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牡丹花下死,做鬼也風流

ChineseEdit

 
under; second; next; lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
 
to die; inpassable; uncrossable; inflexible; rigid
 
to die; to become a ghost; to play tricks; to get into mischief
also; too
trad. (牡丹花下死,做鬼也風流) 牡丹花 做鬼 風流
simp. (牡丹花下死,做鬼也风流) 牡丹花 做鬼 风流
Literally: “If I should die beneath a peony flower (metaphor for beautiful woman), I will still be charming as a ghost.”

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牡丹花下死,做鬼也風流

  1. If I die under a skirt, I can still flirt as a ghost. / If my body should perish, girls I'll still cherish.