不死也半条命

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 不死也半條命

Etymology[edit]

Literally: Even if one does not die, one will be severely wounded

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bù sǐ yě bàn tiáo mìng
Zhuyin ㄅㄨˋ ㄙˇ ㄧㄝˇ ㄅㄢˋ ㄊㄧㄠˊ ㄇㄧㄥˋ
IPA (key) /pu⁵¹ sz̩²¹⁴⁻³⁵ i̯ɛ²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ pa̠n⁵¹ tʰi̯ɑʊ̯³⁵ miŋ⁵¹/

Idiom[edit]

不死也半条命 (simplified, Pinyin bù sǐ yě bàn tiáo mìng, traditional 不死也半條命)

  1. describes a person in a dangerous predicament