"Never" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 cóng lái always / at all times / never (if used in negative sentence)
 cóng from / through / via / to follow / to obey / to engage in (an activity) / never (in negative sentence) / (Taiwan pr. [zong4]) retainer / assistant / auxiliary / subordinate / related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor
 cóng wèi never
 yǒng bù never / will never
 cóng lái bù never
 cóng bù never
 cóng méi never (in the past) / never did
 bié ràng wǒ zǒu never
 méi shén me nothing / it doesn't matter / it's nothing / never mind
 méi shì it's not important / it's nothing / never mind / to have nothing to do / to be free / to be all right (out of danger or trouble)
 cóng lái méi have never / has never
 cóng lái méi yǒu have never / never before
 qián shuǐ to dive / to go under water / lurker (Internet slang for sb who reads forum posts but never replies)
 wèi yǒu is not / has never been / never occurring / unprecedented
 bù yào jǐn unimportant / not serious / it doesn't matter / never mind / it looks all right, but
 yě bà (reduplicated) whether... or... / never mind / fine (indicating acceptance or resignation)
 bù shuāi unfailing / never weakening / enduring / unstoppable
 pò tiān huāng unprecedented / for the first time / never before / first ever
 lè cǐ bù pí to enjoy sth and never tire of it (idiom)
 bù jué yú ěr (of sound) to never stop / to fall incessantly on the ear / to linger on
 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
 méi shì r to have spare time / free from work / it's not important / it's nothing / never mind
 zī zī bù juàn lit. diligent and never slacking (idiom) / continuous concentrated effort / assiduous (in study) / to concentrate
 kōng qián jué hòu unprecedented and never to be duplicated / the first and the last / unmatched / unique
 bù dǎ jǐn unimportant / not serious / it doesn't matter / never mind
 wáng yáng bǔ láo lit. to mend the pen after sheep are lost (idiom) / fig. to act belatedly / better late than never / to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted
 huò bù dān xíng misfortune does not come singly (idiom) / it never rains but it pours
 yǒng chuí bù xiǔ eternal glory / will never be forgotten
 lǎo hǎo rén one who tries never to offend anybody
 jiàn yì sī qiān to change at once on seeing sth different (idiom) / loving fads and novelty / never satisfied with what one has
 sù mèi píng shēng to have never met sb before (idiom) / entirely unacquainted / a complete stranger / not to know sb from Adam
 wù wàng guó chǐ Never forget national humiliation, refers to Mukden railway incident of 18th September 1931 九一八事變|九一八事变 / and subsequent Japanese annexation of Manchuria
 yī bìng bù qǐ to fall gravely ill, never to recover (idiom)
 shén jiāo soul brothers / friends in spirit who have never met / to commune with
 tǔ biē ground beetle / (coll.) professional or entrepreneur who, unlike a 海歸|海归[hai3 gui1], has never studied overseas / (dialect) country bumpkin
 yù hè nán tián bottomless pit of desire (idiom) / insatiable greed / carnal cravings are never satisfied and are a main obstruction on the path to enlightenment
 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
 tān dé wú yàn avaricious and insatiable (idiom) / greedy and never satisfied
 shí bù zài lái Time that has passed will never come back. (idiom)
 tān lán wú yàn avaricious and insatiable (idiom) / greedy and never satisfied
 bǎi zú zhī chóng sǐ ér bù jiāng a centipede dies but never falls down / old institutions die hard
 bīng bù yàn zhà there can never be too much deception in war / in war nothing is too deceitful / all's fair in war
 gōng gāo bù shǎng high merit that one can never repay (idiom) / invaluable achievements
 bó shì mǎi lu:2 lit. the scholar buys a donkey (idiom) / fig. long-winded verbiage that never gets to the point / idiom mocking scholastic pomposity
 āi mò dà yú xīn sǐ nothing sadder than a withered heart (idiom attributed to Confucius by Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子[Zhuang1 zi3]) / no greater sorrow than a heart that never rejoices / the worst sorrow is not as bad as an uncaring heart / nothing is more wretched than apathy
 hù shū bù dù lit. a door hinge never becomes worm-eaten / constant activity prevents decay (idiom)
 kuàng gǔ wèi yǒu never before in the whole of history (idiom) / unprecedented
 kuàng gǔ wèi wén never before in the whole of history (idiom) / unprecedented / also written 曠古未有|旷古未有
 huò bù xuán zhǒng trouble is never far away (idiom)
 jī bù xiāng néng always at loggerheads (idiom) / never able to agree with sb / unable to get on with sb
 shī duō bù yǎng many fleas, but unconcerned (idiom) / no point in worrying about one debt when one has so many others / Troubles never come singly. / It never rains but it pours.
 xíng bù yóu jìng lit. never taking a short-cut (idiom) / fig. upright and honest
 tān xīn bù zú avaricious and insatiable (idiom) / greedy and never satisfied
 tān wěi wú yàn avaricious and insatiable (idiom) / greedy and never satisfied
 yū huí qū zhé meandering and circuitous (idiom) / complicated developments that never get anywhere / going around in circles
 gèn gǔ wèi yǒu unprecedented / never seen since ancient times
 rén xīn bù zú shé tūn xiàng a man who is never content is like a snake trying to swallow an elephant (idiom)
 shù yù jìng ér fēng bù zhǐ lit. the trees long for peace but the wind will never cease (idiom) / fig. the world changes, whether you want it or not
 hóu nián mǎ yuè long time off / time that will never come
 fú wú shuāng zhì blessings never come in pairs (idiom)
 yǒng wú níng rì (in such circumstances) there will be no peace / one can never breathe easy
 qián suǒ wèi jiàn unprecedented / never seen before
 méi shén me nothing / it doesn't matter / it's nothing / never mind
 Huáng hè Lóu Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City, built in 223, burnt down in 1884, rebuilt in 1985 / favored place of poet sages, who in legend arrived riding golden cranes / Tang poem by Cui Hao 崔顥|崔颢[Cui1 Hao4], with theme 'the past will never return' / one of three famous pagodas in China along with Yueyang Tower 岳陽樓|岳阳楼[Yue4 yang2 Lou2] in Yueyang, north Hunan, and Tengwang Tower 滕王閣|滕王阁[Teng2 wang2 Ge2] in Nanchang, Jiangxi
 ròu bāo zǐ dǎ gǒu what's gone can never come back
 bù zuò kuī xīn shì , bù pà guǐ qiāo mén He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night. / Rest with a clear conscience.
 bù tí yě bà best not to mention it / drop it / never mind / let's not talk about it
 jīn rì shì jīn rì bì never put off until tomorrow what you can do today (idiom)
 dòng róng "youth freezing", Chinese girls beginning anti-ageing treatments as young as two years old in the hope they will never look old
 sì tǐ bù qín , wǔ gǔ bù fēn never move your four limbs, can't distinguish the five crops (idiom) / living as a parasite
 yā ér bù fú coercion will never convince (idiom)
 tiān wú jué rén zhī lù Heaven never bars one's way (idiom) / don't despair and you will find a way through. / Never give up hope. / Never say die.
 tài yáng yǒng bù luò (on which) the sun never sets
 hǎo gù shi bǎi tīng bù yàn The story is so good it's worth hearing a hundred times. / One never tires of hearing good new.
 píng shēng bù zuò kuī xīn shì , bàn yè qiāo mén xīn bù jīng He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night. / Rest with a clear conscience.
 ài mò dà yú xīn sǐ nothing more sad than a withered heart / no greater sorrow than a heart that never rejoices / (popular culture misquotation of 哀莫大於心死|哀莫大于心死, saying attributed to Confuciu
 chéng wàng to expect (often in negative combination, I never expected...) / to look forward to
 zhū shǒu to stick to sth stubbornly / never let go
 yǒng zhì bù wàng never to be forgotten
 qiú xué wú tǎn tú The path of learning can never be smooth. / There is no royal road to learning. (idiom)
 méi shén me variant of 沒甚麼|没什么, nothing / it doesn't matter / it's nothing / never mind
 zhān chún to moisten one's lips / to sip (wine, tea etc) / esp. used with negatives: never touch a drop of the stuff
 huó dào lǎo xué dào lǎo (proverb) never too old to learn
 huó dào lǎo , xué dào lǎo One is never too old to learn. (idiom)
 dī jiǔ bù zhān never to touch a drop of alcohol
 dàng tiān shì dàng tiān bì never put off until tomorrow what you can do today (idiom)
 zhī jǐ zhī bǐ , bǎi zhàn bù dài know yourself and know your enemy, and you will never be defeated (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孫子兵法|孙子兵法[Sun1 zi3 Bing1 fa3])
 rào lái rào qù meandering and circuitous (idiom) / to go around in circles and never get anywhere
 qīng chūn bù zài lit. one's youth will never return / to make the most of one's opportunities (idiom)
 fù bù guò sān dài wealth never survives three generations (idiom)
 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
 lèi jué bù ài (lit.) so exhausted (by difficulties in a relationship) that one feels one could never fall in love again (Internet slang) / disenchanted with sth
 chī shuǐ bù wàng jué jǐng rén Drinking the water of a well, one should never forget who dug it. (idiom)
 shān bù zhuàn shuǐ zhuàn it's a small world / only mountains never meet
 zhào zuò bù wù to do something, never mind the circumstances
 bù gān bù jìng , chī le méi bìng a little dirt never killed anybody (proverb) / a couple of germs won't do you any harm
 yǒng bù shēng xiù de luó sī dīng a "screw that never rusts" &mdash / sb who selflessly and wholeheartedly serves the Communist Party, like Lei Feng 雷鋒|雷锋[Lei2 Feng1], to whom the metaphor is attributed
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