Chinese Traditional: 起來
Chinese Simplified: 起来
Pinyin: qi3 lai2
Zhuyin: ㄑㄧˇ ㄌㄞˊ
English Meaning: 1. (beginning or continuing action) 2. to stand up, to get up 3. (to feel, look, smell, sound or taste) like
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zhe4 bei1 bao1 hao3 zhong4, wo3 ji1 hu1 ti2 bu4 qi3 lai2.
This backpack is so heavy, I can hardly lift it.
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ke3 yi3 qing3 ni3 ba3 chuang1 hu4 guan1 qi3 lai2 ma5?
Could you close the window please?
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wo3 xu1 yao4 ba3 zhe4 xie1 wen2 jian4 ying3 yin4 qi3 lai2.
I need to have these documents photocopied.
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ta1 hua4 zhuang1 qi3 lai2 hen3 piao4 liang4.
She looks very pretty with make-up.
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wo3 xi1 wang4 ka1 fei1 he1 qi3 lai2 he2 ta1 wen2 qi3 lai2 yi2 yang4 xiang1!
I wish coffee would taste as good as it smells!
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qi2 guai4, zhe4 xie1 niu2 rou4 wan2 zi5 chi1 qi3 lai2 xiang4 ma3 rou4!
Strange, these beef meatballs taste like horse meat!
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qing3 ba3 ni3 de5 chou4 wa4 zi5 jian3 qi3 lai2, fang4 dao4 xi3 yi1 lan2 li3.
Please pick up your smelly socks, and put them in the laundry basket.
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Related Words:


1. to rise, to raise, to get up 2. to start, to initiate (action), to launch 3. since (timing) 4. (a measure word for occurrences or events)

Here: to rise, to raise, to get up

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1. to come 2. in order to 3. to take place, to crop up 4. to have 5. future, coming 6. (used to replace another verb)

Here: to come, to come from

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