不死也半條命

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Chinese[edit]

not; no; (negative prefix)
 
to die; inpassable; uncrossable; inflexible; rigid
also; too
 
half; semi-; incomplete; (after a number) and a half
 
measure word for long, thin things (i.e. ribbon, river, etc.); a strip; item; article
life; fate
trad. (不死也半條命)
simp. (不死也半条命)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

不死也半條命

  1. describes a person in a dangerous predicament