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v. to deserve, ought to, would (used in exclamatory sentences as an intensifier)
Other meanings
[gāi]   av. should, to be somebody's turn to do something
[gāi]   v./pro. to owe; this, indicating somebody or something mentioned before, mainly used in formal document
    speech (for )
    to say, to talk; speech, word; character, word, sentence (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.
gāi ! shuí ràng tā xué xí bù nǔ lì ne ?
phr. He deserves it! Why didn't he study hard?
huó gāi
v. get what was deserved, serve sb. right