Meaning and pronunciation of 开

Simplified character
Traditional character

Definition

kāi

  • to open
  • to start
  • to turn on
  • to boil
  • to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc)
  • to operate (a vehicle)
  • carat (gold)
  • abbr. for Kelvin, 開爾文|开尔文[Kai1 er3 wen2]
  • abbr. for 開本|开本[kai1 ben3], book format

HSK levels

Components

  • (yī): one
  • (gǒng): two hands

Sentences examples with 开

  • 昨天上午商店开了。
    Zuótiān shàngwǔ shāngdiàn kāile.
  • 因为马上就要开始上课了,所以快进教室。
    Yīn wéi mǎshàng jiù yào kāishǐ shàngkèle, suǒyǐ kuài jìn jiàoshì.
  • 先生,请问您什么时候开始点菜?
    Xiānshēng, qǐngwèn nín shénme shíhòu kāishǐ diǎn cài?
  • 我回开车。
    Wǒ huí kāichē.
  • 我们在开会。
    Wǒmen zài kāihuì.

Words containing 开, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (kāi): to open; to start; to turn on; to operate (vehicle)

HSK 2 vocabulary list

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HSK 6 vocabulary list