给 (gei): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | June 1, 2018

给 (Chinese PinYin: [gěi]; traditional Chinese:給) may mean: (1) ver. give, e.g. 给我一点时间 (give me a minute); (2) verb. make sb. suffer, e.g. 给他点颜色看看 (teach him a lesson); (3) verb. let, e.g. 让我试试 (let me try); (4) prep. by, e.g. 我的手机给小偷偷了 (my phone is stolen by a thief); (5) prep. to, with, e.g. 请把这传给他 (please pass this to him); (6) prep. to, for, e.g. 给我说说 (talk with me); (7) prep. followed by 我 in the imperative sentence for emphasis, e.g. 给我滚! (get out of here!); (8) aux. used before a verb for emphasis, e.g. 他把全部工作都给完成了 (he finished all the works). It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions (see below).

1. How to pronounce 给?

Chinese Pinyin: [gěi]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 给

Synonyms: 交, 予, 提供, 赠与,
Antonyms: N/A

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

Fixed expression: 给面子 / 给脸 (save sb.’s face), 给力 (cool; awesome), 给分 (score points), 给以 (grant; give),

Collocation: 给你 (here you are), 给我 (give me), 嫁给 (be married to), 拿给 (pass to), 写电邮给某人 (write an email to sb.),

Idioms: N/A

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 给 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 给.

4.1 她每星期都要给母亲写信。

Translation: She writes every week to her mother.

4.2 我再给你举另一个例子吧。

Translation: I’ll give you another example.

4.3 他把他收藏的古董捐赠给了博物馆。

Translation: He donated his collection of antiques to the museum.

4.4 嫁给你我一点都不后悔。

Translation: I have no regret marrying you.

4.5 我的老师们在那个时候给我提供了许多帮助

Translation: My teachers gave me a lot of help at that time.

4.6 但自从2001年开始,政府常常将其中的许多,他表示,以及低廉的价格交给暗处的开发商。

Translation: And since 2001, the government has given much of it away — often, he said, to shady developers at extremely low prices.

4.7 他给了我货物之后,便匆匆离去了。

Translation: As soon he gave me the goods, he left quickly.

4.8 中国今年将开始试点,将国有企业的股权转让给社保基金,以弥补养老保险资金的不足

Translation: China will begin a pilot program this year to transfer shares in state-owned firms to social security funds in an effort to make up for shortfalls in the nation’s pension scheme.

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