The character 貸 means loan and is pronounced as 「dài」 in the fourth tone. Its meaning comes from the components generation 代 and sea shell 貝. Its sound comes from the character 代 dài. It can also be written as 贷.
to lend on interest, to borrow
to substitute, to replace
surname Bei, cowrie, shellfish
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loan + funds
a loan, CL:筆|笔[bi3], to provide a loan (e.g. bank), to raise a loan (from e.g. a bank)
house + loan
letter + loan
credit, borrowed money
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