gěi give; for

Made up of [ silk radical 120, to close; to join; to fit ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combines 'silk' with 'harmony' giving the impression of presenting a valuable gift of silk
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using : hóng (red) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) wéi (to preserve) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

杀鸡给猴看 shā jī gěi hóu kàn To punish somebody as a lesson and warning to others

Phrases

给我五百五十三块 gěi wǒ wǔ bǎi wǔ shí sānkuài Give me 553 kuai
请给我们些饺子 qǐng gěi wǒ ménxiē jiǎo zǐ Please bring us some dumplings
请给我一双筷子 qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks

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