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

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  *是* | 是* | *是
to be (followed by substantives only) / correct; right; true / (respectful acknowledgement of a command) very well / (adverb for emphatic assertion)
  *是* | 是* | *是
variant of
but; however
still (as before) / had better / unexpectedly / or
whether (or not) / if / is or isn't
but; however / (used for emphasis) indeed
(coll.) if
thereupon; as a result; consequently; thus; hence
right and wrong / quarrel
each and every; every; all; any
exactly; precisely / only; simply; just / (used correlatively with ) even; even if
merely; only; just; nothing but / simply / but; however
considered to be / at last
(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
is precisely
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
if it were not for / but for
just / simply / stubbornly / really
equivalent to either or 就是
is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons
if this can be tolerated, what cannot? (idiom) / enough is enough
in other words / that is to say
lit. to seek truth from facts (idiom) / fig. to be practical and realistic
to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
to be full of / completely
to seek the truth
(idiom) not one good point; everything about it is wrong
yes, that's right / variant of 似的
things have remained the same, but people have changed
each one does what he thinks is right (idiom) / each goes his own way
Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
Failure is the mother of success.
indeed; truly / (coll.) (used to express disapproval, annoyance etc)
probably / perhaps / could it be that...?
can be found everywhere
duplicity / hypocrisy (idiom)
clear and logical
unable to reach a decision (idiom); cannot agree on the right choice / no unanimous decision / still a matter of discussion
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
to follow obediently
extremely / very
to invert right and wrong
to follow blindly (idiom) / to take as one's only guide
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
to stir up trouble
apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
lit. so numerous that one could just bend down and pick them up (idiom) / fig. extremely common; easily available
(of food) to have the right taste / (of people) to feel at ease
to act as one thinks fit / to have one's own way
money isn't everything, but without money you can do nothing (idiom)
nevertheless / actually / the fact is ...
to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
that is / i.e.
probably / most likely
The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore (idiom). Only Buddhist enlightenment can allow one to shed off the abyss of worldly suffering. / Repent and ye shall be saved!
lit. see the wind and assume it will rain (idiom); fig. gullible / to believe whatever people suggest
a wrong repeated becomes right (idiom); a lie or an error passed on for a long time may be taken for the truth
lit. a nail is a nail and a rivet is a rivet (idiom) / fig. meticulous / conscientious / unambiguous
is or isn't / yes or no / whether or not
although / even though / even if
one can't function properly on an empty stomach (idiom) / an empty sack cannot stand upright
especially / most of all / above all / in particular
fault / blame
no / is not / not
that's just the way it is / exactly!
destiny will make enemies meet (idiom) / (often said about lovers who have a disagreement)
therefore / thus / so
to be upset / to feel disgusted
(formal) this day / that day
(as a complete expression, or followed by ) (coll.) Yeah, right! As if!
as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
lit. one is one, two is two (idiom) / fig. things are (or ought to be) perfectly clear-cut / unequivocal
devoid of fear (idiom) / intrepid
lit. to keep ding (the fourth heavenly stem) distinct from mao (the fourth earthly branch) (idiom) / fig. meticulous / conscientious / unambiguous
people who don't belong together, don't get to live together (idiom) / marriages are predestined / people marry because they share common traits
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
not the right flavor / not quite right / a bit off / fishy / queer / amiss / feel bad / be upset
isn't that so?
(derog.) to be a good-for-nothing / worthless nobody / no-good
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
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)
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
to seek the truth from facts
to seek the truth from facts
five hundred years ago we were the same family (idiom) (said of persons with the same surname)
solely / just

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