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severe
 
to do harm to; to cause trouble to; harm; evil; calamity
trad. (厲害)
simp. (厉害)
variant forms 利害

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

厲害

  1. (of a wild animal, a person's temper, words, etc.) fierce
  2. strict; stern; severe
  3. (of illness, heat, cold, etc.) intense; severe; serious
    這兒一個路燈沒有虧得雀盲眼不算厲害什麼伍的 [dialectal Mandarin, trad.]
    这儿一个路灯没有亏得雀盲眼不算厉害什么伍的 [dialectal Mandarin, simp.]
    Zhàr yī ge lùdēng dōu méiyǒu, kuīde wǒ qiǎomangyǎn bùsuàn lìhai, méi shuāi zhe shénmewǔde. [Pinyin]
    There wasn't a single streetlamp here. Thankfully my nightblindness isn't serious, so I didn't fall or anything.
  4. (informal) excellent; amazing; fantastic

SynonymsEdit

  • (fierce):
  • (strict):
  • (intense):
  • (excellent):

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