"Pragmatic" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 xiàn shí reality / actuality / real / actual / realistic / pragmatic / materialistic / self-interested
 shí yòng practical / functional / pragmatic / applied (science)
 suí jī according to the situation / pragmatic / random
 wù shí pragmatic / dealing with concrete issues
 biàn tōng pragmatic / flexible / to act differently in different situations / to accommodate to circumstances
 suí jī yìng biàn to change according to the situation (idiom) / pragmatic
 yàn guò bá máo lit. to grab feathers from a flying goose / fig. to seize any opportunity / pragmatic
 shùn fēng zhuǎn duò to act according to whatever is the current outlook / pragmatic / unprincipled
 jī biàn improvisation / flexible / adaptable / pragmatic
 qín jiǎn wù shí hardworking, thrifty and pragmatic
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