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


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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
but / however
HSK 2
or / still / nevertheless / had better
HSK 3
always
HSK 3
whether (or not) / if / is or isn't
HSK 4
(coll.) if
HSK 4
thereupon / as a result / consequently / thus / hence
HSK 4
but / however / (used for emphasis) indeed
HSK 4
right and wrong / quarrel
HSK 6
each and every / every / all / any
HSK 6
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
rather
indeed / truly / (coll.) (used to express disapproval, annoyance etc about sth)
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
that is / i.e.
if
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
in other words / that is
in other words / that is to say / so / thus
(emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
yes, that's right / variant of 似的
always
if it were not for / but for
thus
is both ...(and...) / since / as / being the case that
equivalent to either or 就是
to seek the truth
just / simply / stubbornly / really
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
to believe oneself infallible (idiom) / to be opinionated
although / even though / even if
to be full of / completely
can be found everywhere
therefore
not one good point / everything about it is wrong
certainly
things have remained the same, but people have changed
probably / perhaps / could it be that...?
solely / just
merely / simply / only / but
duplicity / hypocrisy (idiom)
apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
Oh that's true! (interjection of sudden realization)
to follow obediently
in other words / that is to say
if this can be tolerated, what cannot? (idiom) / enough is enough
Actual practice is the sole criterion for judging truth (item from Deng Xiaoping theory, from 1978)
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
clear and logical
lit. the body is the revolution's capital / fig. good health is a prerequisite for work (Mao Zedong's saying)
so I have heard (idiom) / the beginning clause of Buddha's quotations as recorded by his disciple, Ananda (Buddhism)
to stir up trouble
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits / pros and cons
people who don't belong together, don't get to live together (idiom) / marriages are predestined / people marry because they share common traits
what has (he) got up (his) sleeve? / what's going on?
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
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each one does what he thinks is right (idiom) / each goes his own way
unable to reach a decision (idiom); cannot agree on the right choice / no unanimous decision / still a matter of discussion
Failure is the mother of success.
destiny will make enemies meet (idiom) / (often said about lovers who have a disagreement)
to act as one thinks fit / to have one's own way
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!
to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people / to tell tales / to make mischief
lit. to believe in the rain on hearing the wind (idiom) / to believe rumors / to be credulous
Necessity is the mother of invention (European proverb).
probably / most likely
as they say, ... / as the saying goes, ...
extremely / very
to invert right and wrong
to follow blindly (idiom) / to take as one's only guide
to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
lit. so numerous that one could just bend down and pick them up (idiom) / fig. extremely common / easily available
to seek nothing but profit (idiom); personal profit before everything / self-seeking
money isn't everything, but without money you can do nothing (idiom)
nevertheless / actually / the fact is ...
(written) (at the end of a request in letters) I would be much obliged
trouble spot / sketchy area
unable to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
(of food) to have the right taste / (of people) to feel at ease
lit. one is one, two is two (idiom) / fig. things are (or ought to be) perfectly clear-cut / unequivocal
lit. to see whether it's a mule or a horse, take it out for a walk (idiom) / fig. the proof of the pudding is in the eating / to show what one is made of
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
being anti-American is the job, but life is in America (jocular comment made about public figures who are brazenly xenophobic but whose family live abroad)
lit. a nail is a nail and a rivet is a rivet (idiom) / fig. meticulous / conscientious / unambiguous
to stir up trouble / to provoke angry exchange
one can't function properly on an empty stomach (idiom) / an empty sack cannot stand upright
that's just the way it is / exactly!
to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
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