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English Definitioncan; may; possible; able to; not bad; pretty good
Simplified Script可以
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄜˇ ㄧˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ho2ji5
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (副) adverb, (助动) auxiliary verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
can; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very
to use; by means of; according to; in order to; because of; at (a certain date or place); abbr. for Israel 以色列

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
可能kěnéngmight (happen); can (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps
可是kěshìbut; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
可怕kěpàawful; dreadful; fearful; formidable; frightful; scary; hideous; horrible; terrible; terribly
可怜kěliánpitiful; pathetic; to have pity on
Words With Same Tail Word    
所以suǒyǐtherefore; as a result; so; the reason why
加以jiāyǐin addition; moreover; (used before a disyllabic verb to indicate that the action of the verb is applied to something or somebody previously mentioned); to apply (restrictions etc) to (somebody); to give (support, consideration etc) to (something)
难以nányǐhard to (predict, imagine etc)
予以yǔyǐto give; to impose; to apply
足以zúyǐsufficient to...; so much so that; so that
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