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See also sāi, sǎi, and sài

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
sai

Plural
sai

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  1. A handheld weapon with three sharp prongs, used in some Oriental martial arts.

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Basque

Noun

sai

  1. vulture

Estonian

Noun

sai

  1. white bread

Verb

sai

  1. third person singular imperfect indicative of saama (e.g. to get)
    ta sai kingituse (he got a present)

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: sai
  • Rhymes: -ɑi
  • IPA: [sɑi]

Verb

sai

  1. Third-person singular indicative past form of saada.
    hän sai lahjan (he got a present)

Italian

Verb

sai

  1. (informal second-person singular present indicative of sapere) (you) know
    Sai il mio nome - You know my name

Proper noun

Sai (name)

  1. supportive; commonly used as a name

Noun

sai m. pl.

  1. (plural of saio) habits (worn by monks)

Japanese

Romaji

sai (hiragana さい)

  1. : age, year, old
  2. : rhinoceros
  3. 差異: 差違: diversity, difference
  4. : when, in case of
  5. : talent, ability
  6. : re-

Mandarin

Pinyin

sai (form of sai0 or sai5)

  1. : character used in translation

Pinyin syllable

sai

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, sāi, sǎi, or sài.

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.

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