The best way to learn how to write and speak Mandarin - including correct pronunciation, Pinyin, example sentence, stroke order and English meanings
DICTIONARY

The Chinese word wai - 外 - wài
(external in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

wài

Listen to pronunciation
(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

You're listening to the natural voice of a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

English translations

external, outer, besides, beyond, of a foreign country,
outside, above

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 外 ( wài ) 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.
:

Chinese characters  ( wai / wài ) with pronunciation (English translation: external )
The traditional Chinese characters of wài are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character 

is composed of 5 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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

outside  |  contour
外 ( wai / wài ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 107)
Chinese example words containing the character 外 ( wai / wài )
除了以外 ( chúle yĭwài = except for ), 格外 ( géwài = especially ), 户外器材 ( hùwàiqìcái = outdoor equipment ), 另外 ( lìngwài = besides ), 额外 ( lìngwài = additional ), 外边 ( wàibiān = outside ), 外部 ( wàibù = outside ), 外公 ( wàigōng = grandfather ), 外国 ( wàiguó = foreign country ), 外交 ( wàijiāo = diplomacy ), 外面 ( wàimiàn = outside ), 外婆 ( wàipó = grandmother ), 外套 ( wàitào = coat ), 外语 ( wàiyŭ = foreign language ), 之外 ( zhīwài = except )

Report missing or erroneous translation of wai in English

Contact us! We always appreciate good suggestions and helpful criticism.

You might also be interested in...


 
You can do better than looking up Chinese words: Learn Mandarin! - it's worth a try!
Come here often? Use our new Short URL https://dnry.ch short URL

 
Look up another word:


All content is protected under German and international copyright laws. imprint and contact data  |  privacy policy    
Version 5.25 / Last updated: 2019-09-02