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开始
Main
English Definitionto begin; beginning; to start; initial
Simplified Script开始
Traditional Script開始
Pinyinkāishǐ
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄞ ㄕˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hoi1ci2
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb, (助动) auxiliary verb
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
kāito 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, 开尔文; abbr. for 开本, book format; ; (to hold (meeting, exhibition, etc.)
shǐto begin; to start; then; only then

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Words With Same Head Word    
开学kāixuéfoundation of a University or College; school opening; the start of a new term
开玩笑kāi wánxiàoto play a joke; to make fun of; to joke
开展kāizhǎnto launch; to develop; to unfold; (of an exhibition etc) to open
开放kāifàngto bloom; to open; to be open (to the public); to open up (to the outside); to be open-minded; unrestrained by convention; unconstrained in one's sexuality
开辟kāipìto open up; to set up; to establish
Words With Same Tail Word    
原始yuánshǐfirst; original; primitive; original (document etc)
伊始yīshǐoutset; beginning
创始chuàngshǐto initiate; to found
倡始chàngshǐto initiate
初始chūshǐinitial; starting (point)
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