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    lái     to come

Traditional: 來
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Grammar: Verb
Notes: An intransitive verb indicating motion towards the speaker. For example, 你回来啦! 'You have come back!' (Lao She, 2003, p. 176) 来 is used in this sense in both modern and literary Chinese (Kroll '來' 2). 来 is the 11th most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '来' 1; NCCED '来' 1).
Related: 来到Verb-complement phrase
Parent concept: 运动 (Motion)
Topic: Modern Chinese

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