ke4
quarter (hour); moment; to carve; to engrave; to cut; oppressive; classifier for short time intervals

strokes 8
radical
strokes after radical 6
版刻 版刻 ban3 ke4
carving; engraving

碑刻 碑刻 bei1 ke4
inscription on stone tablet

初刻拍案惊奇 初刻拍案驚奇 chu1 ke4 pai1 an4 jing1 qi2
Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part I), first of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初

此刻 此刻 ci3 ke4
this moment; now; at present

此时此刻 此時此刻 ci3 shi2 ci3 ke4
at this very moment

雕虫篆刻 雕蟲篆刻 diao1 chong2 zhuan4 ke4
literary trifles; minor skill

雕刻 雕刻 diao1 ke4
to carve; to engrave; carving

雕刻家 雕刻家 diao1 ke4 jia1
sculptor

雕刻品 雕刻品 diao1 ke4 pin3
sculpture

敦刻尔克 敦刻爾克 dun1 ke4 er3 ke4
Dunkirk, port in northern France

二刻拍案惊奇 二刻拍案驚奇 er4 ke4 pai1 an4 jing1 qi2
Slapping the Table in Amazement (Part II), second of two books of vernacular stories by Ming dynasty novelist Ling Mengchu 凌濛初|凌蒙初

骨刻 骨刻 gu3 ke4
carving in bone

光刻 光刻 guang1 ke4
photolithography

光刻胶 光刻膠 guang1 ke4 jiao1
photoresist (laser etching used in microelectronics)

即刻 即刻 ji2 ke4
immediately; instant; instantly

尖刻 尖刻 jian1 ke4
caustic; biting; piquant; acerbic; vitriolic; acrimonious

尖酸刻薄 尖酸刻薄 jian1 suan1 ke4 bo2
sharp and unkind (words)

精雕细刻 精雕細刻 jing1 diao1 xi4 ke4
lit. fine sculpting (idiom); fig. to work with extreme care and precision

镌刻 鐫刻 juan1 ke4
to engrave

苛刻 苛刻 ke1 ke4
harsh; pitiless

刻板 刻板 ke4 ban3
stiff; inflexible; mechanical; stubborn; to cut blocks for printing

刻版 刻版 ke4 ban3
engraved blocks (for printing)

刻板印象 刻板印象 ke4 ban3 yin4 xiang4
stereotype

刻本 刻本 ke4 ben3
block printed edition

刻剥 刻剝 ke4 bo1
to grab money; to exploit

刻薄 刻薄 ke4 bo2
unkind; harsh; cutting; mean; acrimony; to embezzle by making illegal deductions

刻薄寡恩 刻薄寡恩 ke4 bo2 gua3 en1
harsh and merciless (idiom)

刻不容缓 刻不容緩 ke4 bu4 rong2 huan3
to brook no delay; to demand immediate action

刻毒 刻毒 ke4 du2
spiteful; venomous

刻度 刻度 ke4 du4
marked scale; graduated scale

刻度盘 刻度盤 ke4 du4 pan2
dial (e.g. of a radio etc)

刻骨 刻骨 ke4 gu3
ingrained; entrenched; deep-rooted

刻骨铭心 刻骨銘心 ke4 gu3 ming2 xin1
lit. carved in bones and engraved in the heart (idiom); fig. etched in one's memory; unforgettable

刻骨相思 刻骨相思 ke4 gu3 xiang1 si1
deep-seated lovesickness (idiom)

刻痕 刻痕 ke4 hen2
notch

刻鹄类鹜 刻鵠類鶩 ke4 hu2 lei4 wu4
to aim to carve a swan and get a semblance of a duck (idiom); to fail utterly in trying to copy something; to get a reasonably good, if not perfect, result

刻画 刻畫 ke4 hua4
to portray

刻苦 刻苦 ke4 ku3
hardworking; assiduous

刻苦耐劳 刻苦耐勞 ke4 ku3 nai4 lao2
to bear hardships and work hard (idiom); assiduous and long-suffering; hard-working and capable of overcoming adversity

刻苦努力 刻苦努力 ke4 ku3 nu3 li4
assiduous; taking great pains

刻苦学习 刻苦學習 ke4 ku3 xue2 xi2
to study hard; assiduous

刻苦钻研 刻苦鑽研 ke4 ku3 zuan1 yan2
to study diligently

刻录 刻錄 ke4 lu4
to record on a CD or DVD; to burn a disc

刻录机 刻錄機 ke4 lu4 ji1
disk burner

刻期 刻期 ke4 qi1
variant of 克期

刻日 刻日 ke4 ri4
variant of 克日

刻丝 刻絲 ke4 si1
variant of 緙絲|缂丝

刻写 刻寫 ke4 xie3
inscribe

刻意 刻意 ke4 yi4
meticulous; painstaking; deliberate

刻意求工 刻意求工 ke4 yi4 qiu2 gong1
assiduous and painstaking

刻意为之 刻意為之 ke4 yi4 wei2 zhi1
to make a conscious effort; to do something deliberately

刻印 刻印 ke4 yin4
to engrave a seal; stamp mark; to print with carved type; to leave a deep impression

刻舟求剑 刻舟求劍 ke4 zhou1 qiu2 jian4
lit. a notch on the side of a boat to locate a sword dropped overboard (idiom); fig. an action made pointless by changed circumstances

立刻 立刻 li4 ke4
forthwith; immediate; prompt; promptly; straightway; thereupon; at once

镂刻 鏤刻 lou4 ke4
to carve; to engrave

每时每刻 每時每刻 mei3 shi2 mei3 ke4
at all times; at every moment

铭刻 銘刻 ming2 ke4
a carved inscription

铭心刻骨 銘心刻骨 ming2 xin1 ke4 gu3
engraved in one's heart and carved in one's bones (idiom); to remember a benefactor as long as one lives; undying gratitude

木刻 木刻 mu4 ke4
woodcut

片刻 片刻 pian4 ke4
short period of time; a moment

勤奋刻苦 勤奮刻苦 qin2 fen4 ke4 ku3
diligent; assiduous

顷刻 頃刻 qing3 ke4
instantly; in no time

顷刻间 頃刻間 qing3 ke4 jian1
in an instant

少刻 少刻 shao3 ke4
a short while; soon

深刻 深刻 shen1 ke4
profound; deep; deep-going

时刻 時刻 shi2 ke4
moment; constantly; always

石刻 石刻 shi2 ke4
stone inscription; carved stone

蚀刻 蝕刻 shi2 ke4
to etch; engraving

时刻表 時刻表 shi2 ke4 biao3
timetable; schedule

时刻准备 時刻準備 shi2 ke4 zhun3 bei4
ready at any moment

时时刻刻 時時刻刻 shi2 shi2 ke4 ke4
at all times

无时无刻 無時無刻 wu2 shi2 wu2 ke4
all the time; incessantly

学习刻苦 學習刻苦 xue2 xi2 ke4 ku3
to study hard; assiduous

崖刻 崖刻 ya2 ke4
rock carving; cliff engraving; words carved into cliff face

一刻千金 一刻千金 yi1 ke4 qian1 jin1
time is gold; every minute counts

一时半刻 一時半刻 yi1 shi2 ban4 ke4
a short time; a little while

篆刻 篆刻 zhuan4 ke4
carving a seal