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shìbàngōngbèi half the work, twice the effect (idiom); the right approach saves effort and leads to better results
a stitch in time saves nine

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        shì, matter/thing/item/work/affair/CL:件[jiàn],樁|桩[zhuāng]
        shìqing, affair/matter/thing/business/CL:件[jiàn],樁|桩[zhuāng]
        gùshì/gùshi, old practice/CL:個|个[gè], narrative/story/tale
        shìshíshàng, [事實上], in fact/in reality/actually/as a matter of fact/de facto/ipso facto
        shìshí, [事實], fact/CL:個|个[gè]
        shìr, [事兒], one's employment/business/matter that needs to be settled/erhua variant of 事[shì...
        shìjiàn, event/happening/incident/CL:個|个[gè]
        hǎoshì/hàoshì, good action, deed, thing or work (also sarcastic, "a fine thing indeed")/charity...
        shìyè, [事業], undertaking/project/activity/(charitable, political or revolutionary) cause/publ...
        shìgù, accident/CL:樁|桩[zhuāng],起[qǐ],次[cì]
        tóngshì, colleague/co-worker/CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi]
        méishìr, [沒事兒], to have spare time/free from work/it's not important/it's nothing/never mind
        méishì, [沒事], it's not important/it's nothing/never mind/to have nothing to do/to be free/to b...
        huàishì, [壞事], to ruin sth/to spoil/to sour/to make things bad/evil deed/bad action/dishonesty/...
        dàshì, major event/major political event (war or change of regime)/major social event (...
        dāngshìrén, [當事人], persons involved or implicated/party (to an affair)
        shìwùsuǒ, [事務所], business office
        shìwù, thing/object/CL:個|个[gè]
        chūshì, to have an accident/to meet with a mishap
        xíngshì, to execute/to handle/behavior/action/conduct
        jūnshì, [軍事], military affairs/military matters/military
        shìxiān, in advance/before the event/beforehand/prior
        běnshì/běnshi, source material/original story, ability/skill
        xiǎoshì, trifle/trivial matter/CL:點|点[diǎn]
        dǒngshìhuì, [董事會], board of directors
        
        gòngshì, to work together
        zuòshì, to work/to handle matters/to have a job
        cóngshì, [從事], to go for/to engage in/to undertake/to deal with/to handle/to do
        
        shìwù, [事務], (political, economic etc) affairs/work/transaction (as in a computer database)
        bànshì, [辦事], to handle (affairs)/to work
        
        
        xíngshì, criminal/penal
        gōngshì, public affairs/official (matters, duties etc)
        chǔnshì, folly
        zhèngshì, one's proper business
        sīshì, personal matters
        wǎngshì, past events/former happenings
        shìtài, [事態], situation/existing state of affairs
        guǎnxiánshì, [管閒事], to meddle/to be a "nosy Parker"/to be too inquisitive about other people's busin...
        guàishì, strange occurrences
        wànshì, [萬事], all things
        yǒushì, to be occupied with sth/to have sth on one's mind/there is something the matter
        chàshì/chāishi, poor/not up to standard, errand/assignment/job/commission/CL:件[jiàn]/see also 差使...
        mínshì, civil case/agricultural affairs/civil
        wúsuǒshìshì, [無所事事], to have nothing to do/to idle one's time away (idiom)
        shìhòu, [事後], after the event/in hindsight/in retrospect
        duōguǎnxiánshì, [多管閒事], meddling in other people's business
        fánshì, everything
        xīnshì, a load on one's mind/worry/CL:宗[zōng],樁|桩[zhuāng]
        shànshì, good deeds
        
        shīshì, to be involved in a crash/accident
        
        píngānwúshì, [平安無事], safe and sound (idiom)
        shìshì, affairs of life/things of the world
        lǐngshìguǎn, [領事館], consulate
        zhàoshì, to cause trouble/to provoke a disturbance
        rénshì, personnel/human resources/human affairs/ways of the world/(euphemism) sexuality/...
        dǒngshì, sensible/thoughtful/intelligent
        shìjì, [事跡], deed/past achievement/important event of the past
        shìshì, everything
        gǎnqíngyòngshì, to act impetuously (idiom); on an impulse
        àishì, [礙事], (usu used in the negative) to be of importance or to matter/to be in the way/to ...
        bùxǐngrénshì, to lose consciousness/unconscious/in a coma
        
        suǒshì, [瑣事], trifle
        shìyí, matters/arrangements
        lìxínggōngshì, routine business/usual practice/mere formality
        rěshì, to cause trouble
        chǔshì, [處事], to handle affairs/to deal with
        yīshìwúchéng, [一事無成], to have achieved nothing/to be a total failure/to get nowhere
        liǎngmǎshì, [兩碼事], two quite different things/another kettle of fish
        wújìyúshì, [無濟於事], to no avail/of no use
        dǒngshì, board member
        nàoshì, [鬧事], to cause trouble/to create a disturbance
        jūnshìjīdì, [軍事基地], military base
        jiùshì, [舊事], old affair/former matter
        bànshìchù, [辦事處], office/agency
        
        jìshìběn, [記事本], notebook/paper notepad/laptop computer
        sàishì, [賽事], competition (e.g. sporting)
        lǐshìhuì, [理事會], council
        
        jìshì, [記事], to keep a record of events/record/to start to form memories (after one's infancy...
        
        shìqián, in advance/before the event
        ruòwúqíshì, [若無其事], as if nothing had happened (idiom); calmly/nonchalantly
        yúshìwúbǔ, [於事無補], unhelpful/useless
        zhìshēnshìwài, not to get involved/to stay out of it
        jūnshìfǎtíng, [軍事法庭], court-martial/military tribunal
        jiāshì, family matters/domestic affairs/housework
        yùnshì, [韻事], poetic occasion/elegant situation/in literature, the cue for a poem
        shìxiàng, [事項], matter/item
        qùshì, entertaining anecdote/interesting story or incident
        
        chǒushì, [醜事], scandal
        lǐngshì, [領事], consul
        
        qǐshì, [啟事], announcement (written, on billboard, letter, newspaper or website)/to post infor...
        shìguān, [事關], to concern/on (some topic)/about/concerning/to have importance for
        hūnshì, wedding/marriage/CL:門|门[mén],樁|桩[zhuāng]
        yàoshì, important matter
        xiánshì, [閑事], other people's business
        
        
        zhànshì, [戰事], fighting
        dǒngshìzhǎng, [董事長], chairman of the board/chairman
        yìshì, [軼事], variant of 逸事[yì shì]
        shìduān, disturbance/incident
        
        gōngshìgōngbàn, [公事公辦], to do official business according to the official principles (i.e. without invol...
        shìyǔyuànwéi, [事與願違], things turn out contrary to the way one wishes (idiom)
        hòushì, [後事], future events/and what happened next... (in fiction)/funeral arrangements
        zhǎoshì, to look for employment/to pick a quarrel
        wànshìtōng, [萬事通], jack-of-all-trades/know-it-all
        xīnxiǎngshìchéng, to have one's wishes come true/wish you the best!
        shěngshì/xǐngshì, to simplify matters/to save trouble, to handle administrative work
        shíshì, [時事], current trends/the present situation/how things are going
        xiāngānwúshì, [相安無事], to live together in harmony
        liǎnghuíshì, [兩回事], two quite different things/two unrelated matters
        rénshìbù, personnel office/human resources (HR)
        gànshi, [幹事], administrator/executive secretary
        
        
        
        shìyèyǒuchéng, [事業有成], to be successful in business/professional success
        fèishì, [費事], troublesome/to take a lot of trouble to do sth
        yìshì, [議事], to discuss official business
        BǎishìKělè, [百事可樂], Pepsi
        shíshì, [實事], fact/actual thing/practical matter
        shèngshì, grand occasion
        wànshìdàjí, [萬事大吉], everything is fine (idiom); all is well with the world
        
        
        zhēnrénzhēnshì, genuine people and true events
        liǎoshì, to dispose of a matter/to be done with it
        jiùshìlùnshì, [就事論事], to discuss sth on its own merits/to judge the matter as it stands
        xǐshì, happy occasion/wedding
        shìlǐ, reason/logic
        lǐshì, member of council
        xìngshì, sth fortunate/a lucky chance
        fángshì, sexual intercourse/to make love
        
        duōshì, meddlesome/eventful
        xùshì, [敘事], narrative
        shìwújùxì, [事無巨細], lit. things are not separated according to their size (idiom)/fig. to deal with ...
        
        
        
        pàshì, timid/to be afraid of getting involved/to be afraid of getting into trouble
        zhūshì, [諸事], everything/every matter
        fǎshì, religious ceremony/ritual
        wànshìrúyì, [萬事如意], to have all one's wishes (idiom)/best wishes/all the best/may all your hopes be ...
        zhàoshìzhě, offender/culprit
        
        
        sāngshì, [喪事], funeral arrangements
        yìqìyòngshì, [意氣用事], to let emotions affect one's decisions
        
        shíshìqiúshì, [實事求是], to seek truth from facts (idiom)/to be practical and realistic
        
        shìlì, example/exemplar/typical case
        
        zīshì, to cause trouble/to provoke a dispute
        shìbùguānjǐ, [事不關己], a matter of no concern to oneself (idiom)
        
        yǒuzhìzhěshìjìngchéng, a really determined person will find a solution (idiom); where there's a will, t...
        fūyǎnliǎoshì, to skimp/to work half-heartedly/not to bother
        lǐshìzhǎng, [理事長], director general
        shìbàngōngbèi, half the work, twice the effect (idiom); the right approach saves effort and lea...
        
簿         jìshìbù, [記事簿], a memo book (recording events)
        qíngshì, case/phenomenon/circumstance/feelings
        
        yìshì, anecdote/lost or apocryphal story about famous person
        gōngshì, defensive structure/fortification/structure used to protect troops
        
        dāngshì/dàngshì, [當事], to be in charge/to be confronted (with a matter)/involved (in some matter), to c...
        chuīshì, cooking
        wúshìshēngfēi, [無事生非], to make trouble out of nothing
        fángyùgōngshì, [防禦工事], fortification/defensive structure
        xīshìníngrén, [息事寧人], to keep the peace; to patch up a quarrel (idiom)
        hǎoshìduōmó, the road to happiness is strewn with setbacks (idiom)
        shìbiàn, [事變], unforeseen event/incident
        guóshì, [國事], affairs of the nation/politics
        shìbùyíchí, [事不宜遲], the matter should not be delayed/there's no time to lose
        shìjià, leave of absence
        shìbìgōngqīn, [事必躬親], to attend to everything personally
        
        qíshì, marvel
        wàishì, foreign affairs
        
        jūnshìxué, [軍事學], military science
        
        zǒnglǐngshì, [總領事], consul general
        huòshì, [禍事], disaster/doom
        
        
        jūnshìhuà, [軍事化], militarization
        shìyóu, main content/matter/work/origin of an incident/cause/purpose/subject (of busines...
        měishì, a fine thing/a wonderful thing
        kuīxīnshì, [虧心事], shameful deed
        Lèshì/lèshì, [樂事], Lay's (brand), pleasure
        
        móushì, [謀事], to plan matters/to look for a job
        qīnshì, [親事], marriage/CL:門|门[mén]
        
        shìguòjìngqiān, [事過境遷], The issue is in the past, and the situation has changed (idiom)./It is water und...
        hànshì, a matter for regret/sth that is a (great) pity
        bǎishìtōng, knowledgeable person/know all
        zhèngshì, politics/government affairs
        zǒnglǐngshìguǎn, [總領事館], Consulate General
        rénshìbùmén, [人事部門], personnel office
        
        hùnshì, to work half-heartedly/to get by in a job with the minimum effort
        wùshì, [誤事], to hold things up/to make a botch of things
        
        shìtǐ, [事體], things/affairs/decorum
        xùshìshī, [敘事詩], narrative poem
        zhèngzhòngqíshì, [鄭重其事], serious about the matter
        gùshipiàn, fictional film/feature film
        shìzàirénwéi, [事在人為], the matter depends on the individual (idiom); it is a matter for your own effort...
        
        
        
        
        nóngshì, [農事], farming task
        rénshìchù, [人事處], human resources department
        zhuānshì, [專事], specialized
        
        niánshìyǐgāo, old in years
        duōshìzhīqiū, troubled times/eventful period
        dāngshìzhě, [當事者], the person involved/the people holding power
        
        quēdéshì, misdeed/immoral action/wicked deed/a deliberate wrongdoing
        shìyèxīn, [事業心], devotion to one's work/professional ambition
        
        zhōngshēndàshì, [終身大事], major turning point of lifelong import (esp. marriage)
        
        
        niánshì, years of age/age
        
        zhǐshì, ideogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters)/Chinese ch...
        jūnshìkēxué, [軍事科學], military science
        
        chuīshìyuán, [炊事員], cook/kitchen worker
        
        
        
访         guóshìfǎngwèn, [國事訪問], state visit
        
        néngshì, particular abilities/one's forte
        
        jūnshìjiā, [軍事家], military expert/general
        xíngshìfàn, a criminal
        
        shìquán, [事權], position/authority/responsibility
        dǐngshì, [頂事], useful/fitting
        
        zérènshìgù, [責任事故], accident occurring due to negligence
        
        
        

        bàn, half/semi-/incomplete/(after a number) and a half
        yībàn, half
        bànyè, midnight/in the middle of the night
        bànbèizi, [半輩子], half of a lifetime
        duōbàn, most/mostly/most likely
        bànsǐ, half dead (of torment, hunger, tiredness etc)/(tired) to death/(terrified) out o...
        
        dàbàn, more than half/greater part/most/probably/most likely
        bàntiān, half of the day/a long time/quite a while/CL:個|个[gè]
        bànshù, [半數], half the number/half
        bànjìng, [半徑], radius
        bàndiǎn, [半點], the least bit
        bànshēng, half a lifetime
        bàndǎo, [半島], peninsula
        bànlù, halfway/midway/on the way
        bàntúérfèi, [半途而廢], to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
        bànjuésài, [半決賽], semifinals
        bànkōng, midair
        bànbiān, [半邊], half of sth/one side of sth
        bànjià, [半價], half price
        bànzìdòng, [半自動], semi-automatic
        bànqiú, hemisphere
        bànshēnxiàng, half-length photo or portrait/bust
        
        jiǎnbàn, [減半], to reduce by half
        cānbàn, [參半], half/half and half/both ... and .../just as much ... as .../equally
        
        bànjié, half (of a section)/half-finished
        bànyèsāngēng, in the depth of night/late at night
        Běibànqiú, Northern Hemisphere
        Nánbànqiú, Southern Hemisphere
        guòbàn, [過半], over fifty percent/more than half
        
        
        duìbàn, [對半], half-and-half/50-50/to double
        yèbàn, midnight
西         xībànqiú, Western Hemisphere
        BāěrgānBàndǎo, [巴爾幹半島], Balkan Peninsula
        bànjīnbāliǎng, [半斤八兩], not much to choose between the two/tweedledum and tweedledee
        
        bànchéngpǐn, semi-manufactured goods/semi-finished articles/semi-finished products
        shìbàngōngbèi, half the work, twice the effect (idiom); the right approach saves effort and lea...
        bàndǎotǐ, [半導體], semiconductor
        
        yīzhībànjiě, lit. to know one and understand half (idiom); a smattering of knowledge/dilettan...
        bàndiàozi, dabbler/smatterer/tactless and impulsive person
        bànshēnbùsuì, paralysis of one side of the body/hemiplegia
        
        bànyuán, [半圓], semicircle
        bànbiāntiān, [半邊天], half the sky/women of the new society/womenfolk
        
        
        xiàbànnián, last-half year
        bànshēngbùshóu, underripe/half-cooked/(fig.) not mastered (of a technique)/clumsy/halting
        
        bànxìnbànyí, half-believe, half-doubt
        
        
        bànyīn, semitone
        
        
        yīniánbànzǎi, [一年半載], about a year
        
        
        bànbìjiāngshān, half of country
        bànlùchūjiā, switch to a job one was not trained for
        ĀlābóBàndǎo, [阿拉伯半島], Arabian Peninsula
        
        
        
        
        bànpiào, half-price ticket/half fare
        
        qiánbànyè, first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)
        bàngōngkāi, [半公開], semi-overt/more or less open
        bàngōngbàndú, [半工半讀], part work, part study/work-study program
        bànshuāiqī, half-life
        bànpíngcù, dabbler/dilettante who speaks as though he were an expert
        shàngbànnián, first half (of a year)
        
        
        shàngbànyè, [上半葉], the first half (of a period)
        
        
        
        
        bànnián, half a year
        
        
        bàntuībànjiù, half willing and half unwilling (idiom); to yield after making a show of resista...
        bànyuánxíng, [半圓形], semi-circular
        

        Chénggōng/chénggōng, Chenggong or Chengkung town in Taitung county 臺東縣|台东县[Tái dōng xiàn], southeast ...
        gōngfu, skill/art/kung fu/labor/effort
        gōngnéng, function/capability
        gōngkè, [功課], homework/assignment/task/classwork/lesson/study/CL:門|门[mén]
        gōng, meritorious deed or service/achievement/result/service/accomplishment/work (phys...
        gōngláo, [功勞], contribution/meritorious service/credit
        guīgōng, [歸功], to give credit/to give sb his due/attribution
        yònggōng, diligent/industrious (in one's studies)/to study hard/to make great effort
        tèyìgōngnéng, [特異功能], supernatural power/extra-sensory perception
        
        qìnggōng, [慶功], to celebrate a heroic deed
        
        gōngxiào, efficacy
        gōngjì, [功績], feat/contribution/merits and achievements
        dàgōnggàochéng, successfully accomplished (project or goal)/to be highly successful
        
        Wǔgōng/wǔgōng, Wugong County in Xianyang 咸陽|咸阳[Xián yáng], Shaanxi, Martial art/military achiev...
        gōnglǜ, rate of work/power (output)
        gōnglì, merit/efficacy/competence/skill/power
        gōngchéngmíngjiù, to win success and recognition (idiom)
        xiàgōngfu, see 下工夫[xià gōng fu]
        
        jīběngōng, basic skills/fundamentals
        tóugōng, [頭功], first class merit
        gōngkuīyīkuì, [功虧一簣], lit. to ruin the enterprise for the sake of one basketful/to fail through lack o...
        shéngōng, miracle/remarkable feat
        gōngnéngxìng, functionality
        gōngchén, minister who has given outstanding service
        gōngxūn, [功勛], achievement/meritorious deed/contributions (for the good of society)
        túláowúgōng, [徒勞無功], to work to no avail (idiom)
        
        gōngbùkěmò, [功不可沒], one's contributions cannot go unnoticed (idiom)
        
        fēnggōngwěijì, [豐功偉績], glorious achievement (idiom)
        jígōngjìnlì, seeking instant benefit (idiom); shortsighted vision, looking only for fast retu...
        
        
        shìbàngōngbèi, half the work, twice the effect (idiom); the right approach saves effort and lea...
        gōngyòng, function
        gōngdǐ, training in the basic skills/knowledge of the fundamentals
        gōnglì, utility
        yāogōng, to take the credit for sb's achievement
        zhàngōng, [戰功], outstanding military service
        gēgōngsòngdé, [歌功頌德], to sing sb's praises (mostly derogatory)
        
        qìgōng, [氣功], qigong, a system of deep breathing exercises
        mǎdàochénggōng, [馬到成功], to win instant success (idiom)
        
        
        duōgōngnéng, multi-functional/multi-function
        
        
        gōngdé, achievements and virtue
        gōngbàichuíchéng, [功敗垂成], to fail within sight of success (idiom); last-minute failure/to fall at the last...
        liàngōng, [練功], to practice work skill
        
        kǔgōng, hard work/laborious effort/painstaking work
        gōnglìzhǔyì, [功利主義], utilitarianism
        hànmǎgōngláo, [汗馬功勞], lit. to ride a laboring horse to great deeds/fig. a heroic contribution
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        gōngguò, [功過], merits and demerits/contributions and errors
        jūgōng, to claim credit for oneself
        
        yīngōng, [陰功], hidden merits
        
        jiàngōnglìyè, [建功立業], to achieve or accomplish goals
        
        
        
        
        láoérwúgōng, [勞而無功], to work hard while accomplishing little/to toil to no avail
        gōngmíng, scholarly honor (in imperial exams)/rank/achievement/fame/glory
        gōngdéwúliàng, [功德無量], no end of virtuous achievements (idiom); boundless beneficence
        fēnggōng, [豐功], brilliant (exploit)/great (achievement)/esp. 豐功偉績|丰功伟绩, glorious achievement
        
        
        
        zuògōng, to act (in opera)/stage business
        hàodàxǐgōng, to rejoice in grandiose deeds/to strive to achieve extraordinary things
        
        diàngōnglǜ, [電功率], electric power (measured in watts)
        
        
        biǎogōng, to show off one's accomplishments (often derog.)
        

        bèi, (two, three etc) -fold/times (multiplier)/double/to increase or multiply
        jiābèi, to double/to redouble
        bèigǎn, to feel even more/to be extremely (sad, lonely, delighted etc)
        
        bǎibèi, a hundredfold/a hundred times
        bèizēng, to double/to redouble/to increase many times over/to multiply by a factor/multip...
        
        
        shìbàngōngbèi, half the work, twice the effect (idiom); the right approach saves effort and lea...
        
        bèir, [倍兒], very/much (Beijing dialect)
        bèishù, [倍數], multiple/multiplier/factor
        xìnxīnbǎibèi, brimming with confidence (idiom)
        Ānbèi, Japanese surname Abe
        
        dānbèitǐ, [單倍體], haploid (single chromosome)

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