"Should" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 yīng gāi ought to / should / must
 huó gāi (coll.) serve sb right / deservedly / ought / should
 dāng to be / to act as / manage / withstand / when / during / ought / should / match equally / equal / same / obstruct / just at (a time or place) / on the spot / right / just at
 yīng dāng should / ought to
 jiāng huì auxiliary verb introducing future action: may (be able to) / will (cause) / should (enable) / going to
 lǐ yīng should / ought to
 gāi dāng should / to deserve
 yīng to agree (to do sth) / should / ought to / must / (legal) shall
 gāi should / ought to / probably / must be / to deserve / to owe / to be sb's turn to do sth / that / the above-mentioned
 yí proper / should / suitable / appropriate
 lǐ dāng should / ought
 hé gāi ought to / should
 gāi yīng should
 hé dāng must / should
 bù néng cannot / must not / should not
 dāng rán only natural / as it should be / certainly / of course / without doubt
 bù kě cannot / should not / must not
 bù zú insufficient / lacking / deficiency / not enough / inadequate / not worth / cannot / should not
 bù gāi should not / to owe nothing
 hé bì there is no need / why should
 yīng gāi shuō it should be mentioned that ...
 bù hé to not conform to / to be unsuited to / to be out of keeping with / should not / ought out
 lǐ suǒ dāng rán as it should be by rights (idiom) / proper and to be expected as a matter of course / inevitable and right
 běn yīng should have / ought to have
 yīng yǒu jìn yǒu everything that should be here is here (idiom) / all one can think of is on hand / to have all one needs
 hé lè ér bù wéi What can you have against it? (idiom) / We should do this. / Go for it!
 hé xū there is no need / why should
 jiàn bu dé not fit to be seen by / should not be exposed to / can't bear to see
 dào tiē to lose money instead of being paid (i.e. sb should pay me, but is actually taking my money)
 shì bù yí chí the matter should not be delayed / there's no time to lose
 lùn lǐ normally / as things should be / by rights / to reason things out / logic
 nán nu:3 shòu shòu bù qīn men and women should not touch hands when they give or receive things (citation, from Mencius)
 jiān ài "universal love", principle advocated by Mozi 墨子[Mo4 zi3], stressing that people should care for everyone equally
 jiě líng hái xū xì líng rén lit. whoever hung the bell on the tiger's neck must untie it (idiom) / fig. whoever started the trouble should end it
 bei modal particle indicating indicating lack of enthusiasm / modal particle indicating that things should only or can only be done a certain way
 jià jī suí jī If you marry a chicken, follow the chicken (idiom) / A woman should follow whatever her husband orders. / We must learn to accept the people around us.
 dé ráo rén chù qiě ráo rén where it is possible to let people off, one should spare them (idiom) / anyone can make mistakes, forgive them when possible
 shì hòu cōng ming wise after the event (idiom) / with hindsight, one should have predicted it
 rén pà chū míng , zhū pà zhuàng Man should fear fame as pigs fear fattening (idiom).
 zhí de pǐn wèi worth tasting / you should try it
 fèn dāng as should be / as expected
 yīng fèn should be divided / part of the job / one's duty under the circumstances
 jì lái zhī , zé ān zhī Since they have come, we should make them comfortable (idiom). Since we're here, take it easy. / Since this is so, we should accept it. / Now we have come, let's stay and take the rough with the smooth. / If you can't do anything to prevent it, you might as well sit back and enjoy it.
 shū bù jiàn qīn lit. casual aquaintances should not come between relatives / blood is thicker than water (idiom)
 dào zhī suǒ cún , shī zhī suǒ cún If sb has grasped the truth before you, take him as your teacher (Tang dynasty essayist Han Yu 韓愈|韩愈). / We should learn from one who knows the way.
 dào suǒ cún zhě , nǎi shī suǒ cún zhě If sb has grasped the truth before you, take him as your teacher (Tang dynasty essayist Han Yu 韓愈|韩愈). / We should learn from one who knows the way.
 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo lit. a good horse doesn't come back to the same pasture (idiom) / fig. one should not go back to one's past experiences (of love, job etc)
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退 lín yuān xiàn yú , bù rú tuì ér jié wǎng better to go home and weave a net than to stand by the pond longing for fish (idiom) / one should take practical steps to achieve one's aim
 chī shuǐ bù wàng jué jǐng rén Drinking the water of a well, one should never forget who dug it. (idiom)
 péng you qī bù kě qī you should not covet your friend's wife (idiom)
 rén wǎng gāo chù zǒu , shuǐ wǎng dī chù liú man seeks his way up just as water seeks its way down (idiom) / one should constantly strive to make progress
 yuān yǒu tóu , zhài yǒu zhǔ for every grievance someone is responsible, for every debt there is a debtor (idiom) / when settling disputes one should not involve third parties
 hào shī (of sth that should be retained: nutrients, moisture, heat etc) to be lost
 shì bù guò sān a thing should not be attempted more than three times (idiom) / don't repeat the same mistake again and again / bad things don't happen more than three times
 yǐn mán bù bào to cover up (a matter that should be reported to the authorities)
 dǎ gǒu hái děi kàn zhǔ rén lit. when one beats a dog, one must answer to its master (idiom) / fig. before punishing sb, one should consider how that would affect others associated with him
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