kuai

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See also: kuài, kuāi, kuǎi, kuái̱, and kūʻai

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Mandarin (kuài).

Noun[edit]

kuai ‎(uncountable)

  1. A historical Chinese dish consisting of finely cut strips of raw fish or meat.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Mandarin (kuài).

Noun[edit]

kuai ‎(plural kuai)

  1. yuan (Chinese unit of currency)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kuai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kuāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of kuǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kuài.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.