给 (給) gěi jǐ

  1. gěi verb to give
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: In this sense 给 means 交付 as a transient verb with two arguments: 1. the person given to and 2. the object given, in addition to the subject. For example, 送给我碗茶喝 'Give me a cup of tea to drink.' (Lao She, 2010, p. 12; Guoyu '給' gěi v 1; Unihan '給')
  2. gěi preposition to / for / for the benefit of
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Object 对象
    Notes: Used in this sense as a preposition, 给 can (1) introduce the object of an action with the meaning of for or to, (2) introduce an agent to express the passive. It may occur after the main verb when the focus is more on the object of the verb. For example, 我送给你 'I am giving this to you.' It may only be used in this sense for a small number of verbs (Norman 1988, p. 131; Guoyu '給' gěi prep 2; Unihan '給').
  3. verb to supply / to provide
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 供应 (Guoyu '給' jǐ v 1; Sun 2006, loc. 1296)
  4. noun salary for government employees
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Government 政府
    Notes: (Guoyu '給' jǐ n)
  5. verb to confer / to award
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Government 政府
    Notes: In the sense of 授与 (Guoyu '給' jǐ v 2)
  6. adjective prosperous / abundant / plentiful
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Government 政府
    Notes: In the sense of 富裕 or 丰足 (Guoyu '給' jǐ adj 1)
  7. adjective agile / nimble
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Government 政府
    Notes: In the sense of 敏捷 (Guoyu '給' jǐ adj 2)
  8. gěi auxiliary verb an auxilliary verb adding emphasis
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (Guoyu '給' gěi aux 1)

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