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可以

ChineseEdit

 
can; may; able to; certain(ly); to suit; (particle used for emphasis)
 
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(可以)

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

可以

  1. passable; pretty good; not bad; alright; ok
    休息可以 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Nǐ xiūxi jiù kěyǐ le. [Pinyin]
    If you rest a while, you'll be alright.

VerbEdit

可以

  1. can; may
    可以警告 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    kěyǐ jǐnggào tā. [Pinyin]
    You can't warn him.
    • John 1.7
      这人来,为要作见证,就是为光作见证,叫众人因他可以信。
      Zhè rén lái, wèi yào zuò jiànzhèng, jiùshì wèi guāng zuò jiànzhèng, jiào zhòngrén yīn tā kěyǐ xìn.
      The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
  2. can, be able
    根據口音可以判斷可能來自地區 [MSC, trad.]
    根据口音可以判断可能来自地区 [MSC, simp.]
    Gēnjù tā de kǒuyīn kěyǐ pànduàn chū tā kěnéng láizì xià Jiāng dìqū. [Pinyin]
    From his accent we can infer that he maybe from the lower reaches of the Yangzi River.

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