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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *你* | 你* | *你
you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
HSK 1
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  *呢* | 呢* | *呢
particle indicating that a previously asked question is to be applied to the preceding word ("What about ...?", "And ...?") / particle for inquiring about location ("Where is ...?") / particle signaling a pause, to emphasize the preceding words and allow the listener time to take them on board ("ok?", "are you with me?") / (at the end of a declarative sentence) particle indicating continuation of a state or action / particle indicating strong affirmation
HSK 1
to thank / thanks / thank you
HSK 1
unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
HSK 1
goodbye / see you again later
HSK 1
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  *您* | 您* | *您
you (courteous, as opposed to informal )
HSK 2
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *啊* | 啊* | *啊
interjection or grunt of agreement / uhm / Ah, OK / expression of recognition / Oh, it's you!
HSK 3
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  *台* | 台* | *台
(classical) you (in letters) / variant of 臺|台
HSK 4
best / (you) had better (do what we suggest)
HSK 4
we or us (including both the speaker and the person(s) spoken to) / (dialect) I or me / (dialect) (in a coaxing or familiar way) you / also pr. [za2 men5]
HSK 4
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
HSK 5
straightforward / clear-cut / blunt (e.g. statement) / you might as well / simply
HSK 5
you might as well (do it) / simply / just
HSK 6
to entrust (to sb) / to place (one's hope, energy etc) in / a thing in which you invest (your hope, energy etc)
HSK 6
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *尔* | 尔* | *尔
thus / so / like that / you / thou
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *游* | 游* | *游
surname You
(before a noun) Do (you, they etc) have ...? / Is there a ...? / (before a verb) Did (you, they etc) (verb, infinitive)? / Have (you, they etc) (verb, past participle)?
that one / that thing / that (as opposed to this) / (used before a verb or adjective for emphasis) / (used to humorously or indirectly refer to sth embarrassing, funny etc, or when one can't think of the right word) / (used in speech as a filler, similar to "umm", "you know" etc) / (euph.) menstruation / sex / also pr. [nei4 ge5]
you (plural)
dried food (including dried fruits, mushrooms and seafoods such as shrimp and abalone) / (fig.) (coll.) knowledge presented in readily assimilable form / just what you want to know: no more, no less (no 水分)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *伊* | 伊* | *伊
(old) third person singular pronoun ("he" or "she") / second person singular pronoun ("you") / (May 4th period) third person singular feminine pronoun ("she") / (Classical Chinese) introductory particle with no specific meaning / that (preceding a noun)
you and I / everyone / all of us (in society) / we (people in general)
everybody / all (guests, colleagues etc) / all of you
what are you doing? / whatever for? / why on earth?
How are you getting by? / How's life? / contraction of 過得去|过得去, can get by / tolerably well / not too bad
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *尤* | 尤* | *尤
surname You
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
lit. that person / fig. the person you have been looking for / Mr Right / the girl of one's dreams
what are you doing? / what's he up to?
Lu You (1125-1210), widely regarded as the greatest of the Southern Song poets
lit. inviting wealth / We wish you success and riches (cf idiom 招財進寶|招财进宝)
how old are you? (familiar, or to a child)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *妳* | 妳* | *妳
you (female) / variant of
expression of gratitude / to give thanks / a thank-you note / acknowledgement
to drink a toast / Cheers! (proposing a toast) / Here's to you! / Bottoms up! / lit. dry cup
won't work / will get (you) nowhere
you must not / Please don't... / be sure not to / on no account (do it)
special glory / distinction / rare honor / one's laurels / it's a privilege (to meet you)
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *伱* | 伱* | *伱
archaic variant of / you
to guard against / to be vigilant / watch you don't (slip) / also pr. [ti2 fang2]
Ge You (1957-), Chinese actor
predecessor / forebears / the person facing you
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *祢* | 祢* | *祢
you (used to address a deity)
lit. if one is fake, I shall compensate you for ten of them / fig. (of goods) 100% genuine
you're most welcome / sure thing! / I did what I was supposed to do
my (you etc) old father / polite appellation for an elderly male
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *侬* | 侬* | *侬
you (Wu dialect) / I, me (classical)
to bother / to press sb, usu. to do sth / it's a tough job / sorry to bother you (polite, used to thank sb for a favor)
you're welcome / don't mention it / impolite / rude / blunt
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
(courteous) would you please ...
you all (archaic) / see also 你們|你们
What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG)
ushering in wealth and prosperity (idiom and traditional greeting, esp. at New Year); We wish you wealth and success!
to perform one's job / attendant / job / duties / (respectful appellation for the addressee) you / your Excellency / (Church) deacon
wish you all the best! (when signing off on a correspondence)
according to the location / everywhere / any place / from any location / from wherever you like
no end to learning (idiom); There's always something new to study. / You live and learn.
(neologism c. 2012) (interjection of encouragement) Let’s do this! / Come on, you can do this!
You're welcome / Don't mention it
dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom); constant perseverance yields success / You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up. / Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.
thousand articles, same rule (idiom); stereotyped and repetitive / once you've seen one, you've seen them all
to pretend to understand when you don't
indeed / true! (I agree with you)
(slang) come on, you can't deny it! / don't you think so?! / (melodramatic form of 有沒有|有没有)
Get along with you!
May you have a prosperous New Year! (New Year's greeting)
mastery of study lies in diligence (idiom). You can only master a subject by assiduous study. / Excellence in work is only possible with diligence. / Practice makes perfect.
lit. Even if we don't see each other, don't give up and leave (idiom) / fig. Be sure to wait! / See you there!
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
(neologism c. 2006) if you live long enough, you'll see everything / Just incredible!
you're too kind / you flatter me
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)
you get what you put in / you reap what you sow
ladies and gentlemen / all of you present
I have troubled you
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / don't try to run before you can walk
Bless you! (after a sneeze)
What you don't want done to you, don't do to others. (idiom, from the Confucian analects) / Do as you would be done by. / Do not do to others what you would not have them do to you.
to do one's best / to shape up / to behave / to fend for oneself / you're on your own
you can't guard against it (idiom) / impossible to defend effectively / not much one can do about it / It can't be prevented.
lit. when you drink water, think of its source (idiom); gratitude for blessings and their well-spring / Don't forget where your happiness come from. / Be grateful for all your blessings!
(polite) excuse me for not going out to meet you
(polite) your business / what brings you?
study hard and every day you will improve (idiom)
You county in Zhuzhou 株洲, Hunan
to spend effort / to take trouble / May I trouble you to...? (as part of polite request) / Please would you mind...?
to regret not having met earlier (idiom); It is nice to meet you finally. / It feels like we have known each other all along.
lit. thin streams flow forever / fig. economy will get you a long way / to work steadily at something little by little
splitcharactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *3Q* | 3Q* | *3Q
(Internet slang) thank you (loanword)
The cleverest housewife cannot cook without rice (idiom); You won't get anywhere without equipment.
past this village, you won't find this shop (idiom) / this is your last chance
(in business etc) your side / you
to follow your orders / to do as you bid
long sleeves help one dance beautifully (idiom); money and power will help you in any occupation
to enjoy the present (idiom); to live happily with no thought for the future / make merry while you can / carpe diem
if you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age
As You Like It, comedy by Shakespeare
lit. can pass through (an opening) / fig. can get by (in life) / tolerably well / not too bad / How are you getting by? / How's life?

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