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English Definitionreliable
Simplified Script可靠
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄜˇ ㄎㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ho2kaau3
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
can; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very
kàoto lean against or on; to stand by the side of; to come near to; to depend on; to trust; to fuck (vulgar); traditional military costume drama where the performers wear armor (old)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
可以kěyǐcan; may; possible; able to; not bad; pretty good
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    
依靠yīkàoto rely on something (for support etc); to depend on
倚靠yǐkàoto lean on; to rest against; to rely on; support; backing; back of a chair
停靠tíngkàoto call at; to stop at; berth
哇靠wākào(lit.) I cry!; Oh, bosh!; Shoot!; (Taiwanese 我哭, POJ pr. [goá khàu])
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