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  *你* | 你* | *你
you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
HSK 1
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *您* | 您* | *您
you (courteous, as opposed to informal )
HSK 2
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  *尔* | 尔* | *尔
thus / so / like that / you / thou
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *啊* | 啊* | *啊
interjection or grunt of agreement / uhm / Ah, OK / expression of recognition / Oh, it's you!
HSK 3
best / (you) had better (do what we suggest)
HSK 4
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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
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]
to thank / thanks / thank you
HSK 1
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *台* | 台* | *台
(classical) you (in letters) / variant of 臺|台
HSK 4
you (plural)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *游* | 游* | *游
surname You
goodbye / see you again later
HSK 1
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)
(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)?
unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
HSK 1
you and I / everyone / all of us (in society) / we (people in general)
everybody / all (guests, colleagues etc) / all of you
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *尤* | 尤* | *尤
surname You
what are you doing? / what's he up to?
what are you doing? / whatever for? / why on earth?
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
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)
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
lit. that person / fig. the person you have been looking for / Mr Right / the girl of one's dreams
expression of gratitude / to give thanks / a thank-you note / acknowledgement
straightforward / clear-cut / blunt (e.g. statement) / you might as well / simply
HSK 5
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
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
  *妳* | 妳* | *妳
you (female) / variant of
lit. inviting wealth / We wish you success and riches (cf idiom 招財進寶|招财进宝)
you're welcome / don't mention it / impolite / rude / blunt
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
HSK 5
special glory / distinction / rare honor / one's laurels / it's a privilege (to meet you)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *侬* | 侬* | *侬
you (Wu dialect) / I, me (classical)
to entrust (to sb) / to place (one's hope, energy etc) in / a thing in which you invest (your hope, energy etc)
HSK 6
predecessor / forebears / the person facing you
my (you etc) old father / polite appellation for an elderly male
you all (archaic) / see also 你們|你们
to perform one's job / attendant / job / duties / (respectful appellation for the addressee) you / your Excellency / (Church) deacon
how old are you? (familiar, or to a child)
according to the location / everywhere / any place / from any location / from wherever you like
to have one's wishes come true / wish you the best!
Lu You (1125-1210), widely regarded as the greatest of the Southern Song poets
You're welcome / Don't mention it
you might as well (do it) / simply / just
HSK 6
(courteous) would you please ...
lit. Even if we don't see each other, don't give up and leave (idiom) / fig. Be sure to wait! / See you there!
(neologism c. 2012) (interjection of encouragement) Let’s do this! / Come on, you can do this!
You county in Zhuzhou 株洲, Hunan
(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!
thousand articles, same rule (idiom); stereotyped and repetitive / once you've seen one, you've seen them all
to guard against / to be vigilant / watch you don't (slip) / also pr. [ti2 fang2]
no end to learning (idiom); There's always something new to study. / You live and learn.
you must not / Please don't... / be sure not to / on no account (do it)
Ge You (1957-), Chinese actor
May you have a prosperous New Year! (New Year's greeting)
splitcharactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *3Q* | 3Q* | *3Q
(Internet slang) thank you (loanword)
Bless you! (after a sneeze)
study hard and every day you will improve (idiom)
lit. if one is fake, I shall compensate you for ten of them / fig. (of goods) 100% genuine
What can you have against it? (idiom) / We should do this. / Go for it!
won't work / will get (you) nowhere
you're most welcome / sure thing! / I did what I was supposed to do
you can't guard against it (idiom) / impossible to defend effectively / not much one can do about it / It can't be prevented.
What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG)
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
ushering in wealth and prosperity (idiom and traditional greeting, esp. at New Year); We wish you wealth and success!
(old) perfect wife / you, my beloved wife
(literary) I trust you have been well since we last met
to take a lot of trouble (over sb or sth) / may I trouble you (to do sth)
(in business etc) your side / you
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)
to regret not having met earlier (idiom); It is nice to meet you finally. / It feels like we have known each other all along.
you get what you put in / you reap what you sow
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?
lit. thin streams flow forever / fig. economy will get you a long way / to work steadily at something little by little
just a very few (idiom); tiny number / not many at all / You count them on your fingers.
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. if three walk together, one can be my teacher (idiom, from the Analects of Confucius) / you have sth to learn from everyone
to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead
devil / You devil! (as joke or insult) / the departed
water so clear you can see the bottom
to suffer as a consequence of one's own actions / you asked for it / to bring it on oneself (sth unpleasant)
with familiarity you learn the trick (idiom); practice makes perfect
indeed / true! (I agree with you)
just as expected / told you so
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *伱* | 伱* | *伱
archaic variant of / you
nothing for nothing / you get what you pay for
lit. (may you) have abundance year after year / (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)
Help others, and others may help you (idiom).
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.
lit. you hoodwink me and I cheat you (idiom); fig. mutual deception / each tries to outwit the other / dog eats dog and devil take the hindmost
to give it your all / to go at it with all you've got / to throw your whole weight behind it / also pr. [hun2 shen1 jie3 shu4]
when you teach someone, both teacher and student will benefit
lit. a boat going against the current (idiom); fig. you must work harder
to drink a toast / Cheers! (proposing a toast) / Here's to you! / Bottoms up! / lit. dry cup
lit. you can sing or you can cry (idiom); fig. deeply moving / happy and sad / inspiring and tragic
stop-loss point, a point at which you make a small loss to limit your losses
see you tomorrow / (coll., jocular) food that passes through the digestive system more or less intact (esp. enoki mushrooms)

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