Chinese Traditional: 變本加厲
Chinese Simplified: 变本加厉
Pinyin: bian4 ben3 jia1 li4
Zhuyin: ㄅㄧㄢˋ ㄅㄣˇ ㄐㄧㄚ ㄌㄧˋ
English Meaning: to go from bad to worse, to double down, to intensify
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biàn

to change, to transform

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běn

1. root, origin, source, basis 2. (a measure word for books, albums, magazines) 3. this, the current 4. one's (the speaker's) own

Here: origin

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jiā

1. to add 2. to join 3. plus

Here: to add

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strict, stern, severe

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