盖 (蓋) gài gě hé

  1. gài noun a lid / top / cover
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Guoyu '蓋' gài n 2; Kroll 2015 '蓋' 2, p. 126; Unihan '蓋'; XHZD '盖' 1)
  2. gài verb to build
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 建 (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 4; XHZD '盖' 4)
  3. proper noun Ge
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '蓋' gě n 1)
  4. gài noun a hindrance / an obstacle / nivāraṇa / nīvaraṇāni
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: nivāraṇa, Pāli: nīvaraṇāni (BL 'nivāraṇa')
  5. gài conjunction because
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Synonymous with 因为 and 由于 in this sense, used to begin a sentence (Guoyu '蓋' gài conj 1; Kroll 2015 '蓋' 6b, p. 126; XHZD '盖' 6-2)
  6. gài adverb roughly / approximately
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 大概 in this sense (Guoyu '蓋' gài adv; XHZD '盖' 6-3)
  7. gài conjunction but / yet
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Synonymous with 却 and 则 in this sense (Guoyu '蓋' gài conj 2; XHZD '盖' 6-1)
  8. gài adjective probably / about
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 盖 may be used as an introductory particle to affirm the truth or to open the possibility of doubt (Kroll 2015 '蓋' 6, p. 126; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 124). For example, 蓋有之矣,我未之見也。 'Should there possibly be any such case, I have not seen it.' (Lunyu: 4.6/7/19, translation by Legge)
  9. gài verb to cover / to hide / to protect
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 1; Kroll 2015 '蓋' 2a, p. 126; Unihan '蓋')
  10. gài noun an umbrella / a canopy
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '蓋' 2, p. 126; XHZD '盖' 2)
  11. gài noun a shell
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (XHZD '盖' 5)
  12. gài noun sogon grass
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 茅草 (Guoyu '蓋' gài n 1)
  13. gài verb to add to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, to add a seal to a document (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 2)
  14. gài verb to surpass / to overshadow / to overarch
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 超越 (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 3; Kroll 2015 '蓋' 3, p. 126)
  15. gài verb to chatter
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 吹牛 or 胡扯 (Guoyu '蓋' gài v 4)
  16. adverb why
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 为何 (Guoyu '蓋' hé adv 1)
  17. adverb why not
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 何不 (Guoyu '蓋' hé adv 2; Kroll 2015 '蓋' hé, p. 126)
  18. proper noun Ge
    Domain: History 历史 , Subdomain: China 中国 , Concept: Place Name 地名
    Notes: A historic place located in present-day Shandong (Guoyu '蓋' gě n 1)
  19. gài noun a roof / thatched roofing
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '蓋' 1, p. 126)
  20. gài verb to respect / to uphold
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '蓋' 4, p. 126)
  21. gài noun a crest
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Especially of an animal (Kroll 2015 '蓋' 5, p. 126)

Contained in

Also contained in

比尔盖茨盖罐五盖除盖障除盖障菩萨所问经白伞盖大佛顶王最胜无比大威德金刚无碍大道场陀罗尼念诵法要佛顶大白伞盖陀罗尼经佛说大白伞盖总持陀罗尼经大白伞盖总持陀罗尼经福盖正行所集经惟盖竺加盖净除罪盖娱乐佛法经盖州

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collocations