The refugees barely escaped death.
Hinanmin wa yatto inochibiroi o shita.
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
at last; at length; barely; narrowly; just; by the skin of one's teeth
narrow escape from death
indicates direct object of action; indicates subject of causative expression; indicates an area traversed; indicates time (period) over which action takes place; indicates point of departure or separation of action; indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
to do; to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into); to serve as; to act as; to work as; to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.); to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as; to decide on; to choose; to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.); to be (in a state, condition, etc.); to be worth; to cost; to pass (of time); to elapse; verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs"); creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go"); to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to
Readings: ヒ、 さ.ける、 よ.ける
Meanings: evade, avoid, avert, ward off, shirk, shun
Readings: ナン、 かた.い、 -がた.い、 むずか.しい、 むづか.しい、 むつか.しい、 -にく.い
Meanings: difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect
Readings: ミン、 たみ
Meanings: people, nation, subjects
Readings: メイ、 ミョウ、 いのち
Meanings: fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
Readings: シュウ、 ジュウ、 ひろ.う
Meanings: pick up, gather, find, go on foot, ten