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adj. dry; empty, void; adoptive
Other meanings
[gàn]   v. do, work; do... as a profession, work as...
[gān]   adv. in vain
[gān]   n. dried food
[gān]   char. without water; hollowly, without real meaning; to offend, to interfere; heavenly stem
[gān]   radical. dry
[gàn]   char. trunk, main part; cadre; able; capability
    dry (for )
    second, rank second; second of the ten heavenly stems; used for an unspecified person or thing (for )
    ten (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.
gān zào
adj. dry
gān diē
n. adoptive father
yī fu hái méi yǒu gān ne .
phr. The clothes have not dried.
gān niáng
n. nominally adoptive mother
gān kū
adj. withered, dried-up
gān cǎo
n. cured hay, hay
chuī gān
phr. blow dry
wài qiáng zhōng gān
idiom. to be outwardly strong but inwardly weak