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English Definitioncan; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very
See also see 可汗
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Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄎㄜˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ho2
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic

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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
Words With Same Tail Word    
不可bùkěcannot; should not; must not
宁可nìngkěpreferably; one would prefer to...(or not to...); would rather; (would) be better to; (to pick) the lesser of two evils
非…不可fēi … bùkěhave to be…; must; imperative
许可xǔkěto allow; to permit
认可rènkěto approve; approval; acknowledgment; OK
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