply / only / but
to be full of / completely
just / simply / stubbornly / really
see 利事
if it were not for / but for
certainly
can be found everywhere
to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
things have remained the same, but people have changed
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
not one good point / everything about it is wrong
Really! (interj. of annoyance or frustration)
every medicine has its side effect
unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
duplicity / hypocrisy (idiom)
Failure is the mother of success.
probably / perhaps / could it be that...?
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
ginger gets spicier as it gets older (idiom) / the older, the wiser
unable to reach a decision (idiom); cannot agree on the right choice / no unanimous decision / still a matter of discussion
one can't function properly on an empty stomach (idiom) / an empty sack cannot stand upright
Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
to go one's own way (idiom); to act independently without asking others
Science and technology is the number one productive force (from 1978 speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 introducing the Four Modernizations 四個現代化|四个现代化).
apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
Silence is golden. (idiom)
extremely / very
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
clear and logical
people who don't belong together, don't get to live together (idiom) / marriages are predestined / people marry because they share common traits
to seek nothing but profit (idiom); personal profit before everything / self-seeking
to stir up trouble / to provoke angry exchange
trouble spot / sketchy area
so I have heard (idiom) / the beginning clause of Buddha's quotations as recorded by his disciple, Ananda (Buddhism)
painful point (in acupuncture) / ashi point / tender spot
what has (he) got up (his) sleeve? / what's going on?
Keysight Technologies (instrumentation company)
(derog.) to be a good-for-nothing / worthless nobody / no-good
a woman's virtue is to have no talent (idiom)
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons
Necessity is the mother of invention (European proverb).
to seek the truth from facts
to apologize
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
if this can be tolerated, what cannot? (idiom) / enough is enough
destiny will make enemies meet (idiom) / (often said about lovers who have a disagreement)
Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
each one does what he thinks is right (idiom) / each goes his own way
to invert right and wrong
to follow obediently
to stir up trouble
there are no rivers to one who has crossed the ocean, and no clouds to one who has passed Mount Wu (idiom) / one who has seen the world doesn't stop at small things
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
to follow blindly (idiom) / to take as one's only guide
to act as one thinks fit / to have one's own way
probably / most likely

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