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Meaning of 给

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(Trad.: 給)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • silk; thread
    • to combine, to join, to unite; to gather
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  • Pinyin: gěi

    English Definition: to; for; for the benefit of; to give; to allow; to do sth (for sb); (grammatical equivalent of ); (grammatical equivalent of ); (sentence intensifier)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①交付,送与:给以。给予。送给。献给。
    ②把动作或态度加到对方:给他一顿批评。
    ③替,为:给大家帮忙。
    ④被,表示遭受:房子给火烧掉了。
    ⑤把,将:请你随手给门送上。

    Example Words:
    交给 [ jiāo gěi ]: to give; to deliver; to hand over
    送给 [ sòng gěi ]: to send; to give as a present
    发给 [ gěi ]: to issue; to grant; to distribute
    留给 [ liú gěi ]: to set aside for
    给以 [ gěi ]: to give; to grant
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to supply; to provide
    Chinese Definition:
    ①供应:供给。补给。给养。自给自足。
    ②富裕,充足:家给人足。
    ③敏捷:言论给捷。

    Example Words:
    给予 [ ]: to accord; to give; to show (respect)
    供给 [ gōng ]: to furnish; to provide; supply (as in supply and demand)
    补给 [ ]: supply; replenishment; to replenish
    自给 [ ]: self-reliant
    人给家足 [ rén jiā ]: lit. each household provided for, enough for the individual (idiom); comfortably off
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