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 jīn xī duì bǐ to contrast past suffering with present happiness (idiom)  
 guì yuǎn jiàn jìn to revere the past and despise the present (idiom)  
 guì gǔ jiàn jīn to revere the past and despise the present (idiom)  
 jiè gǔ fěng jīn to use the past to disparage the present (idiom)
 yì kǔ sī tián to view one's past as miserable and one's present as happy (idiom)
 tán gǔ lùn jīn to talk of the past and discuss the present (idiom) / to chat freely / to discuss everything
 hòu gǔ bó jīn to revere the past and neglect the present (idiom)
 lí kǔ dé lè to abandon suffering and obtain happiness (Buddhism)  
 duì bǐ to contrast / contrast / ratio / CL:個 / |个 / [ge4]
 lǐ qīng rén yì zhòng slight present but weighty meaning (idiom) / It's not the present the counts, it's the thought behind it.  
 chù jǐng shēng qíng scene which recalls past memories (idiom) / evocative of the past / reminiscent / to arouse deep feelings
 jīn xī past and present / yesterday and today
 duì bǐ dù contrast (balance of black and white in TV screen setup) / degree of contrast  
 jiāng jīn lùn gǔ to observe the present to study the past  
 sī qián xiǎng hòu to consider past cause and future effect (idiom) / to think over the past and future / to ponder over reasons and connection
 jí chí ér guò to sweep past / to hurtle past / to swoosh past  
 jīn fēi xī bǐ You can't compare the present with the past. / Nothing is as good as in former times. / Things ain't what they used to be.
 bó gǔ tōng jīn conversant with things past and present / erudite and informed
 jiè gǔ yù jīn to borrow the past as a model for the present  
 qián shì bù wàng , hòu shì zhī shī don't forget past events, they can guide you in future (idiom) / benefit from past experience  
鸿 xuě ní hóng zhǎo a goose's footprint in the snow / vestiges of the past (idiom) / the fleeting nature of human life (idiom)  
 chéng to present to a superior / memorial / petition / to present (a certain appearance) / to assume (a shape) / to be (a certain color)
 shì jì deed / past achievement / important event of the past
 qiān lǐ sòng é máo , lǐ qīng rén yì zhòng goose feather sent from afar, a slight present but weighty meaning (idiom) / It's not the present the counts, it's the thought behind it.  
 lǐ qīng rén yì zhòng , qiān lǐ sòng é máo goose feather sent from afar, a slight present but weighty meaning (idiom) / It's not the present the counts, it's the thought behind it.  
 cháng lè wèi yāng endless happiness (idiom)  
 jī è yú yāng Accumulated evil will be repaid in suffering (idiom).  
访 fǎng pín wèn kǔ to visit the poor and ask about their suffering (idiom)  
怀 huái gǔ to recall the past / to cherish the memory of past events / to reminisce / nostalgic
 céng once / already / ever (in the past) / former / previously / (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
 fèng zèng (honorific) to present / to give as a present  
 zhuǎn bēi wéi xǐ to turn grief into happiness (idiom)
 rào xī chéng huān to live with one's parents, thus bringing them happiness (idiom)  
 sòng to deliver / to carry / to give (as a present) / to present (with) / to see off / to send
 xǐ xiào yán kāi face covered in smiles (idiom) / beaming with happiness
 huò fú wú cháng disaster and happiness do not follow rules (idiom) / future blessings and misfortunes are unpredictable  
 mǎi xiào zhuī huān lit. to buy smiles to seek happiness / abandon oneself to the pleasures of the flesh (idiom)  
 huò guó yāng mín to damage the country and cause suffering to the people (idiom)
 fú rú Dōng Hǎi may your happiness be as immense as the East Sea (idiom)
 bēi shēng zài dào lamentations fill the roads (idiom) / severe suffering all around  
 hū xiào ér guò to whistle past / to hurtle past / to zip by  
 chá fàn wú xīn no heart for tea or rice (idiom) / melancholic and suffering / to have no appetite  
 wò xīn cháng dǎn lit. to lie on firewood and taste gall (idiom) / fig. suffering patiently, but firmly resolved on revenge
 sì dì the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), covered by the acronym 苦 / / / / : all life is suffering 苦 / , the cause of suffering is desire 集 / , emancipation comes only by eliminating passions 滅 / |灭 / , the way 道 / to emanc  
 huā hǎo yuè yuán lit. lovely flowers, round moon (idiom) / fig. everything is wonderful / perfect happiness / conjugal bliss
怀 yǐn liú huái yuán lit. when you drink water, think of its source (idiom) / gratitude for blessings and their well-spring / Don't forget where your happiness come from. / Be grateful for all your blessings!  
 bìng guó yāng mín to damage the country and cause suffering to the people (idiom)  
 pǔ dù zhòng shēng (Buddhism) to deliver all living creatures from suffering (idiom)  
 chóng wēn jiù mèng to revive old dreams (idiom) / to relive past experiences
 chuāng jù tòng shēn untold pain and suffering (idiom) / deeply scarred for life  
 shuǐ shēn huǒ rè deep water and scorching fire / abyss of suffering (idiom)
 chá fàn bù sī no thought for tea or rice (idiom) / melancholic and suffering / to have no appetite  
 pò tì wéi xiào to turn tears into laughter (idiom) / to turn grief into happiness  
 hǎo shì duō mó the road to happiness is strewn with setbacks (idiom)
 kǔ zhōng zuò lè to find joy in sorrows (idiom) / to enjoy sth in spite of one's suffering  
 gē wǔ shēng píng lit. to celebrate peace with songs and dance (idiom) / fig. to make a show of happiness and prosperity
 huí chēn zuò xǐ to go from anger to happiness (idiom)  
 jì wǎng past / bygone / the past
 rén jiān dì yù hell on earth (idiom) / suffering the torments of Buddhist hell while still alive / fig. having an uncomfortable time
 yǐn shuǐ sī yuán lit. when you drink water, think of its source (idiom) / gratitude for blessings and their well-spring / Don't forget where your happiness come from. / Be grateful for all your blessings!
 cǎi lán zèng sháo lit. pick orchids and present peonies (idiom) / fig. presents between lovers  
 xiān zhǎn hòu zòu first decapitate then present your trophy (idiom) / act first, report later  
 shì féng qí huì to just happen to coincide with the occasion (idiom) / to be present just at the right time
 shì guò jìng qiān The issue is in the past, and the situation has changed (idiom). / It is water under the bridge.
 màn màn cháng yè endless night (idiom) / fig. long suffering  
 cháng yè màn màn endless night (idiom) / fig. long suffering  
 zì shí qí guǒ to eat one's own fruit (idiom) / fig. suffering the consequences of one's own action / to reap what one has sown
 bái jū guò xì a white steed flits past a crack (idiom) / How time flies!  
 juān xīn míng gǔ etched in one's bones and heart (idiom) / ever-present memory (esp. resentment)  
 juān gǔ míng xīn etched in one's bones and heart (idiom) / ever-present memory (esp. resentment)  
 jì wǎng kāi lái to follow the past and herald the future (idiom) / part of a historical transition / forming a bridge between earlier and later stages
 kè kǔ nài láo to bear hardships and work hard (idiom) / assiduous and long-suffering / hard-working and capable of overcoming adversity
 fēi huáng téng dá lit. the divine steed Huang flashes past (idiom) / fig. a meteoric rise / career success / The Apprentice (UK reality TV series)
 jí shí xíng lè to enjoy the present (idiom) / to live happily with no thought for the future / make merry while you can / carpe diem  
 huǐ bù dāng chū to regret one's past deeds (idiom)
 shí zhì jīn rì lit. the time up to today (idiom) / up to the present / even now
 lu:è jì yuán qíng to overlook past faults (idiom) / to forgive and forget
 chéng qián qǐ hòu to follow the past and herald the future (idiom) / part of a historical transition / forming a bridge between earlier and later stages
 jiàn wǎng zhī lái to observe the past to foresee the future (idiom, taken loosely from Book of Songs) / studying ancient wisdom gives insight into what is to come  
 wēn gù zhī xīn to review the old and know the new (idiom, from the Analects) / to recall the past to understand the future
 bǔ piān jiù bì to remedy defects and correct errors (idiom) / to rectify past mistakes
 liáng gōng xīn kǔ expert craft from hard practice (idiom) / hard-won skill / A masterpiece demands suffering.  
 jīng gōng zhī niǎo lit. a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow (idiom) / fig. sb who frightens easily, due to past experiences
 kǔ jí miè dào the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), namely: all life is suffering 苦 / , the cause of suffering is desire 集 / , emancipation comes only by eliminating passions 滅 / |灭 / , the way 道 / to emancipation is the Eight-fold Noble Way 八 / Ē  
 duō zǐ duō fú the more sons, the more happiness (idiom)  
 bù jiù jì wǎng not censure sb for his past misdeeds / overlook sb's past mistakes / let bygones be bygones
 míng rì huáng huā lit. chrysanthemums after the Double Ninth Festival (idiom) / fig. outdated / thing of the past / dead letter
 bù zhī Dīng Dǒng forgetting the fate of Ding and Dong (idiom) / unheeding the lessons of the past  
 hòu sǐ bó shēng lit. to praise the dead and revile the living / fig. to live in the past (idiom)  
 qiān lǐ sòng é máo goose feather sent from afar (idiom) / a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it  
 wēn gù ér zhī xīn to review the old and know the new (idiom, from the Analects) / to recall the past to understand the future  
 tòng gǎi qián fēi completely correcting one's former misdeeds (idiom) / to repent past mistakes and turn over a new leaf / a reformed character
 yī rú jì wǎng just as in the past (idiom) / as before / continuing as always
 yuán yuǎn liú cháng lit. source is distant and the flow is long (idiom) / fig. sth goes back to the dim and distant past / a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then
 chéng shàng qǐ xià to follow the past and herald the future (idiom) / part of a historical transition / forming a bridge between earlier and later stages  
 hòu chē zhī jiàn lit. warning to the following cart (idiom) / don't follow the track of an overturned cart / fig. draw lesson from the failure of one's predecessor / learn from past mistake / once bitten twice shy
 chèn (of garments) against the skin / to line / lining / to contrast with / to assist financially
 lǐ qīng qíng yì zhòng goose feather sent from afar, a trifling present with a weighty thought behind it (idiom) / It's not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it.  
 dù rì rú nián a day drags past like a year (idiom) / time hangs heavy / time crawls when one is wretched
 rén wú yuǎn lu:4 , bì yǒu jìn yōu He who gives no thought to far-flung problems soon finds suffering nearby (idiom, from Analects). / Smug concentration on the here and now will lead to future sorrow.  

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