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苟且
Simplified 苟且
Traditional 苟且
Pin Yin
gou3 qie3
English
  • perfunctory
  • careless
  • drifting along
  • resigned to one's fate
  • improper (relations)
  • illicit (sex)
Examples:
1. 苟且之行
A temporary and improper Behaviour
2. 这样苟且偷生,但对发展综合经济却无任何帮助。
It saved one's skin; but it did not help the growth of a complex economy.
3. 苟且附和
Lacking foresight and agreeing with
4. 布兰德顿夫人与他年纪相仿,但他竟认为自己年轻得完全可以跟两位汉考克小姐苟且调情。
Mrs Branderton was the same age as himself, but he thought himself quite young enough to flirt with the least plain of the two Miss Hancocks.
5. 决不能苟且行事。
Never just muddle through your work.
6. 这种事在阳光明朗的和平日子我都不干,当然更不能在乌云满天时为了苟且偷生来做了。
That which I wouldn't do in peaceable times, and under a bright sun, still less would I do behind clouds, in order to save my life.
7. 他们一家人,原来就都是昏聩无能,苟且偷生,所以这种不幸,在他们看来,反道没有家道兴旺的人家看来那样可怕。
The very shiftlessness of the household rendered the misfortune a less terrifying one to them than it would have been to a striving family.
8. 因循苟且
To follow routine, leisurely procedures without thinking about improvement
9. 苟且偷生
To live on just for sake of remaining alive
10. 苟且结合
To unite improperly