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English Definitionto explore; to survey; to prospect (for oil etc); prospecting
Simplified Script勘探
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄢ ㄊㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ham3taam3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
kānto investigate; to survey; to collate
tànto explore; to search out; to scout; to visit; to stretch forward

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
勘察kāncháto reconnoiter; to explore; to survey
勘定kāndìngto demarcate; to survey and determine
勘查kānchávariant of 勘察
勘测kāncèto investigate; to survey
勘界kānjièboundary survey
Words With Same Tail Word    
侦探zhēntàndetective; to do detective work
刺探cìtànto pry into; to spy on; to probe into
包探bāotàndetective (in former times)
坐探zuòtàninside informer; mole; plant
密探mìtànsecret agent; detective; covert investigator
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