"Death" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 sǐ wáng to die / death
 sǐ shén mythological figure (such as the Grim Reaper) in charge of taking the souls of those who die / (fig.) death
 sǐ mìng doom / death / desperately
 bàn sǐ half dead (of torment, hunger, tiredness etc) / (tired) to death / (terrified) out of one's wits / (beaten) to within an inch of one's life / (knock) the daylights out of sb
 lí shì to pass away / death
 yuán jì death / to pass away (of Buddhist monks, nuns etc)
 gù qù to die / death
 shēng sǐ life or death
 dǎ sǐ to kill / to beat to death
 shēng jī opportunity to live / to reprieve from death / life force / vitality
 sǐ hòu after death / posthumous
 Sūn zǐ Sun Tzu, also known as Sun Wu 孫武|孙武[Sun1 Wu3] (c. 500 BC, dates of birth and death uncertain), general, strategist and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period (700-475 BC), believed to be the author of the “Art of War&rdquo / 孫子兵法|孙子兵法[Sun1 zi3 Bing1 fa3], one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书[Wu3 jing1 Qi1 shu1]
 sǐ xíng death penalty
 bù xíng le (coll.) on the point of death / dying
 yào mìng to cause sb's death / very / extremely / frightening / annoying
 shā qì murderous spirit / aura of death / to vent one's anger
 wú cháng variable / changeable / fickle / impermanence (Sanskrit: anitya) / ghost taking away the soul after death / to pass away / to die
 cǎn zāo to suffer (defeat, death etc)
 sǐ huó life or death / fate / no matter what / anyway / for the life of me
 hài sǐ to kill / to cause death / to do sb to death
饿 è sǐ to starve to death / to be very hungry
 lín sǐ facing death / at death's door
 zhǎo sǐ to court death / taking risks
 sǐ yīn cause of death
 sǐ wáng rén shù number of people killed / death toll
 cǎn sǐ to die tragically / to meet with a violent death
 chǔ sǐ an execution / to put sb to death
 zhōng nián entire year / throughout the year / age at death
 sǐ qù huó lái to hover between life and death (idiom) / to suffer terribly / within an inch of one's life
 cù sǐ sudden death (in medicine, sporting competitions etc)
 qiā sǐ to throttle / to choke to death
 shāo sǐ to burn to death
 kǎn sǐ to hack to death / to kill with an ax
 āi dào to grieve over sb's death / to lament sb's death / mourning
 sǐ shǒu to defend one's property to the death / to cling obstinately to old habits / die-hard
 bì mìng to meet violent death / to get killed
 è hào news of sb's death / grievous news
 dòng sǐ to freeze to death / to die off in winter
 zǎo shì early demise / untimely death
 zá sǐ to crush to death
 qiān jūn yī fà a thousand pounds hangs by a thread (idiom) / imminent peril / a matter of life or death
 shuāi sǐ to fall to one's death
 shēng sǐ cún wáng matter of life and death
 chuí wēi close to death / life-threatening (illness)
 bàn tiáo mìng half a life / only half alive / barely alive / (scared, beaten etc) half to death
 yā sǐ to crush to death
 fán sǐ le to annoy to death
 nòng sǐ to kill / to put to death
 cì sǐ to stab to death
 míng mù close one's eyes in death and die contentedly
 zǎo sǐ early demise / untimely death
 sǐ xùn news of sb's death
 shēng lí sǐ bié separated in life and death / to part for ever
 diào sǐ death by hanging / to hang oneself
 sǐ huǎn deferred death sentence / commuted death sentence with forced labor and judicial review after two years (PRC) (legal)
 bī sǐ to hound sb to death
 jiǎ sǐ suspended animation / feigned death / to play dead
 lín wēi dying (from illness) / facing death / on one's deathbed
 sǐ shēng life or death / critical (event)
 sǐ qiú prisoner that awaits execution / convict sentenced to death / someone on death row
 sǐ qī time of death / limited to a fixed period of time / fixed term
 sǐ yú fēi mìng violent death (idiom) / to die in a disaster / an unnatural death
 xún sǐ to attempt suicide / to court death
 líng chí the lingering death / the death of a thousand cuts (old form of capital punishment)
 zuò yǐ dài bì to sit and wait for death (idiom) / resigned to one's fate
 zhí xíng sǐ xíng to carry out the death penalty
 bái tóu xié lǎo (to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom) / to live to a ripe old age in conjugal bliss / until death do us part
 sǐ zhàn fight to the death / desperate struggle
 tān shēng pà sǐ greedy for life, afraid of death (idiom) / craven and cowardly / clinging abjectly to life / only interested in saving one's neck
 sān cháng liǎng duǎn unexpected misfortune / unexpected accident / sudden death
 bīn sǐ nearing death / on the point of demise / approaching extinction
 jì rì anniversary of a death / inauspicious day
 yī liǎo bǎi liǎo once the main problem is solved, all troubles are solved / death ends all one's troubles
 jià bēng death of king or emperor / demise
 wǔ qī memorial activity 35 days after a person's death
 liè nu:3 a woman who dies fighting for her honor or follows her husband in death
 shēng miè life and death
 sǐ wáng bǐ jì Death note (Japanese: デスノート), translation of cult manga series by author ŌBA Tsugumi 大場鶇|大场鸫[Da4 chang3 Dong1] (pen-name) and illustrator OBATA Takeshi 小畑健[Xiao3 tian2 Jian4]
 Sūn Wǔ Sun Wu, also known as Sun Tzu 孫子|孙子[Sun1 zi3] (c. 500 BC, dates of birth and death uncertain), general, strategist and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period (700-475 BC), believed to be the author of the “Art of War&rdquo / 孫子兵法|孙子兵法[Sun1 zi3 Bing1 fa3], one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书[Wu3 jing1 Qi1 shu1]
 Jiāng Zǐ yá Jiang Ziya (c. 1100 BC, dates of birth and death unknown), partly mythical sage advisor to King Wen of Zhou 周文王[Zhou1 Wen2 wang2] and purported author of “Six Secret Strategic Teachings&rdquo / 六韜|六韬[Liu4 tao1], one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书[Wu3 jing1 Qi1 shu1]
 sǐ kē (coll.) to fight to the death
 cóng yī ér zhōng faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
 shēng sǐ yōu guān matter of life and death
 mí liú zhī jì on one's deathbed / at the point of death
 guò láo sǐ karoshi (loanword from Japanese), death from overwork
 yú sǐ wǎng pò lit. either the fish dies or the net splits / a life and death struggle (idiom)
 nǎo sǐ wáng brain death
 sǐ bié to be parted by death
 sǐ yǒu yú gū death cannot wipe out the crimes (idiom) / dreadful crimes that rankled even after the perpetrator is dead
 pīn sǐ pīn huó one's utmost / (to fight or work) desperately hard / to put up a life or death struggle / at all costs
 zhà sǐ to feign death / to fake death
 Zhào Zǐ yáng Zhao Ziyang (1919-2005), PRC reforming politician, general secretary of Chinese Communist Party 1987-1989, held under house arrest from 1989 to his death, and non-person since then
 fēi mìng violent death / killed in a disaster
 shēng sǐ yǒu mìng life and death are ruled by fate (idiom)
 xiōng shì fateful accident / inauspicious matter (involving death or casualties)
 Wú Hán Wu Han (1909-1969), historian, author of biography of Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋, hounded to his death together with several members of his family during the cultural revolution
 zhū lù to put to death
 hēi sǐ bìng bubonic plague / Black Death
 jì chén anniversary of a death
 bēi dào mourn / grieve over sb's death
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