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Pronunciation : pāi
Meaning :
  1. clap; pat; beat; bounce. (v)
  2. take (a picture); shoot. (v)
  3. send (a telegram, etc.). (v)
  4. flatter; fawn on. (v)
  5. bat; racket. (n)
  6. (music) beat; time. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 8
Traditional :
Usage : 8.5%
Common Words / Phrases:
pāi zhào
: take a photograph
pāi xì
: make a film; shoot a scene
pāi mài
: auction
pāi mǎ pì
: bootlicker
pāi shǒu
: clap
pāi zi
: beat
qiú pāi
: (tennis, badminton, etc.) racket; racquet
1. She patted her hair into shape.
tóu pāi zhěng le
: she
: (preposition) used to shift the object to before the verb, which must be reduplicated or accompanied by some other word or expression
头发 : hair
: pat
整齐 : tidy
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
2. This novel has been made into a film.
zhè xiǎo shuō pāi chéng diàn yǐng
: this
: (measure word) used for books and films
小说 : novel
: already
: shoot
: become, turn into
电影 : movie
3. Please wire as soon as you hear.
tīng dào jiù qǐng pāi diàn bào gěi
: you
: adverb used before a verb or a verbal measure to indicate an action to be followed by a result
: hear
: used as a verb complement to show the result of an action
: as soon as
: please
立即 : immediately
拍电报 : wire
: to
: me
4. He’s very good at sucking up to people.
hěn shàn pāi
: he
: very
善于 : good at
拍马屁 : suck up, bootlicker, toady
5. ping-pong bat
pīng pāng qiú pāi
乒乓 : ping-pong
: ball
: bat, racket
6. What time is the song in? —It’s in four-four time.
zhè shì pāi de shì pāi
: this
: song
: is
: how many
: beat
: (particle) used to form a noun phrase or nominal expression
: four
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