(pāi)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. to clap
  2. to pat
  3. to shoot (pictures, a film)
  4. send (a telegram)

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • pāi > pai1

  • 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
苍蝇拍 cāng ying pāi flyswatter
筹拍 chóu pāi to prepare to film/to plan a shoot
初刻拍案惊奇 Chū kè Pāi àn Jīng qí Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part I), first of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初[Líng Méng chū]
吹吹拍拍 chuī chuī pāi pāi to boast and flatter
吹牛拍马 chuī niú pāi mǎ to resort to bragging and flattering
吹拍 chuī pāi to resort to bragging and flattering/abbr. for 吹牛拍馬|吹牛拍马[chuī niú pāi mǎ]
打拍 dǎ pāi to beat time/to mark rhythm on drum or clapper boards
打拍子 dǎ pāi zi to beat time
电蚊拍 diàn wén pāi electric mosquito swatter
二刻拍案惊奇 Èr kè Pāi àn Jīng qí Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part II), second of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初[Líng Méng chū]
法拍 fǎ pāi judicial auction/to sell by judicial auction
翻拍 fān pāi to reproduce photographically/to duplicate/to adapt (as a movie)/to remake (a movie)/adaptation/reproduction/remake
跟拍 gēn pāi to document on film the course of events/to follow sb with a camera
航拍 háng pāi aerial photography (video or still)
荷兰式拍卖 Hé lán shì pāi mài Dutch auction/descending-price auction
合拍 hé pāi in time with (i.e. same rhythm)/to keep in step with/fig. to cooperate
急拍拍 jí pāi pāi hurried/impatient/rushed
节拍 jié pāi beat (music)/meter
节拍器 jié pāi qì metronome
开拍 kāi pāi to begin shooting (a movie, a scene of a movie etc)/to start the bidding (auction)/to start a trading session (stock market)
空拍 kōng pāi aerial photography (video or still) (Tw)
空拍机 kōng pāi jī drone equipped for aerial photography
溜须拍马 liū xū pāi mǎ to smooth whiskers and pat a horse's bottom (idiom)/to use flatter to get what one wants/to toady/boot-licking
慢半拍 màn bàn pāi (music) a half-beat behind/(fig.) rather slow (in performing a task, comprehending etc)
拍岸 pāi àn to beat against the shore (of waves)
拍案 pāi àn lit. to slap the table (in amazement, praise, anger, resentment etc)/fig. astonishing!, wonderful!, dreadful! etc
拍案而起 pāi àn ér qǐ lit. to slap the table and stand up (idiom)/fig. at the end of one's tether/unable to take it any more
拍案叫绝 pāi àn jiào jué lit. slap the table and shout with praise (idiom)/fig. wonderful!/amazing!/great!
拍案惊奇 pāi àn jīng qí to slap the table in amazement (idiom)/wonderful!/amazing!
拍板 pāi bǎn clapper-board/auctioneer's hammer/to beat time with clappers
拍出 pāi chū to sell at auction/to reach a given price at auction
拍打 pāi da to pat/to slap/(of a bird) to flap (one's wings)
拍档 pāi dàng partner
拍电 pāi diàn to send a telegram
拍点 pāi diǎn (music) beat
拍电影 pāi diàn yǐng to make a movie
拍发 pāi fā to send/to cable (a telegram)
拍号 pāi hào time signature (music)
拍黄瓜 pāi huáng guā smashed cucumber salad
拍击 pāi jī to smack/to beat
拍客 pāi kè citizen journalist (typically posting short, self-produced documentary videos on the Web)
拍立得 Pāi lì dé Polaroid (Tw)
拍马 pāi mǎ to urge on a horse by patting its bottom/fig. to encourage/same as 拍馬屁|拍马屁, to flatter or toady
拍马屁 pāi mǎ pì to flatter/to fawn on/to butter sb up/toadying/bootlicking
拍马者 pāi mǎ zhě flatterer/toady
拍卖 pāi mài to auction/auction sale/to sell at a reduced price
拍卖会 pāi mài huì auction/CL:場|场[chǎng]
拍卖商 pāi mài shāng auctioneer/auction house
拍拍屁股走人 pāi pāi pì gu zǒu rén to make oneself scarce/to slip away/to take French leave
拍片 pāi piàn to film/to make a film
拍婆子 pāi pó zi to chase girls/to hang around with girls
拍摄 pāi shè to film/to shoot (a picture)
拍手 pāi shǒu to clap one's hands
拍拖 pāi tuō (dialect) to date sb
拍戏 pāi xì to shoot a movie
拍胸脯 pāi xiōng pú to vouch for
拍演 pāi yǎn (dialect) to perform/to act (in a play etc)
拍照 pāi zhào to take a picture
拍纸簿 pāi zhǐ bù writing pad
拍砖 pāi zhuān (slang) to throw brickbats/to criticize harshly
拍子 pāi zi beat (music)/paddle-shaped object (flyswatter etc)/racket (sports)
乒乓球拍 pīng pāng qiú pāi ping-pong paddle
球拍 qiú pāi racket
实拍 shí pāi candid photograph/genuine photograph (not set up or doctored)
讨拍 tǎo pāi (Tw) (coll.) to seek sympathy
投拍 tóu pāi to start shooting (a film)/to invest in (a movie)/to put (sth) up for auction
偷拍 tōu pāi to take a picture of a person without permission or without their knowledge
一个巴掌拍不响 yī ge bā zhǎng pāi bù xiǎng lit. one palm alone cannot clap (proverb)/fig. it takes two persons to start a dispute/it takes two to tango/it's difficult to achieve anything without support
一拍即合 yī pāi jí hé lit. to be together from the first beat (idiom)/to hit it off/to click together/to chime in easily
一拍两散 yī pāi liǎng sàn (of marriage or business partners) to break up (idiom)/to separate
抓拍 zhuā pāi to capture (an image)/to snap (a photo)
自拍 zì pāi to take a picture or video of oneself/to take a selfie/selfie
自拍杆 zì pāi gǎn selfie stick/also written 自拍杆[zì pāi gān]
自拍模式 zì pāi mó shì camera self-timer mode (for delayed shutter release)
自拍器 zì pāi qì camera self-timer (for delayed shutter release)
自拍神器 zì pāi shén qì selfie stick
自拍照 zì pāi zhào selfie

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