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v./n. to cover; to shield; to build or construct; cover, lid; (of tortoise or crab) shell
Other meanings
[gài]   v. to affix, to imprint; to overwhelm, to surpass
[gài]   adv./conj. (lit.) about, approximately; for, because
    dish (for )
    (only for traditional) grass (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.
xī gài
n. knee
píng gài
n. bottle cap
tā gài le yí zuò bú dà de huā yuán .
phr. He built a garden, but not too big.
guō gài
n. saucepan lid, pot cover
gài lóu
v. to build buildings
n. (of something) cover, lid, cap, top
wū guī gàir
nphr. shell of a tortoise