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ㄍㄢ ˋ



干 is a 3 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as gàn in the fourth tone, however it can also be pronounced as gān.

In traditional Chinese the characters , , or may be used instead.

It is made up of the components (one) and (ten).

  • ㄍㄢ ˋ



    • one

    • ˊ



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Take a [gan]der at the SCHOLAR meditating in *down*ward dog position. She says it helps her <DO> her best <WORK>.
by vms5q

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The farmer had to DO WORK from 1 to 10pm.
by Ceruleanlotus

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We found 2 pronunciations for 干


Definitions for 干 pronounced as gān

  • surname Gan
  • dry
  • clean
  • in vain
  • dried food
  • foster
  • adoptive
  • to ignore
  • to concern
  • to interfere
  • shield
  • stem
  • old variant of 乾|干[gan1]
  • variant of 乾|干[gan1]

Definitions for 干 pronounced as gàn

  • tree trunk
  • main part of sth
  • to manage
  • to work
  • to do
  • capable
  • cadre
  • to kill (slang)
  • to fuck (vulgar)


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