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Pronunciation : gài
Meaning :
  1. cover; lid; top. (n)
  2. to cover; to conceal. (v)
  3. to cover .. up. (v)
  4. to build. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 11
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 10.1%
Common Words / Phrases:
gài zi
: lid; cover
zhē gài
: to cover
1. We built the house ourselves.
men gài fáng zi
我们 : we
自己 : ourselves
: build
房子 : house
2. I can’t shut the lid on my refuse bin
tǒng de gài zi gài shàng le
垃圾桶 : dustbin
: particle used after an attribute; to
盖子 : lid
: shut; cover
不上 : cannot
: particle indicating that something has happened
3. They wanted to cover the scandal up.
men xiǎng gài zhù chǒu wén
他们 : they
: want to
盖住 : cover up
丑闻 : scandal
4. We used a piece of fabric used to cover up a hole.
men yòng kuài dòng gài zhù le
我们 : we
: use
: measure word
: cloth; fabric
: particle used to shift the object to before the verb
: that
: measure word
: hole
盖住 : to cover
: particle indicating that something has happened
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