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82riceballs

meaning of 則

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82riceballs

i have often come across the word 則 and am wondering what it actually means.

e.g. when explaining 寸草春暉:

[寸草] 是比喻子女,[春暉] 是比喻父母‧

i think it means "on the other hand" or something similar, but i'm not sure because i can't find that in the dictionary.

i've also come across 具有(also not in the dictionary). i'm completely clueless as to what this means.

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Lu

According to the Yahoo dictionary, 具有 means 'to be provided with; to have; to possess'.

則 is a particle to link two sentences, it doesn't have much meaning of itself. Can mean something to the effect of 'so, and, thus' or what else is fitting. In your example, 'but' or 'on the other hand' would work, or you can leave it untranslated.

I hope this helps!

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gougou
i've also come across 具有(also not in the dictionary).
Are you sure that's not in the dictionary? Check under ju4you3. Should it actually not be in there, I'd recommend getting a new dictionary.

則 (ze2) should also be in any dictionary, but not necessarily for the meaning it takes in the example you provided.

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rootfool

check it here:

(3) 表示相反或对照 [however]

具有

◎ 具有 jùyǒu

(1) [possess]∶拥有 [财产、附属物、属性或其他附属的特征等]

具有很大的耐心

(2) [have]∶拥有,保有

这场运动具有深远的历史意义

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mandel1luke

Yes, you're right, "on the other hand"

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