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gàn
char. trunk, main part; cadre; able; capability
Other meanings
[gàn]   v. do, work; do... as a profession, work as...
[gān]   adj. dry; empty, void; adoptive
[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
    dry

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
gàn bù
n. cadre
gǔ gàn
n. backbone, mainstay
cái gàn
n. talent, gift
shù gàn
n. tree trunk
tí gàn
v. rise as a cadre
jīng gàn
adj. keen, witted and very capable