"Intent" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zuò yòng to act on / to affect / action / function / activity / impact / result / effect / purpose / intent / to play a role / corresponds to English -ity, -ism, -ization / CL:個|个[ge4]
 yì tú intent / intention / to intend
 yì xiàng intention / purpose / intent / inclination / disposition
 zhǐ qù purport / intent
 yì xiàng shū letter of intent (LOI) (commerce)
 dǎi yì evil intent / malice
 yǒu kǒu wú xīn to speak harshly but without any bad intent (idiom)
 Xiàng Zhuāng wǔ jiàn lit. Xiang Zhuang performs the sword dance, but his mind is set on Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang1] (idiom, refers to plot to kill Liu Bang during Feast at Hongmen 鴻門宴|鸿门宴[Hong2 men2 Yan4] in 206 BC) / fig. an elaborate deception hiding malicious intent
 fàn yì criminal intent
 Xiàng Zhuāng wǔ jiàn , yì zài Pèi Gōng lit. Xiang Zhuang performs the sword dance, but his mind is set on Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liu2 Bang1] (idiom) / refers to 206 BC plot to murder Liu Bang, aka Duke of Pei 沛公[Pei4 gong1] and the future Han emperor, during a sword dance at Feast at Hongmen 鴻門宴|鸿门宴[Hong2 men2 Yan4] / an elaborate deception to hide malicious intent
 yì xiàng shēng míng declaration of intent
  memorandum of intent
 hǎo xīn dào zuò le lu:2 gān fēi lit. to mistake good intentions for a donkey's liver and lungs (idiom) / fig. to mistake good intentions for ill intent
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