Meaning of 侃

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Pinyin: kǎn
English Definition: upright and honest; cheerful; to chat idly; to boast; to talk smoothly
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: As trustworthy as spring-water
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • Above to below
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Example Words
调侃 tiáo kǎn to ridicule; to tease; to mock; idle talk; chitchat
侃侃而谈 kǎn kǎn ér tán to speak frankly with assurance
侃大山 kǎn shān to chatter idly; to gossip; to boast or brag
侃侃 kǎn kǎn to possess assurance and composure
侃价 kǎn jià to bargain; to haggle with a peddler
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Example Sentences
But it was raining so hard last night I just stayed in the dorm to sit around and shoot the breeze with a couple of friends.