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  *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
goodbye / see you again later
HSK 1
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  *您* | 您* | *您
you (courteous, as opposed to informal )
HSK 2
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  *啊* | 啊* | *啊
interjection or grunt of agreement / uhm / Ah, OK / expression of recognition / Oh, it's you!
HSK 3
only have ... / there is only ... / (used in combination with ) it is only if one ... (that one can ...) (Example: 只有通過治療才能痊愈|只有通过治疗才能痊愈 "the only way to cure it is with therapy") / it is only ... (who ...) (Example: 只有男性才有此需要 "only men would have such a requirement") / (used to indicate that one has no alternative) one can only (do a certain thing) (Example: 只有屈服 "the only thing you can do is give in")
HSK 3
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  *台* | 台* | *台
(classical) you (in letters) / variant of 臺|台
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
best / (you) had better (do what we suggest)
HSK 4
nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
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
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  *游* | 游* | *游
surname You
you (plural)
everybody / all (guests, colleagues etc) / all of you
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]
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  *尔* | 尔* | *尔
thus / so / like that / you / thou
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  *尤* | 尤* | *尤
surname You
we warmly invite (you to participate, attend, collaborate etc)
contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
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  *3Q* | 3Q* | *3Q
(Internet slang) thank you (loanword)
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)
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  *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)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *祢* | 祢* | *祢
you (used to address a deity)
rare; seldom seen / (formal) it's a rare pleasure to see you
As You Like It, comedy by Shakespeare
easy to deal with / not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
Fall into the moat and you'll be wiser next time (idiom); One only learns from one's mistakes.
it is easier to change mountains and rivers than to alter one's character (idiom) / you can't change who you are / Can the leopard change his spots?
If you want to condemn sb, don't worry about the pretext (idiom, from Zuozhuan 左傳|左传); one can always trump up a charge against sb / Give a dog a bad name, then hang him.
how old are you? (familiar, or to a child)
(courteous) would you please ...
just as expected / told you so
lit. sing to accompany wine (idiom); fig. life is short, make merry while you can
a fire in the city gates is also a calamity for the fish in the moat (idiom); the bystander will also suffer / fig. you can't escape responsibility for your actions / ask not for whom the bell tolls - it tolls for thee
predecessor / forebears / the person facing you
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  *侬* | 侬* | *侬
you (Wu dialect) / I, me (classical)
you (used to a superior or between persons of the same generation) / below the foot
according to the location / everywhere / any place / from any location / from wherever you like
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) / Taiwan pr. [ti2 fang2]
expression of gratitude / to give thanks / a thank-you note / acknowledgement
when hungry, you can't pick what you eat (idiom); beggars can't be choosers / When matters are urgent, don't spend time choosing alternatives.
special glory / distinction / rare honor / one's laurels / it's a privilege (to meet you)
to perform one's job / attendant / job / duties / (respectful appellation for the addressee) you / your Excellency / (Church) deacon
lit. you die, I live (idiom); irreconcilable adversaries / two parties cannot coexist
just a very few (idiom); tiny number / not many at all / You count them on your fingers.
(neologism c. 2020) come on, you can do it!
to take a lot of trouble (over sb or sth) / may I trouble you (to do sth)
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)
sorry to interrupt you, but ... / sorry to have bothered you / sorry, I have to go / (slang) (coined c. 2017) used facetiously to terminate a conversation (esp. online) when the other person is being insufferable
you can't guard against it (idiom) / impossible to defend effectively / not much one can do about it / It can't be prevented.
won't work / will get (you) nowhere
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)
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
lit. you hoodwink me and I cheat you (idiom) / fig. each tries to outwit the other / deceit and treachery
(idiom) you can't rely on a verbal agreement / just because sb says sth, doesn't mean it's true
indeed / true! (I agree with you)
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]
(old) perfect wife / you, my beloved wife
to suffer as a consequence of one's own actions / you asked for it / to bring it on oneself (sth unpleasant)
You county in Zhuzhou 株洲, Hunan
stir up the fire and you get burnt (idiom); to get one's fingers burnt / fig. to suffer on account of one's own meddling
(literary) I trust you have been well since we last met
much obliged / thank you / to ask advice / (ironically or humorously) to experience / to taste
listen to both sides and you will be enlightened; heed only one side and you will remain ignorant (idiom)
no end to learning (idiom); There's always something new to study. / You live and learn.
to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead
lit. thin streams flow forever / fig. economy will get you a long way / to work steadily at something little by little
(in business etc) your side / you
like rowing a boat upstream, if you stop moving forward you fall back (idiom)
(idiom) do as you see fit / do whatever you like / (I, we) leave it in your hands
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!
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
water so clear you can see the bottom
lit. the trees long for peace but the wind will never cease (idiom) / fig. the world changes, whether you want it or not
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)
(Internet slang) I can't even... / Are you kidding me! / OMG!
with familiarity you learn the trick (idiom); practice makes perfect
(maxim) a mere "thank you" is an insufficient response to a huge favor / (expression of gratitude) words cannot express my appreciation for what you have done
lit. if you have to use force to break a melon off the vine, it won't taste sweet (because it's only when the melon is ripe that it can be removed with just a slight twist) (idiom) / fig. if sth is not meant to be, it's no use trying to force it to happen
to pretend to understand when you don't
if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfway
knowing the enemy and yourself will get you unscathed through a hundred battles (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War")
to regret not having met earlier (idiom); It is nice to meet you finally. / It feels like we have known each other all along.
imperial chariot / (fig.) emperor / (polite) you
to do one's best / to shape up / to behave / to fend for oneself / you're on your own
Since they have come, we should make them comfortable (idiom). Since we're here, take it easy. / Since this is so, we should accept it. / Now we have come, let's stay and take the rough with the smooth. / If you can't do anything to prevent it, you might as well sit back and enjoy it.
honorific: I've long looked forward to meeting you. / It's an honor to meet you at last.
lit. if you can't eat it all, you'll have to take it home (idiom) / fig. you'll have to take the consequences
It is hard to change one's essential nature (idiom). You can't change who you are. / Can the leopard change his spots? (Jeremiah 13:23)
lit. if he orders you go, he forbids you stop (idiom); fig. to demand exact compliance with instructions / to ensure strictly obedience
(old) to stand up (after kowtowing) / You may rise.
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *袮* | 袮* | *袮
You / Thou (of deity) / variant of
I'm sure we'll meet again some day. (idiom) / Hope to see you again.
(neologism) to leer / to stare lecherously / to follow the social media posts of sb who would rather you stay out of their life / (orthographic borrowing from Japanese 視姦 "shikan")
friend from whom you can seek advice
you're incredible (often an ironic expression of vexation, but can also express approbation)

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