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The Chinese word lihai - 厉害 - lìhai
(serious in Chinese)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

serious, formidable,
fierce, violent

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( lihai / lìhai ) with pronunciation (English translation: serious )

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厉害 ( lihai / lìhai ) is composed of these characters: (li) , (hai)
厉害 ( lihai / lìhai ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 厉害 ( lihai / lìhai ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Zuotian ta bing de hen lihai.
Zuótiān tā bìng de hĕn lìhai.
 – English translation: She was seriously ill yesterday.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

harsh  |  also: harmful
厉害 ( lihai / lìhai ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 439)
More words that mean serious in Chinese
yánsù ( 严肃 ), yánzhòng ( 严重 )

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