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The Chinese word dai - 带 - dài
(to take in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

to take, to have, to lead, zone, belt, ribbon,
to carry, to bear, to bring up the young, tire

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Chinese characters  ( dai / dài ) with pronunciation (English translation: to take )
带 ( dai / dài ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 带 ( dai / dài ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Qing dai wo qu Beijing shoudu guoji jichang.
Qĭng dài wŏ qù Bĕijīng shŏudū guójì jīchăng.

 – English translation: Please take me to Beijing Capital International Airport.

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

to lead  |  to drive
带 ( dai / dài ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 328)
Chinese example words containing the character 带 ( dai / dài )
磁带 ( cídài = magnetic tape ), 带宽 ( dàikuān = bandwidth ), 带器的 ( dàiqìde = sparkling ), 胶带 ( jiāodài = tape ), 领带 ( lĭngdài = (neck-)tie ), 色带 ( sèdài = ribbon ), 腰带 ( yāodài = belt ), 一带 ( yīdài = district )
Other characters that are pronounced dài in Chinese
More words that mean to take in Chinese
cānjiā ( 参加 ), ( 服 ), ( 拿 ), tăo ( 讨 )
More words that mean to have in Chinese
yōng ( 拥 ), yŏu ( 有 )

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