Meaning of 抗

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Pinyin: kàng
English Definition: to resist; to fight; to defy; anti-
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Fighting with bare hands ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ kàng ] high, proud; violent, excessive; skilled; surname
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Example Words
抗战 kàng zhàn war of resistance, especially the war against Japan (1937-1945)
抗日 kàng to resist Japan (esp. during WW2); anti-Japanese (esp. wartime activities)
抗击 kàng to resist (an aggressor); to oppose (a menace)
对抗 duì kàng to withstand; to resist; to stand off; antagonism; confrontation
抗议 kàng to protest; protest
More: 抗* | *抗 | *抗*
Example Sentences
A few people were arrested during the protest.
They decided to unite and fight against the enemy.
He was the first to donate money to support the fight against the epidemic.
She strongly protested against the company's layoff plan.
The students began to occupy the teaching building to protest.