Meaning of 肯

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Pinyin: kěn
English Definition: to agree; to consent; to be ready (to do sth); willing
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
不肯 [ kěn ]: not willing
中肯 [ zhòng kěn ]: pertinent; apropos
假肯定句 [ jiǎ kěn dìng ]: false affirmative
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