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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Example Sentences
The storm left the village in chaos.
Although I was exhausted, I still managed to climb up.
He often feels exhausted because of the great pressure in life.
Taking on too many important matters at once can leave one exhausted.
This calligraphic work is magnificent and can be compared to that of ancient calligraphy masters.