"Life" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 shēng huó life / activity / to live / livelihood
 shēng mìng life (as the characteristic of living beings) / living being / creature / CL:個|个[ge4],條|条[tiao2]
 rén shēng life (one's time on earth)
 xìng mìng life
 shēng yá career / life (way in which sb lives) / period of one's life
 qīng shān green hills / (the good) life
 shēng píng life (a person's whole life) / in one's entire life
 huó mìng life / to survive / to save a life / to scrape a living
 rì zi day / a (calendar) date / days of one's life
 shēng wù organism / living creature / life form / biological / CL:個|个[ge4]
 yī shēng all one's life / throughout one's life
 shēng yì life force / vitality
 rén shì personnel / human resources / human affairs / ways of the world / (euphemism) sexuality / the facts of life
 xī shēng to sacrifice one's life / to sacrifice (sth valued) / beast slaughtered as a sacrifice
 pīn mìng to do one's utmost / with all one's might / at all costs / (to work or fight) as if one's life depends on it
 xīn shēng new / newborn / emerging / nascent / rebirth / regeneration / new life / new student
 shēng sǐ life or death
 zhōng shēn lifelong / all one's life / marriage
 gè jiè all walks of life / all social circles
 zhì mìng fatal / mortal / deadly / to sacrifice one's life
寿 shòu mìng life span / life expectancy / lifetime (of a machine)
 guò dé How are you getting by? / How's life? / contraction of 過得去|过得去, can get by / tolerably well / not too bad
 xìng shēng huó sex life
 jīn shēng this life
 shēng jī opportunity to live / to reprieve from death / life force / vitality
 yǎng lǎo to provide for the elderly (family members) / to enjoy a life in retirement
 jiù mìng to save sb's life / (interj.) Help! / Save me!
 zhōng shēng throughout one's life / lifetime / lifelong
 shēng huó fāng shì way of life / lifestyle
 rì yuè the sun and moon / day and month / every day and every month / season / life and livelihood
 nián yuè months and year / time / days of one's life
 bī zhēn lifelike / true to life / distinctly / clearly
 shēng qián (of a deceased) during one's life / while living
 shì shì affairs of life / things of the world
 shēn shì one's life experience / one's lot / one's past history
 rén mìng human life / CL:條|条[tiao2]
 yǒu qī tú xíng limited term of imprisonment (i.e. anything less than life imprisonment)
 zài zào to give a new lease of life / to reconstruct / to reform / to rework / to recycle / to reproduce (copies, or offspring) / restoration / restructuring
 píng shēng all one's life
 xià bèi zi the next life
 guò rì zi to live one's life / to pass one's days / to get along
 sǐ huó life or death / fate / no matter what / anyway / for the life of me
 táo shēng to flee for one's life
 xiàn shēn to commit one's energy to / to devote oneself to / to sacrifice one's life for / (coll.) (of a woman) to give one's virginity to
 yǒng shēng to live forever / eternal life / all one's life
 làng huā spray / ocean spray / spindrift / fig. happenings from one's life / CL:朵[duo3]
 chén shì this mortal life / the mundane world
 wēi jí to endanger / to jeopardize / a danger (to life, national security etc)
 gè jiè rén shì all walks of life
 fēng chén windblown dust / hardships of travel / vicissitudes of life / prostitution
 yǎng huo to provide for / to keep (animals, a family etc) / to raise animals / to feed and clothe / support / the necessities of life / to give birth
 sàng shēng to die / to lose one's life
寿 shòu xiǎn life insurance / abbr. for 人壽保險|人寿保险
 guò bu qù to make life difficult for / to embarrass / unable to make it through
 táo mìng to escape / to flee / to run for one's life
 lái shēng next life
 xiǎng lè to enjoy life / pleasures of life
 yī shēng yī shì a whole lifetime (idiom) / all my life
 jīn shì this life / this age
 bì shēng all one's life / lifetime
 gè háng gè yè every trade / all professions / all walks of life
 yuán shén primordial spirit / fundamental essence of life
 shuǐ líng (of fruit etc) fresh / (of a person etc) full of life / healthy-looking / (of eyes) moist and bright / lustrous
 yè shēng huó night life
 yào qiáng eager to excel / eager to get ahead in life / strong-minded
 jiā tíng shēng huó home life
 xǔ xǔ rú shēng vivid and lifelike (idiom) / true to life / realistic
 cháng shēng long life
 xiě shí realism / realistic portrayal / realistic / true to life
 Tiān mìng Mandate of Heaven / destiny / fate / one's life span
 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
 shēng mìng kē xué life sciences
 jiā cháng the daily life of a family
 sòng sǐ to throw away one's life
 sàng mìng to lose one's life
 chuǎng dàng to leave home to make one's way in the world / to leave the life one knows to seek success
 chī hē wán lè to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
 qǐ jū everyday life / regular pattern of life
寿 rén shòu bǎo xiǎn life insurance
 shēng mìng zhōu qī life cycle
 huà tú to draw designs, maps etc / picture (e.g. of life in the city)
 xiāng yī wéi mìng mutually dependent for life (idiom) / to rely upon one another for survival / interdependent
 bèi zi all one's life / lifetime
 dàn bó living a simple life
 qián shēng previous life / previous incarnation
 sǐ qù huó lái to hover between life and death (idiom) / to suffer terribly / within an inch of one's life
 fù shēng to be reborn / to recover / to come back to life / to regenerate
 suān tián kǔ là sour, sweet, bitter and spicy hot / fig. the joys and sorrows of life
 bǎo mìng to save one's life / to survive
 pīn sǐ to go all out for sth at risk of one's life
 shī zú to lose one's footing / to slip / to take a wrong step in life
 méi mìng to lose one's life / to die / recklessly / desperately
 pū jiù firefighting / to extinguish a fire and save life and property / to dive (of goalkeeper in soccer)
 shì sǐ to pledge one's life
 xiàn shì this life / to lose face / to be disgraced
 jì yù luck / fate / opportunity / the ups and downs of life
 guī duì to return to one's unit / to go back to one's station in life
 sī shēng huó private life
 xiě shēng to sketch from nature / to do a still life drawing
 jiù huó to bring back to life
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