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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
hobgoblin / bogey / phantom
little demon (term of endearment for a child) / mischievous child / imp
devils / refers to 日本鬼子, wartime term insult for Japanese
supernatural beings
demon / monster
wry face / to grimace / to pull a face / comic face / face mask / devil mask
haunted house
lie / false words / nonsense / CL:
Red Devils, nickname of Manchester United Football Club
supernaturally fine craft (idiom); the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
top secret / hush-hush
(coll.) sleep paralysis
curse it! / to hell with it!
evil spirit / devil
black devil (derogatory term for black or African person)
malicious spirit / devil
demons and ghosts / ghouls and bogies
will-o'-the-wisp / jack-o'-lantern
sinister design / ulterior motive
the gates of hell
sneaky / secretive / furtive
devil / You devil! (as joke or insult) / the departed
disgusting person / slob
Devil's Island, notorious French prison off the coast of French Guyana
sb who is always hungry / glutton / (Buddhism) hungry ghost
lecher / pervert
lit. Gods appear and devils vanish (idiom); to appear and disappear unpredictably / to change rapidly
to be obsessed / to be possessed
to make mischief / to play tricks
Jiugui Liquor, liquor company from 吉首
heavy smoker / chain smoker
demons and gods at work (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
to hang around / to fool around / to live aimlessly
to pull a face / to grimace / to scowl
Japanese devil (common term of abuse in wartime China and in subsequent writing)
foreigner (Cantonese) / Westerner
to play tricks / to cheat / to get up to mischief / to become a ghost / to give up the ghost
foreign devil / term of abuse for Westerners
miser / penny-pincher
to wail like ghosts and howl like wolves (idiom)
evil monsters / (fig.) bad characters / (political) bad elements
undecipherable handwriting / scribblings / (fig.) hypocritical talk
(jocularly) clever and quick-witted person
to play tricks / to cause mischief
lit. dress up as God, play the devil (idiom); fig. to mystify / to deceive people / to scam
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
traitor / collaborator with the enemy
to suspect everyone / overly suspicious
to tell one lie after another (idiom) / to talk nonsense / bogus story
(botany) common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
reggae (loanword)
in absolute secrecy
scapegoat / fall guy
who would believe it! / what rubbish!
miser / penny-pincher
gargoyle / grotesque
lit. money will make the Devil turn millstones (idiom) / fig. with money, you can do anything you like
gambling addict
glutton / chowhound
dirty little devil (affectionate, of child)
treacherous person / evil spirit
to have secret motives / to have a guilty conscience
lit. wolves howling, devils groaning (idiom); pathetic screams
(coll.) youtiao (deep-fried breadstick)
lazybones / idle bum
ghost story
awful weather
"white ghost", derogatory term for caucasians (Cantonese)
lecherous devil
downcast wretch / bad-tempered and unpleasant person
leech / bloodsucking vermin / vampire (translated European notion) / fig. cruel exploiter, esp. a capitalist exploiting the workers
reckless person / hothead
He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night. / Rest with a clear conscience.
to respect Gods and demons from a distance (idiom); to remain at a respectful distance
lit. ghosts are afraid of evil too / an evil person fears someone even more evil (idiom)
sinister plot / dirty trick / cheap trick
sneaky / furtive
(coll.) to holler / to squawk
haunted house
Devil (in Jewish and Christian mythology)
ghost of sb devoured by a tiger who helps the tiger devour others
glutton / greedy / piggish
the work of gods and devils (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
supernaturally fine craft (idiom); the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
sb who dies prematurely
public nuisance / a wicked, mean spirited individual
to invite the devil to one's house (idiom) / to introduce a potential source of trouble
devils are born in the heart (idiom) / fears originate in the mind
Velcro fastener / touch fastener

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