Meaning of 耐

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Pinyin: nài
English Definition: capable of enduring; able to tolerate; patient; durable; hardy; resistant
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ér ] and, and then, and yet; but
    • [ cùn ] inch; small, tiny
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Example Words
耐心 nài xīn to be patient; patience
忍耐 rěn nài to endure; to bear with; to exercise patience; to restrain oneself; patience; endurance
耐人寻味 nài rén xún wèi thought-provoking; worth thinking over; to provide food for thought
耐用 nài yòng durable
耐力 nài endurance
More: 耐* | *耐 | *耐*
Example Sentences
Please wait patiently for a reply.
She has a remarkable amount of patience.
Patience and perseverance are necessary for weight loss.
You need to be patient and persistent.
Knitting a sweater requires a lot of patience and skill.