lái
v./adj. to come, to occur; to get or earn; future, coming, next
Other meanings
[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
[lái]   char. used as a syllable filler in ballads
    one (for )
    person, man (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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.
EXAMPLES
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wó mǎ shàng jiù lái
phr. I'll come right away.
​,​儿​芳。
​,​兒​芳。
chūn tiān lái le , dào chù shì huār de fēn fāng .
phr. Spring has come and the fragrances of flowers are everywhere.
lái nián
n. next year
lái rì fāng cháng
idiom. the coming days would be long, there will be a time for that, the future lasts a long time
​儿​钱?
​兒​錢?
ní nǎr lái de zhè me duō qián ?
phr. Where did you get all this money?