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
But he wouldn't tell me.
I think twins must have a good understanding of each other.
We should actively affirm the efforts of our employees.
I think we're definitely going to lose the game today.
He refused to apologize, which made her very angry.