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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from  ( → ).

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 女一人一口 (VMOMR))

  1. give
  2. by, for

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping kap1, Yale kap1)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin gěi (gei3), Wade-Giles kei3)

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin gěi, traditional )

  1. to give
    我几个。 gěi wǒ jǐge.
    give me some.
  2. to allow; to let
    他看。 bù gěi tā kàn.
    Don't let him see it.
  3. for, for the benefit of
    这是你的。 zhè shì gěi nǐ de.
    This is for you.
    这本书不是年轻读者看的。 zhè běn shū bùshì gěi niánqīng dúzhě kàn de.
    These books are not fit for young readers.
  4. to (introduce recipient of an action)
    我讲了一个有趣的故事。 tā gěi wǒ jiǎng le yīgè yǒuqù de gùshi.
    He told (to) me an interesting story.
    七点钟我打电话你。 qī diǎnzhōng wǒ dǎdiànhuà gěi nǐ.
    I'll call you at seven. ( I'll give a call to you )

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. to supply, to provide
    补给 to replenish; 供给 to furnish; 自给 self-reliant

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