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The Chinese word gei - 给 - gĕi
(to give in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

to give, to provide, to grant, for,
to offer

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Chinese characters  ( gei / gĕi ) with pronunciation (English translation: to give )
给 ( gei / gĕi ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 给 ( gei / gĕi ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
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 ba ni de shou gei wo.
Qĭng bă nĭ de shŏu gĕi wŏ.

 – English translation: Please give me your hand.

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给 ( gei / gĕi ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 145)
Chinese example words containing the character 给 ( gei / gĕi )
桑给巴尔 ( Sānggĕibā'ĕr = Zanzibar ), 送给 ( sònggĕi = to give as a gift )
More words that mean to give in Chinese
shòu ( 授 ), yăn ( 演 ), ( 与 )
More words that mean to provide in Chinese
( 资 )

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