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  *鬼* | 鬼* | *鬼
ghost / demon / terrible / damnable / clever / sly / crafty / (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc) / one of the 28 constellations
leech / bloodsucking vermin / vampire (translated European notion) / fig. cruel exploiter, esp. a capitalist exploiting the workers
little demon (term of endearment for a child) / mischievous child / imp
hobgoblin / bogey / phantom
devils / refers to 日本鬼子, wartime term insult for Japanese
supernatural beings
wry face / to grimace / to pull a face / comic face / face mask / devil mask
lie / false words / nonsense / CL:
curse it! / to hell with it!
ghost story
haunted house
evil spirit / devil
demon / monster
demons and ghosts / ghouls and bogies
sinister design / ulterior motive
supernaturally fine craft (idiom); the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
devil / You devil! (as joke or insult) / the departed
malicious spirit / devil
will-o'-the-wisp / jack-o'-lantern
the gates of hell
heavy smoker / chain smoker
Japanese devil (common term of abuse in wartime China and in subsequent writing)
to hang around / to fool around / to live aimlessly
to wail like ghosts and howl like wolves (idiom)
to pull a face / to grimace / to scowl
black devil (derogatory term for black or African person)
reggae (loanword)
(jocularly) clever and quick-witted person
to play tricks / to cause mischief
sneaky / secretive / furtive
to be obsessed / to be possessed
to play tricks / to cheat / to get up to mischief / to become a ghost / to give up the ghost
top secret / hush-hush
sb who is always hungry / glutton / (Buddhism) hungry ghost
(coll.) sleep paralysis
Red Devils, nickname of Manchester United Football Club
demons and gods at work (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
lecher / pervert
to make mischief / to play tricks
to suspect everyone / overly suspicious
lit. to appear and disappear unpredictably like a spirit or a ghost (idiom) / fig. elusive
miser / penny-pincher
Jiugui Liquor, liquor company from 吉首
awful weather
(botany) common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
evil monsters / (fig.) bad characters / (political) bad elements
miser / penny-pincher
nonsense / humbug / bunk / bullshit
disgusting person / slob
lit. dress up as God, play the devil (idiom); fig. to mystify / to deceive people / to scam
lazybones / idle bum
gambling addict
to have secret motives / to have a guilty conscience
to tell one lie after another (idiom) / to talk nonsense / bogus story
in absolute secrecy
unlicensed street vendor
scapegoat / fall guy
lit. money will make the Devil turn millstones (idiom) / fig. with money, you can do anything you like
undecipherable handwriting / scribblings / (fig.) hypocritical talk
foreigner (Cantonese) / Westerner
treacherous person / evil spirit
gargoyle / grotesque
Devil's Island, notorious French prison off the coast of French Guyana
reckless person / hothead
glutton / chowhound
five chief demons of folklore personifying pestilence / also written 五瘟神
haunted house
ghost of a person who died by hanging / hanged person / (coll.) inchworm / hangman (word game)
"white ghost", derogatory term for caucasians (Cantonese)
(coll.) to holler / to squawk
who would believe it! / what rubbish!
sinister plot / dirty trick / cheap trick
to harbor ulterior motives (idiom)
foreign devil / term of abuse for Westerners
to invite the devil to one's house (idiom) / to introduce a potential source of trouble
public nuisance / a wicked, mean spirited individual
(coll.) youtiao (deep-fried breadstick)
afraid to die (contemptuous term)
sneaky / furtive
Huang Fugui, ghost of legends who provided Liu Juanzi with his magical recipes 劉涓子鬼遺方|刘涓子鬼遗方
glutton / greedy / piggish
He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night. / Rest with a clear conscience.
Five ghosts mock the judge, or Five ghosts resist judgment (title of folk opera, idiom); important personage mobbed by a crowd of ne'er-do-wells
ghost of sb devoured by a tiger who helps the tiger devour others
to respect Gods and demons from a distance (idiom); to remain at a respectful distance
dirty trick / monkey business
heavy smoker / chain smoker
supernaturally fine craft (idiom); the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
downcast wretch / bad-tempered and unpleasant person
the work of gods and devils (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence

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