English translation of 则
- (= 榜样)
- (= 规章)
⇒ 新闻三则(xīnwén sān zé)
three items of news
- (= 就)
⇒ 不战则已,战则必胜。(Bù zhàn zé yǐ, zhàn zé bì shèng.)
If you don't fight, then fine. If you do fight, fight to win.
- (= 却)
⇒ 他很虚荣,她则不然。(Tā hěn xūróng, tā zé bùrán.)
He's very vain, but she's not.
⇒ 南方湿润,北方则干燥。(Nánfāng shīrùn, běifāng zé gānzào.)
The south is humid, but the north is dry.
⇒ 不能让老人们干这种活儿,一则他们年纪大,二则身体差。(Bùnéng ràng lǎorénmen gàn zhè zhǒng huór, yī zé tāmen niánjì dà, èr zé shēntǐ chà.)
You can't let elderly people do this kind of work. For one thing, they're too old, and for another, they're not up to it health-wise.
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