"Some" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 liǎng two / both / some / a few / tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty 斤[jin1] (old)
 mǒu some / a certain / sb or sth indefinite / such-and-such
 yī xiē some / a few / a little / (following an adjective) slightly ...er
 yǒu xiē some / somewhat
 yǒu de (there are) some (who are...) / some (exist)
 mǒu xiē some / certain (things)
 yǒu yī xiē somewhat / rather / some
 liǎ two (colloquial equivalent of 兩個|两个) / both / some
 fēn xiǎng to share (let others have some of sth good)
 yǒu suǒ somewhat / to some extent
 mǒu zhǒng some kind (of)
 bǎn miàn page of a publication (e.g. newspaper or website) / printing space (reserved for some content) / page layout
 gǎn dào to hurry (to some place)
 sān fēn somewhat / to some degree
 diǎn shù to count and check / to tally / points (collected in some bonus scheme etc)
 xuǎn yòng to choose for some purpose / to select and use
 lìng yǒu to have some other (reason etc)
 shí zú ample / complete / hundred percent / a pure shade (of some color)
 xuǎn zhòng to choose / to pick / to settle upon / to decide upon a candidate / to be selected for some role
 yǒu xiē rén some people
 xiào lì effectiveness / positive effect / to serve (in some capacity)
 yī shuō an expression of opinion / according to some
 mǒu rén someone / a certain person / some people / I (self-address after one's surname)
 qǐ bù to set out / to set in motion / the start (of some activity)
 dǎ ting to ask about / to make some inquiries / to ask around
 xià chǎng to leave (the stage, an exam room, the playing field etc) / to take part in some activity / to take an examination (in the imperial examination system)
 xīn xuè heart's blood / expenditure (for some project) / meticulous care
 liú kòng to leave blank space in a document / to leave some time free
 yè zhě dealer / trader / person engaged in some industry or trade
 dìng jū to settle (in some city, country etc) / to take up residence
 gǎi tiān another day / some other time / to find another day (for appointment etc) / to take a rain check
 sōng dòng loose / slack / (fig.) to soften (policies, tone of voice) / to give some slack / (of a place) not crowded
 Sū dān Sudan / sultan (ruler of some Muslim states, esp. Ottoman Emperor)
 qiān xīn wàn kǔ to suffer untold hardships (idiom) / trials and tribulations / with difficulty / after some effort
 mǒu dì somewhere / some place
 yīn gù for some reason
 zhì cí to make a speech / to make some remarks
 dāng shì to be in charge / to be confronted (with a matter) / involved (in some matter)
 duàn céng fault (geology) / CL:道[dao4],個|个[ge4] / (fig.) gap / rupture (in the transmission of some skill) / (tomography) cross-sectional
 chuàng zuò zhě originator / creator / author (of some project) / inventor
 dào guà lit. to hang upside down / fig. topsy-turvy and inequitable, e.g. manufacturing and trading costs exceed the sale price (of some goods) / to borrow more than one can ever repay
 xiē zi wedge / peg / stopper / prologue (in some modern novels) / prologue or interlude in Yuan dynasty drama
 wèn lù to ask for directions / to ask the way (to some place)
 zhēn rén bǎn real-life version (of some imaginary character)
 chī zhù food and lodging / to stay (at some place) and eat meals (there)
退 tuì chǎng to leave a place where some event is taking place / (of an actor) to exit / (sports) to leave the field / (of an audience) to leave
 xiào láo to serve (in some capacity) / to work for
 yè yóu to go to some place at night / to take a night trip to (a place) / to sleepwalk
 dǔ dìng certain / confident (of some outcome) / calm and unhurried
 Shàng shuǐ upper reaches (of a river) / to go upstream / to add some water / to water (a crop etc)
 míng r (coll.) tomorrow / one of these days / some day
 jiā home / family / (polite) my (sister, uncle etc) / classifier for families or businesses / refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China / noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian / CL:個|个[ge4]
 jìn bī to advance on sth / to press closely (on some goal)
 xiē classifier indicating a small amount or small number greater than 1: some, a few, several
 sù zào chéng to shape into / to mold (into some form) / to fashion into
 nèi pí (med.) endothelium / thin skin on the inside of some fruits (e.g. oranges)
 gǎi rì another day / some other day
 zhī classifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels etc
 bāng qiāng vocal accompaniment in some traditional Chinese operas / to speak in support of / to chime in
 zhuān sī specialist (responsible some task)
 liú yǒu yú dì to leave some leeway / to allow for the unpredictable
 xīng shī dòng zhòng to muster large forces / to get a great number of people involved (in carrying out some task)
 wài xiāng another part of the country / some other place
 zuò to do / to make / to produce / to write / to compose / to act as / to engage in / to hold (a party) / to be / to become / to function (in some capacity) / to serve as / to be used for / to form (a bond or relationship) / to pretend / to feign / to act a part / to put on appearance
 lāo yī bǎ to profiteer / to gain some underhand advantage
 Kāng Shēng Kang Sheng (1896-1975), Chinese communist leader, a politburo member during the Cultural Revolution and posthumously blamed for some of its excesses
 yī bàng to rely on / to depend on / to imitate (a model) / to base a work (on some model)
 gǎn míng r (coll.) some day / one of these days
 liáo yǐ zì wèi to find some consolation (idiom) / to find relief in
 làn shāng lit. floating wine goblets on a stream / the origin (of some phenomenon)
 tōu kòng to take some time out / to make use of a spare moment
 piān fèi to give unequal emphasis to / doing some things at the expense of others
 bù dào Huáng Hé xīn bù sǐ lit. not to stop until one reaches the Yellow River (idiom) / fig. to persevere until one reaches one's goal / to keep going while some hope is left
 bǔ bái to fill a gap (e.g. a gap in knowledge or blank space in a print layout) / to make some additional remarks / filler (in a newspaper or magazine)
 bù kě zhī lùn agnosticism, the philosophical doctrine that some questions about the universe are in principle unanswerable
 ài nán inconvenient / difficult for some reason / to find sth embarrassing
 nào noisy / cacophonous / to make noise / to disturb / to vent (feelings) / to fall ill / to have an attack (of sickness) / to go in (for some activity) / to joke
 liǎng two (colloquial equivalent of 兩個|两个) / both / some
 gè (coll.) (of sth hard or rough) to press against some part of one's body causing discomfort (like a small stone in one's shoe) / to hurt / to chafe
 lí red algae / Gracilaria, several species, some edible / Japanese ogonori / arch. used for vanilla-like herb
 hòu huì yǒu qī I'm sure we'll meet again some day. (idiom) / Hope to see you again.
 bù wú xiǎo bǔ not be without some advantage / be of some help
 yīn huò dé fú to profit from a disaster (idiom) / some good comes out of a setback / It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
 chéng bài lì dùn succeed or fail, sharp or blunt (idiom) / advantages and disadvantages / success and failure / You win some, you lose some.
 guà yī lòu wàn to mention some but omit many others (idiom) / to leave out much more than one includes
 yīn hún bù sàn lit. the soul of a deceased has not yet dispersed (idiom) / fig. the influence still lingers on / the spirit (of some doctrine) is still alive
 yán duō bì shī if you say too much, you're bound to slip up at some point (idiom)
 yǒu suǒ bù tóng to differ to some extent (idiom)
 Tài jí the Absolute or Supreme Ultimate, the source of all things according to some interpretations of Chinese mythology
 duō duō shǎo shǎo to some extent / more or less
 dà yǒu wén zhāng some deeper meaning in this / more to it than meets the eye / there's sth behind all this
齿 qián jiù chǐ premolar tooth (immediately behind canine teeth in some mammals)
 nuó wō r (dialect) to move (after being some time in the same place) / to move (house)
 shā shark family, including some rays and skates
 bù yǐ guī ju , bù néng chéng fāng yuán without rules, nothing can be done (idiom, from Mencius) / one must follow some rules
 rén tóu shé shēn human head, snake's body / cf Nüwa 女娲氏[Nu:3 wa1 shi4] and Fuxi 伏羲氏[Fu2 Xi1 shi4] in some versions of mythology
 piān téng to favor a junior / to show favoritism to some juniors
 piān kē to overemphasize some topic (at the expense of others) / overdoing it / to go overboard
 tóng yú congruent (math.) / having same residue modulo some number
 tóng yú shì congruence (math.) / equation for residue modulo some number
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