Chinese words with 开 character meaning (HSK)

KAI1
to open, to start, to turn on, to operate (vehicle)

开始

KAI1, SHI3
to begin, beginning, to start, initial

离开

LI2, KAI1
to depart, to leave

开玩笑

KAI1, WAN2, XIAO4
to play a joke, to make fun of, to joke

开心

KAI1, XIN1
to feel happy, to rejoice, to have a great time, to make fun of sb

公开

GONG1, KAI1
public, to publish, to make public

开发

KAI1, FA1
exploit (a resource), open up (for development), to develop

开放

KAI1, FANG4
to lift (a ban or restriction), to open to the outside world (politics), to open for public use, to come into bloom (of flowers)

开幕式

KAI1, MU4, SHI4
opening ceremony

开水

KAI1, SHUI3
boiled water, boiling water

展开

ZHAN3, KAI1
to unfold, to carry out, to be in full swing, to launch

召开

ZHAO4, KAI1
to convene (a conference or meeting) / to convoke, to convoke, to call together

敞开

CHANG3, KAI1
wide open, to open up

开采

KAI1, CAI3
to extract (ore or other resource from a mine), to exploit, to mine

开除

KAI1, CHU2
to expel

开阔

KAI1, KUO4
wide, open (spaces), to open up

开朗

KAI1, LANG3
spacious and well-lit, open and clear, to open out (onto a wider vista), optimistic, cheerful, carefree, easy-going, open-minded

开明

KAI1, MING2
enlightened, open-minded, enlightenment

开辟

KAI1, PI4
to open up, to set up, to start, to build

开拓

KAI1, TUO4
to break new ground (for agriculture), to open up (a new seam), to develop (border regions), fig. to open up (new horizons)

开展

KAI1, ZHAN3
(begin to) develop, unfold, to start, to launch, to open, to carry out

开支

KAI1, ZHI1
expenditures, pay, expenses

盛开

SHENG4, KAI1
blooming, in full flower