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Traditional Chinese
Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yī shí /yì shí
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
yat1 si4
Short definition a while
Usage frequency Very common
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All available English definitions temporaryLDC iconMDBG iconAdso icon / momentaryLDC iconMDBG icon / for a short whileMDBG icon / a whileMDBG icon / a period of timeMDBG icon / at the same timeMDBG icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: temporary
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: a period of time; a while; for a short while; temporary; momentary; at the same time
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: temporary; momentary
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: sameldc'
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(rěn) to bear
一时(yī shí yì shí) a while
风平浪静(fēng píng làng jìng) all is quiet
(ràng) to yield
一步(yī bù yí bù) one step
海阔天空(hǎi kuò tiān kōng) the whole wide world

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

一时(yī shí yì shí) a while
失言(shī yán) indiscretion
常常(cháng cháng) frequently
(huìkuài) will
带来(dài lái) to produce
意想不到(yì xiǎng bù dào) unexpected
的结果 。
A slip of the tongue often brings about unexpected results.

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