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Pronunciation : gāi
Meaning :
  1. ought to be; should be. (v)
  2. be the turn of. (v)
  3. serve sombeody right. (v)
  4. should; ought to. (v)
  5. will probably. (v)
  6. used in exclamatory sentences. (adv)
  7. (Literary) this; that. (pro)
Radical :
Strokes : 8
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 34%
Common Words / Phrases:
gāi sǐ
: damn; blast
bù gāi
: should not
huó gāi
: serve sb. right
yīng gāi
: should; ought to
1. The work should be finished by tomorrow.
gōng zuò míng tiān gāi wán chéng le
工作 : work
明天 : tomorrow
: should be
完成 : finish
: (particle) used for an anticipated or presupposed action
2. It’s his turn to chair the meeting this time.
zhè gāi zhǔ chí huì le
这次 : this time
: be the turn of
: he
主持 : chair
会议 : meeting
: (particle) used for an anticipated or presupposed action
3. He overslept and missed the train – serves him right!
shuì lǎn jiào le huǒ chē huó gāi
: he
: sleep
懒觉 : lie-in
: miss
: (particle) indicating that something has happened or is about to happen
火车 : train
4. I must be off now.
gāi zǒu le
: I
: should
: go
: (particle) used for an anticipated or presupposed action
5. You should give it a try.
yīng gāi shì shì
: you
应该 : should
试一试 : give it a try
6. If only I could swim.
yào shì huì yóu yǒng gāi duō hǎo
要是 : if; suppose; in case
: I
: know
游泳 : swimming
: used in exclamatory sentences
多好 : very good
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