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一定要
Traditional Chinese
一定要
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yī dìng yào
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
yat1 ding6 yiu3
Short definition absolutely must
Usage frequency Somewhat infrequent
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All available English definitions absolutely mustAdso icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: absolutely must
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: sameldc
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: must
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: sameldc'
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语言(yǔ yán) (spoken) language
一定要(yī dìng yào) absolutely must
自学(zì xué) self-study
才会(cáihuì) only then will
学得(xuéde) acqirement
(hǎo hàohào) so

If you want to learn a language well, learn it yourself.

要是(yào shì) if
(qù) to get rid of
北京(běi jīng) Peking
的话(dehuà) words
一定要(yī dìng yào) absolutely must
看一下(kàn yī xià) to see
天安门广场(tiān ān mén guǎng chǎng) Tiananmen Square

If you go to Beijing, definitely have a look at Tiananmen Square.

(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
一定要(yī dìng yào) absolutely must
注意(zhù yì) to take note of
他的( tā de)
建议(jiàn yì) proposal

You must pay attention to his advice.

(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
一定要(yī dìng yào) absolutely must
鼓起勇气(gǔ qǐ yǒng qì) to take courage

You must build up your courage.

到了(dào le dào liǎo) finally
最后(zuì hòu) last
大家(dà jiā) everyone
一定要(yī dìng yào) absolutely must
靠自己(kàozìjǐ)
学习(xué xí) to learn

Everyone must learn on their own in the end.

(wǒ) I
一定要(yī dìng yào) absolutely must
(bà) stem
香烟(xiāng yān) cigarette
(jiè) to warn
(liǎo) (of eyes) bright

I'm definitely going to quit smoking!

(wǒ) I
为什么(wèi shén me) for what reason?
一定要(yī dìng yào) absolutely must
那么(nà me) so
(zuò) to do

Why do I have to do that?

他是( tā shì)
我们的(wǒmende) our
老板(lǎo bǎn) boss
所以(suǒ yǐ) as a result
一定要(yī dìng yào) absolutely must
受到(shòu dào) obtained
这样的(zhèyàng) this kind of
(lǐ) rite
(dài) stay

He is our boss, and must be treated as such.

(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
一定要(yī dìng yào) absolutely must
活在(huózài)
当下(dāng xià) at once
不能(bù néng) to be unable
总是(zǒng shì) always
留恋(liú liàn) reluctant to leave
过去(guò qù guò qu) former

You must live in the present, not in the past.

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