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lín shí
adj./adv. temporary, provisional, for a short time, temporarily
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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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wèi le jié shěng chéng běn , láo bǎn gù yōng le yì xiē lín shí gōng .
phr. To save costs, the boss hired some temporary workers.
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fēi jī lín shí gēng gǎi le háng xiàn .
phr. The plane temporarily changed the flight route.
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wǒ xià wǔ yào cān jiā yí gè lín shí huì yì .
phr. I have to attend an unscheduled meeting this afternoon.
lín shí de gōng zuò
n. temporary job
zài péng you jiā lín shí luò jiǎo
phr. stay with friends for the time being
lín shí wén jiàn
nphr. temporary file
lín shí zhèng fǔ
nphr. interim government, provisional government