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  *他* | 他* | *他
he; him (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant) / (used before sb's name for emphasis) / (used as a meaningless mock object) / (literary) other
  *一* | 一* | *一
one / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire; whole; all; throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) / also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
  *去* | 去* | *去
to go / to go to (a place) / (of a time etc) last / just passed / to send / to remove / to get rid of / to reduce / to be apart from in space or time / to die (euphemism) / to play (a part) / (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do sth / (after a verb of motion indicates movement away from the speaker) / (used after certain verbs to indicate detachment or separation)
to go to the bottom of a matter / after all / when all is said and done / (in an interrogative sentence) finally / outcome / result
  *当* | 当* | *当
to be / to act as / manage / withstand / when / during / ought / should / match equally / equal / same / obstruct / just at (a time or place) / on the spot / right / just at
to think (i.e. to take it to be true that ...) (Usually there is an implication that the notion is mistaken – except when expressing one's own current opinion.)
  *方* | 方* | *方
square / power or involution (math.) / upright / honest / fair and square / direction / side / party (to a contract, dispute etc) / place / method / prescription (medicine) / just when / only or just / classifier for square things / abbr. for square or cubic meter
after all / all in all / when all is said and done / in the final analysis
  *洞* | 洞* | *洞
cave / hole / zero (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers) / CL: 個|个
only if (..., or otherwise, ...) / only when / only in the case that / unless
in the evening / when night falls / towards evening / at night fall / at dusk
  *喂* | 喂* | *喂
hello (when answering the phone)
  *哇* | 哇* | *哇
replaces when following the vowel "u" or "ao"
  *时* | 时* | *时
o'clock / time / when / hour / season / period
to exclude / not including sth (when counting or listing) / except for
finally / in the end / when all is said and done / after all / to the end / to the last
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]
in case (sth happens) / if / once (sth happens, then...) / when / in a short time / in one day
  *尽* | 尽* | *尽
to the greatest extent / (when used before a noun of location) furthest or extreme / to be within the limits of / to give priority to
lit. tread the green; go for a walk in the spring (when the grass has turned green) / spring hike season around Qingming festival 清明, 4th-6th April
to wait until / by the time when (sth is ready etc)
to deduct marks (when grading school work) / to have marks deducted / penalty points / to lose points for a penalty or error
  *弝* | 弝* | *弝
the part of a bow grasped when shooting
to premiere (a movie or TV show) / premiere (of a movie) / first-run (movie) / to greet (the eye) before anything else (e.g. when entering a room)
double seven festival, evening of seventh of lunar seventh month / girls' festival / Chinese Valentine's day, when Cowherd and Weaving maid 牛郎織女|牛郎织女 are allowed their annual meeting
timely / just (when needed)
under one's control or administration / subordinates / (money etc) on hand / sb's financial means / when taking action
eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) / aubergine / brinjal / Guinea squash / phonetic "cheese" (when being photographed) / equivalent of "say cheese"
when the time comes / at the scheduled time
to narrow one's eyes (as when smiling or squinting)
to brake (when driving) / to stop / to switch off / to check (bad habits) / a brake
to be in love when one is too young; puppy love
to drop off / to come off / to lose (hair etc) / to omit (a character when writing)
only when absolutely essential (idiom); as a last resort
  *幺* | 幺* | *幺
youngest / most junior / tiny / one (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers, esp. on telephone or in military) / one or ace on dice or dominoes / variant of , to shout
to seek help (when in distress or having difficulties)
one's share of expenses (e.g. when buying a gift collectively) / cash gift
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!
sleep / drowse when unconscious / lethargic sleep / lethargy
mojibake (nonsense characters displayed when software fails to render text according to its intended character encoding)
lit. to kill the donkey when the grinding is done (idiom) / fig. to get rid of sb once he has ceased to be useful
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.
Ghost Festival on 15th day of 7th lunar month when offerings are made to the deceased
to change one's tune / to modify one's previous remark / to change the way one addresses sb (as when one marries and starts to call one's husband's parents 爸爸 and 媽媽|妈妈)
at what time?; when?
lit. to have a target in mind when shooting one's arrows (idiom) / fig. to have a clear objective
(rhetorical question) when? / how? / it's not that...
stroke order (when writing Chinese character)
to do sth when least expected (idiom); to catch sb off guard
lit. where water flows, a canal is formed (idiom) / fig. when conditions are right, success will follow naturally
on this (occasion) / at this time when ... / on this occasion
to include (as a free gift, when buying sth) / to come with
  *曷* | 曷* | *曷
why / how / when / what / where
half of the country (esp. when half the country has fallen into enemy hands) / vast swathe of territory
to turn over (when lying) / (fig.) to free oneself / to emancipate oneself / to bring about a change of one's fortunes
lit. (of fish) to moisten each other with spittle (when water is drying up) (idiom) / fig. to share meager resources / mutual help in humble circumstances
transliteration (rendering phonetic value, e.g. of English words in Chinese characters) / characters giving phonetic value of Chinese word or name (when the correct characters may be unknown) / transcription (linguistics) / to transcribe phonetic symbols
to find a way to survive when everything seems hopeless (idiom)
to advance or retreat / knowing when to come and when to leave / a sense of propriety
at one's convenience / when one has time
Hongmen feast / (fig.) banquet set up with the aim of murdering a guest / refers to a famous episode in 206 BC when future Han emperor Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 escaped attempted murder by his rival Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽
just a while before / not so long ago / everyone can remember when..
a legendary tree that sheds coins when shaken / a source of easy money (idiom)
to throw stones at sb who has fallen down a well (idiom) / to hit a person when he's down
early evening when lanterns are first lit
(of a ship, train etc) not carrying any load (i.e. no passengers or freight etc) / (electricity) no-load (used to describe the condition of a transformer when there is no load connected to its secondary coil)
to make a counteroffer when haggling / to bargain
to think of the pain when the pain is gone (idiom) / to ponder about a painful experience
voice change (at puberty) / to alter one's voice (deliberately) / to sound different (when angry etc)
  *跸* | 跸* | *跸
to clear streets when emperor tours
ice-jam flood (arising when river downstream freezes more than upstream)
the future is long (idiom); there will be ample time for that later / We'll cross that bridge when we get there
to close (flower, eyes, suitcase etc) / to bring together / (insect or bird when not flying) to fold (its wings)
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
  *洎* | 洎* | *洎
to reach / when
(medicine) tenderness; pain experienced when touched or palpated
lit. when a rat crosses the street, people chase it down (idiom) / fig. everyone detests a lowlife
the whole family / the same family / the family ... (when preceded by a family name) / group
when things reach an extreme, they can only move in the opposite direction (idiom)
lit. even a prairie fire cannot destroy the grass - it grows again when the breeze blows (proverb) / fig. cannot be easily eliminated / abbr. to 野火春風|野火春风
lit. to clasp the Buddha's feet (without ever having burned incense) (idiom); fig. to profess devotion only when in trouble / panic measures in place of timely preparation
lit. when the snipe and the clam grapple with each other, the fisherman catches them both (idiom) / fig. when two sides are locked in dispute, it's often a third party that benefits
lit. family members speak frankly with one another, not courteously, as if they were from two different families (idiom) / fig. people don't need to be deferential when they ask a family member for help / people from the same family should stick together (and good friends likewise)
lit. when the seas run dry and the stones go soft (idiom) / fig. forever / until the end of time
tiger tally (a two-piece object made in the shape of a tiger, used in ancient China as proof of authority. One half of a tally could be issued to a military officer and this would be matched with the other half when verification was required.)
thermal cleavage (i.e. sth splits when heated)
neap tide (the smallest tide, when moon is at first or third quarter)
lit. a dagger hidden in smiles (idiom); friendly manners belying hypocritical intentions / when the fox preaches, look to the geese
(literary) when / by the time / Taiwan pr. [bi4 ji2]
When you enter a village, follow the local customs (idiom); do as the natives do / When in Rome, do as the Romans do
when you teach someone, both teacher and student will benefit
to tie up one's hair / (literary) (of a boy) to be in one's adolescence (when boys in ancient China would tie up their hair)
to reveal one's valuables inadvertently / to betray one's silver (money) when traveling
lit. the assassin's dagger, concealed in a map scroll, is suddenly revealed when the map is unrolled (referring to the attempted assassination of Ying Zheng 嬴政 by Jing Ke 荊軻|荆轲 in 227 BC) (idiom) / fig. malicious intent suddenly becomes apparent
lit. (bamboo) splits when it meets the knife's edge (idiom) / fig. easily solved
lit. peace when you come or go / peace wherever you go
lit. to beat a drowning dog (idiom) / fig. to pulverize an (already defeated) enemy / to hit sb when he's down

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