砍 kǎn – cut

Main meanings:

cut, chop
② cut down

 HSK –

STROKES – 5

RADICAL – 石

Etymology:

Elements  —-  Open mouth 欠 + stone 石. Phonetic series .

A stone 石 knife that leaves a void 欠 when cutting. 

Main Words:

砍柴 kǎnchái cut firewood.

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