"If" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 rú guǒ if / in case / in the event that
 shì fǒu whether (or not) / if / is or isn't
 yī dàn in case (sth happens) / if / once (sth happens, then...) / when / in a short time / in one day
 yào shi (coll.) if
 jiǎ rú if
 jiǎ shè to suppose / to presume / to assume / supposing that ... / if / hypothesis / conjecture
 tǎng ruò provided that / supposing that / if
 yào important / vital / to want / to ask for / will / going to (as future auxiliary) / may / must / (used in a comparison) must be / probably / if
 jiù shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
 de huà if (coming after a conditional clause)
 zhèng shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
便 biàn shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated) / precisely / exactly / even / if / just like / in the same way as
 ruò shì if
 rú ruò if
 jiǎ ruò if / supposing / in case
使 jiǎ shǐ if / in case / suppose / given ...
 ruò rán if / if so
 shè ruò if
 tǎng huò if / supposing that
 ruò to seem / like / as / if
 tǎng if / supposing / in case
 gǒu if / supposing / careless / negligent / temporarily
 tǎng if / unexpectedly
 suī rán although / even though / even if
 zhǐ yào if only / so long as
 sì hū apparently / to seem / to appear / as if / seemingly
 hǎo xiàng as if / to seem like
 fǒu zé if not / otherwise / else / or else
使 jí shǐ even if / even though
 jiù suàn granted that / even if
 duì bu qǐ unworthy / to let down / I'm sorry / excuse me / pardon me / if you please / sorry? (please repeat)
仿 fǎng fú to seem / as if / alike / similar
 guǒ rán really / sure enough / as expected / if indeed
 kàn qǐ lái seemingly / apparently / looks as if / appear to be / gives the impression that / seems on the face of it to be
 kàn qǐ lai seemingly / apparently / looks as if / appear to be / gives the impression that / seems on the face of it to be
 bù rán not so / no / or else / otherwise / if not / How about ...?
 bù pà fearless / not worried (by setbacks or difficulties) / even if / even though
 chú fēi only if (..., or otherwise, ...) / only when / only in the case that / unless
 pīn mìng to do one's utmost / with all one's might / at all costs / (to work or fight) as if one's life depends on it
便 jí biàn even if / even though / right away / immediately
 wàn yī just in case / if by any chance / contingency
 nǎ pà even / even if / even though / no matter how
 kàn sì to look as if / to seem
 yào bu shì if it were not for / but for
 dàn yuàn if only (sth were possible) / I wish (that)
 suī shì although / even though / even if
 kàn yàng zi it seems / it looks as if
 zài bù if not, then / otherwise
 fǎng fú seem / as if
 dà bù liǎo at worst / if worst comes to worst / serious / alarming
 zǎo zhī dao If I had known earlier...
 mào sì to appear to be / to seem as if
 guǒ zhēn really / as expected / sure enough / if indeed... / if it's really...
 zòng rán even if / even though
 ruò fēi were it not for / if not for
使 zòng shǐ even if / even though
 cái guài it'd be a wonder if... (following a verb phrase that is usually negative)
 tīng lái to sound (old, foreign, exciting, right etc) / to ring (true) / to sound as if (i.e. to give the listener an impression) / to hear from somewhere
 ruò wú qí shì as if nothing had happened (idiom) / calmly / nonchalantly
 tiān chéng as if made by heaven
 zǎo zhī foresight / foreknowledge / if one had known earlier,...
 tūn tūn tǔ tǔ to hum and haw (idiom) / to mumble as if hiding sth / to speak and break off, then start again / to hold sth back
 huǎng ruò as if / as though / rather like
 shuǎ lài to act shamelessly / to refuse to acknowledge that one has lost the game, or made a promise etc / to act dumb / to act as if sth never happened
 rú shì zhòng fù as if relieved from a burden (idiom) / to have a weight off one's mind
 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
 huǎng rú to be as if... / to be rather like...
 rú chī rú zuì lit. as if drunk and stupefied (idiom) / fig. intoxicated by sth / obsessed with / mad about sth
 qià rú just as if
 rú zuò zhēn zhān lit. as if sitting on pins and needles / fig. to be in an uncomfortable situation
 rú as / as if / such as
 shà yǒu jiè shì to make a show of being very much in earnest (idiom) / to act as if one is taking things very seriously
 xīn rú dāo gē to feel as if having one's heart cut out (idiom) / to be torn with grief
仿 fǎng sì as if / to seem
 rú lu:3 bó bīng lit. as if walking on thin ice (idiom) / fig. to be extremely cautious / to be skating on thin ice
 qí hǔ nán xià if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom) / fig. impossible to stop halfway
 wǎn rán as if / just like
 rú huò zhì bǎo as if gaining the most precious treasure
 jí lìng even if / even though
 chī bu liǎo dōu zhe zǒu lit. if you can't eat it all, you'll have to take it home (idiom) / fig. you'll have to take the consequences
 jiāng cuò jiù cuò lit. if it's wrong, it's wrong (idiom) / to make the best after a mistake / to accept an error and adapt to it / to muddle through
 rú zuì rú chī lit. as if drunk and stupefied (idiom) / intoxicated by sth / obsessed with / mad about sth / also written 如癡如醉|如痴如醉[ru2 chi1 ru2 zui4]
 dà yì miè qīn to place righteousness before family (idiom) / ready to punish one's own family if justice demands it
 xiǎng dé měi in your dreams! / as if! / You wish! / I wish that were so
便 biàn plain / informal / suitable / convenient / opportune / to urinate or defecate / equivalent to 就[jiu4]: then / in that case / even if / soon afterwards
 yǎ kǒu as if dumb / speechless
 jí namely / that is / i.e. / prompt / at once / at present / even if / prompted (by the occasion) / to approach / to come into contact / to assume (office) / to draw near
 xiàng to resemble / to be like / to look as if / such as / appearance / image / portrait / image under a mapping (math.)
 Dà bǎn old name for Ōsaka 大阪 / (city in Japan), changed in the beginning of the Meiji 明治 / Era because 坂 / could, if the radicals were read separately, be interpreted as "(will) return to soil"
 jí huò even if / even though
 lìng xíng jìn zhǐ lit. if he orders you go, he forbids you stop (idiom) / fig. to demand exact compliance with instructions / to ensure strictly obedience
穿 shuǐ dī shí chuān dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom) / constant perseverance yields success / You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up. / Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.
 tù sǐ hú bēi lit. if the rabbit dies, the fox grieves (idiom) / fig. to have sympathy with a like-minded person in distress
穿 dī shuǐ chuān shí dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom) / constant perseverance yields success / You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up. / Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.
 shì chéng qí hǔ if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom) / fig. impossible to stop halfway
 yóu as if / (just) like / just as / still / yet
 zòng warp (the vertical threads in weaving) / vertical / longitudinal / north-south (lines of longitude) / lengthwise / to release / to indulge / even if
 wǎn winding / as if
 gǒu if indeed / thoughtless
 gǎn tóng shēn shòu to feel as if it had happened to oneself / to sympathize / (polite expression of gratitude for a favor received by a friend etc) I take it as a personal favor
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