[v] come
 [final particle] have just then been | [國] 來着
(1) It has been suggested that the reading lai4 originates from 來 while lei4 originates from 蒞.
(2) As 嚟 with its 18 strokes is not easy to write, many people prefer to use the standard character 來 which has the same meaning.
Stroke count: 18
Radical: 口 (#30)
This character is used in Cantonese, not Mandarin/Standard written Chinese. 粵
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睇嚟 tai2 lei4 = seem; appear 粵
返嚟 faan1 lai4 ; faan1 lei4 = to return 粵
入嚟 jap6 lei4/lai4 = come in 粵
出嚟 ceot1 lei4/lai4 = to come out; to emerge 粵
上嚟 soeng5 lai4 = to come up 粵
返開嚟 faan1 hoi1 lai4 = to come back towards the speaker but away from the object 粵
埋嚟 maai4 lai4 = to come towards the object here 粵
落嚟 lok6 lai4 = to come down 粵
返上嚟 faan1 soeng5 lai4 = to come back up here 粵
返入嚟 faan1 jap6 lai4 = into...here again 粵
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Showing 10 of 74 examples containing 嚟
When are you coming back?
[the "when" is emphasized by 係 preceding it, and the use of the final particle 㗎. Pronouncing 㗎 as gaa2 would add a sense of reservation or doubt about the situation.]
Are you still coming swimming with me tomorrow?
[Note that the inclusion of 嚟 here implies that you've already made an appointment to go with someone and you're confirming (你想確定). The swimming pool is near you but far from the other person.]
咪郁啦!!你喺到郁嚟郁去我睇唔到前面呀。 粵Show all 74 examples
Don't move!! I can't see the front when you keep moving.
[the meaning of 咪郁 and 唔好郁 is the same basically, but the young people would like to say 咪郁 more than 唔好郁.]
國 : This term is used in Mandarin/Standard written Chinese, not Cantonese.
粵 : This term is used in Cantonese, not Mandarin/Standard written Chinese.
No icon: This term is used in both Cantonese and Mandarin/Standard written Chinese.