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to exchange / exchange / communication / interaction / to have social contact (with sb)
to alternate / to take turns
main stream (of a river) / fig. the essential point / main viewpoint of a matter / mainstream (culture etc)
tide / current / trend
tributary (river)
top quality / front ranking
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to flow / to disseminate / to circulate or spread / to move or drift / to degenerate / to banish or send into exile / stream of water or sth resembling one / class, rate or grade
electric current
river / CL: 條|条
to drain / (medicine) drainage
alternative / non-mainstream
distinguished and accomplished / outstanding / talented in letters and unconventional in lifestyle / romantic / dissolute / loose
traffic / rate of traffic flow
gentry / celebrities
stream of people / abortion / abbr. for 人工流產|人工流产
the spread of Korean cultural products (TV dramas, pop music etc) to other countries / Korean Wave
data stream / data flow
cash flow
to flow back / reflux / circumfluence / refluence / backward flow / returning flow (e.g. of talent)
Shuangliu county in Chengdu 成都, Sichuan / Chengdu's main airport
stream of air / airflow / slipstream / draft / breath / turbulence (of aircraft)
the spread of Japanese cultural products (anime, pop music etc) to other countries
landslide / torrent of mud and stones / mudslide
passenger flow / customer flow
to control flow / to choke / weir valve / a throttle / a choke
Double First-Class University Plan, Chinese government project to develop both a group of Chinese universities and a group of subject disciplines to be world-class by 2050, implemented from 2017
river / stream
to flow backwards / reverse flow
to float on the current / to drift along or about / rafting
jet (math.)
a powerful current / a flood (often fig., e.g. a flood of ideas)
(of rivers etc) to converge / convergence
rotating flow
stream / flow of liquid
to rectify (alternating current to direct current)
to drift with the waves and go with the flow (idiom); to follow the crowd blindly
river / river flow / current
outflow / to flow out / to drain
to overflow / transverse flow / to flow over / cross flow
to flow steadily / direct current (DC)
inward flowing (of river) / flowing into desert
readily following good advice (idiom); willing to accept other people's views
(of watercourses) source and direction of flow / origin and development
(linguistics) flow of speech
to follow the crowd / going with the tide
Beiliu county level city in Yulin 玉林, Guangxi
lit. thin streams flow forever / fig. economy will get you a long way / to work steadily at something little by little
torrent / torrential current / whitewater
man seeks his way up just as water seeks its way down (idiom) / one should constantly strive to make progress
able to reply quickly and fluently (idiom); having a ready answer
against the stream / adverse current / a countercurrent / fig. reactionary tendency / to go against the trend
main stream (of a river)
lit. head broken and blood flowing / fig. badly bruised
medical abortion
laminar flow
Qingliu county in Sanming 三明, Fujian
lit. to open a water source and reduce outflow (idiom); to increase income and save on spending / to broaden the sources of income and economize on expenditure
the lowest professions
stream of consciousness (in literature)
ocean current
to gush / to spurt
celebrity / public figure
to seep / leakage
to piss in one's pants in terror (idiom); scared witless
upper class
the Three Religions (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism) and Nine Schools (Confucians, Daoists, Yin-Yang, Legalists, Logicians, Mohists, Political Strategists, Eclectics, Agriculturists) / fig. people from all trades (often derog.)
wasted effort
to let sb do whatever they want / to indulge / to give free reins to / to let things slide / to drift aimlessly / laissez-faire
heat convection
alternating current (electricity)
wake (trailing behind a ship, airplane etc) / slipstream
to commit to the waters (idiom); to lose sth irrevocably
fluent with words / words flowing like pearl beads
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
variant of 漂流
lower course of a river / low-class / mean and lowly / vulgar / obscene
strong current / CL:
to run dry (of river)
to flow at great speed / to pour / racing current
atmospheric circulation
exchange of ideas
turbid flow / muddy waters / fig. a contemptible person / fig. corrupt or disgraceful social trends
warm current / (fig.) warm feeling
second-rate / second-tier
to converge / to flow together / fig. to act alike / to evolve together
bias current (electronics)
flow of air / draft
(PRC) flow of people from the countryside into the cities / rural migrant without definite prospects / drifter
cold air current / cold ocean current / cold stream
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