"Always" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 yī zhí straight (in a straight line) / continuously / always / from the beginning of ... up to ... / all along
 zǒng shì always
 shí kè time / juncture / moment / period of time / CL:個|个[ge4],段[duan4] / constantly / always
 yī xiàng always (previously) / a period of time in the recent past
 cóng lái always / at all times / never (if used in negative sentence)
 xiàng lái always (previously)
 lì lái always / throughout (a period of time) / (of) all-time
 lǎo prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity / old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough
 lǎo shi always
 zì lái from the beginning / always / to come of one's own accord
 sù lái consistently / always (in the past and now)
 cháng length / long / forever / always / constantly
 cháng always / ever / often / frequently / common / general / constant
 zǒng always / to assemble / gather / total / overall / head / chief / general / in every case
 sù raw silk / white / plain, unadorned / vegetarian (food) / essence / nature / element / constituent / usually / always / ever
 yǒng forever / always / perpetual
 jǐn zi always / always regardless (of anything)
 sù yè morning and night / always / at all times
 yī zhí yǐ lái in the past always / for a long time now / until now
 yī rú jì wǎng just as in the past (idiom) / as before / continuing as always
 sù yǒu to have / to have always had
 yī chéng bù biàn nothing much changes (idiom) / always the same / stuck in a rut
 mǎn tiān fēi to rush around everywhere / always active
 xìng yùn ér winner / lucky guy / person who always gets good breaks
饿 è guǐ sb who is always hungry / glutton / (Buddhism) hungry ghost
 gù wǒ one's old self / one's original self / what one has always been
 yú yǔ xióng zhǎng lit. the fish and the bear's paw, you can't have both at the same time (idiom, from Mencius) / fig. you must choose one or the other / you can't always get everything you want / you can't have your cake and eat it
 wàn shì kāi tóu nán every beginning is difficult (idiom) / getting started is always the hardest part
 bǎo dāo bù lǎo lit. a good sword always remains sharp (idiom) / fig. (of one's skills etc) to be as good as ever / the old man still has it
 shǒu bù shì juàn lit. always with a book in hand (idiom) / fig. (of a student or scholar) diligent and hardworking
 qiáng zhōng zì yǒu qiáng zhōng shǒu however strong you are, there is always someone stronger (idiom) / there is always sth more to learn / never be satisfied to rest on your laurels / there is no room for complacency
 ān qián mǎ hòu to follow everywhere / to always be there for sb at their beck and call
 mǎn fù láo sāo lit. belly full of complaints (idiom) / discontent / always moaning and complaining
 xué wú zhǐ jìng no end to learning (idiom) / There's always something new to study. / You live and learn.
鸿 lái hóng qù yàn lit. the goose comes, the swallow goes (idiom) / fig. always on the move
 hū zhī jí lái to come when called (idiom) / ready and compliant / always at sb's beck and call
 hū lái hè qù to call to come and shout to go (idiom) / to yell orders / always bossing people around
 jī bù xiāng néng always at loggerheads (idiom) / never able to agree with sb / unable to get on with sb
 zhè shān wàng zhe nà shān gāo lit. the next mountain looks taller (idiom) / fig. not satisfied with one's current position / the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
 xié bù dí zhèng good will always triumph over evil (idiom)
 bìng bāo r a person who is always falling ill / chronic invalid
 shì bì yǒu zhào future events always have an omen (idiom)
 shì pà háng jiā an expert always produces the best work (idiom)
 rén zài jiāng hú , shēn bù yóu jǐ you can't always do as you like / one has to compromise in this world (idiom)
 wǎng wǎng yǒu zhī to have always had (idiom)
 yù jiā zhī zuì , hé huàn wú cí If you want to condemn sb, don't worry about the pretext (idiom, from Zuozhuan 左傳|左传) / one can always trump up a charge against sb / Give a dog a bad name, then hang him. / also written 慾加之罪,何
 yù jiā zhī zuì , hé huàn wú cí If you want to condemn sb, don't worry about the pretext (idiom, from Zuozhuan 左傳|左传) / one can always trump up a charge against sb / Give a dog a bad name, then hang him.
 héng tóu héng nǎo coarse and arrogant / always in the right
 měi yī gè rén dōu yǒu měi zhōng bù zú de dì fang However excellent, everyone has his defects. / There is always a fly in the ointment. / cf idiom 美中不足[mei3 zhong1 bu4 zu2], everything is fine except for one small defect
 xūn fēng xú lái a warm southerly breeze is always gentle (idiom)
 dǎo cháng xí gù follow the same old path (idiom) / stuck in a rut / always the same routine
 suí shí dài mìng on call / always available / ready at all times
 yú yǔ xióng zhǎng bù kě jiān dé lit. the fish and the bear's paw, you can't have both at the same time (idiom, from Mencius) / fig. you must choose one or the other / you can't always get everything you want / you can't have your cake and eat it
 yǒu yì zāi huā huā bù fā , wú xīn chā liǔ liǔ chéng yīn lit. you plant a garden and the flowers do not bloom, you poke a stick in the mud and it grows into a tree / fig. things do not always turn out as one would expect / well-laid plans may fail, and success may come where you least expect it
 hū zhī jí lái , huī zhī jí qù to come when called (idiom) / ready and compliant / always at sb's beck and call
 chéng shì bù zú , bài shì yǒu yú unable to accomplish anything but liable to spoil everything (idiom) / unable to do anything right / never make, but always mar
 chéng zé wéi wáng , bài zé wéi kòu lit. called a king if successful, called a bandit if defeated (idiom) / fig. losers are always in the wrong
 rén zhī jiāng sǐ , qí yán yě shàn words of a man on his deathbed always come from the heart (proverb)
 yì duō bù yā shēn it's always good to have more skills (idiom)
 shān wài yǒu shān , tiān wài yǒu tiān (idiom) however good sth is, there is always sth better / in the wider world there are people more talented than oneself
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