Meaning of 代

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Pinyin: dài
English Definition: to substitute; to act on behalf of others; to replace; generation; dynasty; age; period; (historical) era; (geological) eon
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A man caught by the passing of time
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ ] to catch, to arrest; to shoot with a bow
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Example Words
代表 dài biǎo representative; delegate; Classifiers: ; to represent; to stand for; on behalf of; in the name of
时代 shí dài age; era; epoch; period (in one's life); Classifiers:
时代 shí dài age; era; epoch; period (in one's life); Classifiers:
现代 xiàn dài Hyundai, South Korean company
现代 xiàn dài modern times; modern age; modern era
More: 代* | *代 | *代*
Example Sentences
This generation have children outside of stable relationships.
My manager was very busy,so I stood in for him to talk with them.
A new generation is growing up.
The other day my mum came out on my behalf to one of her girlfriends, who said: "Wow, you got one!
Our country was out for peace at any price.