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wài

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wài Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
wài | wai4
English translation
outside
in addition
foreign
external
out, outside, external; foreign; in addition

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About wài

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Number of strokes

5

Traditional form

wài

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Location word / 方位词 fāng wèi cí Fāngwèi cí

Learning hint

Night-time  divinations  bo ; the supernatural, the foreign

Etymology of wài

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

夕卜

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. bo represents the meaning and yuè represents the sound. bo here is used iconically as an arrow pointing to the outside.

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Example sentences using wài

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除下 le 一阵 yī zhèn 大雨 dà yǔ wài ,天气 tiānqì 还是 háishi hěn hǎo de .

The weather was good except for an occasional shower.

由于 yóuyú 天气 tiānqì hǎo ,孩子 háizi men dōu dāi zài 外面 wài miàn méi 回来 huí lai .

The children remained out because of the good weather.

除了 chúle Tāng shì Liáng de 以外 yǐ wài , dùn 饭菜 fàn cài shì hěn hǎo de .

The soup was cold, but it was otherwise an excellent meal.

wǎng 国外 guó wài de 包裹 bāoguǒ 一定 yīdìng yāo Bāo hǎo .

Parcels must be properly bound up for posting to other countries.

我们 wǒmen wéi 外宾 wài bīn 安排 ānpái hǎo le ( kān )演出 yǎnchū .

We have arranged the performance for the foreign guests.

Words with wài

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
wài outside wài
另外 lìngwài additional另外 lìngwài
外面 wài miàn outside外面 wài miàn
意外 yìwài unexpected意外 yìwài
之外 zhī wài outside之外 zhī wài
此外 cǐwài besides此外 cǐwài
国外 guó wài abroad國外
以外 yǐ wài apart from以外 yǐ wài
外套 wài tào coat外套 wài tào
外国 wài guó foreign (country)外國
对外 duì wài external對外
外科 wài kē surgery (branch of medicine)外科 wài kē
外星人 wài xīng rén space alien外星人 wài xīng rén
外表 wàibiǎo external外表 wàibiǎo
外交 wàijiāo diplomacy外交 wàijiāo
外资 wài zī foreign investment外資
外婆 wài pó (coll.) mother's mother外婆 wài pó
额外 éwài extra額外
外界 wàijiè external外界 wàijiè
例外 lìwài exception例外 lìwài
外地 wài dì parts of the country other than where one is外地 wài dì
外出 wài chū to go out外出 wài chū
国内外 guó nèi wài at home and abroad國內外
外遇 wài yù extramarital affair外遇 wài yù
外部 wài bù external外部 wài bù

wài Decomposition & Compounds

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wài Decomposition

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wài Compounds

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