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v. to pay (wages); to fire (sb.); (of water) to be boiled; to divide into
Other meanings
[kāi]   v. open; switch on; be on; drive; have (a meeting); write out; to prescribe
[kāi]   m. carat, karat (measurement of purity of gold)
[kāi]   v. open up, reclaim; (of flowers) open out; come loose; run, set up; lift (a ban, restriction)
[kāi]   v. used after a verb to indicate separation or departure, the beginning of an action, spreading, capacity, resignation or popularity
    one (for )
    gate (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
bái kāi shuǐ
n. plain boiled water
kāi gōng zī
phr. pay out wages
tā bèi gōng sī kāi le .
phr. He was fired by the company.
shuǐ kāi le .
phr. The water is boiled.
sān qī kāi
phr. in the proportion of three to seven