Meaning of 替

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English Definition: to substitute for; to take the place of; to replace; for; on behalf of; to stand in for
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: One man replacing another; provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • Left to right
      • [ ] man, husband; worker; those
      • [ ] man, husband; worker; those
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
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Example Words
代替 dài to replace; to take the place of
替代 dài to substitute for; to replace; to supersede
交替 jiāo to replace; alternately; in turn
接替 jiē to replace; to take over (a position or post)
替换 huàn to exchange; to replace; to substitute for; to switch
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Example Sentences
In China we often say, history is a mirror for our guidance.
I have straightened her for you.
No, but my brother can pay for me.
Some even got us water, which was a shock to me since they have people to do that for them.
I would thank her for taking care of my children when they were little.