zai

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See also: zài, zāi, zǎi, and za'i

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zai

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ざい

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zai

  1. Nonstandard spelling of zāi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of zǎi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of zài.

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.