干 gàn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

干 (gàn) English Meaning

  • to do (some work)
  • to manage
  • to work
  • tree trunk
  • main part of something
  • capable
  • cadre
  • to kill (slang)
  • to f**k (vulgar)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 你问这个干什么?
    Nǐ wèn zhège gànshénme?
    Why do you ask?
  • 你觉得这事是谁干的?
    Nǐ juédé zhè shì shì shéi gàn de?
    Do you have any idea who would do this?
  • 她列举她所要干的事情。
    Tā lièjǔ tā suǒyào gàn de shìqíng.
    She listed all the things she has to do.
  • 聪明人会羞于干这种事。
    Cōngmíng rén huì xiū yú gàn zhè zhǒng shì.
    A man of sense would be ashamed to do
  • 井干方知水可贵。
    Jǐng gàn fāng zhī shuǐ kěguì.
    Only when the well is dry can we know the value of water.
  • 油漆未干, 请勿触摸。
    Yóuqī wèi gān, qǐng wù chùmō.
    Wet paint, please do not touch.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 gan

干 (gàn): tree trunk; main part of sth; to manage; to work; to do; capable; cadre; to kill (slang); to f**k (vulgar)

  • (gàn): dry

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 干

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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