"Unexpected" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 tū rán sudden / abrupt / unexpected
 yì wài unexpected / accident / mishap / CL:個|个[ge4]
 xiǎng bu dào unexpected / hard to imagine / it had not occurred to me / who could have thought that
 yì xiǎng bù dào unexpected / previously unimagined
 chū rén yì liào unexpected (idiom) / surprising
 chū hū yì liào beyond expectation (idiom) / unexpected
 yì liào zhī wài contrary to expectation / unexpected
 jīng bào unexpected / staggering (news) etc)
 bù cè unexpected / measureless / unexpected circumstance / contingency / mishap
 bù yú unexpected / eventuality / contingency / not worry about
 hèng harsh and unreasonable / unexpected
 zhòu sudden / unexpected / abrupt / suddenly / Taiwan pr. [zou4]
 cù abrupt / sudden / unexpected
 chū hū yù liào beyond expectation (idiom) / unexpected
 chū rén yì wài turned out other than expected (idiom) / unexpected
 bù sù uninvited (guest) / unexpected (appearance) / unwanted presence
 chū hū yì wài beyond expectation (idiom) / unexpected
 wèi liào to not anticipate / to not expect / unanticipated / unexpected
 hēi mǎ dark horse / fig. unexpected winner
 jué zhāo unique skill / unexpected tricky move (as a last resort) / masterstroke / finishing blow
 wū lóng black dragon / unexpected mistake or mishap / oolong (tea) / udon (loanword from Japanese)
 bù sù zhī kè uninvited or unexpected guest
 qǐ sǐ huí shēng to rise from the dead (idiom) / fig. an unexpected recovery
 jiàn guài bù guài to keep one's calm in the face of the unexpected / not to wonder at strange sights
 bào lěng an upset (esp. in sports) / unexpected turn of events / to pull off a coup / a breakthrough
 dà xǐ guò wàng overjoyed at unexpected good news (idiom)
 sān cháng liǎng duǎn unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
 jué chǔ féng shēng to come back from death's door (idiom) / unexpected rescue from danger / fig. to recover from a seemingly impossible situation / to find a way out of a predicament
 hèng huò unexpected calamity
 gǒu shǐ yùn unexpected success / Lucky bastard! (slang)
 fēi lái hèng huò sudden and unexpected disaster (idiom)
 bào lěng mén an upset (esp. in sports) / unexpected turn of events / to pull off a coup / a breakthrough
 yǐ fáng wàn yī to guard against the unexpected (idiom) / just in case / prepared for any eventualities
 tiān yǒu bù cè fēng yún fortune as unpredictable as the weather (idiom) / sth unexpected may happen at any moment
 xǐ cóng tiān jiàng joy from heaven (idiom) / overjoyed at unexpected good news / unlooked-for happy event
 bù sù ér zhì to arrive without invitation / unexpected guest / unwanted presence
 jiàn zǒu piān fēng the sword moves with side stroke (modern idiom) / fig. unexpected winning move / unconventional gambit
 jiàn zǒu qīng líng the sword moves like a dragon-fly (modern idiom) / fig. unexpected winning move / unconventional gambit
 tiān yǒu bù cè fēng yún , rén yǒu dàn xī huò fú fortune as unpredictable as the weather, every day may bring fortune or calamity (idiom) / sth unexpected may happen at any moment
 qí cǎi unexpected splendour
 qí huò unexpected calamity / sudden disaster
 yū huí bēn xí to attack from an unexpected direction
 wú xīn chā liǔ liǔ chéng yīn lit. idly poke a stick in the mud and it grows into a tree to shade you / (fig.) unintentional actions may bring unexpected success / also written 無心插柳柳成蔭|无心插柳柳成荫
 yīn gōu lǐ fān chuán to meet with unexpected failure (idiom) / to fail miserably (where failure was not expected)
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