Meaning of 碍

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(Trad.: 礙)
Pinyin: ài
English Definition: to hinder; to obstruct; to block
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (stone) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shí ] stone, rock, mineral
    • [ ] to obtain, to get, to acquire; ancient form of 得
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Example Words
障碍 zhàng ài barrier; obstruction; hindrance; impediment; obstacle
阻碍 ài to obstruct; to hinder; to block; obstruction; hindrance
妨碍 fáng ài to hinder; to obstruct
障碍物 zhàng ài obstacle; hindrance
碍事 ài shì (usu used in the negative) to be of importance or to matter; to be in the way; to be a hindrance
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Example Sentences
He cannot drive due to his visual impairment.
These bad behaviors will hinder your future.
He is trying to overcome obstacles and achieve his dreams.
Students may encounter many obstacles during the learning process.
They need to overcome many technical barriers in this project.