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[時而] shíér occasionally
from time to time

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        shíhou, [時候], time/length of time/moment/period
        shíjiān, [時間], time/period/CL:段[duàn]
        shí/Shí, [旹]/[時], old variant of 時|时[shí], surname Shi, o'clock/time/when/hour/season/period
        xiǎoshí, [小時], hour/CL:個|个[gè]
        dāngshí, [當時], then/at that time/while
        nàshí, [那時], then/at that time/in those days
        tóngshí, [同時], at the same time/simultaneously
        yǒushí, [有時], sometimes/now and then
        yǒushíhou, [有時候], sometimes
        shíkè, [時刻], moment/CL:個|个[gè]/constantly/always
        suíshí, [隨時], at any time/at all times/at the right time
        shíguāng, [時光], time/era/period of time
        Shídài/shídài, [時代], Time, US weekly news magazine, age/era/epoch/period/CL:個|个[gè]
        zànshí, [暫時], temporary/provisional/for the time being
        shíshàng, [時尚], fashion/fad/fashionable
        xiǎoshíhou, [小時候], in one's childhood
        shíjī, [時機], fortunate timing/occasion/opportunity
        héshí, [何時], when
        shíqī, [時期], period/phase/CL:個|个[gè]
        píngshí, [平時], ordinarily/in normal times/in peacetime
        línshí, [臨時], at the instant sth happens/temporary/interim/ad hoc
        jíshí, [及時], in time/promptly/without delay/timely
        shízhuāng, [時裝], the latest fashion in clothes/fashionable
        yīshí, [一時], a period of time/a while/for a short while/temporary/momentary/at the same time
        zhǔnshí, [準時], on time/punctual/on schedule
        shíkōng, [時空], space-time (in relativity)
        zhèshí, [這時], at this time/at this moment
        jìshí, [計時], to measure time/to time/to reckon by time
        cǐshí, [此時], now/this moment
        
        shímáo, [時髦], in vogue/fashionable
        yǔcǐtóngshí, [與此同時], at the same time/meanwhile
        guòshí, [過時], old-fashioned/out of date/to be later than the time stipulated or agreed upon
        shíbùshí, [時不時], from time to time
        ànshí, [按時], on time/before deadline/on schedule
        cǐshícǐkè, [此時此刻], at this very moment
        shísù, [時速], speed per hour
        shíjiānbiǎo, [時間表], schedule/timetable
        Shíbào, [時報], "Times" (newspaper, e.g. New York Times)
        shícháng, [時常], often/frequently
        Bǐlìshí, [比利時], Belgium
        yīshíjiān, [一時間], for a moment/momentarily
        jíshí, [即時], immediate
        měishíměikè, [每時每刻], at all times/at every moment
        shífēn, [時分], time/period during the day/one of the 12 two-hour periods enumerated by the eart...
        wúshíwúkè, [無時無刻], all the time/incessantly
        érshí, [兒時], childhood
        shíduàn, [時段], time interval/work shift/time slot/the twelve two hour divisions of the day
        shízhōng, [時鐘], clock
        bùshí, [不時], from time to time/now and then/occasionally
        shírì, [時日], time/auspicious time/time and date/long period of time/this day
        shíshí, [實時], (in) real time/instantaneous
        
        suíshísuídì, [隨時隨地], anytime and anywhere
        shíchā, [時差], time difference/time lag/jet lag
        línshígōng, [臨時工], day laborer/temporary work
        jìshíqì, [計時器], timer/chronograph/timepiece/clock/timekeeping device (sundial, water clock)
        bùhéshíyí, [不合時宜], untimely/premature/inopportune/ill-timed/out of fashion/behind the times
        shíshíkèkè, [時時刻刻], at all times
        wéishíyǐwǎn, [為時已晚], already too late
        jièshí, [屆時], when the time comes/at the scheduled time
        Bǎoshíjié, [保時捷], Porsche (car company)
        zhànshí, [戰時], wartime
        dìngshí, [定時], to fix a time/fixed time/timed (of explosive etc)
        dìngshízhàdàn, [定時炸彈], time bomb
        shíqū, [時區], time zone
        wéishíguòzǎo, [為時過早], premature/too soon
        jǐshí, [幾時], what time?/when?
        
        shíxiàn, [時限], time limit
        
        shíjié, [時節], season/time
        dàoshí, [到時], at that (future) time
        shíxià, [時下], at present/right now
        shízhēn, [時針], hand of a clock/hour hand
        shíshì, [時事], current trends/the present situation/how things are going
        
        shìshí, [適時], timely/apt to the occasion/in due course
        shíshí, [時時], often/constantly
        
        céngjǐhéshí, [曾幾何時], just a while before/not so long ago/everyone can remember when..
        shíér, [時而], occasionally/from time to time
        shíkèbiǎo, [時刻表], timetable/schedule
        shíchen, [時辰], time/one of the 12 two-hour periods of the day
        shíláiyùnzhuǎn, [時來運轉], the time comes, fortune turns (idiom); to have a lucky break/things change for t...
        dùnshí, [頓時], immediately/suddenly
        jiùshí, [舊時], in former times/the olden days
        shízhìjīnrì, [時至今日], lit. the time up to today (idiom); up to the present/even now
        
        
        
        fèishí, [費時], to take time/time-consuming
        
        piànshí, [片時], a short time/a moment
        shíyùn, [時運], circumstances/fate
        zuòxīshíjiān, [作息時間], daily schedule/daily routine
        xiànshí, [現時], current
        kèshí, [課時], class/period
        
        shíxiào, [時效], effectiveness for a given period of time/prescription (law)/aging (metallurgy)
        lìshí, [歷時], to last/to take (time)/period
        hàoshí, [耗時], time-consuming/to take a period of (x amount of time)
        
        
        huángjīnshídài, [黃金時代], golden age
        
        shítài, [時態], (verb) tense
        shíyí, [時宜], timely/at the right moment/appropriate to the occasion/opportune/to fit current ...
        shíjú, [時局], current political situation
        
        guòqùshí, [過去時], past tense (grammar)
        shígé, [時隔], separated in time (usu. followed by a quantity of time)
        
        hōngdòngyīshí, [轟動一時], to cause a sensation (idiom)
        xiàlìngshí, [夏令時], daylight saving time
        lìshí, [立時], right away/quickly/immediately
        shùnshí, [瞬時], instantaneous
        
        
        nìshízhēn, [逆時針], anticlockwise/counterclockwise
        língshí, [零時], midnight/zero hour
        
        gōngshí, [工時], man-hour
        
        shěnshíduóshì, [審時度勢], to judge the hour and size up the situation/to take stock
        
        gǔshí, [古時], antiquity
        
        shíbùwǒdài, [時不我待], time and tide wait for no man (idiom)
        shíshíwù, [識時務], to have a clear view of things/to adapt to circumstances
        
        shíxīng, [時興], fashionable/popular
        huàshídài, [劃時代], epoch-marking
        gǎnshímáo, [趕時髦], to keep up with the latest fashion
        
        
        
        shíbùzàilái, [時不再來], Time that has passed will never come back. (idiom)
        fēngmǐyīshí, [風靡一時], fashionable for a while (idiom); all the rage
        gǔshíhou, [古時候], in ancient times/in olden days
        shíshì, [時勢], current situation/circumstances/current trend
        
        xiàshízhì, [夏時制], daylight saving time
        wéishí, [為時], timewise/pertaining to time
        
        rùshí, [入時], fashionable
        tiānshí, [天時], the time/the right time/weather conditions/destiny/course of time/heaven's natur...
        yòushí, [幼時], childhood
        shíyǐnshíxiàn, [時隱時現], appearing and disappearing (idiom)/intermittently visible
        bàoshí, [報時], give the correct time
        
        tóngshídài, [同時代], contemporary
        
        
        
        
        shíjià, [時價], current price
        
        
        
        
        míngzàoyīshí, [名噪一時], to achieve fame among one's contemporaries (idiom); temporary or local celebrity
        sìshí, [四時], the four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 and winter 冬
        
        
        shízhèng, [時政], current politics/political situation of the time
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        shílìng, [時令], season
        
        shàshíjiān, [霎時間], in a split second
        wǔshí, [午時], 11 am-1 pm (in the system of two-hour subdivisions used in former times)
        
        shàshí, [霎時], in a split second
        
        
        bùshíshíwù, [不識時務], to show no understanding of the times (idiom); cannot adapt to current circumsta...
        
        
        shèngjíyīshí, [盛極一時], all the rage for a time/grand fashion for a limited time
        
        
        
        
        biāozhǔnshí, [標準時], standard time
        
        
        shíxù, [時序], time course
        
        
        
        
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        jíshíyǔ, [及時雨], timely rain/(fig.) timely assistance
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        wǎngshí, [往時], past events/former times
        xuéshí, [學時], class hour/period
        
        
        dēngshí, [登時], immediately/at once
        shēngbùféngshí, [生不逢時], born at the wrong time (idiom); unlucky (esp. to complain about one's fate)/born...
        
        
        
        
        dìngshízhōng, [定時鐘], timer/timing clock/alarm clock
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        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...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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