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The Chinese word sai - 塞 - sāi
(to fill in in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

sāi

Listen to pronunciation
(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced sài / sè. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well (not yet available in this dictionary).

English translations

to fill in, stopper"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
,
to stuff, to squeeze in

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 塞 ( sāi ) 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.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( sai / sāi ) with pronunciation (English translation: to fill in )
The traditional Chinese characters of sāi are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 13 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.)

earplug  |  spile
 
Chinese example words containing the character 塞 ( sai / sāi )
埃塞俄比亚 ( Āisàiébĭyà = Ethiopia ), 阿塞拜疆 ( Āsàibàijiāng = Azerbaijan ), 巴塞尔 ( Bāsāi'ĕr = Basel ), 巴塞罗那 ( Bāsàiluónà = Barcelona ), 耳塞 ( ĕrsāi = earplug ), 火花塞 ( huŏhuāsāi = sparking plug ),
More words that mean to fill in in Chinese
tián ( 填 ), tiánxiĕ ( 填写 )

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All words in this dictionary (more to come) were taken from the multimedia Chinese learning software Han Trainer Pro.
This Chinese-English dictionary is currently under development.

 
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Version 5.26 / Last updated: 2019-11-25