"Too" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 yǐ jí as well as / too / and
 yě also / too / (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation
 tài highest / greatest / too (much) / very / extremely
 tài guò excessively / too
 tēi (dialect) too / very / also pr. [tui1]
 tài duō too much
 bù dà not very / not too / not often
 bù jiǔ not long (after) / before too long / soon / soon after
 guò duō too many / excessive
 guò yú too much / excessively
 guò dù excessive / over- / excess / going too far / extravagant / intemperate / overdue
 lái bu jí there's not enough time (to do sth) / it's too late (to do sth)
 bù jí to fall short of / not as good as / too late
 chāo chū to exceed / to overstep / to go too far / to encroach
 guò dé How are you getting by? / How's life? / contraction of 過得去|过得去, can get by / tolerably well / not too bad
 guò gāo too high
 zāo gāo too bad / how terrible / what bad luck / terrible / bad
 bù miào (of a turn of events) not too encouraging / far from good / anything but reassuring
 wú xiá too busy / to have no time for / fully occupied
 ài bù shì shǒu to love sth too much to part with it (idiom) / to fondle admiringly
 guò dī too low
 còu he to bring together / to make do in a bad situation / to just get by / to improvise / passable / not too bad
 cǎn bù rěn dǔ spectacle too horrible to endure (idiom) / tragic sight / appalling scenes of devastation
 tài máng too busy
 guǎn xián shì to meddle / to be a "nosy Parker" / to be too inquisitive about other people's business
 bù kān shè xiǎng too horrible to contemplate / unthinkable / inconceivable
 shǒu xià liú qíng lit. start off leniently (idiom) / please do not be too strict with me / Do not judge me too harshly. / Look favorably on my humble efforts.
 bù qiǎo too bad / unfortunately / as luck would have it
 guò huǒ to go too far (in word or deed) / over the top
 chèn zǎo as soon as possible / at the first opportunity / the sooner the better / before it's too late
 qiě màn to wait a moment / do not go too soon
 xiǎng bu kāi cannot figure out / to be unable to take a lighter view / to take things too hard / to be depressed / to fret over trifles
 shǔ bù shèng shǔ too many to count (idiom) / innumerable
 chū gé to overstep the bounds of what is proper / to take sth too far / (of a measuring device) to go off the scale
 mù bù xiá jiē lit. too much for the eye to take in (idiom) / a feast for the eyes
 bù huá suàn it isn't worth it / not cost-effective / not profitable / too expensive
 guò dé qù lit. can pass through (an opening) / fig. can get by (in life) / tolerably well / not too bad / How are you getting by? / How's life?
 shì kě ér zhǐ to stop before going too far (idiom) / to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead
齿 nán yǐ qǐ chǐ to be too embarrassed to mention sth (idiom) / to find it hard to speak about sth
 ruò bù jīn fēng too weak to stand up to the wind (idiom) / extremely delicate / fragile state of health
 liǎng quán qí měi to satisfy rival demands (idiom) / to get the best of both worlds / to have it both ways / to have one's cake and eat it too
 bào shí to eat too much / to binge
 guò shǎo too few / insufficient
 bù shèng méi jǔ too numerous to mention individually or one by one
 bù dié cannot cope / find it too much / incessantly
 gāo bù kě pān too high to reach (idiom) / eminent and unapproachable
 sī huǐ to tear up / to rip up / too shred
 bù xiá to have no time (for sth) / to be too busy (to do sth)
 Zhāng Huà Zhang Hua (232-300), Western Jin writer, poet and politician / Zhang Hua (1958-1982), student held up as a martyr after he died saving an old peasant from a septic tank / other Zhang Hua's too numerous to mention
 duō lǐ too polite / overcourteous
 è bǔ to overdose on supplementary medicine / to cram too hard
 zì mìng bù fán to think too much of oneself / self-important / arrogant
 chāo líng too old / overage / (of attributes such as wisdom, sensitivity etc) characteristic of a person some years older than oneself
 zǎo hūn to marry too early
 gǎn zǎo as soon as possible / at the first opportunity / the sooner the better / before it's too late
 lā lā chě chě to tug at / to pull at sb aggressively / to take sb's hand or arm in a too familiar way / (derog.) to hobnob / to consort
 biān cháng mò jí lit. the whip cannot reach (idiom) / beyond one's influence / too far to be able to help
 xiǎo guò little mistake / minor offense / slightly too much
 jǔ bù shèng jǔ too numerous to list (idiom) / innumerable
 cōng míng fǎn bèi cōng míng wù a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom) / cleverness may overreach itself / too smart for one's own good
 gǎn bù jí not enough time (to do sth) / too late (to do sth)
 rén fú yú shì more hands than needed (idiom) / too many cooks spoil the broth
 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn the rice is cooked / what's done is done / it's too late to change anything now (idiom)
 guò yù to praise too much / I really don't deserve so much praise
 ná bù chū shǒu not presentable / shoddy and too embarrassing to show
 gāo bù chéng dī bù jiù can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom) / not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
 bù jí bù lí to be neither too familiar nor too distant / to keep sb at arm's length
 bù tài hǎo not so good / not too well
 miào bù kě yán too wonderful for words
 wú qí bù yǒu nothing is too bizarre / full of extraordinary things
 nán yán zhī yǐn a hidden trouble hard to mention (idiom) / sth too embarrassing to mention / an embarrassing illness
 hòu huǐ mò jí too late for regrets (idiom) / It is useless to repent after the event.
 wèi suō bù qián to shrink back in fear (idiom) / too cowardly to advance
 guò yóu bù jí too far is as bad as not enough (idiom, from the Analects)
 hào gāo wù yuǎn to bite off more than one can chew (idiom) / to aim too high
 lè jí shēng bēi extreme joy turns to sorrow (idiom) / Don't celebrate too soon, things could still go wrong!
 jī quǎn shēng tiān lit. poultry and dogs rise to Heaven (idiom) / fig. to ride on sb else's success / Once one man gets a government position, all his cronies get in too / Once sb has cracked the problem, every Tom, Dick and Harry can do it
 bīng bù yàn zhà there can never be too much deception in war / in war nothing is too deceitful / all's fair in war
 chuái ugly and fat / too fat to move
 bù jí bù xú neither too fast nor too slow (idiom)
 bēi bēi bù zú dào to be too petty or insignificant to mention / to not be worth mentioning (idiom)
 wàng yán wàng tīng unwarranted talk the listener can take or leave (idiom) / sth not to be taken too seriously
 ài bù rěn shì to love sth too much to part with it (idiom)
 cǎn bù rěn wén too horrible to endure (idiom) / tragic spectacle / appalling scenes of devastation
 fàng mǎ hòu pào to fire after the horse has bolted (idiom) / to act too late to be effective
 gēng pú nán shǔ too many to count / very many / innumerable
 dù kǒu guǒ zú too frightened to move or speak
 shuǐ qīng wú yú lit. water that is too clean holds no fish (idiom) / fig. one who is too severe has no friends
 shuǐ zhì qīng zé wú yú Water that is too clear has few fish, and one who is too critical has few friends (idiom) / You cannot expect everyone to be squeaky clean. / Don't be too picky!
 shēng mǐ zuò chéng shú fàn lit. the raw rice is now cooked (idiom) / fig. it is done and can't be changed / It's too late to change anything now. / also written 生米煮成熟飯|生米煮成熟饭
 mù bù rěn jiàn lit. the eye cannot bear to see it (idiom) / a scene too pitiful to behold
 mù bù rěn shì lit. the eye cannot bear to see it (idiom) / a scene too pitiful to behold
 mù bù jiàn jié lit. the eye cannot see the eyelashes (idiom) / fig. unable to see one's own faults / to lack self-awareness / truths too close to home
 huǎn bù jì jí lit. slow no aid to urgent (idiom) / slow measures will not address a critical situation / too slow to meet a pressing need
穿 lín kě chuān jǐng lit. face thirst and dig a well (idiom) / fig. not to make adequate provision / to act when it is too late
 chóng zú ér lì rooted to the spot (idiom) / too terrified to move
 yǎng hǔ shāng shēn Rear a tiger and court disaster. (idiom) / fig. if you're too lenient with sb, he will damage you later / to cherish a snake in one's bosom
 yǎng hǔ yí huàn Rear a tiger and court disaster. (idiom) / fig. if you're too lenient with sb, he will damage you later / to cherish a snake in one's bosom
 gāo bù còu dī bù jiù can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom) / not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
 guǐ pà è rén lit. ghosts are afraid of evil too / an evil person fears someone even more evil (idiom)
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