以 (yi): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | March 31, 2018

以 (Chinese PinYin: [yǐ]; traditional Chinese:以) may mean: (1) pre. by means of: 以教书为生 (make a living by teaching); (2) pre. to: 给敌人以沉重打击 (send a heavy blow to the enemy); (3) pre. according to: 以成绩录取学生 (enroll students according to their scores); (4) pre. because of: 以风景优美而出名 (become famous because of beautiful scenery); (5) conjunction. so that; (6) conjunction. from: 以下 (below); 18岁以上 (above 18). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions.

1. How to pronounce 以?

Chinese Pinyin: [yǐ]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 以

Synonyms: N/A

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 以.

Fixed expression: 以便 (so that), 以后 (later), 以及 (and), 仍以 (still), 以为 (think),

Collocation: 以教书为生 (make a living by teaching), 给敌人以沉重打击 (send a heavy blow to the enemy), 以成绩录取学生 (enroll students according to their scores), 以风景优美而出名 (become famous because of beautiful scenery), 以茶代酒 (to drink tea instead of wine),

Idioms: 以德报怨 (return good for evil), 以毒攻毒 (counteract one toxin with another), 以讹传讹 (transmit errors), 以防万一 (be ready for anything (be ready for anything), 以攻为守 (attack in order to defend), 以理服人 (persuade sb through reasoning),

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4. How to use 以 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 以.

4.1 由于中国是美国大豆的主要进口国,所以大豆将会是预测的中国关税报复的目标之一。

Translation: Because China is major importer of America’s soybeans, the sector is one predicted target for tariff retaliation.

4.2 我在中国的少林寺学习了功夫,所以我可以和你分享我的经验。

Translation: I did Kung Fu in a Shaolin Temple in China so I am going to share my experiences with you.

4.3 你也可以做了不起的事情。

Translation: You can also do extraordinary things.

4.4 你可以放弃,当个屌丝,你也可以努力工作,让自己成为更快乐的人。

Translation: You can give up and be a loser, or you can work to be a happier person.

4.5 作为最早的13个殖民地之一和新英格兰六个州之一的马萨诸塞州以五月花号和清教徒的登陆地而闻名。

Translation: One of the original 13 colonies and one of the six New England states, Massachusetts is known for being the landing place of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims.

4.6 比赛以和局结束也不错。

Translation: It’s not bad that the game ended in a draw.

4.7 中国古代少林寺以功夫僧侣而闻名,少林功夫现在可是一门大生意。

Translation: China’s ancient Shaolin Temple, famous for its Kung Fu monks, is big business these days.

4.8 故事写道:“在太平间进行防腐处理以后,大卫被安葬在当地公墓。

Translation: It read, “After being embalmed at the morgue, he was buried in the local cemetery.

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