kè customer; visitor; guest

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40, each; every ]


Can be thought of as a slow walking person under a roof - a visitor on vacation
Number of strokes 9

Related characters

Using mián : ān (peace) tā (it) bǎo (jewel) fù (rich) hán (cold) shí (real) zāi (disaster) zì (letter) gōng (palace) song (Song) yuàn (courtyard) yí (proper) xué (cave) róng (to hold) jiā (house) guān (official) dìng (to set)

Sounds same

kè (to be able to)

Different tone

kě (can)

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Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
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