English to Chinese Dictionary


you (informal, as opposed to courteous 您[nin2])
you (Note: In Taiwan, 妳 is used to address females, but in mainland China, it is not commonly used. Instead, 你 is used to address both males and females.)
谢谢 xiè xie to thank / thanks / thank you
再见 zài jiàn goodbye / see you again later
ne 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
nín you (courteous, as opposed to informal 你[ni3])
只有 zhǐ yǒu only have ... / there is only ... / (used in combination with 才[cai2]) 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[zhi3 you3 tong1 guo4 zhi4 liao2 cai2 neng2 quan2 yu4] "the only way to cure it is with therapy") / it is only ... (who ...) (Example: 只有男性才有此需要[zhi3 you3 nan2 xing4 cai2 you3 ci3 xu1 yao4] "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[zhi3 you3 qu1 fu2] "the only thing you can do is give in")
à interjection or grunt of agreement / uhm / Ah, OK / expression of recognition / Oh, it's you!
tái (classical) you (in letters) / variant of 臺|台[tai2]
咱们 zán men 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]
最好 zuì hǎo best / (you) had better (do what we suggest)
废话 fèi huà nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
寄托 tuō to entrust (to sb) / to place (one's hope, energy etc) in / a thing in which you invest (your hope, energy etc)
索性 suǒ xìng you might as well (do it) / simply / just
(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)
各位 wèi everybody / all (guests, colleagues etc) / all of you
Yóu surname You
你们 men you (plural)
那个 ge 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]
ěr thus / so / like that / you / thou
诚邀 chéng yāo we warmly invite (you to participate, attend, collaborate etc)
倒是 dào shi contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
少见 shǎo jiàn rare; seldom seen / (formal) it's a rare pleasure to see you
好说 hǎo shuō easy to deal with; not a problem / (polite answer) you flatter me
3Q sān Q (Internet slang) thank you (loanword)

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