The Chinese word 台 has several meanings depending on the context in which it is used. As a noun, it can refer to a platform or a stage. It can also mean table or desk. As a prefix, it is often used to indicate something related to Taiwan. Additionally, it can be used as a measure word for machines or vehicles, such as 一台电视, which means one television set.
Noun: desk, platform
Measure Word: for vehicles, machines, etc.
|我的电视机放在客厅的电视台上||wǒ de diànshìjī fàng zài kètīng de diànshì tái shàng||My TV is on the TV stand in the living room|
|他在台湾学习中文||tā zài táiwān xuéxí zhōngwén||He is studying Chinese in Taiwan|
|这个音乐家在演奏钢琴时，身体微微颤抖着||zhège yīnyuè jiā zài yǎnzòu gāngqín shí, shēntǐ wēi wēi chàndǒu zhe||The musician’s body trembled slightly while playing the piano|
|他的公司在台北市有一座大楼||tā de gōngsī zài táiběi shì yǒu yī zuò dàlóu||His company has a building in Taipei City|
|老师让我们上台表演||lǎoshī ràng wǒmen shàng tái biǎoyǎn||The teacher asked us to perform on stage|
|这个电影是由台湾导演拍摄的||zhège diànyǐng shì yóu táiwān dǎoyǎn pāishè de||This movie was directed by a Taiwanese director|
|我在台北的酒店住了两天||wǒ zài táiběi de jiǔdiàn zhù le liǎng tiān||I stayed at a hotel in Taipei for two days|