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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *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
but / however
HSK 2
or / still / nevertheless / had better
HSK 3
always
HSK 3
whether (or not) / if / is or isn't
HSK 4
but / however / (used for emphasis) indeed
HSK 4
thereupon / as a result / consequently / thus / hence
HSK 4
(coll.) if
HSK 4
each and every / every / all / any
HSK 6
right and wrong / quarrel
HSK 6
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
fault / blame
no / is not / not
that is / i.e.
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
or / either one or the other
in other words / that is
rather
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
indeed / truly / (coll.) (used to express disapproval, annoyance etc about sth)
is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that
especially / most of all / above all / in particular
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
considered to be / at last
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
lit. one is one, two is two (idiom) / fig. things are (or ought to be) perfectly clear-cut / unequivocal
yes, that's right / variant of 似的
if
(coll.) of course / naturally / indeed
have plenty of / there's no lack of
merely / simply / only / but
always
nevertheless / actually / the fact is ...
equivalent to either or 就是
to seek the truth
although / even though / even if
to be full of / completely
isn't that so?
if it were not for / but for
certainly
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thus
for the sake of / for the purpose of
Really! (interj. of annoyance or frustration)
solely / just
probably / perhaps / could it be that...?
therefore
Silence is golden. (idiom)
to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
just / simply / stubbornly / really
Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
every medicine has its side effect
unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
to seek nothing but profit (idiom); personal profit before everything / self-seeking
things have remained the same, but people have changed
not one good point / everything about it is wrong
Failure is the mother of success.
can be found everywhere
ginger gets spicier as it gets older (idiom) / the older, the wiser
extremely / very
duplicity / hypocrisy (idiom)
Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
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).
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
unable to reach a decision (idiom); cannot agree on the right choice / no unanimous decision / still a matter of discussion
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons
to invert right and wrong
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
(derog.) to be a good-for-nothing / worthless nobody / no-good
so I have heard (idiom) / the beginning clause of Buddha's quotations as recorded by his disciple, Ananda (Buddhism)
to act as one thinks fit / to have one's own way
see 利事
to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
a woman's virtue is to have no talent (idiom)
as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
clear and logical
to follow obediently
destiny will make enemies meet (idiom) / (often said about lovers who have a disagreement)
each one does what he thinks is right (idiom) / each goes his own way
if this can be tolerated, what cannot? (idiom) / enough is enough
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
what has (he) got up (his) sleeve? / what's going on?
devoid of fear (idiom) / intrepid
probably / most likely
trouble spot / sketchy area
to stir up trouble
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
lit. the body is the revolution's capital / fig. good health is a prerequisite for work (Mao Zedong's saying)
unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
people who don't belong together, don't get to live together (idiom) / marriages are predestined / people marry because they share common traits
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
to seek the truth from facts
to follow blindly (idiom) / to take as one's only guide
to apologize

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