Meaning of 恳

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(Trad.: 懇)
Pinyin: kěn
English Definition: earnest
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
诚恳 chéng kěn sincere; honest; cordial
恳求 kěn qiú to beg; to beseech; to entreat; entreaty
恳切 kěn qiè earnest; sincere
恳请 kěn qǐng to request earnestly
勤恳 qín kěn diligent and attentive; assiduous; sincere
More: 恳* | *恳 | *恳*
Example Sentences
We see on every hand the results of the farmer's toil and forecast in the springtime.
We must face the fact that we might lose the game .
My basic advice is simple and heartfelt: Get the best education you can. Take advantage of high school and college. Learn how to learn.
How shall I answer thy request for love?
Why did you answer so surely?