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English Definitionto depend on; to be dependent on; to rely on
Simplified Script依赖
Traditional Script依賴
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧ ㄌㄞˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ji1laai6
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
to depend on; to comply with or listen to somebody; according to; in the light of
làito depend on; to hang on in a place; bad; to renege (on promise); to disclaim; to rat (on debts); rascally; to blame; to put the blame on; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
依靠yīkàoto rely on something (for support etc); to depend on
依然yīránstill; as before
依据yījùaccording to; basis; foundation
依照yīzhàoaccording to; in light of
依旧yījiùas before; still
Words With Same Tail Word    
信赖xìnlàito trust; to have confidence in; to have faith in; to rely on
无赖wúlàihoodlum; rascal; rogue; rascally; scoundrelly
达赖dálàithe Dalai Lama; abbr. of 达赖喇嘛
不赖bùlài(coll.) not bad; good; fine
仰赖yǎnglàito rely on
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