Chinese words with 代 character meaning (HSK)

代表

DAI4, BIAO3
representative, delegate, to represent, to stand for, on behalf of, in the name of

代替

DAI4, TI4
instead, to replace, to substitute (X for Y, or a number in an algebraic expression)

古代

GU3, DAI4
ancient times, olden times

近代

JIN4, DAI4
modern times

年代

NIAN2, DAI4
a decade of a century (e.g. the Sixties), age, era, period

时代

SHI2, DAI4
age, era, epoch, period

现代

XIAN4, DAI4
modern times, modern age, modern era

朝代

CHAO2, DAI4
dynasty, reign (of a king)

代价

DAI4, JIA4
price, cost, consideration (in share dealing)

代理

DAI4, LI3
to act on behalf of sb in a responsible position, to act as an agent or proxy, surrogate

当代

DANG1, DAI4
the present age, the contemporary era

后代

HOU4, DAI4
posterity, later periods, later ages, later generations

交代

JIAO1, DAI4
to hand over, to explain, to make clear, to brief (sb), to account for, to justify oneself, to confess, to finish (colloquial)

历代

LI4, DAI4
successive generations, successive dynasties, past dynasties

世代

SHI4, DAI4
generation, an era, accumulation of years, passing on from generation to generation

新陈代谢

XIN1, CHEN2, DAI4, XIE4
metabolism (biology), the new replaces the old (idiom)