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calamity / disaster / CL: 個|个
disaster / catastrophe
serious fire (in a city or a forest etc)
  *灾* | 灾* | *灾
disaster / calamity
  *灾* | 灾* | *灾
variant of 災|灾
  *灾* | 灾* | *灾
old variant of 災|灾
to take measures to mitigate the impact of disasters (including prevention, preparation, and support for stricken communities)
to relieve disaster / to help disaster victims
natural disaster
disaster prevention / to protect against natural disasters
disaster movie
disaster area / stricken region
disaster-stricken / to be hit by a natural calamity
after a catastrophe / post-traumatic
natural disaster
flood / flood damage
to provide relief during times of emergency and disaster (idiom)
area particularly hard-hit by a disaster / disaster area
lit. to take joy in calamity and delight in disaster (idiom); fig. to rejoice in other people's misfortune / Schadenfreude
disaster relief
catastrophe / cataclysmic change
defense against natural disasters
disastrous situation / calamity
comet or supernova viewed as evil portent
calamity / catastrophe
adversity / catastrophe / disaster
to avoid calamities
disastrous / to turn into a disaster
natural disaster / famine
victim (of a disaster)
lit. to flood (idiom) / fig. rampant / in plague proportions
natural calamities and man-made disasters (idiom)
to be plagued with misfortunes / precarious
disaster area
market crash
secondary disaster (e.g. epidemic following floods)
plague of locusts
damaging storm / destructive typhoon
insect damage / destruction of crops by pest insects
earthquake damage
series of calamities / disaster following on disaster
severe disaster
State Council Earthquake Relief Headquarters
disaster relief funds
a financial loss may prevent disaster (idiom)
disaster caused by hail
disaster area / scene of accident
frost damage (to crop)
calamity will befall those who are lacking in virtue
to invite disaster
catastrophism (theory that geological changes are brought about by catastrophes such as the biblical flood)
catastrophism / the theory that geological change is caused by catastrophic events such as the Biblical flood
to ward off calamities / to avoid disaster
emergency aid committee (of PRC Ministry of Civil Affairs 民政部)
to seek refuge from calamities
to have one's house burned down / fire disaster
catastrophes and unnatural phenomena / Heaven-sent warnings
to avoid calamities and evil spirits
to drive away demons to prevent calamity (idiom)
to pray for luck and sacrifice to avoid disasters (i.e. traditional superstitions)

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