Meaning of 康

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Pinyin: kāng
English Definition: healthy; peaceful; abundant
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical: 广
Ideographic: A home 广 with a servant
Character Formation:
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    • 广 [ guǎng ] broad, vast, wide; building, house
    • [ ] subservient; servant
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Example Words
健康 jiàn kāng health; healthy
小康 xiǎo kāng moderately affluent; well-off; a period of peace and prosperity
小康 xiǎo kāng Xiaokang, a Confucian near-ideal state of society, second only to Datong 大同
康复 kāng to recuperate; to recover (health); to convalesce
安康 ān kāng Ankang prefecture-level city in Shaanxi
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Example Sentences
Kang said he thinks Confucianism should be made China's national religion; other scholars insist that it's impossible to simply turn a philosophy into a religion.
Cubicle life might be stable and comfortable, but now that you' ve chosen to travel, to break the mold, so should it be with how you decide to keep fit every day.
The US does not want to appear to go easy on North Korea, but it does not want to fall into the trap of effectively ending denuclearization negotiations, says Prof. Kang.
The research was funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust so it could be better understood how to best take care of hospitalised infants, especially premature babies.
Today, "we work when we want to work and we play when we want to play," Mrs. Kang smiles, her gold teeth glinting in the sun as she sits in the courtyard of her home.