Meaning of 甘

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Pinyin: gān
English Definition: sweet; willing
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: Picture of a tongue with marking the sweet spot
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Example Words
甘肃 gān Gansu province, abbr.
甘心 gān xīn to be willing to; to resign oneself to
不甘 gān unreconciled to; not resigned to; unwilling
甘于 gān to be willing to; to be ready to; to be content with; accepting (of restriction, sacrifice, risk etc)
心甘情愿 xīn gān qíng yuàn delighted to (do sth, idiom); perfectly happy to do; most willing to do
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Example Sentences
You might have arguments sometimes, but how would you feel if they weren' t in your life?
It is literally a blessing when you not only encounter each other, know each other and go hand in hand through way after way, however long or short, sweet or bitter.
May: Yes, the Forrest' s experience can encourage the people in trouble.
There was some reluctance in the Pentagon to go that low, but General Shalikashvili believed it was safe to do so, and Bill Cohen backed him.
He did it because he was willing to take big risks on new ideas, and not be satisfied with small innovations fed by market research.