Translation of "die" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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dieverb [ I ]

uk /daɪ/ us /daɪ/ present participle dying, past tense and past participle died

A1 to stop living or existing, either suddenly or slowly

Twelve people died in the accident. 12人在此次事故中喪生。
She died of/from hunger/cancer/a heart attack/her injuries. 她死於饑餓/癌症/心臟病/傷害。
It is a brave person who will die for their beliefs. 願為信念而死的人稱得上是勇敢者。
I would like to die in my sleep (= while I am sleeping). 我願在睡夢中死去。
Many people have a fear of dying. 很多人害怕死亡。
Our love will never die. 我們的愛將永不消逝。
She will not tell anyone - the secret will die with her. 她不會告訴任何人——這個秘密會爛在她的肚子裡。
die a natural/violent death

to die naturally, violently, etc.

He died a violent death. 他死於非命。
My grandmother died a natural death (= did not die of illness or because she was killed), as she would have wanted. 我祖母壽終正寢,這是她所希望的結局。

informal If a machine, battery, or phone dies, it stops working, usually because it has no power.

The engine just died on us. 那台引擎剛好報廢在我們手裡。
I'm sorry I didn't reply to your text - my phone died.

More examples

dienoun [ C ]

uk /daɪ/ us /daɪ/

die noun [ C ] (TOOL)

a shaped piece or mould (= hollow container) made of metal or other hard material, used to shape or put a pattern on metal or plastic


die noun [ C ] (GAME)

US also or old use UK dice a small cube (= object with six equal square sides) with a different number of spots on each side, used in games involving chance



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