(zé)

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Meaning

  1. standard
  2. regulation
  3. however
  4. in that case

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Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
否则 fǒuzé if not/otherwise/or else
规则 guīzé rule/law/regulation
原则 yuánzé principle/doctrine
准则 zhǔnzé principle/standard or norm/criterion
半规则 bàn guī zé quasi-regular
不规则 bù guī zé irregular
不规则三角形 bù guī zé sān jiǎo xíng scalene triangle (math.)
不规则四边形 bù guī zé sì biān xíng irregular quadrilateral/trapezium
不俭则匮 bù jiǎn zé kuì wastage makes one destitute (idiom)
不平则鸣 bù píng zé míng where there is injustice, there will be an outcry/man will cry out against injustice
成则为王,败则为寇 chéng zé wéi wáng, bài zé wéi kòu lit. called a king if successful, called a bandit if defeated (idiom)/fig. losers are always in the wrong
处世原则 chǔ shì yuán zé a maxim/one's principles
处事原则 chǔ shì yuán zé a maxim/one's principles
当断则断 dāng duàn zé duàn to make a decision when it's time to decide
罚则 fá zé penal provision/penalty
法则 fǎ zé law/rule/code
非富则贵 fēi fù zé guì see 非富即貴|非富即贵[fēi fù jí guì]
否则 fǒu zé if not/otherwise/else/or else
附则 fù zé supplementary provision/bylaw/additional article (law)
改则 Gǎi zé Gerze county in Ngari prefecture, Tibet, Tibetan: Sger rtse rdzong
改则县 Gǎi zé xiàn Gerze county in Ngari prefecture, Tibet, Tibetan: Sger rtse rdzong
规则 guī zé rule/regulation/rules and regulations
规则化 guī zé huà regularity
规则性 guī zé xìng regularity
规则性效应 guī zé xìng xiào yìng regularity effect
和平共处五项原则 hé píng gòng chǔ wǔ xiàng yuán zé Zhou Enlai's Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence/1954 Panchsheel series of agreements between PRC and India
基本原则 jī běn yuán zé fundamental doctrine/guiding principle/raison d'être
既来之,则安之 jì lái zhī, zé ān zhī Since they have come, we should make them comfortable (idiom). Since we're here, take it easy./Since this is so, we should accept it./Now we have come, let's stay and take the rough with the smooth./If you can't do anything to prevent it, you might as well sit back and enjoy it.
兼听则明,偏信则暗 jiān tīng zé míng, piān xìn zé àn listen to both sides and you will be enlightened/heed only one side and you will remain ignorant (idiom)
简则 jiǎn zé general rule/simple principle
俭则不缺 jiǎn zé bù quē frugality prevents destitution (idiom)
会计准则理事会 kuài jì zhǔn zé lǐ shì huì accounting standards council
理则 lǐ zé principle/logic
理则学 lǐ zé xué logic
林则徐 Lín Zé xú Lin Zexu or Lin Tse-hsu "Commissioner Lin" (1785-1850), Qing official whose anti-opium activities led to first Opium war with Britain 1840-1842
洛必达法则 Luò bì dá fǎ zé L'Hôpital's rule (math.)
罗必达法则 Luó bì dá fǎ zé L'Hôpital's rule (math.) (Tw)
逆水行舟,不进则退 nì shuǐ xíng zhōu, bù jìn zé tuì like rowing a boat upstream, if you stop moving forward you fall back (idiom)
帕累托法则 Pà lèi tuō fǎ zé Pareto principle
潜规则 qián guī zé unspoken rules (usually ones that codify improper behaviors such as leveraging guanxi to get favorable treatment, or coercing employees for sexual favors)
勤则不匮 qín zé bù kuì If one is industrious, one will not be in want. (idiom)
穷则思变 qióng zé sī biàn when you hit bottom, you have to come up with a new approach (idiom)
然则 rán zé that being the case/then/in that case
日喀则 Rì kā zé Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet
日喀则地区 Rì kā zé dì qū Shigatse or Xigaze prefecture in central Tibet, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse sa khul, Chinese Rikaze
日喀则市 Rì kā zé shì Shigatse or Xigaze, Tibetan: Gzhis ka rtse, city and prefecture in central Tibet, Chinese Rikaze
瑞利准则 Ruì lì zhǔn zé Rayleigh criterion (optics)
三人行,则必有我师 sān rén xíng, zé bì yǒu wǒ shī If three walk together, one of them can teach me sth (Confucius)
三原则 sān yuán zé the Three Principles (in many contexts)
实则 shí zé actually/in fact
守则 shǒu zé rules/regulations
水至清则无鱼,人至察则无徒 shuǐ zhì qīng zé wú yú, rén zhì chá zé wú tú water that is too clear has no fish, and one who is too severe has no friends (idiom)
四项基本原则 Sì xiàng Jī běn Yuán zé the Four Cardinal Principles enunciated by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平[Dèng Xiǎo píng] in 1979: to uphold the socialist road, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the leadership of the CCP, and Maoism and Marxism-Leninism
虽则 suī zé nevertheless/although
通则 tōng zé general rule/general principle
闻过则喜 wén guò zé xǐ to accept criticism gladly (humble expr.)/to be happy when one's errors are pointed out
无原则 wú yuán zé unprincipled
武则天 Wǔ Zé tiān Wu Zetian (624-705), Tang empress, reigned 690-705
细则 xì zé detailed rules and regulations/bylaws
喜则气缓 xǐ zé qì huǎn joy depresses one's qi vital breath/an excess of joy may lead to sluggishness of vital energy (TCM)
小不忍则乱大谋 xiǎo bù rěn zé luàn dà móu (idiom) great plans can be ruined by just a touch of impatience
行为准则 xíng wéi zhǔn zé code of conduct/standard of conduct
学而不思则罔,思而不学则殆 xué ér bù sī zé wǎng, sī ér bù xué zé dài To learn without thinking is confusing, to think without learning is dangerous (Confucius)
学而优则仕 xué ér yōu zé shì one who is successful in one's studies, can become an official (idiom)
学如逆水行舟,不进则退 xué rú nì shuǐ xíng zhōu, bù jìn zé tuì study is like rowing upstream – if you don't keep pushing forward, you fall behind
一般原则 yī bān yuán zé general principle
以身作则 yǐ shēn zuò zé to set an example (idiom)/to serve as a model
一则 yī zé on the one hand
一则以喜,一则以忧 yī zé yǐ xǐ, yī zé yǐ yōu happy on the one hand, but worried on the other (idiom)
一中原则 yī zhōng yuán zé One-China principle, the official doctrine that Taiwan is a province of China
有则改之,无则加勉 yǒu zé gǎi zhī, wú zé jiā miǎn correct any mistakes you made, but maintain your good record if you did not make them (idiom)
欲速则不达 yù sù zé bù dá lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects)/more haste, less speed/don't try to run before you can walk
原则 yuán zé principle/doctrine/CL:個|个[gè]
原则上 yuán zé shang in principle/generally
原则性 yuán zé xìng principled
运算法则 yùn suàn fǎ zé rules of calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)/algorithm/fig. to scheme/to calculate (i.e. plot)
再则 zài zé moreover/besides
则步隆 Zé bù lóng Zabulon or Zebulun, biblical land between Jordan and Galilee (Matthew 4:15)
则个 zé gè (old sentence-final expression used for emphasis)
则辣黑 Zé là hēi Zerah (name)
章则 zhāng zé rule
正则 zhèng zé regular (figure in geometry)
正则表达式 zhèng zé biǎo dá shì regular expression (computing)
正则参数 zhèng zé cān shù regular parametrization
准则 zhǔn zé norm/standard/criterion
总则 zǒng zé profile/general provision (law)

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