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theme
主题 (noun) the subject of a book, essay, film
theory
理论 (noun) an idea or set of ideas that intends to explain something
thereby
从而 (adv) as a result of a particular action or event
thesis
(n) a theory or argument
topic
主题 (noun) a subject that you talk or write about
trace
(n) a small amount; (v) to find something/someone that was lost; to copy a picture by putting a transparent piece of paper on top and following the outer line of the picture with a pen
tradition
传统 (noun) a custom or way of behaving that has existed for a long time in a group of people
transfer
转让 (verb) to move someone or something from one place to another
transform
改造 (verb) to change something completely
transit
中转 (noun) the movement of people or goods from one place to another
transmit
(v) to spread or broadcast something
transport
(v) to move people/goods from one place to another; (n) a vehicle or system of vehicles (eg buses, planes)
trend
趋势 (noun) a general development or change in a situation
trigger
触发 (verb) to make something begin to happen
ultimate
最终 (adj) better, worse, or greater than all similar things/final or most important
undergo
经历 (verb) to experience something
underlie
背后 (verb) to be a hidden cause of something
undertake
承担 (verb) to do or begin something, especially something difficult or that will take a long time
uniform
(n) a special set of clothes worn by people in a particular job or students in a particular school; (adj) the same