kè customer; visitor; guest

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

Note

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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