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cause
make (sb do sth)
使/让/叫
to pursue, to seek
for the sake of
图的是; 为的是
you can say that again
yes indeed
可不是吗 (short form 可不)

*a rhethorical que to agree
let alone
not to mention
更不用说了
更谈不上了
何况 (written lang)
neither A nor B
不A不B

*the same number of syllables
it would be better
还/倒 不如...呢

*sometimes a hint of sarcasm
A is not as good as B
A 不如 B

*similar to comparative 没有
*can be used as 'not better than...'
*can be followed by a noun or pronoun
must be admitted that
rather
inevitably
未免(也)

*ADV
*usu followed by 太, 有些,有点
*cannot usu be put directly before SV
unlikely
cannot go so far as...
不至于(吧)/不见得(吧)

*similar to 不会...吧
*before V, Co-V, ADV
on the contrary
but
instead
反而

*adverb
*before N or V
*反而 and 倒 together for emphasis
won't
can't be that
(indicating doubts)
SV 不到哪儿去

*either as SV or a complement of degree
so far as to
even
甚至(于)

*adverb; before N or V
*similar to 连...也 (emphasis on the N or the VO)
*甚至 refers to N or degree of action
- emphasis in negation
- to throw criticism back in the other person's face
才...呢
to some extent
to a certain point
(softens the SV, usu. neg)
多少有些 SV
多少有点 SV
more or less (V) a little
somewhat (V) a little
more or less (V) a few
多少 V 一点
多少 V 几 MW

*indication of unwillingness, lack of concern with quality/quantity
in vain
for nothing


*adverb
*also 白白地
*in front of the N in a VO (--> idiomatic function)