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(Trad.: 該)
Pinyin: gāi
English Definition: should; ought to; probably; must be; to deserve; to owe; to be sb's turn to do sth; that; the above-mentioned
Chinese Definition:
①应当:应该。该当。
②那,着重指出前面说过的人或事物:该地。该书。
③欠,欠账:该账。该他钱。
④表示肯定或推测:该你值班。
⑤古同“赅”,完备。
⑥当应。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ hài ] 12th terrestrial branch; used in transliterations
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Example Words:
应该 [ yīng gāi ]: ought to; should; must
活该 [ huó gāi ]: (coll.) serve sb right; deservedly; ought; should
应该说 [ yīng gāi shuō ]: it should be mentioned that ...
该死 [ gāi ]: Damn it!; damned; wretched
不该 [ gāi ]: should not; to owe nothing
Example Sentences