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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
wàn yī
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
maan6 yat1
Short definition just in case
Usage frequency Very common
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All available English definitions just in caseCdict iconAdso icon / if by any chanceCdict icon / contingencyCdict icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: just in case
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: samecdic
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC:
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: just in case; if by any chance; contingency'
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万一(wàn yī) just in case
(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
(shēng) life
(chī) to eat
这个(zhè gè) this one
(yào) cure

Take this medicine in case you get sick.

万一(wàn yī) just in case
(wǎn) late
的话(dehuà) words
(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
不要(bù yào) must not
等我( děng)

If by any chance I'm late, please don't wait for me.

万一(wàn yī) just in case
来不了 ,
(xiān) first
给你( gěi nǐ)
打电话(dǎ diàn huà) to dial a telephone

In case I can't come, I'll give you a call beforehand.

万一(wàn yī) just in case
(tā) another
(chí) late
(dào) to go
的话(dehuà) words
怎么(zěn me) how
(biàn) to recognize

What if he should happen to be late?

我们( men) us
承诺(chéng nuò) effort
万一(wàn yī) just in case
他有( tā yǒu)
麻烦的( mā fán de) ILL
(shí) when
(hòu) season
支持(zhī chí) backing
(tā) another

We promised to stand by him in case of trouble.

万一(wàn yī) just in case
发生火灾( fā shēng huǒ zāi) to have a fire
按下(àn xià) to press down
按钮(àn niǔ) push button

In case of fire, push the button.

万一(wàn yī) just in case
发生火灾( fā shēng huǒ zāi) to have a fire

In case of fire, ring the bell.

万一(wàn yī) just in case
(tā) she
回来(huílái) to return
(dé děiděi) must
(bà) stem
这个(zhè gè) this one
口信(kǒuxìn) verbal message
带给(dài gěi) to take to
(tā) she

If she should come late, give her this message.

万一(wàn yī) just in case
船运(chuán yùn) boat
迟了(chí le) late
, 我们有
特别的(tè bié de) particular
迟到(chí dào) to arrive late
保险(bǎo xiǎn) safe

In case the shipment is delayed, we have special delay insurance.

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