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- no matter how... it is still...
- whatever (sb does) it is still...
- however hard one has tried... one can't...
怎么 V 都/也 不(没)*
V 什么 都/也 不(没)
怎么 V 也 PVC (neg.)

*不管 at the beginning of the clause, for emphasis
after all, really, actually
到底

*also used for emphasis in a que
it cannot be said that
说不上/算不上

*before a V or SV
no matter (what, who, where)
regardless of
无论/不管

*emphasis in a statement which contains a que word and 都/也
let's do (sth) first
先...再说

*V after 先 usu followed by 了
absolutely must
it won't do unless
非...不可

*非 followed by V, Co-V
will not... unless
非...才...
in any case
反正

*before/after a Subject
- always (never)
- never have (done)
on no occasion
从来 (不)
* in aff: sth/sb always in a state of..., often with 就(是)
从来没过
*on the contrary
反而
will not... ever again
have not ever again
再也不
再也没
(you) must be joking
make a joke
开玩笑
don't make a joke
别开玩笑
pull sb's leg
make fun of somebody
跟开玩笑
one does sth just for fun
one does sth casually
(to appear modest)
着玩

*sometimes placed between 是...的
(not) at all...
并不/没

*并 emphasises negative form and indicates the opposite of what was expected
absolutely (not)
决不/没

*决 only for emphasis in negative statements
do, make, be engaged in, set up, get (hold of)
搞 gao3
do, make, get (hold of), fiddle with
(for doing sth physically)
弄 nong4
stir up trouble
suffer from
cause noisy disturbance
闹 nao4

*a sense of vigour, even violence
very, extremely
好/挺
always


*before V
*老是 can be placed before Subject or V
start... before one can do sth, no sooner
没 V 几 MW 就...
V 不上 MW 就...
skilful
to know one's stuff
有两手
有两下子

*at the end of the phrase
*also used as SV
spend
waste