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  *是* | 是* | *是
is / are / am / yes / to be
  *是* | 是* | *是
variant of / (used in given names)
whether (or not) / if / is or isn't
or / still / nevertheless / had better
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
but / however
fault / blame
no / is not / not
merely / simply / only / but
thereupon / as a result / consequently / thus / hence
that is / i.e.
but / however / (used for emphasis) indeed
indeed / truly / (coll.) (used to express disapproval, annoyance etc about sth)
considered to be / at last
especially / most of all / above all / in particular
or / either one or the other
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
(coll.) if
in other words / that is
have plenty of / there's no lack of
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
yes, that's right / variant of 似的
that's just the way it is / exactly!
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
therefore / thus / so
is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that
(coll.) of course / naturally / indeed
nevertheless / actually / the fact is ...
each and every / every / all / any
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
right and wrong / quarrel
if it were not for / but for
isn't that so?
to seek the truth
equivalent to either or 就是
for the sake of / for the purpose of
solely / just
although / even though / even if
just / simply / stubbornly / really
to be full of / completely
to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
can be found everywhere
unity is strength (revolutionary slogan and popular song of 1943)
not one good point / everything about it is wrong
duplicity / hypocrisy (idiom)
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
things have remained the same, but people have changed
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
Really! (interj. of annoyance or frustration)
Silence is golden. (idiom)
see 利事
(formal) this day / that day
to be upset / to feel disgusted
therefore / so / consequently
probably / perhaps / could it be that...?
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).
every medicine has its side effect
ginger gets spicier as it gets older (idiom) / the older, the wiser
apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
trouble spot / sketchy area
as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
clear and logical
extremely / very
Failure is the mother of success.
to seek nothing but profit (idiom); personal profit before everything / self-seeking
unable to reach a decision (idiom); cannot agree on the right choice / no unanimous decision / still a matter of discussion
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
to seek the truth from facts
lit. the body is the revolution's capital / fig. good health is a prerequisite for work (Mao Zedong's saying)
(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
so I have heard (idiom) / the beginning clause of Buddha's quotations as recorded by his disciple, Ananda (Buddhism)
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
to stir up trouble
one can't function properly on an empty stomach (idiom) / an empty sack cannot stand upright
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons
is or isn't / yes or no / whether or not
to apologize
Saying is one thing, doing quite another (idiom)
to follow blindly (idiom) / to take as one's only guide
destiny will make enemies meet (idiom) / (often said about lovers who have a disagreement)
to seek the truth from facts
Keysight Technologies (instrumentation company)
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
Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
to invert right and wrong
people who don't belong together, don't get to live together (idiom) / marriages are predestined / people marry because they share common traits
unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
to follow obediently
to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
each one does what he thinks is right (idiom) / each goes his own way

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