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下来 Xiàlái

Example involving motion

他走下来给我开门。 Tā zǒuxiàlái gěi wǒ kāimén.
‘He went downstairs and opened the door for me.’

Action until the present point in time

在店里一圈看下来,我最喜欢这个。 Zài diàn lǐ yì quān kànxiàlái,wǒ zuì xǐhuān zhège.
‘Having looked around the whole shop, I like this one most.’

这些钱省下来可以买电脑。 Zhè xiē qián shěngxiàlái kěyǐ mǎi diànnǎo.
‘If I save this money I will be able to buy a computer.’

写下来 Xiě xiàlái 'write down'

把你的号码报一下,我写下来。 Bǎ nǐ de hàomǎ bào yíxià,wǒ xiě xiàlái.
‘Can you please read your phone number out, so I can write it down?’

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