沒戲

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Chinese[edit]

 
drowned; to end; to die; to inundate; (negative prefix for verbs); have not; not
 
trick; drama; play; show
trad. (沒戲)
simp. (没戏)

Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Literally it means to not have (沒有 měiyǒu) a play (戲劇 xìjù) or a game (遊戲 yóuxì).

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Adjective[edit]

沒戲

  1. (slang) to look hopeless or unpromising (when referring to plans or situations)
    如果現在半途而廢沒戲
    If you give up halfway now there's no hope!

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References[edit]

  • Davidson, Marianne (ed.); Julie Kleeman, Sarah Waldram (2006) Collins Chinese Dictionary (in English/Chinese), 2nd edition edition, Glasgow, New York: Collins, ISBN 978-0-00-722391-6
  • Li, Shujuan (2008) Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语) (in English/Mandarin), 2nd edition, Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0
  • Li, Jiequn; Jieming Li, Yong'an Gao, Junying Ma, Jian Leng, C.L. Shannon, Pingchao Gu, Andrew Gluckman year = 2007 ((Can we date this quote?)) Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语) (in English/Mandarin), Latest edition, Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-100-8
  • “没字的解释---在线新华字典”, in 在线新华字典[1] (in Mandarin/English), accessed 2009-07-01