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Chinese Vocabulary Term K

Vocabulary Term K

卡通 卡通 ka3tong1 kǎtōng cartoon

开采 開采 kai1cai3 kāicǎi extract ore or some other natural resource from a mine

开除 開除 kai1chu2 kāichú expel; to discharge; to kick out

开阔 開闊 kai1kuo4 kāikuò wide; open (spaces)

开朗 開朗 kai1lang3 kāilǎng outgoing and cheerful; optimistic; carefree; spacious and well-lit

开明 開明 kai1ming2 kāimíng enlightened; open-minded

开辟 開辟 kai1pi4 kāipì open up; to start; to build

开拓 開拓 kai1tuo4 kāituò break new ground (for agriculture); development

开展 開展 kai1zhan3 kāizhǎn begin to develop; to launch

开支 開支 kai1zhi1 kāizhī expenditures; pay; expenses

刊登 刊登 kan1deng1 kāndēng publish in a newspaper; carry a story

刊物 刊物 kan1wu4 kānwù publication; periodical; journal

勘探 勘探 kan1tan4 kāntàn exploration

侃侃而谈 侃侃而談 kan3kan3’er2tan2 kǎnkǎn’értán speak frankly and in measured tones; argue about leisurely and boldly

砍伐 砍伐 kan3fa2 kǎnfá cut down; lop; hew (as a tree)

看待 看待 kan4dai4 kàndài look upon; regard

慷慨 慷慨 kang1kai3 kāngkǎi vehement; fervent; generous

扛 扛 kang2 káng to carry on one’s shoulder

抗议 抗議 kang4yi4 kàngyì to protest; protest

考察 考察 kao3cha2 kǎochá inspect; investigate; analyze

考古 考古 kao3gu3 kǎogǔ archaeology

考核 考核 kao3he2 kǎohé examine; check up on

考验 考驗 kao3yan4 kǎoyàn put to the test; trial

靠拢 靠攏 kao4long3 kàolǒng draw close; close up; move up

科目 科目 ke1mu4 kēmù (school) subject

磕 磕 ke1 kē knock; tap

可观 可觀 ke3guan1 kěguān considerable; impressive

可口 可口 ke3kou3 kěkǒu tasty; taste good

可恶 可惡 ke3wu4 kěwù hateful; abominable; repulsive

可行 可行 ke3xing2 kěxíng feasible

渴望 渴望 ke3wang4 kěwàng wishful; to yearn for; desire

克制 克制 ke4zhi4 kèzhì restrain; take a firm hold on

刻不容缓 刻不容緩 ke4bu4rong2huan3 kèbùrónghuǎn demand immediate action; brook no delay

客户 客戶 ke4hu4 kèhù customer; account; client

课题 課題 ke4ti2 kètí task; problem; issue; question for discussion

恳切 懇切 ken3qie4 kěnqiè earnest; genuine; fair-spoken

啃 啃 ken3 kěn gnaw; nibble; bite

坑 坑 keng1 kēng pit; hole; defraud

空洞 空洞 kong1dong4 kōngdòng empty; hollow; vacuous; devoid of content

空前绝后 空前絕後 kong1qian2jue2hou4 kōngqiánjuéhòu unprecedented and unrepeatable; never to be reduplicated; the first and the last; unmatched; unique

空想 空想 kong1xiang3 kōngxiǎng daydream; fantasy

空虚 空虛 kong1xu1 kōngxū hollow; emptiness; meaningless

孔 孔 kong3 kǒng hole

恐怖 恐怖 kong3bu4 kǒngbù afraid; terror

恐吓 恐嚇 kong3he4 kǒnghè to threaten

恐惧 恐懼 kong3ju4 kǒngjù fear; dread; phobia

空白 空白 kong4bai2 kòngbái blank space; blank

空隙 空隙 kong4xi4 kòngxì crack; gap between two objects

口气 口氣 kou3qi4 kǒuqì tone of voice; manner of speaking

口腔 口腔 kou3qiang1 kǒuqiāng space inside mouth (oral cavity)

口头 口頭 kou3tou2 kǒutóu oral; verbal

口音 口音 kou3yin1 kǒuyīn accent

扣 扣 kou4 kòu to fasten; to button; button; buckle; knot; to arrest; to confiscate; to deduct (money); discount; to knock; put upside down; to smash or spike (a ball); to cover (with a bowl etc); fig. to tag a label on sb

枯萎 枯萎 ku1wei3 kūwěi wither; withered

枯燥 枯燥 ku1zao4 kūzào dry and dull; uninteresting

哭泣 哭泣 ku1qi4 kūqì weep; cry; sob

苦尽甘来 苦盡甘來 ku3jing4an1lai2 kǔjìngānlái sweetness comes after bitterness; the hard times are over and the good times are just beginning

苦涩 苦澀 ku3se4 kǔsè bitter and astringent; pained; agonized; anguished

挎 挎 kua4 kuà carry over one’s shoulder or slung on one’s side

跨 跨 kua4 kuà step across; stride; straddle; to cross

快活 快活 kuai4huo kuàihuo happy; cheerful

宽敞 寬敞 kuan1chang kuānchang spacious; commodious

宽容 寬容 kuan1rong2 kuānróng tolerant; lenient

款待 款待 kuan3dai4 kuǎndài to entertain (guests)

款式 款式 kuan3shi4 kuǎnshì pattern; design; style

筐 筐 kuang1 kuāng basket

旷课 曠課 kuang4 ke4 kuàng kè cut school; be truant from school

况且 況且 kuang4qie3 kuàngqiě moreover; besides; in addition

矿产 礦産 kuang4chan3 kuàngchǎn minerals

框架 框架 kuang4jia4 kuàngjià frame; framework; skeleton

亏待 虧待 kui1dai4 kuīdài treat sb. unfairly

亏损 虧損 kui1sun3 kuīsǔn deficit; (financial) loss

捆绑 捆綁 kun3bang3 kǔnbǎng tie up; bundled

扩充 擴充 kuo4chong1 kuòchōng expand; extend

扩散 擴散 kuo4san4 kuòsàn spread; proliferation

扩张 擴張 kuo4zhang1 kuòzhāng expansion; extension

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