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  *焉* | 焉* | *焉
where / how
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
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
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
(literary) how is one to know?
Yanqi Hui Autonomous County in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang 巴音郭楞蒙古自治州, Xinjiang
(classical) see 於是|于是
If one can change after making a mistake, there is nothing better (idiom)
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?
to mention sth without elaborating (idiom); not giving details
feeling surprised at sth
I still have sons, don't I? / fig. future generations will continue the work
Yanqi basin in northeast of Tarim basin
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

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