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kěn

  1. kěn verb to agree / to consent / to be willing
    Domain: Thought 思想
  2. kěn auxiliary verb to agree / to consent / to be willing
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 肯 is used in this sense as a modal auxiliary verb in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122).

Contained in

肯尼亚肯尼亚先令肯定不肯宁肯肯德基不肯去观音院肯塔基肯塔基州林肯

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 2
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《里仁第四》 Commentary on Li Ren IV 2
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《汲鄭列傳》 Biographies of Ji and Zheng 2
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《范睢蔡澤列傳》 Biographies of Fan Sui and Cai Ze 2
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《淮陰侯列傳》 Biography of the Marquis of Huaiyin 2
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease 1
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin 1
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 1
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor 1
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 1

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
肯邪 肯邪 神人尚肯邪不邪 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
未嘗 《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《山木》 The Tree on the Mountain in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
寡人 《徐無鬼》 Xu Wu-gui in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《釋言》 Explanation of Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
然後 《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
神人 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
神人 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
用力 《里仁第四》 Commentary on Li Ren IV in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 2
以為 《梁惠王章句上》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang I in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
以為 《公孫丑章句下》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou II in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
《滕文公章句上》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong I in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
而後 《滕文公章句下》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong II in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1