给 gěi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

给 (gěi) English Meaning

  • to (someone)
  • for
  • for the benefit of
  • to give
  • to allow
  • to do something (for somebody)
  • (passive particle)

Traditional Character:  

PLEASE NOTE:  This character is also pronounced jǐ in other HSK levels.

Sample Sentences

  • 给我!
    Gěi wǒ!
    Give it to me!
  • 把剑给我。
    Bǎ jiàn gěi wǒ.
    Give me the sword.
  • 给,给你!
    Gěi, gěi nǐ!
    Here, this is for you!
  • 我给你钱。
    Wǒ gěi nǐ qián.
    I’ll give you money.
  • 你投给谁?
    Nǐ tóu gěi shéi?
    Who are you voting for?
  • 请给我钱。
    Qǐng gěi wǒ qián.
    Please give me money.

Stroke Order & Character Components

给 (gěi): for the benefit of; to; for; to give; to allow; to do something (for somebody); (grammatical equivalent of 被); (grammatical equivalent of 把); (sentence intensifier)

  •  (sī): silk
  •  (hé): to close; to join; to fit; to be equal to; whole; together; round (in battle); conjunction (astronomy); 1st note of pentatonic scale; old variant of (hé)
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