Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

开 (開) kāi

  1. kāi verb to open
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: In the sense of 开通 (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 1; GHC '开' 2; NCCED 1 '开' 1)
  2. kāi proper noun Kai
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Name 名字
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 n 2; GHC '开' 10)
  3. kāi verb to hold an event
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: For example, 开会 'to have a meeting' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 9; GHC '开' 7; NCCED 1 '开' 12)
  4. kāi verb to drive / to operate
    Domain: Mechanical 机械
    Notes: For example, 开车 'drive a car' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 6; NCCED 1 '开' 3)
  5. kāi verb to boil
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Temperature 温度
    Notes: For example, 开水 'boil water' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 13; NCCED 1 '开' 16)
  6. kāi verb to melt
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Temperature 温度
    Notes: (NCCED 1 '开' 7)
  7. kāi verb to come loose / to break open
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Motion 运动
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 4; NCCED 1 '开' 6)
  8. kāi verb to depart / to move
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Motion 运动
    Notes: (GHC '开' 6)
  9. kāi verb to write
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Writing 写作
    Notes: Such as, to write a prescription, a check, etc (NCCED 1 '开' 13)
  10. kāi verb to issue
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Writing 写作
    Notes: For example, 开工资 'to issue wages' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 15; NCCED 1 '开' 15)
  11. kāi verb to lift restrictions
    Domain: Law 法律
    Notes: (NCCED 1 '开' 9)
  12. kāi verb indicates expansion or continuation of a process
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Used after a verb or an adjective (NCCED 3 '开' 2)
  13. kāi verb to switch on
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: As in switch on machinery or a light (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 4; NCCED 1 '开' 2)
  14. kāi verb to run / to set up
    Domain: Administration 管理
    Notes: As in run a company, in the sense of 建立 'to establish' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 8; GHC '开' 3; NCCED 1 '开' 11)
  15. kāi verb to fire
    Domain: Administration 管理
    Notes: As in fire an employee (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 14; NCCED 1 '开' 17)
  16. kāi verb to eat
    Domain: Spoken Language 口语
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 16; NCCED 1 '开' 18)
  17. kāi verb to clear
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature 大自然
    Notes: Of weather (NCCED 1 '开' 19)
  18. kāi verb to divide
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Process 过程
    Notes: In the sense of 分开 (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 10; GHC '开' 8; NCCED 1 '开' 20)
  19. kāi noun a division of standard size paper
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Writing 写作
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 n 1; NCCED 1 '开' 21)
  20. kāi measure word carat
    Domain: Jewelry 配饰
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 n 3; NCCED 2 '开' 1)
  21. kāi measure word Kelvin
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Temperature 温度
    Notes: A measure of temperature, abbreviation for 开尔文 (NCCED 2 '开' 2)
  22. kāi adverb complement of result
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Often acts as a complement of result expressing that the preceding verb acheives the result of opening or moving something from its original position. For example, 打开、解开等 (ABC 'kāi' 开 ad 1; NCCED 3 '开' 1)
  23. kāi verb to develop land / to reclaim land
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: In the sense of 开发地 'to develop land' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 2; GHC '开' 4; NCCED 1 '开' 8)
  24. kāi verb to reveal / to display
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 展示 (GHC '开' 5)
  25. kāi verb to inspire
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 启发 (GHC '开' 6)

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷八十七 列傳第四十七 蕭惠開 殷琰 Volume 87 Biographies 47: Xiao Huikai, Yin Yan 38
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《龜策列傳》 Biographies of Diviners 35
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷六 本紀第六 孝武帝 Volume 6 Annals 6: Emperor Xiao Wu 28
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷九十五 列傳第五十五 索虜 Volume 95 Biographies 55: Suo Lu 27
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷七十九 列傳第三十九 文五王 Volume 79 Biographies 39: Wen Wuwang 20
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷七十二 列傳第三十二 文九王 Volume 72 Biographies 32: Wen Jiuwang 17
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷七十七 列傳第三十七 柳元景 顏師伯 沈慶之 Volume 77 Biographies 37: Liu Yuanjing, Yan Shibo, Shen Qingzhi 15
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷六十九 趙充國辛慶忌傳 Volume 69: Zhao Chongguo and Xin Qingji 14
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷五 本紀第五 文帝 Volume 5 Annals 5: Emperor Wen 14
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十四 志第十四 職官 Volume 24 Treatises 14: Government Service 14

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
物开 物開 凡物開靜 Guanzi 《管子》 幼官第八 Chapter 8: Young Officials 10
开静 開靜 凡物開靜 Guanzi 《管子》 幼官第八 Chapter 8: Young Officials 10
开阖 開闔 此言聖人之動靜開闔 Guanzi 《管子》 宙合第十一 Chapter 11: Zhou He 8
开闭 開閉 以時開閉 Guanzi 《管子》 立政第四 Chapter 4: Establishing Governance 6
开塞 開塞 明於禁舍開塞之道 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十五 兵略訓 Chapter 15: Military Planning 5
微子开 微子開 以微子開代殷後 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou 4
天方开 天方開 天方開楚 Garden of Stories 《說苑》 卷十二 奉使 Chapter 12: Receiving and Implementing Orders 3
田开 田開 為田開阡陌 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin 3
舍开 舍開 明於禁舍開閉之道 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷八 本經訓 Chapter 8: Base Warp 3
开阡 開阡 為田開阡陌 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin 3