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Even though the government would like more energy, it is not prepared. notwithstanding• If not, you might also try synonyms for 'long', such as enduring, or lasting. --End of Graphic Thesaurus by FreeThesaurus. By the way, it is acceptable to use "on the other hand" without an "on [the] one hand" preceding it, as I just did. On one hand, we have to prevent the community from coming apart and suffering the disasters caused by it, on the other hand, to find a way of long peace for the society. I was surprised when I first saw the "the"; I had always used the the-less version, so adding the "the" felt unnatural — but I don't know if that was due to exposure to native speakers using the the-less version, or due to my bias from Portuguese. As a result, the ideas should connect to one another and the writing flow more naturally. On one hand, I'd be starting a high-paying job doing what I've always wanted for a living. in contrast• In view of this fact, I suggest the following alternatives:• During bargaining this "shorthand" :p is not used as it is potentially confusing. But I hope I have at least illustrated how these expressions can be used as a tool, in your job as a translator. We must do two things: prevent the community from coming apart and suffering the disasters caused by it, while also finding a way of long peace for the society. on the other hand• Now that you are all familiar with the system, time for a test. Oh but now I see Alxmrphi agrees with me. We should find a Way of long peace instead of living just for today. furthermore• Therefore, 2 looks like "3" to us with the index finger folded over the thumb which touches the palm. especially• The government would like more energy, on the other hand it is not prepared to find more investments in order to obtain it• That said, we must also find a way of long peace for the society. In the West once we have reached TEN then that is it. We should find a Way of long peace instead of living just for today. Everyone in the market that I visited seemed to recognise that ONE finger held up meant ONE as I previously stated, and given that I learned this counting system in North Eastern China Changchun , and I frequently use it without problem then I guess that it is pretty standard. --Graphic Thesaurus by FreeThesaurus. " MAY SOUND more correct, THOUGH IN FACT IT IS NOT. Any of those would suffice in place of "on one hand. It is possible, however, that the feeling of parallel or balanced you suggest, was present from the beginning 1824: The account is generally balanced ; for what we are losers on the one hand, we gain on the other. I'm confused because I've seen both mentioned in dictionaries. i will now take a moment to thank advil for suppling the drug that took away the headache i go t from tryihng to fiure out the biinary system in the first place. Despite the fact the government would like more energy, it is not prepared. although• But now in Engish it has become a cliche? though• There is no logic in omitting the first "the" and including the second, but nobody ever says "on other hand" in this idiom or anywhere else , so use "the" twice. on the other adv adverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," " very rare," "happening now," "fall down. One word of caution though, be careful not to overdo it as I have and use them sparingly to avoid your writing sounding too heavy and artificial. Ngram analysis shows that "on the one hand" has occurred as a phrase in the printed books data base 5-10x more frequently than "on one hand". 9 is also a hand-gesture which mimics the curve of the traditional character for the number 9. but also• The main problem, he says, is "on one hand. nonetheless• Yeah whenever that happens to me I have to immediately stop thinking about it. I prefer product A, but product B also has great appeal. " In short, I don't think you should be afraid to use the expression; on the other hand, you don't want to use it so often that it becomes distracting and overused within the article itself. I believe what we have here illustrated as 4 is actually 1, and 5 looks like a fist, just with the thumb under all the fingers. I am in Bangkok on holiday, and they use this counting system here too. I think searching the corpora would yield many more "on the other hand" than "on the one hand", because the latter is part of a planned presentation of an argument , while "on the other hand" can be used on its own as thoughts progress. Curiously in American English there was a period of heavier use in books in the middle of the 20th century followed by a drop in recent decades, whereas in British English it's just been a steady rise through the years —according to whatever corpora Google is using for this, anyway. Dear nafango22, Thanks for the comment. On the other hand, I want to leave some ambiguity to the reader. I like product A, although product B is also appealing. my own translation of a Chinese article An American friend told me that we should sift through more the original structure of the Chinese sentence in order to give a fluent translation. " re-introduces options already presented but not yet opposed. There is probably a handful, who are able to stand "on one hand" for 15 minutes. specifically Source: The problem with using the on one hand. similar to• I would have thought it was common to say 'On one hand. , by folding their fingers into their palm starting with their thumbs. Dear jmvp, Thank you for you comments. As a native speaker from Canada, I've always reflexively favoured "on one hand"—in fact I've even been "correcting" scientific manuscripts by removing the "the" for years! We mean to consider smth from two mutually exclusive viewpoints without any prelimary dominance of one of them, so we start with ONE or ANY of those having both as alternatives , define it, and then proceed to THE other the definite article indicates there is no longer a choice, there's only one left undefined. Move to the next stage and guess the number. List of expressions for contrasting• In this instructable I will not only teach you to count to ten in Chinese, but also how to do it using only one hand! The government would like more energy. — used to introduce a statement that contrasts with a previous statement or presents a different point of view He's a good guy. This does not seem to support the notion that "on one hand" is the original phrase. nevertheless• particularly• on the contrary• however• You are correct that taking nunbers from such analyses without review for meaning would not be wise, but the first page of citations from 1800-1829 shows almost excusively the meaning we are looking for. but• in spite of• We must prevent the community from coming apart and suffering the disasters caused by it. I would be interested to learn where in China you are so that we can compare ideas. nonetheless• From one particular point of view. Whereas in Chinese we desperately need it to clarify the logic in our thinking. Adopting at the outset a representa. — used to introduce a statement that is followed by another contrasting statement which is typically introduced with On the one hand, I think the price is fair, but on the other hand, I really can't afford to spend that much money. , add a link to this page, or visit. just as• Ex : "avec souplesse" On the one hand, it would be quicker to fly to Manchester; on the other, it would be more expensive than the train. Context might help for this, but the 'long peace' also makes it sound foreign to the English language. same as• Be it confirming or contrasting an opinion, as in the OP's excerpt. I agree with Entangledbank, of course. The government would like more energy, although it is not prepared. Although I like product A, product B also appeals to me strongly. Similarly• Although the government would like more energy, it is not prepared. — William Tucker — often used after a statement introduced with Then he is incorporated formally into the plot, his persona on the one hand central, on the other hand continuingly elusive. moreover• "On one hand" is possible but feels better at the beginning of a sentence. Typically followed by "on the other hand ," highlighting a second, conflicting point of view. As if you are making a guess about hands based on how many fingers there in the world. both versions of the phrase to see which prevails. de l'autre loc adv locution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. It seems to me, "on the other hand", if used independently, is acceptable. That said, the expression's overuse could be distracting to the reader. Rent, on the other hand, is collected by those who own natural resources and provide them to others. The fingers are just opened back up the way they were closed down during the counting from 1 to 5. His brother, on the other hand, is a very selfish man. On the other hand, you do need to avoid repeating yourself. The government would like more energy; however, it is not prepared. I'm not a writer, writing for me is difficult and if I had the time to refine and edit this paragraph, I would probably do a much better job. whereas• also• She must have gone through dozens of red ink pens writing in the margins of my and my classmates' assignments rebukes such as, "THE one hand? In one's possession or care, often as a responsibility, as in As long as she had three children on her hands she couldn't get very much accomplished, or They had two houses on their hands because they hadn't sold the first before having to move. after all• This term was first recorded in 1528. conversely List of expressions for reinforcing and confirming• I've forgotten the gesture for 7, but the one shown here may be right. There is indeed something clunky about your translation. while• I don't think I should trust my instincts anymore. just like• but• be at the beginning of the sentence while the "on the one hand" version would be after the viewpoint in a sentence. The only thing left to worry about is what your other hand will do in the meantime. You are indeed right about TEN being a cross, but that uses TWO hands, and the point was to only use ONE. As a matter of fact I haven't found any saying it is wrong to use "on one hand,. But when being used together" with "on one hand", is actually boring and dull. To show 100, you show ONE, TEN, TEN To show 200, you show TWO, TEN, TEN To show 250, you show TWO, TEN, TEN, FIVE, TEN To show 500, you show FIVE, TEN, TEN To show 1000, you show ONE, TEN, TEN, TEN With each ten you shake your fist, but don't do it too violently, you don't want to start a fight! Here 'one hand' introduces hands into the conversation, so when you get to the other one, it's the other one because we're already talking about hands. and yet• compare• Sometimes people can give options first, even in detail, and then proceed to oppose those. The formal used by the OP; expresses two contrasting ideas, opinions or facts. I am aware that it comes from English. Example sentence context: writing a story : On the one hand, I want to wrap up everything perfectly. Your first hand holds a complete sentence with both subject and finite verb, while your second hand holds nothing but a non-finite verb and no subject, nor any connection back to the first part other than by rote repetition of the text seen in the sentence anterior to that of the first hand. obviously• " version introduces the viewpoint, the phrase will must? " On one hand, the restaurant serves excellent food, but on the other, it's very expensive. My instinct tells me it should contain the article, but here are figures from corpora. tion given by Mosheim, that the British are, in religion, equally separated from the 1816: Roman Church on the one hand and the great body of the Protestant communities on the other, First, if I use caps only, that means to a polite one that no other special script means are available at the moment. still• We must prevent the community from coming apart and suffering the disasters caused by it, while at the same time we must find a way of long peace for the society. On the other hand, "on one hand" can be a literal reference to a person's hand. Several examples are below but you can find more by clicking on a date range below the graph in the ink. Yulia, The text formatting bold, italic and underline options are available in the forum software just above the first line of each text box unless they are greyed out because you have accidentally clicked the cog icon - if so, then click it again. However, I think the idiom on the one hand. However, I do not want to dismiss your views, as China is a very big place with many regional differences. The , or sentence connector used by the OP; expresses two contrasting ideas, opinions or facts. I already conceded that the statistics mean little without the context and would be misguided if one did not look at the examples , but I presented several examples of the many available in which we do have context and meaning, and they are the majority of the citations upon which the data in the graphs are based. on the other hand", but neither have I found any saying it is right to say so. On one hand is a minority use, although this is a more significant minority in AmE than in BrE. in comparison• that are introduced by the speaker for the first time with this very expression. I'm getting rather confused in this thread! on the other hand, on the one hand. I'm writing a formal academic article to introduce some facts. I prefer product A; however, product B is said to be more appealing. But on the other hand, I'd have to move halfway around the world from all my friends and family to do it. I thought that i was doing well by using the knuckles and tips of my fingers to count to 16 on one hand and use both hands to count to 256. yet• My summary is the following: the combinatory dictionary gives both versions as correct, but then how one can distinguish as the language NEVER yes, I put it in caps - NEVER creates extras in some or most contexts the difference may be minute, nano , but there is always one or more contexts when the difference in meanings of "the-same-for" reveals in full , two version means that - at least sometimes - there IS a difference. On one hand, there is the historical, real person—George Washington the President—but on the other hand, there is the legendary person—George Washington the cherry-tree chopper. Careless idiom users who can be native english speakers as well, and actually present in any culture regardless of their origin or first language may add extra THE for they 'hear' or 'feel' the parallel idiom construction MORE BALANCED when with two definite articles. despite• in contrast to• If that's the case, there may be times you could eliminate the expression altogether, and adjust the wording to convey the same meaning; for example: We should find a Way of long peace instead of living just for today. First, you are under no obligation to reproduce the idiom, in its entirety, word for word. instead• Wanting to check out whether my instructable was indeed correct, I went out onto the streets of Hangzhou near Shanghai to recheck the numbers. In this approach, sometimes 6 is the same as 4 and 7 the same as 3 and 8 and 2, 9 and 1 , when context allows for understanding. instead of• Each of the examples uses "on the one hand. As a native British English speaker, I would always use "on the one hand … on the other hand" in the OP's context. With this counting system you can count as high as you like by combining numbers. even though• the other' derives from the ancient Greek 'ho men. Here in China I have tried quite a number of dictionaries. on the other hand " so give us a good picture of the usage. on the other hand• Maybe my implicit reference has been to this "typical pattern. Privately, I like your comments and find them a great source of the native-speakers' standards, so thank you for your feedback - I appreciate. Yes I realise now that you are right once again, JulianStuart! notably• Maybe it's a difference between AmE and BE. For example: On the one hand, the government would like more energy, but on the other hand, it is not prepared to find more extra investments in order to get it. Careless idiom users who can be native english speakers as well, and actually present in any culture regardless of their origin or first language may add extra THE for they 'hear' or 'feel' the parallel idiom construction MORE BALANCED when with two definite articles. perhaps there are regional differences regarding how to count to 10 with the fingers within China , but I've never seen the fingers pointed out - as a rule - in northeastern Asia. Someone here already mentioned such a situation — a very clever and precious note - and was absolutely right. So as long as you have one good hand, and a good brain in your head, you are good to go. However• Ah, it's like when you repeat "spoon" over and over again, and it loses all sense of referential meaning and it sounds completely wrong. otherwise• From one particular point of view. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. In short, my viewpoint is the cold statistics proves nothing when without the context. They will help connect sentences and give them greater coherence. That's analysis basics, not language. These options are much preferred to using all caps - even if you are OK with them, most other internet users will see them as shouting, which is rude. I hope you have your dollar ready. I even told you how you can review the examples where you may verify for yourself, whether the examples have the meaning we are discussing or some other. From all I know, the classic version is ON ONE HAND,. I donot know which phrase substitute perfectly for "on one hand. Checking up any corpus for "on the one hand" vs "on one hand" is a mistake, as this is a part of the phrase and corpus shows its usage in ALL meanings including its first meaning as of a part of the human body with palm and fingers on it. I can reconsider my opinion and expand saying that "on one hand. On the one hand, I'd be starting a high-paying job doing what I've always wanted for a living. Only in one dictionary compiled by Chinese linguists did I find such an example. yet• People do also use "On one hand.。 。

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