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抬 tái: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

抬 (tái) English Meaning

  • to lift
  • to raise
  • (of two or more persons) to carry

Traditional Character:  

抬 is only found in HSK 4.

Sample Sentences

  • 他虚弱得连手都抬不起来。
    Tā xūruò dé lián shǒu dōu tái bù qǐlái.
    He was too weak even to lift his hand.
  • 这块石头太重了无法抬起来。
    Zhè kuài shítou tài zhòng liǎo wúfǎ tái qǐlái.
    This stone is too heavy to lift.
  • 别胡闹了,快来帮我把这个抬起来。
    Bié húnàole, kuài lái bāng wǒ bǎ zhège tái qǐlái.
    Stop fooling around and help me lift this.
  • 修汽车前,你得用千斤顶把汽车抬起来。
    Xiū qìchē qián, nǐ dé yòng qiānjīndǐng bǎ qìchē tái qǐlái.
    You need a jack to lift the car before repairing it.
  • 他试着把钢琴的一端抬起来,结果拉伤了肌肉。
    Tā shìzhe bǎ gāngqín de yīduān tái qǐlái, jiéguǒ lā shāngle jīròu.
    He pulled a muscle trying to lift the end of the piano.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 tai 2
  • 扌 (shou): hand
  • 台 (tái): platform; stage; terrace; stand; support; station; broadcasting station; classifier for vehicles or machines; surname Tai; Taiwan (abbreviation); desk; table; counter
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