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zàn shí
n. (for) the time being, (for) the present, (for the) moment

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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jīng lǐ zàn shí zhǎo bú dào hé shì de rén , zhí hǎo xiān zhǎo tā dì di còu shù .
phr. The manager asked his brother to fill the post because he didn't have a suitable candidate.
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shuāng fāng de zhèng zhì tán pàn zàn shí gē qiǎn le .
phr. The political negotiation between the two sides reached a deadlock for the time being.
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qián zàn shí yǒu xiē jǐn quē
phr. Money is a bit tight at the moment.
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tā bǎ chē zàn shí tíng zài le lù biān .
phr. He parked his car temporarily by the side of the road.
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zàn shí jiù zhè yàng ba
phr. Let it be for the time being.
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wǒ zàn shí bù xiǎng chī .
phr. I do not want to eat for the time being.
zàn shí de xiàn xiàng
nphr. temporary phenomenon
zàn shí de xū qiú
nphr. temporary need