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English Definitionto pass away; death
Traditional Script離世
Simplified Script离世
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧˊ ㄕˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lei4sai3
Word Decomposition
to leave; to part from; to be away from; (in giving distances) from; without (something); independent of; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing fire; ☲; (Chinese surname)
shìlife; age; generation; era; world; lifetime; epoch; descendant; noble; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
離開líkāito depart; to leave
離婚líhūnto divorce; divorced from (one's spouse)
離休líxiūto retire; to leave work and rest (euphemism for compulsory retirement of old cadres)
離別líbiéto leave (on a long journey); to part from somebody
離去líqùto leave; to exit
Words With Same Tail Word    
逝世shìshìto pass away; to die
去世qùshìto pass away; to die
問世wènshìto be published; to come out
過世guòshìto die; to pass away
入世rùshìto join the WTO; to enter the world; secular
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