(conjunction used to express contrast with a previous clause) but
classifier for written items
rules and regulations
general provision (law)
additional article (law)
to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
Wu Zetian (624-705), Tang empress, reigned 690-705
regular (figure in geometry)
Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet
detailed rules and regulations
code of conduct
standard of conduct
the Three Principles (in many contexts)
Lin Zexu or Lin Tse-hsu "Commissioner Lin" (1785-1850), Qing official whose anti-opium activities led to first Opium war with Britain 1840-1842
that being the case
in that case
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed
don't try to run before you can walk
Shigatse or Xigaze prefecture in central Tibet, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse sa khul, Chinese Rikaze
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.
Zhou Enlai's Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence
1954 Panchsheel series of agreements between PRC and India
rules of calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
fig. to scheme
to calculate (i.e. plot)
where there is injustice, there will be an outcry
man will cry out against injustice
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!
To learn without thinking is blindness, to think without learning is idleness (Confucius).
Learning without reasoning leads to confusion, thinking without learning is wasted effort.
Gerze county in Ngari prefecture, Tibet, Tibetan: Sger rtse rdzong
Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet, Chinese Rikaze
(old sentence-final expression used for emphasis)
to accept criticism gladly (humble expr.)
to be happy when one's errors are pointed out
One-China principle, the official doctrine that Taiwan is a province of China