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U+569F, 嚟
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-569F

[U+569E]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+56A0]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30, +15, 18 strokes, cangjie input 口竹竹水 (RHHE), composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 213, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4533
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 700, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+569F

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alternative forms

o黎 Internet
uncommon

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic (mouth) + phonetic (lai4)

Etymology[edit]

Vernacular reading of .

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) to come; to arrive
    [Cantonese]  ―  ngo5 soeng2 lai4 taam3 nei5. [Jyutping]  ―  I'd like to come and visit you.
  2. (Cantonese) to bring
    叉燒 [Cantonese, trad.]
    叉烧 [Cantonese, simp.]
    lai4 do1 jat1 wun2 caa1 siu1 faan6. [Jyutping]
    Bring me another bowl of rice with barbecue pork.
  3. (Cantonese) to; for (expresses purpose)
    雞蛋蛋撻 [Cantonese, trad.]
    鸡蛋蛋挞 [Cantonese, simp.]
    ngo5 maai5 zo2 di1 gai1 daan6-2 lai4 zing2 daan6 taat1. [Jyutping]
    I bought some eggs to make egg tarts.
  4. (Cantonese) used to indicate that an event has just occurred
    [Cantonese, trad.]
    [Cantonese, simp.]
    nei5 tai2 jyun4 hei3 lai4 aa4? [Jyutping]
    Did you just watch a movie?
  5. (Cantonese) used to emphasize that the identity of the subject is the object
    邊個 / 边个 [Cantonese]  ―  bin1 go3 lai4 gaa3? [Jyutping]  ―  Who is this?
    [Cantonese, trad.]
    [Cantonese, simp.]
    ne1 zek3 hai6 gau2 lai4 ge3. [Jyutping]
    This is a dog.
    / [Cantonese]  ―  maau1 lai4 gaa3. [Jyutping]  ―  It's a cat.
    工程師 [Cantonese, trad.]
    工程师 [Cantonese, simp.]
    keoi5 gung1 cing4 si1 lai4 gaa3. [Jyutping]
    S/he is an engineer.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Cantonese is the direct equivalent of Modern Standard Chinese's (lái), but there are some fixed phrases where cannot be substituted with . For example, 出來出来 (chūlái) is equivalent to 出嚟 but 原來如此原来如此 (yuánláirúcǐ) cannot become *原嚟如此.

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

  • On (unclassified): (ri)