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肯:

  1. Archaic: bone on marrow ----> 中肯=essence
  2. Agree, consent
  3. Be willing to, be ready to
  4. Often, tending to

Which of these meanings gives us the word 肯定?

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  • Isn't it obvious? "Agree, consent" (it is a fact) --> certain
    – Tang Ho
    Mar 10, 2022 at 17:31
  • It doesn't seem obvious to me. 肯定 is about a certain probability, not about an agreement between people. Am I missing something?
    – Buddy L
    Mar 10, 2022 at 17:34
  • 2
    定 in 肯定 means settle; 肯定 = agree to settle (on a fact) = certain
    – Tang Ho
    Mar 10, 2022 at 17:38

2 Answers 2

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肯 = meat on the bone. Modern people, do not know this word '肯' meaning

Usually expressed in words, '肯定' and '中肯'

肯定 meaning is sure, definite.

中肯 meaning is middle level definite or Fair determine

中肯 in sentence, 中肯的意見 = appropriate comments

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肯定 means positively "sure/certainly", or "definite/confirm". So the answer is "2".

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