该 (gai): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 4, 2018

该 (Chinese PinYin: [gāi]; traditional Chinese:該) may mean: (1) verb. is going to be: 该冷了 (it is about to turn cold); (2) verb. be one’s turn: 该你了 (it’s your turn); (3) verb. deserve: 活该 (get what one deserves); (4) verb. ought to: 应该 (should; ought to); (5) verb. must: 该完成了 (should have finished); (6) pronoun. the: 该餐厅 (the restaurant). It is one of the basic Chinese characters used in everyday conversations.

1. How to pronounce 该?

Chinese Pinyin: [gāi]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 该

Synonyms: 应, 可能, 将要,

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 该.

Fixed expression: 活该 (get what one deserves), 不该 / 不应该 (shouldn’t), 该死的 (damn), 应该 (should), 本该 (ought to have done),

Collocation: 该你了 (it’s your turn), 该地区 (that region), 该餐厅 (the restaurant), 该完成了 (should have finished)

Idioms: 罪该万死 (be guilty of a crime for which even death cannot make up for), 命该如此 (it’s one’s destiny),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 该 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 该.

4.1 罗德岛州将成为该地区唯一一个没有此类法律的州。

Translation: Rhode Island would be the only state in the region without such a law.

4.2 二战后美国的效率已经翻番,按理我们应该每周工作 20小时,对吧?

Translation: Since World War II, productivity in the U.S. has doubled. So we should be working 20 hours per week, right?

4.3 看看这些你应该马上去剁手的最好的购物网站.

Translation: Check out the best online shopping sites that you should be shopping at right now.

4.4 马萨诸塞州的制造业占该州总产值的10.10%,雇用了7.20%的劳动力。

Translation: Manufacturers in Massachusetts account for 10.10 percent of the total output in the state, employing 7.20 percent of the workforce.

4.5 中国厕所革命正在进行,中国周日宣布计划在2018年至2020年之间建造和升级6.4万个公厕,旨在推动旅游业发展,并提升该部门对经济增长的贡献。

Translation: The toilet revolution is moving on, China announced on Sunday plans to build and upgrade 64000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the sector’s contribution to economic growth.

4.6 今天该你值班了

Translation: It’s your turn on duty today.

4.7 我该怎么办来弥补损失呢?

Translation: What should I do to make up the loss?

4.8 又该期中考试了。

Translation: There will be mid-term examinations again.

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