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
How dare you speak to me like that?
How dare you say so?
How dare you say that!?
How dare you do such thing?
What an imagination you have!