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  *焉* | 焉* | *焉
where / how
absent-minded / preoccupied / inattentive / with one's thoughts wandering
Yanqi county in Xinjiang
How do you catch the tiger cub without entering the tiger's lair? (idiom); Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
don't use a sledgehammer on a nut / aquila non capit muscam
to mention sth without elaborating (idiom); not giving details
no greater contribution has been made than this (idiom)
feeling surprised at sth
(literary) how is one to know?
lit. why use a pole-ax to slaughter a chicken? (idiom) / fig. to waste effort on a trifling matter / also written 殺雞焉用牛刀|杀鸡焉用牛刀
the old man lost his mare, but it all turned out for the best (idiom); fig. a blessing in disguise / it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good
(classical) see 於是|于是
I still have sons, don't I? / fig. future generations will continue the work
Yanqi Hui Autonomous County in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang 巴音郭楞蒙古自治州, Xinjiang
Yanqi basin in northeast of Tarim basin
Yenji Xuyzu aptonom nahiyisi or Yanqi Hui autonomous county in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang 巴音郭楞蒙古自治州, Xinjiang
lit. can the sparrow and swallow know the will of the great swan? (idiom); fig. how can we small fry predict the ambitions of the great?
If one can change after making a mistake, there is nothing better (idiom)


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