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v./adj. to come, to occur; to get or earn; future, coming, next
80%     120%
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, come in order to 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 )
'来' is part of the following simplified words:
 徕 慭 来 梾 涞 睐 莱 赉 铼
'来' is part of the following traditional words:
 徠 淶 睞 萊 賚 錸

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.
wó mǎ shàng jiù lái .
phr. I'll come right away.
wǒ cóng měi guó lái .
phr. I arrived from the United States of America.
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
qù nián wǒ lái le
phr. Last year I came.
lái zhè lǐ
phr. come here
wǒ lái bù liǎo
phr. I can't come.
ní kě suàn lái le
phr. Finally you came!
lái zǎo le
phr. to come too early
ní nǎr lái de zhè me duō qián ?
phr. Where did you get all this money?