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(not only ...) but also / moreover / in addition / furthermore
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and / as well as / and so / but (not) / yet (not) / (indicates causal relation) / (indicates change of state) / (indicates contrast)
however / yet / but
thus / thereby
therefore / as a result / thus / and as a result, ...
instead / on the contrary / contrary (to expectations)
that's all / nothing more
and then (what follows next)
in short / in a word / in brief
occasionally / from time to time
it goes without saying / it is self-evident
to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth / to persevere / unflagging efforts
to speak frankly with assurance
after that / then
then / afterwards
involuntary / automatically
to reveal one's talent (idiom) / to rise above others / to distinguish oneself
clearly and easy to see (idiom); obviously / clearly / it goes without saying
brief encounter / to brush past sb
now / at the present (time)
lit. sth hits one in the face / directly in one's face / sth assaults the senses / blatant (advertising) / eye-catching / (a smell) assaults the nostrils
it is obvious that... / as one can well imagine...
to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom) / to arise at an opportune time / able to take advantage of an opportunity / to rise to the occasion
to agree by chance (idiom); taking the same action without prior consultation
to turn to (sth else) / to switch to
varying from person to person (idiom); different for each individual
lit. (bamboo) splits when it meets the knife's edge (idiom) / fig. easily solved
at home wherever one is (idiom); ready to adapt / flexible / to accept circumstances with good will
lit. to drop from the sky (idiom) / fig. to appear unexpectedly / to arise abruptly / out of the blue / to drop into one's lap
aged thirty (see 三十而立)
arising involuntarily (idiom); spontaneous / to spring up unbidden (of emotion)
easy / with no difficulty
over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
to step forward bravely
to get there in one step (idiom); easily done / success at a stroke / to get results overnight
relatively speaking / comparatively speaking
to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
to smile but say nothing
to arrive as planned / right on schedule
comparatively speaking
suddenly / now (..., now...)
to run in the opposite direction (idiom); to run counter to
nothing serious / just hot air
may be done once and once only / just this once
to shrink back / to flinch
that's all / just this and nothing more
lit. not cold, yet shivering (idiom) / fig. to tremble with fear / to be terrified
meet by chance / have a chance encounter
to blurt out / to let slip (an indiscreet remark)
to come to a place on account of its reputation (idiom); attracted to visit a famous location
unknown / unable to find out
to agree without prior consultation / to happen to hold the same view
to disappear without trace / to vanish all of a sudden / to spread fast / to spread like wildfire
flower but no fruit (idiom); handsome exterior but hollow inside / flashy
lit. to speak of two things on the same day (idiom); to mention things on equal terms (often with negatives: you can't mention X at the same time as Y)
to come prepared
to lump different matters together (idiom)
to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
to glare at
without needing (to so sth)
to sail against the current / (fig.) to go against the flow
to turn a blind eye to / to ignore
to leave without saying good-bye
to assess one's capabilities and act accordingly (idiom); to act within one's competence / One does what one can.
with a grunting sound it stops (idiom); to come to an end spontaneously (esp. of sound)
to settle for second best / the next best thing
lit. pull one hair and the whole body moves / fig. a slight change will affect everything else / the butterfly effect
to go back on one's word / to break one's promise / to be unfaithful / to be untrustworthy
lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles / the wheel comes full circle
to part on bad terms / (of a meeting etc) to break up in discord
crying tears of joy (idiom)
faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
thirty years old and therefore independent (idiom, from Confucius)
to return from a rewarding journey
have sth ready just in case / keep sth for possible future use
to win instant success (idiom) / to become an instant hit
to flash past / to flit by
to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead
to try one's utmost / to strive
to jump up suddenly / to bound up / to rise up in one bound
divide and rule (strategy) / divide and conquer
to storm off in a huff (idiom)
to drain the cup in one gulp (idiom)
to sweep past / to hurtle past / to swoosh past
to take a risk out of desperation (idiom)
to skate around / to skip over / to skimp
to succeed through failure / to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback
loose, but allows no escape (idiom, from Laozi 老子); the way of Heaven is fair, but the guilty will not escape
to return empty-handed / to fail to win anything
to brush past
to arrive in huge numbers / to flock there
directly / head-on (collision) / in one's face (of wind)
to swagger off / to walk off (or drive off etc) without a second thought for those left behind
to sit and pontificate; to find answers through theory and not through practice (idiom)
to reap without sowing (idiom)
to whistle past / to hurtle past / to zip by
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