落地

luòdì- something that sits on the floor; drop; the ground; have one's head cut off; to be born

I came across this word in a friend's Facebook update. I think it referred to the plane they'd been on having landed. In general, the word seems to be used to refer to things coming towards the ground, but I find it funny that it can be used therefore to mean 'have one's head cut off' and 'be born'. It is literally, 'fall ground'.

观众静得连别针落地的声音也能听见。
The audience was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

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