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v. open; switch on; be on; drive; have (a meeting); write out; to prescribe
Other meanings
[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
[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.
kāi chē
v. to drive a car, drive
kāi mén
phr. to open the door
kāi dēng
v. turn on the light
kāi ge wǎn huì
phr. to give or throw a party
kāi liè
v. draw up (a list), make a list
kāi dān
v. draw up a list; issue an invoice or receipt
wǒ men de rén shì bù mén hái shì yào kāi huì jué dìng
phr. Our personnel department will hold a meeting to make a decision.
wū lǐ de dēng kāi zhe , dàn shì yí ge rén dōu méi yǒu .
phr. The light is on in the room, but there is not one single person.