山崩地裂

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.
山崩

EtymologyEdit

Literally: the mountains collapse and the earth splits open

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shānbēng dì liè
Zhuyin ㄕㄢ ㄅㄥ ㄉㄧˋ ㄌㄧㄝˋ
IPA (key) /ʂa̠n⁵⁵ pɤŋ⁵⁵ ti⁵¹⁻⁵³ li̯ɛ⁵¹/

IdiomEdit

山崩地裂 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shānbēng dì liè)

  1. describes how a place looks after a great natural catastrophe; massively destructive
  2. describes something that has prestige and is imposing; awesome

Proper nounEdit

山崩地裂 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shānbēng dì liè)

  1. (movie title) Dante's Peak
  2. (movie title) Landslide
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 13:40