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English Definitionquarter (hour); moment; to carve; to engrave; to cut; oppressive; measure word for short time intervals
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄎㄜˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hak1
Part of Speech(动) verb, (量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic,Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
刻苦kèkǔhardworking; assiduous
刻意kèyìmeticulous; painstaking; deliberate
刻画kèhuàto portray
刻不容缓kè bùróng huǎnto brook no delay; to demand immediate action
刻印kèyìnto engrave a seal; stamp mark; to print with carved type; to leave a deep impression
Words With Same Tail Word    
立刻lìkèforthwith; immediate; prompt; promptly; straightway; thereupon; at once
深刻shēnkèprofound; deep; deep-going
时刻shíkèmoment; constantly; always
此刻cǐkèthis moment; now; at present
雕刻diāokèto carve; to engrave; carving
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