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The Chinese word gai - 盖 - gài
(cover in Chinese)







Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

gài

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced . However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

cover, to cover, to build, to surpass,
lid

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 盖 ( gài ) 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  ( gai / gài ) with pronunciation (English translation: cover )
盖 ( gai / gài ) in traditional characters
Character complexity
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is composed of 11 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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

lid  |  to lay over
盖 ( gai / gài ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1147)
Chinese example words containing the character 盖 ( gai / gài )
盖儿 ( gàir = cover )
Other characters that are pronounced gài in Chinese
More words that mean cover in Chinese
fēngmiàn ( 封面 ), gàir ( 盖儿 ), miànr ( 面儿 )
More words that mean to cover in Chinese
méng ( 蒙 ), tào ( 套 ), zhào ( 罩 )

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