起來

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See also: 起来

Chinese[edit]

to rise; to raise; to get up to come
trad. (起來)
simp. (起来)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

起來

  1. to rise up; to get up
  2. placed after a verb to indicate that the action has been completed
    起來 / 起来  ―  máng qǐlai  ―  to get busy
    起來 / 起来  ―  qǐlai  ―  to get hot
    起來 / 起来  ―  hǎo qǐlai  ―  to get better
    發展起來 / 发展起来  ―  fāzhǎn qǐlai  ―  to begin to develop
  3. placed after a verb to form a copular verb
    主意起來不錯 [MSC, trad.]
    主意起来不错 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè zhǔyì tīng qǐlai bùcuò. [Pinyin]
    That sounds like a good idea.
    起來活力 [MSC, trad.]
    起来活力 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā kàn qǐlai hěn yǒu huólì. [Pinyin]
    He looks very energetic.

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