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


Using gàn : hàn (perspiration) gān (liver) gān (pole) gǎn (to overtake) àn (bank) nián (year)
Using dāo : lì (sharp) qián (front) gāng (hard) bié (to leave) dào (arrive)

Different tone

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

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