Meaning of 勘

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Pinyin: kān
English Definition: to investigate; to survey; to collate
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (strength) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ shén ] considerably; very, extremely; a great extent
    • [ ] strength, power; capability, influence
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Example Words
勘探 kān tàn to explore; to survey; to prospect (for oil etc); prospecting
勘察 kān chá to reconnoiter; to explore; to survey
勘查 kān chá variant of 勘察
勘测 kān to investigate; to survey
校勘 jiào kān to collate
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Example Sentences
If one day I'll really turned to leave, it's because I was tired, had been unable to your camouflage happy, don't want to let you see exhaustion not survey of me!
The survey shows that the star oscillated in brightness for years before the brilliant flash.
Thanks to its geographic advantages, its advertisement covers the whole Yangtze River delta, and its overall planning and design of exterior and interior view can be said to be first in Asia.
Fourth, to push for positive progress in land boundary settlement, oil and gas exploration and exploitation and fishery cooperation in the Beibu Gulf and joint exploitation of the South China Sea.
It said the exploration projects in question had been terminated before December 2008 and were "relatively small," but it declined to give details of the possible violations.