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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yí xià zi /yī xià zi
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
yat1 ha5 ji2
Short definition in a short while
Usage frequency Somewhat infrequent
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All available English definitions in a short whileAdso icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: in a short while
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: sameldc
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: in a short while; all at once; all of a sudden
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: sameldc'
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这个(zhè gè) this one
说法(shuōfǎ) theory
一下子(yí xià zi yī xià zi) in a short while
(jiù) only
流行(liú xíng) popular
(kāi) to boil

This saying became popular overnight.

那条( nà tiáo)
(shé) snake
滑溜溜的( huá liū liū de) greasy
一下子(yí xià zi yī xià zi) in a short while
他的( tā de)
掉了(diàole) to fall off
出来(chū lái) to come out

The slippery snake slithered right out of his hand.

(qián) money
(yào) may
(huā) florid
(hěn) quite
时间(shí jiān) time
(lái) next
(zhuàn) to cheat
(dàn) but
(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
可以(kě yǐ) can
一下子(yí xià zi yī xià zi) in a short while
(jiù) only
花掉(huā diào) to waste
(tā) it (used for animals)
(liǎo) (of eyes) bright

Money takes a long time to earn, but you can spend it in no time.

一下子(yí xià zi yī xià zi) in a short while
之间(zhī jiān) between
(wǒ) I
忘了(wàng le) to forget
她的( tā de)
名字(míng zi) name (of a person or thing)
(liǎo) (of eyes) bright

For a moment I forgot what her name was.

蠢人(chǔn rén) fool
一下子(yí xià zi yī xià zi) in a short while
(jiàn) arrow
射完( shè wán)

A fool's bolt is soon shot.

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