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[懸而未決] xuánérwèijué pending a decision
hanging in the balance

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        xuán, [懸], to hang or suspend/to worry/public announcement/unresolved/baseless/without foun...
        xuányá, [懸崖], precipice/overhanging cliff
        xuánshǎng, [懸賞], to offer a reward/bounty
        xuánniàn, [懸念], suspense in a movie, play etc/concern for sb's welfare
        xuánàn, [懸案], unresolved question/unresolved case
        xuánguà, [懸掛], to suspend/to hang/suspension (cable car)
        xuánfú, [懸浮], to float (in the air etc)/suspension
        xuánérwèijué, [懸而未決], pending a decision/hanging in the balance
        xuánshū, [懸殊], a wide gap/big contrast/large disparity/a mismatch
        kǒuruòxuánhé, [口若懸河], mouth like a torrent (idiom)/eloquent/glib/voluble/have the gift of the gab
        
        xuánkōng, [懸空], midair
        xuányálèmǎ, [懸崖勒馬], lit. to rein in the horse at the edge of the precipice (idiom); fig. to act in t...
        xuányáqiàobì, [懸崖峭壁], sheer cliffs and precipitous rock faces (idiom)
        xuányōngchuí, [懸雍垂], uvula (biology)
        cíxuánfú, [磁懸浮], magnetic levitation (train)/maglev
        
        
        
        dàoxuán, [倒懸], lit. to hang upside down/fig. in dire straits
        
        

        ér, and/as well as/and so/but (not)/yet (not)/(indicates causal relation)/(indicates...
        érqiě, (not only ...) but also/moreover/in addition/furthermore
        éryǐ, that's all/nothing more
        érshì, rather
        éryán, with regard to (preceding phrase)
        ránér, however/yet/but
        fǎnér, instead/on the contrary/contrary (to expectations)
        xiǎnéryìjiàn, [顯而易見], clearly and easy to see (idiom); obviously/clearly/it goes without saying
        cóngér, [從而], thus/thereby
        jìnlìérwéi, [盡力而為], to try one's utmost/to strive
        qīngéryìjǔ, [輕而易舉], easy/with no difficulty
        shìérbùjiàn, [視而不見], to turn a blind eye to/to ignore
        pòménérrù, [破門而入], to break the door and enter/to force a door open (idiom)
        tuōyǐngérchū, [脫穎而出], to reveal one's talent (idiom)/to rise above others/to distinguish oneself
        cóngtiānérjiàng, [從天而降], lit. to drop from the sky (idiom)/fig. to appear unexpectedly/to arise abruptly/...
        zìránérrán, involuntary/automatically
        tǐngshēnérchū, to step forward bravely
        zǒngéryánzhī, [總而言之], in short/in a word/in brief
        bàntúérfèi, [半途而廢], to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
        qǔérdàizhī, to substitute for sb/to remove and replace
        shìkěérzhǐ, [適可而止], to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can/don't overdo it/stop...
        yīnér, therefore/as a result/thus/and as a result, ...
        tuōkǒuérchū, [脫口而出], to blurt out/to let slip (an indiscreet remark)
        huáérbùshí, [華而不實], flower but no fruit (idiom); handsome exterior but hollow inside/flashy
        
        érjīn, now/at the present (time)
        jiǎnéryánzhī, [簡而言之], in a nutshell/to put it briefly
        
        cājiānérguò, [擦肩而過], brief encounter/to brush past sb
        bèidàoérchí, [背道而馳], to run in the opposite direction (idiom); to run counter to
        tǐngérzǒuxiǎn, [鋌而走險], to take a risk out of desperation (idiom)
        
        sānsīérhòuxíng, [三思而後行], think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance
        érhòu, [而後], after that/then
        xuánérwèijué, [懸而未決], pending a decision/hanging in the balance
        bùcíérbié, [不辭而別], to leave without saying good-bye
        jìnér, [進而], and then (what follows next)
        shíér, [時而], occasionally/from time to time
        
        bùdéérzhī, unknown/unable to find out
        yíngrènérjiě, lit. (bamboo) splits when it meets the knife's edge (idiom)/fig. easily solved
        bùyìérfēi, [不翼而飛], to disappear without trace/to vanish all of a sudden/to spread fast/to spread li...
        zhuǎnér, [轉而], conversely/but rather/to turn and (address a topic, face attackers etc)/to turn ...
        
        bùyánéryù, it goes without saying/it is self-evident
        suíyùérān, [隨遇而安], at home wherever one is (idiom); ready to adapt/flexible/to accept circumstances...
        
        
        bùhuānérsàn, [不歡而散], to part on bad terms/(of a meeting etc) to break up in discord
        bùláoérhuò, [不勞而獲], to reap without sowing (idiom)
        jiēzhǒngérlái, [接踵而來], to come one after the other
        héérwéiyī, [合而為一], to merge together (idiom); to unify disparate elements into one whole
        kěxiǎngérzhī, it is obvious that.../as one can well imagine...
        jìér, [繼而], then/afterwards
        
        chéngxūérrù, [乘虛而入], to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom); to take advantage of a lapse
        
        
        yángchángérqù, [揚長而去], to shake one's sleeve and leave (idiom); to turn and leave abruptly
        yīsǎoérguāng, [一掃而光], to clear off/to make a clean sweep of
        shīérfùdé, [失而復得], to regain/to lose and win back/to find again/regained
        jìngéryuǎnzhī, [敬而遠之], to show respect from a distance (idiom)/to remain at a respectful distance
        yǒuguòzhīérwúbùjí, [有過之而無不及], not to be inferior in any aspects (idiom)/to surpass/to outdo/(derog.) to be eve...
        jiǔérjiǔzhī, over time/as time passes/in the fullness of time
        
        bùdéyǐérwéizhī, [不得已而為之], to have no other choice/to be the last resort
        sìshìérfēi, apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
        fǎnqídàoérxíngzhī, to do the very opposite/to act in a diametrically opposite way
        yóuránérshēng, arising involuntarily (idiom); spontaneous/to spring up unbidden (of emotion)
        yīsǎoérkōng, [一掃而空], to sweep clean/to clean out
        zhōuérfùshǐ, [週而復始], lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles/the wheel com...
        hélèérbùwéi, [何樂而不為], What can you have against it? (idiom)/We should do this./Go for it!
        tángérhuángzhī, overt/to make no secret (of one's presence)/grandiose/with great scope
        yīnrénéryì, [因人而異], varying from person to person (idiom); different for each individual
        
        jiānéryǒuzhī, to have both (at the same time)
        bùkětóngrìéryǔ, [不可同日而語], lit. mustn't speak of two things on the same day (idiom); not to be mentioned in...
        bùhánérlì, [不寒而慄], shiver all over though not cold/tremble with fear/shudder
        yībānéryán, generally speaking
        
        
        bùmóuérhé, [不謀而合], to agree without prior consultation/to happen to hold the same view
        mìérbùxuān, [祕而不宣], to withhold information/to keep sth secret
        yìngyùnérshēng, [應運而生], to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom)/to arise at an opportune time/able ...
        bùqīéryù, meet by chance/have a chance encounter
        yánéryǒuxìn, to speak and keep one's promise (idiom); as good as one's word
        qièérbùshě, [鍥而不捨], to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth/to pers...
        
        
        
        shāyǔérguī, [鎩羽而歸], to return in low spirits following a defeat or failure to achieve one's ambition...
        kěwàngérbùkějí, in sight but unattainable (idiom)/inaccessible
        
        
退         zhīnánértuì, [知難而退], to sound out the difficulties and retreat to avoid defeat (idiom); fig. to back ...
        yíngmiànérlái, [迎面而來], directly/head-on (collision)/in one's face (of wind)
        xíngérshàngxué, [形而上學], metaphysics
        
        bùjìngérzǒu, [不脛而走], to get round fast/to spread like wildfire
        zìshàngérxià, top-down
        yīyōngérshàng, [一擁而上], to swarm around/flocking (to see)
        xīnyǒuyúérlìbùzú, [心有餘而力不足], The will is there, but not the strength (idiom, from Confucian Analects)./I real...
        fànfànértán, [泛泛而談], to speak in general terms
        mǎnzàiérguī, [滿載而歸], to return from a rewarding journey
        fúxiùérqù, to brush with one's sleeve then go (idiom); to turn and leave abruptly
        mùmíngérlái, [慕名而來], to come to a place on account of its reputation (idiom); attracted to visit a fa...
        pūmiànérlái, [撲面而來], lit. sth hits one in the face/directly in one's face/sth assaults the senses/bla...
        yīyuèérqǐ, [一躍而起], to jump up suddenly/to bound up/to rise up in one bound
        
        yīgàiérlùn, [一概而論], to lump different matters together (idiom)
        tīngérbùwén, [聽而不聞], to hear but not react (idiom); to turn a deaf ear/to ignore deliberately
        jiáránérzhǐ, with a grunting sound it stops (idiom); to come to an end spontaneously (esp. of...
        érlìzhīnián, aged thirty (see 三十而立)
        yīcùérjiù, to get there in one step (idiom); easily done/success at a stroke/to get results...
        
        wàngérquèbù, [望而卻步], to shrink back/to flinch
        wénfēngérdòng, [聞風而動], to respond instantly/to act at once on hearing the news
        liànglìérxíng, to assess one's capabilities and act accordingly (idiom); to act within one's co...
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        bùyuēértóng, [不約而同], to agree by chance (idiom); taking the same action without prior consultation
        zhìzhīsǐdìérhòushēng, [置之死地而後生], place sb on a field of death and he will fight to live (common saying based on S...
        
        
        kǎnkǎnértán, [侃侃而談], to speak frankly with assurance
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        láoérwúgōng, [勞而無功], to work hard while accomplishing little/to toil to no avail
        gùér, therefore
        shíyánérféi, lit. to grow fat eating one's words (idiom)/fig. not to live up to one's promise...
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        wàngérshēngwèi, intimidate at the first glance (idiom); awe-inspiring/terrifying/overwhelming
        
        shènér, even/so much so that
        
        
        
        zìxiàérshàng, bottom-up
        
        cóngyīérzhōng, [從一而終], faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
        
        
        sǐérhòuyǐ, [死而後已], until death puts an end (idiom); one's whole life/unto one's dying day
        
        
        
        
        
        fàngzhīsìhǎiérjiēzhǔn, [放之四海而皆準], appropriate to any place and any time (idiom); universally applicable/a panacea,...
        
        pāiànérqǐ, lit. to slap the table and stand up (idiom); fig. at the end of one's tether/una...
        
        
        jiézééryú, [竭澤而漁], lit. to drain the pond to get at the fish (idiom)/fig. to kill the goose that la...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        wèilái, [未來], future/tomorrow/CL:個|个[gè]/approaching/coming/pending
        wèi, not yet/did not/have not/not/8th earthly branch: 1-3 p.m., 6th solar month (7th ...
        cóngwèi, [從未], never
        wèihūnqī, fiancée
        wèihūnfū, fiancé
        wèizhī, unknown
        wèijīng, [未經], not (yet)
        shàngwèi, not yet/still not
        
        qiánsuǒwèiyǒu, unprecedented
        wèichéngniánrén, minor (i.e. person under 18)
        wèisuì, unsuccessful (attempt)/attempted (murder, suicide)
        wèibì, not necessarily/maybe not
        wèihūn, unmarried
        wèicéng, never before
        
        wèinéng, cannot/to fail to/unable to
        wèimiǎn, unavoidably/can't help/really/rather
        rǔxiùwèigān, [乳臭未乾], smell of mother's milk not yet dried (idiom); immature and inexperienced/still w...
        wèiliǎo, unfinished/outstanding (business)/unfulfilled
        xuánérwèijué, [懸而未決], pending a decision/hanging in the balance
        qiánsuǒwèijiàn, [前所未見], unprecedented/never seen before
        wénsuǒwèiwén, [聞所未聞], unheard of/an extremely rare and unprecedented event
        
        wèiyǔchóumóu, [未雨綢繆], lit. before it rains, bind around with silk (idiom, from Book of Songs 詩經|诗经); f...
        Léikèyǎwèikè, Reykjavik, capital of Iceland
        wèizhīshù, [未知數], unknown quantity
        wèicháng, [未嘗], not ever/not necessarily
        wèijué, [未決], as yet undecided/unsolved/still outstanding
        wèidìng, undecided/indeterminate/still in doubt
        
        yìyóuwèijìn, [意猶未盡], to wish to continue sth/to have not fully expressed oneself
        shǐliàowèijí, not expected at the outset (idiom)/unforeseen/to be surprised by the turn of eve...
        
        
        qiánsuǒwèiwén, [前所未聞], unheard-of/unprecedented
        
        
        Wèiláipài, [未來派], Futurism (artistic and social movement of the 20th century)
        
        
        yǐwèi, thirty second year B8 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1955 or 2015
        wèilǎoxiānshuāi, to age prematurely
        
        
        wèijìng, unfinished/incomplete
        wèimíng, unnamed/unidentified

        juédìng, [決定], to decide (to do something)/to resolve/decision/CL:個|个[gè],項|项[xiàng]/certainly
        jiějué, [解決], to settle (a dispute)/to resolve/to solve/to dispose of/to dispatch
        juésài, [決賽], finals (of a competition)
        juébù, [決不], not at all/simply (can) not
        pànjué, [判決], judgment (by a court of law)/to pass judgment on/to sentence
        
        jué, [決], to decide/to determine/to execute (sb)/(of a dam etc) to breach or burst/definit...
        juéxīn, [決心], determination/resolution/determined/firm and resolute/to make up one's mind/CL:個...
        cáijué, [裁決], ruling/adjudication
        juédòu, [決鬥], to duel/a duel/decisive struggle
        chǔjué, [處決], to execute (a condemned criminal)
        fǒujué, [否決], to veto/to overrule
        jiānjué, [堅決], firm/resolute/determined
        
        juécè, [決策], strategic decision/decision-making/policy decision/to determine policy
        xiàdìngjuéxīn, [下定決心], to make a firm resolution
        
        
        biǎojué, [表決], to decide by vote/to vote
        juézhàn, [決戰], decisive battle
        juéyì, [決議], resolution/decision (of a congress)
        juédìngxìng, [決定性], decisive/conclusive
        sùjué, [速決], quick decision
        yóuyùbùjué, [猶豫不決], hesitancy/indecision/to waver
        bànjuésài, [半決賽], semifinals
        xiàjuéxīn, [下決心], to determine/to resolve
        qiāngjué, [槍決], to execute by firing squad/same as 槍斃|枪毙
        juéshèng, [決勝], to determine victory/to obtain victory
        juéduàn, [決斷], to make a decision/resolution/decisiveness/resolute
        xuánérwèijué, [懸而未決], pending a decision/hanging in the balance
        juéliè, [決裂], to rupture/to burst open/to break/to break off relations with/a rupture
        juéyì, [決意], to be determined
        
        
        wèijué, [未決], as yet undecided/unsolved/still outstanding
        
        qǔjué, [取決], to depend upon/to hinge upon
        
        xiānjuétiáojiàn, [先決條件], precondition/prerequisite
        fǒujuéquán, [否決權], veto power
        
        juécèzhě, [決策者], policymaker
        juédī, [決隄], dam burst/breach of dike
        yìránjuérán, [毅然決然], without hesitation/resolutely/firmly
        
        biǎojuéquán, [表決權], right to vote/vote
        juéyìàn, [決議案], resolution (of a meeting)
        juédìnglùn, [決定論], determinism
        
        
        
        
        juékǒu, [決口], be breached/burst
        xiānjué, [先決], prerequisite/precondition
        
        
        
        

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