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The Chinese word ai - 哀 - āi
(pity in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

pity, grief,

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 哀 ( āi ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( ai / āi ) with pronunciation (English translation: pity )
The traditional Chinese characters of āi are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

sad  |  to entreat
Chinese example words containing the character 哀 ( ai / āi )
哀悼 ( āidào = condolence ), 哀泣 ( āiqì = to wail ), 哀求 ( āiqiú = to entreat ), 哀伤 ( āishāng = sad ), 哀思 ( āisī = grief )
Other characters that are pronounced āi in Chinese
More words that mean pity in Chinese
lián ( 怜 )
More words that mean grief in Chinese
āisī ( 哀思 ), bēishāng ( 悲伤 )

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