See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

可 可 可 可
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Ideogram (指事) – possibly Simplified from , eliminating 大 and using 可 for sound — compare from .

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin), 字源. URL accessed on 2014-02-24.

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 一弓口 (MNR), four-corner 10620, composition)

  1. may, can, -able / -ible
  2. possibly

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 172, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3245
  • Dae Jaweon: page 383, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 567, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+53EF

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping hak1, ho2, Yale hak1, ho2)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ khó (kho2), Hagfa Pinyim ko3)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji ka)

  1. passable

See alsoEdit

SuffixEdit

(hiragana , romaji -ka)

  1. permitted, allowed, licensed

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ga, geuk) (hangeul [[, ]], revised ga, geuk, McCune-Reischauer ka, kŭk)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (ke3), Wade-Giles k'o3)

AdverbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. can, may, able to
    可能 (possibly), 可以 (can)
    他没有家住。 tā méiyǒu jiā kě zhù.
    He had no place to live.
  2. (particle used for emphasis)
    不太知道。 wǒ kě bù tài zhīdào.
    I don't really know.

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. to approve, to permit
    许可
  2. to suit
    可心

Usage notesEdit

In compounds, it allow to turn names and verbs into adjectives.

可吃 (edible), 可爱 (lovely), 可怜 (pitiful)

CompoundsEdit

  • 创可贴 (chuàngkětiē)
  • 可哀
  • 可爱
  • 可悲
  • 可比
  • 可比价格
  • 可鄙
  • 可编程
  • 可变
  • 可变电容器
  • 可变化合价
  • 可变资本
  • 可不
  • 可不是
  • 可怖
  • 可操左券
  • 可乘之机
  • 可持续
  • 可持续发展
  • 可吃
  • 可耻
  • 可达
  • 可待因
  • 可导
  • 可得到
  • 可丁可卯, 可钉可铆
  • 可懂度
  • 可动
  • 可读性
  • 可读音性
  • 可分
  • 可否
  • 可歌可泣
  • 可耕地
  • 可供军用
  • 可共患难
  • 可观
  • 可贵
  • 可好
  • 可恨
  • 可回收
  • 可及性
  • 可嘉
  • 可见
  • 可见度
  • 可见光
* 可食

Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA khó (kho2), khónn (khonn2), khuá (khua2), khóo (khoo2))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(khả, khá, tài)

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 09:23