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knowledge / CL: 門|门 / intellectual
HSK 4
to know / to become aware of / also pr. [zhi1 dao5]
well-known / famous
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to know / to be aware
Zhihu, Chinese Q&A website modeled on Quora, at zhihu.com, launched in Jan 2011
intellectual property rights (law)
knowledge base
OK! / Got it!
to know / to understand
to know the facts / to understand / to be familiar with the situation
reputation / profile / familiarity in the public consciousness
caring / intimate
intellectual / intelligentsia / learned person
intimate friend / soul mate
cicada (onom.)
to know oneself / to be intimate or close / intimate friend
perception / consciousness
HSK 6
educated youth (sent to work in farms during the Cultural Revolution)
county head magistrate (old)
to know / to be informed of
content with one's situation / to know contentment (hence happiness)
satisfied with what one has (idiom)
HSK 6
know yourself, know your enemy (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孫子兵法|孙子兵法)
public figure / celebrity
person in the know / insider / informed source
informed consent
redbreast / robin
prefectural magistrate (during Tang to Qing times)
to have a sense of shame
knowledge worker
to know the law and break it (idiom); consciously going against the rules
know yourself and know your enemy, and you will never be defeated (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孫子兵法|孙子兵法)
to sound out the difficulties and retreat to avoid defeat (idiom); fig. to back out of an awkward situation / to get out on finding out what it's really like
senior provincial government official in dynastic China
treasure house of knowledge
educated and well-balanced (idiom)
to recognize one's mistakes and be able to reform oneself (idiom)
not hiding anything he knows, not stopping before he has said it through (idiom) / frank / outspoken
lit. the kindness of recognizing sb's worth and employing him (idiom) / patronage / protection
easy to grasp but difficult to put into practice (idiom) / easier said than done
ungrateful
expert at appointing people according to their abilities (idiom) / to put the right people in the right places
those who understand others are clever, but those who know themselves are truly wise (idiom, from Laozi's 道德經|道德经
epistemology
intimate friend
intellectual circles / intelligentsia
one may know a person for a long time without understanding his true nature (idiom)
to know that it is so but not why it is so (idiom)
to keep going resolutely despite knowing the task is impossible (idiom)
to know whether others are cold or hot (idiom) / to be very considerate
to be well-mannered
to know very little about
the more knowledgeable, the more reactionary (absurd anti-intellectual slogan attributed after the event to the Gang of Four 四人幫|四人帮)
nobody understands one's son better than his father (idiom)
knowing the enemy and yourself will get you unscathed through a hundred battles (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War")
ability to perceive / perceptivity / sentience
to inform / to tell / to notify / notification
to act tactfully / tactful / discreet
Anemarrhena asphodeloides / rhyzome of Anemarrhena (used in TCM)
to acknowledge one's faults and correct them (idiom)
to know the enemy and know oneself (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War")
to know how to be economical (idiom)
perceptual separability


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