安乐死 (an le si): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

安乐死 (Chinese PinYin: [ān lè sǐ]; traditional Chinese: 安樂死) may mean: (1) euthanasia; (2) mercy killing. Euthanasia is a criminal offense in China, but a recent survey shows that more than two-thirds of Chinese have an open and tolerant attitude toward euthanasia, which has long been debated but still banned (chinadaily.com.cn 2013). Some common phrases and expressions are: 安乐死药物 (euthanasia drug), 安乐死合法化 (legalization of euthanasia).

Literally: 安乐(peaceful and happy) + 死(death)

1. How to pronounce 安乐死?

Chinese Pinyin: [ān lè sǐ]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 安乐死

Synonyms: 安乐死术,

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 安乐死

Fixed expression: 安乐死药物 (euthanasia drug),

Collocation: 安乐死合法化 (legalization of euthanasia),

Idioms: N/A

4. How to use 安乐死 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 安乐死.

4.1 “安乐死”目前仅在荷兰、卢森堡、比利时、以及美国俄勒冈州合法。

Translation: Euthanasia is legal only in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the US state of Oregon.

4.2 狗和人类在很多方面对比都没有优势, 但是法律允许狗的安乐死, 人就不可以, 动物有权利得到比人类更体面的死亡

Translation: “Dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.”― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

4.3 安乐死不应该是一种犯罪

Translation: “Mercy killing should not be a crime.”

4.4 生命其实就是堕胎和安乐死中间的痛苦的过程

Translation: Life is just the misery left between abortion and euthanasia […]” ― Sebastian Horsley, Dandy in the Underworld: An Unauthorized Autobiography

4.5 那是不对的, 但是我们没有道德上的权威部门去批准安乐死.

Translation: That is not true, but we lack the moral authority to endorse them (acts of euthanasia).

4.6 安乐死将会使它的拥护者认为会解决的所有问题变得更加严峻.

Translation: Euthanasia will further intensify all the problems its advocates think it will solve.

4.7 大部分中国人对安乐死都持开放的态度

Translation: Most Chinese have open mind toward euthanasia.

4.8 安乐死已经在世界范围内被广泛的讨论过.

Translation: Euthanasia has been widely discussed around the world.

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List of reference:

chinadaily.com.cn 2013 Most Chinese have open mind toward euthanasia [online] http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-12/31/content_17206128.htm

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