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English Definitionout of order (of machine); not working properly; a failing (of a system)
Simplified Script失灵
Traditional Script失靈
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕ ㄌㄧㄥˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sat1ling4
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
shīto lose; to miss; to fail
língquick; alert; efficacious; effective; to come true; spirit; departed soul; coffin

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Words With Same Head Word    
失去shīqùto lose
失业shīyèunemployment; to lose one's job
失败shībàito be defeated; to lose; to fail (e.g. experiments); failure; defeat
失望shīwàngdisappointed; to lose hope; to despair
失掉shīdiàoto lose; to miss
Words With Same Tail Word    
心灵xīnlíngbright; smart; quick-witted; heart; thoughts; spirit
不灵bùlíngnot work; be ineffective
亡灵wánglíngdeparted spirit
哭灵kūlíngto weep before a coffin or a memorial to the dead
四灵sìlíngfour divinities; four divine emperors; four mythical creatures symbolic of propsperity and longevity, namely phoenix , turtle , dragon , Chinese unicorn 麒麟; also 四象, the four division of the sky
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