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Change log entry 69380
Processed by: richwarm (2020-03-05 01:45:41 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65890 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
ABP, HDC:
比喻不主事就不知道其中的難處
Diff:
# 不當家不知柴米貴 不当家不知柴米贵 [bu4 dang1 jia1 bu4 zhi1 chai2 mi3 gui4] /if not the household head, one can't know how expensive firewood and rice are (idiom)/
+ 不當家不知柴米貴 不当家不知柴米贵 [bu4 dang1 jia1 bu4 zhi1 chai2 mi3 gui4] /a person who doesn't manage a household would not be aware how expensive it is (idiom)/

Change log entry 69342
Processed by: richwarm (2020-03-04 01:06:57 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65373 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
https://zhidao.baidu.com/question/67486873.html
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# 多個朋友多條路 多个朋友多条路 [duo1 ge4 peng2 you3 duo1 tiao2 lu4] /the more friends, the more options you have in life (idiom)/
+ 多個朋友多條路 多个朋友多条路 [duo1 ge4 peng2 you3 duo1 tiao2 lu4] /the more friends you have, the more options you have in life (idiom)/

Change log entry 69316
Processed by: richwarm (2020-03-02 23:25:47 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65791 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
it's chicken rather than ostrich.
(all dicts say so)
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Editor: ok, fair enough
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- 縮頭烏龜 缩头乌龟 [suo1 tou2 wu1 gui1] /person who refuses to face reality or confront a problem/ostrich/
# + 縮頭烏龜 缩头乌龟 [suo1 tou2 wu1 gui1] /lit. a turtle pulling its head in/fig. coward/chicken/
+ 縮頭烏龜 缩头乌龟 [suo1 tou2 wu1 gui1] /a turtle that pulls its head in/(fig.) coward/chicken/

Change log entry 69306
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-03-02 11:12:21 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65888 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
PLC, ABC, HDC, GR...
Diff:
# 吃大鍋飯 吃大锅饭 [chi1 da4 guo1 fan4] /lit. to eat from the common pot (idiom)/to be rewarded the same, regardless of performance/
+ 吃大鍋飯 吃大锅饭 [chi1 da4 guo1 fan4] /lit. to eat from the common pot (idiom)/fig. to be rewarded the same, regardless of performance/

Change log entry 69300
Processed by: richwarm (2020-02-29 21:55:02 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65653 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
比喻在高手面前逞能。
“你這套茶經,才真是魯班門前弄大斧,關公面前耍大刀“
Diff:
# 關公面前耍大刀 关公面前耍大刀 [Guan1 gong1 mian4 qian2 shu3 da4 dao1] /lit. to play the broad sword in front of Lord Guan (idiom)/fig. to teach one's grandmother how to suck eggs/
+ 關公面前耍大刀 关公面前耍大刀 [Guan1 gong1 mian4 qian2 shu3 da4 dao1] /lit. to wield the broadsword in the presence of Lord Guan (idiom)/fig. to make a fool of oneself by showing off in front of an expert/

Change log entry 69233
Processed by: richwarm (2020-02-20 20:59:26 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65484 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
ABP
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Editor: seems pretty rare to see the whole thing written down
GV
"有仇不报非君子,有冤不伸枉为人" - About 257 results
"有仇不报非君子" - About 185,000 results
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+ 有仇不報非君子,有冤不伸枉為人 有仇不报非君子,有冤不伸枉为人 [you3 chou2 bu4 bao4 fei1 jun1 zi3 , you3 yuan1 bu4 shen1 wang3 wei2 ren2] /one who doesn't avenge an injustice is not a gentleman, one who doesn't redress a wrong is not a man (idiom)/
# editor: adding ~
+ 有仇不報非君子 有仇不报非君子 [you3 chou2 bu4 bao4 fei1 jun1 zi3] /a real man, if he takes a hit, will seek to even the score (idiom)/

Change log entry 69205
Processed by: richwarm (2020-02-16 18:53:37 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65745 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
adapted from PLC
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Editor:
goa1 --> gao1
far --> far away


TP
第二,華人社會本來一副天高皇帝遠的心態,現在則突然覺得要團結了。
Secondly, people in the Chinese community, who formerly saw politics as something far removed and irrelevant to their lives, now suddenly feel the need to stick together.

然而天高皇帝遠,官印曆書經常無法及時送到偏遠的閩、粵等地,
However, it was often impossible for more distant locales, like Fujian and Guangdong, to receive the official almanac in a timely fashion.

我們這裡是化外之地,標準的天高皇帝遠。
They're totally outside the loop here. You of course know the phrase, 'Heaven is high and the emperor is far away.' Well, it was people like my grandmother who coined it.

雲林海口一帶天高皇帝遠,民主的洗禮還很膚淺。
local politics in the haikou area are linked only tenuously to what goes on in distant Taipei, and the concept of democracy hasn't made much headway here.

或許因為天高皇帝遠,泰國政府監管不到,
Due to its remote location, schools in this region have been subject to less governmental control.
Diff:
# 天高皇帝遠 天高皇帝远 [tian1 goa1 huang2 di4 yuan3] /lit. the sky is high and the emperor is far (idiom)/fig. remote place where law is not strictly enforced/
+ 天高皇帝遠 天高皇帝远 [tian1 gao1 huang2 di4 yuan3] /lit. the sky is high and the emperor is far away (idiom)/fig. remote places are beyond the reach of the central government/

Change log entry 69195
Processed by: richwarm (2020-02-15 21:45:08 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65340 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
GF: 比喻對人不能辯證地對待,有了缺點或錯誤,就攻其一點,全盤否定。
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# 一棍子打死 一棍子打死 [yi1 gun4 zi5 da3 si3] /lit. to kill sb with a single stroke/fig. to completely dismiss sb because of a minor flaw/
+ 一棍子打死 一棍子打死 [yi1 gun4 zi5 da3 si3] /to deal a single fatal blow/(fig.) to totally repudiate sb because of a minor error/

Change log entry 69194
Processed by: richwarm (2020-02-15 21:23:20 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65339 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
verbatim from PLC (but I think it's perfect).
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+ 不看僧面看佛面 不看僧面看佛面 [bu4 kan4 seng1 mian4 kan4 fo2 mian4] /lit. not for the monk's sake but for the Buddha's sake/fig. (to do sth for sb) out of deference to sb else/

Change log entry 69073
Processed by: richwarm (2020-02-04 19:59:57 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65172 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
Apparently, 孩子 stands for 鞋子 (they're homophones in "dialects"; at least Cantonese, by the look of it), which makes more sense.

https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E8%88%8D%E4%B8%8D%E5%BE%97%E5%AD%A9%E5%AD%90%E5%A5%97%E4%B8%8D%E4%BD%8F%E7%8B%BC
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# 捨不得孩子套不住狼 舍不得孩子套不住狼 [she3 bu4 de5 hai2 zi5 tao4 bu4 zhu4 lang2] /one must take risks to obtain something/
+ 捨不得孩子套不住狼 舍不得孩子套不住狼 [she3 bu4 de5 hai2 zi5 tao4 bu4 zhu4 lang2] /one who is not prepared to risk his child will never catch the wolf (proverb)/(fig.) one who is unwilling to take risks will not achieve great things/

Change log entry 69072
Processed by: richwarm (2020-02-04 19:47:07 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65173 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
def verbatim from where I found it, but I can't think of anything better.
https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E7%85%AE%E7%86%9F%E7%9A%84%E9%B8%AD%E5%AD%90%E9%A3%9E%E4%BA%86
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# 煮熟的鴨子飛了 煮熟的鸭子飞了 [zhu3 shu2 de5 ya1 zi5 fei1 le5] /the cooked duck flew away (proverb)/to lose something that was certain/
+ 煮熟的鴨子飛了 煮熟的鸭子飞了 [zhu3 shu2 de5 ya1 zi5 fei1 le5] /the cooked duck flew away (proverb)/(fig.) to let a sure thing slip through one's fingers/

Change log entry 69071
Processed by: richwarm (2020-02-04 19:33:11 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65174 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
It seems to be used mainly when talking of someone's (risky) job and the inevitable accident (or corruption / crime) that results from it.
Is there an English saying for that? The book I've found it it offers "touch pitch and you will be defiled", but that seems to me to miss the point.
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Editor: There are at least a dozen versions of this saying.
E.g. 常在河边站,哪能不湿脚
Diff:
# 常在河邊走,哪有不濕鞋 常在河边走,哪有不湿鞋 [chang2 zai4 he2 bian1 zou3 , na3 you3 bu4 shi1 xie2] /often walking by the river, how could one not have wet shoes? (proverb)/
+ 常在河邊走,哪有不濕鞋 常在河边走,哪有不湿鞋 [chang2 zai4 he2 bian1 zou3 , na3 you3 bu4 shi1 xie2] /a person who regularly walks by the river cannot avoid getting their shoes wet (proverb)/(fig.) it comes with the territory (e.g. a person with the power to grant favors will inevitably succumb to temptation and take a bribe)/

Change log entry 69059
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-02-02 11:46:02 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65658 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
https://zhidao.baidu.com/question/744466406290973212.html
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# 一條路走到黑 一条路走到黑 [yi1 tiao4 lu4 zou3 dao4 hei1] /lit. to follow one road until dark/to be stubborn as a mule/
+ 一條路走到黑 一条路走到黑 [yi1 tiao2 lu4 zou3 dao4 hei1] /lit. to follow one road until dark (idiom)/to stick to one's ways/to cling to one's course/

Change log entry 69057
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-02-02 11:12:05 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65660 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E8%BA%AB%E4%BD%93%E6%98%AF%E9%9D%A9%E5%91%BD%E7%9A%84%E6%9C%AC%E9%92%B1
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# 身體是革命的本錢 身体是革命的本钱 [shen1 ti3 shi4 ge2 ming4 de5 ben3 qian2] /lit. the body is the revolution's capital/fig. good health is a prerequisite for work/
+ 身體是革命的本錢 身体是革命的本钱 [shen1 ti3 shi4 ge2 ming4 de5 ben3 qian2] /lit. the body is the revolution's capital/fig. good health is a prerequisite for work (Mao Zedong's saying)/

Change log entry 69049
Processed by: richwarm (2020-02-02 10:10:11 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65557 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
Which matches the English idiom, more or less.
Also spelled with 蹚, says PLC.
Diff:
# 趟渾水 趟浑水 [tang1 hun2 shui3] /to tread in muddy water/
+ 趟渾水 趟浑水 [tang1 hun2 shui3] /(fig.) to get involved in an unsavory enterprise/

Change log entry 69042
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-02-01 19:41:41 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65661 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
PLC, TCE, GR
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# 空白支票 空白支票 [kong4 bai1 zhi1 piao4] /blank check/
+ 空白支票 空白支票 [kong4 bai2 zhi1 piao4] /blank check/

Change log entry 69041
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-02-01 15:23:39 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65662 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
also a verb.
Diff:
- 盈利 盈利 [ying2 li4] /profit/gain/
+ 盈利 盈利 [ying2 li4] /profit/gain/to make profits/

Change log entry 69036
Processed by: richwarm (2020-01-31 20:33:20 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65481 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
From PLC. This is the context in which I've encountered it.
"archaic" could also be "dead", "earlier stage of" etc, but I think PLC's "archaic" captures the essence correctly.
Diff:
- 擬音 拟音 [ni3 yin1] /to make a sound effect/sound effect/
# + 擬音 拟音 [ni3 yin1] /to make a sound effect/sound effect/to reconstruct the sound system of an archaic language/
+ 擬音 拟音 [ni3 yin1] /to make a sound effect/sound effect/(phonology) to reconstruct the sound system of an archaic language/

Change log entry 69033
Processed by: richwarm (2020-01-31 18:01:01 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65486 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
ABC;
Diff:
+ 大韻 大韵 [da4 yun4] /rhyme group (group of characters that rhyme, in rhyme books)/

Change log entry 69014
Processed by: richwarm (2020-01-29 23:01:19 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65286 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
http://www.wentidayi.com/changyong/2200.shtml
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Editor:
xi2 fu5 --> xi2 fu4
all my dictionaries (including cedict) say it's fu4

500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=t_LJAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA182&lpg=PA182&dq=%22%E9%86%9C%E5%AA%B3%E5%A9%A6%E6%97%A9%E6%99%9A%22&source=bl&ots=2rflLP5ELt&sig=ACfU3U1fzqFZyr7Jl_1BsBuGEukeJ8DRfA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjYx_Lu8qnnAhU9yzgGHcVHB28Q6AEwBnoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22%E9%86%9C%E5%AA%B3%E5%A9%A6%E6%97%A9%E6%99%9A%22&f=false
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# 醜媳婦早晚也得見公婆 丑媳妇早晚也得见公婆 [chou3 xi2 fu5 zao3 wan3 ye3 dei3 jian4 gong1 po2] /the ugly daughter-in-law must sooner or later meet her parents-in-law (idiom)/one can't escape unpleasant things forever/
+ 醜媳婦早晚也得見公婆 丑媳妇早晚也得见公婆 [chou3 xi2 fu4 zao3 wan3 ye3 dei3 jian4 gong1 po2] /lit. the ugly daughter-in-law must sooner or later meet her parents-in-law (idiom)/fig. it's not something you can avoid forever/

Change log entry 69008
Processed by: richwarm (2020-01-29 18:36:37 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 63750 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
XHD : 比喻兩個強人不能在一起相處/相容
Can also add:
一山不藏二虎 一山不藏二虎 [yi1 shan1 bu4 cang2 er4 hu3]

Although the idea is fairly clear, I can't render it properly in English, somehow.
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Editor: 一山不藏二虎 is pretty rare and you can find our entry by searching for "一山不" so I didn't add a 2nd entry, but I won't mind if sb else does.

TP ~ 除了一山不容二虎(中、日)外,兩國的經濟發展落差巨大,自由貿易也不符合彼此的利益。
"He believes that this is not simply due to Sino-Japanese diplomatic rivalry. The two nations are at much different stages of economic development, and free trade between them is not in either country's best interest."

Web ~ 在马耳他大学(University of Malta)教授遗产和文化旅游的卡萨尔教授(George Cassar)解释说,“pika”促使马耳他人要去超越眼前的竞争对手,通常是同一个城镇里朝拜不同圣徒的信仰者之间的竞争,颇有一种“一山不容二虎”的意味,这样的竞争有些是友好的体育竞赛,也有的是长期存在的敌对情绪。
“Pika (a Maltese word that roughly means ‘a neighbourly rivalry’) is what drove the Maltese in 1958 to tear down and rebuild the Carmelite Basilica that today defines Valletta's horizon with a 42m-high dome, just to overshadow the Anglican Cathedral next door,” he said.
Diff:
# 一山不容二虎 一山不容二虎 [yi1 shan1 bu4 rong2 er4 hu3] /lit. the mountain can't have two tigers/two strong personalities can't tolerate each other/
+ 一山不容二虎 一山不容二虎 [yi1 shan1 bu4 rong2 er4 hu3] /lit. the mountain can't have two tigers (idiom)/fig. this town ain't big enough for the two of us/(of two rivals) to be fiercely competitive/

Change log entry 68941
Processed by: richwarm (2020-01-22 20:16:48 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65244 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
MOE: ​比喻有錢人家縱使變窮了,還是比本來就窮的人家有錢。
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Editor:
I consulted
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E7%98%A6%E6%AD%BB%E7%9A%84%E9%A7%B1%E9%A7%9D%E6%AF%94%E9%A6%AC%E5%A4%A7#Chinese
etc.
Diff:
# 瘦死的駱駝比馬大 瘦死的骆驼比马大 [shou4 si3 de5 luo4 tuo2 bi3 ma3 da4] /a scrawny camel is still bigger than a horse (idiom)/even after a loss, a rich person is still richer than normal people/
+ 瘦死的駱駝比馬大 瘦死的骆驼比马大 [shou4 si3 de5 luo4 tuo5 bi3 ma3 da4] /lit. even a scrawny camel is bigger than a horse (idiom)/fig. even after suffering a loss, a rich person is still better off than ordinary people/a cultured person may come down in the world, but he is still superior to the common people/

Change log entry 68925
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-01-21 14:41:42 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65482 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
I can't find evidence that it means "scaremongering" (which would imply an active force causing fear among others).
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- 前怕狼後怕虎 前怕狼后怕虎 [qian2 pa4 lang2 hou4 pa4 hu3] /lit. to fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind (idiom); fig. needless fears/scare mongering/reds under the beds/
+ 前怕狼後怕虎 前怕狼后怕虎 [qian2 pa4 lang2 hou4 pa4 hu3] /lit. to fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind (idiom)/fig. to be full of needless fears/reds under the beds/

Change log entry 68886
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-01-14 14:52:08 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65341 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
A more appropriate English idiom would be welcome.

GR also has the following variants:
雞蛋碰鵝卵石
雞蛋碰碌軸
Diff:
# 雞蛋碰石頭 鸡蛋碰石头 [ji1 dan4 peng4 shi2 tou5] /lit. an egg striking a rock/fig. to attack sb stronger than oneself/
+ 雞蛋碰石頭 鸡蛋碰石头 [ji1 dan4 peng4 shi2 tou5] /lit. an egg colliding with a rock (idiom)/fig. to attack sb stronger than oneself/to overrate one's abilities/

Change log entry 68860
Processed by: richwarm (2020-01-13 10:57:15 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 64489 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
https://zhidao.baidu.com/question/37205885.html
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# 三個和尚沒水吃 三个和尚没水吃 [san1 ge4 he2 shang5 mei2 shui3 chi1] /three monks have no water to drink (idiom)/everybody's business is nobody's business/
+ 三個和尚沒水吃 三个和尚没水吃 [san1 ge4 he2 shang5 mei2 shui3 chi1] /see 三個和尚沒水喝|三个和尚没水喝[san1 ge4 he2 shang5 mei2 shui3 he1]/
+ 三個和尚沒水喝 三个和尚没水喝 [san1 ge4 he2 shang5 mei2 shui3 he1] /lit. three monks have no water to drink (idiom)/fig. everybody's business is nobody's business/(If there is one monk, he will fetch water for himself. If there are two, they will fetch water together. But if there are three or more, none will take it upon himself to fetch water.)/

Change log entry 68812
Processed by: richwarm (2020-01-04 21:29:15 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65524 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
ABC, GF, GR, HDC...
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Editor:
@Julien ~ chicken --> chickens

@Matic ~ "could add sth more?"
I think it's enough - pretty accurate really (having looked at all the TP examples)
"busy beyond belief" just means "so busy that things were chaotic", I reckon.
("in disarray" is much the same thing as "in chaos", of course)
Diff:
# 雞飛狗跳 鸡飞狗跳 [ji1 fei1 gou3 tiao4] /chicken flying and dogs jumping (idiom)/fig. in chaos/
+ 雞飛狗跳 鸡飞狗跳 [ji1 fei1 gou3 tiao4] /lit. chickens flying and dogs jumping (idiom)/fig. in chaos/in disarray/

Change log entry 68809
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-01-03 20:14:12 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65523 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
PLC, ABC, GF...
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# 一碗水端平 一碗水端平 [yi1 wan3 shui3 duan1 ping2] /to hold a bowl of water level (idiom)/to be impartial/
+ 一碗水端平 一碗水端平 [yi1 wan3 shui3 duan1 ping2] /lit. to hold a bowl of water level (idiom)/fig. to be impartial/

Change log entry 68808
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-01-03 20:05:30 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65525 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
PLC, GF, GR
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# 乾打雷,不下雨 干打雷,不下雨 [gan1 da3 lei2 , bu4 xia4 yu3] /all thunder but no rain/a lot of noise but no action/
+ 乾打雷,不下雨 干打雷,不下雨 [gan1 da3 lei2 , bu4 xia4 yu3] /all thunder but no rain (idiom)/a lot of noise but no action/

Change log entry 68785
Processed by: richwarm (2020-01-02 11:10:11 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65487 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
ABC, HDC.
Diff:
+ 小韻 小韵 [xiao3 yun4] /homophone group (group of homophone characters, in a rhyme book)/

Change log entry 68771
Processed by: richwarm (2019-12-25 11:58:31 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65374 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E4%B8%83%E5%A4%A7%E5%A7%91%E5%85%AB%E5%A4%A7%E5%A7%A8/19373708
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Editor: examples ~
1) 过年的时候最烦七大姑八大姨有木有?
他们总把你的私生活问个底儿掉
经历过“有没有对象”、“啥时候结婚”、“怎么还不要孩子”这些盘问之后
终于堵上了他们的嘴

2) 春節了,如何向七大姑八大姨解釋我的程序員職業?
春節了,作爲程序員的小灰回老家過年,見到了久違的七大姑八大姨 ......
... 希望在接下來的時間裏,程序員們不僅可以通過本文向七大姑八大姨解釋清“程序員”≠“修電腦”的不等式,也可以讓自身從技術上得到昇華。
Diff:
# 七大姑八大姨 七大姑八大姨 [qi1 da4 gu1 ba1 da4 yi2] /very distant relatives/
+ 七大姑八大姨 七大姑八大姨 [qi1 da4 gu1 ba1 da4 yi2] /distant relatives/

Change log entry 68766
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2019-12-23 14:42:37 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65483 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
ABC
Diff:
# 四兩撥千斤 四两拨千斤 [si4 liang3 bo1 qian1 jin1] /four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom)/to achieve much with little effort/
+ 四兩撥千斤 四两拨千斤 [si4 liang3 bo1 qian1 jin1] /lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom)/fig. to achieve much with little effort/

Change log entry 68757
Processed by: richwarm (2019-12-23 00:19:11 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65485 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
This is all wrong:
- "rhyming part of a syllable", i.e. the rhyme is "韻", composed of nucleus+coda.
The "rhyme tail" is the "coda" (also meaning "tail").
- "medial" (which isn't a vowel) refers to the part between the consonantal onset and the rhyme, i.e. /j/, /w/, /y/ in Chinese (qia, chua, lüe)

I think "coda" is enough of a definition, but if we add more, it would be something like "part of the syllable that follows the vocalic nucleus".
Diff:
- 韻尾 韵尾 [yun4 wei3] /the rhyming part of a syllable/in a Chinese syllable, the medial vowel plus final consonant (if any)/
# + 韻尾 韵尾 [yun4 wei3] /(linguistics) coda/
+ 韻尾 韵尾 [yun4 wei3] /(phonology) coda, the part of a syllable that follows its vocalic nucleus (e.g. "u" in kòu or "n" in běn)/

Change log entry 68739
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2019-12-15 10:32:23 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65462 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
Wiktionary says "chiefly Taiwan, HK". Seen it used by a Taiwanese person as a verb.

Editor: 380k vs 13million site:.cn vs site:.tw
Diff:
+ 私訊 私讯 [si1 xun4] /(Tw) private message/to send a private message/

Change log entry 68678
Processed by: richwarm (2019-11-29 19:56:10 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65343 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
PLC, ABP ("which doesn't have a crack"), GR, HDC
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Editor: I think the lit. part is unnecessary, especially if we have an entry for 透風.
Diff:
# 沒有不透風的牆 没有不透风的墙 [mei2 you3 bu4 tou4 feng1 de5 qiang2] /lit. there is no wall which does not leak/fig. no secret can be kept forever/
+ 沒有不透風的牆 没有不透风的墙 [mei2 you3 bu4 tou4 feng1 de5 qiang2] /(idiom) no secret can be kept forever/
+ 透風 透风 [tou4 feng1] /to let air pass through/to ventilate/

Change log entry 68667
Processed by: richwarm (2019-11-27 22:10:25 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65342 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
Only PLC has it somehow.
Diff:
+ 判例法 判例法 [pan4 li4 fa3] /case law/
# editor: adding ...
+ 判例 判例 [pan4 li4] /judicial precedent/

Change log entry 68658
Processed by: richwarm (2019-11-23 21:54:46 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65368 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
Fairly transparent, but it's a word.
Diff:
+ 笑氣 笑气 [xiao4 qi4] /laughing gas (nitrous oxide)/

Change log entry 68626
Processed by: richwarm (2019-11-13 23:04:22 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65246 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E6%98%AF%E9%AA%A1%E5%AD%90%E6%98%AF%E9%A9%AC%E6%8B%89%E5%87%BA%E6%9D%A5%E9%81%9B%E9%81%9B

Editor:
https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/show+us+what+you%27re+made+of
Diff:
# 是騾子是馬拉出來遛遛 是骡子是马拉出来遛遛 [shi4 luo4 zi5 shi4 ma3 , la1 chu5 lai2 liu4 liu5] /to find whether it's a mule or a horse, take it out for a walk (idiom)/it's time to find out what someone is worth/
+ 是騾子是馬,拉出來遛遛 是骡子是马,拉出来遛遛 [shi4 luo2 zi5 shi4 ma3 , la1 chu1 lai5 liu4 liu5] /see 是騾子是馬,牽出來遛遛|是骡子是马,牵出来遛遛[shi4 luo2 zi5 shi4 ma3 , qian1 chu1 lai5 liu4 liu5]/
+ 是騾子是馬,牽出來遛遛 是骡子是马,牵出来遛遛 [shi4 luo2 zi5 shi4 ma3 , qian1 chu1 lai5 liu4 liu5] /to see whether it's a mule or a horse, take it out for a walk (idiom)/the proof of the pudding is in the eating/to show what one is made of/

Change log entry 68618
Processed by: richwarm (2019-11-11 20:52:26 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65287 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
GR, ABO
Diff:
# 勝者王侯敗者賊 胜者王侯败者贼 [sheng4 zhe3 wang2 hou2 bai4 zhe3 zei2] /winner, king, loser, traitor (idiom)/history is written by the victors/
+ 勝者王侯敗者賊 胜者王侯败者贼 [sheng4 zhe3 wang2 hou2 bai4 zhe3 zei2] /see 勝者王侯敗者寇|胜者王侯败者寇[sheng4 zhe3 wang2 hou2 bai4 zhe3 kou4]/
+ 勝者王侯敗者寇 胜者王侯败者寇 [sheng4 zhe3 wang2 hou2 bai4 zhe3 kou4] /the winners become princes and marquises; the losers are vilified as bandits (idiom)/history is written by the victors/

Change log entry 68617
Processed by: vermillon (2019-11-11 07:59:00 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65288 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
PLC, GF, HDC
editor: following suggestion
Diff:
+ 上賊船 上贼船 [shang4 zei2 chuan2] /lit. to board a pirate ship (idiom)/fig. to associate with criminals/

Change log entry 68612
Processed by: richwarm (2019-11-11 01:22:29 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65245 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
is "a thousand toasts" better? I'm looking for something a bit more natural / that flows better.
https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E9%85%92%E9%80%A2%E7%9F%A5%E5%B7%B1%E5%8D%83%E6%9D%AF%E5%B0%91
Diff:
# 酒逢知己千杯少 酒逢知己千杯少 [jiu3 feng2 zhi1 ji3 qian1 bei1 shao3] /when meeting a close friend, a thousand cups of alcool are too few/
+ 酒逢知己千杯少 酒逢知己千杯少 [jiu3 feng2 zhi1 ji3 qian1 bei1 shao3] /a thousand cups of wine is not too much when best friends meet (idiom)/when you're with close friends, you can let your hair down/

Change log entry 68547
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2019-10-28 02:25:59 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 65175 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E4%B8%89%E5%8D%81%E5%B9%B4%E6%B2%B3%E4%B8%9C%E4%B8%89%E5%8D%81%E5%B9%B4%E6%B2%B3%E8%A5%BF
Diff:
+ 三十年河東,三十年河西 三十年河东,三十年河西 [san1 shi2 nian2 he2 dong1 , san1 shi2 nian2 he2 xi1] /the river flows thirty years to the East, thirty years to the West (proverb)/change is the only constant/

Change log entry 68540
Processed by: richwarm (2019-10-27 21:05:52 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 64450 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
+ "traditionally eaten with hands"?
Diff:
+ 新疆手抓飯 新疆手抓饭 [Xin1 jiang1 shou3 zhua1 fan4] /Xinjiang lamb rice/

Change log entry 68245
Processed by: richwarm (2019-09-23 01:21:32 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 64842 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
long form of the idiom.
Pleco, ABC, Ricci, HDC..
Diff:
= 眼中釘 眼中钉 [yan3 zhong1 ding1] /a thorn in one's side/
+ 眼中釘,肉中刺 眼中钉,肉中刺 [yan3 zhong1 ding1 , rou4 zhong1 ci4] /a thorn in one's side/

Change log entry 68237
Processed by: richwarm (2019-09-20 23:01:19 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 63633 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
多用做讽刺和批评一个人无赖,谄媚,小气,为贬义词。
比如: 一个人高价卖给你一件商品,得了巨额利润,但他却说:“我出这个价把它卖给你,我们可亏大了啊……”
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Editor:
男生怎麼會被侵犯?那不是『得了便宜又賣乖』嗎?
How could a man be assaulted? Isn't that a case of complaining when you've gotten what you wanted?

惟此言一出,以桃園縣長朱立倫為首的國民黨執政縣市立刻反批過去8年中央分配獨厚自家人,現在綠營縣市是「得了便宜還賣乖」。
Taoyuan County commissioner Chu Li-lun of the KMT shot back that during the last eight years of DPP rule the central government had clearly favored local governments under DPP control, so that they were now "crying out for a larger piece of the pie after already getting more than their fair share."

LA @ 賣乖
指得到好處還要表示自己並不看重甚至還受了損失。
例 「得了便宜還賣乖」。

M @ 賣乖
偽裝受委屈。
如:「得了便宜還賣乖。」

LA @ 討便宜
謀取自身的利益或方便。
例 「別討便宜又賣乖」。
Diff:
# 得便宜賣乖 得便宜卖乖 [de2 pian2 yi5 mai4 guai1] /to have received a benefit and not admit it/
+ 得便宜賣乖 得便宜卖乖 [de2 pian2 yi5 mai4 guai1] /to have benefited from sth but pretend otherwise/to claim to be hard done by, even though one has benefited/

Change log entry 68138
Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2019-09-08 16:09:19 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 64721 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
Apparently a quote from Mao Zedong.
Diff:
+ 眾人拾柴火焰高 众人拾柴火焰高 [zhong4 ren2 shi2 chai2 huo3 yan4 gao1] /when everybody gathers fuel, the flames are higher (idiom)/the more people, the more strength/

Change log entry 68051
Processed by: richwarm (2019-09-01 05:11:44 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 63681 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
in addition to the meanings we have, GF and XHD add 單位或組織的第一負責人
Diff:
- 一把手 一把手 [yi1 ba3 shou3] /working hand/member of a work team/participant/
# + 一把手 一把手 [yi1 ba3 shou3] /working hand/member of a work team/participant/the boss/
+ 一把手 一把手 [yi1 ba3 shou3] /working hand/member of a work team/participant/(short form of 第一把手[di4 yi1 ba3 shou3]) the boss/
+ 第一把手 第一把手 [di4 yi1 ba3 shou3] /the person in charge/the head of the leadership group/

Change log entry 67976
Processed by: richwarm (2019-08-19 03:13:47 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 63682 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
(slightly constructy but) in PLC, ABC, GR
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Editor: In some contexts, "have an effect" doesn't convey the meaning very well, I feel.

TP
任何觀念或宗教驗證,都必須回歸應對事物的能力、在生命現象中起作用,
the test of any religious or philosophical concept is how well it can be applied in real life.

對子女供養的期待更低,顯見「養兒防老」已不起作用;
Expectations of children's support are even lower. Obviously the old adage "raise children to provide against old age" is no longer operative.

J
Time dilation works both ways.
时间膨胀在两方面都起作用。
Diff:
# 起作用 起作用 [qi3 zuo4 yong4] /to have an effect/
#
# Editor:
+ 起作用 起作用 [qi3 zuo4 yong4] /to have an effect/to play a role/to be operative/to work/to function/

Change log entry 67957
Processed by: richwarm (2019-08-16 01:05:43 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 61568 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
def from Pleco.
规范 has 1. 通达的议论 2. 对某一学科的全面论述(多用于书名)
两岸 has the same defs
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Editor: Regarding "generalia" and "current theory", I was unable to find those meanings in other dictionaries, and I could not find examples of that sort of usage.
Diff:
+ 通論 通论 [tong1 lun4] /well-rounded argument/general survey/

Change log entry 67950
Processed by: richwarm (2019-08-14 23:27:01 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 64546 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
phew, the lit. is really awkward (and piao2 is a gourd "dipper")... anyone has an idea here?
I mainly copied from:
依樣畫葫蘆 依样画葫芦 [yi1 yang4 hua4 hu2 lu5] /lit. to draw a gourd from the model (idiom)/fig. to copy sth mechanically without attempt at originality/
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Editor:
examples ~
- 新浪微博无法将国外的社交网站照葫芦画瓢似地全盘搬到国内,很多东西在政治上行不通。
- 一旦设计完成,生产汽车就仅仅是照葫芦画瓢了。
Diff:
# 依葫蘆畫瓢 依葫芦画瓢 [yi1 hu2 lu5 hua4 piao2] /lit. to draw a gourd from a gourd (idiom)/fig. to copy sth mechanically without attempt at originality/
+ 依葫蘆畫瓢 依葫芦画瓢 [yi1 hu2 lu5 hua4 piao2] /lit. to draw a dipper with a gourd as one's model (idiom)/fig. to follow the existing pattern without modification/

Change log entry 67846
Processed by: richwarm (2019-07-31 21:14:33 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 64356 - submitted by 'vermillon' >>
PCL, ABC, GR... (from the Analects)
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Editor: Incorrect character
謨 --> 謀
Diff:
# 小不忍則亂大謨 小不忍则乱大谟 [xiao3 bu4 ren3 ze2 luan4 da4 mou2] /(idiom) a little impatience spoils a great plan/
#
# Editor:
+ 小不忍則亂大謀 小不忍则乱大谋 [xiao3 bu4 ren3 ze2 luan4 da4 mou2] /(idiom) great plans can be ruined by just a touch of impatience/

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