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  *您* | 您* | *您
you (courteous, as opposed to informal )
  *你* | 你* | *你
you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
  *尔* | 尔* | *尔
thus / so / like that / you / thou
  *啊* | 啊* | *啊
interjection or grunt of agreement / uhm / Ah, OK / expression of recognition / Oh, it's you!
  *台* | 台* | *台
(classical) you (in letters) / variant of 臺|台
  *游* | 游* | *游
surname You
best / (you) had better (do what we suggest)
  *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
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]
  *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)?
to thank / thanks / thank you
you (plural)
everybody / all (guests, colleagues etc) / all of you
  *尤* | 尤* | *尤
surname You
you and I / everyone / all of us (in society) / we (people in general)
unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
what are you doing? / what's he up to?
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]
goodbye / see you again later
How are you getting by? / How's life? / contraction of 過得去|过得去, can get by / tolerably well / not too bad
what are you doing? / whatever for? / why on earth?
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
special glory / distinction / rare honor / one's laurels / it's a privilege (to meet you)
to entrust (to sb) / to place (one's hope, energy etc) in / a thing in which you invest (your hope, energy etc)
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
straightforward / clear-cut / blunt (e.g. statement) / you might as well / simply
how old are you? (familiar, or to a child)
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
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
  *3Q* | 3Q* | *3Q
(Internet slang) thank you (loanword)
predecessor / forebears / the person facing you
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
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
you might as well (do it) / simply / just
  *妳* | 妳* | *妳
you (female) / variant of
(slang) come on, you can't deny it! / don't you think so?! / (melodramatic form of 有沒有|有没有)
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 all (archaic) / see also 你們|你们
lit. if one is fake, I shall compensate you for ten of them / fig. (of goods) 100% genuine
to guard against / to be vigilant / watch you don't (slip) / also pr. [ti2 fang2]
You're welcome / Don't mention it
  *侬* | 侬* | *侬
you (Wu dialect) / I, me (classical)
lit. Even if we don't see each other, don't give up and leave (idiom) / fig. Be sure to wait! / See you there!
to perform one's job / attendant / job / duties / (respectful appellation for the addressee) you / your Excellency / (Church) deacon
Ge You (1957-), Chinese actor
won't work / will get (you) nowhere
indeed / true! (I agree with you)
What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG)
to take a lot of trouble (over sb or sth) / may I trouble you (to do sth)
  *伱* | 伱* | *伱
archaic variant of / you
You county in Zhuzhou 株洲, Hunan
Lu You (1125-1210), widely regarded as the greatest of the Southern Song poets
my (you etc) old father / polite appellation for an elderly male
just as expected / told you so
to drink a toast / Cheers! (proposing a toast) / Here's to you! / Bottoms up! / lit. dry cup
you can't guard against it (idiom) / impossible to defend effectively / not much one can do about it / It can't be prevented.
thousand articles, same rule (idiom); stereotyped and repetitive / once you've seen one, you've seen them all
you must not / Please don't... / be sure not to / on no account (do it)
Get along with you!
As You Like It, comedy by Shakespeare
according to the location / everywhere / any place / from any location / from wherever you like
you're most welcome / sure thing! / I did what I was supposed to do
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!
Knowledge comes from books and from experience of the world. (idiom) / Learn as much as you can and do all you can.
(old) perfect wife / you, my beloved wife
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
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.
to regret not having met earlier (idiom); It is nice to meet you finally. / It feels like we have known each other all along.
May you have a prosperous New Year! (New Year's greeting)
lit. if three walk together, one can be my teacher (idiom, from the Analects of Confucius) / you have sth to learn from everyone
to do as one sees fit / It's up to you. / Let's wait and see and then decide what to do.
to suffer as a consequence of one's own actions / you asked for it / to bring it on oneself (sth unpleasant)
ushering in wealth and prosperity (idiom and traditional greeting, esp. at New Year); We wish you wealth and success!
study hard and every day you will improve (idiom)
all-you-can-eat (buffet) (Tw)
just a very few (idiom); tiny number / not many at all / You count them on your fingers.
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]
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?
to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead
wish you all the best! (when signing off on a correspondence)
(I'll) teach you a lesson / put you in your place
no end to learning (idiom); There's always something new to study. / You live and learn.
lit. you die, I live (idiom); irreconcilable adversaries / two parties cannot coexist
to part without hard feelings (idiom) / to cut the knot as smoothly as you tied it
(polite) excuse me for not going out to meet you
nothing for nothing / you get what you pay for
you're too kind / you flatter me
strikes you in the face
You Meng, famous court jester during the reign of King Zhuang of Chu 楚莊王|楚庄王, known for his intelligence and sharp tongue
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
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 not be wiser despite being older / to be older than (you) by (humble)
honorific: I've long looked forward to meeting you. / It's an honor to meet you at last.
return what you borrowed on time, you may borrow again next time (idiom)
never put off until tomorrow what you can do today (idiom)
fox lady / in folk stories, a beautiful girl who will seduce you then reveal herself as a ghost
to forgive easily / to let off lightly (often with negative: you won't get away with it)

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