Meaning of 待

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Ideographic: To welcome someone arriving at the royal court
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chì ] to step with the left foot
    • [ ] court, office; temple, monastery
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  • Pinyin: dài
    English Definition: to wait; to treat; to deal with; to need; going to (do sth); about to; intending to
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    对待 duì dài to treat; treatment
    等待 děng dài to wait; to wait for
    接待 jiē dài to receive (a visitor); to admit (allow sb to enter)
    期待 dài to look forward to; to await; expectation
    待遇 dài treatment; pay; salary; status; rank
    More: 待* | *待 | *待*
  • Pinyin: dāi
    English Definition: to stay
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    待会儿 dāi huì r in a moment; later; also pr. [dai1 hui3 r5] or [dai1 hui5 r5]
    More: 待* | *待 | *待*
Example Sentences
They set up a little area, with a little television, for us to be in when we weren' t in class.
Stay where you are. You're not in my way.
"And you can stay in your room until dinner time," she said.
I was about to go out when someone came.
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road.