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knowledge / CL: 門|门 / intellectual
HSK 4
to know / to become aware of / also pr. [zhi1 dao5]
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  *知* | 知* | *知
to know / to be aware
well-known / famous
Zhihu, Chinese Q&A website modeled on Quora, at zhihu.com, launched in Jan 2011
intellectual property rights (law)
knowledge base
to know / to understand
OK! / Got it!
to know the facts / to understand / to be familiar with the situation
intimate friend / soul mate
to know oneself / to be intimate or close / intimate friend
intellectual / intelligentsia / learned person
cicada (onom.)
county head magistrate (old)
educated youth (sent to work in farms during the Cultural Revolution)
caring / intimate
content with one's situation / to know contentment (hence happiness)
perception / consciousness
HSK 6
to know / to be informed of
know yourself, know your enemy (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孫子兵法|孙子兵法)
to have a sense of shame
informed consent
satisfied with what one has (idiom)
HSK 6
prefectural magistrate (during Tang to Qing times)
to know very little about
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
redbreast / robin
senior provincial government official in dynastic China
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 know the law and break it (idiom); consciously going against the rules
intellectual circles / intelligentsia
educated and well-balanced (idiom)
nobody understands one's son better than his father (idiom)
epistemology
lit. the kindness of recognizing sb's worth and employing him (idiom) / patronage / protection
treasure house of knowledge
expert at appointing people according to their abilities (idiom) / to put the right people in the right places
not hiding anything he knows, not stopping before he has said it through (idiom) / frank / outspoken
those who understand others are clever, but those who know themselves are truly wise (idiom, from Laozi's 道德經|道德经
easy to grasp but difficult to put into practice (idiom) / easier said than done
to recognize one's mistakes and be able to reform oneself (idiom)
knowledge worker
one may know a person for a long time without understanding his true nature (idiom)
intimate friend
ability to perceive / perceptivity / sentience
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)
to keep going resolutely despite knowing the task is impossible (idiom)
to know that it is so but not why it is so (idiom)
to be well-mannered
knowing the enemy and yourself will get you unscathed through a hundred battles (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War")
ungrateful
to know whether others are cold or hot (idiom) / to be very considerate
to inform / to tell / to notify / notification
Anemarrhena asphodeloides / rhyzome of Anemarrhena (used in TCM)
reputation / profile / familiarity in the public consciousness
to acknowledge one's faults and correct them (idiom)
to act tactfully / tactful / discreet
to know the enemy and know oneself (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War")
to know how to be economical (idiom)
public figure / celebrity
person in the know / insider / informed source
perceptual separability


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