"Already" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 yǐ jīng already
 céng jīng once / already / former / previously / ever / (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
 jiù at once / right away / only / just (emphasis) / as early as / already / as soon as / then / in that case / as many as / even if / to approach / to move towards / to undertake / to engage in / to suffer / subjected to / to accomplish / to take advantage of / to go with (of foods) / with regard to / concerning
 dōu all / both / entirely / (used for emphasis) even / already / (not) at all
 yǐ rán to be already so / already
 yè yǐ already
 jì yǐ already
 yǐ already / to stop / then / afterwards
 yè line of business / industry / occupation / job / employment / school studies / enterprise / property / (Buddhism) karma / deed / to engage in / already
 céng once / already / ever (in the past) / former / previously / (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
 jì already / since / both... (and...)
 cǎn already / sorrowful
 yè jīng already
 zǎo lái to come early / already / early
 zǎo jiù already at an earlier time
 xīn zēng newly added / additional / to add (to what already exists)
 yǐ jiǔ already a long time
 dì sān zhě sb who is romantically involved with sb already in a committed relationship / the other woman / the other man / third person / third party (in dispute) / disinterested party / number three in a list
 jì dìng already fixed / set / established
 sì céng xiāng shí déjà / vu (the experience of seeing exactly the same situation a second time) / seemingly familiar / apparently already acquainted
 jīng yì qiú jīng to perfect sth that is already outstanding (idiom) / constantly improving
 jǐn shàng tiān huā lit. on brocade, add flowers (idiom) / to decorate sth already perfect / gilding the lily
 jì dé vested in / already obtained / vesting
 míng zhī gù wèn to ask a question, already knowing the answer
 chéng yào patent medicine / medicine already made up
 zhāo sān mù sì lit. say three in the morning but four in the evening (idiom) / to change sth that is already settled upon / indecisive / to blow hot and cold
 mù yǐ chéng zhōu lit. the timber has been turned into a boat already (idiom) / fig. what is done cannot be undone
 xiōng yǒu chéng lu:è the hero has plans already laid (idiom) / to have plans ready in advance / forewarned is forearmed
 xiōng yǒu chéng suàn the hero has plans already laid (idiom) / to have plans ready in advance / forewarned is forearmed
 mǐ yǐ chéng chuī lit. the rice has already been cooked (idiom) / fig. what is done cannot be undone
 wéi shí yǐ wǎn already too late
 yǐ jīng jìn xíng already underway / already in progress
 nián yǐ cuō tuó the years have already gone by / to be too old
 mù wú quán niú to see the ox already cut up into joints (idiom) / extremely skilled / able to see through the problem at one glance
 dìng chū to lay down (a rule, a plan of action) / to draw up / booked out (i.e. already fully booked)
 chī zhe wǎn lǐ , kàn zhe guō lǐ lit. eyeing what's in the pot as one eats from one's bowl (idiom) / not content with what one already has / (of men, typically) to have the wandering eye
 míng huā yǒu zhǔ the girl is already taken (idiom)
 zhuī xù to recount what happened prior to events already known
 qí lu:2 zhǎo lu:2 lit. to search for the mule while riding on it (idiom) / fig. to look for what one already has
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