Chinese Traditional: 直截了當
Chinese Simplified: 直截了当
Pinyin: zhi2 jie2 liao3 dang1
Zhuyin: ㄓˊ ㄐㄧㄝˊ ㄌㄧㄠˇ ㄉㄤ
English Meaning: direct, straightforward, in plain terms
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zhí

1. straight, vertical, upright 2. honest, frank, direct 3. fair, just

Here: honest, frank, direct

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jié

1. a section 2. to cut, to sever

Here: to cut, to sever

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liǎo

1. to understand, to know 2. to end, to finish 3. to achieve

Here: to end, to finish

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dàng

1. proper, suitable, adequate, appropriate 2. to pawn 3. to fail (student)

Here: proper, suitable, adequate, appropriate

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