English to Chinese Dictionary


you (informal, as opposed to courteous 您[nin2])
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
谢谢 xiè xie to thank / thanks / thank you
对不起 duì bu unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
再见 zài jiàn goodbye / see you again later
nín you (courteous, as opposed to informal 你[ni3])
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]
最好 zuì hǎo best / (you) had better (do what we suggest)
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]
废话 fèi huà nonsense / rubbish / superfluous words / You don't say! / No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
干脆 gān cuì straightforward / clear-cut / blunt (e.g. statement) / you might as well / simply
索性 suǒ xìng you might as well (do it) / simply / just
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)
ěr thus / so / like that / you / thou
Yóu surname You
有没有 yǒu méi yǒu (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)?
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]
你们 men you (plural)
干货 gān huò 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[shui3 fen1])
(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)
你我 you and I / everyone / all of us (in society) / we (people in general)
各位 wèi everybody / all (guests, colleagues etc) / all of you
干嘛 gàn what are you doing? / whatever for? / why on earth?
过得 guò How are you getting by? / How's life? / contraction of 過得去|过得去, can get by / tolerably well / not too bad

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