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可 Kě means 'OK, all right'.

Think of the square as a circle meaning 'OK'. (Curves generally get squared off as in 口 kǒu 'mouth' and 耳 ěr 'ear'.)

Common words: 可以 kěyǐ 'can',  可爱 kěài 'cute'

哥 Gē 'elder brother'

Common word: 哥哥 gēge 'elder brother'

歌 gē

Common word: 唱歌 chànggē 'sing a song'
Originally 欠 qiàn was a picture of a man yawning his head off, but now it means 'to lack'.
















































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