求生不得,求死不能

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Chinese[edit]

 
to seek; to look for; to request; to demand; to beseech
 
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow
must not; should not; not be allowed
 
to seek; to look for; to request; to demand; to beseech
simp. and trad.
(求生不得,求死不能)
不得 死不

Etymology[edit]

Literally: can't live and can't die

Pronunciation[edit]

Idiom[edit]

求生不得,求死不能

  1. between a rock and a hard place; in a bind; in a pickle

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