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xī shēng
v. to lose one's life, sacrifice

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
zhàn shì zài zhàn dòu zhōng zhàn shèng le dí rén , dàn shì tā què xī shēng le
phr. The soldier defeated the enemy in the battle, but he lost his life.
yì míng zhǐ huī guān yīng yǒng xī shēng le
phr. A commanding officer heroically sacrificed (his life).