English to Chinese Dictionary


lái to come / (used as a substitute for a more specific verb) / hither (directional complement for motion toward the speaker, as in 回來|回来[hui2lai5]) / ever since (as in 自古以來|自古以来[zi4gu3 yi3lai2]) / for the past (amount of time) / (prefix) the coming ...; the next ... (as in 來世|来世[lai2shi4]) / (between two verbs) in order to / (after a round number) approximately / (used after 得[de2] to indicate possibility, as in 談得來|谈得来[tan2de5lai2], or after 不[bu4] to indicate impossibility, as in 吃不來|吃不来[chi1bu5lai2])
no; not so / (bound form) not; un-
jiù (after a suppositional clause) in that case; then / (after a clause of action) as soon as; immediately after / (same as 就是[jiu4 shi4]) merely; nothing else but; simply; just; precisely; exactly / only; as little as / as much as; as many as / to approach; to move towards / to undertake; to engage in / (often followed by 著|着[zhe5]) taking advantage of / (of food) to go with / with regard to; concerning / (pattern: 就[jiu4] ... 也[ye3] ...) even if ... still ... / (pattern: 不[bu4] ... 就[jiu4] ...) if not ... then must be ...
jiā to add / plus / (used after an adverb such as 不, 大, 稍 etc, and before a disyllabic verb, to indicate that the action of the verb is applied to sth or sb previously mentioned) / to apply (restrictions etc) to (sb) / to give (support, consideration etc) to (sth)
xiāo to diminish; to subside / to consume; to reduce / to idle away (the time) / (after 不[bu4] or 只[zhi3] or 何[he2] etc) to need; to require; to take
nāo (dialect) no good (contraction of 不[bu4] + 好[hao3])
无时无刻 shí - (idiom) (when followed by 不[bu4]) at no time; never (Note: 無時無刻不|无时无刻不[wu2shi2-wu2ke4 bu4] therefore means "at no time not ...", i.e. "at all times".) / (when not followed by 不[bu4]) at all times; always
biáo (dialect) don't / must not / (contraction of 不 and 要)

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