死机

sǐjī - crash (of a computer)

A useful bit of modern Chinese, chosen today because my brand new Macbook keeps crashing. Annoying though the phenomenon is, I do like the word. It is literally 'dead machine'.

死机,在中国台湾及沿海地区又叫宕机。
'Crash', in Taiwan and coastal areas of China is also called 宕机.

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