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English Definitioncapable; competent
Simplified Script能干
Traditional Script能幹
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄋㄥˊ ㄍㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)nang4gon3
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
néngcan; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy; (Chinese surname)
gàntree trunk; main part of something; to manage; to work; to do; capable; cadre; to kill (slang); to fuck (vulgar)

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Words With Same Head Word    
能够nénggòuto be capable of; to be able to; can
能力nénglìcapability; ability
能源néngyuánenergy; power source
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    
骨干gǔgàndiaphysis (long segment of a bone); fig. backbone
才干cáigànability; competence
树干shùgàntree trunk
罗干luógànLuo Gan
苦干kǔgànto work hard
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