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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
Chinese Definition:
①启,张,把关闭的东西打开:开启。开化。开诚布公。
②分割:对开。三十二开本。
③通,使通:开导。开窍。
④使显露出来:开采(挖掘矿物)。开发。
⑤扩大、发展:开扩。开拓。
⑥发动或操纵:开动。开车。
⑦起始:开始。开宗明义。
⑧设置、建立:开创。开国。开设。
⑨列举,写出:开单子。开发票。
⑩支付:开销。开支。
⑾沸腾,滚:开水。
⑿举行:开运动会。
⒀放在动词后面,表示效果:躲开。
⒁启关闭谢落。

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: Simplified form of 開; hands 廾 lifting the latch 一 of a door
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • one; a, an; alone
    • two hands
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Example Words:
公开指责 [ gōng kāi zhǐ ]: to denounce
伸开 [ shēn kāi ]: to stretch out
公开信 [ gōng kāi xìn ]: open letter
开展 [ kāi zhǎn ]: to launch; to develop; to unfold; (of an exhibition etc) to open
开辟 [ kāi ]: to open up; to set up; to establish
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