Meaning of 贷

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(Trad.: 貸)
Pinyin: dài
English Definition: to lend on interest; to borrow; a loan; leniency; to make excuses; to pardon; to forgive
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (money) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ dài ] era, generation; to substitute for, to replace
    • [ bèi ] sea shell; money, currency
Example Words:
贷款 [ dài kuǎn ]: a loan; Classifiers: ; to provide a loan (e.g. bank); to raise a loan (from e.g. a bank)
信贷 [ xìn dài ]: credit; borrowed money
借贷 [ jiè dài ]: to borrow or lend money; debit and credit items on a balance sheet
高利贷 [ gāo dài ]: loan shark; high-interest loan; usury
乞贷 [ dài ]: to beg for a loan
More: 贷* | *贷 | *贷*
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