Chinese character 坎 kǎn – pit, hole

  • 1. pit, hole
  • 2. bank (of river)
  • 3 ridge
HSK –
STROKES – 7
RADICAL – 土

Elements  —-  Open mouth 欠 + earth 土.

Phonetic series .

A pictogram of a hole in the earth: the place lacking 欠 earth 土.

垄坎  lǒngkǎn ridge between fields.

In OBC it was a pictogram of a hole in the ground, later can be remembered as a lack of soil. That’s why the sound is different than other characters in this family.

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