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Pīnyīn
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grieved / sorrowful
HSK 6
to entreat / to implore / to plead
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Ai (c. 2000 BC), sixth of legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝 descended from Shennong 神農|神农 Farmer God, also known as Li 釐|厘
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sorrow / grief / pity / to grieve for / to pity / to lament / to condole
grief / distress / bereavement / grieved / heartbroken / dejected
four types of human emotions, namely: happiness 歡喜|欢喜, anger 憤怒|愤怒, sorrow 悲哀 and joy 快樂|快乐
to cry piteously / anguished wailing / same as 哀嚎
grief / resentment / aggrieved / plaintive
(of animals, the wind etc) to make a mournful sound / whine / moan / wail
to sigh / to lament / to bewail
lit. plaintive whine of geese (idiom); fig. land swarming with disaster victims / starving people fill the land
to observe a moment of silence in tribute
to grieve / to mourn / deep sorrow / grief
mournful song / dirge / elegy
to grieve over sb's death / to lament sb's death / mourning
the Lamentations of Jeremiah
to express grief / to mourn
I, me (self-referring by a widowed empress etc, used in historical novels and operas)
restrain your grief, accept fate (condolence phrase)
melancholy / sad and moving
sorrow / grief
sorrow / sadness / distressed / sorrowful
grief-stricken thoughts / mourning
nothing sadder than a withered heart (idiom attributed to Confucius by Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子) / no greater sorrow than a heart that never rejoices / the worst sorrow is not as bad as an uncaring heart / nothing is more wretched than apathy
to weep in sorrow
funeral music / plaint / dirge
to feel compassion for / to pity on / to feel sorry for
miserably
joint name for the Han dynasty emperors Aidi (reigned 7-1 BC) and Pingdi (reigned 1 BC - 6 AD)
funeral pomp
deeply felt but not mawkish (idiom)
to take pity on / to feel sorry for
to wail
pathetically
to beg piteously / to supplicate
ultimatum (loanword)
an army burning with righteous indignation is bound to win (idiom)
bereavement
weeping and gnashing one's teeth (idiom)
to persuade by all possible means / to implore
variant of 哀辭|哀辞
plaintive and beautiful / melancholy but gorgeous
dirge / lament
to take pity on / to feel sorry for
to pay respects to the dead / to mark sb's passing
son orphaned of his mother
Abdominal Lament / acupuncture point SP 16
Emperor Aidi of Tang, reign name of twenty-first and last Tang emperor Li Zhu 李祝 (892-908), reigned 904-907
to be respected in life and lamented in death (idiom)
to bring tribute as sign of submission (idiom); to submit
desolate / mournful
to be deeply grieved
(literary) orphan
to entreat piteously / to implore
obituary (archaic term)
begging for pity and asking for help (idiom)
alas / all is lost
Lament for the South, long poem in Fu style by Yu Xin 庾信 mourning the passing of Liang of the Southern dynasties 南朝梁朝
to howl in grief / anguished wailing / same as 哀號|哀号
Molière (1622-1673), French playwright and actor, master of comedy


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