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English

Noun

Singular
gei

Plural
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  1. A martial arts uniform.
    James Henry Littlefield, Sweet Deal: A Trucker Deal Mystery (2003) p. 165:
    I peeled off the sweatshirt and Smith got out of the gei, so we sat there, me in my colorful board shorts, Clarke in a white martial-arts uniform and black belt, Smith in a black Speedo, and Jason in his black muscle-T.
    Jackie Grant Miller, Keeper of the Arts: The Story Begins... (2006) p.17:
    The uniform you see me wearing is called a Gei which all students are required to practice in.

Mandarin

Verb

gei (Pinyin gěi, traditional , simplified )

  1. give

Pinyin syllable

gei

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having the tone, gěi.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Mende

Noun

gei

  1. husk

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