Meaning of 敢

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Pinyin: gǎn
English Definition: to dare; daring; (polite) may I venture
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand with a stick striking a beast
Character Formation:
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    • Above to below
      • [ ěr ] ear; to hear, to hear of; handle
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words
勇敢 yǒng gǎn brave; courageous
敢于 gǎn to have the courage to do sth; to dare to; bold in
不敢当 gǎn dāng lit. I dare not (accept the honor); fig. I don't deserve your praise; you flatter me
竟敢 jìng gǎn to have the impertinence; to have the cheek to
胆敢 dǎn gǎn to dare (negative connotation); to have the audacity to (do sth)
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Example Sentences
He is a brave warrior.
I dare not be late again.
The boss is very timid and afraid to make decisions.
Facing reality, we should bravely confront it.
That tower is too high, I dare not go up.