fèi
v. to cost, to spend, to waste
Other meanings
[fèi]   n. fee, charge; cost
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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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wǒ de chē bí pǔ tōng de chē fèi yóu
phr. My car uses more fuel than common ones.
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xiě lùn wén hěn fèi shì .
phr. It takes a lot of trouble to write a paper.
fèi jìn
v./adj. require effort; strenuous
fèi shí
v. take time
fèi nǎo jīn
phr. rack one's brain; be troublesome
fèi kǒu shé
phr. to take a lot of talking or explaining