(chāi)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. unravel
  2. to tear
  3. demolish

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • chāi > chai1

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
拆除 chāi chú to tear down/to demolish/to dismantle/to remove
拆穿 chāi chuān to expose/to unmask/to see through (a lie etc)
拆东补西 chāi dōng bǔ xī lit. pull down the east wall to repair the west (idiom)/fig. temporary expedient/Rob Peter to pay Paul
拆东墙补西墙 chāi dōng qiáng bǔ xī qiáng lit. pull down the east wall to repair the west wall (idiom)/fig. temporary expedient/rob Peter to pay Paul
拆放款 chāi fàng kuǎn funds on call/invested sum that can be cashed
拆分 chāi fēn to break up into parts
拆毁 chāi huǐ to dismantle/to demolish
拆机 chāi jī to dismantle a machine/to terminate a telephone service
拆借 chāi jiè short-term loan
拆解 chāi jiě to disassemble
拆开 chāi kāi to dismantle/to disassemble/to open up (sth sealed)/to unpick
拆迁 chāi qiān to demolish a building and relocate the inhabitants
拆散 chāi sàn to break up (a marriage, family etc)
拆台 chāi tái (theater) to dismantle the stage/(fig.) to pull the rug out from under sb's feet/to undermine sb's plans
拆息 chāi xī daily interest on a loan
拆洗 chāi xǐ to unpick and wash (e.g. padded garment)
拆下 chāi xià to dismantle/to take apart
拆线 chāi xiàn to remove stitches (from a wound)
拆卸 chāi xiè to unload/to dismantle
拆用 chāi yòng to tear down and reuse/to cannibalize
拆账 chāi zhàng to work in an enterprise for a share of the profits
拆字 chāi zì fortune telling by unpicking Chinese characters
挡拆 dǎng chāi pick and roll (basketball)/screen and roll
分拆 fèn chāi to separate off/to hive off/a demerger
过河拆桥 guò hé chāi qiáo lit. to destroy the bridge after crossing the river (idiom)/fig. to abandon one's benefactor upon achieving one's goal
见招拆招 jiān zhāo chāi zhāo to counter every move/to be full of tricks
宁拆十座庙,不毁一桩婚 níng chāi shí zuò miào, bù huì yī zhuāng hūn rather destroy ten temples than a single marriage (idiom)
清拆 qīng chāi demolition (of buildings for new project)
清拆户 qīng chāi hù demolition of homes/to destroy homes (for new building projects)
人艰不拆 rén jiān bù chāi life is hard enough as it is/don't burst my bubble (Internet slang)
同业拆借 tóng yè chāi jiè call loan/short-term loan within banking
托里拆利 Tuō lǐ chāi lì Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), Italian physicist, colleague of Galileo

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