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HSK
before / formerly / previous / ago
HSK 3
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *以* | 以* | *以
to use / by means of / according to / in order to / because of / at (a certain date or place)
HSK 4
to think (i.e. to take it to be true that ...) (Usually there is an implication that the notion is mistaken – except when expressing one's own current opinion.)
HSK 4
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *㠯* | 㠯* | *㠯
old variant of
HSK 4
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *㕥* | 㕥* | *㕥
old variant of
HSK 4
as well as / too / and
HSK 5
since (a previous event)
HSK 5
so that / so as to / in order to
HSK 6
in order to avoid / so as not to
HSK 6
in the past / formerly
HSK 6
down to / up to / to such an extent as to ... / also written 以至於|以至于
HSK 6
to such an extent as to / down to / up to
HSK 6
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *以* | 以* | *以
abbr. for Israel 以色列
that level or higher / that amount or more / the above-mentioned / (used to indicate that one has completed one's remarks) That is all.
that level or lower / that amount or less / the following
with this / thereby / thus / because of this
apart from / other than / except for / external / outside of / on the other side of / beyond
after / later / afterwards / following / later on / in the future
Israel
within / less than
Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians
Israeli-Palestinian
to regard as / to treat as
so that / to the point that
in order to / hoping to / attempting to / waiting for
Book of Isaiah
to guard against the unexpected (idiom); just in case / prepared for any eventualities
a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
by way of / to serve as
Israelite / Israeli
people-oriented
Israeli soldiers
for the sake of / in order to
Book of Ezra
Book of Ezekiel
Ethernet
harmony is to be prized
Ephesus, city of ancient Greece
Elijah (Old Testament prophet)
Emanuel
Ether-
to challenge the law (idiom) / to knowingly violate the law
since (some point in the past)
to the west of (suffix)
to treat sb with due respect (idiom)
Esther (name)
to use softness to conquer strength (idiom)
Isaac (son of Abraham)
to barter / barter
an eye for an eye (idiom); fig. to use the enemy's methods against him / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
(lit.) to take a part for the whole / to generalize
Book of Esther
Ethereum
Eluid (son of Achim)
to wait at one's ease for the exhausted enemy / to nurture one's strength and bide one's time (idiom)
to disrespect one's superiors / to offend one's elders
to bathe one's face in tears (idiom)
for the benefit of the reader
to learn from history (idiom)
in order to warn against following bad examples (idiom) / as a warning to others
Ephraim (city)
to use one's position for personal gain (idiom)
"drugs serving to nourish doctors", perceived problem in PRC medical practice
to spread falsehoods / to increasingly distort the truth / to pile errors on top of errors (idiom)
in the proper order / the following
to serve as a warning (idiom)
to succeed through failure / to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback
to judge sb by appearances (idiom)
to provide work to relieve poverty
to return good for evil (idiom) / to requite evil with good
to cure ills with poison (TCM) / to fight evil with evil / set a thief to catch a thief / to fight fire with fire
lit. to strike a stone with egg (idiom); to attempt the impossible / to invite disaster by overreaching oneself
using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
to gauge the heart of a gentleman with one's own mean measure (idiom)
to use violence to curb violence
an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth (idiom) / fig. to use the enemy's methods against him / to give sb a taste of his own medicine
Israel-Syria
to replace one tyranny by another / to use violence against violence
debt nurtures more debt (idiom)
down to / up to / to the extent that...
in support or witness hereof (idiom)
Israel-Egypt
using the weak to defeat the strong (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
to give one's heart to / to devote one's life to
to use foreigners to subdue foreigners (idiom); let the barbarians fight it out among themselves (traditional policy of successive dynasties) / Use Western science and technology to counter imperialist encroachment. (late Qing modernizing slogan)
Ethernet
Eleazar (son of Eluid)
to use one's neighbor as a drain / to shift one's problems onto others (idiom)
to abuse power to crush the law
regarding oneself as number one in terms of leadership, seniority or status
to demonstrate one's sincerity by dying
lit. use sb's spear to attack his shield (idiom, derived from Han Feizi 韓非子|韩非子); turning a weapon against its owner / fig. to attack an opponent using his own devices / hoist with his own petard
to dedicate oneself to the cause of one's country (idiom)
to name sth after a person / named after / eponymous
to use one's strength to bully the weak (idiom)
to let correct ideology guide practical work (idiom)
to reject a word because of the speaker (idiom, from Analects); to judge on preference between advisers rather than the merits of the case
use Chinese collaborators to subdue the Chinese (imperialist policy)
to repay kindness with kindness, and repay enmity with justice (idiom, from Analects)

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