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to cover; to shield; to build or construct; cover, lid; (of tortoise or crab) shell
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How is 盖 (gài) used in a sentence?
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"盖" can be used to refer to the action of covering something, such as "他把那碗饭盖上了 (tā bǎ nà wǎn fàn gài shàng le) He covered that bowl of rice".
It can also be used to refer to the action of building or constructing something, such as "他们盖了一座新房子 (tāmen gài le yī zuò xīn fángzi) They built a new house".
It can also be used to describe the action of shielding something, such as "他盖住了自己的脸 (tā gài zhù le zìjǐ de liǎn) He shielded his face".
Finally, it can be used as a noun to refer to the shell of a tortoise or crab, such as "这只乌龟的盖很厚 (zhè zhī wūguī de gài hěn hòu) This tortoise's shell is very thick".
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