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 sān kuài Give me 553 kuai
请给我们些饺子 qǐng gěi wǒ mén xiē 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
Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

Culture

Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

shí bù xiào bǎi [wu shi bu xiao yi bai bu]
50 pace smile 100 pace
Fifty steps laugh at a hundred steps
Being complacent about the future. Believing a job done when only half done.
Pride cometh before a fall
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