Meaning of 奈

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Pinyin: nài
English Definition: how can one help
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A man with spirit
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
    • [ shì ] altar; ceremony; to show, to demonstrate
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Example Words
无奈 nài to have no alternative; frustrated; exasperated; helpless; (conjunction) but unfortunately
奈何 nài to do something to sb; to deal with; to cope; how?; to no avail
无可奈何 nài have no way out; have no alternative; abbr. to 无奈
没奈何 nài to have no alternative; to be helpless
万般无奈 wàn bān nài to have no way out; to have no alternative
More: 奈* | *奈 | *奈*
Example Sentences
He sighed helplessly.
He felt very helpless when facing difficulties.
She reluctantly accepted the company's layoff notice.
He sighed helplessly and decided to accept reality.
I watched him make the same mistake over and over again, feeling helpless.