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kāi(kai1) , qiān(qian1) // pronunciations of 開 in Mandarin Pinyin

Basic information about 開

Unihan definition: open; initiate, begin, start

Number of strokes: 12
Examples of other characters consisting of 12 strokes: , , , , , , , , ,

Radical:  169.4

Frequency rank: 5038

Simplified variant:

English translation (based on CEDICT):

- to open
- to start
- to turn on
- to boil
- to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc)
- to operate (a vehicle)
- carat (gold)
- abbr. for Kelvin, |[Kai1 er3 wen2]
- abbr. for |[kai1 ben3], book format


Unicode code point: U+958B

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