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char. imperial civil exam or its subjects; article, clause (in laws and regulations); to impose a punishment; words said as part of a classical Chinese opera
Other meanings
[kē]   n. subject of study, department, unit, division; (biology) Family
[kē]   n. division, section, department
    grain
 n/a 
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.
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kē jǔ
n. imperial examination (in ancient China)
chā kē dǎ hùn
v. (of actors) make impromptu comic gestures and remarks, make gags
qián kē
n. criminal record
zuò jiān fàn kē
idiom. to violate the law and commit crimes
jīn kē yù lǜ
idiom. golden laws and precious rules, infallible laws