sad; sadness; sorrow; grief

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悲哀 悲哀 bei1 ai1
grieved; sorrowful

悲不自胜 悲不自勝 bei1 bu4 zi4 sheng4
unable to control one's grief (idiom); overwrought; overcome with sorrow; heartbroken

悲惨 悲慘 bei1 can3
miserable; tragic

悲惨世界 悲慘世界 bei1 can3 shi4 jie4
Les Misérables (1862) by Victor Hugo 維克多·雨果|维克多·雨果

悲恻 悲惻 bei1 ce4
grieved; sorrowful

悲愁 悲愁 bei1 chou2

悲楚 悲楚 bei1 chu3
sorrowful; grieved

悲怆 悲愴 bei1 chuang4
sorrow; tragic

悲催 悲催 bei1 cui1
(Internet slang) miserable; pathetic; the pits

悲摧 悲摧 bei1 cui1
grieved; miserable

悲悼 悲悼 bei1 dao4
mourn; grieve over sb's death

悲愤 悲憤 bei1 fen4
grief and indignation

悲歌 悲歌 bei1 ge1
sad melody; stirring strains; elegy; dirge; threnody; sing with solemn fervor

悲歌当哭 悲歌當哭 bei1 ge1 dang4 ku1
to sing instead of weep (idiom)

悲哽 悲哽 bei1 geng3
to choke with grief

悲观 悲觀 bei1 guan1

悲欢离合 悲歡離合 bei1 huan1 li2 he2
joys and sorrows; partings and reunions; the vicissitudes of life

悲剧 悲劇 bei1 ju4

悲剧缺陷 悲劇缺陷 bei1 ju4 que1 xian4
tragic flaw (Aristotle's hamartia)

悲剧性 悲劇性 bei1 ju4 xing4

悲苦 悲苦 bei1 ku3
forlorn; miserable

悲凉 悲涼 bei1 liang2
sorrowful; dismal

悲悯 悲憫 bei1 min3
to take pity on sb; compassionate

悲鸣 悲鳴 bei1 ming2
utter sad calls; lament

悲凄 悲悽 bei1 qi1
pitiable; sorrowful

悲戚 悲戚 bei1 qi1

悲泣 悲泣 bei1 qi4
to weep with grief

悲切 悲切 bei1 qie4

悲伤 悲傷 bei1 shang1
sad; sorrowful

悲声载道 悲聲載道 bei1 sheng1 zai4 dao4
lamentations fill the roads (idiom); severe suffering all around

悲酸 悲酸 bei1 suan1
bitter and sad

悲叹 悲歎 bei1 tan4
to bewail; to sigh mournfully; to lament

悲叹 悲嘆 bei1 tan4
to bewail; to sigh mournfully; to lament

悲啼 悲啼 bei1 ti2
to wail with grief; plaintive cry

悲天悯人 悲天憫人 bei1 tian1 min3 ren2
to bemoan the state of the universe and pity the fate of mankind

悲痛 悲痛 bei1 tong4
grieved; sorrowful

悲恸 悲慟 bei1 tong4

悲喜交集 悲喜交集 bei1 xi3 jiao1 ji2
mixed feelings of grief and joy

悲喜剧 悲喜劇 bei1 xi3 ju4

悲壮 悲壯 bei1 zhuang4
solemn and stirring; moving and tragic

不以物喜,不以己悲 不以物喜,不以己悲 bu4 yi3 wu4 xi3 - bu4 yi3 ji3 bei1
not to become attached to material things, not to pity oneself

慈悲 慈悲 ci2 bei1

慈悲为本 慈悲為本 ci2 bei1 wei2 ben3
mercy as the guiding principle (idiom); the Buddhist teaching that nothing is valid except compassion

大悲咒 大悲咒 da4 bei1 zhou4
the Great Compassion Mantra

大放悲声 大放悲聲 da4 fang4 bei1 sheng1
great release of sorrow; to burst into tears

公地悲剧 公地悲劇 gong1 di4 bei1 ju4
tragedy of the commons (economics)

假慈悲 假慈悲 jia3 ci2 bei1
phoney mercy; sham benevolence; crocodile tears

可悲 可悲 ke3 bei1

老大徒伤悲 老大徒傷悲 lao3 da4 tu2 shang1 bei1
vain regrets of old age (idiom)

乐极生悲 樂極生悲 le4 ji2 sheng1 bei1
extreme joy turns to sorrow (idiom); Don't celebrate too soon, things could still go wrong!

强忍悲痛 強忍悲痛 qiang2 ren3 bei1 tong4
to try hard to suppress one's grief (idiom)

伤悲 傷悲 shang1 bei1
sad; sorrowful (literary)

少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲 少壯不努力,老大徒傷悲 shao4 zhuang4 bu4 nu3 li4 - lao3 da4 tu2 shang1 bei1
if you are lazy in your prime, you'll be sorry in your old age

兔死狐悲 兔死狐悲 tu4 si3 hu2 bei1
lit. if the rabbit dies, the fox grieves (idiom); fig. to have sympathy with a like-minded person in distress

徐悲鸿 徐悲鴻 xu2 bei1 hong2
Xu Beihong (1895-1953), famous European trained painter and influential art teacher

转悲为喜 轉悲為喜 zhuan3 bei1 wei2 xi3
to turn grief into happiness (idiom)