khai

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Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of khai – see (“to open; to unlatch; to unfasten; to start; to turn on; to switch on; etc.”).
(This character, khai, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“open”).

Verb[edit]

khai (, )

  1. to declare, to state, to testify
  2. (only in compounds) to open
  3. (only in compounds) to dredge up

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

khai

  1. having the smell of urine
    Amoniac có mùi khai đặc trưng.
    Ammonia has a characteristic urine-like smell.
Related terms[edit]