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Meaning of 干

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(Trad.: 乾, 干, 幹)
Total strokes: 3; Radical:
Pictographic: A club or axe
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
Antonyms: 湿
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  • Pinyin: gān

    English Definition: dry; clean; in vain; dried food; foster; adoptive; to ignore; to concern; to interfere; shield; stem
    Chinese Definition:
    ①触犯,冒犯,冲犯:干扰。干涉。干预(亦作“干与”)。森然干霄。
    ②追求,求取,旧指追求职位俸禄:干禄。干仕。
    ③关连,涉及:干系。互不相干。
    ④盾,古代抵御刀枪的兵器:大动干戈。
    ⑤古代用以记年、记月、记日、记时(亦作编排次序)的十个字(甲乙丙丁戊己庚辛壬癸):天干。干支。
    ⑥涯岸,水边:“河之干兮”。
    ⑦个数:若干。
    ⑧没有水分或水分少:干燥。干旱。干枯。干柴。豆腐干。
    ⑨枯竭,尽净:干尽。干杯。
    ⑩徒然,白白地:干着急。
    ⑾指没有血缘或婚姻关系,拜认的亲属:干亲。
    ⑿(干将jiāng)古剑名。

    Example Words:
    干净 [ gān jìng ]: clean; neat
    干杯 [ gān bēi ]: to drink a toast; Cheers! (proposing a toast); Here's to you!; Bottoms up!; lit. dry cup
    饼干 [ bǐng gān ]: biscuit; cracker; cookie; Classifiers:
    干燥 [ gān zào ]: to dry (of weather, paint, cement etc); desiccation; dull; uninteresting; arid
    干脆 [ gān cuì ]: straightforward; clear-cut; blunt (e.g. statement); you might as well; simply
  • Pinyin: gàn

    English Definition: tree trunk; main part of sth; to manage; to work; to do; capable; cadre; to kill (slang); to fuck (vulgar)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①事物的主体或重要部分:树干。躯干。干线。
    ②做:干事。说干就干。
    ③有才能的,善于办事的:干才。干员。干练。
    ④方言,坏、糟:事情要干。

    Example Words:
    能干 [ néng gàn ]: capable; competent
    干活儿 [ gàn huó r ]: erhua variant of 干活
    骨干 [ gàn ]: diaphysis (long segment of a bone); fig. backbone
    干劲 [ gàn jìn ]: enthusiasm for doing sth
    才干 [ cái gàn ]: ability; competence
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