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English Definitioncapability; ability
Simplified Script能力
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄋㄥˊ ㄌㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)nang4lik6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
néngcan; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy; (Chinese surname)
power; force; strength; ability; strenuously; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
能够nénggòuto be capable of; to be able to; can
能源néngyuánenergy; power source
能干nénggàncapable; competent
能量néngliàngenergy; capabilities
能歌善舞néng gē shàn wǔcan sing and dance (idiom); fig. a person of many talents
Words With Same Tail Word    
努力nǔlìgreat effort; to strive; to try hard
有力yǒulìpowerful; forceful; vigorous
用力yònglìto exert oneself physically
风力fēnglìwind force; wind power
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