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可能
Main
English Definitionmight (happen); can (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps
Simplified Script可能
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinkěnéng
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄜˇ ㄋㄥˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ho2nang4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (副) adverb, (助动) auxiliary verb
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
can; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very
néngcan; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
可以kěyǐcan; may; possible; able to; not bad; pretty good
可是kěshìbut; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
可靠kěkàoreliable
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    
才能cáinéngtalent; ability; capacity
功能gōngnéngfunction; capability
性能xìngnéngfunction; performance
技能jìnéngtechnical ability; skill
只能zhǐnéngcan only; obliged to do something; to have no other choice
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