山崩地裂

ChineseEdit

mountain; hill collapse; fall into ruins
 
earth; ground; field; place; land; (subor. part. adverbial); -ly
crack; split
simp. and trad.
(山崩地裂)
Literally: The mountains collapse and the earth splits open.

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IdiomEdit

山崩地裂

  1. describes how a place looks after a great natural catastrophe; massively destructive
    地震發生當地時間凌晨人們睡夢山崩地裂地震驚醒無數房屋一瞬間轟然倒坍許多猝不及防 [MSC, trad.]
    地震发生当地时间凌晨人们睡梦山崩地裂地震惊醒无数房屋一瞬间轰然倒坍许多猝不及防 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 2006: anon., 中国地震信息网 (China Seismic Information)
    Zhè cì dìzhèn fāshēng zài dāngdì shíjiān língchén, rénmen hái zài shuìmèng zhōng bèi shānbēng dìliè bān de dìzhèn jīngxǐng, wúshù fángwū zài yīshùnjiān hōngrán dǎotān, xǔduō rén cùbùjífáng jiù sǐ yú mèng zhōng. [Pinyin]
    This time, the earthquake occurred before dawn local time. People were still sound asleep when they were jolted awake by a massively destructive earthquake. In an instant, countless houses had collapsed, and many people had died in their sleep with no time to react.
  2. describes something that has prestige and is imposing; awesome
    太鼓日本傳統鼓藝表演形式由於山崩地裂巨響加上低頻颶風音壓力道爆發音言語形容 [MSC, trad.]
    太鼓日本传统鼓艺表演形式由于山崩地裂巨响加上低频飓风音压力道爆发音言语形容 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 2005: anon., 鬼太鼓座 (Ondekoza) -《疾走》(Roulade)
    "Tàigǔ" shì Rìběn chuántǒng de gǔyì biǎoyǎn xíngshì, yóuyú qí suǒ léi chū de shānbēng dìliè de jùxiǎng, jiāshàng dīpín rú jùfēng bān xí lái, qí yīnyā zhī gāo, lìdào zhī qiáng, bàofāyīn zhī měng, fēi yányǔ suǒ néng xíngróng. [Pinyin]
    The "Taiko" is a Japanese traditional style of drumming performance. As a result of the awesome noise that comes from the drumming, the low frequencies that strike like a hurricane, and the full and explosive ferocity of the sound, there are no words that can describe it.