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English Definitionshould; ought to; probably; must be; to deserve; to owe; to be somebody's turn to do something; that; the above-mentioned
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄍㄞ
Cantonese (Jyutping)goi1
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (副) adverb, (助动) auxiliary verb
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该死gāisǐDamn it!; damned; wretched
该亚gāiyàGaea, the Earth Goddess and mother of the Titans
该博gāibóerudite; broad and profound; learned
该当gāidāngshould; to deserve
Words With Same Tail Word    
应该yīnggāiought to; should; must
活该huógāi(coll.) serve somebody right; deservedly; ought; should
不该bùgāishould not; to owe nothing
合该hégāiought to; should
但该dàngāibut this
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