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ghost / demon / terrible / damnable / clever / sly / crafty / (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc) / one of the 28 constellations
devil
HSK 6
haunted house
mole / spy / rat / traitor
leech / bloodsucking vermin / vampire (translated European notion) / fig. cruel exploiter, esp. a capitalist exploiting the workers
hobgoblin / bogey / phantom
haunted
little demon (term of endearment for a child) / mischievous child / imp
ghost story
lecher / pervert
unlicensed street vendor
supernatural beings
demon / monster
ghost
(coll.) to holler / to squawk
to make mischief / to play tricks
curse it! / to hell with it!
the gates of hell
wry face / to grimace / to pull a face / comic face / face mask / devil mask
nonsense / humbug / bunk / bullshit
to tell one lie after another (idiom) / to talk nonsense / bogus story
Red Devils, nickname of Manchester United Football Club
drunkard
supernaturally fine craft (idiom); the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
Devil (in Jewish and Christian mythology)
evil spirit / devil
haunted house
foreigner (Cantonese) / Westerner
(coll.) youtiao (deep-fried breadstick)
reggae (loanword)
glutton / chowhound
troublemaker
five chief demons of folklore personifying pestilence / also written 五瘟神
lie / false words / nonsense / CL:
coward
HSK 5
demons and ghosts / ghouls and bogies
lit. Gods appear and devils vanish (idiom); to appear and disappear unpredictably / to change rapidly
malicious spirit / devil
sneaky / secretive / furtive
Joker (playing card)
top secret / hush-hush
to suspect everyone / overly suspicious
(coll.) sleep paralysis
to hang around / to fool around / to live aimlessly
lazybones / idle bum
to wail like ghosts and howl like wolves (idiom)
demons and gods at work (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
to be obsessed / to be possessed
lit. dress up as God, play the devil (idiom); fig. to mystify / to deceive people / to scam
disgusting person / slob
devil / You devil! (as joke or insult) / the departed
to play tricks / to cheat / to get up to mischief / to become a ghost / to give up the ghost
evil monsters / (fig.) bad characters / (political) bad elements
miser / penny-pincher
devils / refers to 日本鬼子, wartime term insult for Japanese
Velcro fastener / touch fastener
to pull a face / to grimace / to scowl
to play tricks / to cause mischief
sb who is always hungry / glutton / (Buddhism) hungry ghost
drunkard
undecipherable handwriting / scribblings / (fig.) hypocritical talk
awful weather
will-o'-the-wisp / jack-o'-lantern
to have secret motives / to have a guilty conscience
gambling addict
sinister design / ulterior motive
to harbor ulterior motives (idiom)
Devil's Island, notorious French prison off the coast of French Guyana
crybaby
ghost of a person who died by hanging / hanged person / (coll.) inchworm / hangman (word game)
lecherous devil
treacherous person / evil spirit
Jiugui Liquor, liquor company from 吉首
"white ghost", derogatory term for caucasians (Cantonese)
in absolute secrecy
heavy smoker / chain smoker
to respect Gods and demons from a distance (idiom); to remain at a respectful distance
(jocularly) clever and quick-witted person
Japanese devil (common term of abuse in wartime China and in subsequent writing)
dirty little devil (affectionate, of child)
sneaky / furtive
sinister plot / dirty trick / cheap trick
gargoyle / grotesque
reggae (loanword) / also written 雷鬼
(bird species of China) boreal owl (Aegolius funereus)
the work of gods and devils (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
who would believe it! / what rubbish!
black devil (derogatory term for black or African person)
glutton / greedy / piggish
He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night. / Rest with a clear conscience.
foreign devil / wartime term of abuse for Japanese
ghost of sb devoured by a tiger who helps the tiger devour others
to stir up trouble in secret / to instigate
supernaturally fine craft (idiom); the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
dirty trick / monkey business
afraid to die (contemptuous term)
to exorcise / to drive out evil spirits

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