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Literally: If I should die beneath a Peony flower, I will still be charming as a ghost.
- Note: Peony flower is a metaphor for a beautiful woman.
牡丹花下死，做鬼也風流 (traditional, Pinyin 牡丹花下死，做鬼也风流), simplified
- If I die under a skirt, I can still flirt as a ghost.
- If my body should perish, girls I'll still cherish.
- source of both footnotes 1 and 2: House of Flying Daggers (Title 01 Chapter 06, about 10 seconds before Chapter 07), said by Takeshi Kaneshiro's character. In the movie, he actually says: 寧在花下死，做鬼也風流 (Literally: "I would rather die under a flower; I will still be amorous, even as a ghost").
- "牡丹花下死，做鬼也風流" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2008-04-30.