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kāi
v. used after a verb to indicate separation or departure, the beginning of an action, spreading, capacity, resignation or popularity
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. to pay (wages); to fire (sb.); (of water) to be boiled; to divide into
    one (for )
    gate (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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.
EXAMPLES
lí kāi
v. leave
dǎ kāi
v. open, unfold
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shì tài duō , rén tài shǎo , dǎo teng bù kāi .
phr. There are too many tasks, but few people. There is no way for deployment.
fēn kāi
v. separate, part, divide
zǒu kāi
v. go somewhere else, get away, go away
jiě kāi
v. untie, undo, unlace; solve (a riddle)
fān kāi
v. open up, open
sōng kāi
v. release, let go, loosen, untie, come loose
tān kāi
v. spread out, unfold
xiǎng kāi
v. avoid dwelling on unpleasant things, accept the situation and move on
chuán kāi
v. (of news, rumor, etc.) spread, get around
chī bù kāi
v. be unpopular; won't work
chī de kāi
phr. be popular, get along all right, be much sought after
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huà méi shuō wán tā jiù kū kāi le .
phr. Before finishing talking, she started crying.
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zhè fáng jiān tài xiǎo le , zuò bu kāi èr shí duō gè rén
phr. This room is too small to seat more than twenty people.