Translation of "fatal" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈfeɪ.təl/ us /ˈfeɪ.t̬əl/

B2 A fatal illness, accident, etc. causes death.

This illness is fatal in almost all cases. 这种病几乎是不治之症。
the fatal shooting of an unarmed 15-year-old 对手无寸铁的15岁少年的致命枪击

B2 very serious and having an important bad effect in the future

He made the fatal mistake/error of believing what they told him. 他听信了他们的话,犯了致命的错误。
It just shows how you should never say how well things are going for you - it's fatal (= it causes bad things to happen). 这件事恰恰说明你决不能说事情进展很顺利——这么讲会带来大麻烦。

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(Translation of “fatal” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)