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[適可而止] shìkěérzhǐ to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can
don't overdo it
stop while you're ahead

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        shìhé, [適合], to fit/to suit
        héshì, [合適], suitable/fitting/decent/to fit
        shìyìng, [適應], to adapt/to fit/to suit
        shūshì, [舒適], cozy/snug
        shìdàng, [適當], suitable/appropriate
        shìyòng, [適用], to be applicable
        bùshì, [不適], unwell/indisposed/out of sorts
        shìkěérzhǐ, [適可而止], to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can/don't overdo it/stop...
        kuò/Shì/shì, [適], see 李适[Lǐ Kuò], surname Shi, to fit/suitable/proper/just (now)/comfortable/well/...
        shìyí, [適宜], suitable/appropriate
        shìshí, [適時], timely/apt to the occasion/in due course
        shìdù, [適度], moderately/appropriate
        shìzhěshēngcún, [適者生存], survival of the fittest
        wúsuǒshìcóng, [無所適從], not knowing which course to follow (idiom); at a loss what to do
        shìdéqífǎn, [適得其反], to produce the opposite of the desired result
        shìyìngxìng, [適應性], adaptability/flexibility
        shìzhōng, [適中], moderate/reasonable/conveniently situated
        
        shìliàng, [適量], appropriate amount
        shìpèiqì, [適配器], adapter (device)
        xiánshì, [閑適], leisurely and comfortable/relaxed
        shìféng, [適逢], to just happen to coincide with
        
        shìyì, [適意], agreeable
        shìlíng, [適齡], of age/of the appropriate age
        
        ānshì, [安適], quiet and comfortable
        
        shìxiāo, [適銷], marketable/saleable/appropriate to the market
        

        kěyǐ, can/may/possible/able to
        kě/kè, can/may/able to/to approve/to permit/to suit/(particle used for emphasis) certai...
        kěnéng, might (happen)/possible/probable/possibility/probability/maybe/perhaps/CL:個|个[gè...
        kěshì, but/however
        kěài, [可愛], adorable/cute/lovely
        kělián, [可憐], pitiful/pathetic/to have pity on
        kěpà, awful/dreadful/fearful/formidable/frightful/scary/hideous/horrible/terrible/terr...
        bùkěsīyì, [不可思議], inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable/unfathomable
        kěxī, it is a pity/what a pity/unfortunately
        
        bùkě, cannot/should not/must not
        kěxiào, funny/ridiculous
        kěnéngxìng, possibility/probability
        kěwù, [可惡], repulsive/vile/hateful/abominable
        kěbēi, lamentable
        kěkào, reliable
        jǐnkěnéng, [儘可能], as far as possible/to do one's utmost
        xǔkě, [許可], to allow/to permit
        kěyí, suspicious/dubious
        kěkǎyīn, cocaine (loanword)
        kělè, [可樂], amusing/entertaining/(loanword) cola
        wújiākěguī, [無家可歸], homeless
        nìngkě, [寧可], preferably/one would prefer to...(or not to...)/would rather/(would) be better t...
        rènkě, [認可], to approve/approval/acknowledgment/OK
        kěxìn, trustworthy
        
        kěchǐ, [可恥], shameful/disgraceful/ignominious
        kěxíng, feasible
        kěyán, it may be said
        xǔkězhèng, [許可證], license/authorization/permit
        kěliánchóng, [可憐蟲], pitiful creature/wretch
        kěfǒu, is it possible or not?
        wúkěfènggào, [無可奉告], (idiom) "no comment"
        bùkěbìmiǎn, unavoidably
        kěkě, cocoa (loanword)
        bùkělǐyù, to be impervious to reason (idiom)/unreasonable
        wúhuàkěshuō, [無話可說], to have nothing to say (idiom)
        wúkě, [無可], can't
        kěkǒu, tasty/to taste good
        kěguān, [可觀], considerable/impressive/significant
        wúxièkějī, [無懈可擊], invulnerable
        bùkěshōushí, irremediable/unmanageable/out of hand/hopeless
        jíjíkěwēi, imminent danger (idiom); approaching a crisis
        rěnwúkěrěn, [忍無可忍], more than one can bear (idiom); at the end of one's patience/the last straw
        kějiàn, [可見], it can clearly be seen (that this is the case)/it is (thus) clear/clear/visible
        jíkě, equivalent to 就可以/can then (do sth)/can immediately (do sth)/(do sth) and that w...
        kěxìndù, degree of credibility/reliability
        bùkěkāijiāo, [不可開交], to be awfully (busy etc)
        shìkěérzhǐ, [適可而止], to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can/don't overdo it/stop...
        bùkěgàorén, hidden/kept secret/not to be divulged
        
        kějìng, venerable
        kěbǐ, comparable
        kězhī, evidently/clearly/no wonder/knowable
        Kěkǒukělè, [可口可樂], Coca-Cola
        wújìkěshī, [無計可施], no strategy left to try (idiom); at one's wit's end/at the end of one's tether/p...
        miàobùkěyán, too wonderful for words
        kěwèi, [可謂], it could even be said
        kěhèn, hateful
        kěrén, pleasant/agreeable/a person after one's heart (charming person)/a gifted person
        kěguì, [可貴], to be treasured/praiseworthy
        kězēng, disgusting
        
        bìbùkěshǎo, absolutely necessary/indispensable/essential
        jiānbùkěcuī, [堅不可摧], invulnerable, indestructible, impregnable
        
        jībùkěshī, [機不可失], No time to lose! (idiom)
        bùkěhuòquē, necessary/must have
        kěxǐ, making one happy/gratifying/heartening
        zhìshǒukěrè, [炙手可熱], lit. burn your hand, feel the heat (idiom); arrogance of the powerful/a mighty f...
        
        
        
        Kělánjīng, [可蘭經], Quran (Islamic scripture)
        
        kěxíngxìng, feasibility
        BǎishìKělè, [百事可樂], Pepsi
        
        héǎikěqīn, [和藹可親], affable/genial
        kèhán, khan (loanword)
        
        yǒulìkětú, [有利可圖], profitable
        kěqǔ, desirable/worth having
        móléngliǎngkě, [模稜兩可], to equivocate/to hold two contradictory views at the same time/to sit on the fen...
        wúkěhòufēi, [無可厚非], see 未可厚非[wèi kě hòu fēi]
        
        nùbùkěè, unable to restrain one's anger (idiom); in a towering rage
        kěyǒukěwú, [可有可無], not essential/dispensable
        qíngyǒukěyuán, pardonable (of interruption, misunderstanding etc)
        kěqīn, [可親], kindly/nice/amiable
        wúkěnàihé, [無可奈何], have no way out/have no alternative/abbr. to 無奈|无奈[wú nài]
        
        kěxiǎngérzhī, it is obvious that.../as one can well imagine...
        
        wúkěwǎnhuí, [無可挽回], irrevocable/the die is cast
        
        
        fēitóngxiǎokě, extremely important/no small matter
        
        kěrán, inflammable
        jíbùkědài, impatient/eager to/anxious to
        kěsùxìng, plasticity
        gōngbùkěmò, [功不可沒], one's contributions cannot go unnoticed (idiom)
        kěbǐ, base/mean/despicable
        bùkěduōdé, hard to come by/rare
        
        
        kěnì, reversible/(math.) invertible
        kěkàoxìng, reliability
        
        kěhǎo, good or not?/luckily/fortuitously
        qūzhǐkěshǔ, [屈指可數], You count them on your fingers (idiom). tiny number/just a very few/just a handf...
        miànmùkězēng, repulsive countenance/disgusting appearance
        zhǐrìkědài, imminent/just around the corner (idiom)
        bùkěnìzhuǎn, [不可逆轉], irreversible
        
        
        Cháikěfūsījī, Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Russian composer
        kěshìdiànhuà, [可視電話], videophone
        dàyǒukěwéi, [大有可為], with great prospects for the future (idiom); well worth doing
        mìbùkěfēn, inextricably linked (idiom)/inseparable
        bùkěmómiè, [不可磨滅], indelible
        
        
        shēnbùkěcè, [深不可測], deep and unmeasurable (idiom); unfathomable depths/incomprehensible/enigmatic an...
        
        
        
        
        
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        bùkětóngrìéryǔ, [不可同日而語], lit. mustn't speak of two things on the same day (idiom); not to be mentioned in...
        
        
        gāobùkěpān, too high to reach (idiom); eminent and unapproachable
        
        jíbùkěnài, unable to wait
        
        
        
        
        
        wúkězhìyí, [無可置疑], cannot be doubted (idiom)
        
        nánnéngkěguì, [難能可貴], rare and precious/valuable/remarkable
        bùkěyúyuè, impassable/insurmountable/insuperable
        lèbùkězhī, [樂不可支], overjoyed (idiom); as pleased as punch
        bùkěyīshì, to consider oneself unexcelled in the world/to be insufferably arrogant
        
        kěwàngérbùkějí, in sight but unattainable (idiom)/inaccessible
        kěqī, gullible/easily bullied/weak
        kěwàng, can be expected (to)/to be expected (to)/hopefully (happening)
        
        bùkěgūliàng, inestimable/incalculable/beyond measure
        
        bùzhìkěfǒu, decline to comment/not express an opinion/be noncommittal/hedge
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        wúkěfēiyì, [無可非議], unquestionable
        
        kěqì, [可氣], annoying/irritating/exasperating
        
        Màikě, [麥可], Mike (name)
        bùkěkànglì, unpredictable eventuality/unpreventable/unavoidable/impossible to overcome/nothi...
        kěgēkěqì, lit. you can sing or you can cry (idiom); fig. deeply moving/happy and sad/inspi...
        
        quēyībùkě, not a single one is dispensable/can't do without either
        bùkězhōngrì, [不可終日], to be unable to carry on even for a single day/to be in a desperate situation
        kěróngxìng, solubility
        Mǎkění, [馬可尼], Marconi, UK electronics company
        MǎkěBōluó, [馬可波羅], Marco Polo (1254-c. 1324), Venetian trader and explorer who traveled the Silk ro...
        kěránxìng, flammable/flammability
        měiwèikěkǒu, delicious/tasty
        kějiànguāng, [可見光], visible light/light in optical spectrum
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        xiàoróngkějū, smiling wholeheartedly (idiom); beaming from ear to ear
        qièshíkěxíng, [切實可行], feasible
        
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        kěbiàn, [可變], variable
        
        
        kěxīn, satisfying/to one's liking/to suit sb
        
        
        
        
        ménkěluóquè, [門可羅雀], you can net sparrows at the door (idiom); completely deserted
        
        
        
        
        yóucǐkějiàn, [由此可見], from this, it can be seen that...
        
        
        
        
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        bùkěfēngē, inalienable/unalienable/inseparable/indivisible
        
        
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        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
        
        
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        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...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        zǔzhǐ, to prevent/to block
        tíngzhǐ, to stop/to halt/to cease
        wéizhǐ, [為止], until
        jìnzhǐ, to prohibit/to forbid/to ban
        zhǐ, to stop/to prohibit/until/only
        bùzhǐ, incessantly/without end/more than/not limited to
        dàocǐwéizhǐ, [到此為止], to stop at this point/to end here/to call it a day
        fángzhǐ, to prevent/to guard against/to take precautions
        zhōngzhǐ, [終止], to stop/to terminate (law)
        jǔzhǐ, [舉止], bearing/manner/mien
        zhìzhǐ, to curb/to put a stop to/to stop/to check/to limit
        zhōngzhǐ, to cease/to suspend/to break off/to stop/to discontinue
        zhǐtòngyào, [止痛藥], pain-killer/analgesic/anodyne
        qìjīnwéizhǐ, [迄今為止], so far/up to now/still (not)
        zhǐxuè, to staunch (bleeding)/hemostatic (drug)
        jìngzhǐ, [靜止], still/immobile/stillness
        
        jiézhǐ, to close/to stop/to put a stop to sth/cut-off point/stopping point/deadline
        xiūzhǐ, to stop
        zhǐbù, to halt/to stop/to go no farther
        shìkěérzhǐ, [適可而止], to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can/don't overdo it/stop...
        zhǐtòng, to relieve pain/to stop pain/analgesic
        tànwéiguānzhǐ, [嘆為觀止], to gasp in amazement/to acclaim as the peak of perfection
        zhǐtòngpiàn, painkiller
        
        zhǐjìng, limit/boundary/end
        
        zhǐké, to suppress coughing
        yǒngwúzhǐjìng, [永無止境], without end/never-ending
        zhǐtòngjì, [止痛劑], an analgesic/pain killer
        fèizhǐ, [廢止], to repeal (a law)/to put an end to/abolition/annulled
        qǐzhǐ, [豈止], not only/far from/more than
        
        
        
        
        
        èzhǐ, to hold back/to check (i.e. to stop sb's advance)/to resist/esp. with negative, ...
        
        
        
        jiáránérzhǐ, with a grunting sound it stops (idiom); to come to an end spontaneously (esp. of...
        
        qiǎnchángzhézhǐ, [淺嘗輒止]/[淺嚐輒止], to dabble and stop (idiom); to dip into/to attempt half-heartedly/content with a...
        
        xiūzhǐfú, rest (music)
        
        xuéwúzhǐjìng, [學無止境], no end to learning (idiom); There's always something new to study./You live and ...
        
        
        
        
        lìngxíngjìnzhǐ, lit. if he orders you go, he forbids you stop (idiom); fig. to demand exact comp...

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