kān to print; to publish; publication

Made up of [ gàn do; shield; to concern radical 51, dāo knife (radical) radical 18]

Note

The knife radical gives idea of carving while 'gan' gives rough phonetic
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses gàn component: àn (bank) gǎn (to overtake) gān (pole) gān (liver) hàn (perspiration) nián (year)
Also uses dāo component: bié (to leave) cè (toilet) chāo (to exceed) dào (arrive) gāng (hard) jù (drama) lì (sharp) lí (pear) qián (front) shī (lion)

Different tone

kǎn (open box) kǎn (Water) kǎn kàn (look)

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Bàn jīn liǎng [ban jin ba liang]
half catty eight taels
Two equivalent measures
Nothing to choose between two alternatives
Six of one, and half a dozen of the other
Toad

Toad

Culture

Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián 'money, coin' and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.
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