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(dialectal) to look for trouble; to be pretentious
 
to die; impassable; uncrossable; inflexible; rigid
simp. and trad.
(作死)

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作死

  1. (colloquial) to seek death; to invite death by recklessness; to look for trouble
    這個虎剌孩作死銀子 [MSC, trad.]
    这个虎剌孩作死银子 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 元·無名氏《陳州糶米》第一摺
    Nǐ zhège hǔlàhái zuòsǐ yě. Nǐ de yínzǐ yòu shào, zěn gǎn mà wǒ? [Pinyin]
    (please add an English translation of this example)
    配軍不是作死戲弄老娘 [Written Vernacular Chinese, trad.]
    配军不是作死戏弄老娘 [Written Vernacular Chinese, simp.]
    From: Shi Nai'an, Water Margin, circa 14th century CE
    Zhè zéi pèijūn què bùshì zuòsǐ, dǎo lái xìnòng lǎoniáng! [Pinyin]
    (please add an English translation of this example)
    作死?!  ―  Nǐ shì yào zuōsǐ a?!  ―  Are you trying to get into trouble or what?
    作死 [Cantonese]  ―  Zok3 sei2 nei5 aa4? [Jyutping]  ―  Are you trying to get into trouble?

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