Translation of "die" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ I ] uk us /daɪ/ (present tense dying, past tense and past participle died)

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 should 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,

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 stops working, or if an object cannot be used or repaired any more, usually because it is very old, people sometimes say it has died

The engine just died on us. 那台引擎剛好報廢在我們手裡。
humorous He wore his jeans until they died. 他把那條牛仔褲一直穿到不能再穿為止。

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