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v. (before verb) will do, shall do; (after verb) indicate purpose, result or estimation, indicate the movement towards the speaker
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. (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


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.
xià cì qǐng dài fān yì lái .
phr. Next time, please bring an interpreter.; Next time, please bring the translation.
lái hé wǒ tiào wǔ
phr. Come and dance with me.
nǐ lái jué dìng ba
phr. It's up to you.
wǒ dào zhōng guó lái shì wèi le xué xí hàn yǔ .
phr. I'm in China to learn Chinese.
kàn lai
phr. (used as a parenthesis)look likely, most probably, look as if ,seem
xǐng lái
v. to wake up
wǒ lái gào su nǐ ba
phr. Let me tell you (this).
dào qián mian lái
phr. come here to the front