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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:
    ①等,等候:待到。待旦。拭目以待。
    ②以某种态度或行为加之于人或事物:对待。招待。待遇。待人接物。
    ③将,要(古典戏曲小说和现代某些方言的用法):正待出门,有人来了。

    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)
    待遇 [ dài ]: treatment; pay; salary; status; rank
    招待 [ zhāo dài ]: to receive (guests); to entertain; reception
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  • Pinyin: dāi

    English Definition: to stay
    Chinese Definition:
    ①停留,逗留,迟延:你待一会儿再走。
    Example Words:
    待会儿 [ dāi huì r ]: in a moment; later; also pr. [dai1 hui3 r5] or [dai1 hui5 r5]
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