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人不像人,鬼不像鬼

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man; person; people not; no
 
(look) like; similar (to); appearance; to appear; to seem; image; portrait; resemble; seem
man; person; people ghost; sly; crafty not; no
 
(look) like; similar (to); appearance; to appear; to seem; image; portrait; resemble; seem
ghost; sly; crafty
simp. and trad.
(人不像人,鬼不像鬼)
Literally: “(A place or circumstance where) people do not resemble people, and ghosts do not resemble ghosts”.

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人不像人,鬼不像鬼

  1. pure misery
    人不像人鬼不像鬼生活 [MSC, trad.]
    人不像人鬼不像鬼生活 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ guò le sì nián rénbùxiàngrén guǐbùxiàngguǐ de shēnghuó. [Pinyin]
    For four years, I lived a life of pure misery.
  2. ghastly
    支持人不像人鬼不像鬼勞退金 [MSC, trad.]
    支持人不像人鬼不像鬼劳退金 [MSC, simp.]
    Bié zhīchí rénbùxiàngrén guǐbùxiàngguǐ de láotuìjīn xīn zhì. [Pinyin]
    Don't support the new ghastly labor retirement system.

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