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Pronunciation : gěi
Meaning :
  1. give; grant; offer. (v)
  2. for the benefit of; for the sake of; for. (prep)
  3. to. (prep)
  4. used before a verb for emphasis. (particle)
Radical :
Strokes : 9
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 46.4%
Notes : also as jǐ
Sentences:
1. Give her the book.
zhè běn shū gěi
: prep. marker for direct-object. used to shift the object to before the verb, which must be reduplicated or accompanied by some other word or expression.
: this
: measure word
: book
: give to
: her
2. The company granted him a month’s leave.
gōng gěi yuè de jià
公司 : the company
: grant, give
: him
: one
: meausre word
: month
: (particle) used after an attribute; of
: leave
3. Let me have a look.
gěi kàn kan
: give, let
: me
看看 : have a look
4. I made breakfast for my wife.
gěi zuò zǎo cān
: I
: for, for the benefit of
妻子 : wife
: make
早餐 : breakfast
5. I’ve handed the letter to him.
xìn jing jiāo gěi le
: letter, mail
已经 : already
: send
: to (prep. used after a verb indicating the handing over of something)
: him, he
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
6. He lost the key.
yào shi gěi diào le
: he
: prep. marker for direct-object. used to shift the object to before the verb, which must be reduplicated or accompanied by some other word or expression.
钥匙 : key
: used before a verb for emphasis
: drop, lost
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
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  1. I have added a new function, i.e. Stroke Order for Traditional Chinese.
    Besides learning how to write Simplified Chinese, now you can also learn Traditional Chinese characters, which are currently used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

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