Meaning of 莱

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(Trad.: 萊)
Pinyin: lái
English Definition: name of weed plant (fat hen, goosefoot, pigweed etc); Chenopodium album
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ lái ] to arrive, to come, to return; in the future, later on
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Example Words
蓬莱 péng lái Penglai county level city in Yantai 烟台 , Shandong; Penglai, one of three fabled islands in Eastern sea, abode of immortals; by extension, fairyland
普莱斯 lái Price (name)
史沫特莱 shǐ lái Agnes Smedley (1892-1950), US journalist and activist, reported on China, esp. the communist side
庞加莱 páng jiā lái Henri Poincaré (1854-1912), French mathematician, physicist and philosopher
卡巴莱 lái cabaret (loanword)
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Example Sentences
Perhaps--like you, like me--Sarai questioned whether God really knew what he was doing.