Meaning of 堪

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Pinyin: kān
English Definition: to endure; may; can
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: One with a considerable amount of land
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ shén ] considerably; very, extremely; a great extent
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Example Words
不堪 kān cannot bear; cannot stand; utterly; extremely
堪称 kān chēng can be rated as; can be said to be
难堪 nán kān hard to take; embarrassed
堪培拉 kān péi Canberra, capital of Australia
不堪设想 kān shè xiǎng too horrible to contemplate; unthinkable; inconceivable
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