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char. used as a syllable filler in ballads
Other meanings
[lái]   v./adj. to come, to occur; to get or earn; future, coming, next
[lái]   v. used as a substitute of another verb (bring, drink, sing ...); used to indicate the manner or attitude
[lái]   v. (before verb) will do, shall do; (after verb) indicate purpose, result or estimation, indicate the movement towards the speaker
[lái]   v. (after 得 or 不) indicates capability of finishing a certain task
    one (for )
    person, man (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
yì zhī zuǒ lái yì zhī yòu
phr. (children's ballad) One is on the left and the other on the right.