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āi

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āi Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 6 English Translations of the word āi .

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
āi | ai1
English translation
interjection or grunt of agreement or recognition (e.g. yes, it's me!)
to sigh
alas
oh dear
alas; exclamation of surprise or pain

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Number of strokes

10

Traditional form

āi

Contains the radical

kǒu

Part of speech

Status morpheme / 状态语素 Zhuàngtài yǔsù

Learning hint

mouth

Etymology of āi

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

口矣

Semantic compound

kǒu

Phonetic compound

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Example sentences using āi

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āi , yāo shì dǒng 英语 Yīng yǔ gāi duō hǎo ā !

Oh, if only he knew English!

āi ya ! 旅行袋 lǚ xíng dài wàng le le .

Oh dear! The travelling bag has been left behind.

āi ! duō 遗憾 yíhàn ya !

Oh! That's a pity!

āi ! zhè 阴沉 yīn chén de 日子 rìzi .

Alas! The heavy day!

āi ! bèi 癌症 áizhèng duó le 生命 shēngmìng .

Alas! He died of cancer.

Words with āi

Explore 3 words and sayings that include the Chinese character āi in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
āi to sigh āi
唉唉 aī aī crying sound唉唉 aī aī
唉声叹气 aī shēng tàn qì to heave deep sighs唉聲嘆氣

āi Decomposition & Compounds

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āi Decomposition

See the 4 Chinese characters that make up āi and their own compounds.

A Boy and his Dragon

Once upon a time, a Little Boy was living in a village near the woods. One day, a Dragon came out of the cave secluded in the middle of the forest and began to relentlessly follow the Little Boy, always breathing on the back of his neck, burning the young boy at his slightest misstep.

The child received refuge in an old Temple where there were no mirrors allowed, and it was forbidden to speak of life before entering the sanctum. Ancient books, hidden rooms with unimaginable treasures and beauty beyond comprehension, became part of the boy’s new life.

Time went by until, one day, the now old young boy accidentally glimpses his own reflection in a pond. The Dragon smiled back.

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