Meaning of 肯

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Pinyin: kěn
English Definition: to agree; to consent; to be ready (to do sth); willing
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: To stop flexing one's muscles
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhǐ ] to stop, to halt; to detain; to desist
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
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Example Words
肯定 kěn dìng to be certain; to be positive; assuredly; definitely; to give recognition; to affirm; affirmative (answer)
宁肯 nìng kěn would rather...; it would be better...; would prefer
中肯 zhòng kěn pertinent; apropos
首肯 shǒu kěn to give a nod of approval
不肯 kěn not willing
More: 肯* | *肯 | *肯*
Example Sentences
I wonder when you would have spoken, if I had not asked you!
He's too famous to talk to me!" followed quickly by "Oh, look!
Elizabeth excused herself as well as she could; said that she had liked him better when they met in Kent than before, and that she had never seen him so pleasant as this morning.
If he will help us, so much the better.
You should ideally have some experience, or be willing to put in a lot of hours learning at first.