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1 yi3to use; by means of; according to; in order to; because of; at (a certain date or place); abbr. for Israel 以色列 ; old variant of ; old variant of
2以后 以後 hòuyi3 hou4after; later; afterwards; following; later on; in the future
3以及 yi3 ji2as well as; too; and
4以上 shàngyi3 shang4that level or higher; that amount or more; the above-mentioned; (used to indicate that one has completed one's remarks) That is all.
5以为 以為 wéiyi3 wei2to think (i.e. to take it to be true that ...) (Usually there is an implication that the notion is mistaken – except when expressing one's own current opinion.)
6以前 qiányi3 qian2before; formerly; previous; ago
7以来 以來 láiyi3 lai2since (a previous event)
8以下 xiàyi3 xia4that level or lower; that amount or less; the following
9以外 wàiyi3 wai4apart from; other than; except for; external; outside of; on the other side of; beyond
10以便 biànyi3 bian4so that; so as to; in order to
11以至 zhìyi3 zhi4to such an extent as to; down to; up to; down to; up to; to such an extent as to ...; also written 以至于
12以往 wǎngyi3 wang3in the past; formerly
13以免 miǎnyi3 mian3in order to avoid; so as not to
14以内 以內 nèiyi3 nei4within; less than
15以色列 lièYi3 se4 lie4Israel
16以南 nányi3 nan2to the south of (suffix)
17以北 běiyi3 bei3to the north of (suffix)
18以求 qiúyi3 qiu2in order to
19以至于 以至於 zhì yi3 zhi4 yu2so that; to the point that; down to; up to; to the extent that...
20以防 fángyi3 fang2(so as) to avoid; to prevent; (just) in case
21以利于 以利於 yi3 li4 yu2for the sake of; in order to
22以东 以東 dōngyi3 dong1to the east of (suffix)
23以西 yi3 xi1to the west of (suffix)
24以埃 ĀīYi3 Ai1Israel-Egypt
25以爱结仇 以愛結仇 ài jié chóuyi3 ai4 jie2 chou2to turn love into hate (idiom)
26以白为黑 以白為黑 bái wéi hēiyi3 bai2 wei2 hei1to confuse right and wrong (idiom)
27以暴易暴 bào bàoyi3 bao4 yi4 bao4to replace one tyranny by another; to use violence against violence
28以暴制暴 bào zhì bàoyi3 bao4 zhi4 bao4to use violence to curb violence
29以备不测 以備不測 bèi yi3 bei4 bu4 ce4to be prepared for accidents
30以备不虞 以備不虞 bèi yi3 bei4 bu4 yu2to be prepared for any contingency (idiom)
31以备万一 以備萬一 bèi wàn yi3 bei4 wan4 yi1to provide against any accidental happenings (idiom); to be prepared for any contingency (idiom)
32以本人名 běn rén míngyi3 ben3 ren2 ming2under one's own name; named after oneself
33以博一笑 xiàoyi3 bo2 yi1 xiao4to provoke a smile (idiom)
34以补所失 以補所失 suǒ shīyi3 bu3 suo3 shi1to repay the loss (idiom)
35以诚相与 以誠相與 chéng xiāng yi3 cheng2 xiang1 yu3to be honest with (idiom)
36以此 yi3 ci3with this; thereby; thus; because of this
37以此类推 以此類推 lèi tuīyi3 ci3 lei4 tui1and so on; in a similar fashion
38以此为 以此為 wéiyi3 ci3 wei2to regard as; to treat as
39以此为限 以此為限 wéi xiànyi3 ci3 wei2 xian4to be within the limit of this; not exceed this (idiom)
40以次 yi3 ci4in the proper order; the following
41以次充好 chōng hǎoyi3 ci4 chong1 hao3to sell seconds at best-quality prices; to adulterate; shoddy (idiom)
42以党治国 以黨治國 dǎng zhì guóyi3 dang3 zhi4 guo2to rule by a political party (idiom)
43以德报德 以德報德 bào yi3 de2 bao4 de2One good turn deserves another. (idiom)
44以德报怨 以德報怨 bào yuànyi3 de2 bao4 yuan4to return good for evil (idiom); to requite evil with good
45以点带面 以點帶面 diǎn dài miànyi3 dian3 dai4 mian4Let one unit guide or be a model for a whole area. (idiom)
46以毒攻毒 gōng yi3 du2 gong1 du2to cure ills with poison (TCM); to fight evil with evil; set a thief to catch a thief; to fight fire with fire
47以杜后患 以杜後患 hòu huànyi3 du4 hou4 huan4to forestall future trouble (idiom)
48以碫投卵 duàn tóu luǎnyi3 duan4 tou2 luan3to combat the weak with the strong (idiom)
49以多为胜 以多為勝 duō wéi shèngyi3 duo1 wei2 sheng4to crush an enemy by numbers; to make up by numbers (idiom)
50以讹传讹 以訛傳訛 é chuán éyi3 e2 chuan2 e2to spread falsehoods; to increasingly distort the truth; to pile errors on top of errors (idiom)
51以恶报恶 以惡報惡 è bào èyi3 e4 bao4 e4to give tit for tat (idiom)
52以恶抗恶 以惡抗惡 è kàng èyi3 e4 kang4 e4to fight evil with evil (idiom)
53以恩报德 以恩報德 ēn bào yi3 en1 bao4 de2to recompense kindness with kindness (idiom)
54以耳代目 ěr dài yi3 er3 dai4 mu4to rely upon hearsay instead of seeing for oneself (idiom)
55以罚代刑 以罰代刑 dài xíngyi3 fa2 dai4 xing2to replace punishment with a fine (idiom)
56以法莲 以法蓮 liánYi3 fa3 lian2Ephraim (city)
57以防不测 以防不測 fáng yi3 fang2 bu4 ce4to provide against any misfortune (idiom)
58以防万一 以防萬一 fáng wàn yi3 fang2 wan4 yi1to guard against the unexpected (idiom); just in case; prepared for any eventualities
59以弗所 suǒYi3 fu2 suo3Ephesus, city of ancient Greece
60以弗所书 以弗所書 suǒ shūYi3 fu2 suo3 shu1Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians
61以工代干 以工代幹 gōng dài gànyi3 gong1 dai4 gan4to appoint a worker as an official (idiom)
62以工代赈 以工代賑 gōng dài zhènyi3 gong1 dai4 zhen4to provide work to relieve poverty
63以公济私 以公濟私 gōng yi3 gong1 ji4 si1to further one's private ends by means of official resources (idiom)
64以攻为守 以攻為守 gōng wéi shǒuyi3 gong1 wei2 shou3to make a preemptive attack (idiom)
65以古讽今 以古諷今 fěng jīnyi3 gu3 feng3 jin1to use the past to satirize the present (idiom)
66以观后效 以觀後效 guān hòu xiàoyi3 guan1 hou4 xiao4(to lighten a punishment and) see how the offender behaves (idiom)
67以广招徕 以廣招徠 guǎng zhāo láiyi3 guang3 zhao1 lai2so as to attract more customers; with a view to promoting sales (idiom)
68以果为因 以果為因 guǒ wéi yīnyi3 guo3 wei2 yin1to take the effect for the cause (idiom)
69以和为贵 以和為貴 wéi guìyi3 he2 wei2 gui4harmony is to be prized
70以华制华 以華制華 huá zhì huáyi3 hua2 zhi4 hua2use Chinese collaborators to subdue the Chinese (imperialist policy)
71以货易货 以貨易貨 huò huòyi3 huo4 yi4 huo4barter trade (idiom)
72以己度人 duó rényi3 ji3 duo2 ren2judge others by oneself (idiom)
73以假搀真 以假攙真 jiǎ chān zhēnyi3 jia3 chan1 zhen1to pass off fake imitations as genuine (idiom)
74以降 jiàngyi3 jiang4since (some point in the past)
75以解倒悬 以解倒懸 jiě dào xuányi3 jie3 dao4 xuan2so as to relieve one's distress (idiom)
76以介眉寿 以介眉壽 jiè méi shòuyi3 jie4 mei2 shou4Many happy returns of the day. (idiom)
77以儆效尤 jǐng xiào yóuyi3 jing3 xiao4 you2in order to warn against following bad examples (idiom); as a warning to others
78以旧换新 以舊換新 jiù huàn xīnyi3 jiu4 huan4 xin1to replace the new with the old (idiom)
79以救眉急 jiù méi yi3 jiu4 mei2 ji2to answer urgent needs (idiom)
80以决一战 以決一戰 jué zhànyi3 jue2 yi1 zhan4to fight to the finish (idiom)
81以军 以軍 jūnyi3 jun1Israeli soldiers
82以老大自居 lǎo yi3 lao3 da4 zi4 ju1regarding oneself as number one in terms of leadership, seniority or status
83以泪洗面 以淚洗面 lèi miànyi3 lei4 xi3 mian4to bathe one's face in tears (idiom)
84以李报桃 以李報桃 bào táoyi3 li3 bao4 tao2lit. give a plum in exchange for a peach; to return a favor (idiom)
85以理陪话 以理陪話 péi huàyi3 li3 pei2 hua4to speak to sb. with all courtesy (idiom)
86以理推度 tuī duóyi3 li3 tui1 duo2to infer by reasoning (idiom)
87以礼相待 以禮相待 xiāng dàiyi3 li3 xiang1 dai4to treat sb with due respect (idiom)
88以礼相争 以禮相爭 xiāng zhēngyi3 li3 xiang1 zheng1to argue with sb. in a civil way (idiom)
89以利民生 mín shēngyi3 li4 min2 sheng1for the benefit of people's livelihood (idiom)
90以利亚 以利亞 Yi3 li4 ya4Elijah (Old Testament prophet)
91以利亚敬 以利亞敬 jìngYi3 li4 ya4 jing4Eliakim (name, Hebrew: God will raise up); Eliakim, servant of the Lord in Isaiah 22:20; Eliakim, son of Abiud and father of Azor in Matthew 1:13
92以利亚撒 以利亞撒 Yi3 li4 ya4 sa3Eleazar (son of Eluid)
93以粮为纲 以糧為綱 liáng wéi gāngyi3 liang2 wei2 gang1to take grain as the key link (idiom)
94以量对质 以量對質 liàng duì zhìyi3 liang4 dui4 zhi4to pit quantity against quality (idiom)
95以邻为壑 以鄰為壑 lín wéi yi3 lin2 wei2 he4to use one's neighbor as a drain; to shift one's problems onto others (idiom)
96以律 Yi3 lu:4Eluid (son of Achim)
97以卵击石 以卵擊石 luǎn shíyi3 luan3 ji1 shi2lit. to strike a stone with egg (idiom); to attempt the impossible; to invite disaster by overreaching oneself
98以马内利 以馬內利 nèi yi3 ma3 nei4 li4Emanuel
99以貌取人 mào rényi3 mao4 qu3 ren2to judge sb by appearances (idiom)
100以弭后患 以弭後患 hòu huànyi3 mi3 hou4 huan4in order to forestall calamities (idiom)
101以免借口 以免藉口 miǎn jiè kǒuyi3 mian3 jie4 kou3to remove sth that could be used as a pretext (idiom)
102以命抵命 mìng mìngyi3 ming4 di3 ming4a life for a life (idiom)
103以沫相濡 xiāng yi3 mo4 xiang1 ru2to help each other when both are in humble circumstances (idiom)
104以目传情 以目傳情 chuán qíngyi3 mu4 chuan2 qing2to cast affectionate glances (idiom)
105以目代纲 以目代綱 dài gāngyi3 mu4 dai4 gang1to use the secondary to replace the primary (idiom)
106以偏概全 piān gài quányi3 pian1 gai4 quan2(lit.) to take a part for the whole; to generalize
107以偏救偏 piān jiù piānyi3 pian1 jiu4 pian1to save the unilateral with the unilateral (Chinese medicine) (idiom)
108以期 yi3 qi1in order to; hoping to; attempting to; waiting for
109以其人之道,还治其人之身 以其人之道,還治其人之身 rén zhī dào , huán zhì rén zhī shēnyi3 qi2 ren2 zhi1 dao4 , huan2 zhi4 qi2 ren2 zhi1 shen1to use an opponent's own methods to obtain retribution (idiom, from Song dynasty neo-Confucianist Zhu Xi 朱熹 ); to get revenge by playing sb back at his own game; to give sb a taste of his own medicine
110以强凌弱 以強凌弱 qiáng líng ruòyi3 qiang2 ling2 ruo4to use one's strength to bully the weak (idiom)
111以勤补拙 以勤補拙 qín zhuōyi3 qin2 bu3 zhuo1to make up for lack of ability by hard work (idiom)
112以曲求伸 qiú shēnyi3 qu1 qiu2 shen1to retreat in order to advance; to recoil in order to extend (idiom)
113以权代法 以權代法 quán dài yi3 quan2 dai4 fa3to handle a case by using one's power instead of using legal channels (idiom)
114以权谋私 以權謀私 quán móu yi3 quan2 mou2 si1to use one's position for personal gain (idiom)
115以权压法 以權壓法 quán yi3 quan2 ya1 fa3to abuse power to crush the law
116以权易法 以權易法 quán yi3 quan2 yi4 fa3to use the power of one's position to change the law (idiom)
117以人废言 以人廢言 rén fèi yányi3 ren2 fei4 yan2to reject a word because of the speaker (idiom, from Analects); to judge on preference between advisers rather than the merits of the case
118以人划线 以人劃線 rén huà xiànyi3 ren2 hua4 xian4to judge sb. by his attitude toward a certain person (idiom)
119以人名命名 rén míng mìng míngyi3 ren2 ming2 ming4 ming2to name sth after a person; named after; eponymous
120以人为本 以人為本 rén wéi běnyi3 ren2 wei2 ben3people-oriented
121以日当夜 以日當夜 dāng yi3 ri4 dang1 ye4to make the day serve as night (idiom)
122以柔克刚 以柔克剛 róu gāngyi3 rou2 ke4 gang1to use softness to conquer strength (idiom)
123以弱胜强 以弱勝強 ruò shèng qiángyi3 ruo4 sheng4 qiang2using the weak to defeat the strong (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
124以撒 Yi3 sa3Isaac (son of Abraham)
125以赛亚书 以賽亞書 sài shūYi3 sai4 ya4 shu1Book of Isaiah
126以色列工党 以色列工黨 liè gōng dǎngYi3 se4 lie4 Gong1 dang3Labor (Israel)
127以色列人 liè rénYi3 se4 lie4 ren2Israelite; Israeli
128以商养文 以商養文 shāng yǎng wényi3 shang1 yang3 wen2to sponsor cultural activities with the profits from doing business (idiom)
129以少击众 以少擊眾 shǎo zhòngyi3 shao3 ji1 zhong4to fight against worse odds (idiom)
130以少胜多 以少勝多 shǎo shèng duōyi3 shao3 sheng4 duo1using the few to defeat the many (idiom); to win from a position of weakness
131以身报国 以身報國 shēn bào guóyi3 shen1 bao4 guo2to give one's body for the nation (idiom); to spend one's whole life in the service of the country
132以身抵债 以身抵債 shēn zhàiyi3 shen1 di3 zhai4forced labor to repay a debt
133以身试法 以身試法 shēn shì yi3 shen1 shi4 fa3to challenge the law (idiom); to knowingly violate the law
134以身相许 以身相許 shēn xiāng yi3 shen1 xiang1 xu3to give one's heart to; to devote one's life to
135以身许国 以身許國 shēn guóyi3 shen1 xu3 guo2to dedicate oneself to the cause of one's country (idiom)
136以身作则 以身作則 shēn zuò yi3 shen1 zuo4 ze2to set an example (idiom); to serve as a model
137以慎为键 以慎為鍵 shèn wéi jiànyi3 shen4 wei2 jian4to take caution as the key (idiom); to proceed very carefully
138以失败而告终 以失敗而告終 shī bài ér gào zhōngyi3 shi1 bai4 er2 gao4 zhong1to succeed through failure; to achieve one's final aim despite apparent setback
139以示公平 shì gōng píngyi3 shi4 gong1 ping2to show impartiality (idiom)
140以示警戒 shì jǐng jièyi3 shi4 jing3 jie4to serve as a warning (idiom)
141以手加额 以手加額 shǒu jiā éyi3 shou3 jia1 e2to be very gratified; to place one's hand over one's forehead in greeting (idiom)
142以斯拉记 以斯拉記 Yi3 si1 la1 Ji4Book of Ezra
143以斯帖 tiěYi3 si1 tie3Esther (name)
144以斯帖记 以斯帖記 tiě Yi3 si1 tie3 ji4Book of Esther
145以私忘公 wàng gōngyi3 si1 wang4 gong1to be careless of the common weal and indulge one's private feelings (idiom)
146以死明志 míng zhìyi3 si3 ming2 zhi4to demonstrate one's sincerity by dying
147以遂心愿 以遂心願 suí xīn yuànyi3 sui2 xin1 yuan4in order to answer one's expectation; in order to crown one's wishes (idiom)
148以太 tàiyi3 tai4Ether-
149以太坊 tài fángYi3 tai4 fang2Ethereum
150以太网 以太網 tài wǎngYi3 tai4 wang3Ethernet
151以太网路 以太網路 tài wǎng Yi3 tai4 wang3 lu4Ethernet
152以太网络 以太網絡 tài wǎng luòYi3 tai4 wang3 luo4Ethernet
153以太网络端口 以太網絡端口 tài wǎng luò duān kǒuyi3 tai4 wang3 luo4 duan1 kou3Ethernet port
154以太网络帧 以太網絡幀 tài wǎng luò zhèngyi3 tai4 wang3 luo4 zheng4Ethernet frame
155以汤沃沸 以湯沃沸 tāng fèiyi3 tang1 wo4 fei4to manage a situation badly (idiom)
156以汤止沸 以湯止沸 tāng zhǐ fèiyi3 tang1 zhi3 fei4of no avail; to do sth. counterproductive (idiom)
157以退为进 以退為進 tuì wéi jìnyi3 tui4 wei2 jin4to retreat in order to advance (idiom)
158以威服人 wēi rényi3 wei1 fu2 ren2to overawe sb. into submission (idiom)
159以为得计 以為得計 wéi yi3 wei2 de2 ji4to pride oneself on having done something smart (idiom)
160以文运事 以文運事 wén yùn shìyi3 wen2 yun4 shi4to use words to carry events (idiom)
161以物易物 yi3 wu4 yi4 wu4to barter; barter
162以西结书 以西結書 jié shūYi3 xi1 jie2 shu1Book of Ezekiel
163以飨读者 以饗讀者 xiǎng zhěyi3 xiang3 du2 zhe3for the benefit of the reader
164以小挤大 以小擠大 xiǎo yi3 xiao3 ji3 da4minor projects eclipse major ones (idiom)
165以小人之心,度君子之腹 xiǎo rén zhī xīn , duó jūn zhī yi3 xiao3 ren2 zhi1 xin1 , duo2 jun1 zi3 zhi1 fu4to gauge the heart of a gentleman with one's own mean measure (idiom)
166以谢天下 以謝天下 xiè tiān xiàyi3 xie4 tian1 xia4in order to appease public indignation (idiom)
167以虚带实 以虛帶實 dài shíyi3 xu1 dai4 shi2to let correct ideology guide practical work (idiom)
168以叙 以敘 Yi3 Xu4Israel-Syria
169以血还血 以血還血 xuè huán xuèyi3 xue4 huan2 xue4to demand blood for blood (idiom)
170以血洗血 xuè xuèyi3 xue4 xi3 xue4an eye for an eye (idiom)
171以牙还牙 以牙還牙 huán yi3 ya2 huan2 ya2a tooth for a tooth (retaliation)
172以言代法 yán dài yi3 yan2 dai4 fa3to substitute one's words for the law (idiom); high-handedly putting one's orders above the law
173以言代法,以权压法 以言代法,以權壓法 yán dài , quán yi3 yan2 dai4 fa3 , yi3 quan2 ya1 fa3to substitute one's words for the law and abuse power to crush it (idiom); completely lawless behavior; Might makes right.
174以眼还眼 以眼還眼 yǎn huán yǎnyi3 yan3 huan2 yan3an eye for an eye (idiom); fig. to use the enemy's methods against him; to give sb a taste of his own medicine
175以眼还眼,以牙还牙 以眼還眼,以牙還牙 yǎn huán yǎn , huán yi3 yan3 huan2 yan3 , yi3 ya2 huan2 ya2an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth (idiom); fig. to use the enemy's methods against him; to give sb a taste of his own medicine
176以药养医 以藥養醫 yào yǎng yi3 yao4 yang3 yi1"drugs serving to nourish doctors", perceived problem in PRC medical practice
177以一奉百 fèng bǎiyi3 yi1 feng4 bai3One hundred (people) are supported by one (person) only. (idiom)
178以一警百 jǐng bǎiyi3 yi1 jing3 bai3to punish one to warn others (idiom)
179以一驭万 以一馭萬 wànyi3 yi1 yu4 wan4to control a key point is to be master of the situation (idiom)
180以夷制夷 zhì yi3 yi2 zhi4 yi2to use foreigners to subdue foreigners (idiom); let the barbarians fight it out among themselves (traditional policy of successive dynasties); Use Western science and technology to counter imperialist encroachment. (late Qing modernizing slogan)
181以逸待劳 以逸待勞 dài láoyi3 yi4 dai4 lao2to wait at one's ease for the exhausted enemy; to nurture one's strength and bide one's time (idiom)
182以亿计 以億計 yi3 yi4 ji4to number in the thousands
183以有易无 以有易無 yǒu yi3 you3 yi4 wu2to trade what one has in abundance for what one doesn't have (idiom)
184以怨报德 以怨報德 yuàn bào yi3 yuan4 bao4 de2to return evil for good; to requite kindness with ingratitude (idiom)
185以炸迫和 zhà yi3 zha4 po4 he2to force peace talks by bombing (idiom)
186以债养债 以債養債 zhài yǎng zhàiyi3 zhai4 yang3 zhai4debt nurtures more debt (idiom)
187以战求和 以戰求和 zhàn qiú yi3 zhan4 qiu2 he2to achieve peace through military means (idiom)
188以昭信守 zhāo xìn shǒuyi3 zhao1 xin4 shou3in witness whereof (idiom)
189以正国法 以正國法 zhèng guó yi3 zheng4 guo2 fa3to be tried according to the law of the state (idiom)
190以支定收 zhī dìng shōuyi3 zhi1 ding4 shou1Revenue is determined by expenditure. (idiom)
191以直报怨 以直報怨 zhí bào yuànyi3 zhi2 bao4 yuan4to meet resentment with upright dealing (idiom)
192以直报怨,以德报德 以直報怨,以德報德 zhí bào yuàn , bào yi3 zhi2 bao4 yuan4 , yi3 de2 bao4 de2to repay kindness with kindness, and repay enmity with justice (idiom, from Analects)
193以致身亡 zhì shēn wángyi3 zhi4 shen1 wang2to cause to die; to die as a result of (idiom)
194以终天年 以終天年 zhōng tiān niányi3 zhong1 tian1 nian2to complete one's allotted span of life (idiom)
195以众暴寡 以眾暴寡 zhòng bào guǎyi3 zhong4 bao4 gua3bully the minority (idiom)
196以资 以資 yi3 zi1by way of; to serve as
197以资弥补 以資彌補 yi3 zi1 mi2 bu3to make up the deficit (idiom)
198以资证明 以資證明 zhèng míngyi3 zi1 zheng4 ming2in support or witness hereof (idiom)
199以子之矛,攻子之盾 zhī máo , gōng zhī dùnyi3 zi3 zhi1 mao2 , gong1 zi3 zhi1 dun4lit. use sb's spear to attack his shield (idiom, derived from Han Feizi 韩非子 ); turning a weapon against its owner; fig. to attack an opponent using his own devices; hoist with his own petard
200以眦睚杀人 以眥睚殺人 shā rényi3 zi4 ya2 sha1 ren2to kill sb for a trifle
201以史为鉴 以史為鑒 shǐ wéi jiànyi3 shi3 wei2 jian4to learn from history (idiom)

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