Meaning of 开

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(Trad.: 開)
Pinyin: kāi
English Definition: to open; to start; to turn on; to boil; to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc); to operate (a vehicle); carat (gold); abbr. for Kelvin, 开尔文 , book format
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: Simplified form of 開; hands lifting the latch of a door
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
开始 [ kāi shǐ ]: to begin; beginning; to start; initial; Classifiers:
离开 [ kāi ]: to depart; to leave
开玩笑 [ kāi wán xiào ]: to play a joke; to make fun of; to joke
开心 [ kāi xīn ]: to feel happy; to rejoice; to have a great time; to make fun of sb
开发 [ kāi ]: to exploit (a resource); to open up (for development); to develop
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