ChineseEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

可以

  1. can; may
    可以  ―  Nǐ bù kěyǐ zǒu.  ―  You may not leave.
    這裡可以拍照这里可以拍照  ―  Zhèlǐ kěyǐ pāizhào ma?  ―  May I take pictures here?
  2. can; to be able to
    哪兒可以電話卡 [MSC, trad.]
    哪儿可以电话卡 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zài nǎr kěyǐ nòng dào diànhuàkǎ? [Pinyin]
    Where can I get a telephone card?
    現在科學可以說明許多神秘 [MSC, trad.]
    现在科学可以说明许多神秘 [MSC, simp.]
    Xiànzài kēxué kěyǐ shuōmíng xǔduō shénmì de shì. [Pinyin]
    Science can now account for many mysterious things.
    根據口音可以判斷可能來自下江地區 [MSC, trad.]
    根据口音可以判断可能来自下江地区 [MSC, simp.]
    Gēnjù tā de kǒuyīn kěyǐ pànduàn chū tā kěnéng láizì Xiàjiāng dìqū. [Pinyin]
    From his accent we can infer that he maybe is from the downstream area of the Yangtze River.
  3. ... can be used to ... (usually with ellipsed (zhī, “this”)); literally: (“can”) + (“by; by means of; according to”)

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AdjectiveEdit

可以

  1. passable; pretty good; not bad; all right; OK
    休息可以  ―  Nǐ xiūxi jiù kěyǐ le.  ―  If you rest a while, you'll be alright.
  2. to a great extent
  3. capable; remarkable
    • 小子可以  ―  Nǐ xiǎozǐ kěyǐ a.  ―  (please add an English translation of this example)

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VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

VerbEdit

可以

  1. chữ Hán form of khả dĩ (possible).