kǎn open box

Note

Picture of a box without a lid
Number of strokes: 2

Radical

Index 17 used in: used in: chū (go out) ; huà (to draw)

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Sounds same

kǎn (Water) kǎn

Different tone

kān (to print) kàn (look)

< Previous kān Next kǎn >

stroke order for 凵
Stroke order for character 凵, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Chinese numbers

Chinese numbers

Language

Learning the numbers in Chinese is easier than in many other languages. In our complete guide to the numbers we include the traditions associated them. Do you know why 4 was unlucky but 8 lucky?
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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