字. January 2010

  • chú - to get rid of; except

    Today we had a big tidy / Spring clean / 大扫除. I've come across 除非 (only if) on Smart.fm before, but 除 is used in all sorts of useful words. For example, 自由基清除剂 is a 'free radical scavenger'.

    若要人不知,除非己莫为
    If you don't want someone to find out about something, don't do it. [idiom]