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


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short / brief / to lack / weak point / fault
HSK 3
to curtail / to cut down
HSK 5
brief (statement, summary etc) / briefly / brevity
length / duration / accident / right and wrong / good and bad / long and short
to defend sb (a relative, friend or oneself) despite knowing that that person is in the wrong
lit. use others' strengths to make up for one's weak points (idiom from Mencius) / to use this in place of that / what you lose on the swings, you win on the roundabouts
to foster strengths and avoid weaknesses (idiom) / to play to one's strengths
unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
to expose sb's faults or shortcomings
talking endlessly / long-winded
to gossip (idiom)
poor and with low expectations / poverty stunts ambition
narrow and shallow (knowledge or skill) / superficial
short-sighted
lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
take from the long to supplement the short (idiom) / to offset each other's deficiencies / to complement each other
to shorten / shortening
brief (in time)
lit. to argue who is right and wrong (idiom); to quibble / a storm in a teacup
lit. to discuss sb's merits and demerits (idiom); to gossip
family goings-on
lit. the mouth that has been fed by others is soft, the hand that has received doesn't reach (idiom) / fig. one is partial to those from whom presents have been accepted
lit. the Zhangs are better off than the Lis (idiom); to gossip about the neighbors
to compare long and short / to compare the pros and cons


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